The LLB Law course is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland and is a qualifying degree. The course combines theoretical learning with skills based modules allowing you to focus on professionalism and practice.

Law Degree LLM

The course focuses on building your practical confidence by working with the local community to enhance relationships with the Legal industry in Aberdeen.  Through your school project and the Law Clinic you are offered the opportunity to work with academic staff and Solicitors on live client projects helping you to apply your theoretical knowledge.

You will also benefit from our on-campus Moot Court which will allow you to demonstrate both your legal knowledge and skills whilst adhering to the protocols of a real court. In 2017, RGU's Mooting Society won the Granite City Challenge which saw RGU and the University of Aberdeen go head to head as part of an annual competition.

Graduates of the LLB Law degree have gained traineeships as well as worked in a range of Legal, Procurement, HR, Contract and Local Authority roles. 

Award

LLB (Hons)

UCAS Code

M114

Course Dates

September

Course Length

4 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic School

The Law School

Overview

Year 1

Year 1 provides a fundamental understanding of the purposes and sources of Law and the main elements of Public and Private Law in Scotland in the context of the UK, the EU and the wider international environment. You will develop and apply key research and written and oral communication skills in addition to essential skills which are highly sought by employers.

Year 2

Concepts introduced in Year 1 are developed and provide specialised knowledge of other more complex Private and Public Law subjects. In addition your knowledge and understanding of the ethics and standards applying to the legal profession will be further developed.

Year 3

In Year 3, you will broaden your understanding of Law through the study of more specialist Law modules at the commencement of the Honours programme. This will enable you to study relevant non-Law specific modules such as Forensic Science or Management Studies for Law and to further develop your research and professional skills.

Year 4

The final year provides you with the opportunity to undertake a range of additional specialist Law modules relevant to your career aspirations. You will develop your understanding of Law and prepare a Dissertation on a specialist topic through independent study and research.

The grade that you achieve in each module in Year 4 determines your Honours classification.


Modules

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 and module disclaimer for more information.

Full-time

Year 1 -- Semester 1
  • Law Of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Systems, Skills and Ethics
    Semester 2
  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights
  • Commercial Law
  • Property Law
  • Year 2 -- Semester 1
    Route A - Standard Route for students who entered the Course in Stage 1
  • Delict
  • Law Of Evidence
  • Succession
  • Family Law
    Route B - Route for students who joined the course in Stage 2 from BA/BA(Hons) Law and Management
  • Law Of Contract
  • Law Of Evidence
  • Criminal Law
  • Succession
  • Semester 2
    Route A - Standard Route for students who entered the Course in Stage 1
  • European Union Law
  • Legal Theory
  • Property Rights in Land
  • Company Law
    Route B - Route for students who joined the course in Stage 2 from BA/BA(Hons) Law and Management
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Property Law
  • Human Rights
  • Year 3 -- Semester 1
    Route A - Route taken by students who enter the Course in Stage 3 from BA/BA(Hons) Law and Management. These students may study abroad in Semester 2 only. Students must opt for BS3174 Family Law and BS2164 Delict if they have not previously studied these modules.
  • Succession
  • Delict
  • Law Of Evidence
    Route B - Route taken by students who enter the Course in Stage 2 from BA/BA(Hons) Law and Management. These students may study abroad in semester 1 only.
  • Family Law
  • Delict
    Route C - The Study Abroad route in semester 1 is available to students continuing from stage 1 LLB and advanced entrants into stage 2 from BA Law and Managment . These students may only opt for study abroad once.
  • Studying Law Abroad 1
  • Studying Law Abroad 2
  • Studying Law Abroad 3
  • Studying Law Abroad 4
    Route D - Route taken by students who entered the course in stage 1. Students who undertake this route may undertake either Route C or Route D in semester 2.
  • Delict
    Choose 1 option module from the following group:
  • Forensic Practice
  • Managing Projects
    Choose 2 option modules from the following group:
    Route A choose 2 options and routes B and D choose 3 option modules. Please note, not all of the options will be guaranteed to be offered.

