|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
A level French grade A.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7.0 overall (with no less than 6.5 in any band)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
If you are seeking a career with an international dimension in law, business or commerce this degree provides excellent preparation. This programme has been designed to meet the need for a generation of lawyers equipped both legally and linguistically to cooperate and negotiate with European partners within a European changing context.
During years one, two and four of the degree, you will study approximately two-thirds English law subjects and one-third French language and French law subjects.
Birmingham Law School is the most established law school in one of the largest legal communities in the country. For almost 100 years we have made a major contribution to teaching and scholarship, and you’ll learn from academics who are leaders in their fields and the authors of many key works used by practitioners today.
*First Year *
Students currently study the following modules:
Legal Skills and Methods
Law of Contract
French Language Proficiency 1: Presenting, Debating and Writing
Introduction to French Law
Legal Foundations of the European Union
Law of Torts
Legal Communication and Writing
Law in Action II
Introduction to French Property Law
French Language Proficiency 2: Presenting, Debating and Researching
In the third year you follow an approved course of study at a French or French-Canadian university. You will acquire a thorough grounding in the law of France or Québec and broaden your education by comparing the English legal system with that of your host country as well as by studying alongside ‘home’ students. We currently offer places at the following universities:
Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV
Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas
Université de Strasbourg
Université Laval, Québec City, Canada
Upon completion of the programme you will receive a Birmingham degree and if your exchange is at the Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV or Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, you will also receive a Certificat de Droit Français.
In your final year back in Birmingham, you will study French Core Language and will have an option to take a module from the Department of Modern Languages or the French Legal Dissertation. You will also choose 80 credits of options available in the Law School.
Example optional modules may include:
Advanced EU Law
Advanced Law of Torts
Banking and Financial Services Law
Canadian Constitutional Law
Comparative Public Law
Counter Terrorism Law
Dissertation on a prescribed legal topic
Employment Law in Practice
Gender and Law
Human Rights and Criminal Justice
Intellectual Property Law
International Criminal Law
International Economic Law
International Human Rights Law
Law and Policy of the WTO
Law of Adult Relationships
Law of Health and Safety at Work
*Law of Trusts and Equity
Legal Issues in Health Care Law
Legal Systems of the World
Political and Legal Theory II
Private International Law
Public International Law
Regulation of the Legal Profession
This degree is a ‘qualifying’ degree; this means that it provides exemption from the first or academic stage of the examinations required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board before you can qualify as a solicitor or barrister.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.