LLB (Hons) Degree in Law

Undergraduate Course

The Department of Law dates back to 1986 with the creation and authorisation of a oneyear law course, leading to a Certificate in Law. The first students for the new course were admitted in September 1986 and graduated in June 1987. Holders of the Certificate of the Philips College are eligible for direct entry to the second year at a number of British Universities to study for the LLB degree in Law.

The Department is undergoing a period of growth and development. In this regard: new teaching staff have been recruited, students have been given new options, teaching and research links with universities in the USA and the UK have been established and closer links with cognate departments within the college have been forged. In particular, the Department has sought to cultivate a distinctive profile in European and comparative legal studies, and the study of law in its social setting.

Strong links exist between the Department and the local legal community. Several students have enjoyed periods of work experience in local law firms. Most of the teaching staff maintain their links with practice.

The Department of Law offers a four-year programme leading to the LL.B. (Hons) degree in Law. The course is challenging and stimulating. The programme has several distinctive features:

  • students are introduced to law within an international context,
  • students are encouraged to approach law from a European vantage point and
  • students are encouraged to study the relation between law and society.

Philisophy

The Course rests on the Philisophy that should:

  • maintain the Aristotelian ideal which sees education as expanding the mind while focusing on legal knowledge complemented by the development of techniques of analytical reasoning and critical evaluation;
  • provide students with a sound technical ability to handle legal materials, a strong social, political and historical awareness of the dimensions of law in society, and its impact on society.  The course also seeks to contribute to debates on policy issues relating to the law;
  • encourage the undertaking of the study of law, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, creed, colour, ethnic or national origin or disability.

Aims

  • to provide a sound education in law that will benefit students both educationally as well as vocationally;
  • to develop the analytical, critical and intellectual skills necessary for a student of law within the modern era;
  • to develop a lawyer able to operate globally, competent in English, Cypriot, European and International law;
  • to offer a valuable qualification for those wishing to enter industry, commerce, education, public service or to progress into further study at postgraduate level.

Objectives

The course seeks to fulfill its stated aims by:

  • developing the students’ critical appreciation of values in law and relationship between law and its environs;
  • increasing the students’ sensitivity both to legal techniques and the complexities of the substantive law;
  • stressing the interrelationships between the various areas of law;
  • preparing students to use their analytical and research abilities and to apply their decision-making skills;
  • developing the students’ personal and interpersonal skills and enabling them to participate in mooting exercises that aim to help them deliver arguments, counter arguments, write cogent arguments and experience courtroom etiquette.

Duration of Studies

The period of study for full-time students is four academic years (or eight semesters) covering both core and elective subjects.

Graduation Requirements

Students studying towards the LLB (Hons) Degree in Law are required to take a minimum of 240 ECTS. One hundred and forty (140) ECTS must come from core subjects and eighty (80) from electives.

Honours Degree

At the time of graduation, each candidate for an Honours Degree must have:

  • completed successfully all the prescribed course work of the examination syllabus;
  • achieved the required minimum number of credits of prescribed course work by completing successfully all core, and elective subjects, as required by the programme of studies. As a general rule, all students must have
  • completed successfully a minimum of 240 ECTS; and secure a GPA of at least 2.00.

 

Year 1

Semester 1 ECTS
Core Subjects
LAW-134 LEGAL SKILLS & METHODS I 5
LAW-114 LAW OF CONTRACT I 5
LAW-115 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I 5
LAW-111 ENGLISH LEGAL PROCESS I 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
CST-110 Computers & Applications I 5
PSY-111 General Psychology I 5
BSM-110 Economics I 5
PRL-132/233 English Language I/V 5
PRL-134/236 French Language I/VII 5
PRL-137/239 German Language I/VII 5
Semester 2
Core Subjects
LAW-121 ENGLISH LEGAL PROCESS II 5
LAW-124 LAW OF CONTRACT II 5
LAW-125 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II 5
LAW-144 LEGAL SKILLS & METHODS II 5
Electives: 1 or 2 From (5-10)
CST-120 Computers and Applications II 5
CST-126 Multimedia and Internet Technologies 5
PRL-142/243 English Language II/VI 5
PRL-144/246 French Language II/VIII 5
PRL-147/249 German LanguageII/VII 5
PSY-121 General Psychology II 5

