English Law and French Law LLB

UCAS CodeM1M0
QualificationLLB
Duration4 years
Study modeFull-time

About this Course

LLB English Law & French Law / Masters I (Droit International, Européen et Comparé)

This exciting four year programme, involving study in France and the UK, leads to the award of two law degrees:

  1. An LLB Qualifying Law Degree (recognised by both the Bar and Law Society of England and Wales, and also recognised in France as a Masters I degree)
  2. A Masters 1 Droit international, européen et comparé (European and Comparative Law)

It is open to students who complete two years at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, followed by two years at Bangor University.

Students will be educated in the fundamentals of law and in the major Law subjects in the United Kingdom, France, Europe, and the wider international community. You will acquire an in-depth, contextualised understanding of the major substantive areas of law, and will develop the ability to compare and contrast aspects of English, Welsh and French law with those of other countries. You will be equipped to understand both Common Law and Civil Law principles, so whether you subsequently choose to practice as a lawyer or undertake further study, you will be very familiar with the subtleties of both Common and Civil Law. You will learn to interpret legal rules and employ legal reasoning in techniques used in both the Common and Civil Law systems in order to offer solutions and conclusions to actual or hypothetical complex legal problems.

Upon completion, students will have acquired sufficient expertise in the laws of England, Wales and France to progress to further studies in their chosen discipline and/or a professional training qualification.

This LLB is a Qualifying Law Degree, which means that it is recognised for professional purposes by the Law Society and Bar Council of England and Wales, and the Law Society of Ireland. In France, the Masters 1 is also recognised for professional purposes. Graduates will be eligible to proceed directly onto vocational training courses in these countries to become solicitors or barristers.

Tuition Fees

Years 1 and 2: tuition fees will be paid directly to Université Toulouse 1 Capitole. Please visit the website for up-to-date fee information.

Years 3 and 4: tuition fees will be paid directly to Bangor University – visit the tuition fee pages for the latest fee information. Students from Université Toulouse 1 Capitole will qualify for a scholarship of £1,000 per annum, which will be awarded as a reduction on the tuition fee.

Please see the Scholarships page for information about funding opportunities.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

  • All degrees have Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) status denoting that Bangor LLB graduates will have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England and Wales.
  • As all Bangor LLB degrees have QLD status, graduates may enter directly onto Legal Practice Courses (LPC) to become solicitors or the Bar Practice Training Courses (BPTC) to become barristers.
  • Bangor LLB degree holders are eligible to take the Law Society of Ireland entrance exams: FE-Is.
  • The degrees address the British, European and global dimensions of contemporary legal development.
  • Welsh students may undertake tutorials and workshops in Welsh in all Law modules where these are offered as part of the curriculum.
  • We have a dedicated and well resourced Law library.
  • Bangor is the only institution in north Wales to offer a Law degree.
  • The degree is taught by bilingual staff with a wide range of expertise.

Course Content

I am very proud of my faculty! The teaching staff are great and are true experts in their field and beyond!

Artem Grigoriev
English Law and French Law LLB

What will you study on this course?

Years 1 and 2: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

Year 1 Year 2
Introduction to Private Law (6 ECTS credits) Civil Law (6 ECTS credits)
Introduction to Public Law (6 ECTS credits) Administrative Law (6 ECTS credits)
International Institutions (6 ECTS credits) Criminal Law (6 ECTS credits)
History of Law (6 ECTS credits) European Law (6 ECTS credits)
Economics Law (6 ECTS credits) Business Law I (6 ECTS credits)
Institutions Jurisdiction (Private Law) (6 ECTS credits) Common law module (2 ECTS credits)
Civil Law (6 ECTS credits) Civil Law II (6 ECTS credits)
Constitutional Law (6 ECTS credits) Administrative Law II (6 ECTS credits)
European Institutions (6 ECTS credits) Business Law II (6 ECTS credits)
Economic Law (6 ECTS credits) Tax Law (6 ECTS credits)
Jurisdiction and Public Institutions (2 ECTS credits) Criminal Law and Procedure (6 ECTS credits)
Common Law Module (2 ECTS credits)  

Years 3 and 4: Bangor University

All students complete the same compulsory modules at Bangor in order to attain a QLD LLB.

Year 3 Year 4
Public Law (20 credits) International Law of Human Rights (20 credits)
Contract Law (20 credits) Land Law (20 credits)
Introduction to Law (20 credits) European Union Law (20 credits)
Legal Skills (20 credits) Tort (20 credits)
Equity and Trusts (20 credits) Optional module in Law
Criminal Law (20 credits) Optional module in Law

Optional modules include:

  • Commercial Law
  • Dissertation
  • Company Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Evidence
  • Family and Welfare Law
  • Labour Law
  • Media Law
  • Legal Research Jurisprudence
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Criminal Law
  • Startup Law
  • Startup Law Clinic
  • Equity and Trusts
  • National and European Public Procurement Law
  • International Procurement Regimes

Upon successful completion of the four years, graduates will be awarded the following two degrees:

  1. An LLB Qualifying Law Degree (recognised by both the Bar and Law Society of England and Wales, and also recognised in France as a Masters I degree) – awarded by Bangor University;
  2. A Masters 1 Droit international, européen et comparé (European and Comparative Law) – awarded by Université Toulouse 1 Capitole.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the English Law and French Law Modules page.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Careers and Employability

Upon completion, students will have acquired sufficient expertise in the laws of England, Wales and France to progress to further studies in their chosen discipline and/or a professional training qualification.

