Law: LLB

University of Stirling

Program Description

Law: LLB

University of Stirling

Law: LLB

Law combines social science, ethics and political philosophy. It's not just a body of rules or knowledge - it also has its own methods, philosophies, culture and language. Of course, it’s also what vital institutions (the legal profession, the judiciary, courts, etc.) do.

The LLB is a specialist degree, covering all aspects of law. Our course - tailored to the Law Society of Scotland's requirements - is broad-based, intellectually challenging and rewarding. It’s available as an undergraduate degree and a two-year accelerated graduate degree. It can be either your first step towards becoming a lawyer, or - increasingly - a well rounded and prestigious degree with which to enter other fields.

Module titles

Semesters 1 – 5

During the first five semesters, you are introduced to the fundamental areas of law. Core modules include:

  • Public Law and Legal System
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Delict
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Company and Commercial Law
  • Evidence
  • Property Law
  • Trust and Succession Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Alternative Commercial Dispute Resolution

Semesters 5 – 8

From Semester 5 onwards, you can select advanced modules from a range of specialist legal topics, including:

  • Legal Research Methods
  • Labour Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Competition Law
  • Sports Law
  • Child Law
  • Prejudice, Discrimination and the Law
  • Collective Labour Law
  • European Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Alternative Commercial Dispute Resolution

Teaching and assessment

Teaching on the LLB is delivered via a combination of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by examination and coursework. You will undertake independent research supervised by a member of staff, presenting a substantial dissertation in your final year. Throughout the LLB, you are encouraged to undertake independent reading both to supplement and consolidate what is being taught and learned and to broaden your individual knowledge and understanding of law.

Career opportunities

Graduation with the Stirling LLB will enable those who wish to practise law as Scottish Solicitors to apply for places on one of the postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice courses run by a number of Scottish universities; this is the next stage in the process of qualifying as a solicitor in Scotland. It should be noted that entry to any of the Diploma courses and then obtaining a training contract with a firm of solicitors are both highly competitive: it should not be assumed that obtaining an LLB will lead automatically to a career as a lawyer. Those wishing to practise law in England and Wales will have to complete a postgraduate conversion course.

Increasingly, LLB graduates are choosing to pursue careers in areas such as banking, insurance, accounting, the civil service, the police force and education. The LLB is widely recognised as a rigorous degree that develops important skills, and is valued highly by employers.

Fees 2015/6

  • Overseas students (non-EU) - £ 11,275.00
  • Scottish and EU students - £ 1,820.00
  • Students from the rest of the UK - £6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years

Entrance requirements

SQA Higher:

  • AABB - one sitting.
  • AAAB - two sittings.

GCE A-level:

  • ABB

IB Diploma:

  • 36 points

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 16, 2016
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United Kingdom Stirling, Scotland
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