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(European) Law with Italian LLB (Hons)

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Course facts

  • UCAS code: M107
  • Bangor code: LLB/LIE
  • Course length: 4 years

Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live. This (European) Law with Italian course programme provides a liberal education in Law, or in Law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish to progress to careers in the legal professions.

You can combine the study of Law with a range of subjects. Approximately two-thirds of the curriculum will focus on Law and one-third on the other subject. All are LLB degrees and all have been accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council as Qualifying Law Degrees (QLD). This status denotes that Bangor LLB graduates have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England and Wales, and may enter directly onto Legal Practice Courses (LPC) to become solicitors or the Bar Practice Training Course (BPTC) to become barristers.

In the Law with French/German/Italian or Spanish degree, the European language may be studied from beginner and intermediate level when combined with Law.

Lawyers with additional linguistic skills are in high demand. Recognising this, we have developed a suite of programmes in Law with a European Language enabling you to undertake a 4-year programme combining the study of a European Language with a Qualifying Law Degree. The language may be studied from beginners and intermediate level when combined with Law.

Law with a European Language enables you to develop linguistic skills and knowledge of continental legal systems to meet the needs of legal practice within the European Union. These schemes last for four years, including a whole year abroad in the third year studying law and developing language proficiency at a leading university in Europe.

These partner university placements are operated through the European Commission Erasmus exchange programme. An Erasmus study grant is available to participating students for the duration of the placement. Details can be found at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/erasmus/index

During the third year abroad, you study Law at the partner universities and learn the fundamentals of law, basic legal skills and develop proficiency in the European language. This involves gaining inside knowledge of the legal system, learning to deal with legal issues, interpreting legal rules and employing techniques of legal reasoning - and all done competently in the chosen language. This set of knowledge and skills substantially increases your future work prospects.

A range of modules in the chosen language is undertaken in conjunction with the compulsory modules in Law.

This degree is accredited by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Recognition by the Bar Council of India

Bangor University is one of a small number of UK Universities whose LLB degrees are recognised by the Bar Council of India.

What does this mean?

Students who complete an LLB degree from Bangor University will have their degree recognised for professional purposes and may enter the legal profession in India.

How does this work?

If a student completes one of the following study combinations, the degree will be recognised the same as if the LLB degree had been completed in India:

  1. Three year LLB in Law at Bangor University after completing a three year BA/BSc/BCom/BBA in India;
  2. Three year LLB in Law at Bangor University followed immediately by a 1 year LPC/BPTC professional UK Law training programme, followed by a training contract in the UK with a law firm (2 years) or Barristers Chambers (1 year);
  3. Four year LLB with a Continental Language at Bangor University, followed by EITHER a 1 year LPC/BPTC professional UK Law training programme OR a LLM Masters degree in Law at Bangor University.

Entry requirements

  • 280-320 points (normally excluding General Studies).
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification is accepted.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate.
  • IELTS 6.5 (international candidates).
  • We consider mature students with relevant experience on individual merit.
  • Access applicants are welcome.
  • Other Legal qualifications also accepted.

Career Prospects

All of the LLB degrees are Qualifying Law Degrees, allowing graduates to proceed directly to the vocational stage of professional training to become barristers or solicitors. A degree in law is also a highly-valued qualification for entry into other careers, including government, industry and commerce. Lawyers with additional language skills are greatly in demand.

For more on studying degree courses see our Study at Bangor section.

In compulsory modules you will usually have 2 hours of lectures every week and one hour-long tutorial every fortnight, while in optional courses tuition is by means of weekly seminars, 2 hours in length. Reading and library-based research are required before tutorials and seminars. Written essays and/or class tests are also set.

Final assessment is by means of examinations in the first and second years, but independently-researched essays and the dissertation on a legal subject of your own choice contribute to assessments in the final year.

What will I study?

You will study the seven foundation subjects to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree plus additional legal and/or non-legal subjects which allow for specialisation. You will be encouraged to study in areas which complement your chosen degree scheme.

The Foundations of Legal Knowledge are:

  • Public Law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Criminal Law
  • Obligations (including Contract, Restitution and Tort)
  • Property Law
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts
  • Legal Research

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Public Law
  • Contract Law
  • Introduction to Law
  • Legal Skills

40 credits from:

  • Intermediate Italian I
  • Intermediate Italian II
  • Italian for Beginners I
  • Italian for Beginners II

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Italian Language 1
  • European Union Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Tort
  • Equity and Trusts

Year 3

Study Abroad:

  • Study in Italy

Year 4

Compulsory modules:

  • Italian Language 2
  • Land Law
  • International Law of Human Rights

20 credits from:

  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • All degrees have Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) status denoting that Bangor LLB graduates will have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England and Wales.
  • As all Bangor LLB degrees have QLD status, graduates may enter directly onto Legal Practice Courses (LPC) to become solicitors or Bar Vocational Courses (BVC) to become barristers.
  • Bangor LLB degree holders are eligible to take the Law Society of Ireland entrance exams: FE-Is.
  • The degrees address the British, European and global dimensions of contemporary legal development.
  • The degrees allow you to specialise as well as to cover a broader range of options.
  • You can choose to have tutorials in all of the foundation subjects in either English or Welsh.
  • We have a dedicated and well-resourced Law library.
  • 10% of the School's students achieve 1st class honours degrees.
  • If neither English nor Welsh is your first language, you can study Law with Professional English to refine your legal linguistic skills.
  • Bangor is the only institution in north Wales to offer a Law degree and has committed major resources to develop the subject.
  • The Law (LLB) degree is taught by bilingual staff with a wide range of expertise in the subject.

Contact us:

Bangor Law School's Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0) 1248 382085
E-mail: law@bangor.ac.uk

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