Abertay University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Law affects every aspect of our lives - from driving a car or buying a house, to seeking justice as the victim of a crime. Not only is law a prestigious and well-paid profession, but one that is vital to a just and fair society. Our Law degree received 100% student satisfaction rating in the 2015 and 2016 National Student Survey. Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates, enabling you to become a Scottish solicitor on successful completion of postgraduate training. You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement or study abroad for a semester at one of our European partner institutions. Extracurricular activities, such as working as part of the Abertay team at the Citizens Advice Bureau Law Clinic, allow you to put your legal knowledge into action.

Course details


Core modules (subject to change over time) - Business Organisations; Business Transactions; Contract Law; Criminal Law; EU Law; Family Law; Law of Delict; Law of Evidence; Law of Succession & Trusts; Legal Philosophy & Human Rights; Legal Systems & Legal Method; Property Law (including Conveyancing) and Public Law. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Competition Law; Employment Law; EU Labour Law; Harmonisation of EU Private International Law; Information Law; Intellectual Property Law; Investor Protection Law; Lawyers & Legal Services in the EU and Work Placement.

Assessment method

We recognise that our students have different learning styles and different skills when they start their studies. Our aim is to ensure that we nurture, in all of our students, knowledge and understanding of the subjects studied, together with the research and employability skills needed for a world of constant change. So, you will learn in a variety of settings, including interactive lectures, tutorials, computer labs, oral presentations and through group exercises such as negotiations. We use exams, courseworks, presentations and a range of practical oral and written assessments which will develop your ability to present sophisticated arguments and complex information. We use exams, courseworks, presentations and a range of practical oral and written assessments. Examinations or class tests feature in the majority of accredited subjects at stages 1-3.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English at grade C/4 and National 4 or National 5/GCSE Maths/Lifeskills Maths at grade C/4

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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


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1820 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

International tuition fees for the following courses are £15,500:- Computer Games Technology Computer Game Applications Development Computer Arts Ethical Hacking Game Design & Production
Law at Abertay University - UCAS