This is a Qualifying Law Degree, which means that it is recognised for professional purposes by the Law Society and Bar Council of England and Wales. The degree will be received as the equivalent of a Masters I degree in France. Graduates will be eligible to proceed directly onto vocational training courses in these countries to become solicitors or barristers.

Employability and the School of Law

Studying at Bangor Law School is about so much more than learning: it is also about preparing for employment. We are focussed on helping students to improve their career prospects by developing the skills that are in demand by employers and facilitating opportunities to gain crucial work experience.

Developing contacts

Through our continuous work in developing contacts with legal practitioners across the UK, we have developed a programme of work placements with a number of law firms and corporations. Our contacts in the legal sector have also been instrumental in developing the annual Law Fair, during which students are able to network with a range of local employers. These activities are complemented by regular careers talks from guest speakers.

Through the support of legal practitioners in the local area we have also been able to conduct specialist module workshops recently, which allow students to discuss and debate issues they have encountered in class with experienced professionals.

Bangor Students' Law Society

The award-winning Bangor Students' Law Society organises a calendar of events intended to complement what is learnt in lectures and to expand students' career prospects. These include the annual Moot Court competitions (in which teams of students take part in simulated court proceedings) and the opportunity to obtain the BPP Certificate in Commercial Awareness.

Together, the Law School and the Society provide a dynamic learning environment that accelerates students' development and prepares them for life after graduation, be it in the legal profession, further study or another industry altogether.

Innocence Project and Street Law

The Innocence Project and Street Law see students applying their legal education to real-life situations and to make a difference, whether that may be through overturning a wrongful conviction or distributing legal knowledge amongst local communities and schools. These activities are an impressive addition to any CV and help to nurture all-important analytical, communication, presentation and teamwork skills.

Both School and Society work continuously to develop links with the legal industry to ensure that all available opportunities are to the utmost benefit of Bangor University Law School's students and graduates.

Opportunities at Bangor

The University’s Careers and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions. Developing your personal skills and enhancing your employability while at university is becoming increasingly important in today’s job market.

The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)

The Bangor Employability Award enables students to build on their transferable skills through the recognition of activities they become involved in during their university life. Students can gain points towards the award through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, attending workshops or actively participating in the Students’ Union’s clubs and societies.

The Award is open to everyone and taking part in the scheme can make a major difference to your performance in the graduate job market.

Internships

Bangor University runs undergraduate and postgraduate internship schemes twice a year, which allow students to work in a professional environment while learning relevant skills and earning money.

Internships offer valuable experience in a professional work place and there is a range of internships you can get involved in.

Student Volunteering

Not only is volunteering worthwhile – it also improves your employability and widens your experience.

The Students’ Union has a dedicated Student Volunteering Office (SVB) which currently contributes a total of 600 hours each week, promoting a close relationship between the university and the local community. Find out more on the Student Volunteering pages of the Bangor Student’s Union website.

Working while you Study

The JobZone is the University’s Student Employment Bureau; they advertise the following opportunities:

  • Graduate jobs – Local, National and International
  • Full-time, part time, permanent and temporary jobs
  • Work experience / internships
  • Voluntary opportunities
  • GO Wales opportunties

To access these opportunities you need to register with the Careers and Employability Service.

Entry Requirements

Admission to Toulouse:

This programme requires students whose first language is not French to prove a European level B2 (or equivalent) for admission to Toulouse. Please refer to the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole website for further details about entry requirements. Any eligibility enquiries should be sent to esl@ut-capitole.fr.

Admission to Bangor:

To progress on to Bangor, students must have successfully completed the first two years of the programme in Toulouse, and must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Pass all second year UT-1C exams in the modules listed above, and obtain either a 50% average, or a minimum score of 10 from a maximum of 20 in the UT-1C examinations.
  • Meet the English language proficiency requirement (a European Level B2 or equivalent). This will be assessed by both universities upon initial application to Toulouse.

General University entry requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.

Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.

EU and International students' entry requirements

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.

Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.

More information

Home/EU students and International UCAS applicants

E-mail for General Admissions: admissions@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717 

International students (non-UCAS applicants)

Email to International Admissions: internationaladmissions@bangor.ac.uk or write to

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

How to Apply

Apply

Applying to Université Toulouse 1 Capitole (Years 1 and 2)

Applications for the LLB English Law & French Law must be made to Université Toulouse 1 Capitole (UT-1C), where the first two years of the degree will be spent. Applications must be made online through the Admission Post Bac website between 20 January and 20 March. Full details on the process can be obtained from the APB website (“guide du candidat”).

