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English and French Law (Licence) LLB (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our challenging and competitive course gives you the rewarding intellectual experience of discovering the richness of both the French and English legal cultures. We are one of only a few universities in the UK which put students on the right path to qualify for legal practice in both the UK and France.

Your first two years on our prestigious LLB English and French Law course are spent at Essex, where you take the required modules in English Law, meeting the requirements for the academic stages of training to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK. You also take French law in both years, which is taught in French.

Not only will you learn legal rules, but you will also consider the function of law in society, the philosophy of law, policy issues and law reform. For instance, you address the rights of consumers, family members, prisoners, householders, workers and children. You'll also cover topics including, but not limited to:

  • The functions of the three branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial)
  • UK and French constitutional law
  • Law of trusts
  • Principles of negligence
  • Criminal liability

In your third year, you study at a partner institution in France, where you follow modules in French law to obtain the Licence en Droit.

Your future

We maintain close and well-established links with the legal profession.

Our recent graduates of LLB English and French Law have progressed towards various legal careers:

  • World Health Organisation (legal consultancy)
  • Jones Day
  • Slaughter and May, London
  • Lovells Law, Washington DC
  • SBKG, Paris

Others have secured positions across the spectrum of the legal profession, from multi-national city firms, through to large national and regional firms, to local high-street solicitors. Some have gone on to train for the French Bar and Judiciary, or to pursue their studies at Science Po Paris or in Écoles de commerce in France (such as HEC, EDHEC).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 100 1

    45th out of 104 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    115 57%

    49th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    17th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    77th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    114 51%

    58th

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    65th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    78th

    18

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