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LLB in Law with French Law (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Bachelor Degree , French Law

Course Description

Law and French Law at Aberdeen gives you all the benefits of our trademark breadth, depth, choice and quality at Aberdeen Law School – ranked 5th out of 90 in the UK and with 93% student satisfaction. You will have the added advantage of studying the French legal system and spending a year of this 5-year course abroad.

Law at Aberdeen looks at the historical, social, political and economic forces that influence our legal systems and govern our societies. You will learn to think like a lawyer rather than just 'learn' law.

A major factor in our quality is the calibre and enthusiasm of our staff, testing your mental agility with complex, realistic legal scenarios as you get to grips with criminal, public and private law, legal systems, contracts, human rights and explore family law, the law of property and legal aspects of the EU.

You will also have lots of opportunity to hone your developing legal skills in student-led initiatives such as mock legal debating, our highly active Law Society, the students’ journal in which your work may be published and our community law clinic – the Aberdeen Law Project.

As with all our combined programmes, you will gain a thorough grounding in Scots Law to gain the LLB, adding the advantage of the study of law in France, with courses in French language throughout your studies and the whole of your third year in France studying for the Diploma in French Law in Grenoble, Lyon or Clermont Ferrand or the Certificate in Legal Studies from the universities of Reims or Strasbourg University.

Should you choose to practise law, there is a wide variety of career options within the law itself. However more than a third of Aberdeen law graduates now choose to use their law degree as a passport for entry into a wide range of careers including business - for which you will be an excellent candidate - media, finance and banking, teaching, governmental bodies and departments and the police force.

Law and French Law at Aberdeen gives you all the benefits of our trademark breadth, depth, choice and quality at Aberdeen Law School – ranked 5th out of 90 in the UK and with 93% student satisfaction. You will have the added advantage of studying the French legal system and spending a year of this 5-year course abroad. Law at Aberdeen looks at the historical, social, political...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Criminal Law (LS1020) - 15 Credit Points

Foundations of Private Law (LS1022) - 15 Credit Points

Legal System (LS1025) - 15 Credit Points

Contract (LS1520) - 15 Credit Points

UK Constitutional Law (LS1537) - 15 Credit Points

Delict and Unjustified Enrichment (LS1536) - 15 Credit Points

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select one of the following options:

Beginner

  • FR 1028 Beginners French Language 1
  • FR 1528 Beginners French Language 2

Qualified

  • FR 1029 Qualified French Language 1
  • FR 1529 Qualified French Language 2
  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Eu Institutions and Law (LS2026) - 15 Credit Points

The Law of Property (LS2031) - 15 Credit Points

Commercial Organisations and Insolvency (LS2525) - 15 Credit Points

Family Law (LS2526) - 15 Credit Points

Introduction to Legal Theory (LS2527) - 7.5 Credit Points

Succession and Trusts (LS2528) - 7.5 Credit Points

Introduction to French Law (LS2539) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select one of the following options:

Beginner

  • FR 2012 Advanced Introductory French Language 1
  • FR 2512 Advanced Introductory French Language 2

Qualified

  • FR 2002 Advanced French Language 1
  • FR 2502 Advanced French Language 2

Advanced Introductory French Language 1 (FR2012) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced Introductory French Language 2 (FR2512) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced French Language 1 (FR2002) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced French Language 2 (FR2502) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Students must pass the courses necessary to obtain the Diploma in French Law from the University of Grenoble, Lyon 2 or Clermont Ferrand 1 OR the Certificate in Legal Studies from Reims University or Strasbourg University as appropriate.

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Evidence (LS3025) - 15 Credit Points

Non - Honours Level 3 French Language 1 (FR3090) - 30 Credit Points

Commercial and Consumer Contracts (LS3032) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Non-honours

  • Select a further 30 credit points from Level 3 courses in Law
  • Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice

Honours

  • Select a further 50 credit points from Honours courses in Law
  • Select a further 15 credit points from courses of choice
  • Year 5

Compulsory Courses

Dissertation (LS4025) - 25 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 100 credit points from Honours courses in Law.

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Criminal Law (LS1020) - 15 Credit Points Foundations of Private Law (LS1022) - 15 Credit Points Legal System (LS1025) - 15 Credit Points Contract (LS1520) - 15 Credit Points UK Constitutional Law (LS1537) - 15 Credit...

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AAAB or AABBB

Applicants who have achieved AAAB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced may be required. Nat 5 English at C or better is required.

Minimum: BBBB

Applicants who have achieved BBBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers will normally be required. Nat 5 English at C or better is required.

Adjusted: BBBC

Applicants who have achieved BBBC, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers will be required. Nat 5 English at C or better is required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard Offer: ABB

NOTE: English is desirable. GCSE in English or English Language at C or better, or equivalent, is required.

International Baccalaureate

34 points overall, including average of 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H at H2 OR AAABB obtained at a single sitting, including average of 5 at HL.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AAAB or AABBB Applicants who have achieved AAAB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced may be required. Nat 5 English at C or better is required. Minimum: BBBB Applicants who have achieved BBBB (or are on...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course.
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course.
  • Written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course. Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course. Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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