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.
Primarily a law degree with French as an important subsidiary element, during years one, two and four of the programmes, you will study approximately two-thirds English law subjects and one-third French language and French law subjects. In your third year you will study in France or French-speaking Canada.
The French legal system belongs to the continental European family of legal systems known as Civil Law. By contrast, England is the home of Common Law, a family of legal systems which also embraces many nations outside Europe including the USA. During the programme you will familiarise yourself with both legal systems, thereby gaining comparative experience of two of the world's major legal families.
Birmingham Law School uses a variety of methods to assess student performance, this includes exams, essays and dissertations. At the beginning of each module, you'll be given information on how and when you'll be assessed for that programme of study.
As a Birmingham student, you are joining the academic elite and have the privilege of learning from world-leading experts in their fields. Learning here at the Law School is research-led, drawing upon the expertise of staff to provide excellent teaching. We regard teaching and research as inextricably linked and mutually reinforcing. Our staff are frequent participants in legal debates and contribute regularly to the policy-making process.
- A level
- Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Grades / Points
To include A level French at grade A.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Birmingham has been leading the way as a global university since 1900; it was the first civic university to allow students from every background to study at its beautiful, leafy green campus. A member of the Russell Group, this research-intensive institution has world-leading academics including Nobel Prize winners, and offers over 300 programmes from business to biosciences, engineering to psychology.
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