Law

Study Law at Scotland’s top modern university. Our Law degree is in the top ten of all 179 UK universities and offers work placements and overseas study opportunities.

Course detail

Start Date

September

Duration

4 years (full-time)

Award Title

LLB (Hons)

UCAS Code

M114

Why study Law at Abertay?

Keen to develop your evaluation skills and enhance your ability to interpret and explain complex information clearly? Eager to sharpen your reasoning and critical judgement? Ready for a career in a prestigious and rewarding profession? A law degree from Abertay awaits.

Law at Abertay explores the Scottish legal system and the building blocks of Scots law, neatly complemented with subjects from other disciplines. This approach helps you develop a view of the differing contexts in which law operates.

This Law degree:

  • Enables graduates, on successful completion of postgraduate studies and a traineeship, to become Scottish solicitors.
  • Is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates.
  • Offers extracurricular activities such as Mooting.
  • Is a top 20 UK Law course according to The Guardian University Guide, 2019.

You’ll also use the university’s moot room for debates and other exercises where you’ll present legal arguments. Work placement and single-term overseas study opportunities may be available in Year 3, with both opportunities designed to broaden your knowledge of the law and legal systems.

Abertay University ranked in the top three Scottish Universities for Student Satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS). And in the Guardian Good University Guide for 2021, Abertay ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching, and 8th in the UK for overall student satisfaction.

Virtual Open Day October 31 2020

We aim to immerse you in student life here at Abertay and give you a true feel for our courses and our amazing academic community.

Open Days are busy, fun and full-on. And Virtual Open Days online are new to all of us, so we will make sure you know what to expect, and how you can prepare for the event.

It's a day full of talks and videos about student life. Find out all about Abertay at our virtual Open Day on 31 October 2020.

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

 

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Entry Requirements

Please note: All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 English grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent.  National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. National 4 Maths or National 5 Maths/Lifeskill Maths grade C.

Below are the literate subjects we accept for entry on this course:

One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology

If there is a subject that does not appear, please contact our Admissions Office (admissions@abertay.ac.uk) who will be able to confirm whether or not it would be considered for entry.

Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.

Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Higher (standard entry) ABBB Literate subject
Higher (minimum entry) We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible for minimum entry (see below). ABB or BBBB Literate subject
A-Level BCC Literate subject
Irish Highers H2H3H3H3 Literate subject
International Baccalaureate 29 Points Literate subject at S5 or H4
BTEC Extended Diploma DMM Business (Law)
HNC/HND - Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC/HND courses
SWAP Access ABB

Non-country specific qualifications

International Baccalaureate

29 points including S5 or H4 in one of the Essential Subjects.

Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.