- Duration (years): 4 years
- Qualification Awarded: Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
- Level of Qualification: Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)
- Language of Instruction: English and Greek
- Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 240
Profile of the Programme
The aim of the programme is to enable students to acquire the first degree in law which would allow them to be admitted to the legal profession or to work as a legal consultant by developing skills and abilities pertinent to a lawyer, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, self-motivation and specialized knowledge of the law. The programme has been recognized by the Cypriot Legal Council for the purposes of professional recognition of the degree and by DOATAP in Greece and other organizations. It collaborates with the University of London External Programme and offers a joint LLM together with EAP in Greece and Loyola in the USA.
- To provide students with a sound understanding of the foundations and socio-legal environment of law and to enable them to develop their analytical and research skills
- To provide students with a critical understanding and specialized knowledge of a wide range of core courses in law, as well as the opportunity to study law from an extensive catalogue of optional subjects, covering the entire range of legal knowledge
- To expose students to a wide range of disciplinary approaches to legal study, encouraging them to reflect on the complexity of legal practice and of the variety of ways of understanding law's role in contemporary society.
On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to be employed in fields relevant to the legal profession such as advocates, judges, notaries, legal consultants, private and public organizations, non-governmental organizations, private companies etc.
Access to Further Studies
Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate studies (LLM or the Master in Law and Politics) or any other post-graduate
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
By the end of the programme graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of principle features of the legal system including general familiarity with its institutions and procedures.
- Demonstrate knowledge of legal principles and values in a wide range of topics extending beyond the core curriculum.
- Demonstrate some in-depth knowledge of specialist areas.
- Demonstrate critical awareness in the analysis of the legal order.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify and comprehend legal issues.
- Demonstrate the ability to decide whether factual circumstances are sufficiently elucidated for a legal decision.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify debates and engage with these while accurately reporting the applicable law.
- Demonstrate the ability to act independently in planning and undertaking complex legal tasks.
- Demonstrate the ability to read a range of complex works within and about law and to summarise their arguments accurately.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct legal research for giving legal advice.
- Demonstrate the ability to reflect on own learning.
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.