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.

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.

The European Union's Socrates-Erasmus scheme

The programme is supported by the European Union's Socrates-Erasmus scheme which is funded by the European Commission and designed to improve the mobility of students across borders.

It applies to all academic disciplines, not just law. The basis of Socrates is a formal agreement between institutions in different member states to permit student exchanges.

A typical ERASMUS-inspired degree structure would involve the student pursuing the standard length degree in his or her home country but slotting in an extra year along the way spent in an institution in another Member State.

So, a three year LLB/BA becomes a four-year LLB/BA, with year three spent in Continental Europe. The advantages lie in the opportunity to improve language skills (although note, the majority of partners teach in English), get a taste of the legal system of another Member State and, generally, to broaden your horizons as a person.

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:

Further information

Students who are interested in the Law with European Law programme should address further enquiries to

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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