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University of Edinburgh

Law and Social Anthropology

UCAS Code: M1L6
Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

114-165

% applicants receiving offers

14%

Subjects
  • Law by area
  • Anthropology
Student score
78% MED
79% MED
% employed or in further study
Not Available
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
Not Available
£19.2k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*,A,A-A,B,B

Minimum entry requirement: ABB including English Literature or English Language. GCSEs: Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C or 4. Note: English Language and English Literature GCSE both at Grade A or 7 are accepted in place of A Level English.

Scottish Highers
A,A,A,A,A-A,B,B,B

Minimum 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. National 5: Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
43-34

Award of Diploma with 43 points overall and grades 776 at HL - 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL including English. SL: Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 114-165 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

14%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

Edinburgh Law School has been educating and training some of the world's finest legal minds for more than 300 years. We help our students to graduate with a broad range of skills, highly desired by many leading employers. We are one of the top ten law schools in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017) and you will be taught by staff who are leaders in their field, in a School renowned for its international and interdisciplinary outlook. Studying in Scotland's capital, you will be at the heart of Edinburgh's legal centre, with the highest courts in Scotland a five-minute walk away, and will have access to some of the best academic law materials in Europe in our law library. 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, growth and its interaction with related disciplines 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. This combined honours programme does not include all courses required to proceed to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and thereafter to the legal profession in Scotland. For students on joint honours programmes who wish to retain the option of practising as a lawyer in Scotland, it may be possible to complete the additional courses required. Where this is an option, it will typically require extra study throughout the programme. 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.

Modules

University of Edinburgh

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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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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Staff value students' opinions

69%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
85% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

73%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

70%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Staff value students' opinions

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
33% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
450 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £19.2k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is a pretty flexible degree and a good one if you want to keep your options open. Just over 1,250 graduates completed anthropology degrees last year, and they were well spread out across a whole range of jobs — many industries have jobs that can be done by anthropology graduates and unlike a lot of degrees, there aren't many jobs we can point to and say ‘graduates from this degree do that job’. Management, marketing, housing and recruitment jobs are the most popular, though, and many graduates go into the education or social care sectors. Graduates are also rather more likely than average to work in London, or to go overseas to work. This is quite a popular subject at postgraduate level, and if you want to go into research, you'll need to think about postgrad study - and it's one of the few where numbers are on the up at the moment.
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