The Bachelor of Civil Law programme is the traditional law degree, offering a rich curriculum of core and optional legal subjects. All students are encouraged and assisted in acquiring skills in legal analysis, legal research and written and oral communication. The programme seeks to impart a solid grounding in law and the academic foundation necessary to prepare for entry to the legal professions.
All core law courses are covered as well as a number of complementary optional courses. It is also possible to study a European language – either French, German or Italian. If you have a keen interest in all aspects of the law and you wish to take all the required subjects to study for the legal professions in a single degree, then the BCL is for you. You can focus solely on law subjects or you can combine law and other subjects. You can then proceed to take the entrance examinations to become a solicitor or a barrister.
At the end of second year, interested students may opt to join the BCL International Programme, which involves spending third year at a university in mainland Europe.