Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code M1M2
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects French Law

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School of Law

Top 10 university for pupil barristers
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Top 10 in the UK for research excellence
Research Excellence Framework 2014

Course description

This four-year law course allows you to add an international and bilingual dimension to your degree in law. You'll obtain a qualifying degree in English law and gain a thorough expertise in French law while strengthening your French language skills. This course is an excellent platform for a career in the UK, France, or both.

Why study this course?

Employability - as global politics shifts and changes, lawyers who understand the language and the law in two countries are in high demand. Brexit will amplify that need as cooperation with European partners will become more complex.

Work experience - over 200 places in our voluntary law or criminology schemes. You'll also have the opportunity to train your litigation skills by competing in prestigious moot courts.

Global opportunities - take a year abroad at fantastic institutions in France, Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland with free French language classes. Sheffield law school boasts an uncomparable number of partners to choose from.

Community and support - your course director is your personal contact point and follows your progress throughout the four years of your degree. You'll be part of a tight-knit community of students and will form strong bonds with your cohort, as well as learning from the experience of students in higher years and alumni.

Innovation - you'll benefit from research-led teaching at a Russell Group university law school.

Flexible - tailor the course to your interests through a wealth of optional choices.

You'll be taught by French academics and practitioners. Studying French legal method and French substantive law in French while in Sheffield means that you will be ready to hit the ground running when you go on your year abroad.

Start your career with the LLB.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including French
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including French + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant social science
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level French
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject (Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship or Personal and Business Finance) + an appropriate French language qualification
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including French
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAABB + B in French
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA including French
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • At least two of your three A Levels should be in acceptable subjects
    Guidance on acceptable A Level subjects
  • BTEC relevant subjects: Applied Law, Applied Science, Business, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Personal & Business Finance. Access relevant subjects: Law, Business Studies/Management, Humanities, Social Science
  • International students need an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on School of Law website

First year

Core modules:

Contemporary Issues in Law and Justice
Criminal Law and Justice
Law of Obligations (Contract, Torts & Restitution)
Property Law (Land Law, Equity and Trusts)
Public Law in the UK and the EU
French Legal Terminology
Introduction to Comparative Law
Law School Without It No Success 1 (WINS1)

Second year

Core modules:

Criminal Law (Advanced)
Equity & Trusts
European Union Law
French Administrative Law
French Private Law
Land Law

Third year

Core modules:

Law Year Abroad

Fourth year

Optional modules:

Advanced Issues in International Law
Banking and Financial Services Regulation
Competition Law
Copyright & Related Rights
Criminal Evidence
Criminal Process
Criminology Research Project
Current Issues in EU Law
Drugs, Crime and Control
Employment Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Foundations of International Law
Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice
Human Rights and Human Genetics
Intellectual Property: Patents, Trade Secrets
International Human Rights Law
International Legal Theory and Practice
Law Research Paper
Law Research Paper
Law, Accountability and Government
Police and Policing in a Global Context
Principles of Healthcare Law and Ethics
Prisons and Imprisonment
Responding to Crime and Victimisation
Restorative Justice
Sale of Goods
Special Project: International Mooting
Special Project: Pro Bono
The Law Relating to Public Companies
The Rehabilitation of Offenders
The Theory and Practice of the Human Rights Act 1998
Youth Crime and Justice

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Scheduled teaching 11%
Independent study 64%
Placement 25%

Exams/tests 42%
Coursework 56%
Practical 2%

School of Law

All our courses prepare you for the challenges of professional life. Learning to identify and address the complex legal, moral, ethical or social questions that underpin the law is key to your success here. Your teachers will be researching the very latest aspects of law and criminology. Amongst them will be practising legal professionals and winners of national awards for teaching law. Their discoveries become yours, as their research filters into teaching.

Top law firms regularly visit us to meet our students and take a hands-on approach by contributing to their wider education. They also interview our high-achieving students for jobs.

We have over 180 places for voluntary work experience, which gives you the chance to do real client work that has a positive impact in the community. You can get involved in our free legal clinic and the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre, an opportunity to work on cases of wrongful imprisonment. You can work on our commercial pro bono project, on our criminal justice initiative, or at the courts providing help and support to individual litigants. You can also work with several local charities as a trained adviser, helping individuals with their legal problems.

Our law degrees have a strong international focus to prepare you for a career that could take you anywhere. Our study abroad scheme is the largest of its kind in the UK and includes destinations across Europe and beyond, in Australia, Hong Kong, and many others.

School of Law website

What our graduates do

Many of our students enter the legal profession, either as barristers or solicitors. For those planning to become solicitors, we offer an in-house Legal Practice Course. Many of our graduates secure sought-after training contracts as solicitors in top law firms and we're in the top 10 UK law schools for pupil barristers

Our former students have joined global, national and regional law firms, barristers' chambers and have become judges. Three Lord Justices of Appeal are among our former graduates and regularly visit to support us. With all the opportunities and skills on offer here, our students have also taken up careers in the criminal justice system and in a wide range of managerial professions.

Student profile

Anoushka Nehra, School of Law

"Living in France for a year was an invaluable experience, which improved my academic and social skills tremendously. By studying both the civil law system and common law system, I developed a great understanding of international law. With this interest, I was inspired to apply to represent the university in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in my final year, which was a thoroughly rewarding experience, as I met law students from all over the world."

Anoushka Nehra ,

All our LLB courses constitute a qualifying law degree. This means you'll be eligible to take the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course for entry to the legal profession in England and Wales, either as a solicitor or barrister.

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