UCAS code: M115
Duration: 2 years
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
On the Graduate LLB programme you will study Scots Law. It is an ideal start for entry into training for the Scottish legal profession.
If you are interested in practising law in England or Wales, you should be aware that there are significant differences between English and Scots Law, and that some extra study may be required in order to pursue professional training for legal practice in England or Wales.
This is a two-year programme available to students who already have a degree in any discipline. You will study all the courses required by the Law Society of Scotland to enter into training for the Scottish legal profession.
You will be introduced to general legal principles and legal techniques and will study compulsory courses including Scottish Legal System, Critical Legal Thinking, Contract Law, and European Union Law. You will also take a selection of law option courses.
You will build on the skills and knowledge obtained in Year 1 with a selection of compulsory courses including Property Law, Jurisprudence, Evidence and Criminal Law. You will also take one law option course.
This is the final year of study on the Graduate Entry LLB.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
All teaching takes place within the University's Central Area.
Large group lectures are complemented by small study groups in Years 1 and 2, while classes are taught by way of round-table seminars in Years 3 and 4. All Year 1 students have access to Edinburgh's Law Peer-Assisted Learning Scheme (Law PALS) and the Mooting Society provides you with opportunities to learn and practise courtroom skills.
You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
After graduating you can progress to the legal profession in Scotland by completing the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, followed by a traineeship with a legal firm, to qualify as a solicitor. You can then opt to go to the Bar, to qualify as an advocate. There are also opportunities for Scottish-qualified lawyers to practise in other jurisdictions, including other member states of the European Union.
Graduates who do not choose a legal career often use their skills and experience for employment in finance, management or journalism or with international organisations such as the European Union and the United Nations.
2:1 honours degree or equivalent. For further information please contact the Admissions Office http://www.ed.ac.uk/arts-humanities-soc-sci/about-us/staff-contacts/college-office
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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