Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

LLB Law with French Law

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This Information is for 2017 entry only - to see the information for 2016 entry please see this page

This Qualifying Law Degree will allow you to learn about the law, both in the sense of ‘thinking like a lawyer’ and seeing law as a social institution, within two different legal systems.

You’ll study key topics within law and the legal sector such as contract law and criminal law, as well as the broader context of the law and its relationship with society. At the same time, you’ll be introduced to the French legal system and develop your language skills in preparation for your third year studying law at a French university.

A wide range of optional modules will allow you to pursue your interests in specialist legal areas such as company law, human rights law, environmental law and family law. You could also explore topics in criminal justice and criminology, such as policing or youth crime.

Throughout the course, you’ll gain diverse skills that will be valuable to you as a citizen, as well as in your professional career – whether you choose to enter the legal profession or not.

Accreditation

All our LLB courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Council.

Exemptions

This programme leads to a Qualifying Law Degree, which allows you to obtain maximum exemption from the academic stage of training of both the Bar Council and the Law Society of England and Wales. This allows you to progress directly to the vocational stage of training.


Year 1 provides you with a firm foundation in contract and constitutional law. Our Foundations of Law module equips you to study law at undergraduate level and gives you the chance to practice mooting. Meanwhile, a core language module will help you develop and enhance your French language skills and you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of French public law.

In the following year you’ll build on your knowledge and skills with an understanding of criminal law and torts. Additional core modules will develop your research skills and examine the broader relationship between law, the legal system and wider society.

Your choice of optional module will allow you to focus on a topic that suits your interests and career plans, such as financial services law, youth crime or employment law. In addition, you’ll gain a broad knowledge and French private law, and continue with more advanced language study to prepare you to spend Year 3 studying in France.

Your final year will give you the chance to apply your research skills to an independent dissertation on a topic of your choice, which you’ll work on with your supervisor. At the same time you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of European law as well as key facets of English law such as land law and equity and trusts. A final choice of optional modules will allow you to gain specialist knowledge in an area such as war crimes, discrimination law or penology.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Language Awareness and Skills 20 credits
  • Contract Law 30 credits
  • Foundations of Law 30 credits
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law 30 credits
  • French Public Law 10 credits

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Language in Contexts 20 credits
  • Criminal Law 30 credits
  • Torts 20 credits
  • Law and Society 10 credits
  • French Private Law 10 credits
  • Researching Law 10 credits

Optional modules

  • Banking and Financial Services Law 20 credits
  • Company Law 20 credits
  • Criminology: Theories and Concepts 20 credits
  • International Human Rights Law 20 credits
  • International Law 20 credits
  • Employment Law 20 credits
  • Lawyers, Ethics and Society 20 credits
  • Family Law 20 credits
  • Victims, Crime and Justice 20 credits
  • Youth Crime and Justice 20 credits
  • Competition Law 20 credits

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Study Abroad: Law with French 120 credits

Year 4

Compulsory modules

  • European Union Law 20 credits
  • Equity and Trusts 20 credits
  • Land Law 20 credits
  • Long Dissertation 40 credits

Optional modules

  • Advanced Language Skills 20 credits
  • Child Law 20 credits
  • Cyberlaw: Law and the Regulation of the Information Society 20 credits
  • Discrimination Law 20 credits
  • Disability Law 20 credits
  • Evidence 20 credits
  • Gender and the Law 10 credits
  • Health Care Law 20 credits
  • Law and the Environment I: Pollution Control 10 credits
  • Law and the Environment II: Development and Nature Conservation 10 credits
  • Penology 20 credits
  • Crime, Law and Social Change: Crime and Criminal Justice in Historical Perspective 10 credits
  • Media Freedom 20 credits
  • Insolvency Law 20 credits
  • Intellectual Property Law 20 credits
  • Commercial Law 20 credits
  • Private International Law 20 credits
  • Mass Atrocities and Criminal Justice 20 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Law with French Law LLB in programme catalogue

Broadening your academic horizons

At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.

Learning and teaching

One of the key aims of this course is to teach you to “think like a lawyer”, but we also help you develop the transferable skills that allow you to use and apply the law in different situations.

You’ll learn through traditional methods such as lectures, tutorials, language classes and seminars, supported by materials and exercises provided online through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). In your first year, the Foundations of Law module will prepare you for the study of law and allow you to gain practical skills such as group working and mooting.

However, this is a demanding course geared towards self-motivated and independent learners, and you’ll spend most of your time in independent study doing research and preparatory reading. We have excellent library resources with over 50,000 volumes in the Law Library that is held within the Brotherton Library, in addition to extensive electronic access to legal materials and journals.

Assessment

To help you develop the variety of skills you will need in your future career, we assess modules using a range of different methods. These include seen and unseen exams, coursework, group work and oral participation e.g. in discussion groups.


Entry requirements

A-level: AAA including A in French and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Two of your A-levels must be in traditional academic subjects. Please see our Accepted A-level subjects document to check your subjects.

If your choice of A-level subjects has been constrained by factors outside your control (such as if your school or college did not offer certain subjects), please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office to discuss your application.

GCSE: grade B or above in English language, or an appropriate English language qualification.We also expect applicants to have a substantial number of GCSE passes at a high standard.

Alternate Qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

Complete 60 credits with 45 level 3 credits at Distinction Grade.

BTEC

DDD.

Cambridge Pre-U

D3, D3, D3.

International Baccalaureate

35 overall (6,6,5 higher including French).

Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)

AAAAAA.

Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers

AAAAB overall (AA at advanced level including French).

Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.

Alternative entry

Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.

Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.

Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.

Pathways to Law

Pathways to Law provides opportunities for students from state schools in England who are interests in a career in law and who will be the first generation of their family to go to university.

It offers support to students from under-represented backgrounds throughout years 12 and 13 and into university.

Find out more about Pathways to Law

International

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Law Undergraduate Admissions Team.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.

How to apply

Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.

International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK/EU students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If youre unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Admissions policy

School of Law Undergraduate Admissions Policy

Fees

UK/EU: See fees section below

International: £16,000 (per year)

For UK and non-UK EU students starting in 2017, the fee for 2017/18 will be £9,250, subject to parliamentary approval of changes to higher education funding. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the 2017 fee in October. 

The fee may increase in future years of your course, as permitted by law. 

Read more about undergraduate fees and the impact of the EU referendum on fee status

If you take a study abroad or work placement year, youll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.

Read more about paying fees and charges.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.


Careers support

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.

The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.


Placement opportunities

Study abroad

You’ll spend Year 3 studying at one of our partner universities in France, studying different aspects of French and European law.

Our partner institutions are Université Lyon III, Université Toulouse I and Université de Lorraine (Nancy II). Whichever institution you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of French law, the legal system and legal culture. You can also immerse yourself in French culture and enhance your language skills.

During your year abroad, you’ll complete a dossier and learning journal for the School of Law and the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies to evaluate when you return to Leeds for your final year.


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