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English Law & German Law LLB and LLM or First State Exam (erste juristische Staatsprüfung)

UCAS code: M122

Key information

Course type:
Single honours at King's plus other award at partner institution
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
Apply via UCAS

Our Anglo-German course at King’s provides a challenging bi-juridical and bilingual education that is respected and valued by a wide range of employers. Our course is equally suitable as a platform for students who want to practice in England and Wales but wish to obtain an in-depth knowledge of German law or those who intend to practice in Germany, or both.

Key benefits

  • Recognised globally as one of the UK’s premier law schools.
  • Teaching by internationally respected, leading academics and visiting lecturers and practitioners from global law firms.
  • Unrivalled location for law, with the Royal Courts of Justice, Law Society and Inns of Court all on your doorstep.
  • Excellent legal research resources at the College’s impressive Maughan Library.
  • Active student-run societies organising social and career-oriented functions as well as mooting competitions.
Melina Testimonial

The English Law and German Law LLB is a truly unique programme.

Melina, English Law and German Law LLB

Our LLB English Law & German Law course offers you two different pathways. You will spend the first two years of study at King’s College London. During the second semester of the second year, you must choose either ‘The First State Exam’ or the LLM option for the continuance of your studies. Please note that students can only opt for the First State Exam pathway if their school leaving certificate is equivalent to the German “Hochschulzulassungsberechtigung” and is also subject to an assessment by Humboldt University. Students who also want to practice law in Germany will be interested in pursuing the First State Exam, while the LLM will be an attractive option for students who want to practice in England and Wales but wish to obtain an in-depth knowledge of German law. The ‘First State Exam’ option Students who opt for the ’First State Exam’ option will spend the first two years at King’s College London where they will study courses on English and German Law. They will spend the third and fourth year abroad at Humboldt University of Berlin. Students will attend further courses on German Law and Foundations of Law at Humboldt University in order to be eligible to sit the First State Exam. You will first generally complete the Grundstudium by studying the foundations of German law (e.g. Legal Philosophy, Legal History or Law and Sociology). For the purpose of completing the Grundstudium, Humboldt will recognise the German law subjects undertaken at King’s. You will then study the subjects prescribed by Humboldt to complete the Hauptstudium (e.g. Company Law, Family Law, Labour Law, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law). In order to be awarded a qualifying law degree by King’s College London you must study European Law at Humboldt University. Subsequently, you will attend preparation classes for the first state exam and complete the First State Exam in Berlin. Humboldt University will recognise the studies at King’s for the purposes of the Schwerpunktbereich No. 8 (Foreign Law/Studies at Foreign Partner Universities), which counts for 30% of the First State Exam. The LLM option Students who choose to pursue the LLM option will spend their third year at Humboldt University. You are required to study subjects in the following areas: foundations of German Law, German Private Law and German Public or Criminal Law. In order to be awarded a qualifying law degree by King’s College London you must study European Law at Humboldt University. However, you will also be able to choose from a wide range of additional modules. In order to gain an insight into the day-to-day practice of different legal professions you are required, during your year at Humboldt, to complete two placements with law firms or other public or private organisations. Optionally the two placements can be replaced by completing an additional taught module. Finally, you will have to submit a Master thesis. In your fourth year you will return to King’s College London where you will choose 90 credits from the general list of optional Law modules. In addition, you will have to study Jurisprudence & Legal Theory. The Anglo-German course can also be combined with the European Lawyer programme, after having completed the former, by adding one year at University Paris II (Maitrise en droit), the University of Rome La Sapienza (Laurea Magistrale), the University of Amsterdam (LLM), the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LLM), or the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (LLM).

Base campuses

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Additional locations

No locations added

Special features

Study abroad
Optional internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students. This course is further regulated by the: • Law Benchmark Statement (2015) • Criteria for degrees (King’s College London) • Joint Statement of the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar (1999) • H-level descriptors of the framework for higher education qualifications (2014)

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
A-level (or equivalent) grade A in German.
Preferred subjects:
No preferred subjects.

