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European Law (Four - Year Course) with German Law

Our four-year European Law LLB with German Law degree is specifically designed to prepare students for the demands of a global legal market.

Students studying the European Law LLB degree spend the first two years at Warwick University studying undergraduate modules in International, Comparative, European Union and English Law.

At the same time, German Law modules are studied in the German language. These comprise an introduction to the legal system and legal language of the German jurisdiction and German Constitutional Law in the first year, and Private Law in the second year. German Law modules are taught by lecturers qualified in the German jurisdiction, and tuition is held in small groups.

The third year is spent at one of our carefully selected partner universities in Germany:

In addition, on registering with the German university itself and on completion of a dissertation, students have the opportunity of obtaining a German Masters' Degree.

In the fourth year of their studies, students return to Warwick and complete their LLB degree by focussing on English domestic law.

Warwick Law School aims to maximise the benefit students gain from their foreign experience by providing a thorough preparation during the first two years and by paying pastoral visits during the year abroad and being approachable for all queries.

Students receive financial support towards travel and maintenance costs during their year abroad under the ERASMUS programme.


Students are required to study:-

Year One

European Law students take the same modules as other First Year students, but with an additional language module in 'German Legal Language':

Year Two

European Law students again follow the same modules as other Second Year students, but additionally take 'Law and Policies of the European Union' and 'German Law', a module focussing on the German contemporary legal system, and taught entirely in German. You will also continue to take language classes, arranged by the Language Centre.

Year Three
Whilst abroad, students have a wide choice of options limited only by any advice they may receive from their host university and by the constraints of the timetable. Students in the past have taken modules such as 'Kriminologie', 'Latein für Juristen' and 'Rechtsvergleichung'.

Year Four
European Law students return to Warwick University to take LA307 Law of Trusts and further optional modules.


For more information, please contact Susanna Pinkney.