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European Law (Four - Year Course) with French Law

Our four-year European Law LLB with French Law degree is specifically designed to prepare students for the demands of a global legal market.

Students studying the European Law LLB degree spend the first two years at Warwick University studying undergraduate modules in International, Comparative, European Union and English Law.

At the same time, French Law modules are studied in the French language. These comprise an introduction to the legal system and legal language of the French jurisdiction in the first year, and Private Law in the second year. French Law modules are taught by lecturers qualified in the French jurisdiction, and tuition is held in small groups.

The third year is spent at one of our partner universities in France:

1. Bordeaux IV

2. Lille II 

3. Paris Descartes

In the fourth year of their studies, students return to Warwick and complete their LLB degree by focussing on English domestic law.

Warwick Law School aims to maximise the benefit students gain from their foreign experience by providing a thorough preparation during the first two years and by paying pastoral visits during the year abroad and being approachable for all queries.

Students receive financial support towards travel and maintenance costs during their year abroad under the ERASMUS programme.

Nick's Bordeaux Experience

nick root

I chose the European LLB because, as much as I wanted to do law at university, I had taken two European languages to A-level and wanted a degree with a genuinely international dynamic. The European Law degree at Warwick is not simply a straight law degree featuring a year abroad: the course is structured to maintain a European focus throughout. In addition, the year abroad counts towards your final degree classification.

My year in Bordeaux could not have been better. The course was difficult enough to give me a genuine sense of achievement at having to compete on the same level as my French peers. Work aside, though, the personal and cultural benefits to be taken from the year were immense. I now have friends across the continent and know how to make homemade pasta!

On a professional level, I always have something extra to talk about at interviews. On a personal level, the opportunity to develop a truly international perspective has given my education an added dimension that very few of my peers could lay claim to.

Nick Root, Alumnus, European Law LLB with French Law

Students are required to study:-

Year One

European Law students take the same modules as other First Year students, but with an additional language module in 'French Legal Language':

Year Two

European Law students again follow the same modules as other Second Year students, but additionally take 'Law and Policies of the European Union' and 'French Law', a module focussing on the French contemporary legal system, and taught entirely in French. You will also continue to take language classes, arranged by the Language Centre.

Year Three

Whilst abroad, students have a wide choice of options limited only by any advice they may receive from their host university and by the constraints of the timetable. Students in the past have taken modules such as 'Introduction au Droit penal et aux Sciences Criminelles', 'Les Grandes Théories Economiques' and 'Histoire des faits politiques, économiques et sociaux'.


Year Four

European Law students return to Warwick University to take LA307 Law of Trusts and further optional modules.

For further information, please contact Susanna Pinkney