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Abertay University

Law

UCAS Code: M114

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

To include a literate subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Business (Law)

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

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

To include a literate subject

UCAS Tariff

104-114

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Law

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.

Modules

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

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

The Uni


Course location:

Abertay Campus

Department:

School of Business, Law and Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
48%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

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