Law

Degree Structure

A degree in Law is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional courses to enhance your learning, preparing you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take courses adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional courses offered by your degree, you can also choose other eligible courses which fit your timetable.

First Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Criminal Law (LS1020)
  • Foundations of Private Law (LS1022)
  • Legal System (LS1025)
  • Contract (LS1520)
  • Public Law and Human Rights (LS1521)
  • Legal Method (LS1522)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 30 Credit points from Disciplinary Breadth, Sustained Study or Sixth Century courses.

Second  Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Delict and Unjustified Enrichment (LS2025)
  • EU Institutions and Law (LS2026)
  • The Law of Property (LS2031)
  • Commercial Organisations and Insolvency (LS2525)
  • Family Law (LS2526)
  • Introduction to Legal Theory (LS2527)
  • Succession and Trusts (LS2528)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 30 Credit points from Disciplinary Breadth, Sustained Study or Sixth Century courses.

Third Year (Honours)

Compulsory Courses

  • Evidence (LS3025)
  • Commercial & Consumer Contracts (LS3525)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 50 credit points from Honours courses in Law.
  • Select a further 45 credit points from courses of choice, including at least 30 credit points from Disciplinary Breadth or Sixth Century courses.

Fourth Year

Compulsory Courses

  • Dissertation in Law (LS4025)

Optional Courses

  • Select a further 100 credit points from Honours courses in Law.

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