What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB including English Literature or English Language. (English Language at grade B or English Literature at grade B or English - Language & Literature at grade B).
ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. Higher English required.
Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in Higher Level subjects including English. Standard Level: Mathematics or an approved science at 4.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers25%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Edinburghâ??s School of Law has a strong international reputation for research and offers excellent facilities, including the impressive Law and Europa Library, which is Scotlandâ??s largest university law library. â?¢ This degree programme teaches you the general principles of law and how to apply them to specific situations and cases. You will develop analytical skills, legal research skills and learn how to present an argument clearly, accurately and persuasively. As a law student, you will learn about the formal structures of our society and the role of law in shaping society. â?¢ 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. â?¢ Edinburghâ??s School of Law is the largest law school in Scotland and has been offering legal education for more than 300 years. â?¢ In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 30 per cent of our research in Law was rated 4* world-leading, with a further 25 per cent rated 3* internationally excellent, placing the University first in Scotland and eighth in the UK for law.
Year 1: Legal reasoning and legal system obligations; public law of the UK and Scotland; optional law course or a course from outside the School e.g. economics 1; British history 1. Year 2: European Community law; property law; commercial law; taxation; evidence; family law; criminal law (1/2 courses). Year 3: (Non-Honours students): students take 2 Honours courses and any further ordinary courses which may be required to satisfy the degree requirements and, for those entering the profession, to ensure that all the professional courses have been included. Year 3 & 4: (Honours students): 3 Honours subjects in year 3 and 3 in year 4; free choice from a list of subjects ranging over the whole field of legal interest, e.g.: labour law; international law; commercial law; sociology of law; medical jurisprudence and legal history; dissertation in 1 of their Honours subjects.
Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities. We are globally recognised for our research and innovation and we've provided our students with world-class teaching for more than 425 years. Edinburgh itself has something for everyone - pubs, clubs, theatres, museums, galleries and parks. And, of course, the world famous Edinburgh Festival.
How you'll spend your time
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- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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