The LLB, a law qualifying degree in both England and Wales, is a challenging course of study based in the common law. Graduate entry students enrol with both the University of London and AAU for a two year intensive course of study.

Students who have already obtained an undergraduate degree may opt to enrol as a graduate entry student. This route allows for LLB studies to be completed in two years rather than three, taking nine classes rather than twelve. Interested applicants should first check with their desired jurisdiction to ensure that a two year law qualification satisfies the local requirements.

Graduate entry students start their studies with the four standard first year LLB courses. The second year of study consists of five LLB courses and is shared with both second and third year undergraduate students, depending on the courses selected. Graduate entry students are encouraged to participate in local courses such as Legal Research and Writing or Moot Court, which will help to develop the skills expected of a laws graduate. 

Lecturers at AAU follow the course content set out by the University of London and teach to ensure that students have the knowledge and abilities required to earn a law qualifying degree. The University of London develops the courses, selects the materials, sets the examinations, and grades to their internal standards, thus, the degree awarded is equal in integrity to the University of London Law Consortium institutions, institutions such as LSE, UCL, and King’s College. All LLB courses are year-long and exams are held during May and June at the British Council.

LLB coursework completed at AAU is not formally graded but is utilized to assist students in developing their writing skills and knowledge of the subject matter. Participation and regular attendance are essential; the intimate nature of our classrooms and small class sizes ensure each student receives personal attention during each session. The integration of the University of London’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and course materials with AAU’s mock exams, essays and extensive individualised feedback help students prepare for their examinations while developing skills inherent to the study of law.

Your Degree & After

Courses at Anglo-American University are taught by highly-qualified instructors with Master’s and Doctorate degrees in law, primarily from common law jurisdictions. Furthermore, as many instructors are adjunct instructors, they also have extensive professional legal experience. Courses are led by instructors with intensive facilitated discussions with students. Furthermore, throughout the course, students have written assignments and mock examinations, in which they are provided with detailed feedback from their instructors. 

Examinations are then administered and graded by the University of London and students sit for the examinations at the British Council in Prague. As such, the final diploma for the LLB is awarded by the University of London. 

Both AAU and UOL are able to provide information and confirmation of study regarding the program to prospective employers, postgraduate program applications, and application to Bar and professional legal examiners.

Program Structure: 

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a full-time 3-year study program. 

At Anglo-American University, students take a total of 12 year-long LLB courses as part of the University of London LLB program. Each course runs from September through May. There are 32 teaching weeks per academic year. Each class meets once per week for 2 hours and 45 minutes. Therefore, for each class, students attend 88 hours of in-class instruction per course per academic year. This does not include all time preparing readings and assignments that students must do outside of class time.

For more information on the University of London Programme structure, modules and specification. 

The course structure is as follows:

First Year – Criminal Law, Public Law, Contract Law, Legal Systems and Methods

Second Year – Torts, EU Law, Property Law, Elective (such as International Protection of Human Rights or Commercial Law) 

Third Year – Jurisprudence, Equity and Trusts, 2 Electives (such as Intellectual Property Law, Company Law or Dissertation)

AAU also offers skill-based support courses for Law students such as Fundamentals of Legal Research Writing and Analysis, Legal English, Legal Research and Writing, Moot Court, Legal Skills Development, and Cross Cultural Negotiations and Dispute Resolution. 

Credit value of modules

Further information about the credit systems used by the University of London and universities in the UK and Europe is provided by the Quality Assurance Agency and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. 

For the LLB each module has been assigned a credit value of 30 at either FHEQ Level 4, 5 or 6. 

  • Standard Entry LLB requires completion of 360 credits in total, equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. 
  • Graduate Entry LLB requires completion of 270 credits in total, equivalent to 135 ECTS credits.

One UK credit equates to a notional ten hours of study. 

University of London Exam Information:

The UofL administers all official exams for the LLB program.

For general information about the exams click HERE. 

For a schedule of upcoming exams click HERE. 

To find the location of a testing via the British Council Prague click HERE. 

Admissions Requirements:

The LLB Program requires A-levels (British High School System) in order to be accepted. If your high school diploma is not equivalent to A-level; instead of the LLB we strongly recommend that you look at the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law. This program is ideal for first-time university students who wish to pursue legal studies but their high school education is not equivalent to British A-Level. The Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law is a two year programme that allows you to build a stronger foundation for the LLB courses.

The first step in starting the application process is completing the online application form. Once your application is submitted you will receive an email confirming your submission along with instructions to pay the application fee of CZK 2000, which can be done online. A list of documents required to complete your application can be found below.

 Required Application Documents:

  • CV /resumé

  • High School Diploma (only required after time of graduation)

  • High School Transcript (current transcript upon application and final transcript upon graduation)

  • English language exam certificate (please check the AAU website  and the University of London Undergraduate Laws academic requirements listing for standards and exceptions)

  • Two references 

  • A copy of your passport

  • A passport size photograph in colour

  • A motivation letter addressing the foundation of your interest in law and the reasons why you have selected the University of London study program at AAU. Your motivational letter must be a minimum of 350 words and not exceed 600. Plagiarism of any part of the motivation letter is considered a serious violation of academic integrity and of AAU’s internal rules and will lead to the rejection of your application. 

Tuition:

Tuition for the LLB program is CZK 444,000/ $19,871 / €17,363. This does NOT include UOL registration and fees. The LLB program at AAU is taught under the umbrella of the University of London. There are separate tuition payments needed for AAU and UoL. Tuition is payable to AAU each semester, and registration and material fees are paid to the University of London

Details regarding financial aid and scholarships can be found here. 

More Information: 

Recognition by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports 

AAU as a branch of a European foreign higher education institution (pursuant to Act no. 111/1998 Coll. on Higher Education Institutions, Part XIV,  Section 93d) fulfilled the information obligations and was registered by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on 16 November 2017.

Program Provider Report

 

obrázek“I enjoyed engaging with people and their cultures from around the world. In connection with their top tier education, you are offered a unique opportunity to start your career on an international level and make valued connections for your professional future. Make the most out of it!”

Jan Sleis, Law alumnus, Trainee Solicitor at Hughes Paddison, UK