Bachelors of Arts in European Law

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European Law

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) typically involves eight semesters of full-time study. A broad selection of courses in the humanities is usually balanced with a core of coursework in a chosen major or area of concentration.

What is a BA in European Law? This degree is a good fit for students who have a desire to engage in the study of European international legal issues. The program of study usually includes courses on international lawmaking, policy issues and analysis, and the interactions of international legal systems. Students typically engage in analysis of policies, legal texts, and case studies. They may also take coursework in international business, politics, or economics, as well as participate in internships or study abroad.

This program fosters participants’ abilities to critically analyze international policy and legal matters. Students may also become more adept in the areas of writing and researching, as well as presenting and developing strong communication skills, as they engage in critical inquiry into issues of international interest. The development of these skills can lead to greater marketability in a wide variety of fields and broaden graduates’ career prospects and earning potential.

In order to determine the cost of pursuing a BA in European Law, prospective students should research a variety of programs, as tuition can vary greatly from one school and country to another. Taking online courses may be one way of reducing costs.

As Europe becomes more legally and economically integrated, and economic processes in general become increasingly global, this degree is particularly relevant in today’s world. Graduates may be prepared to enter fields related to international politics, business, or constitutional or criminal law. Other possibilities include careers in areas of humanitarian or environmental interest, or jobs related to policy analysis, property rights, ethics, or business arbitration, among others.

If you have a passion for European international issues, this degree could be the right option for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

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BA International & European Law

Vesalius College
Campus Full time September 2017 Belgium Brussels

The BA in International and European Law at Vesalius College provides the knowledge, skills and foundation needed for an international career related to the law. [+]

BAs in European Law. BA International & European Law ***NEW as of Fall 2015!*** The BA in International and European Law at Vesalius College provides the knowledge, skills and foundation needed for an international career related to the law. This programme is ideal for students who are passionate about international and European legal issues. Students will gain an understanding of legal processes and apparatuses in order to provide legal and policy analysis. The curriculum allows students to develop an understanding of legal systems around the world and how they interact, as well as the international system, the European integration process, and European and international law-making. Students will also develop practical skills through reading and analysing recent legal materials, cases and reporting documents, as well as learning to write legal texts, giving oral presentations and working in group sessions. This programme offers a truly interdisciplinary approach where students can choose courses in a business as well as in an international and European legal context. Career Perspectives Graduates will be prepared for careers in: Public sector, the EU, the UN or other international organisations Diplomacy, public affairs and lobby organisations, NGOs and think tanks International businesses, banks and consultancies Prior to entering the workforce, International and European Law graduates can go on to pursue studies in a range of Master’s programmes in various fields, such as: Environmental Law Human Rights Public law Journalism Global Banking & Finance European Integration Competition Law Business IP & Information Law European Law Entry into traditional legal graduate programmes (leading to a profession as advocate, attorney, barrister, judge, etc.) is not guaranteed upon completion of the programme as such entry is dependent on national requirements. Degree Structure To complete the bachelor’s degree in International & European Law at Vesalius College, a minimum of 180 ECTS (credits or study points) is required. Most students complete the intense and rigorous study programme within 3 years of admission to the college. Students are also encouraged to complete a Study Abroad semester at one of our partner universities overseas and to take an internship as part of our prestigious internship programme. The 180-ECTS degree programme is divided into several different requirements. In general, students start with the core curriculum, a set of courses that develop the relevant skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the College’s distinctive undergraduate programme. In addition to the core curriculum, students take major requirement courses. These courses are divided into law, politics, business and economics courses. To give students the opportunity to develop areas of personal and professional interest, Vesalius College requires the completion of major electives and free electives. International & European Law students at Vesalius College may also choose any minor, regardless of their major. In order to obtain the ‘Minor’ classification, students must follow all four courses within that Minor. Courses DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (180 ECTS) CORE COURSES (22.5 ECTS) Composition for Academic Communication Writing and Critical Inquiry Research and Presentation Skills MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (97.5 ECTS) Politics Business Law I Economics Introduction to Legal Principles and Theories Introduction to EU and International Law Business Law II European Union Politics Criminal Law EU Constitutional Law Methods: Legal Analysis, Research and Writing Law of the EU Internal Market Human Rights Comparative Constitutional Law Contemporary Political Debates Methods: Rhetoric MAJOR ELECTIVES (30 ECTS) Students choose four Major Elective courses out of the list below. In addition, students must also choose one of the three Capstone Courses. Capstone: EU Case Law European and US Competition Law European Organisations EU Law of Freedom, Security and Justice EU Common Foreign and Security Policy Capstone: International Case Law Current Challenges in International Law International Environment Law Humanitarian Law International Organisations and Global Governance Capstone: International Business Case Law International Commercial Arbitration International Banking and Financial Regulation Intellectual Property Rights Internship Honours Essay FREE ELECTIVES (30 ECTS) Students also choose five free electives from any of the Bachelor-level courses offered by Vesalius College or one of its partner institutions previously mentioned. For example, students may choose courses within their major, another major, or outside the curriculum of all majors (i.e. language courses). For the full list of courses, please click here. Learning Objectives The Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Arts in International & European Law are: Acquire knowledge and understanding: acquire knowledge of terminology and concepts of international and European Law. gain an understanding of the international system and the European integration process develop a working knowledge of international law-making by means of treaties, state practice and decisions of international organizations and conferences become familiar with the European institutions and the decision-making processes Apply knowledge and understanding: develop the ability for independent analysis of the interplay between international and European Law develop the ability to transpose the analysis of rules and events into a scientifically sound and feasible research project enhance the student’s ability to use the appropriate research methods and tools in the framework of independent research projects provide students with the knowledge of and practice with electronic information sources on international and European law develop the ability to communicate in an effective way the acquired knowledge and the outcome of research projects, both in written and oral form develop the ability for group work is incorporated into the structure of in-class presentations and case studies further develop skills in intercultural communication develop English language skills, both written and oral Attitudes: stimulate critical attitudes, which are necessary for “life-long learning” and sensitivity to the importance of legal and ethical considerations and the ability to confront dominant, popular opinions with constructive criticism stimulate an awareness of the normative dimension of international and European legal policies and of related ethical, social and operational problems and dilemmas. 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BA (Hons) Law

