Law LLB Degree (Hons) LLB

LLB (Hons) Law

1. Overview

Our Law degree aims to provide you with a practical and diverse education in the discipline of law.

The combination of private and public law subjects taught on this course will equip you with the knowledge to meet a wide spectrum of employment sectors, whether in the legal profession or elsewhere. We have a dedicated moot court room where you will learn how to present cases in a courtroom environment. This course is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland.

We also offer the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (DLP). This is a one-year postgraduate qualification and is mandatory in order to practise as a solicitor in Scotland.

Our courses are ranked within the top Universities by the Complete University Guide and The Guardian University Tables.

2. What you will study

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

   Semester 1

  • One elective module from:
  • Three modules from the list in Stage 4 below

Semester 2

Year 4

Semester 1 

* Students must elect Law of Evidence, Succession and Family Law if they haven't already studied these.

Semester 2 

The full list of modules, including route structure options, e.g. for students who join the course at Stage 2 from BA/BA(Hons) Law and Management, is available on the Course Information database and select Bachelor of Laws with Honours*.

* Currently there are two versions for this course, the 2nd one on the list is the updated version.

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information.

3. How you will learn

Practical experience is an integral part of the course and is developed through regular mooting exercises (legal debating), oral presentations, group work, research and writing exercises. We also have a dedicated moot court room where you will find out how to present cases in a courtroom environment.

Our students also have the opportunity to take part in internal, national and international mooting competitions.

4. Entry requirements

SQA Higher: ABBB to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English).

GCE A Level: BBC to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English).

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H2H3 to include English (or a written subject requiring the use of English).

IB Diploma: 29 to include Higher Level English (or a written subject requiring the use of English).

Alternative Qualifications: We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Advanced Entry: Students with a BA Law and Management degree from Robert Gordon University may enter Law LLB (Hons) course at Year 2 or 3, depending on the stage at which you joined the Law and Management course, allowing two degrees, one of them with Honours, to be obtained within a total of 5 or 6 years.

English Language

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

5. Placements and accreditations

Study Abroad

In year 3 of the course you will have the opportunity to spend a 12-week semester abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe or at our partner university in the US.

Professional Accreditation 

The course is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, a key factor for those seeking to enter the legal profession in Scotland. Recognition by the Faculty of Advocates has also been obtained.

6. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

7. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,400 per academic year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £11,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £10,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5000 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,900 per academic year

For Academic Year 2012/2013

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5000 per academic year

International Students

Full-time

  • £9,500 per academic year

For Academic Year 2011/2012

UK/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

International Students

  • £9,250 per academic year

Disclaimer

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

8. How to apply

Home, EU and Rest of UK applicants to Robert Gordon University must apply online at www.ucas.com/students/apply.

It is important that you keep track of your application process using the UCAS website, as it will update you on whether you have been offered a place from the University. It is also where you should respond to offers and receive confirmation of your place within your chosen course, rather than contacting the institution in the first instance.

International fee paying students have the option of applying either via UCAS or direct using our application form.

9. Prospects

Our Law degree opens the door to the legal profession – plus opportunities within the financial sector, civil service, banking, corporate consultancy, global business management, local government, charitable organisations and trade unions, to name just a few. If you intend to become a solicitor, you can also complete the one year Diploma in Professional Legal Practice here at Robert Gordon University.

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LLB

UCAS Code

M114

Start date

September

Course length

4 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic school
The Law School
More information:
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Accredited By
Law Society of Scotland

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