LLB (Hons) / LLM

European Law

  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught / Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Full-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: September 2017
  • Course duration: 3 years
  • Entry requirements during Clearing may differ from those published in the 2017 prospectus, please call our Clearing Hotline on 0115 848 6000 to discuss.

This exciting and intensive dual degree enables you to gain a Qualifying Law Degree as well as a Masters in Law (LLM) from Radboud University in the Netherlands in just three years.

During the course you will study European Law in-depth for two years at Nottingham Trent University, then in your third year you will complete the LLB in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, at Radboud University, where you will be awarded the additional masters qualification. We believe that your experience living in another culture during your year abroad will develop your view of Law from a truly international perspective.

Why study this course?

  • It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
  • Opportunity to gain a Qualifying Law Degree and a Masters in Law in just three years.
  • You will spend your final year at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands with all teaching delivered in English.
  • You can take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
  • You will benefit from our renowned expertise in mooting. You will take a mooting module and can get involved in international and national mooting competitions for which we have a winning track record.
  • You can join our thriving Law Society, LEX, and get involved with a range of sporting, social and networking activities.
  • You will study in outstanding facilities, including a suite of authentic mock courtrooms and mooting rooms.
  • Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
  • 96% of our undergraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2015-16).

What you'll study

This course incorporates a number of exciting features that will help you to stand out from the crowd when you graduate. In the first two years you will study core modules at Nottingham Law School, required for the award of a Qualifying Law Degree. These are complemented by Public Law, Human Rights and European Union Law modules, which provide an ideal basis for more specialist study in Year Three. In your final year (subject to obtaining a 2.1 level average in your Year Two assessments) you will have the unique experience of living and studying abroad at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Here you will study specialist European Law modules, leading to the qualification of a Master’s degree in European Law in addition to your LLB degree.

Radboud University Nijmegen is the founding father of the International Research Universities Network (IRUN) – a group of universities that are well known for the international quality of their research and education. All teaching is in English, so you do not need any additional language skills to undertake this course.

  • Year One

    Law of Contract and Problem Solving

    This module develops your knowledge and understanding of the law of contract covering a range of topics including: underlying theories, terms, remedies and problem solving to develop students ability to apply the law and solve legal problems.

    Law of Torts and Case Analysis

    The Law of Torts and case analysis module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of The Law of Torts and develop your ability to derive relevant legal reasoning from case law and to assess the merits of such legal reasoning. The module covers negligence, liability, nominate torts and case analysis skills.

    Legal Method

    The Legal Methods module introduces you to the concept and classification of law. To produce graduates with knowledge and understanding of the English and Welsh legal system and of common law legal systems generally.

    Public Law and Human Rights

    This module develops your understanding of constitutional law with particular reference to the main institutions of the state. You will explore the power relationship between the individual and the state and the legal protection of the liberties and fundamental rights of the individual within the UK. You will also develop your understanding of the law and practice of Judicial Review.

    European Union Law with Group Presentation Skills

    This module will provide you with an international perspective combining commercial, political and social elements within a core legal context, whilst developing your knowledge and understanding of European Union Law. As well as your ability to apply the law and to solve legal problems, you will also practise and develop team-working and communication skills.

  • Year Two

    Criminal Law with Mooting

    To provide you with the opportunity to develop analytical, evaluative and application skills in the context of the criminal law, in particular through the development and practice of mooting skills, and to enhance your employability. In order to achieve this the module covers a range of topics including: general defences, theft and fraud and mooting.

    Land Law and Professional Advice

    To develop your knowledge and understanding of property law with an emphasis upon real property. To develop your ability to apply rules in order to solve legal problems in relation to land ownership. In order to achieve the above outcomes this module explores a range of topics including: the nature of land, estates and interest in land and the concept of the trust.

    Law of Trusts and Applied Legal Analysis

    This module helps to enable you to acquire high-level knowledge and understanding of the Law of Trusts; developing students ability to examine decided cases in detail. The module covers a range of topics including classification of property, generation of property and management of properties.

