Law with a Year Abroad LLB (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • This degree is accreditedAccredited

Key information

  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: M111
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : DDD

This exciting degree programme allows you to complete the core modules required to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree for professional purposes whilst also allowing you the opportunity to spend Year Three of the programme at an approved European or overseas partner institution.

You will gain transferrable skills that come with living and adapting to life in a different country, skills that will help with your employability and career prospects.

Countries with Exchange

  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Canada
  • Malaysia
  • USA


Programme in detail

You will gain an understanding and knowledge of the law in your chosen country, developing new skills and experience in living and studying abroad. Modules include both mandatory and optional Law modules plus modules studied during the third year abroad. Places for exchange are competitive and there is a requirement of a 60% year 2 average to be eligible for the year abroad.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

400 student places in 2016-17

Graduate prospects

91% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2013/14)

National Student Survey

89% of our students find their programme is intellectually stimulating in the National Student Survey 2015

Department resources

The School houses an impressive custom-built Moot Room, the setting for mock trials, lectures and visiting speakers. The Law Library (housed in the Sydney Jones Library) includes the main English, European and International Law Reports, law journals, legal works and textbooks.

Facts and figures

Facts and Figures
In 2013/14, 260 students had the opportunity to work under supervision in the Liverpool Law Clinic, giving advice to members of the public.
2014 Winner of Best Contribution by a Team of Students, Hillsborough Team, University of Liverpool – The Law Works and Attorney General Pro Bono Awards

Why this subject?

Prepare for your future professional career. Studying Law at Liverpool combines over 100 years of teaching experience with modern approaches to learning. You will be encouraged to develop your professional skills through the supported activities of the School’s pro bono Law Clinic, our in-house legal practice.

Practice in our Liverpool Law Clinic. Our pro bono Law Clinic is the University’s flagship in-house legal practice. It offers final year law students the opportunity to develop their professional skills by representing real clients, under the supervision of the Clinic’s in-house legal team of practising lawyers. Law Clinic students and staff have won awards for their hard work and commitment, including the Attorney General Student Pro Bono Award for their work on the Hillsborough Project and a joint Civic Contribution award for their work on the Statelessness project, a specialist Immigration and Asylum service helping people who are stateless, the first specialist practice module of its kind in Europe. 

Build connections with local professionals. Our Law School Professional Mentoring Scheme allows you to build networks and connections with the legal profession from the start of your degree, offering you the opportunity to enhance your employability skills and career options. You will be assigned to a local barrister or solicitor who will act as your mentor to provide careers advice and assistance on an individual basis throughout your studies. You will also be invited to attend wider careers advisory programmes run by the Liverpool Law School and the University Careers & Employability Service.

Follow in the footsteps of our ground-breaking alumni. Graduate with a Law degree from Liverpool and you will be in great company, with over 91%* of graduates employed or in further study six months after graduation. The first female High Court judge in the country was a Liverpool Law School graduate and our alumni also includes judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court, members of Parliament and legal practitioners as well as many entering other professions including accountancy, social work and banking. (*DLHE 2013/14)

Learn from leading experts. You will be taught by internationally renowned and award-winning lecturers who are actively engaged in research concerned with social justice and the role of law in society. This research culture means your education will be cutting, edge, innovative and stimulating. 

Fulfil your potential in a supportive environment. We know that starting university study can be a big step, both academically and personally. At the Liverpool Law School we have created a supportive environment to help you throughout your time with us. You will be assigned an Academic Adviser, who will be available to support you with your personal academic development. We also have a dedicated Student Support Officer to provide you with one to one advice should you need it.