School of Law

Law with European Law LLB/BA

The Law with European Law degree is a four-year degree offered by the School of Law.

If you are currently registered on the three-year LLB Law or BA Law programmes, in the first term of your second year you can apply for transfer to one of the School of Law’s four-year degree programmes.

The first, second and fourth years are spent in Nottingham in the normal way, doing the normal LLB Law or BA Law course. Year three is spent studying law in a university in another country in Europe.

European Law

Please note: The degree is not direct entry. Applications are invited in the first semester of year two for transfer to the programme.


Benefits of studying abroad

The programme provides students with an opportunity to study a different legal system and its law in a different educational environment. It should offer a remarkable educational and cultural experience for them.

Students participating in the programme have proved to be very attractive to employers and, in particular, to the leading international firms of solicitors.

About the universities

All law schools in the programme are among the best law schools. For instance, University of Vienna, University of Copenhagen, University of Tilburg, and University of Ghent have excellent reputations for teaching and research and offer first-rate facilities. They have extensive programmes of international student exchanges.

Our programmes have now run for well over 15 years. In that time, over 200 students have spent a year abroad successfully. Our current partners are located in:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ghent, Belgium
  • Łódz, Poland
  • Lund, Sweden
  • Madrid (Complutense), Spain
  • Malaga, Spain
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Tübingen, Germany
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Zürich, Switzerland


All students on the four-year programmes pay a fee to the University of Nottingham but they do not need to pay any fee to the partner universities.

There is also the cost of return travel to the countries where these partner universities are located, as well as medical insurance to cover hospitalisation.


Students are not admitted to the University of Nottingham to read for the Law with International Legal Studies degree. For this reason, it is not in the UCAS handbook.

The precise number of places is agreed with the law schools each year. Students will be selected for transfer on the basis of their examination performance in their first year of study, a legal reasoning test, an interview and their suitability for study abroad.

Further information

Students who are interested in the Law with European Law programme should address further enquiries to the Global Opportunities team and Reza Beheshti.

Preliminary meetings providing detailed information will be held in October and students must submit their applications in the November of their second year.


Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university's control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur.


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