English and French Law LLB, Maîtrise

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 23,219

Course Accredited By


  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Our well-established course is designed for bilingual students and is run jointly by the University of Leicester and the University of Strasbourg. The first two years of your course is spent here in Leicester, leading to the award of the LLB degree (conferred at the end of your time in Strasbourg). 

  • You then move to the Université de Strasbourg for a further two years. Successful completion of the programme there culminates in the award of a Maîtrise de Droit with the designation 'Droits Français et Anglais'. You will also gain a specialisation in private, corporate, or public European law.
  • Your transition to study in Strasbourg is supported by a non-examined bespoke French law conversion module and you have access to optional additional courses with Languages at Leicester (for French) or the English Language Teaching Unit (for English). During the 3rd and final year of the degree in France, you will pay French university course fees.
  • When you graduate you will be awarded with two qualifying law degrees: LLB and Maîtrise. These qualifications will reflect your competence in English, French, and European law. The Maîtrise is similar to the LLB in that it qualifies you for the professional examinations in France.
  • Strasbourg is the home of European integration. You will study within walking distance of the World Heritage Site of the Grande Île, the official seat of the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Your bilingualism and proficiency in multiple legal systems will make you a perfect candidate for employment within European governmental bodies. As many leading law firms have branches in other countries or undertake cross-border work, and Strasbourg is the host of many international organisations of the highest order, this course will give you a distinct competitive advantage when beginning your legal career.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022

Entry requirements

  • No LNAT required - Unlike some universities, at Leicester we do not require you to have taken the National Admissions Test for Law. We are not convinced that LNAT scores provide any information we cannot get from your exam grades and school report.
  • A-levels: AAA-AAB including French. General Studies accepted. 
  • GCSE: English language at Grade C/4 or above.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 36-34 points including 6 in Higher Level French. Plus grade 4 in SL English if not held at GCSE.
  • French Baccalaureate: 15 overall with at least 14 in English
  • French International Option Baccalaureate: 14 overall with at least 12 in English.
  • 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 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.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
  • You will be required to complete an interview for this course. You will be assessed for language capabilities, engagement with current affairs and critical thought as well as your passion for the subject of law.
  • If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the Leicester Law School. Applications are also accepted through the University of Strasbourg, with interviews taking place later in the year.

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.

Year 1

  • In your first year, you will study the fundamentals of the English legal system and begin to develop your legal skills, learning how to think critically about the way the law operates. You will also study the three fundamental areas of contract, tort and constitutional and administrative law. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the English legal system, including the development of laws, approaches to interpreting the law and the structure of the courts. You will learn how to think critically about the way the law operates, solve legal problems and develop an understanding of working in the legal profession. You will consider the role that law plays in resolving disputes, upholding justice and regulating society.


  • Analysing Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Law, Justice and Society
  • Law of Tort

Year 2

  • In your second year, you will build on your knowledge by studying the four remaining foundation subjects, and we will support you with your forthcoming transition to studying French law at the University of Strasbourg. You will consider the laws which regulate ownership and use of land, criminal behaviour, the protection of assets held for others and the role that European Union law continues to play.


  • EU Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Maîtrise Conversion

Year 3

  • You will spend your third year at the University of Strasbourg and take one core module:
  • Droit des obligations

You will then have the option to choose modules in different areas of French law which interest you. Some of these include:

  • Droit administrative
  • Droit des sociétés
  • Droit des biens
  • Droit de la responsabilité administrative
  • Economie Politique 
  • Philosophie du droit
  • Droit international public general
  • Procédure pénale
  • Libertés publiques
  • Relations individuelles du travail 
  • Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years. Visit the University of Strasbourg course site for details.

Year 4

You will continue your fourth year studies at the University of Strasbourg, where you will undertake Maîtrise examinations with the option of specialising in different areas. These include:

  • Droit public et droit privé
  • Droit privé
  • Droit public
  • Droit international et européen
  • Droit des affaires
  • 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. 
  • Years 1 and 2 (Leicester): £9,250 in your first year. 
  • The tuition fee you pay may increase annually in line with inflation and is subject to government regulations. 
  • Years 3 and 4 (Strasbourg): Please see the University of Strasbourg site for details of their fees. 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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