LLB Law and German (MR12)

2022 entry

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UCAS code MR12
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £21,100 per year
  • International students: £21,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About LLB Law and German

Law is a global profession. An understanding of more than one legal system, language and culture can open up a world of opportunity.

On this four-year, joint honours course you will develop your language and cultural knowledge of German to degree level alongside core units in civil and common law – the world’s most prominent legal systems. You will have the chance to spend your third year at a German-speaking university. For more information about the year abroad visit Global Opportunities.

The course is structured to help you think, write, reason and argue like an international lawyer while gaining a rich understanding of German language, linguistics, literature, history and culture. It will also help you develop key skills in research and analysis.

Our exciting range of optional units will help specialise your degree. Many law and language students choose options suited to global law firms and international businesses, such as human rights, environment or technology law – subjects that may open doors to top-flight careers the world over.

As you progress, second-year optional units provide the flexibility to focus on what interests you most about Germany, its culture and impact on the wider world. You will also have opportunities to develop your linguistic skills.

Typically, you will spend your third year abroad studying units in German law. 

The final year of your Bristol degree includes further optional units to support your professional aspirations, and your final-year dissertation allows you to critically engage with your chosen topic.

A broader cultural experience, advanced language skills and the ability to articulate both the distinctive and common features of different legal systems will see you graduate with a valuable skill set, ideally tailored to the globalised workplace.


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Typical offer for LLB Law and German - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
A*AA or A*A*B, including B in a modern language
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB including a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Plus proven capacity for language learning, usually through an A in a modern language A-level

Mature students can contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer D*DD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, AND B in a modern language at A-level (or equivalent)
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including a modern language, and Standard Higher: AAAAA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, with 8.0 in a modern language
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International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Additional requirementsLNAT, the National Admissions Test for Law, is required. See the LNAT website for details.

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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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