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Law – Online Learning



DipHE | LLB Law - Online Learning
This online learning law course is designed for those who wish to obtain an LLB but are unable to attend an on-campus course. This unique course offers a flexible learning route, designed to provide you with key knowledge across all main areas of Scots Law including commercial, property, criminal, family and law of contract.

Throughout the course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of legal knowledge and the practical application of the law in any area. You will also develop key transferable skills including research and analysis, team working, presentation and writing skills. This combination of knowledge and skills will ensure you are ready for a career either within the practice of law or other industries.

This course has multiple study options
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Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
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Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
Course Length
2 years

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
Course Length
3 years (Accelerated Part time)

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
Course Length
4 years
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 seven modules if studying full-time and three modules if studying accelerated part time or part time.

Year 2

This year develops concepts introduced in Year 1 and provides specialised knowledge of other more complex modules. You will study eight modules if studying full-time, six modules if accelerated part-time and four modules if part 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 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 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.

Detailed module information

Online learning allows you to study from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced academics who will recreate the same interactive format of the on-campus courses.

Course materials are delivered via our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, 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. You will have the benefit of being part of a group of learners, participating in active, group related learning within a supportive online community setting.

Activity Summary
  • Lectures - self-directed online
  • Seminars - self-directed online
  • Tutorial - 15-20 students per group, 1-2 hours (per module tutorial), every two weeks, (weekly in one module) 
  • Independent Study - 8-16 hours per week depending on mode of study 
Independent Study

You are required to engage in your own research as part of your weekly independent study time. Tutorial preparation and private study typically calls for an average of up to 16 hours of individual private study time per week depending on the mode of study.

Staff Delivering on This Course

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

The majority of teaching staff on this course are engaged in research activity of the same subject. In addition, many of our staff have professional Legal and Management experience meaning that the course is taught with a highly practical edge.

Staff on this course could also include guest lecturers, industry experts, librarians and Postgraduate Research students.


N.B. Please note the assessment methods illustrate Full-time ODL. Other study modes may differ.

Year 1

  • 5 written exams, typically for 2 hours
  • 10 written assignments, including essays - not including online activities
  • 7 set exercises

Year 2

  • 6 written exams, typically for 2 hours
  • 10 written assignments, including essays
  • 8 set exercises
  • 2 oral assessment
  • 2-4 practical skills assessment

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



The Inclusion 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.

The inclusion CENTRE


All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and 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


Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

University Library

Job Prospects

Our online Law LLB degree opens the door to the legal profession in a variety of contexts.

Is Law a good career choice?

As well as the legal profession, opportunities also exist within:

  • The financial sector 
  • Civil service 
  • Oil and gas 
  • Banking 
  • Corporate consultancy 
  • Global business management 
  • Local government 
  • Trade unions 
  • Charitable organisations

If you intend to become a solicitor, you can complete the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (DPLP) at RGU. This is a one-year postgraduate qualification, which can be studied on a part-time basis, and is mandatory in order to practice as a solicitor in Scotland. Many of our graduates who have taken this route have an excellent record for securing quality employment in the legal profession.

Find Your CAREER Path


The Online LLB is designed as a graduate entry qualification. Applicants will be expected to have a 2.2 (Hons) 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.

English Language Requirements

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:


Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.

Pre-Sessional English Programme at RGU

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact for further information.


UK/EU Students

Online Learning Full-time

  • £6,120 per year, course over 2 years

Online Learning Part-time

  • £4,080 per year accelerated part-time, course over 3 years
  • £3,060 per year, course over 4 years

International Students

Online Learning Full-time

  • £6,730 per year, course over 2 years

Online Learning Part-time

  • £4,487 per year accelerated part-time, course over 3 years
  • £3,365 per year, course over 4 years

All Students

Online Learning Full-time

  • £6,120 per year, course over 2 years

Online Learning Part-time

  • £4,080 per year accelerated part-time, course over 3 years
  • £3,060 per year, course over 4 years
Additional Costs

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


Student Funding

Scottish students can apply to SAAS for a part time fee grant:


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




Scholarships and Financial Awards

You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award



For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with our Student Admissions Team and we'll do our best to help.

+44 (0) 1224 262728

For me, the flexibility of the Online LLB was key. Having access to the online learning environment meant that I could fit my study around my work commitments. Without distance learning as provided by RGU, I wouldn’t have been able to re-qualify. It makes that much of a difference.
Robert Milsom, LLB Online Graduate


This course is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and has been developed around its Foundation Programme requirements.


Law Society of Scotland

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities


The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.  

Applicants from non-EU countries can apply direct to the University with our PDF form.

Applicants to this undergraduate course can apply direct to the university using our online application form.

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