Licence English and French Law (Double Degree) at University of Essex - UCAS

University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Licence English and French Law (Double Degree)

Course summary

Our challenging and competitive course gives you the rewarding intellectual experience of discovering the richness of both the French and English legal cultures. We are one of only a few universities in the UK which put students on the right path to qualify for legal practice in both the UK and France. Your first two years on our prestigious LLB English and French Law course are spent at Essex, where you take the required modules in English Law, meeting the requirements for the academic stages of training to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK. You also take French law in both years, which is taught in French. Not only will you learn legal rules, but you will also consider the function of law in society, the philosophy of law, policy issues and law reform. For instance, you address the rights of consumers, family members, prisoners, householders, workers and children. You'll also cover topics including, but not limited to:

  • The functions of the three branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial)
  • UK and French constitutional law
  • Law of trusts
  • Principles of negligence
  • Criminal liability
In your third year, you study at a partner institution in France, where you follow modules in French law to obtain the Licence en Droit. Three-year degree gives you more flexibility Following France's Ministry of Education Reform in 2016, our new 3-year programme (LLB and Licence) gives you the flexibility, once completed at end of Licence 3, to select a 2-year integrated Masters course at a University in France. The selection at master level takes place at Master 1 (at end the of Licence 3) and no longer at Master 2 (at the end of Master 1). Under this new system the Master 1 and Master 2 must both be completed at the same University, so if you change from one degree to another at the end of Masters year 1, you will need to start a new Master's degree from the beginning. The LLB English and French Law (Licence) gives you the flexibility in choosing your masters route. At Essex, we are ranked 51st for Law in the THE World University Rankings 2021 and our Human Rights Centre is recognised internationally. We are proud of our network of international contact and are actively engaged in debates about the meaning of justice in the UK and beyond. We work with the United Nations and governments, human rights organisations and corporations all over the world. Please note that you are required to be bilingual in French and English in order to be accepted onto this course. Undergraduate EU Scholarship This scholarship scheme is for undergraduate EU students studying as a new student in academic year 2021-22 who are classified as international students for fees purposes. The awards offered are a discount of £5,000 automatically deducted from your tuition fees. The award will be made for each year of study for the duration of your course. Find out more about the scholarship and it's eligibility criteria here.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are happy to accept the French Baccalaureat with 14 overall including 12 in English and 12 in French.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £20500 Year 1
International £20500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Fees displayed are for 2024-25 entry. Fees may increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Licence English and French Law (Double Degree) at University of Essex - UCAS