Law

The University of Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

The LLB at Edinburgh is designed to prepare you for a career as a lawyer in Scotland, providing the ideal foundation for further professional study. In accordance with the requirements of the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates, we will ensure you gain the legal skills and knowledge needed for a future as either a solicitor, or as an advocate, in the Scottish legal profession. The LLB is not only a gateway to practising law: many of our graduates opt not to practise law, and find the LLB to be an excellent grounding for many other careers - for example in financial services, politics, journalism, public policy and government work. The LLB programme will provide you with a range of useful skills in logic and rhetoric, transferable to other academic and professional fields. The programme aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of the theory, concepts and rules of law in their socio-economic, institutional, and historical frameworks. While the programme is grounded in Scots law and the Scots legal system, you will also be made familiar with the law and legal systems in the other parts of the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the wider world. This programme is intended as a qualifying degree for professional practice in Scotland. However, a number of graduates also go on to qualify and practise law in other jurisdictions, in Europe and elsewhere, in accordance with the relevant local conversion requirements and any further study required in the non-Scottish destination jurisdiction.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeM114
Institution code E56
Campus nameCentral area campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level A*AA - ABB Required subjects: A Levels: English Literature, English Language or combined English at B. English Language and English Literature GCSE, both at A or 7, are accepted in place of A Level English.
Scottish Higher AAAAA - AAAA Applicants who achieve these grades by end of S5 will be preferred. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S5. Required subjects: Highers: English at B, at first attempt.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 43 - 39 points 43 points with 776 at HL - 39 points with 666 at HL. Required subjects: HL: English at 5.

Full, detailed entry requirements including subject requirements, English language requirements, an explanation of typical offers, and other accepted qualifications, including international qualifications, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website along with important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB Required subjects: A Levels: English Literature, English Language or combined English at B. English Language and English Literature GCSE, both at A or 7, are accepted in place of A Level English.
Scottish Higher ABBB These grades must be achieved by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S5. Required subjects: Highers: English at B, at first attempt.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points 34 points with 655 at HL. Required subjects: HL: English at 5.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Scotland In 2020 -21 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2021-22 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2021. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2020 entry. For 2021 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2021-22 or later has not yet been confirmed, as the Scottish Government awaits the outcome of EU exit negotiations between the UK Government and the EU. International Tuition fees for international students starting a course of study in academic year 2021-22 or later have not yet been confirmed. Decisions are expected before the start of academic year 2020-21.
Law at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS