Law and Celtic

University of Edinburgh


Central Campus


Year 1:
You will be introduced to general legal principles and legal techniques and will study core courses including Scottish Legal System, Law in Context, Contract Law, Criminal Law, Property Law and European Union Law. Students on the Graduate LLB will complete their studies at the end of second year.

Year 2:
As year 1.

Year 3:
You will have the opportunity to specialise in three law subjects, chosen from a wide range of courses, including Commercial Law, International Law, Property Law, Family Law and Criminology. All students will also take a legal skills module: Advanced Legal Methods.

If you are studying law with a language you will spend your third year abroad. Third year is the final stage of the LLB (Ordinary) degree.

Year 4:
You choose up to four further courses to expand your specialist knowledge, and write a dissertation. This will help you develop your legal research and writing skills. This is the final year of the LLB (Hons) degree.

If you are planning to enter the Scottish legal profession you will need to complete the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice after you graduate. You can apply for the Diploma during the final year of the LLB programme.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
5 Highers at AAAAA (by end of S5 preferred) including English (at first attempt) plus a language other than English at National 5 at B.

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including English (at first attempt) plus a language other than English at National 5 at B. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting by end S5.

Start Date





LLB Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Law (Professional)

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