A-Levels

Required grades:
A*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include grade A in German. Alternatively, for applicants who have not studied German at the required academic level, we can consider the TestDaF alongside 3 A-levels. The minimum level required is TestDaF level 4 (TDN4) in all four components. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

AAB Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include grade A in German. Alternatively, for applicants who have not studied German at the required academic level, we can consider the TestDaF alongside 3 A-levels. The minimum level required is TestDaF level 4 (TDN4) in all four components. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including 766 at Higher Level

Must include grade 6 in Higher Level German. Alternatively, for applicants who have not studied German at the required academic level, we can consider the TestDaF alongside the IB Diploma. The minimum level required is TestDaF level 4 (TDN4) in all four components. Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

35 points including 665 at Higher Level. Must include grade 6 in Higher Level German. Alternatively, for applicants who have not studied German at the required academic level, we can consider the TestDaF alongside the IB Diploma. The minimum level required is TestDaF level 4 (TDN4) in all four components. Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

LNAT

All applicants are required to take the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) by 26 January. To facilitate the assessment of your application however, we encourage you to take the LNAT by mid-December. Due to the competitive nature of the programme, it is unlikely we will be able to consider your application further if you have not sat your LNAT by 26 January. This applies to all Home and Overseas applicants. However, for some Overseas applicants dispensations may be granted on an individual basis only where there is no LNAT centre in the candidate's country or no centre within a reasonable distance from his or her residence. Please see the LNAT website for further details.

Please note, if you are reapplying through UCAS this year you must also take the LNAT again this year. LNAT results will not be carried over from one year to the next.

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: B

Selection process

Application deadline: 26th January 2022 - 18:00 GMT

Acceptance onto the First State Exam pathway is subject to eligibility and approval by both King's College London and Humboldt University. Students are eligible provided that their school leaving certificate is equivalent to the German "Hochschulzulassungsberechtigung" for legal studies.

Alternative Law programmes

If you are applying for admission for English Law & French Law LLB (M121), English Law & German Law LLB (M122), English Law & Spanish Law LLB (M123), or Politics, Philosophy & Law LLB (LM21) and also wish to be considered for the Law LLB (M100) course you must make a separate entry on your UCAS form.

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which can be found in the entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, you will be able to request this, however we cannot guarantee that it will be permitted. Each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.

Foundation courses

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants (see resit policy under 'Resits').

Therefore, we are only able to consider applications from applicants on Foundation programmes if their Level 3 qualification is not suitable for direct entry onto our Law undergraduate programmes. In these cases, applicants studying Foundation programmes in the UK are welcome to apply.

Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations.

We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application, and is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the university and inform us of your commitment to the programme and how the programme fits into your career plans, as well as any work experience or extracurricular activities you have done.

We look for applicants with an enthusiasm for scholastic activities in general such as reading, debating, and theological interests. Participation will be valued but achievement in these areas of interest will also be recognised. We are also looking for applicants with an enthusiasm to study a law degree programme and have thought through their reasons for considering this subject option. The King's degree programme focuses on the study of law as an intellectual discipline. Law may be regarded as a social science, a branch of ethics or as part of political philosophy, and all of these perspectives are explored within the learning environment of King's. It also can form the first major step towards qualifying for practice as a solicitor or barrister. Applicants should indicate why they particularly wish to study English law & German law.

Resits

The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

Please be aware that we do not accept resit students for entry to any of our undergraduate Law programmes. We require all relevant qualifications to be successfully completed in the first sitting, e.g. completing three A levels within two years. We will only consider resits if there are significant mitigating circumstances affecting your first ‘sitting’. In these situations we still cannot guarantee that your application will be considered, but you should submit a Mitigating Circumstances form so that this can be considered alongside your application. We will then request further information if necessary. Please note, we consider taking the same subject again at the same level, even within a different qualification, to be a resit.

We also consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We have a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, with consistently high student satisfaction ratings for Law in the National Student Survey and are committed to maintaining that tradition. All required modules are taught through lectures and small group tutorials. These lectures and tutorials will give you the opportunity to apply the general legal principles you have learnt to specific problems and allow you to engage with our academics and explore issues further in depth.

At King’s, all students on a taught programme are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university.

Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you as a King's student.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Teaching at Humboldt

Contact hours and expected self-study time at Humboldt University of Berlin vary and are communicated once students are accepted onto the programme and commence their studies. 

Assessment

  • Examinations
  • Essays
  • Coursework

Assessment in optional modules varies and may encompass, for example, examinations, essays, moots, or a negotiation exercise.

Assessment at Humboldt

Assessment of required modules will typically consist of an examination supplemented by written coursework, such as a written essay, where applicable.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 480 credits. In the first and second year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

King's Law graduates are popular with many employers. The majority of our students choose to become solicitors in leading law firms. Some choose broader business roles such as financial analyst, management consultant or graduate trainee in a variety of sectors. Others find their law degree opens up opportunities in international development, advisory work, the public sector and teaching. Although the employment market is competitive, our students have been very successful in obtaining posts with the firms or sets of chambers for which they wanted to work.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Lawyer
  • Civil Servant
  • United Nations Official
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Advisor
  • Head of Trading
  • Management Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Publisher
  • Paralegal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is £9,250 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Students following the First State Exam pathway will pay the King's tuition fees whilst attending King's and the partner tuition fees whilst attending the partner institution. Students undertaking the LLM pathway will pay King’s tuition fees while attending King’s (Year 1, 2 and 4) and a reduced fee to King’s during Year 3. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  Please see the Study Abroad web pages for details of the relevant partner universities and detailed information on the fees that apply under the Course Essentials tab.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books, if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses.

