Course Overview

UK Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £14,400 *
Duration 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

Our 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.

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.

Our course enables you to gain 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.

When you apply, you'll need to demonstrate a good working knowledge of French to ensure you're able to study in France. You'll spend the third year of your degree at a French partner university and study law in French.

Our current French partners are the universities of Bordeaux, Paris-Ouest-Nanterre and Toulouse-Capitole.  On successful completion of your year abroad, you'll return to Westminster in Year 4 to complete your studies.

Top reasons to study with us

  • Gain international experience – You'll have the opportunity to live and study abroad with one of our French partner universities, gaining invaluable international experience and developing your French legal language as a part of your studies
  • Practise in a real-world environment – As part of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your legal skills at the Westminster Law School Legal Advice Clinic
  • Expand your network – Introduce yourself to the legal profession by taking part in our Legal Skills Academy, attending employer-led workshops and visiting the London Law Fair
  • Specialise in your area of interest – Alongside our core professional modules, you can specialise in Entertainment/Media Law, Commercial Law, International Law, Theory and Human Rights, Criminal Law and Justice, or Welfare Law
  • Be inspired by our graduates – Many of our alumni are now student mentors and regular contributors to the Legal Skills Academy

Course structure

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.

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

Subjects of study include:

  • Contracts: Law and Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • French Language
  • Law: Policy and Practice
  • 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
  • 21st Century Law

Credit Level 5

Year abroad

Students enrolled on the LLB in Law with French Law are required as part of their degree programmes to spend the whole of their third year studying law in French at one of our partner universities in France, and return to the University of Westminster for their fourth year.

Core module:

  • Dissertation in French Law

Choice of two option modules from the following:

  • Advanced Criminal Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidence
  • Disability Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law and Family Justice
  • Gender, Sexuality and Critical Legal Perspectives
  • Human Rights: Idea, Law and Practice
  • 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
  • Sustainability Law and Policy

Credit Level 6

Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree and is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purposes of satisfying the academic stage of training.

Programme Specification

For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the programme specification.

Why study this course?

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Boost your employability

You can develop your professional outlook by joining our mentoring scheme, and you'll have the option to take skills and work-based learning modules in every year of our course. 

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Specialise in your area of interest

You can choose to study Entertainment/Media Law, Commercial Law, International Law, Theory and Human Rights, Criminal Law and Justice, or Welfare Law, alongside our core professional modules.

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Be supported

Feel supported by our experienced personal tutoring team and a curriculum designed to support your wellbeing and smooth the transition into university life. 

Online open days

Join us at an online open day and get a feel for student life at the University of Westminster.

You'll get a chance to: 

  • Speak to our academic staff
  • Take a virtual reality tour of our student halls
  • Ask us any questions you may have about student finance and accommodation

Find an online open day

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Entry Requirements

  • A Levels – BBC to ABB, with French grade B
  • International Baccalaureate – 112 to 128 UCAS Tariff points from the IB including 6 in HL French
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM + DELF B2
  • BTEC Diploma – Not accepted on its own
  • Access – 112 to 128 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course + DELF B2

In addition to one of the above, you should have: 

  • GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level, GCSE Maths grade 4/C – IB grade 4

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with with at least 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in the other components.

We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combination of qualifications listed above. For further information, please contact Course Enquiries.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

  • International Baccalaureate – 112 to 128 UCAS Tariff points from the IB including 6 in HL French

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with with at least 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in the other components.

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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.

Learn new skills

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Learn a new language

From Arabic to Spanish, you can learn a new language alongside your degree with our Polylang programme

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Develop your entrepreneurial skills

Our award-winning Creative Enterprise Centre offers industry networking events, workshops, one-to-one business advice and support for your startup projects. 

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Gain extra qualifications

We provide access to free online courses in Adobe and Microsoft Office applications, as well as thousands of specialist courses on LinkedIn Learning.

Fees and Funding

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

When you have enrolled with us, your annual tuition fees will remain the same throughout your studies with us. We do not increase your tuition fees each year.

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: £14,400 (Price per academic year)

When you have enrolled with us, your annual tuition fees will remain the same throughout your studies with us. We do not increase your tuition fees each year.

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.

Teaching and assessment

Below you'll find examples of how marks have been calculated and study time distributed in the past. Changes to assessment weights and division of study time may be made in response to feedback and in accordance with our terms and conditions.

How you'll be taught

Teaching methods across all our undergraduate courses focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, as well as group work. Teaching will be informed by our research, giving you the benefit of the knowledge of current theories and, where appropriate, their practical application.

Year
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4
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Scheduled hours Independent study

How you'll be assessed

Assessment methods across our undergraduate courses may include essays, reports, presentations, case studies, videos, podcasts and posters, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.

 

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Written exams Practical Coursework

Year 3 data will vary depending on your partner institution during your year abroad.

Data from the academic year 2019-20.

Supporting you

Our Student Hub is where you’ll find out about the services and support we offer, helping you get the best out of your time with us.

  • Study support — workshops, 1-2-1 support and online resources to help improve your academic and research skills
  • Personal tutors — support you in fulfilling your academic and personal potential
  • Student advice team — provide specialist advice on a range of issues including funding, benefits and visas
  • Extra-curricular activities — volunteering opportunities, sports and fitness activities, student events and more

visit our student hub

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Location

Little Titchfield Street is the home of Westminster Law School and, as part of our Regent Campus, benefits from a central London location. The facilities include a full-size mock courtroom, high-tech learning spaces, a pro-bono clinic and a 382-seat lecture theatre.

Our Regent Campus is made up of three locations – 309 Regent Street, Little Titchfield Street and Wells Street, all of which are just a five-minute walk from Oxford Street.

For more details, visit our Little Titchfield Street page.

Contact us

We have an FAQs page if you are applying this year.

Or you can contact the Course Enquiries Team:

[email protected]

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