Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code M1M3
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects German Modern Languages Law

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School of Law

A world top 100 law department
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

Top 10 in the UK for research excellence
Research Excellence Framework 2014

Course description

This four-year LLB law degree combines the study of law with the continued development of your existing German language skills.

The course focuses on the legal and political structure of Germany and provides you with expertise in German law.

You'll spend your third year abroad studying in the law faculty of a partner university in Germany, developing both your legal knowledge and your language skills. Returning to Sheffield for your final year, you choose from a wide range of optional modules to complete your studies.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including German
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including German + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level German
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject (Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or Personal and Business Finance)+an appropriate German language qualification
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including German
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAABB + B in German
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA including German
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • At least two of your three A Levels should be in acceptable subjects
    Guidance on acceptable A Level subjects
  • BTEC relevant subjects: Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Personal & Business Finance Access relevant subjects: Law, Business Studies/Management, Humanities, Social Science
  • International students need an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on School of Law website

First year

Core modules:

Contemporary Issues in Law and Justice
Criminal Law and Justice
Law of Obligations (Contract, Torts & Restitution)
Property Law (Land Law, Equity and Trusts)
Public Law in the UK and the EU
German Legal Terminology
Introduction to Comparative Law
Law School Without It No Success 1 (WINS1)

Second year

Core modules:

Advanced EU Law
German Law and Legal System
Legal and Political Culture of Germany
Law School Without It No Success 2 (WINS2)

Optional modules:

Advanced Administrative Law and Justice
Advanced Constitutional Law
Advanced Contract: Contract Theories in a Commercial Perspective
Advanced Criminal Law and Justice
Advanced Equity & Trusts
Advanced Land Law
Advanced Law of Contract
Advanced Torts Law
Private Law Aspects of Company Law

Third year

Core modules:

Law Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Law School Final Year Success

Optional modules:

Advanced Administrative Law and Justice
Advanced Constitutional Law
Advanced Contract: Contract Theories in a Commercial Perspective
Advanced Criminal Law and Justice
Advanced EU Law
Advanced Equity & Trusts
Advanced Issues in International Law
Advanced Land Law
Advanced Law of Contract
Advanced Torts Law
Banking and Financial Services Regulation
Competition Law
Criminology Research Paper
Criminology Research Project
Criminology and War
Current Issues in EU Law
Drugs, Crime and Control
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Foundations of International Law
Foundations of International Law
Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice
Intellectual Property: Patents, Trade Secrets
International Commercial Arbitration
International Human Rights Law
International Legal Theory and Practice
International and Comparative Migration Law
Law Reform Practice
Law Research Paper
Law Research Paper
Law, Accountability and Government
Legislatures and Legislative Processes
Police and Policing in a Global Context
Principles of Healthcare Law and Ethics
Prisons and Imprisonment
Private Law Aspects of Company Law
Punishment and Penal Policy
Responding to Crime and Victimisation
Restorative Justice
Sale of Goods
Special Project: A Practical Perspective on Commercial Property Development
Special Project: International Mooting
Special Project: Pro Bono
The Law Relating to Public Companies
The Rehabilitation of Offenders
The Theory and Practice of the Human Rights Act 1998
Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Law
Understanding Criminology: Advanced Level Introduction
Youth Crime and Justice

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Scheduled teaching 11%
Independent study 64%
Placement 25%

Exams/tests 45%
Coursework 54%
Practical 1%

School of Law

All our courses prepare you for the challenges of professional life. Learning to identify and address the complex legal, moral, ethical or social questions that underpin the law is key to your success here. Your teachers will be researching the very latest aspects of law and criminology. Amongst them will be practising legal professionals and winners of national awards for teaching law. Their discoveries become yours, as their research filters into teaching.

Top law firms regularly visit us to meet our students and take a hands-on approach by contributing to their wider education. They also interview our high-achieving students for jobs.

We have over 180 places for voluntary work experience, which gives you the chance to do real client work that has a positive impact in the community. You can get involved in our free legal clinic and the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre, an opportunity to work on cases of wrongful imprisonment. You can work on our commercial pro bono project, on our criminal justice initiative, or at the courts providing help and support to individual litigants. You can also work with several local charities as a trained adviser, helping individuals with their legal problems.

Our law degrees have a strong international focus to prepare you for a career that could take you anywhere. Our study abroad scheme is the largest of its kind in the UK and includes destinations across Europe and beyond, in Australia, Hong Kong, and many others.

School of Law website

What our graduates do

Many of our students enter the legal profession, either as barristers or solicitors. For those planning to become solicitors, we offer an in-house Legal Practice Course. Many of our graduates secure sought-after training contracts as solicitors in top law firms.

Our former students have joined global, national and regional law firms, barristers' chambers and have become judges. Three Lord Justices of Appeal are among our former graduates and regularly visit to support us. With all the opportunities and skills on offer here, our students have also taken up careers in the criminal justice system and in a wide range of managerial professions.

Student profile

Connor Atkinson, School of Law

"The best part of the course was spending my third year studying abroad at a German law school. The first two years at Sheffield helped to develop my understanding of the German system and legal terminology which meant I could take full advantage of the range of modules offered abroad. In the final year, the course offers a free choice of modules which allowed me to focus on areas of particular interest."

Connor Atkinson ,

All our LLB courses constitute a qualifying law degree. This means you'll be eligible to take the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course for entry to the legal profession in England and Wales, either as a solicitor or barrister.

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