This law degree allows you to learn about the types of law, in the sense of ‘thinking like a lawyer’ and studying law as a social institution within two legal systems, both at the University of Leeds and at a university in Germany.
As a law student you’ll study key topics within the legal sector, such as contract law, criminal law and international law, as well as the broader context of the law and its relationship with society. At the same time, you’ll be introduced to the German legal system and develop your language skills in preparation for your third year studying law in a German university.
A wide range of optional modules will allow you to pursue your interests in specialist legal areas such as company law, human rights law, environmental law and family law. You could also explore topics in criminal justice and criminology, such as policing or youth crime.
Throughout the course, you’ll gain diverse skills that will be valuable to you as a citizen, as well as in your professional career – whether you choose to enter the legal profession or not.
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We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Law Undergraduate Admissions Team.
International Foundation Year
International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may be able to study the University of Leeds International Foundation Year. This gives you the opportunity to study on campus, be taught by University of Leeds academics and progress onto a wide range of Leeds undergraduate courses. Find out more about International Foundation Year programmes.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
As a graduate of law and German law there are many professional and academic pathways available to you, whether you envisage utilising your legal knowledge in the UK or in Germany the analytical and linguistic abilities you’ll gain will prove invaluable. Graduates from our programmes have pursued diverse law careers in the UK and abroad, for companies such as Eversheds, Pinsent Masons, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the NHS.
As a student in the School of Law we will provide you with a host of opportunities to help boost your career prospects; from developing skills in mooting and negotiating, hearing from prospective employers at specialist talks or career fairs or taking part in career mentoring. The support you will receive at the School of Law will help you kickstart your career, whether in law or another field
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.