Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,750 *
Duration 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

Law is an interesting and challenging discipline which impacts at every level, from people's individual daily lives to the operations of Government on the international stage. Increasingly the international dimension to legal study has become more important, across a wide range of legal areas, as the influence of the European Union and international organisations have become so significant.

This course provides you with the foundation subjects required to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree, along with an exciting and dynamic educational experience which includes the opportunity to spend a year studying at one of our partner universities in France, gaining invaluable experience of another legal culture while acquiring knowledge of its legal language and legal system. It will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Depending on your language skills and overall performance, while in France you may have the opportunity to study for a Licence en Droit and, if successful, obtain an additional qualification.

A law degree is seen as a valuable asset by a variety of employers, as is knowledge of another European legal system and another European legal language. This course will prepare you for a range of legal careers including practice as a barrister or advocate, solicitor, clerk, officer of the court or legal executive. Our graduates also pursue careers in legal interpreting, the Civil Service, international organisations, NGOs and local government.

When you apply, you will need to demonstrate a good working knowledge of French to ensure you are able to study in France. Student mobility takes place under the Erasmus+ scheme.

Alongside the foundation Law modules necessary for a Qualifying Law Degree, you will study French language modules in Year 1 and 2 (Credit Levels 4 and 5) to prepare for study in France. In Year 2 you will also study a specialist module on French Law and Legal Language, to gain knowledge of the basic elements of French private and public law and legal language in preparation for your year abroad.

You will then spend ten months at a French university and study law in French, giving you the opportunity to obtain a French legal qualification. Arrangements exist between the University of Westminster and the universities of Bordeaux, Nancy, Nice, Paris Ouest Nanterre and Toulouse. Upon successful completion of your year abroad you will return to Westminster in Year 4 to complete your studies. You may also qualify for an Erasmus+ grant to cover some of your expenses during the year abroad.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminar-based discussion, class presentations, invited guest speakers and practical group exercises. Assessment methods include open and closed book exams, in-class tests, oral presentations, and written coursework.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • French Language
  • Legal Skills and Process
  • Public Law
  • Tort Law

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Equity and Trusts
  • EU Law
  • French Language
  • French Law and Legal Language
  • Land Law
  • Legal Profession and Legal Services

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Clinical Legal Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  • Disability Law
  • Dissertation in French Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law and Family Justice
  • Human Rights in the UK
  • International Law and Global Justice
  • Law of Intellectual Property
  • Law of International Trade
  • Media Law
  • New Legal Thinking, Theory, Philosophy and Justice
  • Religion, Law and Society

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Professional recognition

This course is a Qualifying Law Degree and graduates who wish to become barristers or solicitors are granted exemptions by the professional bodies concerned.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

  • A Levels – BBB including grade B in French
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including 6 in higher level French
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DDM + DELF B2
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

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Typical offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including 6 in higher level French

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

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International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course

Pre-sessional English programmes

Need to improve your English before starting your course? We offer summer pre-sessional English programmes to help develop your English language skills.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English programmes.

Careers

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

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Undergraduate Law Courses at Westminster Law School

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Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,750 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Westminster Law School resides at Little Titchfield Street, part of our Regent Campus. Alongside a full mock courtroom, hi-tech learning spaces and a pro-bono clinic, it also houses our state-of-the-art, 382-seat lecture theatre. For more details, visit our Little Titchfield Street page.

Contact us

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