University of Cambridge
In Cambridge (England)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (England)
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Overview Law at Cambridge Although our course (referred to elsewhere as LLB) is primarily concerned with English law, there are opportunities to study other legal systems, including civil (Roman) law, EU law and international law. You can also study theoretical and sociological aspects of law such as jurisprudence or parts of criminology. Facilities and resources The present Faculty teaching staff has expertise across nearly every aspect of English law and its history, as well as European Union law, international law, civil law, legal philosophy and criminology. The Faculty building houses lecture theatres, seminar rooms and a moot court, as well as the comprehensive Squire Law Library, offering more than 180,000 volumes and excellent computing facilities. The Faculty and University Law Society organise numerous activities including formal meetings, informal barristers’ and solicitors’ evenings, social events, lectures and moots (debates about hypothetical legal cases). Additional course costs There are no compulsory additional course costs for Law. However, most students prefer to purchase their own copy of a relevant statute book (c£17 each) for around 10 of their total 15 papers across the whole course (depending on papers chosen). Refer to the Faculty of Law website and if you have any queries about resources/materials, please contact the Faculty (see fact file, right). Vocational training A Law degree alone is not a qualification for practice but ‘qualifying law graduates’ (who’ve passed the seven ‘foundation’ subjects) may proceed directly to the vocational training courses preparing them for the final professional examinations. The seven foundation subjects are: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Law of Tort, Law of Contract, Land Law, Law of Trusts (Equity), and Law of the European Union. Erasmus Scheme The Faculty has exchange agreements with universities in France, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. About 20...

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Requirements: Entry Requirements Typical offers require A Level: A*AAIB: 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level For other qualifications, see our main Entrance requirements pages. Course requirements Required by all Colleges: no specific subjectsRequired by some Colleges: A Level/IB Higher Level in at least one essay-based subject All undergraduate admissions decisions are the responsibility of the...


Where and when

Starts Location
1 Trumpington Street, CB2 1QA, Cambridgeshire , England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Law
Constitutional Law
Law of Tort
Land Law

Course programme

Course Outline Law Course Outline

For each subject, you attend lectures given by teaching members of the Faculty. The typical number of lecture hours for each paper is 36 per year, mostly timetabled for the first two terms of each year, which equates to about 10-12 hours of lectures a week. You normally have a fortnightly College supervision in each subject as well.

With the exception of the Legal Skills and Methodology paper, for which you submit an extended essay, each paper is assessed by a written examination at the end of the year. In the third year, you have the option of substituting one paper for a dissertation.

Year 1 (Part IA)

In Year 1, all students take the same papers:

  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Legal Skills and Methodology – a half paper providing training in legal methodology and research
Year 2 (Part IB)

In your second year, you choose five papers from a wide range of options. Most students take Contract Law and Land Law. Other options are:

  • Family Law
  • International Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  • Legal History
  • Civil Law II
  • Criminology, Sentencing and the Penal System
  • Comparative Law
Year 3 (Part II)

In the third year, you select and study five papers from an even more extensive range.

Most students take Equity and European Union Law but you can develop your interests in, for instance:

  • commercial law
  • public law subjects
  • labour law
  • more theoretical aspects of law, such as jurisprudence

You can take certain half papers as well. In recent years, papers available have included:

  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Personal Information Law
  • Law and Development
  • Banking Law

You can also participate in a seminar course, submitting a dissertation in place of one paper. Seminar courses vary each year but in the past have included Family in Society, Women and the Law, Law and Ethics of Medicine, Public Law, and Select Issues in International Law.

For further information about studying Law at the University of Cambridge see the Faculty of Law website.