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Undergraduate Study

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

UCAS code M120
Duration 4 years
Entry year 2024
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Law
Contact

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 723192

Typical offer

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A levels: A*AA-AAA
IB: 38/766-36/666
BTEC: D*DD-DDD

Contextual offers

A-Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 34/665-32/655
BTEC: DDD-DDM

Overview

  • You will spend your first three years in Exeter and your final year at the University of Rennes I
  • Provides students with the foundation to pursue a professional legal career in both the UK and France
  • You’ll study French law 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

Accreditation

Our LLB programmes provide an excellent start to a legal career if that is your goal, equipping you with the knowledge and skills that will support you towards the next steps to professional legal qualification. This includes the 'foundations of legal knowledge' subjects required for the academic stage of qualification as a barrister. If you plan to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, after you graduate you will need to comply with the further training and other requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board, or the relevant regulatory body in the country in which you intend to practice.

Top 150 in the world for Law

QS World University Subject Rankings 2023 

Excellent national and international reputation for mooting

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 (typical offer)

Qualification Typical offer Required subjects
A-Level A*AA-AAA B in French
IB 38/766-36/666 HL5 or SL6 in French
BTEC D*DD-DDD Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma are also required to achieve B in French
GCSE C or 4 English language
Access to HE 30 L3 credits at Distinction Grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit Grade To include 12 L3 credits at Merit Grade in an acceptable French subject area
T-Level Distinction*-Distinction Applicants studying a T-level will also require GCE AL French grade B
Contextual Offer

A-Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 34/665-32/655
BTEC: DDD-DDM

Specific subject requirements must still be achieved where stated above. Find out more about contextual offers.

Other accepted qualifications

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English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Grades advertised on each programme webpage are the typical level at which our offers are made and provide information on any specific subjects an applicant will need to have studied in order to be considered for a place on the programme. However, if we receive a large number of applications for the programme we may not be able to make an offer to all those who are predicted to achieve/have achieved grades which are in line with our typical offer. For more information on how applications are assessed and when decisions are released, please see: After you apply

Course content

Programme curriculum currently under review.

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.

Full module descriptions

For full module descriptions please visit the Law website. Please note programme curriculum currently under review.

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.

120 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
LAW1004 The Law of Contract 30
LAW1013 French Constitutional Law 30
LAW1035 Constitutional and Administrative Law 30
LAW1036 Legal Foundations 30

105 credits of compulsory modules, 15 credits of optional modules

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
LAW2015 The Law of Torts 30
LAW2017 Land Law 30
LAW2033 French Administrative Law 30
LAW2103 European Union Law 15

Optional modules

In addition to the compulsory modules listed below, you will study an optional 15-credit module selected from the list of optional modules offered in the Law School at Level 5 (XXX2xxx). See https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/currentstudents/undergraduatemodules/ for optional Law School modules.

90 credits of compulsory modules, 30 credits of optional modules

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
LAW3003 Criminal Law 30
LAW3041D Trusts 30
LAW3051 French Law of Contract 30

Optional modules

In addition to the compulsory modules listed below, you will study 30 credits of optional module(s) at Level 6 (XXX3xxx) and/or Level 5 (XXX2xxx), with a maximum of 30 credits at Level 5. Over the duration of your programme, you must take a minimum of 90 credits at Level 6. Please note that you are not permitted to select Level 4 (XXX1xxx) modules at this Stage. At Stage 3, you may choose to take up to 30 credits of module(s) outside the Law School, subject to availability and approval. See https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/currentstudents/undergraduatemodules/ for optional Law School modules.

120 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory modules

Stage 4 is spent at the Law Faculty of the University of Rennes 1, where you will follow one of the Master 1 (Maîtrise en Droit) (Master 1) programmes. At Stage 4, you will be registered at the University of Exeter on the compulsory module, LAW4000 Year Abroad: Maitrise.

CodeModule Credits
LAW4000 Year Abroad: Maitrise 120

Fees

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

UK students: £9,250 per year
International students: £23,700 per year

Scholarships

The University of Exeter has many different scholarships available to support your education, including £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*. Financial support is also available for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, lower income households and other under-represented groups to help them access, succeed and progress through higher education.

* Terms and conditions apply. See online for details.

Find out more about tuition fees and scholarships

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.

You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning opportunities including interactive seminars, workshops and lectures, and independent and guided study.

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.

Optional modules outside of this course

Each year, if you have optional modules available, you can take up to 30 credits in a subject outside of your course. This can increase your employability and widen your intellectual horizons.

Proficiency in a second subject

If you complete 60 credits of modules in one of the subjects below, you may have the words 'with proficiency in [e.g. Social Data Science]' added to your degree title when you graduate.

  • A Foreign Language
  • Law
  • Social Data Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership

Find out more about proficiency options

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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.

Read more from Lucie, graduated in July 2019

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:

Occupations Law firms Other 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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