Bachelor of Law – LLB English Law

With its new LLB English Law available from September 2021, Neapolis University Pafos is giving you the opportunity to study an English Law degree in Cyprus. Our LLB English Law is taught entirely in English and follows a regular English Law LLB curriculum.

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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4 YEARS

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240 ECTS

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ENGLISH

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FULL TIME

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AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

OBJECTIVE OF THE BACHELOR OF LAW (LLB)

Our new LLB English Law – designed and taught by experts with long experience in UK legal academia – is taught entirely in English and follows a regular English Law LLB curriculum. Like all English Law degrees, the programme includes the seven main subjects of the foundations of legal knowledge, namely Contract Law, Tort Law, Criminal Law, Equity and Trusts, Land Law, EU Law and Public Law. The programme aims to enable you to develop a critical awareness of the common law legal tradition and to apply problem-solving skills to a range of legal and non-legal settings. During your studies you will establish the building blocks of legal knowledge whilst, in parallel, you will cultivate important skills such as research, resourcefulness, writing, constructing a reasoned argument and independence. The objective of our LLB English Law is not, simply, to require you to memorise the law but to teach you to engage with the law skilfully. Therefore, you will learn transferable skills which can be applied in any country and in any career route you decide to follow.

The programme is designed to help you stand out with employers, whatever your career goals. It offers you flexibility in what you study as it combines a number of compulsory and elective subjects which enable you to tailor your degree to your interests and career ambitions. Our degree gives you the opportunity not only to study English Law subjects but additionally to study the international context of law. Our elective courses include traditional legal subjects (such as International Environmental Law, Family Law, Employment Law and International Protection of Human Rights) as well as non-legal subjects and languages. During your time at Neapolis, you will also have many opportunities to build your skills, confidence and professional CV through a range of extra-curricular activities.

Career Prospects

Our LLB English Law graduates will be able to find employment in a diverse range of roles, both inside and outside the legal profession: they will be able to work as in-house lawyers for companies, barristers, solicitors, paralegals, legal executives, teachers, legal academics, civil servants, business directors, managers, politicians, journalists and media professionals and in international organisations.

With our LLB English Law you will be able to qualify as a lawyer and ultimately go into legal practice in any country which has a common law system. In order to do so, though, as is the case with every Law degree, you will need to also complete the vocational training process of the relevant country.

TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS

The teaching and learning methods in this programme involve a combination of lectures and seminars along with a plethora of other activities such as projects, presentations, case-study applications and opportunities for independent research. The programme adopts a mix of different active learning techniques aiming to embed real-life scenarios and theoretical knowledge to its core activities. Our LLB English Law is designed to provide a student-centred academic experience going beyond that of the instructor-based traditional classroom as each student is expected to contribute to the education of the entire class though active participation in the learning process. You will be assessed by a mixture of examinations and coursework. You will also be required to submit non-assessed assignments regularly throughout the year, providing an opportunity for feedback from your lecturers.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

At Neapolis University Pafos, each programme is divided into courses. The LLB English Law is a 4-year programme in which you will take a combination of compulsory and elective courses (each course is worth 6 ECTS) to total 240 ECTS. Therefore, each year you need to take courses totalling 60 ECTS (i.e. 10 courses spread across the two semesters (Fall and Spring)).

Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Fall Semester

  • Introduction to Legal Research and Legal Reasoning
  • Tort Law I
  • Criminal Law I
  • EU Law I
  • Legal English and Legal Writing

Spring Semester

  • English Legal System
  • Tort Law II
  • Criminal Law II
  • EU Law II
  • Jurisprudence

Elective Courses

There are no elective courses for this programme in Year 1.

Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Fall Semester

  • Contract Law I
  • Public Law I
  • Commercial Law I
  • Company Law I

Spring Semester

  • Contract Law II
  • Public Law II
  • Commercial Law II
  • Company Law II

Elective Courses

You must choose either International Protection of Human Rights I (Fall Semester) and International Protection of Human Rights II (Spring Semester) or Family Law I (Fall Semester) and Family Law II (Spring Semester).

Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Fall Semester

  • Land Law I
  • Banking Law
  • Intellectual Property Law I
  • Public International Law I

Spring Semester

  • Land Law II
  • Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property Law II
  • Public International Law II

Elective Courses

You must choose 12 more ECTS from the following list of courses (provided they have not already been taken in previous years):

  • Family Law I (Fall Semester)
  • International Protection of Human Rights I (Fall Semester)
  • International Criminal Law (Fall Semester)
  • Comparative Law (Fall Semester)
  • Family Law II (Spring Semester)
  • International Protection of Human Rights II (Spring Semester)
  • Criminology (Spring Semester)

Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Fall Semester

  • Equity and Trusts I
  • Law of Evidence I
  • Dissertation I

Spring Semester

  • Equity and Trusts II
  • Law of Evidence II
  • Dissertation II

Elective Courses

You must choose 24 more ECTS from the following list of courses (provided they have not already been taken in previous years):

  • Family Law I (Fall Semester)
  • International Protection of Human Rights I (Fall Semester)
  • International Criminal Law (Fall Semester)
  • Comparative Law (Fall Semester)
  • International Energy Law (Fall Semester)
  • Employment Law (Fall Semester)
  • Family Law II (Spring Semester)
  • International Protection of Human Rights II (Spring Semester)
  • Criminology (Spring Semester)
  • Medical Law (Spring Semester)
  • International Environmental Law (Spring Semester)

* Please note that courses which are offered as ‘I’ and ‘II’ (i.e. Family Law I & II and International Protection of Human Rights I and II) must be taken together: thus, a student cannot choose Family Law I but not Family Law II and cannot choose International Protection of Human Rights II but not International Protection of Human Rights I.

** A list of non-legal courses and languages which can be chosen as elective courses can be provided upon request.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In order to be admitted into the Programme, candidates must possess, as a minimum:

  • Α score of 15/20 in the Apolytirion or High School Certificate grade of 75% or 80 A’Level points.
  • An IELTS score of 5 or equivalent

Decisions on admission are made on an individual basis taking into account the type and quality of previous studies, the grade obtained in previous studies, and the suitability of the candidate for the programme of study.

DISCLAIMER

The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis

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