LLB Law and French

  1. UCAS code:
    MR11
    Duration:
    4yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
    AAB-BBB
  3. 95% Student Satisfaction

Course Overview

The LLB Law and French Programme will:
-Provide you with a solid foundation for a career in law
-Train you to apply legal concepts in a practical environment
-Provide you with transferable skills, including team working, communication, presentation, problem-solving, research and analytical skills
-Develop your language skills in a major world language

Key Features

  • Graduates achieve an LLB accredited qualifying Law degree
  • All the compulsory foundation modules required for a qualifying law degree are completed at Levels 1 and 2, which leaves our students with a wide range of choices at Level 3.
  • During the third year of study, students spend a year abroad in France.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LAA104Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Contract Law 1
LAA105Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10European Law 1
LAA106Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Public Law 1
LAA107Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Law of Tort 1
LAA112Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Contract Law 2
LAA113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10European Law 2
LAA114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Public Law 2
LAA115Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Law of Tort 2
Optional Modules
French Optional Modules TB1 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select one module below (delivered in English or Welsh):

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MLF160ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20French Language 1A
MLF160AWSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Iaith Ffrangeg 1A
AND
French Optional Modules TB2 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please select one module below (delivered in English or Welsh):

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MLF160BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20French Language 1B
MLF160BWSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Iaith Ffrangeg 1B

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LAA200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Criminal Law 1
LAA202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Land Law 1
LAA203Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Land Law 2
LAA204Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Equity & Trusts1
LAA208Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Criminal Law 2
LAA209Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Equity & Trusts 2
MLF260ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20French Language 2A
MLF260BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10French Language 2B
Optional Modules
French Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MLT201Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to the Theory of Translation
MLT202Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Computer-Assisted Translation
MLT210Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Translation Project
OR
 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MLF211ASemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20A History of the French Language
MLF211WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Hanes yr Iaith Ffrangeg

Year 3 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Sandwich Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
LA-S00Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120Year Abroad

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MLF300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10French for Professional Purposes 3
MLF310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10French Translation Workshop 3
MLF330ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10French General Language 3A
MLF330BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10French General Language 3B
Optional Modules
Law Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Please choose 60 credits from the list below. N.B. It is not a requirement for you to complete either a dissertation or a work placement research module. However, if you wish to apply to do a dissertation please contact Emma Borland, and if you wish to apply for a work placement research module please contact Stuart Macdonald. Until your application has been approved you must select 60 credits from below. Please ensure that credits are balanced across both semesters.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
LAA301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Family Law: Parents & Children
LAA302Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Family Law: Adult Relationships
LAA303Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Commercial Sales
LAA304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20World Trade Law If you select this module you cannot select LAA305,308,309,326,331,332,333,335,339,340 or 348.
LAA305Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Legal History of WalesIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,308,309,326,331,332,333,335,339,340 or 348.
LAA306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Procedure and Sentencing
LAA310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental Law 1 - Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA311Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Environmental Law 2 - Non-Regulatory Law Approaches
LAA312Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Nature Conservation Law
LAA313Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Planning Law
LAA314Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Employment Law: Rights and Obligations
LAA315Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Employment Law: Enforcing RightsYou can only choose this module if you have studied LAA314 in TB1.
LAA318Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of Agreements
LAA319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Competition Law: Regulation of DominanceYou can only choose this module if you have studied LAA318 in TB1.
LAA320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Terrorism: The Legal Response
LAA321Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Evidence
LAA323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Criminal Evidence Law and Psychology
LAA326Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Foundations in Legal PracticeIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,308,309,331,332,333,335,339,340 or 348.
LAA327Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Media Law
LAA328Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Cybercrime
LAA329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Human Rights & Social Justice
LAA330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Medical Law
LAA331Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20International Dispute SettlementIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,305,308,309,326,332,335,339,340 or 348.
LAA333Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20International Law - Principles and ProceduresIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,305,308,309,326,331,332,335,339,340 or 348.
LAA335Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20JurisprudenceIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,305,308,309,326,331,332,339,340 or 348.
LAA336Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Company Law: Incorporation, Constitution and Control
LAA337Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Company Law: Governance, Rights and LiquidationYou can only chose this module if you have studied LAA236 or LAA336.
LAA338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Criminal Law Theory
LAA341Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sports Law and Liability
LAA342Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Legal Issues in Sport
LAA343Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Legislation
LAA344Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Multi-level Governance
LAA348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymraeg y GyfraithIf you select this module you cannot select LAA304,305,308,309,326,331,332,333,335,339 or 340.
AND
French Optional Modules 