University of Bolton - Ras Al Khaimah Academic Centre
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2017 United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah

This program is taught in the UAE. The BA (Hons) Law degree at the University of Bolton will prepare you for further training to enter the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister. A BA (Hons) Law degree is highly regarded by many employers and you may choose to use this qualification as the basis for graduate-level entry into other careers; for example in commerce, industry, the civil service and the armed forces. [+]

This program is taught in the UAE The BA (Hons) Law degree at the University of Bolton will prepare you for further training to enter the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister. A BA (Hons) Law degree is highly regarded by many employers and you may choose to use this qualification as the basis for graduate-level entry into other careers; for example in commerce, industry, the civil service and the armed forces. By studying this challenging and demanding course you will gain a thorough grounding in the discipline of law. You will develop the transferable intellectual and personal skills that are essential for the practice of law and which will also equip you for many other careers. These skills include written and verbal communication, attention to detail, absorbing and analysing often complex information, time management, teamwork and motivation. The first year of the BA (Hons) Law is identical to that of the LLB course and BA (Hons) Law students who successfully complete all of the first year modules may be eligible to transfer into year two of the LLB programme which is a qualifying law degree. About the course You will study at the University’s Business School, and receive excellent levels of contact and interaction with both teaching staff and your fellow students. This will ensure a friendly, supportive and student-centred approach to your study experience. The course is challenging and requires motivation and self-direction as well as the ability to work in a small group environment. You will be expected to think and to challenge at every stage of the course. You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials and group work. The application of your knowledge and understanding to real cases and scenarios will be a key component of your studies. Staff members are highly qualified in the field and offer a range of contacts with potential employers including the legal profession. Special features As well as lectures we offer small group tutorials to learn about the application of law to problems and issues. These sessions develop generic, transferable skills and are important for revision and exam preparation. Our own court room will facilitate teaching advocacy skills and be a venue for guest speakers. We are also happy to develop links with other subject areas. The University has forged links with bodies such as the Bolton Law Society. Links with local employers: a dedicated member of our team makes links between Law at the University of Bolton and local employers and magistrates. Personal tuition: regular class sessions give small groups of students a chance to have close contact with their personal tutor. These are designed to build up student confidence, study skills and life skills. What you will learn You will establish your knowledge and understanding of the doctrines and principles which underpin the law of England and Wales. You will learn about the sources of the law, how it is made and developed, the institutions within which that law is administered and the personnel who practice law. You will learn a wide range of legal concepts, values, principles and rules of English law and how to explain the relationship between them in a number of particular areas. You will develop the intellectual and practical skills needed to research and analyse the law from primary resources on specific matters and to apply the findings of such work to the solution of legal problems. You will also develop your ability to communicate these findings, both orally and in writing, in a manner that is appropriate to the needs of a variety of audiences. The course will extend your intellectual and evaluative powers. You will gain appropriate transferable and legal skills, the ability to pursue a course of independent study and you will develop your creative thought processes. What you will study Level 1 Core modules (120 credits - each module is worth 20 credits): English Legal System; Contract Law; Criminal Law; Law of Tort; Legal Skills 1. The first year of the BA (Hons) Law is identical to that of the LLB course and BA (Hons) Law students who successfully complete all of the first year modules may be eligible to transfer into year two of the LLB programme which is a qualifying law degree. Level 2 Core modules (120 credits): Public Law; Professionals in Practice (Law); European Law; Equity and Trusts; Human Rights Law; Legal Skills 2; Professionals in Practice (Law) Level 3 Core modules: Land Law (20 credits); PLUS Legal Skills 3 (Law Project) (40 credits) OR Investigative Study (20 credits). Option modules (choose three options if you take Legal Skills 3 or four options if you take Investigative Study as the core above): Law of Evidence (20 credits); Employment Law (20 credits); Family Law (20 credits); Company Law (20 credits); Jurisprudence (20 credits); Intellectual Property Law (20 credits); Financial Crime (20 credits). Entry requirements 220 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

