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European Legal Studies (LLB)

Bachelor of Laws
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

This 4-year programme gives you the opportunity to gain a rigorous legal education and study law in another European country, broadening your horizons and boosting your employability. Designed to challenge and inspire future legal professionals, this course is formally accepted by the Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council of England and Wales.

Having mastered the qualifying law degree subjects in your first 2 years, you'll spend your third year studying at one of our partner institutions in a European country. Most destinations offer modules taught in English. For others you can spend 2 years studying the language before you go. We currently have partners in:

  • Athens (Greece)

  • Bergen (Norway)

  • Bologna (Italy)

  • Fribourg (Switzerland)

  • Granada (Spain)

  • Leuven (Belgium)

  • Lyon (France)

  • Malta 

  • Oslo (Norway)

  • Paris (France)

  • Stockholm (Sweden)

  • Vienna (Austria)

As well as gaining valuable insights into a different legal system, you'll develop the confidence and independence that comes from living in another country. 

You’ll return to Southampton for your final year, during which you'll take a number of optional modules and complete your dissertation.

As part of your degree you can:

During your degree you can enhance your skills and forge even stronger links within our friendly community by joining a student-run society. These include our Law Society, Inns of Court Society, Mooting Society, Lawyers without Borders and the Canadian Law Society.


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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