Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Durham LLB offer the opportunity to study abroad?
Yes. As of 2009 we have introduced the LLB (Year Abroad) degree. This degree programme replaces the old LLB (European Legal Studies degree) and provides greater scope in terms of the choice of overseas institution that a year may be spent in.
The LLB with a Year Abroad (YA) programme comprises all of the content of the three year regular LLB, plus an additional year spent at one of our European or international partners during the third year of study. At present Durham Law School has partnerships with universities in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Durham University has further institutional links with universities in the USA, Canada, China and Singapore. Graduates of degrees such as this are highly sought after by employers, and may be particularly suited to working in an international context.
LLB (YA) students may study at some of our partner universities in English, whereas for others foreign language skills are necessary. Students must apply for the regular LLB at Durham through UCAS, and then apply to transfer on to the LLB (YA) in their second year of study. Students are selected on academic merit and, where appropriate, on linguistic ability.