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Law with German Law (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)


What will I learn?

Our four-year Law with German Law is specifically designed to prepare you for the demands of a global legal market. The courses include a year abroad studying at a university in Germany and are aimed at those with a strong grasp of the German language.

Throughout your studies you will develop an excellent understanding of core legal principles of both the English and the German legal systems, while examining the law from a modern, international and critical perspective. You will gain insight into the impact on the law of cultural, economic and political
developments, and learn how law affects everyday life in the UK, Germany and beyond. You will develop advanced legal, research, independent learning and writing skills, becoming a confident communicator who is able to participate fully in debates and to present your ideas clearly, both in English and in German.

You will spend your first two years at Warwick, studying modules alongside students on our Law LLB course to develop a thorough grounding in English Law. In addition you’ll take Law modules related to your chosen country in German, taught in small groups by lecturers qualified in the German jurisdiction. Your third year is spent at one of our partner universities in your chosen country of study. Currently these are in Konstanz, Saarbrücken and Berlin (Germany). Thorough preparation for your year abroad and careful supervision while you are away ensure you’ll gain the maximum benefit from your time overseas. For the fourth and final year of your studies you will return to Warwick, and most students will study Law of Trusts alongside your choice of module options.

If you’re studying Law with German Law (LLB), some of our partner universities offer the opportunity for you to obtain an LLM in German Law if you register with the German university and complete a dissertation.

How will I learn?

For each module you’ll usually have 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 advice and feedback 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. Depending on module choice, you may be able to weight your degree towards either examinations or essays.

Studying abroad

This course and our LLB with French or German Law courses have an integral year abroad, in which you will study approved law modules at one of our partner universities.

    Entry Requirements

    A level AAA, to include German

    International Baccalaureate 38 points, to include 6 in Higher Level German

    These offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

    Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

    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 Warwick IFP for more information.

    We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other recognised qualifications.

    Further information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

    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. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

    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.

    What modules could I study?

    First year core modules may include Introduction to the Law of Property Relations; Criminal Law; The Modern English Legal System; Introduction to Legal Theory; Tort Law; Introduction to German Law and Methodology.

    Second year core modules may include General Principles of Constitutional & Admin Law; Foundations of EU Law; Law and Policies of the European Union; Contract Law; German Law.

    Third year will be spent abroad, at one of our partner universities in Berlin, Konstanz or Saarbrücken (Germany). Fourth year core modules may include Law of Trusts.

    Examples of elective modules may include International Law; Social Theory of Law; Introduction to Competition Law; Comparative Criminal Justice; Human Rights in Practice; Foundations of European Law; Law and Policies of the European Union; Origins of English Law; Law of Labour Relations; Law of Business Organisations; Comparative Human Rights; Medicine and the Law; Gender and the Law; Shakespeare and the Law; Conflict of Laws in a Commercial Context; Child Law and Global Intellectual Property Law & Policy, to name a few.

    More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Law website.

    *The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

    What careers can a Warwick degree in Law with German Law lead to?

    Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Allen & Overy, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Westminster City Council, Royal Bank of Scotland.

    Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Advocate, Trainee Solicitor, Funding and Bid Co-ordinator, Risk Analyst, Litigation Paralegal.

    As this is a new course which will admit its first cohort in October 2017, the information to inform an accurate KIS widget for Law with German Law at Warwick is not available. Please visit the Unistats website for more information.

    Essential information

    Entry Requirements
    A level:
    AAA, to include German
    IB: 38 points, to include 6 in Higher Level German

    UCAS Code


    4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad

    Department website

    School of Law

    Student Blogs

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    Location of study
    University of Warwick, Coventry

    Tuition fees
    Find out more about fees and funding

    Other course costs
    There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

    For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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    This information is applicable for 2018 entry.