Funding

Our LLB English Law & German Law course offers you two different pathways. You will spend the first two years of study at King’s College London. During the second semester of the second year, you must choose either ‘The First State Exam’ or the LLM option for the continuance of your studies. Please note that students can only opt for the First State Exam pathway if their school leaving certificate is equivalent to the German “Hochschulzulassungsberechtigung” and is also subject to an assessment by Humboldt University. Students who also want to practice law in Germany will be interested in pursuing the First State Exam, while the LLM will be an attractive option for students who want to practice in England and Wales but wish to obtain an in-depth knowledge of German law. The ‘First State Exam’ option Students who opt for the ’First State Exam’ option will spend the first two years at King’s College London where they will study courses on English and German Law. They will spend the third and fourth year abroad at Humboldt University of Berlin. Students will attend further courses on German Law and Foundations of Law at Humboldt University in order to be eligible to sit the First State Exam. You will first generally complete the Grundstudium by studying the foundations of German law (e.g. Legal Philosophy, Legal History or Law and Sociology). For the purpose of completing the Grundstudium, Humboldt will recognise the German law subjects undertaken at King’s. You will then study the subjects prescribed by Humboldt to complete the Hauptstudium (e.g. Company Law, Family Law, Labour Law, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law). In order to be awarded a qualifying law degree by King’s College London you must study European Law at Humboldt University. Subsequently, you will attend preparation classes for the first state exam and complete the First State Exam in Berlin. Humboldt University will recognise the studies at King’s for the purposes of the Schwerpunktbereich No. 8 (Foreign Law/Studies at Foreign Partner Universities), which counts for 30% of the First State Exam. The LLM option Students who choose to pursue the LLM option will spend their third year at Humboldt University. You are required to study subjects in the following areas: foundations of German Law, German Private Law and German Public or Criminal Law. In order to be awarded a qualifying law degree by King’s College London you must study European Law at Humboldt University. However, you will also be able to choose from a wide range of additional modules. In order to gain an insight into the day-to-day practice of different legal professions you are required, during your year at Humboldt, to complete two placements with law firms or other public or private organisations. Optionally the two placements can be replaced by completing an additional taught module. Finally, you will have to submit a Master thesis. In your fourth year you will return to King’s College London where you will choose 90 credits from the general list of optional Law modules. In addition, you will have to study Jurisprudence & Legal Theory. The Anglo-German course can also be combined with the European Lawyer programme, after having completed the former, by adding one year at University Paris II (Maitrise en droit), the University of Rome La Sapienza (Laurea Magistrale), the University of Amsterdam (LLM), the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LLM), or the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (LLM).

Base campuses

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Additional locations

No locations added

Special features

Study abroad
Optional internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students. This course is further regulated by the: • Law Benchmark Statement (2015) • Criteria for degrees (King’s College London) • Joint Statement of the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar (1999) • H-level descriptors of the framework for higher education qualifications (2014)

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
A-level (or equivalent) grade A in German.
Preferred subjects:
No preferred subjects.

A-Levels

Required grades:
A*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include grade A in German. Alternatively, for applicants who have not studied German at the required academic level, we can consider the TestDaF alongside 3 A-levels. The minimum level required is TestDaF level 4 (TDN4) in all four components. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

AAB Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include grade A in German. Alternatively, for applicants who have not studied German at the required academic level, we can consider the TestDaF alongside 3 A-levels. The minimum level required is TestDaF level 4 (TDN4) in all four components. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including 766 at Higher Level

Must include grade 6 in Higher Level German. Alternatively, for applicants who have not studied German at the required academic level, we can consider the TestDaF alongside the IB Diploma. The minimum level required is TestDaF level 4 (TDN4) in all four components. Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

35 points including 665 at Higher Level. Must include grade 6 in Higher Level German. Alternatively, for applicants who have not studied German at the required academic level, we can consider the TestDaF alongside the IB Diploma. The minimum level required is TestDaF level 4 (TDN4) in all four components. Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

LNAT

All applicants are required to take the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) by 26 January. To facilitate the assessment of your application however, we encourage you to take the LNAT by mid-December. Due to the competitive nature of the programme, it is unlikely we will be able to consider your application further if you have not sat your LNAT by 26 January. This applies to all Home and Overseas applicants. However, for some Overseas applicants dispensations may be granted on an individual basis only where there is no LNAT centre in the candidate's country or no centre within a reasonable distance from his or her residence. Please see the LNAT website for further details.

