New linked award offers opportunity to gain both French and English law degrees
30 August 2017
A unique new linked award agreement offered by Kent Law School in partnership with the Faculté de droit et de science politique at Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) in France, offers students an opportunity to gain both French and English law degrees.
Students on the new four-year (2+2) programme will spend the first two years of their law studies at AMU (in Aix-en-Provence) and the last two years at Kent. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded both the French Master 1 Droit international et européen and the English LLB law degree entitling them to proceed to professional qualifying examinations in France and in the UK.
Kent Law School's Director of English and French Law, Dr Simone Glanert, said: 'In the course of this programme, students will experience academic and personal life in two different national, linguistic and institutional environments and develop knowledge and understanding of two cultures and societies. Students will gain first-hand knowledge of two influential European and worldwide legal traditions and cultures – the civil-law tradition in France and the common-law tradition in the UK – through intensive studies at two leading European law schools.'
The agreement has been designed to enhance students' employability prospects by allowing them to undertake professional studies leading to the practice of law in France, in the UK or elsewhere in Europe or overseas (for example, within EU or international institutions, within European or international law firms or within European or international corporations). As well as preparing students for postgraduate studies (eg the French Master 2, an LLM Master's in Law or a PhD), the programme offers a solid grounding for further specialisation in subject areas such as comparative law, EU law or international law.
AMU is a foremost French university with a very strong and long-standing European and international presence in the academic world. AMU's Faculté de droit et de science politique is widely acknowledged as one of France's most prestigious law faculties. Offering outstanding study and research facilities, the Faculté also enjoys an excellent international reputation.
Kent Law School is a leading UK law school with a distinctive critical approach to teaching law. Ranked in the top 20 in each of the three major UK league tables for law, the Law School is also ranked amongst the top 100 law schools in the world according to the most recent QS World University Rankings. The Law School also has an international reputation for producing world-leading research; in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent Law School is ranked eighth in the UK for research intensity.
More information about the agreement (including entry requirements, the application procedure for admission to AMU and rules regarding progression to Kent Law School) is available on our website.