What will I learn?
Our four-year Law with French Law LLB degree is specifically designed to prepare students for the demands of a global legal market. The course includes a year abroad studying at a university in France and is aimed at those with a strong grasp of the French language.
Throughout your studies you will develop an excellent understanding of core legal principles of both the English and the French legal systems whilst examining the law from a modern, international and critical perspective. You will gain insight into the impact on the law of cultural, economic and political developments, and learn how law affects everyday life in the UK, France and beyond. You will develop advanced legal, research, independent learning and writing skills, and will become a confident communicator, able to participate fully in debates and to present your ideas clearly, both in English and in French.
As a student on the Law with French Law LLB degree you will spend the first two years at Warwick University. In those two years you will gain a thorough grounding in English Law and at the same time study French Law modules in French. French Law modules are taught by lecturers qualified in the French jurisdiction, and tuition is held in small groups.
Your third year is spent at one of our partner universities in France. Thorough preparation and careful supervision while you are away ensure that you gain the maximum benefit from your year abroad.
Our partner universities in France are:
For the fourth and final year of your studies you will return to Warwick and complete the LLB degree.
I chose the European LLB because, as much as I wanted to do law at university, I had taken two European languages to A-level and wanted a degree with a genuinely international dynamic. The European Law degree at Warwick is not simply a straight law degree featuring a year abroad: the course is structured to maintain a European focus throughout. In addition, the year abroad counts towards your final degree classification.
My year in Bordeaux could not have been better. The course was difficult enough to give me a genuine sense of achievement at having to compete on the same level as my French peers. Work aside, though, the personal and cultural benefits to be taken from the year were immense. I now have friends across the continent and know how to make homemade pasta!
On a professional level, I always have something extra to talk about at interviews. On a personal level, the opportunity to develop a truly international perspective has given my education an added dimension that very few of my peers could lay claim to.Nick Root, Alumnus, European Law LLB with French Law
A level AAA including an A in A level French
International Baccalaureate 38 points including 6 points in HL French.
Other Qualifications We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.This course requires an adequate level of French. We do not require applicants to have passed the LNAT.
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with Distinction grades in Level 3 units. Substantial study of Law is highly recommended.
Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
General Studies/Critical Thinking General Studies/Critical Thinking – normally excluded from offers
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
Departmental Open Days Applicants offered conditional or unconditional places will be invited to attend a Departmental Open Day, normally held on a Wednesday in late February, mid-March and early May. Click here for more information about visiting us.
How will I be taught?
Each module usually has two lectures per week, plus regular seminars which offer opportunities for legal problem solving and discussion of ethical or policy issues relating to the law. Staff also have regular office hours in which you can discuss issues outside the seminar setting. We employ a range of innovative teaching methods, such as performance based learning, reflective journals and dramatised dissertations.
Our contextual approach to law means that we ask for consistent work and for your full commitment throughout the course. In return, we will give you all the support and advice needed to help you realise your full potential.
How will I be assessed?
We offer a variety of assessment methods, with emphasis placed on continuing assessment through class tests, essays and other formative and summative written work. You can also choose to weight your degree towards either examinations or essays.
Scheme of Study
Four years full-time study leading to the degree of:
- LLB (Honours) or
- LLB (Pass) or
- LLB (Honours) (QD) - Qualifying Degree status (QD) indicates professional recognition
Students will spend the third year at a university in France with which the University has a formal exchange agreement. It should be noted that the partnership arrangements between Warwick and the relevant French universities are co-ordinated within the framework of the European Union's SOCRATES programme. Consequently, the availability of each programme in any particular year is subject to the relevant SOCRATES agreements being approved and in force for that period.
Module Options by Year
Most modules given by the School of Law are examined by a combination of invigilated examination and course work. A small number of modules are assessed solely by coursework. In some modules the proportion of work assessed by examination is fixed, but in others candidates may choose, subject to the overall limit on assessment, different proportions of assessed work. Where the proportion of examined work is variable, the length of the invigilated examination usually varies accordingly.
Up to 55% of a candidate's work may be examined by assessment. Any candidate who wishes to exceed this limit must apply to the School of Law for special consideration. If the School approves the application it will be submitted for consideration by the Examinations Committee of the Senate.
Many invigilated examinations in Law are preceded by 15 minutes reading time. Some examinations also provide material for students' use (statutes, treaties, cases, etc.).
- First Year 0% - 120 CATS
- Second Year 40% - 120 CATS
- Third Year 20% - 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
- Fourth Year 40% - 120 CATS
- Warwick Law School is one of the leading law schools in the world, ranked in the top 100 globally in the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016 and renowned for its high-quality teaching and research.
- We pioneered – and continue to apply – a unique approach to the study of law: one that is contextual, comparative and international. Our approach provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to become solicitors or barristers, examining the impact of economic, cultural and political change on the law, as well as exploring the critical role the law can play in improving social and economic conditions in modern societies.
- Variations on our LLB present opportunities to study law in several non- UK jurisdictions around the world (in French, German or English). This is complemented by Warwick-based teaching by that draws on the expertise of staff who have first-hand experience of teaching and practising law in over 15 non-UK jurisdictions.