    Commercial Law and Negotiation

    To enable you to gain knowledge and understanding of commercial law within a practical and business context, developing your ability to apply the law and so solve contemporary legal problems. This is achieved by covering a range of topics including: the transfer of property and risk, title conflicts and agency and authority.

    Human Rights

    To develop your knowledge and understanding of human rights in an international context and appreciation of the social and political context of human rights covering topics such as nature of human rights, right to life and right to a fair trial.

  • Final year

    Select one of three pathways:

    European Law Advanced Pathway

    Compulsory Modules (3)

    • European Competition Law
    • Advanced Notions of Int. and European Law
    • EU External Relations Law

    Optional Modules (3)
    Students must choose at least one marked *

    • European Internal Market law *
    • Judicial Protection in the EU *
    • European Law Moot Court Competition *
    • International Moot Court Competition *
    • International and Comparative Copyright law
    • International/European Tax Law
    • European Employment Law
    • European Immigration Law
    • European Legal History
    • International Arbitration
    • International Individual Criminal Responsibility
    • Key concepts in the philosophy of Law
    • Law and Society
    • European Public Procurement Law

    Human Rights and Migration Pathway

    Compulsory Modules (3)

    • Protection of Human Rights in International Law
    • Advanced Notions of Int. and European Law
    • European Immigration Law

    Optional Modules (3)
    Students must choose at least one marked *

    • Public International Law Advanced *
    • European and Comparative Refugee law *
    • EU External Relations Law *
    • Judicial Protection in the EU *
    • European Law Moot Court Competition *
    • International Moot Court Competition *
    • European Employment Law
    • European Public Procurement Law
    • International Arbitration
    • International criminal responsibility
    • Comparative Constitutional law
    • European Legal History
    • Key concepts in the philosophy of Law
    • Law and Society

    European Business Law Pathway

    Compulsory Modules (3)

    • European Competition Law
    • Advanced Notions of Int. and European Law
    • European and Comparative Company Law

    Optional Modules (3)
    Students must choose at least one marked *

    • Principles of Finance and Secured Transactions *
    • EU External Relations Law *
    • European Law Moot Court Competition *
    • European Internal Market Law *
    • Public International Law Advanced *
    • International/European tax law
    • International Arbitration
    • International and Comparitive Copyright law
    • European Employment Law
    • European Public Procurement Law
    • European Immigration Law
    • European Legal History
    • European Private Law
    • Judicial Protection in the EU
    • Key concepts in the philosophy of Law
    • Law and Society

    Each Pathway further requires a written thesis on a subject within the field of European Law.

Course specification

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Gain an LLB and a Masters in Law in just three years.

How you’re taught

Each module is delivered through a series of lectures and linked seminars that provide you with the opportunity to enhance your understanding through further reading and debate. You will also make use of eLearning activities and will focus on project work and the application of your legal knowledge as the course progresses.

How will I be assessed?

Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed by a diverse range of methods that reflect the skills required. You will take part in:

  • oral presentations
  • mooting exercises
  • case analysis
  • research projects
  • group projects
  • problem-solving assignments
  • both seen and unseen examinations.

Each of the pathways studied in the final year at Radboud requires a written thesis on a subject within the field of European Law. The thesis brings together a range of advanced legal skills and provides an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the University Language Programme.

Learn from the experts

The majority of our teaching staff are professionally qualified and experienced solicitors or barristers and are experts within their research fields, ensuring that you will be taught with a real-life context and a focus upon practical relevance and impact.

Our staff have won a number of awards including:

  • Matthew Homewood has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education. This was in recognition for his use of technology and making a real difference to the student experience.
  • Melanie King and Edward Mosley, members of the Law School Employability Team have been nominated by students for the Outstanding Teaching 2016 – Student Support Award. Edward Mosley went on to win the award.
  • Senior Lecturer and Pro Bono Director Nick Johnson also won an Outstanding Teaching Award, voted for by students in recognition of his teaching and support for volunteer projects in the Law School.

Spend a year studying at Radboud University Nijmegen, rated as one of the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2015-2016).

Careers and employability

Your career development

A Law degree is highly valued and provides a solid foundation for a variety of careers. 96% of our undergraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2015-16).