Please note, if you are reapplying through UCAS this year you must also take the LNAT again this year. LNAT results will not be carried over from one year to the next.

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: B

Selection process

Application deadline: 26th January 2022 - 18:00 GMT

Acceptance onto the First State Exam pathway is subject to eligibility and approval by both King's College London and Humboldt University. Students are eligible provided that their school leaving certificate is equivalent to the German "Hochschulzulassungsberechtigung" for legal studies.

Alternative Law programmes

If you are applying for admission for English Law & French Law LLB (M121), English Law & German Law LLB (M122), English Law & Spanish Law LLB (M123), or Politics, Philosophy & Law LLB (LM21) and also wish to be considered for the Law LLB (M100) course you must make a separate entry on your UCAS form.

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which can be found in the entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, you will be able to request this, however we cannot guarantee that it will be permitted. Each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.

Foundation courses

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants (see resit policy under 'Resits').

Therefore, we are only able to consider applications from applicants on Foundation programmes if their Level 3 qualification is not suitable for direct entry onto our Law undergraduate programmes. In these cases, applicants studying Foundation programmes in the UK are welcome to apply.

Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations.

We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application, and is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the university and inform us of your commitment to the programme and how the programme fits into your career plans, as well as any work experience or extracurricular activities you have done.

We look for applicants with an enthusiasm for scholastic activities in general such as reading, debating, and theological interests. Participation will be valued but achievement in these areas of interest will also be recognised. We are also looking for applicants with an enthusiasm to study a law degree programme and have thought through their reasons for considering this subject option. The King's degree programme focuses on the study of law as an intellectual discipline. Law may be regarded as a social science, a branch of ethics or as part of political philosophy, and all of these perspectives are explored within the learning environment of King's. It also can form the first major step towards qualifying for practice as a solicitor or barrister. Applicants should indicate why they particularly wish to study English law & German law.

Resits

The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

Please be aware that we do not accept resit students for entry to any of our undergraduate Law programmes. We require all relevant qualifications to be successfully completed in the first sitting, e.g. completing three A levels within two years. We will only consider resits if there are significant mitigating circumstances affecting your first ‘sitting’. In these situations we still cannot guarantee that your application will be considered, but you should submit a Mitigating Circumstances form so that this can be considered alongside your application. We will then request further information if necessary. Please note, we consider taking the same subject again at the same level, even within a different qualification, to be a resit.

We also consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We have a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, with consistently high student satisfaction ratings for Law in the National Student Survey and are committed to maintaining that tradition. All required modules are taught through lectures and small group tutorials. These lectures and tutorials will give you the opportunity to apply the general legal principles you have learnt to specific problems and allow you to engage with our academics and explore issues further in depth.

At King’s, all students on a taught programme are allocated a personal tutor who will play a key role in helping you to get the most out of your studies, providing support and encouragement for your time at university.

Personal tutors provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning, academic progress and general wellbeing as you progress through your studies, offering guidance on how to seek further support if you need it, and how to access the range of opportunities available to you as a King's student.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Teaching at Humboldt

Contact hours and expected self-study time at Humboldt University of Berlin vary and are communicated once students are accepted onto the programme and commence their studies. 

Assessment

  • Examinations
  • Essays
  • Coursework

Assessment in optional modules varies and may encompass, for example, examinations, essays, moots, or a negotiation exercise.

Assessment at Humboldt

Assessment of required modules will typically consist of an examination supplemented by written coursework, such as a written essay, where applicable.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 480 credits. In the first and second year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

King's Law graduates are popular with many employers. The majority of our students choose to become solicitors in leading law firms. Some choose broader business roles such as financial analyst, management consultant or graduate trainee in a variety of sectors. Others find their law degree opens up opportunities in international development, advisory work, the public sector and teaching. Although the employment market is competitive, our students have been very successful in obtaining posts with the firms or sets of chambers for which they wanted to work.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Lawyer
  • Civil Servant
  • United Nations Official
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Advisor
  • Head of Trading
  • Management Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Publisher
  • Paralegal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is £9,250 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Students following the First State Exam pathway will pay the King's tuition fees whilst attending King's and the partner tuition fees whilst attending the partner institution. Students undertaking the LLM pathway will pay King’s tuition fees while attending King’s (Year 1, 2 and 4) and a reduced fee to King’s during Year 3. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  Please see the Study Abroad web pages for details of the relevant partner universities and detailed information on the fees that apply under the Course Essentials tab.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books, if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses.

Funding

Key information

Course type:
Single honours at King's plus other award at partner institution
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2022
Application deadline:
26 January 2022
Apply via UCAS

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