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M108 Law (4 years) Study Abroad in English (Full-Time)

Why study Law at Warwick?

Those choosing this course will follow the same programme as students on our three-year LLB course, but will spend their third year studying at one of our partner universities offering courses taught in English. We have links with overseas universities in many exciting parts of the world and past students have spent a year in Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Hungary, Italy or Hong Kong. In your year abroad you will take an approved group of modules at your chosen university, on which you will be examined locally.

You will then return to Warwick to complete your final year, in which you can submit a dissertation in place of a full or half module.

A level AAA

International Baccalaureate 38 points.

Other Qualifications We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page. We do not require applicants to have passed the LNAT.

Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with Distinction grades in Level 3 units. Substantial study of Law is highly recommended.

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

General Studies/Critical Thinking General Studies/Critical Thinking – normally excluded from offers

Further Information

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

Departmental Open Days Applicants offered conditional or unconditional places will be invited to attend a Departmental Open Day, normally held on a Wednesday in late February, mid-March and early May. Click here for more information about visiting us.

How will I be taught?

Each module usually has two lectures per week, plus regular seminars which offer opportunities for legal problem solving and discussion of ethical or policy issues relating to the law. Staff also have regular office hours in which you can discuss issues outside the seminar setting. We employ a range of innovative teaching methods, such as performance based learning, reflective journals and dramatised dissertations.

Our contextual approach to law means that we ask for consistent work and for your full commitment throughout the course. In return, we will give you all the support and advice needed to help you realise your full potential.

How will I be assessed?

We offer a variety of assessment methods, with emphasis placed on continuing assessment through class tests, essays and other formative and summative written work. You can also choose to weight your degree towards either examinations or essays.

This four year law programme offers students the opportunity to spend a year studying abroad at one of our partner Universities. The course is taught in English and therefore there is no language requirement. It is an excellent opportunity for students to live and study under another jurisdiction and widen their breadth of knowledge and cultural understanding. Students follow the same diet of modules as those on the 3-Year LLB, with the year abroad taking place in their third year.

Currently the Law School has ERASMUS links with the following universities that offer certain modules in English:

We also have links outside Europe (and therefore outside the ERASMUS scheme)

Useful Links

Warwick University International Office
Further information on ERASMUS

For further information, please contact

The European programmes are funded by Erasmus grants. Students under the Erasmus scheme do not have to pay fees at the host institution, as they remain registered at their home institution.

Course Regulations

Scheme of Study

Four years full-time study leading to the degree of:

  • LLB (Honours) or
  • LLB (Pass) or
  • LLB (Honours) (QD) - Qualifying Degree status (QD) indicates professional recognition

Students will spend the third year at a university in another country with which the University has a formal exchange agreement and which offers modules taught in English. Students must take modules to a total of 60 ECTS points.

Students studying abroad are required to take such modules at the host university as the Law School may designate from time to time.

Module Options by Year
Qualifying Degree
Non-Qualifying Degree
Examination Scheme

Most modules given by the School of Law are examined by a combination of invigilated examination and course work. A small number of modules are assessed solely by coursework. In some modules the proportion of work assessed by examination is fixed, but in others candidates may choose, subject to the overall limit on assessment, different proportions of assessed work. Where the proportion of examined work is variable, the length of the invigilated examination usually varies accordingly.

Up to 55% of a candidate's work may be examined by assessment. Any candidate who wishes to exceed this limit must apply to the School of Law for special consideration. If the School approves the application it will be submitted for consideration by the Examinations Committee of the Senate.

Many invigilated examinations in Law are preceded by 15 minutes reading time. Some examinations also provide material for students' use (statutes, treaties, cases, etc.).

Year Weightings
  • First Year 0% - 120 CATS
  • Second Year 33.3% - 120 CATS
  • Third Year 33.3% - 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
  • Fourth Year 33.3% - 120 CATS
  • Warwick Law School is one of the leading law schools in the world, ranked in the top 100 globally in the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016 and renowned for its high-quality teaching and research.
  • We pioneered – and continue to apply – a unique approach to the study of law: one that is contextual, comparative and international. Our approach provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to become solicitors or barristers, examining the impact of economic, cultural and political change on the law, as well as exploring the critical role the law can play in improving social and economic conditions in modern societies.
  • Variations on our LLB present opportunities to study law in several non- UK jurisdictions around the world (in French, German or English). This is complemented by Warwick-based teaching by that draws on the expertise of staff who have first-hand experience of teaching and practising law in over 15 non-UK jurisdictions.
Professor Paul Raffield
School of Law
Matt Esan
3rd year undergraduate
Why study at Warwick?
A view from our academics
Degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Entry Requirements
A level: AAA
IB: 38 points
Mode of Study
4 Years