University of Edinburgh

Law University of Edinburgh Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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. Our LLB programmes are accredited by the Law Society of Scotland. You will be required to study certain courses to graduate with a fully qualifying degree. At Edinburgh you will study Scots law. Students interested in practising law in England or Wales may not benefit from studying law in Scotland as there are significant differences between Scots and English law.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 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.

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 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 Detailed entry requirement: ABB including English Literature or English Language. 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 Detailed 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.
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.

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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £19,800 Whole course
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

Scotland (to be confirmed) In 2018-19 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2019-20 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2019. Students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. England/Wales/N Ireland (to be confirmed) The Rest of UK (RUK) rate is yet to be confirmed and was £9,250 for 2018 entry. For 2019 entry this may increase in line with inflation and will be subject to government limits. EU (to be confirmed) 2019-20 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). In 2018-19 the fee level set by the Scottish Government was £1,820. The 2019-20 fee rate is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2019. International Full time international students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme. For up-to-date information http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

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