Global Law

University of Edinburgh


Central Campus


In the LLB programme, you will study global law and have the opportunity for interdisciplinary study.

In Years 1 and 2, you will study courses that will provide a solid foundation in core legal skills, methods and concepts from a global perspective.

In Year 3, you will have a compulsory exchange year with one of our selected partner schools, which span six continents. You will gain exposure to a different legal tradition and benefit from broader cultural benefits, global networks, and a range of legal skills.

In Year 4, courses are studied at the 'Honours' level, where you will choose from specialist courses covering a range of theoretical, practical and historical fields of study.

The Honours programme in Year 4 places a strong emphasis on developing your analytical ability, with importance placed on written and oral skills.

During Years 1, 2 and 4, you will also take a selection of optional courses from the Law School and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

There are also opportunities to perfect your oral skills through participation in legal 'moots' which reproduce a courtroom environment. Mooting is just one of the ways in which the Law School encourages you to develop legal skills through a range of innovative learning methods.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
5 Highers at AAAAA (by end of S5 preferred) including English (at first attempt).

Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including English (at first attempt). 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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