law degree
Our Master of Law Degree will equip you with the knowledge and relevant skills to enhance your professional career in a range of legal environments. It has been designed to incorporate maximum flexibility both in the topics you cover and the way that you learn, whether online, on campus or a combination of the two.

The course will equip you with the knowledge and relevant skills to enhance your professional career in a range of legal environments.

There is a strong international focus on the subjects we offer and a wide range of areas of expertise you can explore including Energy Law, International Commercial Law, International Law and Dispute Resolution.

If you want to specialise in these areas of Law we also offer specific pathways of the LLM Law degree.

This course has multiple study options
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Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
September
Course Length
12 months

Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
January
Course Length
16 months

Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
January or September
Course Length
3 years

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
September
Course Length
1 year

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
January
Course Length
16 months

Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
January or September
Course Length
3 years

Mode of Attendance
  • Blended
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
September
Course Length
1 year

Mode of Attendance
  • Blended
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
January
Course Length
16 months

Mode of Attendance
  • Blended
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Month
January or September
Course Length
3 years

This course involves the study of eight taught modules plus a dissertation on a degree related subject.

If you do not hold an LLB degree of equivalent, you will be required to study the Legal Framework module.

The choice of modules for any one candidate may be limited by module availability in any particular year, by timetabling factors, by prerequisites that a module may have, by the limit on online modules that may be taken by international students for visa purposes, and for any other reason approved by the Head of School.

 
Detailed module information

You are able to study entirely online, choose whether to take only modules that are taught on campus in face to face classes or to add to the mix by taking online and on campus modules.

In full-time on campus mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

In Online and Blended Learning mode you will study through the CampusMoodle and taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses. You will 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.

Activity Summary
  • Lectures - 15-30 students per group, 3 hours per week
  • Tutorial - 10 students per group, 1 hour per week
  • Independent Study - 4 hours per week
  • Forum Posting (ODL only) - 2 hours per week
Independent Study

You are required to engage in your own research as part of your weekly independent study time. Course preparation and private study typically calls for an average of 16 hours of independent learning per week.

 
Staff Delivering on This Course

You will be taught and supported by a teaching team which contains a balance of experienced industry professionals and high quality academic staff who will help create a challenging interactive environment for your study.
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.

Assessment

Please note the below provides you with an indicative summary of assessment methods for Full-Time On Campus mode. This may differ depending on modules chosen and other delivery modes.

Typically students are assessed each year:

  • 1 written exam, typically for 2-3 hours
  • 8 written assignments, including essays
  • 1 dissertation
  • 1 presentation
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.

DISABILITY & DYSLEXIA CENTRE

ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT

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.

CampusMoodle

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

STUDY SKILLS 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

The LLM Law course will assist you in securing your first role within a law or business environment, or prepare you for further academic study. In an increasingly competitive jobs market, practitioners equipped with both understanding of commercially relevant aspects of law and strong professional skills are highly sought after. 

The programme also provides the opportunity for lawyers in mid-career to acquire increasingly expected skills and knowledge while non-lawyers are assisted in the transition into specialist legal areas that complement their existing experience in business and commerce.

CAREERS

 
 
  • Applicants will normally hold a  a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline.

  • Applicants with relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 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

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

International Students 

International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

The International College at Robert Gordon University offers a 10-week Pre-Masters to students who may not meet the entry requirements into any of the LLM pathways.

ICRGU - INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

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

 
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

All Students

Distance Learning Full-time

  • £9,390 entire course

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,520 Stage 1
  • £3,520 Stage 2
  • £2,350 LLM or MSc Dissertation Stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £5,500 entire course (on campus)

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,470 entire course (on campus)
Additional Costs

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

Other Fees and Charges

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.

Alumni Discount

Student Funding

Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.

Postgraduate Students' Funding

Scholarships and Financial Awards

You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

DISCLAIMER

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:

STUDENT FINANCE

 

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

Accreditation

Specific modules on this course are accredited by Energy Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
 

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

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