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Law and Languages (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Combining law with French, German or Spanish is both stimulating and a smart career move. You’ll divide your study equally between both subjects. With this Law and Languages (Honours) degree from The Open University UK you’ll raise your legal awareness and acquire skills of legal analysis and methods.
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The study of a modern language opens doors to other cultures and communities, and can provide a key to the global workplace. The name of your Law and Languages (Honours) degree from The Open University UK will reflect your chosen language (e.g. BA (Honours) Law and German).

Key features of the course

  • Gives you an understanding of the role of law in society today.
  • Provides you with legal awareness and the skills of legal analysis and methods.
  • Develops you into a proficient user of your chosen language, reaching level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Develops advanced knowledge of the cultures that use your chosen language, and intercultural communication competence.

Career relevance

Studying law alongside a modern language opens up many career options in law-related fields, business and finance or international organisations. Your understanding of another language and the cultures that use it is an asset that will be highly valued by employers, and that will widen your opportunities in the international market. A qualification in law and a language can lead to opportunities in a wide range of areas such as:
  • Business and finance.
  • Civil service.
  • Human resources.
  • Paralegal professions.
  • Journalism.
  • Research.
  • Translation and interpreting.
  • Editing and publishing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Time limit – 16 years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring languages and cultures 
  • Bon départ: beginners' French
  • Spanish studies 1 (intermediate)
  • French studies 1 (intermediate)
  • Exploring languages and cultures 
  • Rundblick: beginners' German 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • However, there’s a choice of starting points in the modern-language element – your choice will depend on your current level of confidence and proficiency. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192*


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