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University of Essex

English and French Laws (with Maitrise Masters One)

UCAS Code: M122
LLB (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

56%

Subjects
  • Law by area
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

An essay based subject plus grade A in French A-level (or equivalent).

Scottish Highers
AAAB-AABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

56%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

You receive a rigorous academic training in the disciplines of English and French law. Your first two years are spent at Essex, where you take modules necessary to ensure that your course is a â??qualifyingâ?? law course for the purposes of practice in the UK (with the exception of law of the European Union, which is studied abroad). You also take French law and methodology in both years, which is taught exclusively in French. Your third and fourth yeas are spent at one of our three partner institutions in France, where modules are taken to permit you to obtain the Licence en Droit and Maîtrise/Master 1.

Modules

Year 1: foundations of the law of obligations; contract law; academic, legal and professional skills; foundations of the law of property; public law 1; criminal law; French law and methodology 1. Year 2: tort law; equity and trusts; land law; public law 2; law of the European Union; French law and methodology 2; a range of optional modules.

University of Essex

Colchester Campus

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We're a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.
 
Here you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. We have been ranked as gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we’re placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), in the top 5 for social science, and are consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
1%
99%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
32%
68%

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

51%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
62% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
312 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are legal associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive – often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into. If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification and many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion – about one in 17 last year– of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Psychology, business and social studies are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.
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