Year 2

Semester 3 ECTS
Core Subjects
LAW-215 THE LAW OF PROPERTY I 5
LAW-216 EUROPEAN COMMUNITY LAW I 5
LAW-217 CRIMINAL LAW I 5
LAW-218 LAW OF TORTS I 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
LAN-232 Sociology of Law 5
PRL-133 English Language III 5
LSN-231 Computers and Law 5
Semester 4
Core Subjects
LAW-226 EUROPEAN COMMUNITY LAW II 5
LAW-227 CRIMINAL LAW II 5
LAW-228 LAW OF TORTS II 5
LAW-225 THE LAW OF PROPERTY II 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
LAN-241 International E-Commerce 5
PRL-242 International Relations 5
PRL-143 English Language IV 5

Year 3

Semester 5 ECTS
Core Subjects
LAW-301 CYPRUS CIVIL PROCEDURE I 5
LAW-329 EQUITY & TRUSTS I 5
LAW-330 JURISPRUDENCE I 5
Electives: 1 or 2 from (5-10)
LAW-338 Employment Law I 5
PSY-410 The Impact of Greek Civilisation on Europe I 5
LAW-337 International Law I 5
LAW-335 Human Rights and Civil Liberties I 5
LAW-334 Criminology 5
LAW-333 Law of Evidence I 5
LAW-332 Family and Child Law I 5
LAW-331 Administrative Law I 5
LAW-336 Consumer Law I 5
Semester 6
Core Subjects
LAW-340 JURISPRUDENCE II 5
LAW-311 CYPRUS CIVIL PROCEDURE II 5
LAW-339 EQUITY & TRUSTS II 5
Electives: 3 from 15
LAW-343 Law of Evidence II 5
LAW-346 Consumer Law II 5
PSY-420 The Impact of Greek Civilisation on Europe 5
LAW-348 Employment Law II 5
LAW-347 International Law II 5
LAW-344 Criminology II 5
LAW-342 Family and Child Law II 5
LAW-341 Administrative. Law II 5
LAW-345 Human Rights and Civil Liberties II 5

Year 4

Semester 7 ECTS
Core Subjects
LAW-464 CYPRUS ADMINISTRATIVE LAW I 5
LAW-485 DISSERTATION I 5
LAW-402 CYPRUS CRIMINAL PROCEDURE I 5
Electives: 2 from 10
LAW-458 Medical Law I 5
LAW-452 Company Law I 5
LAW-462 Cyprus Maritime and Admiralty Law I 5
LAW-461 Criminal Justice and Penology I 5
LAW-463 Cyprus Family Law I 5
LAW-460 Intellectual Property I 5
LAW-459 Wills and Succession I 5
LAW-456 Environmental Law I 5
LAW-455 Juvenile Crime I 5
LAW-453 Corporate Insolvency I 5
LAW-451 Insurance Law I 5
LAW-457 Media law I 5
LAW-454 Early English Legal History I 5
Semester 8
Core Subjects
LAW-484 CYPRUS ADMINISTRATIVE LAW II 5
LAW-412 CYPRUS CRIMINAL PROCEDURE II 5
LAW-495 DISSERTATION II 5
Electives: 2 from 10
LAW-472 Company Law II 5
LAW-482 Cyprus Maritime and Admiralty Law II 5
LAW-481 Criminal Justice and Penology II 5
LAW-480 Intellectual Property II 5
LAW-479 Wills and Succession II 5
LAW-478 Medical Law II 5
LAW-477 Media law II 5
LAW-476 Environmental Law II 5
LAW-475 Juvenile Crime II 5
LAW-473 Corporate Insolvency II 5
LAW-471 Insurance Law II 5
LAW-483 Cyprus Family Law II 5
LAW-474 Early English Legal History II 5
Course Information
  • Credit:minimum of 240 ECTS
Department
Law

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