University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Law with a Modern Language

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Course summary

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Understanding the law can take you places. Understanding another language can take you all over the world. In this degree, you’ll divide your time equally between law and your chosen language, making you a top candidate for multinational firms. At Leicester you will combine the research expertise of Leicester Law School with our excellence in teaching Modern Languages (ranked 10th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2020). You will also benefit from the opportunity to study abroad for a year, in a country related to your courses. As many leading law firms have branches in several countries, your language skills and the experience of having lived abroad will give you a competitive edge when beginning your legal career. The Law with a Modern Language LLB will divide your learning between law and your chosen modern language. Law modules will cover the fundamentals of the English legal system while your languages education will advance your spoken, written and cultural understanding. This is a joint honours course, in which Law modules make up 75% of the content, with Modern Languages modules accounting for the other 25%. You can choose French, Italian or Spanish - all of which can be taken at either beginner or advanced level. Your language studies will be supported by the excellent facilities for modern language students, including state-of-the-art language labs, a dedicated Modern Languages Study Centre, a film theatre, TV and internet resources.

Course details

Modules

In your first year You will be introduced to the core elements of law and begin studying the cultural and linguistic aspects of your chosen language. During your second year You will advance your language skills while broadening your scope of law to include Criminal Law, European Law and the Law of Tort. In your third year you will complete your Year Abroad, this is a fundamental element of our Law with a Modern Language degree, giving you the chance to study in a country related to your language choice. Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester. See our Fees and Funding section for details. In your final year, you will have greater freedom to tailor your degree around the area of law that most interests you. For further information please see our website.

Assessment method

Assessment methods are varied. They can include assessed essays/coursework, exams and multiple choice question papers. Professional legal writing - for example, writing a letter of advice to a client - is also built into our curriculum and you will start developing these practical skills from your very first year with us.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeM2R9
Institution code L34
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB Applicants who choose to study a language at Advanced Level should have an A-Level in that language (French, Spanish or Italian). Applicants who choose to study a language at Beginner's level should have an A-Level (or equivalent) in a foreign language.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D Must have a strong GCSE background. Applicants who choose to study a language at Advanced Level should have an A-Level (or equivalent) in that language (French, Spanish or Italian). Applicants who choose to study a language at Beginner's level should have an A-Level (or equivalent) in a foreign language.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected] Applicants who choose to study a language at Advanced Level should have an A-Level (or equivalent) in that language (French, Spanish or Italian). Applicants who choose to study a language at Beginner's level should have an A-Level (or equivalent) in a foreign language.
Scottish Higher Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB Applicants who choose to study a language at Advanced Level should have an Advanced Higher in that language (French, Spanish or Italian). Applicants who choose to study a language at Beginner's level should have an Advanced Higher in a foreign language.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points Plus grade 4 in Standard Level English required if not held at GCSE. Applicants who choose to study a language at Advanced Level should have grade 6 Higher Level in that language (French, Spanish or Italian). Applicants who choose to study a language at Beginner's level should have a Higher Level in a foreign language.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Extended Project This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 Applicants who choose to study a language at Advanced Level should have a Pre-U Certificate in that language (French, Spanish or Italian). Applicants who choose to study a language at Beginner's level should have a Pre-U Certificate in a foreign language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma D*D*D Must have a strong GCSE background. Applicants who choose to study a language at Advanced Level should have an A-Level (or equivalent) in that language (French, Spanish or Italian). Applicants who choose to study a language at Beginner's level should have an A-Level (or equivalent) in a foreign language.

GCSE English Language required at grade C/4 or above. When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2020/21 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding

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Law with a Modern Language at University of Leicester - UCAS