  • Delict
  • Family Law
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • Roman Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • European Union Law
  • Legal Issues In Construction
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Public International Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Comparative Company Law
  • Law In Community
  • Private International Law
  • Semester 2
    Route A - This route is to be taken by students who enter the course in stage 3. These students must opt for BS3179 Property Rights in Land and/or BS2162 Legal Theory if they have not studied this previously.
  • European Union Law
  • Practical Legal Skills
  • Legal Theory
    Route B - Route B taken by students who enter the Course in Stage 2 from BA Law and Management. These students must opt for BS2162 Legal Theory and /or BS3179 Property Rights in Land if they have not previously studied these.
  • European Union Law
  • Practical Legal Skills
  • Legal Theory
    Route C - Route taken by students who enter the Course in Stage 1. These students undertook routes D or C in semester 1.
  • Practical Legal Skills
  • Entrepreneurship In The Legal Sector
  • Legal Theory
    Route D - The Study Abroad route in semester 2 is for students who commenced LLB in stage 1 or entered stage 3 LLB from LAM. Study Abroad is only available to those who have not opted for study abroad previously.
  • Studying Law Abroad 2
  • Studying Law Abroad 3
  • Studying Law Abroad 1
  • Studying Law Abroad 4
    Route E - This route is for students who gained advanced entry into stage 2 BA Law and Management then transferred into stage 3 of the LLb.
  • Practical Legal Skills
  • European Union Law
  • Legal Theory
  • Constitutional Law
    Choose 1 option module from the following group:
  • Entrepreneurship In The Legal Sector
  • Forensic Psychology
    Choose 2 option modules from the following group:
    Students may choose more options where they have completed at least one of the compulsory modules above. Where students have more than one of the 16 core legal modules outstanding they can opt for these in stage 4. (Group E only have one option), Please note, not all of the options will be guaranteed to be offered.

  • Legal Theory
  • Property Rights in Land
  • Company Law
  • Advocacy And Mooting Skills
  • Taxation Law
  • UK Oil And Gas Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Child Care Law
  • Judicial Review and Public Administration
  • Consumer Law and Policy
  • Media Law
  • Criminology
  • International Trade Law
  • Medical Ethics
  • Information Technology Law
  • Evidence: Law and Psychology
  • Immigration Law
  • Legal Ethics And Professional Responsibility
  • Private International Law
  • Selected Issues in Employment Law
    Year 4 -- Semester 1
  • Dissertation
    Choose 3 option modules from the following group:
    Please note, not all of the options will be guaranteed to be offered.

  • Law Of Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Succession
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • Roman Law
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • European Union Law
  • Legal Issues In Construction
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Public International Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Comparative Company Law
    Semester 2
  • Dissertation
    Choose 3 option modules from the following group:
    Please note, not all of the options will be guaranteed to be offered.

  • Commercial Law
  • European Union Law
  • Property Rights in Land
  • Taxation Law
  • UK Oil And Gas Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Child Care Law
  • Judicial Review and Public Administration
  • Consumer Law and Policy
  • Media Law
  • Criminology
  • International Trade Law
  • Medical Ethics
  • Information Technology Law
  • Evidence: Law and Psychology
  • Immigration Law
  • Legal Ethics And Professional Responsibility
  • Private International Law
  • Selected Issues in Employment Law
  • You will study four modules each Semester and each module involves around three hours of class teaching per week.  While this differs from module to module, most have two hours of lectures delivered to the whole class, plus a further one hour tutorial taught to a small group of about 18 students.

    Your course resources will be available on Campus Moodle an innovative online teaching and learning environment which will enhance your learning experience and will keep you up-to-date with coursework and assignments on-the-go.                                                                              

    Year 4 activity summary

    Lectures

    • Approximately 40 students per group
    • Six hours per week

    Tutorials

    • Approximately 40 students per group
    • Three hours per week

    Independent study summary

    Students will undertake a Dissertation in Year 4 which accounts for two modules.  The remaining six modules are optional thus you can tailor your degree to a chosen career pathway. The modules will be assessed via a variety of assessment methods including coursework, presentations and exams. 

    Staff delivering this course

    Some of our teaching staff have professional Legal and Management experience meaning that subjects are taught with a highly practical edge.

    In addition, almost all staff teach in subjects in which they are already engaged in research activity.

    All our academic staff are encouraged to work towards a Higher Education Academy Fellowship.  This is a professional recognition of an individuals practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning.

    Staff on this course could also include: visiting lecturers, Librarians and Postgraduate Research Students.

    Facilities

    • Moot Court
    • University Library
    • Student Support Services

    Feedback

    We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.

    Academic Support

    The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

    Study Skills Support

    The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

    • Academic Writing
    • Study Skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
    • Maths And Statistics
    • English Language
    • Information Technology Support

    More on Study Support

    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.

    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.

    More about Study Abroad

    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.

    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

    For Academic Year 2018/2019

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1,820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £12,360 per academic year

    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

     

    Scottish, EU and Rest of UK applicants

    You must apply online:

    Apply online via UCAS

    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.

    Terms and Conditions of Admissions

    The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

    Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

    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.

    The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

    Other Fees and Charges

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