If you complete your LLB with us and gain a 2.2 or above we will guarantee you a place on our excellent LLM Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors. If you are interested in a career as a barrister there is also the opportunity to progress on to our highly-regarded LLM Bar Professional Training Course.

A Law degree doesn't just have to lead to a career as a solicitor or barrister however. On our LLB course you will gain a host of transferable skills including an international perspective and an appreciation of the law that many employers will value, both in the UK and overseas. In the last few years our graduates have gone on to positions including:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • In-house Counsel
  • Trade Mark Attorney
  • Trade Union Consultant
  • Freedom of Information Adviser
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Investment Banker
  • Auditor
  • Victim Support Caseworker
  • Review and Features Editor
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Business Development Manager
  • Sports Marketing Analyst.

The additional Radboud Masters award in European Law provides an excellent basis for an international legal career. Graduates are ideally equipped to work as lawyers with international law firms, national governments, European institutions and agencies, universities, multinationals and Non Governmental Organisations.

Excellent placement opportunities

You will find the work experience associated with this course invaluable in today's employment market. This is because you will gain vital real-life skills that will make you stand out from the crowd.

We will encourage you to get relevant work experience during the vacations. You will achieve our Certificate in Professional Practice if you successfully undertake ten weeks' relevant work experience. This qualification will:

  • look good on your CV
  • demonstrate you have developed practical skills and work-based competencies.

You will be responsible for organising your own placements with the support of the University. You will receive an introduction to the Certificate and advice on securing placements in the first year.

You can also work towards the University's Acceler8 Employability Award. This has been designed to provide formal recognition for everything you achieve outside of your studies.

96% of our undergraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2015-16).

Further information on facilities

Ask us about pro bono opportunities for students at our Legal Advice Centre.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 4262

Email: nls.legaladvicecentre@ntu.ac.uk

Students have the opportunity to practise pro bono in the Legal Advice Centre, our onsite teaching law firm.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A levels: ABB; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DDM; or
  • 128 UCAS Tariff points from 3 A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSE Maths or Science and English grade C.

The UCAS Tariff

The UCAS Tariff has changed for 2017 entry. In the new tariff, the numbers awarded to qualifications are very different. So, whereas previously a B at A-level was worth 100 points, in the new tariff it is now 40 points. Sound confusing? Don’t worry. We’ve created this calculator to help you work it out.

What are we looking for?

  • A levels: ABB; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DDM; or
  • 128 UCAS Tariff points from 3 A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSE Maths or Science and English grade C.

The UCAS Tariff

The UCAS Tariff has changed for 2017 entry. In the new tariff, the numbers awarded to qualifications are very different. So, whereas previously a B at A-level was worth 100 points, in the new tariff it is now 40 points. Sound confusing? Don’t worry. We’ve created this calculator to help you work it out.

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation course page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our international team for advice.

How to apply

We've created application guidance pages to help you with the applying process. If you find yourself struggling at all, try these pages and hopefully you'll find the answers you're looking for.

Your personal statement is a really important part of your application. It’s your chance to convince us why we should offer you a place! For hints and tips on what to write, take a look at our page on how to write a good personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can apply directly to NTU for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year. If you are applying to more than one UK university you must apply through UCAS.

Apply as early as you can so that you have time to prepare for your studies. You may need a visa to study here, so you need to plan this into your application.

For a step-by-step guide on making an application to NTU, please visit our how to apply page. Here you will be able to find information on applying for a visa.

Struggling to write your personal statement? We have prepared a helpful guide for this too.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process - so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Further information on how to apply

Need help with your application?

Contact our NTU Admissions Team.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 4200

Email: applications@ntu.ac.uk

The Apply button at the top of this page will take you through to the UCAS website.

Fees and funding

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

For more information on these and other opportunities for funding please visit our international scholarships page.

For information on how to pay your fees to the University please visit our international fee payment page.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

Further information on fees and funding

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

Email: financial.support@ntu.ac.uk

The 2016 student living index now lists Nottingham in the top ten of most cost-effective student cities (Natwest Student Living Index 2016).

Still need help?

NLS Enquiries
+44 (0)115 848 4460