Degree Programme Specification 2020/2021
LL.B. in Law
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Programme structure and features
The Graduate Entry LLB
The Graduate Entry LLB is an Ordinary degree which can be completed in two years instead of three. Students need to achieve 240 credits of Ordinary (level 8) courses. This degree is only open to students who have already completed an undergraduate degree in another discipline.
To qualify for Merit a student must achieve grade B or better, without re-sitting an assessment, in courses totalling 120 credit points. To qualify for Distinction, a student must achieve grade A, without resitting an assessment, in courses totalling at least 100 credit points.
The Law School offers a range of Ordinary (SCQF level 08) courses. Some courses are compulsory for the award of the LLB. Some courses are required for entry to the profession, either as a solicitor (required by the Law Society of Scotland) or as an advocate (required by the Faculty of Advocates). The table below sets out all Ordinary courses available in the Law School, together with a note as to whether they are required for the degree of LLB, or by the Law Society of Scotland or the Faculty of Advocates. Students wishing to enter the legal profession in Scotland must ensure that they pass the appropriate subjects below.
Further information is supplied in the student handbook issued to all first year students:
Advice will also be provided by Personal Tutors.
Programme information (including individual courses):
Full details of the degree programme and structure can be seen at http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk
Teaching and Learning Methods
Methods of teaching and learning in the Law School vary from subject to subject but, in general, formal lecturing provides the teaching framework in years 1 and 2 complemented by small group tutorial sessions. Tutorials usually comprise 12-14 students and thus give students an important opportunity to engage directly with their tutor.
In order to ensure continuation from one year of study to the next without the need for an extension to the total period of study, a full-time student must achieve a minimum of:
The Undergraduate Certificate or Undergraduate Diploma of Higher Education may be attained by students who leave the University without completing a degree programme, where the student meets the requirements of one of these qualifications.
Students for the Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education must have attained a minimum of 120 credit points gained from passes in courses of this University which count towards graduation.