Law and Accountancy University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate

Our Law School has a strong international reputation for research and our teaching staff offer expertise across a wide range of legal fields. There is a vibrant law student community, which organises many social, careers and other law-related events. Our Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programmes will teach you the general principles of law and how to apply them to specific situations and cases. You will develop analytical skills and legal research skills and learn how to present an argument clearly, accurately and persuasively. There are two facets to the study of law. Firstly, it is an academic discipline, which is studied with a view to furthering modern understanding of its origins and growth, and its interaction with related disciplines including those such as economics, politics, sociology and history. Concepts such as the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession, and access to justice for all, are at the heart of legal study. Secondly, law has a practical aspect which is studied with a view to enabling you to become a practising solicitor or advocate. Accurate problem solving and understanding of the structures of our society, which result from the study of law, are highly valued skills. As a law student, you will learn about the formal structures of our society and the role of law in shaping society. This combined honours programme does not include all courses required to proceed to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and thereafter to the legal profession in Scotland. For students on joint honours programmes who wish to retain the option of practising as a lawyer in Scotland, it may be possible to complete the additional courses required. Where this is an option, it will typically require extra study throughout the programme. Students who wish to undertake a joint honours programme should therefore consider the possible impact of this on qualifying as solicitors, and discuss this with their Personal Tutor on arrival in the Law School. It is possible to gain accreditation by the Law Society of Scotland through studying additional courses.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Start date

    10 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


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 code MN14
Institution code E56
Campus name Central area campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A*AA - ABB Minimum entry requirement: ABB including English Literature or English Language. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B or 6. Note: English Language and English Literature GCSE both at Grade A or 7 are accepted in place of A Level English.
Scottish Higher AAAAA - ABBB Minimum entry requirement: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, including English at first attempt. BBB must be achieved in a single sitting by the end of S5. National 5: Mathematics at Grade B.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 43 - 34 points Award of Diploma with 43 points overall and grades 776 at HL - 34 points overall and Grades 655 at HL including English. SL: Mathematics at 5 or Mathematical Studies at 6.

Full, detailed entry requirements including English language requirements, an explanation of the typical and minimum entry requirements 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £18,800 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

England/Wales/Nothern Ireland - The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2017 entry. For 2018 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. Scotland - The 2018-19 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2018. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. EU - 2018-19 entry EU students will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students, will retain that status for the duration of their studies, and are eligible for tuition fee support from the Scottish Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). International - Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate