Abertay University

Law 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

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 M114
Institution code A30
Campus name Abertay Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BCC To include a literate subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Business (Law)
Scottish Higher ABBB To include a literate subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points To include a literate subject at S5 or H4
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3 To include a literate subject
Scottish HNC Pass Business - Graded Unit A
Legal Services - Graded Unit A
Social Science - Graded Unit A
Scottish HND Pass Business - Graded Unit A
Legal Services - Graded Units AA
Social Science - Graded Unit A

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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,820 Year 1
International £13,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Abertay University
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Course contact details

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01382 308080