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH300WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc
MLF307ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Love, Lust and the Meaning of Life: A Theme in French Literature
MLF325Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20France and the Second World War: Legacies of the Dark Years
MLF325WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ffrainc a'r Ail Ryfel Byd: Hanes yr Oesoedd Tywyll
MLT307Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Interpreting - Health Option
MLT310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Interpreting - Law Option (Police)

Description

Choosing law will enable you to expand your intellectual skills in the context of a discipline which touches upon every aspect of human endeavour. As the degree progresses you will notice a marked improvement in your ability to manage large amounts of materials, to express yourself in an organised and convincing manner both in writing and orally, and to evaluate the strength of arguments you encounter. From the foundation of learning what the law is, you will develop the intellectual skills to enable you to ‘think like a lawyer’.

Entry Requirements

Our standard offer for our various Single honours and Joint Honours programmes is 3 A-Levels at grades ranging from AAB-BBB or equivalent.

Alternative entry requirements can be found here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/entry-requirements/

International qualifications: International Students (non EU) and EU Students.

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) further information can be found here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/english-requirements/

A GSCE grade B or above in any language is required.

How To Apply

If you are a UK or EU student, you should apply here.

Students from outside the UK or EU should apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
LLB (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £12,950

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course. There are additional costs for study abroad. Find out more here.

Graduate Employability and Careers

The College of Law and Criminology and College of Arts and Humanities takes a proactive approach to enhancing graduate employability. The Colleges offers a range of local, national and international work placements, professional courses and the advice and support to help you develop the skills to achieve your ambitions. Further information can be found here:

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/law/employability/

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/employabilityandcareers/

Further Study

Our postgraduate law and criminology programmes include taught master's degrees in criminology, human rights and law along with research degrees and post-degree professional legal qualifications (Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course). Further information can be found here

The College of Arts and Humanities also offers a number of postgraduate programmes further information can be found here

Student Quotes

Jood Alharthi:

“Experience after experience has proved to me that in choosing to study Law at Swansea University has opened several doors of opportunities. I am now confident in the ambitious future goals I wish to pursue. I know that I will continue to appreciate the endless aspects, fields and positions that my law degree has empowered me with.”

Jood also threw herself into University life and joined the Badminton society, UNICEF society and also the Debating Society, which was her favourite. She said: “Just knowing that twice a week I would meet up with argumentative, opinionated and vocal students was always something to look forward to! I really enjoyed the different debates and topics that I would never get the chance to discuss to in a regular day.”

Facilities

The Law Library

If you become a law student at Swansea it is likely that you will spend a substantial amount of your study time in the Law Library. The Law Library is located on the East Wing of the University’s Library and Information Centre (LIC). It contains over 22,000 volumes of legal information and holds nearly 200 series of law journals and law reports in paper copy.

Contact Details

Enquiries

For further details on LLB undergraduate study please contact (UK Enquiries):

  • Ms Gemma Champion (Recruitment Officer) Tel: +44(0)1792 606341
  • Dr Patrick Bishop (Head of Undergraduate Admissions) Tel: +44 (0)1792 513586
  • Katy Vaughan (LLB Admissions Tutor) Tel: +44(0)1792 602012

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk

For EU/International enquiries please click the following link :
http://www.swan.ac.uk/international/contactus/makeanenquiry/

Email: international@swansea.ac.uk
Tel: 00 44 (0) 1792 602600

Year Abroad

There are a number of options for your third year of study in France: 1) You can work as an assistant(e), teaching English in a French school, 2) You can find an approved work placement, or 3) You can study at one of our partner universities: Angers, Artois, Toulouse, Brest, Chambéry, Franche-Comté, Lyon III, Pau.

Further information can be found here: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/languages/yearabroad/

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