- Start date
- Course length
- Online Part-time (3-4 years); Online Full-time (2 years)
- Mode of Attendance
- Academic school
- The Law School Aberdeen Business School
- Accredited By
A student's perspective of the online LLB.
The Online LLB is a unique degree designed for those who wish to obtain an LLB but are unable to attend an on-campus course. It is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and the course has been developed around the Foundation Programme requirements of the Law Society.
The course offers a flexible learning route for graduates (or equivalent) to obtain a professional Bachelor's degree qualification in an important and well-respected discipline and is designed to provide:
LLB degrees can be used for entry or advancement into the legal profession or other areas such as energy, government or journalism sectors. This online course is available on a part-time basis (with standard and accelerated options) and is available on a full-time basis from 2012.
There are 16 subject modules for the Online LLB course. Modules are the same for each mode, and the delivery times of these will depend on whether you choose to study part-time (standard), part-time (accelerated) or full-time. Subjects studied on this course are:
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.
Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.
The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:
The course affords flexibility and can be studied over 2, 3 or 4 years allowing students to accelerate or reduce their learning period depending on their commitments. As an online course, delivered through Campus Moodle, it can be taken without attending on-campus. However the student MUST ATTEND an induction session at the start of the course.
Each year we will offer a number of free, optional on-campus sessions in which all Online LLB students will be encouraged to attend and participate in. The length of the sessions will vary according to the mode of learning:
During these sessions, tutors from the modules for that semester will undertake problem-solving sessions where students will analyse scenarios and undertake activities designed to enhance their understanding of the module material.
All of the modules taught on the Online LLB are assessed on the basis of the participation of the individual student and on formal assessments. These assessment methods reflect those which on-campus students also undertake for the modules. The Participation Assessment refers to a minimum activity and tutorial engagement level. The Formal Assessment structure for each module varies and there are two main models:
Examinations: These may be taken at RGU or at another location, close to where the student resides, such as another University or a British Council office. They are generally closed-book examinations. The Department of law is experienced in the use of off-site examinations for hundreds of students around the world and the examinations office will assist with guidance on how to locate and book an examination venue local to the student. Significant advance notice of the dates and times of examinations is provided.
Written Coursework: Completed during the course of the semester and usually involve a problem solving exercise(s).
Oral Presentation: Where an oral presentation element in the assessment of a module exists, students will be given a presentation slot. They will be expected to log on and, via a webcam*, will be required to deliver a live presentation on a particular topic within the module subject matter.
* In order to participate in the course students need to have access to a webcam
The Online LLB is designed as a graduate entry qualification. Applicants will be expected to have a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as law, business, management, history, modern studies, journalism or other similar subject.
Applicants who do not have a degree in a relevant discipline may still obtain entry under one of the following criteria:
Has a Bachelor's degree in a non-relevant discipline AND can present a reasoned case for wishing to embark on a law degree;
Does not have a Bachelor's degree BUT the applicant can demonstrate that he/she has the intellectual ability required to undertake an LLB degree. This will usually be evidenced by a mixture of non-degree level qualifications combined with relevant industry/practice work experience.
The Course Leader has the sole discretion to accept or refuse any application for entry to the course and must be satisfied that each applicant will be able to devote sufficient time to the course and of successfully completing the course.
For Academic Year 2014/2015
Distance Learning Full-time
Distance Learning Part-time
For Academic Year 2013/2014
For Academic Year 2012/2013
For Academic Year 2011/2012
All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.For further information see Student Finance pages
The course is NOW OPEN for applications. These should be made via the university's Apply Online. Applications will be judged purely on merit and decisions will be taken following the application deadline. Places on the course are limited.
If you have any other questions about the course, please contact the Online LLB Course Leader,
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A student's perspective of the online LLB.