Law and Spanish

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Legal practice increasingly takes place on a global stage and multi-lingual legal experts are in high demand. By choosing to study LLB Law and Spanish at Aberystwyth University you will not only gain competency in law but also a high level of fluency in Spanish.

This degree is the perfect combination of formality and creativity. You will study the core elements of legal practice together with law in a broader context, including its relationship with society. At the same time, you will study the rules that govern the Spanish language but also gain a good understanding of the cultural and political aspects of Spanish life and society, learning how to use Spanish in a formal, legal setting as well as in a more informal setting during the year abroad in your third year - an experience that is sure to be the biggest adventure of your life so far.

If you are looking for a course that is both challenging and stimulating, look no further than this LLB degree in Law and Spanish at Aberystwyth University.

Course Overview

Why study Law and Spanish at Aberystwyth University?

  • With University staff and students from over 100 countries, Aber is a friendly, outward-looking community.
  • The Law component of the degree is taught and mentored by staff within the most established Law department in Wales.
  • This is a practical degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced professionals, and academics.
  • Some of the teaching staff in the Department of Law and Criminology have practised as solicitors; others are active for large organisations such as GRETA, the Youth Justice Board, and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • By choosing Aberystwyth, you will be joining a cosmopolitan hub where there will be plenty of opportunity for you to practise your Spanish.
  • All students in the Department of Modern Languages thrive in its multilingual environment. Most modules and classes are taught through the target language, many of the teaching staff are native speakers and all are experts in their respective languages.
  • One of the highlights of this degree is the year abroad. In your third year you will study with one of our partner Universities in Spain.
  • There will be excellent social and professional opportunities, such as visits to Law Fairs and Inns of Court in London.
  • You can opt to participate in the Law Department's national and international competing Mooting Society, in order to develop your advocacy and litigation skills.
Our Staff

Department of Law and Criminology lecturers are mostly either qualified to PHD level or have professional experience and qualifications as practicing lawyers. Many staff also have a PGCE (Higher Education).

All of the lecturers in the Department of Modern Languages are qualified to PhD level and are research active specialists in their chosen field. We also employ highly qualified and experienced language tutors, and native-speakers, who will ensure that your learning is of the highest possible quality and who will provide you with constant support through your years of study.

Modules September start - 2024

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Legal and Criminal Justice Systems * LC10120 20
Beginners Spanish 1 SP10820 20
Beginners Spanish 2 SP11020 20
Spanish Language Advanced SP19930 30


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Contract Law * LC13820 20
Criminal Law * LC10520 20
Tort * LC11120 20
Brazilian Portuguese (Basic) EL10720 20
Introduction to European Film EL10520 20
Language, Culture, and Identity in Europe EL10820 20
Study and Research Skills in Spanish and Latin American Studies SP11120 20
Hispanic Civilization SP10610 10


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Spanish Language SP30130 30


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Business Law and Practice and Solicitors Accounts LC31420 20
Climate Change and Environmental Law LC37720 20
Commercial Law LC36220 20
Company Law LC37220 20
Criminal Law LC30520 20
Criminal Law and Practice LC31620 20
Cybercrime and Cybersecurity LC31920 20
Dispute Resolution in Contract and Tort LC31520 20
Drugs and Crime LC38220 20
Employability Skills for Professionals LC36620 20
Equity and Trusts LC34920 20
European Law LC30720 20
Family and Child Law LC36420 20
Human Rights LC35220 20
Humanitarian Law LC37620 20
Intellectual Property Law LC38620 20
International Law LC36920 20
Labour Law LC36820 20
Land Law LC34820 20
Law and Criminology Dissertation LC39020 20
Medicine Ethics and the Law LC36720 20
Principles of Evidence LC36520 20
Principles of Professional Conduct, Public & Administrative Law, Legal System of England & Wales & L LC31320 20
Property Law and Practice LC31820 20
Public Law LC30620 20
Sports Law and Society LC37920 20
Technology, Artificial Intelligence and the Law LC32420 20
Treatment and Rehabilitation of Offenders LC39120 20
Trusts, Wills and the Administration of Trusts and Estates LC31720 20
Brazilian / Portuguese Language III EL30720 20
Cuba in Revolution SP36020 20
Cuban Cinema of the Revolution: Crisis, National Identity and the Critique of Contemporary Society SP37020 20
Dissertation EL30120 20
Extended Essay Module EL30510 10
Reading Late 19th Century Literature SP35120 20
Seeing Spain Through Cinema SP35020 20
Traducción al español SP39910 10

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh


Your LLB degree in Law and Spanish will open up a range of exciting opportunities for you. You will be a strong candidate for training to become a barrister or a solicitor. The Law aspect of your degree offers you the possibility to succeed in many different areas including criminology, financial management, business, human resources, international relations, journalism and education. The language aspect will allow you to work for multi-national companies where the ability to communicate in another European language is an asset.

The Year Abroad is an element of the degree that will make you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs. Students return from their year abroad with a wider skill set, stronger language competencies and the ability to adapt to any situation.

Your future is important to us and our degrees will equip you with the following:

  • confidence in selecting and deploying the most appropriate range of legal methodologies
  • the ability to evaluate and organise information and to communicate with a range of audiences
  • the ability to gather, assimilate and interpret a wealth of legal information quickly and accurately
  • the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in writing and in speech
  • effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • the ability to work independently
  • time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • self-motivation and self-reliance
  • team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement
  • research skills.

Work experience opportunities

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department.

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

You will receive core training in a number of subjects such as Contract Law, Criminal Law and Tort Law, which must be studied and passed for exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations. You will explore the structure and development of the English and Welsh Legal system, the relationship of the judicial precedent and the court system, and analyse the process of creating legislation and how it is interpreted by judges. You will also take the core language modules which include listening, reading, writing, translation and speaking.

You will spend your third year studying with one of our partner Universities in Spain.

During the second and fourth year, you will be introduced to EU Law, Public Law, Equity and the Law of Trusts, and Land Law. You will also develop your language skills further through intense language classes in the Department of Modern Languages. You will be able to tailor your study by selectively choosing from a range of elective modules.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through a combination of innovative and high quality lectures, tutorials and seminars. In your lectures, you will be introduced to key concepts and relevant up-to-date information. You will also have access to recorded versions of lectures. Our tutorials and seminars are an opportunity for you to discuss particular themes or topics, to evaluate and obtain feedback on your individual learning whilst at the same time improving your construction of legal arguments.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways in your modules. You will have to write essays, sit exams, create portfolios, give oral presentations (including mooting exercises), sit listening tests, write individual compositions and create increasingly complex translations.

Personal Tutor

A personal tutor will be allocated to you for the duration of your degree course. The tutor will be able to help you with any problems or queries that you may have, whether academic or personal. You are welcome to contact your personal tutor at any time if you need assistance.

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 128 - 104

A Levels ABB-BCC to include B in Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM to include B in A level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Spanish at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Spanish

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

The University welcomes undergraduate applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma or T-level qualifications, provided that relevant subject content and learning outcomes are met. We are not able to accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas or T-levels as a general qualification for every undergraduate degree course.
Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits and offers can vary. If you would like to check the eligibility of your qualifications before submitting an application, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for advice and guidance.

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