Our online, Law Society of Scotland accredited Law degree is designed for those of you who wish to obtain an LLB but are unable to attend an on-campus course.

Online Law Degree LLB

The fully online LLB course offers you the opportunity to complete the course at your own pace over one to four years and has gained interest from international students across the globe. With a focus on Scots Law, it is the only course of its kind in Scotland with very few courses similar worldwide. 

Award

LLB

UCAS Code

M114

Course Dates

September

Course Length

Online Part-time (3-4 years); Online Full-time (2 years)

Mode of Attendance

Online

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. You will study three modules if studying Part Time or Accelerated Part Time and seven modules if studying Full Time.

Year 2

This year develops concepts introduced in Year 1 and provides specialised knowledge of other more complex Private and Public Law subjects. You will study four modules if Part Time, six if Accelerated Part Time and eight if studying Full Time. Full time students will complete the course in Year 2.

Year 3

If you are on the Accelerated Part Time and Part Time routes you will continue to study particular Private and Public Law modules within the 15 mandatory modules contained within the course. Accelerated Part Time students will study six modules this year and if on the Part Time route you will study four modules. Accelerated Part Time students will complete the course in Year 3.

Year 4

If you are a Part Time student in your final year you will complete the last four of the 15 mandatory modules to finish the course. 


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
  • Human Rights (Online LLB)
  • Property Law (Online LLB)
  • Legal Systems, Skills And Ethics (Online LLB)
    Semester 2
  • Constitutional Law (Online LLB)
  • Law of Contract (Online LLB)
  • Commercial Law (Online LLB)
  • Criminal Law (Online LLB)
    Year 2 -- Semester 1
  • Delict (Online LLB)
  • Law Of Evidence (Online LLB)
  • Succession (Online LLB)
  • Company Law (Online LLB)
    Semester 2
  • European Union Law (Online LLB)
  • Property Rights in Land (Online LLB)
  • Family Law (Online LLB)
  • Legal Skills And Concepts (Online LLB)
  • Part-time

    Year 1 -- Semester 1
  • Legal Systems, Skills And Ethics (Online LLB)
    Semester 2
  • Law of Contract (Online LLB)
  • Criminal Law (Online LLB)
    Year 2 -- Semester 1
  • Human Rights (Online LLB)
  • Property Law (Online LLB)
    Semester 2
  • Constitutional Law (Online LLB)
  • Commercial Law (Online LLB)
    Year 3 -- Semester 1
  • Delict (Online LLB)
  • Company Law (Online LLB)
    Semester 2
  • European Union Law (Online LLB)
  • Family Law (Online LLB)
    Year 4 -- Semester 1
  • Law Of Evidence (Online LLB)
  • Succession (Online LLB)
    Semester 2
  • Property Rights in Land (Online LLB)
  • Legal Skills And Concepts (Online LLB)
  • You will study three modules in Year 1 if studying Part Time or Accelerated Part Time, and seven modules if studying Full Time. Full time students will study the remaining eight modules in Year 2. Accelerated Part Time students will study six modules in each of Years 2 and 3 and Part Time students will study four modules per year in Years 2, 3 and 4.

    Course materials are delivered on our online learning portal, Campus Moodle, by way of recorded lectures which are available in different formats for ease of use. Tutorials are conducted via an online classroom environment which allows you to interact with tutors in “real time” and to engage with peers. The course also requires you to take part in online activities. 

    Independent study summary

    You will be required to prepare and take part in four to six hour tutorials every two weeks.

    You should expect to spend around four to six hours per week per module listening to lectures and carrying out required reading.

    Staff delivering this course

    Many of our teaching staff have professional Legal and Management experience meaning that subjects are taught with a highly practical edge. All Academic staff hold or 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.

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

    Staff on this course could also include: visiting lecturers and librarians

    Facilities

    • 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

    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;

    OR

    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.

    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.

    This course is accredited by The Law Society of Scotland.

    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:

    Payment Options

    All students with fees payable over £600 are eligible to pay their fees on an instalment basis according to the University payment system.

    Part-time and Online Distance Learning - Payment Options

    Many of our existing students on this course are funded wholly or partially by their employer. Arrangements can be made for the employer to be invoiced.

    For Academic Year 2017/2018

    All Students

    Distance Learning Full-time

    • £5,770 per year (course over 2 years)

    Distance Learning Part-time

    • £2,885 per year (course over 4 years)
    • £3,850 per year accelerated part-time (course over 3 years)

    For Academic Year 2016/2017

    All Students

    Distance Learning Full-time

    • £5,630 per year (course over 2 years)

    Distance Learning Part-time

    • £2,800 per year (course over 4 years)
    • £3,760 per year accelerated part-time (course over 3 years)

    For Academic Year 2015/2016

    All Students

    Distance Learning Full-time

    • £5,420 per year (course over 2 years)

    Distance Learning Part-time

    • £2,710 per year (course over 4 years)
    • £3,620 per year accelerated part-time (course over 3 years)

    For Academic Year 2014/2015

    All Students

    Distance Learning Full-time

    • £5,250 per year (course over 2 years)

    Distance Learning Part-time

    • £2,625 per year (course over 4 years)
    • £3,500 per year accelerated part-time (course over 3 years)

    For Academic Year 2013/2014

    All Students

    Full-time

    • £5,100 per year (course over 2 years)

    Part-time

    • £2,550 per year (course over 4 years)
    • £3,400 per year accelerated part-time (course over 3 years)

    For Academic Year 2012/2013

    All Students

    Full-time

    • £4,920 per year (course over 2 years)

    Part-time

    • £2,460 per year (course over 4 years)
    • £3,280 per year accelerated part-time (course over 3 years)

    For Academic Year 2011/2012

    All Students

    • £2,400 year part time

    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

     

    Applicants should apply online:

    Apply Online

    If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office:

    International fee paying applicants have the option of applying either via Apply Online or direct using our application form.

    If you are an International Applicant and would like further information and application advice:

    If you have any other questions about the course, please contact the Online LLB Course Leader,

    Val Bremner

    Online LLB Programme Leader

    v.j.bremner@rgu.ac.uk

    Telephone Number 01224 263920

    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)

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

    Other Fees and Charges

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