Dual Degree / LLB in Civil and English Law

The Dual LLB is a 4 year programme delivered in partnership with IE University, Spain. The programme is built upon the pillars of both common and civil law.

IE University, like The University of Law, values the importance of innovative teaching methods and professional and personal networking. Both institutions strive to help you develop the necessary skills and knowledge that will provide an essential foundation for a successful professional career.

You will experience a truly international learning experience combining studying three years in Madrid and Segovia with IE University in Spain and a fourth year on an international internship or at The University of Law. Successful students will be awarded both a qualifying Spanish law degree and a qualifying law degree in England and Wales.

If you aspire to become an international law professional who sets themselves apart from traditional law tracks, the Dual LLB will help you develop an outstanding profile when entering the legal job market.

Course Features

  • International Study Experience
  • Career Development Support
  • Common and Civil Law

All applications for this programme are made directly to IE University

This is a four year programme where the first 3 years are studied at IE University, Spain.  In the final year you will either study options with IE University or the LPC/BPTC with The University of Law, UK.

Year 1 & 2 – IE University, Spain (Segovia Campus)
Year 3 – IE University, Spain (Madrid Campus)
Year 4 – IE University or The University of Law

Unique legal training
This is a truly unique program that gives you comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil and Common Law, with a focus on European Union Law.

IE University has been granted a European Module within the Jean Monnet Programme to support the teaching and research of European common private law.

Possession of the Module demonstrates that the study of European common private law is approached transversally through four different courses: European Legal History, EU Law, Contracts, and Property, plus Advanced Seminars and international conferences. The Module allows students to develop a more integrated, global, and sophisticated understanding of European common private law.

An international legal education

Students of the programme will take two complementary courses which are reflected in the two official academic qualifications they receive upon graduation:

  • Courses in Common Law: these are required courses within English legislation. They come under the Bachelor in English and Civil Law that you will receive from The University of Law

  • Courses in Civil Law: these are accredited in Spain and come under the Bachelor of Laws that you will receive from IE University

During your first three years you will enjoy an international experience at IE University’s two campuses - a truly international university campus in Segovia, and an urban campus in the heart of Madrid’s legal district.

Segovia Campus

The IE University campus in the city of Segovia offers a true campus experience. It is housed in the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, a historic building declared a national heritage site in 1931. Segovia is only 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train, and welcomes students from over 80 countries to a global university setting, with an atmosphere that is both academic and lively.

Madrid Campus

The IE University campus is located in the financial centre of Madrid, a leading
European capital. Our students benefit from a global learning environment, top tier networking opportunities, and facilities equipped with the latest generation technologies – all shared with the prestigious top-ranked IE Business School.

Your 4th Year at The University of Law

In the final year a 20,000 word thesis must be submitted and you will then either study options with IE University or the LPC/BPTC with The University of Law, UK.

Legal Practice Course

This programme allows you to meet the requirements of the representative bodies for solicitors and barristers in England and Wales in relation to the academic stage of training in England, and to ultimately become a fully qualified legal practitioner in Spain.

Finally, through the study of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) during the fourth year, you will qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales,* adding an attractive element to your profile regardless of where you wish to start your professional career. You can study the Legal Practice Course at any of The University of Law’s locations in the UK. See our locations page for more information.

*Following the LPC, you will need to complete a two-year training contract at a law firm to qualify as a solicitor.
During Year 4, you can opt to follow the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) as an alternative to the LPC. This option enables you to qualify as a barrister in England and Wales. The BPTC can be studied at The University of Law’s London Bloomsbury, Birmingham or Leeds campuses.