Double Degree (LLB + French Licence & M1)

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Overview:

In September 2015, the Institute of Law launched the Double Degree of French and English law between the Institute of Law and the UT1 (University Toulouse Capitole 1). This allows both Jersey and French students to study English and French Law concurrently a LLB and a “license de droit” over three years, taught directly from our teaching staff and visiting lecturers from UT1. With an option to do a Master in Toulouse on the 4th year.

In May 2016, Sir Philip Bailhache, Chairman (at the time) of the Institute of Law, and Professeur Mascala, President of “Université Toulouse 1 Capitole”, France, formalised our partnership by signing an official agreement. As a result of this, we can now welcome more than twenty French students a year to study with us, and they can accept up to twenty of our Jersey students to study with them.

Structure:

The double degree scheme is very demanding and needs good motivation and self-discipline. Students will need to be fluent in both French and English. The application is via PostBac between January and April and is assessed at the recruitment stage (which takes place in May in Toulouse).

In Jersey, the modules are taught in English – with the notable exception of the very demanding two modules on French Law (public and private), taught exclusively in French (by local and visiting professors).

All applicants must satisfy the University of London LLB entry requirements including language.

At the end of your studies you will have a University of London LLB + Master 1 UT1 + a licence de droit

  • 1st Year          Students in Jersey LL.B Level 4 (Legal System & Method, Criminal Law, Contract Law, Public   Law) + Droit français et méthodologie (dont droit constitutionnel et droit administratif).
  • 2nd year        Students in Jersey LL.B Level 5 & 6 (EU law, Property Law, Trust Law. Tort) + Droit français et méthodologie (dont introduction au Droit civil et Droit pénal)
  • 3rd year        Students study in UT 1 French L3 + LL.B modules level 6, self study (Jurisprudence)
  • 4th year       Students study in UT 1 French M1 + LL.B modules level 6, self study one option or do a dissertation.

In France, following the Licence and the M1 implies a minimum of six modules per year.

Recruitment:

Recruitment is organised by “Université Toulouse 1 Capitole” and the Institute of Law.  We are looking for:

Fees:

Starting from the 2017-2018 academic year, Double degree students will pay the following fees – The Institute of Law is not responsible for any bank charges incurred by the transfer: 

Option 1:

  • 1st year:
    • £8500 to the Institute of Law – to cover tuition (including revision classes). This includes:
      • Circa £400 exams fees to the Jersey examination centre.
      • Circa £1900 to the University of London application/registrations & examinations fees on the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and the University of Toulouse capitol 1 fees –

Please note that this payment does not include exam fees to retake failed exams, which will be invoiced separately.

  • 2nd year:
    • £8500.00 to the Institute of Law – to cover tuition (including revision classes), this includes:
      • Circa £1900 to the University of London (to cover continuing registration fees & exam fees set up), and the University of Toulouse capitol 1 fees
      • Circa £400 exams fees to the Jersey examination centre.

Please note that these prices does not include exam fees to retake failed exams, which will be invoiced separately. Prices are indicative of 2018-2019 academic year, they may be slightly higher for the 2019-2020 year.

  • 3rd year:
    • circa £324.00 to the University of London (to cover continuing registration fees & exam fees set up),
    • £1650 to the Institute of Law for tuition,  AND circa £100 to the exam centre and the University of Toulouse capitol 1 fees.

Please note that these prices does not include exam fees to retake failed exams, which will be invoiced separately. Prices are indicative of 2018-2019 academic year, they may be slightly higher for the 2019-2020 year.

The Institute of Law cannot be held responsible for the University of London’s fees or “Université Toulouse 1 Capitole” ‘s fees.

  •  4th year: University of Toulouse Capitol 1 fees

Option 2:

  • 1st year:  as option 1
  • 2nd year: as option 1
  • 3rd year: as option 1  AND stay in Jersey study with the University of Toulouse capitol 1  via their online provider (FOAD) – fees  circa (€2000.00).
  • 4th year – M1 Toulouse Capitol 1

Please note that these prices does not include exam fees to retake failed exams, which will be invoiced separately. Prices are indicative of 2018-2019 academic year, they may be slightly higher for the 2019-2020 year.

The Institute of Law cannot be held responsible for the University of London’s fees or “Université Toulouse 1 Capitole” ‘s fees.

University of London:

For more information about the University of London, their requirements and fees for the LLB, please visit our page regarding the degree here.

Université Toulouse 1 Capitole:

UT1, which focuses on Law, Economy and Management, is the main campus of the University of Toulouse Capitol 1, France, based in Occitanie and situated in the heart of Southern France between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The University was established in 1229 as part of the Treaty of Paris, and is therefore one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe.

The University has International Double Degree agreements with various Institutions. You can find their agreement here.

  1. Apply online for admission to Toulouse 1 Capitole University From January to April. This webpage explains the registration with UT1 (in French). UT1 uses Post BAC, which is France’s equivalent of UCAS.

 

Why study with the Institute of Law?

Being a small institution means that we make the time to get to know our students, this makes it easier to notice if a student needs a little bit of encouragement with their studies. Our administrative staff is always on hand to answer questions such as “is there a doctor nearby?” or “what do I write on my CV?”. 

All LLB classes take place at the weekend and in the evening, French law classes are on weekdays.

Our classes may be recorded, which means that if you are unwell and unable to attend a class, you may be able to catch up online. However, any recordings provided are not to be played instead of attending classes and classroom attendance and participation is expected from our students at all levels.

During your studies at the Institute, you will have the opportunity to apply for work experience with some of the most prestigious law firms in Jersey. We have developed a system whereby law firms have agreed to take students from the Institute on work experience for limited periods of time. In some instances, all students can apply, in others only 2nd year students will be asked to postulate.  Applying does not guarantee you a placement, as there is a selection process. You will first be asked to submit your CV, then if selected, you will be invited to attend an interview. Some firms will also expect you to take a test.

Important information: Students from Outside the EEA and studying at the Institute on a UK immigration student visa are not allowed to take part in the work experience scheme. They are also not allowed to undertake voluntary work.

Finances

  • There is no financial help available from the States of Jersey unless you have been a Jersey resident for 5 years or more.
  • The “Credit Mutuel’ has in the past given student loans to some of our French students.

Other important information about studying in Jersey:

Health:

  • Jersey has a Health reciprocal agreement with France and upon arrival, you will be asked to register at the Social Security department. For this you will need a letter from the Institute of Law showing your Jersey address as well as your residential address in France. If you are over 18 you will need to pay circa £80 for your registration. Please note that registration is compulsory. Once registered, you will be given a population card that you will need to present if you need to visit the doctor. Please be aware that unlike France, this card only covers part of the doctor’s fee, you will still be expected to pay circa £40 for a visit.  If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident and need to visit the Accident and Emergency department, this will be free of charge, except X-Rays which may incur a small charge. Dental care or eye care is not covered by the social security department.

Accommodation

For more information on where to live in Jersey, please visit our accommodation page.