Undergraduate Study

LLB English Law and French Law/Master 1 (Maitrise en Droit) - 2021 entry

Please note: The below is for 2021 entries. Click here for 2020 entries.
UCAS code M120
Duration 4 years
Entry year 2021
Contact

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Entry requirements

A levels: AAA 
IB: 36/666
BTEC: DDD

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Law

Overview

  • You will spend your first three years in Exeter and your final year at the University of Rennes I
  • In addition to being exempt from the academic stages of professional training in the UK, you will have the necessary knowledge to pass the aptitude test which enables lawyers from EU Member States to practise as a lawyer in France 
  • You’ll study French as a foundation course during your three years in Exeter which is taught and assessed in French
  • Your modules in French law will be taught by highly qualified French lawyers in the relevant language

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Top 100 for Law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Excellent national and international reputation for mooting

Employer-led presentations from law firms to develop skills and improve opportunities

Wide range of opportunities for extra-curricular pro-bono activities

Although challenging in the sense that I am not a native French speaker, the course has been able to accommodate both native speakers and those who have learned the language throughout secondary school, much like myself.

My experience on the course is an extremely positive one, as having the opportunity to obtain an English law degree as well as the French law Master 1 within such a compressed time is an amazing opportunity. Additionally, immersing myself in French culture and being among native speakers throughout my fourth year of study promises to be an excellent experience.

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Sammy

LLB English Law and French Law/Master 1

Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level AAA B in French
IB 36/666 HL5 in French
BTEC DDD Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma are also required to achieve B in French
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB
IB: 30
BTEC: DDM

Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.

International equivalences

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NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Course content

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

You will take modules adding up to 120 credits each year. You will combine modules on English law with modules in French law.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2021 entry

UK and EU students: £9,250 per year
International students: £18,500 per year

Please note that the fees for students starting in 2021 have yet to be set. The fees provided above are the fees for students starting in 2020 and are for guidance only. We will post the fees for 2021 entry shortly.

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Learning and teaching

How will I learn?

We place an emphasis on the development of legal skills and elements of legal research, problem analysis, teamwork, legal writing and reasoning.

You will usually have between 12-16 hours of lectures, workshops or seminars each week and be expected to spend around 30 hours in private study. You’ll also be encouraged to discuss aspects of modules with lecturers during fixed consultation times.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, for example:

  • essay or assignment
  • examination with open notes or other materials
  • examination with unannotated statute books
  • dissertation
  • oral presentations

Assessment methods will vary by module. All students receive written feedback on their coursework assignments and tutors are available to discuss additional feedback on assignments and exams with students as requested.

Legal Assistance Programme

Our Legal Assistance Programme offers a range of pro bono opportunities to provide valuable career experience. These include the Community Law Clinic, where you can help members of the public gain legal advice and information; the Stop Abuse for Everyone charity, providing support and mediation for victims of abuse; the Student Appeals Project which investigates cases subject to appeal; and the Judicial Shadowing Programme, where you can ‘play judge.’

Mooting

Exeter enjoys an international reputation for mooting and our students have been successful in competitions all over the world. Mooting provides you with the opportunity to practise your advocacy skills in a simulated court environment. You’ll receive coaching from staff and present your arguments before volunteer judges in a purpose-built moot court. Our Student Negotiation Society also sends teams to the National Negotiation Competition.

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I am planning to work in institutional relations and regulatory affairs for companies acting in space. This summer, I was selected for a two-month internship at SES, a satellite company. My background in European law and my English and French legal expertise are particularly valuable and helpful in completing this internship. 

I was also selected for a summer course organised by the European Centre for Space Law taking place in September and I will also be attending a 3-day conference in Istanbul organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. Overall, I feel that this double degree gave me the opportunity to find and pursue my career goal and allowed me to strive for excellence.

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Lucie, graduated in July 2019

LLB in English Law and French Law/Master 1 (Maîtrise en Droit)

Your future

We have an excellent relationship with members of the legal profession who are in regular contact with students  through activities such as workshops, skills sessions, mooting, networking, internships, shadowing and mentoring.

Students also benefit from our strong links with alumni all over the world. Many of our alumni are in senior positions and include:

  • His Hon Judge Phillip Waller CBE
  • Steve Edge, Partner – Slaughter and May
  • Fiona Shackleton, Partner – Payne Hicks Beach
  • Dato Ambiga Sreenevasan – President of the Malaysian Bar Council
  • Sarah Turvill – Chairman of Willis International Ltd

Career paths

Many graduates go on to further study in the law and then enter a training contract with a firm of solicitors or a pupillage in a barrister’s chambers.  A law degree also provides a range of skills which are sought by other sectors such as business, finance and administration.

Example destinations* of some of our recent graduates:

OccupationsLaw firmsOther employees

Trainee Solicitor

Paralegal

Legal Team Trainee

Juriste (lawyer)

Management Consultant

Investment Consultant

Business Start-up Coordinator

Compliance Analyst

Probation Officer

Trainee Accountant

HR Assistant

Marketing Assistant

Global Compliance Business

Management Assistant

Allen & Overy

Freshfields  Bruckhaus
Derringer

Michelmores

Thomas Eggar LLP

Macfarlanes

Peer and Co

Bond Pearce

Collection Attorneys Europe

Maurant Ozannes

Nabarro

Dundas and Wilson

Reynolds Porter

Chamberlain

Michael Page International

British Red Cross

Axiom Legal

Microsoft

Babcock International Group

Barclays Bank PLC

Alliance Insurance PLC

Royal Bank of Canada

German Banking Federation

EDF Energy

UNICEF

*This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Surveys 14/15, 15/16, and 16/17. Please note that, due to data protection, the job titles and organisations are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

Further study

Examples of further study followed by our graduates:

  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • LLM, University of Cambridge
  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • LLM International Commercial Law, University of Exeter
  • LLM International Relations and Diplomacy, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • LLM, University of Southern California
  • MA European Community Law, College of Europe, Bruges

Extracurricular programme

Our Legal Assistance Programme offers a range of pro bono opportunities to provide valuable career experience. These include the Community Law Clinic, the Stop Abuse for Everyone charity, the Student Appeals Project and Judicial Shadowing.

Exeter enjoys an international reputation for mooting and our students have been successful in competitions all over the world. Mooting provides you with the opportunity to practise your advocacy skills in a simulated court environment. You’ll receive coaching from staff and present your arguments before volunteer judges in a purpose-built moot court. Our Student Negotiation Society also sends teams to the National Negotiation Competition.

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