We expect that most, if not all, government restrictions will be eased by the time you begin your studies with us in 2022. However, we will always adapt to the latest guidance and will keep you informed of any changes we need to make to how your programme is delivered.
Law is not just about learning what the rules are, but about thinking about what they should be.
This degree offers a truly modern legal education reflecting the needs and concerns of society in the 21st century. Whether you are planning a career in the legal profession or a career in almost any other field of expertise, this degree will challenge and inspire you.
As a law student you will develop key skills in research, analysis, and legal argument, whilst engaging with the study of law as a sociallyrelevant and rigorous academic discipline.
Programme in detail
The programme invites you to develop a knowledge and understanding of legal concepts, their practical applications and policy implications within a supported learning environment that incorporates a range of different learning techniques. However, the study of law is not simply about acquiring knowledge. Throughout the duration of the programme, you are encouraged to learn new skills and enhance your existing abilities to equip and prepare you for the demands of any future career. We aim to provide a programme that fires your imagination and reflects your best endeavours in your final degree classification.
To this end, we provide the widest possible range of modules that will be of interest to you as you develop your legal specialism. You can also undertake a dissertation, which is a self-directed research project, and make an original contribution to contemporary law and policy debates.
Study Options Available
You can also study Law with a combination of other subjects, which account for 25% of the overall degree.
Programme Year One
The core Year One syllabus comprises modules that must be studied and passed in order to gain a qualifying law degree, known as the ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’. The remaining modules are undertaken to introduce you to the English Legal System and basic legal study and research skills.
Year One Compulsory Modules
Criminal Law (level 4) (LAW107)
English Legal System and Legal Skills (LAW101)
Law of Contract (LAW105)
Legal System in Practice (LAW002)
Public Law I (LAW109)
Public Law II (LAW110)
Programme Year Two
The core Year Two syllabus comprises the remaining modules that must be studied and passed in order to gain a qualifying law degree, known as the ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’. The remaining module, Law and social justice, allows students to acquire and practice advanced legal research skills by exploring the law’s capacity to effect social change.
Year Two Compulsory Modules
Equity & Trusts (LAW211)
Land Law (LAW242)
Law and Social Justice (LAW212)
Law of the European Union I (LAW013)
Law of the European Union II (LAW014)
Law of Tort (LAW209)
Programme Year Three
In Year Three, students may choose from a range of optional modules based on the research and teaching interests of the School’s academic staff. The School offers a wide range of optional modules, full details of which are below. The range is sufficiently wide to enable students to specialise in one aspect of law if they choose, or to mix options from across the curriculum to suit their interests. Module leaders are leading researchers in their chosen field, offering students the opportunity to learn about the law from expert scholars and practitioners.
Please note that timetabling considerations, research leave cycles, and subject prerequisites mean that the optional modules may vary from year to year. You should check the School’s website to see the range of modules currently on offer.
All Year 3 optional modules are 15 credits each, except Dissertation (Semester 1 and 2) which is 30 credits. Most Year 3 optional modules are taught via ‘blended learning’ methods, utilising weekly lectures (2 hours per week), seminars (either 60 minutes each bi-weekly or 90 minutes three times during a semester), optional drop-in sessions during office hours, independent legal research, e-learning strategies and formative assessments.
Most year 3 optional modules are assessed on a summative basis via examination, coursework or a combination of both. Some optional modules however are partially assessed via the following methods: group project (LAW 377: Debates in Charity Law); practical assessment or presentation (LAW034 (Dissertation (Semester 1), LAW035 (Dissertation (Semester 2) and LAW036 (Dissertation (Semester 1 & 2), LAW364 and LAW369: Access to Justice and Welfare Rights Advice Placements, LAW373: Corporate Insolvency Law; LAW 354: International Law in Current Affairs) and casework and/or reflective logs (LAW321 (Clinical Legal Skills), LAW364 and LAW369: Access to Justice and Welfare Rights Advice Placements).
