Scots Law is an exacting intellectual discipline and offers a thorough grounding in the principles of core areas of the law. The degree can be studied to Ordinary level, requiring three years of full-time study, or to Honours level in four years of full-time study. This is the required degree for those planning on entering the Scottish legal profession.
The Bachelor of Scots Law (LLB) programme is an exacting intellectual discipline and offers a thorough grounding in the principles of basic areas of the law. The degree can be studied to Ordinary level, requiring three years of full-time study, or to Honours level in four years of full-time study.
Initially you will study: Constitutional law; Introduction to legal study; Obligations (contract, delict and unjustified enrichment); Family law.
In the following year, you will study: Jurisprudence; Law and government.
There is a range of optional courses to choose from, covering topics such as: Roman law of property and obligations; International private law; Labour law; Forensic medicine; Public international law.
If you intend to enter the Scottish Legal Profession you must take the following courses during your degree: Business organisations; Criminal law and evidence; Commercial law; European Union law; Property law.
Years 3 and 4:
Admission to Honours takes place at the end of the second year. If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you can choose from a wide range of individual courses available each year and you will have the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area of law.
2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: Standard entry: 6 Highers at AAAAAA or 2 Advanced Highers at BB plus AAAA (by end S6 with min AAAAB after S5) including English. Advanced Higher English or a humanities subject or Higher Maths at B recommended.
Widening access entry: 5 Highers at AAABB/ABBBB (by end S6 with min ABB after S5) including English. Advanced Higher English or a humanities subject or Higher Maths at B recommended. Successful completion and grades in the Reach or Top Up Programme necessary.
All applicants to the LLB course will be required to sit the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT). Full details of the test, including registration, payment, test dates and times can be found at LNAT website
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