Applicants must verify whether they are eligible for APB procedure. If not, the eligibility enquiry should be sent to esl@ut-capitole.fr.

Applying to Bangor University (Years 3 and 4)

At the end of the second year in Toulouse, students wishing to apply to Bangor University must visit the UK’s UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) website and create an account: http://www.ucas.com/apply

Intending candidates must select Bangor University (institution code B06) and the course code M1M0 (LLB English Law and French Law). The point of entry chosen should be 3 (i.e. Year 3 of the four year programme). To be accepted into Bangor, students must have successfully completed the first two years of the programme in Toulouse and met the required level of English language proficiency.

Full advice and guidance on completing the application process is available from UCAS directly. There are also a number of helpful video guides available to assist with completing the online application form. Once you are in the UCAS system, you may be eligible to apply for student finance loans.

How to apply through UCAS

Apply online via UCAS

UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. All university applications are processed through UCAS and then passed on to the universities listed.

Students may apply for a maximum of five courses. For Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary courses students are only allowed to apply for four courses.

The application form is found on the UCAS website, under ‘Apply’.

The early closing date is October 15 for all Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary students. The main closing date for all applications is January 15.

Your Personal Statement

Writing your Personal Statement is the part of the application form that requires most work. You are only allowed 47 lines or 500–550 words to explain why you wish to study the course and the skills you have that are essential for university study.

To write a successful personal statement for your UCAS application you must have a good understanding about the course and its content. Remember that you write only one personal statement for your five choices. Make sure that the courses are similar, if not the same, and make sure that you do not mention a specific course or university.

Read our advice on how to draft a winning personal statement or watch our video guide.

After you’ve applied

You should keep an eye on your application on UCAS ‘Track’. Offers from universities will appear on track and you will be able to accept or decline offers.

You can only reply when you have received all your decisions. The types of reply you can make are firm acceptance and insurance acceptance. Usually students reply in early May.

International Student?

If you are an international student, our International Student pages offer further information on applying.

As an international student applying to study one of our undergraduate programmes you can;

Erasmus student?

We receive around 350 exchange students every year from all over the world. 45% of these students come from Europe and the remainder from as far as Singapore, South Korea and Australia.

The University's International Exchanges Office is responsible for welcoming these students.

Confused about your next steps?

Take a look at our Going to University website for information and advice on getting ready for university.

Further Information

Contact us

Bangor Law School's Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0) 1248 382085
E-mail: law@bangor.ac.uk
www.bangor.ac.uk/law/

Why study at the Bangor Law School

  • Our student satisfaction rating reflects our commitment to support, guidance and pastoral care.
  • Our class sizes are considerably smaller than those of many other UK law school, giving lecturers the opportunity to get to know students on a first-name basis.
  • We have a dedicated Law library managed by a professional law librarian.
  • Our international body of staff is made up of experts in fields including International Law, Intellectual Property Law, European Law, Procurement Law, Competition Law, Finance Law and Devolved Government. Graduates of many of the world’s leading universities, they have substantial experience at professional and academic level and are widely published in leading journals. This expertise is reflected in the teaching, through which students develop a thorough understanding of contemporary legal systems and issues with a worldwide perspective.

LLB Degrees

  • Every Bangor LLB is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and is recognised by the Law Society, the Bar Council of England and Wales, and the Law Society of Ireland for professional purposes. This means that Bangor LLB graduates will have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England, Wales and Ireland.
  • Our three-year LLB in Law and our four-year LLB degree schemes combining Law with a European language (French, German, Italian or Spanish) are recognised by the Bar Council of India for professional purposes, provided that they are taken in accordance with the terms of the Bar Council of India recognition criteria (further information).
  • As all Bangor LLB degrees have QLD status, graduates may enter directly onto the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become solicitors or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become barristers.
  • Bangor LLB degree holders are eligible to take the Law Society of Ireland entrance exams: FE-Is.
  • The degrees address the British, European and International dimensions of the contemporary legal environment and development.
  • We have a dedicated degree scheme in Law with English as a second language for students from overseas whose first language is not English.
  • Welsh students may undertake tutorials in all of the foundation subjects in either English or Welsh, opt for an LLB in Law with Welsh, and undertake a few modules taught entirely through the medium of Welsh.

Studying at Bangor

Rated Gold for teaching

We have been awarded a Gold rating, the highest rating possible, for the standarad of our teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities (excluding specialist institutions) for student satisfaction. This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Enjoy a university experience that’s amongst the best in the UK

The guaranteed accommodation, student support, low cost of living and stunning location all contribute towards this.

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience (ranked in the top 20 in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017) with free membership of student clubs and societies, a new international experience programme and employability award scheme.

Award-winning clubs and societies!

Our clubs and societies have been named the best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017.

Unrivalled location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea - has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

Investment in facilities

Benefit from continued investment in facilities and services – with an exciting new Arts and Innovation Centre, new Halls of Residence, and improved sports facilities amongst recent developments.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply within the deadline and hold Bangor as a firm choice. Our accommodation has been rated in the Top 5 in the UK at the 2017 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.

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