Studying Law with French Law or Law with German Law at Birmingham Law School can open many doors for students. From enhancing language skills, to studying the law of France or Germany, while gaining a qualifying law degree, these programmes provide many opportunities to help you stand out from the crowd.
We have seen that graduates from these programmes enjoy a clear advantage in the jobs market. 100% of our Law with French Law graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating (DLHE 2017) and according to the High Fliers Research report, The Graduate Market in 2021, the University of Birmingham has been ranked as the most targeted University by the UK's top 100 graduate employers in 2020-2021.
If you are accepted onto the programme and progress through your first two years of study, you are guaranteed a place on a year abroad at a leading law school, for example Freie Universität Berlin or Paris II (where there is the possibility of gaining an extended French legal qualification - Certificat de Droit Français; or a graded certificate by the German university.).
You will acquire qualifications in them, not just language as with many of our competitors. A third of years one, two and four consists of French/German law and languages modules, while the remaining two thirds consist of core law modules and additional compulsory modules (as well as optional modules in final year).
Both the Law and Modern Languages departments offer cutting edge facilities, such as the Law Moot Room for students interested in becoming involved in Advocacy activities; and the Modern Languages Interpreting Suite which boasts similar technology to those used by the United Nations.
While you are part of a bigger cohort for most modules, the programmes themselves are small – this means that you receive more personal one-to-one attention from the head of the programme than on other law courses. You get the best of both worlds!