Law Entry Requirements: Law graduates. The usual qualification for entry to the Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM programme is a degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content, normally of at least upper-second class honours (or equivalent). We consider every application on a case-by-case basis and anticipate that some applicants will be practising lawyers who have qualified either in France or their home jurisdiction and will have legal work experience, which will also be taken into account. Non-law graduates: Non-law graduates may be considered on the basis of exceptional professional experience that directly relates to the LLM. Non-law graduates with good honours, who have also obtained the equivalent of good honours in CPE and Bar Finals/Legal Practice examinations, or passed the solicitors’ qualifying examination, may qualify. Law graduates with high 2.2 honours and at least five years professional legal experience may also qualify. Language Entry Requirements: English language requirements: Non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate that they meet the Queen Mary minimum English language entry requirements through a recognised English language qualification, namely IELTS, or the PTE Academic English Test. Please note that Queen Mary can also accept the internet-based TOEFL English language qualification for this programme. In this case, students are required to demonstrate an overall score of minimum 100, with 27 in writing (Listening 17, Reading 18, and Speaking 20). French language requirements: Non-native French speakers are required to demonstrate that they meet the Sorbonne minimum French language entry requirement of CEFR level B2. This is assessed through a Skype or telephone interview with representatives from the Sorbonne’s selection committee. The interview will be carried out exclusively in French and will last for approximately 20 minutes. It is therefore not necessary to include evidence of a French language test certificate at the application stage, although you may if you already have one.
Months of entry
Please note the next intake of students will be for January 2018
The Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM is an innovative, 18-month, bilingual programme which offers you the opportunity to benefit from combining the LLM programmes in Paris of:
- an LLM in International Business Law with QMUL
- an LLM in French and European Law with the Sorbonne.
You will obtain qualifications from two globally recognised institutions.The aim is to provide students with a unique opportunity to study international and comparative business law; in two languages (French and English), with two renowned Institutions.
You will have the opportunity to study within both the British and French models of postgraduate education, as well as undertake tangible work experience, as part of an internship with a law firm, company or another legal context. You will develop a varied range of skills and knowledge, and experience different learning processes.
The intense mode of study aims further to enhance your competencies in time-management, prioritising, and adapting to pressure – all of which are skills anticipated by employers in the legal sector.
The aim is for you to be able to take this range of knowledge, skills, competencies and experience into your chosen career path within an increasingly international legal profession.
"The Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM in Paris is an innovative programme developed by experienced academics from both instiutions, many of whom are also practitioners. The aim is to cater to students as well as to practitioners who would like to enhance their professional knowledge and career developments. Leading to prestigious QMUL and Sorbonne qualifications, this course will provide you with in-depth immersion in commercial law from both common law and civil law frameworks. It will also allow you to perfect your command of legal English and French. To this effect, the Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM incorporates legal English and French for non-native speakers throughout the course."
“This programme of excellence will allow you to improve your legal research and writing skills. The Sorbonne-QMUL Double LLM provides a wonderful opportunity to benefit from a high quality training in common and civil law in two prestigious institutions in Paris. It would be a unique cultural experience culminating with tangible work practice. It will promote your successful integration into professional fields of law."
Regarding english language qualifications
Since test centres and test dates can often be booked up well in advance, we strongly recommend that students make contact with their preferred option in good time. The British Council is an example of a teaching and test centre with which students can register in order to take a test to demonstrate their English-language qualifications. Visit the British Council website for information regarding exam dates and requirements in Paris.
Please further note that due to the start-dates of the Double LLM programme, it is not possible for students to take the pre-sessional English classes offered by QMUL in London.
Information for international students
International applicants: Students from outside of the UK help form a global community of Queen Mary and Sorbonne students in Paris. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Samantha Heffernan