English and French Law at University of Leicester - UCAS

English and French Law

University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate

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This four-year bilingual course is a collaboration with the University of Strasbourg. You will graduate with two law degrees: a qualifying LLB and a Maîtrise en droit. You will also gain a specialisation in private, corporate, or public European law. Our well-established course is designed for bilingual students and is run jointly by the University of Leicester and the University of Strasbourg. The first two years of your course will be spent here in Leicester, leading to the award of the LLB degree (conferred at the end of your time in Strasbourg). You will then move to the Université de Strasbourg for a further two years. Successful completion of the programme there culminates in the award of a Maîtrise en droit mention 'droits français et anglais'. You will also gain a specialisation in private, corporate, or public European law. When you graduate you will be awarded with two qualifying law degrees: LLB and Maîtrise. These qualifications will reflect your competence in English, French, and European law. The Maîtrise is similar to the LLB in that it qualifies you for the professional examinations in France. Your bilingualism and proficiency in multiple legal systems will make you a perfect candidate for European bodies, such as the Council for Europe or European Parliament. As many leading law firms have branches in other countries or undertake cross-border work, this course will give you a distinct competitive advantage when beginning your legal career.

Course details


In your first year, you will study the fundamentals of the English legal system and begin to develop your legal skills, learning how to think critically about the way the law operates. You will also study the three fundamental areas of contract, tort and constitutional and administrative law. In your second year, you will build on your knowledge by studying the four remaining foundation subjects, and we will support you with your forthcoming transition to studying French law at the University of Strasbourg. You will spend your third year at the University of Strasbourg, where you will take licence examinations in the following four areas: Droit administratif, Droit civil, Droit commercial, Droit public/constitutionnel You will then select two option modules in the areas of French law that most interest you. Details of option modules available will be provided by the University of Strasbourg. During your time in Strasbourg you will have the chance to find a work placement in one of the European institutions located in Strasbourg, assisted by staff in the University of Strasbourg. You will continue your fourth year studies at the University of Strasbourg, where you will undertake Maîtrise examinations with the option of specialising in private, corporate, or public European Law to obtain one of the three following maîtrises: Droit européen dominante privée, Droit européen dominante publique, Droit européen des affaires Further information is available on 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. Please note this only applies to the two years spent in Leicester.

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How to apply

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Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Course codeM120
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 To include French A-Level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB To include French Advanced Higher
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points Including 6 in Higher Level French. Plus grade 4 in Standard Level English required if not held at GCSE.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) This qualification is only acceptable when combined with other qualifications
Extended Project Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: ahladmissions@le.ac.uk
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 To include French Pre-U Certificate.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma Not accepted

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.

Additional entry requirements


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
English and French Law at University of Leicester - UCAS