BA in EU Governance

European Law and Governance School
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Greece Athens

This uniquely designed and cutting-edge three year taught undergraduate degree program lies at the heart of the mission of the ELGS, which is to offer students an in-depth look at the governance of the European Union. [+]

BAs in European Law. This uniquely designed and cutting-edge three year taught undergraduate degree program lies at the heart of the mission of the ELGS, which is to offer students an in-depth look at the governance of the European Union. The program provides students a comprehensive understanding of the world of contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union, and a cross-disciplinary grasp of its historical, institutional, legal, economic and political dimensions. Moreover, this program will grant students the opportunity to develop critical skills and valuable professional experience that will prepare them for life after graduation. This pioneering program fills a gap in education about the EU and how it is governed by providing students with a unique interdisciplinary background that will allow them to comprehend its complex reality and interrelated aspects. The BA in EU Governance is created and supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renowned EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding of the most up-to-date scholarly research in the field of EU Governance, as well as the practical applications of the theoretical knowledge, and a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS. To whom it is addressed This degree is ideal for students that: seek positions in EU institutions and bodies, aim to be national public administrators that work on an EU and international level aim to pursue a career in the areas of public policy, public affairs, civil society organizations, and related sectors are interested in further studies and specialization in governance, public policy, politics, and international relations Program Benefits This program enables students to better understand the current context, framework and long-term objectives of the EU in its mission for the full integration of member states, and also enables students a great degree of flexibility, mobility and personalization of their studies. Through the many partnerships of the ELGS, students can further specialize in any of the specific subject areas of the program. Additionally, students will need to serve as interns in return for course credits, thus gaining invaluable on-the-job experience and building a professional network to support them after graduation. By the end of this program, students will be able to understand the origins of EU legal integration, its systems and framework, where the challenges lie, and where more work needs to be done. Program Content The BA in EU Governance is a three- year taught degree program, earning a total of 180 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through classic lectures and interactive tutorials. Some courses will also integrate other teaching methodologies where appropriate, such as seminars, site visits to various public and private offices, as well as group presentations. Students must successfully complete 18 compulsory modules and 10 optional modules, which include skills courses and an internship. The list of available courses for 2016-2017 are as follows:* Year 1 Compulsory Modules 1. Political Theory and Political Philosophy 2. Comparative Politics and Government 3. Modern History of Europe 4. Economics 1 5. Skills Course: Presentation, Preparation and Student Reviews Elective Modules ( will be available shortly) * A. Elective Module 1 B. Elective Module 2 C. Elective Module 3 D. Elective Module 4 *subject to adequate enrollment Year 2 Compulsory Modules 1. Law, Institutions and Governance of the European Union 2. Introduction to Public Policy, Public Administration and Public Law 3. International Relations and the International System 4. Economics II 5. International Political Economy, Trade and Finance 6. Skills Course: Rhetoric Elective Modules ( will be available shortly) * A. Elective Module 1 B. Elective Module 2 C. Elective Module 3 D. Elective Module 4 *subject to adequate enrollment Year 3 Compulsory Modules 1. European Politics and Society 2. Human Rights: Concepts, Principles, Protection 3. Principles of Public and Private International Law 4. Politics of Policymaking in the European Union 5. Governance of Civil Society 6. Skills Course: Political Advocacy Elective Modules ( will be available shortly) * A. Elective Module 1 B. Elective Module 2 C. Elective Module 3 D. Elective Module 4 *subject to adequate enrollment Academic Requirements Prospective students for the BA in EU Governance who have completed their high school studies with top honors in one of the EU Member States and meet requirements to apply to university in their home country are invited to apply. Additionally, students holding an internationally recognized high school degree (ex. International Baccalaureate) that have received top honors are invited to apply. Students having completed their high school studies at an institution based in a country outside of the EU that have participated in a program that is not recognized internationally, are also invited to apply, but they may be requested to submit additional documents upon the decision of the Faculty Board. Due to the international nature of the program and the student body, grading equivalencies will be determined by the Faculty Board. Language Requirements All courses of the program will be taught in the English language, with the exception of specialized optional modules. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following: TOEFL Internet based, 80 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, C Other internationally recognized tests with equivalent marks may be accepted, upon decision of the Faculty Board Students intending to study at a partner institution as part of their studies, or to undertake an internship in a language other than English will be asked to clearly demonstrate their ability to attend courses and work in the relevant language. [-]

