Next start date: September 2013
Degree type: LLB (Hons)
UCAS Code: M114 LLB/Law
Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Why choose this course?
We designed our LLB (Hons) degree around two central themes – a focus on employability skills ensuring we develop the potential of all our students as well as law. From your first term to your last you make presentations, draft legal documents, and engage in negotiations and mock court cases. Secondly, we emphasise the pervasive European influence in our legal system–both historically and now through integration with the rest of the EU. Our small class sizes and highly committed team provide a learning environment which is very highly rated by our students.
What you study
The Scottish legal system and the main building blocks of Scots law are covered at stages one and two of the degree. You will also study complementary subjects such as economics, forensic science or criminology which helps you develop a view of the contexts in which law operates. At stages 3 and 4 the degree offers specialist options in European law and areas such as Intellectual Property law, Information Technology law or Investor Protection law. In year 3 there is also an opportunity to study at one of our partner institutions in Europe – a great experience and something that will make your CV stand out!
You will also use our mock court facility for presentations, debates, client interviews and ‘mooting’ exercises where you present legal arguments.
How you learn
We recognise that our students have different learning styles, different skills and a wide range of backgrounds when they start their studies. Our aim is to ensure that we nurture, in all our students, knowledge and understanding of the subjects studied together with the research and employability skills needed for a world of constant change. So you will learn in a variety of settings including interactive lectures, tutorials, computer labs for drafting, oral presentations, and through group exercises such as negotiations.
How you are assessed
We use exams, courseworks, presentations and a range of practical oral and written assessments which will develop your ability to present sophisticated arguments and complex information in a persuasive way which is appropriate for the intended audience. This blended approach to assessment recognises individual strengths and allow development of confidence and new skills.
Minimum Entrance Requirements
Higher ABBB; A Level BCC; ILC (H) BBBB
Essential subjects: A level English at Grade C or above and a pass in GCSE Maths at Grade C or above, or Higher English and Standard Grade Maths level 1 or 2, or ILC English at Honours level (Grade B) and Maths at Ordinary Level
All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language and the University's minimum requirements are listed here.
Applications are generally assessed on the basis of standard school leaving qualifications such as SQA Highers or GCE A Levels. For those with alternative qualifications, we recommend that you contact us for advice before making an application.
For further advice please use our Ask a Question section.
A law degree equips you with a wide range of employability skills. Our graduates enjoy a variety of careers. After studying part-time for our degree one graduate went on to become Scottish trainee of the year and is now an associate with a large well respected firm. Another, originally from Germany, became a criminal defence solicitor, a career she always dreamt of. Others go on to use their law degrees in allied areas such as the court service, the police and the civil service or work in law centres or advice bureaux. Graduates have found careers in banks, in financial services and journalism. Others have chosen careers as legal academics, and some have used their legal knowledge to assist them in setting up their own businesses.
Want to know more?
Tel: +44 (0) 1382 308476
|Fee Category||September 2013 Fees
||Scholarships & Bursaries
|Scottish and other EU students||
£1820 per year.
Apply to the Student Awards Agency
|Other forms of support|
|English, Welsh and Northern Irish
£7000 per year (max. amount payable
You can apply for financial assistance,
|Bursaries & Scholarships|
|Overseas (non EU) students||
£10250 per year.
Fees may be subject to annual increase.
Fees shown are payable annually, and may be subject to increase each year.