At Leicester you will combine the research expertise of Leicester Law School with our excellence in teaching Modern Languages (ranked 9th in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2021). You will also benefit from the opportunity to study abroad for a year, in a country related to your courses.
It has never been more useful to understand more than one language. As many leading law firms have branches in several countries, your language skills and the experience of having lived abroad will give you a competitive edge when beginning your legal career.
Leicester’s Modern Languages staff were awarded Teaching Team of the Year by the University of Leicester Discovering Excellence Awards 2019, and consistantly rank high for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.
Our Law with a Modern Language LLB will divide your learning between law and your chosen modern language. Law modules will cover the fundamentals of the English legal system while your languages education will advance your spoken, written and cultural understanding. This is a joint honours course, in which Law modules make up 75% of the content that you study in Leicester, with Modern Languages modules accounting for the other 25%. During your year abroad, you can increase your studies of another culture, history and language even further and before you go you can experience unique summer school opportunities.
You can choose French, Italian or Spanish - all of which can be taken at either beginner or advanced level. Your language studies will be supported by the excellent facilities for modern language students, including state-of-the-art language labs, a dedicated Modern Languages Study Centre, a film theatre, TV and internet resources.
No LNAT required: Unlike some universities, at Leicester we do not require applicants to have taken the National Admissions Test for Law. We are not convinced that LNAT scores provide additional information which we cannot get from your exam grades and school report.
Language: To study your chosen language (French, Spanish or Italian) at Advanced level within this degree you will need an A-level in that language. To study at Beginners level you will need a language A-level (or equivalent) but it doesn't have to be in that particular language.
A-levels: AAB at A-level. General Studies accepted
EPQ with A-levels: ABB EPQ at grade B
GCSE: English Language at Grade C/4 or above
Access to HE Diploma: Pass relevant diploma with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit.
International Baccalaureate: Pass diploma with 33 points. Plus grade 4 in SL English if not held at GCSE.
BTEC Nationals: D*D*D with a strong GCSE background.
Other national and international qualifications considered. If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for the International Foundation Year – Society and Culture or International Foundation Year - Economics and Management run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
Second Year Entry is not permitted.
When considering your application, we look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We take into account a range of factors including previous exam results, your motivation for studying a law degree and future aspirations.
Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the Leicester Law School.
If your native language is French, Italian or Spanish, and you wish to study this language at Leicester, you will normally be required, in the first year of study, to take English language modules in lieu of the foreign language modules in your native tongue. If you have native speaker fluency in both English and your chosen foreign language, you will normally be required to substitute content modules for the relevant language modules.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 including 6.0 in writing (or equivalent). If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
You will be introduced to the core elements of law and begin studying the cultural and linguistic aspects of your chosen language.
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Law, Justice and Society
Modern Language modules – your chosen language at Beginner or Advanced level
You will advance your language skills while broadening your scope of law to include Criminal Law, European Law and the Law of Tort.
The Law of Tort (Advanced)
Modern Languages modules – your chosen language at post-beginner or post-advanced level
The Year Abroad is a fundamental element of our Law with a Modern Language degree, giving you the chance to study in a country related to your course.
Studying abroad is central to what makes our graduates stand out. You will acquire life skills that are becoming increasingly significant for a wide range of jobs in our modern globalised society.
You will have the chance to perfect your spoken and written language and engage with new societies, whist all the time building your independence and becoming more employable.
Whether you go on to work in the legal sector, private sector, the state sector, a non-governmental organisation or become self-employed you will find the experience invaluable.
Equity and Trusts (Advanced)
Land Law (advanced)
Modern Languages modules - your chosen language at the final level.
Choose one option module from:
Human Rights in the 21st Century
Intellectual Property Law
Law and Political Theory
Law of Evidence
Two option modules from:
Clinical Legal Skills – A Law Clinic Module
Advanced Clinical Legal Skills
Canadian Constitutional Law
Caring and the Law
Criminal Justice: Policing, Sentencing and Rehabilitation
Criminal Justice: Prosecutions and Criminal Trials
Wills and the Administration of Estates
International Commercial Arbitration
Gender, Sexuality and the Law
UK and EU Students
Starting in 2021
The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year.
Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.
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