BA in EU Law and Governance

European Law and Governance School
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Greece Athens

This uniquely designed and cutting-edge three year taught undergraduate degree program, also known as the ELGS degree, lies at the heart of the mission of the ELGS, which is to offer students an in-depth and interdisciplinary look at key issues of law and governance in the European Union. [+]

This uniquely designed and cutting-edge three year taught undergraduate degree program, also known as the ELGS degree, lies at the heart of the mission of the ELGS, which is to offer students an in-depth and interdisciplinary look at key issues of law and governance in the European Union. The program provides students a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and of contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. Moreover, this program will grant students the opportunity to develop critical skills and valuable professional experience that will prepare them for life after graduation. This pioneering program fills a gap in education about the EU, its laws, and how it is governed by providing students with a unique interdisciplinary background that will allow them to comprehend its complex reality and interrelated aspects. Students should choose to follow the first two years of the LLB in EU law program and the last year of the BA in EU Governance program, or vice versus. This grants students the option of personalizing their studies as much as possible, depending upon what they hope to do in their future careers. The BA in European Law and Governance Studies is created and supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renowned EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding of the most up-to-date scholarly research in the field of EU Governance, as well as the practical applications of the theoretical knowledge, and a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS. To whom it is addressed This degree is ideal for students that: seek positions in European and international institutions and bodies aim to be national public administrators that work on an EU and international level aim to pursue a career in the areas of public policy, public affairs, civil society organizations, and related sectors are interested in further studies and specialization in governance, public policy, politics, and international relations desire to be legal advisors working at cross-border levels within the EU Program Benefits This program enables students to better understand the current context, framework and long-term objectives of the EU in its mission for the full integration of member states, and also enables students a great degree of flexibility, mobility and personalization of their studies. Through the many partnerships of the ELGS, students can further specialize in any of the specific subject areas of the program. Additionally, students will need to serve as interns in return for course credits, thus gaining invaluable on-the-job experience and building a professional network to support them after graduation. By the end of this program, students will be able to understand the origins of EU legal integration, its systems and framework, where the challenges lie, and where more work needs to be done. Program Content The BA in EU Law and Governance Studeis is a three- year taught degree program, earning a total of 180 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields, and delivered through classic lectures and interactive tutorials. Some courses will also integrate other teaching methodologies where appropriate, such as seminars, site visits to various public and private offices, as well as group presentations. Students must successfully complete 18 compulsory modules and 10 optional modules, which include skills courses and an internship. Academic Requirements Prospective students for the BA in EU Law and Governance Studies in who have completed their high school studies with top honors in one of the EU Member States and meet requirements to apply to university in their home country are invited to apply. Additionally, students holding an internationally recognized high school degree (ex. International Baccalaureate) that have received top honors are invited to apply. Students having completed their high school studies at an institution based in a country outside of the EU that have participated in a program that is not recognized internationally, are also invited to apply, but they may be requested to submit additional documents upon the decision of the Faculty Board. Due to the international nature of the program and the student body, grading equivalencies will be determined by the Faculty Board. Language Requirements All courses of the program will be taught in the English language, with the exception of specialized optional modules. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following: TOEFL Internet based, 80 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, C Other internationally recognized tests with equivalent marks may be accepted, upon decision of the Faculty Board Students intending to study at a partner institution as part of their studies, or to undertake an internship in a language other than English will be asked to clearly demonstrate their ability to attend courses and work in the relevant language. [-]