Law University of Aberdeen

Undergraduate

Law at Aberdeen gives you a unique experience of breadth, depth, choice and quality, with a broad range of subjects giving you accreditation with the Law Society of Scotland and Society of Advocates. You will also have options to combine your core legal studies with a modern European language, legal system, or other options to add further career benefits. Aberdeen Law School is ranked 12th in the UK of more than 90 law schools and in the top five for graduate prospects.

Law at Aberdeen looks at the historical, social, political and economic forces that influence our legal systems and govern our societies. You will learn to think like a lawyer rather than just 'learn' law. A major factor in our quality is the calibre and enthusiasm of our staff, testing your mental agility with complex, realistic legal scenarios as you get to grips with criminal, public and private law, legal systems, contracts, human rights and explore family law, the law of property and legal aspects of the EU.

You will have opportunities to hone your developing legal skills in student-led initiatives such as mock legal debating, our highly active Law Society, the students’ journal in which your work may be published and our community law clinic. You will graduate with great employment opportunities, both in legal professions and also in careers for which the intellectual qualities you have developed will make you highly sought-after by employers, including business, politics, media, finance and banking, government service and the police force.

You will enjoy our special, warm welcome at the University of Aberdeen, benefit from excellent teaching, research with international impact and a truly global experience as part of our friendly and vibrant international community. You will love our beautiful campus, great facilities for learning, sports and leisure and the many opportunities to develop personally as well as professionally, including broader horizons and career advantages from study abroad.

Students wishing to transfer from another university, into the LLB degree at Aberdeen must submit an application to UCAS by the closing date of 15 January. The University of Aberdeen will only consider transfer into year 1 or year 2 of the LLB.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    2 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Assessment method

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Law Society of Scotland

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 A20
Campus name Main Site
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 ABB ABB obtained in a single sitting of A Levels. English is highly desirable. More will be required of those qualifying over two sittings.
GCSE in English or English Language required.
Scottish Higher AAAB AAAB or AABBB at a single sitting. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings of Highers must normally get Higher at BBBB at first sitting. Where a combination of Higher and Advanced Higher is offered, individual subjects are counted at one level only.
Higher English is highly desirable. Higher ESOL is also recognised in lieu of Higher English where the mother tongue is not English.
Standard Grade or National 5 English is required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points An average of 5 points required from each subject at Higher Level. English at H Level is highly desirable.
Standard level English required.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) AAABB at Higher Level obtained in a single sitting. More will be required of those qualifying over 2 sittings. Higher level English highly desirable.
English at ordinary level required.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB Higher English is highly desirable. Higher ESOL is also recognised in lieu of Higher English where the mother tongue is not English.
Where a combination of Higher and Advanced Higher is offered, individual subjects are counted at one level only.
Standard Grade or National 5 in English also required.

PLEASE NOTE: Students wishing to transfer from another university, into the LLB degree at Aberdeen must submit an application to UCAS by the closing date of 15 January. The University of Aberdeen will only consider transfer into year 1 or year 2 of the LLB.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 5.5 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 6.0
PTE Academic 54.0 Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 51 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 54 or above
TOEFL (iBT) 78.0 TOEFL DI code is 0818: Listening - 17 or above Reading - 18 or above Speaking - 20 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 78

In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.

Undergraduate Degrees - English Requirements are detailed here:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/undergraduate-degrees-english-requirements-268.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £15,300 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

International Applicants: When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country, and arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. Our new fixed fee structure means that new international undergraduates (excluding Medicine) are charged the same tuition fee each year, for the duration of their programme of study. Rest of UK (RUK) Applicants: Tuition fees for entry at the University of Aberdeen, for students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are £9,250 per annum, but the University has capped this so that no student will pay more than £27,750 in total for their three or four year Honours degree, or £37,000 for a five year Honours degree (with the exception of Medicine). There are no up-front tuition fees, as you can apply for a government loan to cover the fees. The loan is not repayable until after graduation.