Study Scotland’s only LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology undergraduate degree. This degree combines law studies with criminology, making you hugely employable in the legal world (accredited by the Law Society of Scotland). Your unique employability skills will thoroughly prepare you for the workplace, as you go beyond the crime dramas and work in the legal world. You’ll gain: A critical understanding of the theories and concepts behind Law and Criminology. The history of these fascinating disciplines and how they’ve developed. A detailed knowledge of how the two subjects complement each other. An essential range of legal skills and research methods. You’ll use the university’s moot room for debates and mock court appearances, presenting 'pretend' legal arguments. Work placements in legal practices all around Scotland will broaden your knowledge of the law and criminal justice systems. Many Abertay graduates go on to become solicitors and advocates*. But with criminology in the mix, you could also work in the police, other agencies like the probation service, the Scottish Government, legal journalism or the third sector. Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it: UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021). Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback (Guardian University Guide 2021). UK Top 10 for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020).
Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - LAW100 Legal Systems and Method; LAW101 Law of Contract; LAW105 Public Law 1; LAW103 Delict; LAW107 Criminal Law; ABE101 Abertay 101 - Being Successful at Abertay. You will also be required to study and pass three MySuccess modules of your choosing. For detailed module information please check our website.
You’ll learn through a blend of lectures, workshops, online discussion forums, video screenings, guest speaker presentations, directed and private study. Other assessment methods include debates, moot courts, presentations, examinations, essays, reports, portfolios, project work class and online tests, and reflective analyses. In your final year, you’ll design and produce a research project under the dedicated supervision of an academic staff member. About a quarter of the course is assessed through examination, although the exact proportion depends on your module choices (the topics you choose to study).
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Law Society of Scotland
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English at grade C/4 and a pass in National 4 Maths or National 5/GCSE Maths/Lifeskills Maths/Application of Maths at grade C/4. Higher Applications of Maths at grade C accepted.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.
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English language requirements
We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.
List of English Language Requirements
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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