Admission to Masters in France


Hi everyone,

I was looking up the different Masters options in France and I have a question - maybe a little stupid, but to which I can't seem to find an answer.

If I have a bachelor's degree in Law from a Quebec university (Canada), can I apply for a Master 2, or only for a Master 1 in a French university ?

I have a feeling I should be able to apply for a Master 2, since I now have my Law Licence, plus another bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and my Cegep/College diploma. Also, the schools are listed on this website (ex: Panthéon-Sorbonne) as available LL.Ms, etc.

If I can't, are the Master 1 classes relevant or will they be a repeat of the classes I did during my Licence ?

If anyone has any information on this, I would really appreciate it !

Thank you very very much, and good luck to all !

Marie-Pier
Hi everyone,

I was looking up the different Masters options in France and I have a question - maybe a little stupid, but to which I can't seem to find an answer.

If I have a bachelor's degree in Law from a Quebec university (Canada), can I apply for a Master 2, or only for a Master 1 in a French university ?

I have a feeling I should be able to apply for a Master 2, since I now have my Law Licence, plus another bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and my Cegep/College diploma. Also, the schools are listed on this website (ex: Panthéon-Sorbonne) as available LL.Ms, etc.

If I can't, are the Master 1 classes relevant or will they be a repeat of the classes I did during my Licence ?

If anyone has any information on this, I would really appreciate it !

Thank you very very much, and good luck to all !

Marie-Pier

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Hi everyone,

I was looking up the different Masters options in France and I have a question - maybe a little stupid, but to which I can't seem to find an answer.

If I have a bachelor's degree in Law from a Quebec university (Canada), can I apply for a Master 2, or only for a Master 1 in a French university ?

I have a feeling I should be able to apply for a Master 2, since I now have my Law Licence, plus another bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and my Cegep/College diploma. Also, the schools are listed on this website (ex: Panthéon-Sorbonne) as available LL.Ms, etc.

If I can't, are the Master 1 classes relevant or will they be a repeat of the classes I did during my Licence ?

If anyone has any information on this, I would really appreciate it !

Thank you very very much, and good luck to all !

Marie-Pier



I am a French citizen, bilingual French and English, and I have completed all my education in England, including a bachelor of Law (LLB) at City, University of London. In addition to possibly qualifying as an English lawyer (solicitor), I would like to qualify as a French lawyer.

My research relating to qualifying as a French lawyer has led to the conclusion that I have to first complete a Master 1, to meet the requirements of entry to the Ecole de Formation du Barreau. However, I cannot find a Master 1 in France, which stipulates the possibily to enter the M1 programme with an LLB in English Law.

The only programme that I have found is the dual programme master 1 / LL.M International Business Law, offered by Lyon Catholic University in partnership with City, University of London. But, I cannot find much information about the reputation and prospects of the programme, beside the information available on the website. The course is also not featured on the website of City, University of London, which leaves me concerned. Can you share your thoughts about the course or experience?

http://www.ucly.fr/en/ll-m-in-internatio...

Alternatively, please advise me on the best proceeding course of action, considering my qualifications and objective to become a French lawyer. I am not a qualified English lawyer.

Thank you for your help!
[quote]Hi everyone,

I was looking up the different Masters options in France and I have a question - maybe a little stupid, but to which I can't seem to find an answer.

If I have a bachelor's degree in Law from a Quebec university (Canada), can I apply for a Master 2, or only for a Master 1 in a French university ?

I have a feeling I should be able to apply for a Master 2, since I now have my Law Licence, plus another bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and my Cegep/College diploma. Also, the schools are listed on this website (ex: Panthéon-Sorbonne) as available LL.Ms, etc.

If I can't, are the Master 1 classes relevant or will they be a repeat of the classes I did during my Licence ?

If anyone has any information on this, I would really appreciate it !

Thank you very very much, and good luck to all !

Marie-Pier

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I am a French citizen, bilingual French and English, and I have completed all my education in England, including a bachelor of Law (LLB) at City, University of London. In addition to possibly qualifying as an English lawyer (solicitor), I would like to qualify as a French lawyer.

My research relating to qualifying as a French lawyer has led to the conclusion that I have to first complete a Master 1, to meet the requirements of entry to the Ecole de Formation du Barreau. However, I cannot find a Master 1 in France, which stipulates the possibily to enter the M1 programme with an LLB in English Law.

The only programme that I have found is the dual programme master 1 / LL.M International Business Law, offered by Lyon Catholic University in partnership with City, University of London. But, I cannot find much information about the reputation and prospects of the programme, beside the information available on the website. The course is also not featured on the website of City, University of London, which leaves me concerned. Can you share your thoughts about the course or experience?

http://www.ucly.fr/en/ll-m-in-internatio...

Alternatively, please advise me on the best proceeding course of action, considering my qualifications and objective to become a French lawyer. I am not a qualified English lawyer.

Thank you for your help!
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Smarty
There is a French and English law program at the Sorbonne P1.

Someone correct me if I am wrong though, I think you just need an M1 in French Law to be able to qualify for the bar in France.

Does that M1 have to be in a particular area of French law? I don't know.
There is a French and English law program at the Sorbonne P1.

Someone correct me if I am wrong though, I think you just need an M1 in French Law to be able to qualify for the bar in France.

Does that M1 have to be in a particular area of French law? I don't know.
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Smarty
Also, I don't know if you are required to have an L3 in addition to the M1 in the French system, or if just the M1 is sufficient. Is anyone able to answer that please?

So, say if you do an M1 in Business Law (and do NOT have an L3 in Law), would you then be qualified to sit for the French bar?
Also, I don't know if you are required to have an L3 in addition to the M1 in the French system, or if just the M1 is sufficient. Is anyone able to answer that please?

So, say if you do an M1 in Business Law (and do NOT have an L3 in Law), would you then be qualified to sit for the French bar?
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