Year Three Compulsory Modules
Equity & Trusts (level 3) (LAW311)
Law of the European Union I (LAW313)
Law of the European Union II (LAW314)
Year Three Optional Modules
Access to Justice and Welfare Rights Advice Placements Semester 2 (LAW369)
Administrative Justice (LAW315)
Banking Law (LAW317)
Children's Rights Debates (LAW358)
Clinical Legal Skills - A Law Clinic Module (LAW321)
Clinical Legal Skills - A Law Clinic Module (LAW322)
Commercial Law (LAW318)
Company Law (LAW029)
Contemporary Issues in Migration Law (LAW345)
Contemporary Issues in the Law of Business Enterprise (LAW382)
Criminal Evidence (LAW033)
Debates in Charity Law (LAW377)
Family Law (LAW316)
Asylum and Immigration Law (LAW335)
Intellectual Property Law I: Introduction to Copyright Law (LAW338)
Intellectual Property Law II: Introduction to Trade Marks and Patents (LAW339)
International Investment Protection Law (LAW378)
International Law in Current Affairs (LAW354)
The Law of the European Convention On Human Rights 1 (LAW362)
Law of the European Convention On Human Rights 2 (LAW379)
Medical Law and Ethics I (LAW051)
Medical Law and Ethics II (LAW052)
Principles of International Law (LAW353)
Privacy, Surveillance and the Law of Social Media (LAW341)
Public Health Law and Non-communicable Disease Prevention (LAW368)
The Regulation of Emerging Technologies: Law, Ethics and Governance (LAW342)
The Uk's Withdrawal From the Eu (LAW325)
Transnational Crime (LAW363)
If you’re considering this subject as a combined (joint) degree, please refer to our information about combining degrees for details about entry requirements.
|A level requirements||AAA (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
|Subject requirements||GCSE English and Maths grade C/4|
|BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma||D* and AA at A Level|
|BTEC Level 3 Diploma||D*D* and A at A Level|
|BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||D*D*D*. Must be in one of following subjects:
applied human biology
business accounting and finance
creative digital media production
enterprise and entrepreneurship
forensic and criminal investigation
health and social care
sport and exercise science
strategic management and leadership
travel and tourism
uniformed protective service
All other subjects have to be referred for consideration.
|International Baccalaureate||36 with no score less than 4.|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||H1, H1, H2, H2, H2, H2|
|Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher||AAA in three Advanced Highers.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced||Accepted at grade A, including AA at A level.|
|Access||45 credits at Distinction in graded units in a relevant Diploma.|
|International entry information||Find your country|
Alternative entry requirements
Additional course costs
We want to try and help you prepare for the day-to-day costs of studying. These might include things like photocopying in the library, buying textbooks and specialist equipment or going on field classes. We've put together some useful information to help you understand these costs, including where subsidies are available from your academic department. Please see our study costs page for full details.
Tuition fees for the academic year 2021 are £9,250.
The University reviews tuition fees each year. The current expectation is that the University will increase fees for each year of study normally in line with inflation as specified by Parliament. This is likely to be the Retail Price Index (RPIX)* measure of inflation. This means your fees will rise in line with inflation for each year of study.
Student fee loans are also expected to rise in line with the fee cap, to ensure that higher education remains affordable to all.
Exceptions to the £9,250 fee:
Some of our programmes charge less than the full £9,250 fee:
- Foundation programmes: the fee for the foundation year of specified programmes at Carmel College and Birkenhead Sixth Form College is £5,140.
- Programmes with a Foundation element: Psychology BSc (Hons) (2+2 programme with Foundation element) is run in collaboration with Wirral Metropolitan College. The fee for the first two years is set by Wirral Metropolitan College.
- Programmes with a year in industry or a year abroad: the fee for students spending a full year working in industry is £1,850. The fee for students spending a full year abroad is £1,385.
*RPIX is a measure of inflation in the UK, equivalent to the all items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.
Use our Finance Calculator to get an indication of your tuition fees and any financial support that may be available.
International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. Fees for undergraduate programmes and a full list of fees are available on our International fees pages.
For information on tuition fees and funding for EU students, please see our guidance for students on the UK leaving the EU.
The University of Liverpool has a strong track record in widening access to higher education. With this in mind, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students from every background. See our Scholarships and Bursaries page for further information.