Dundee is a truly unique law school. We offer a modern, forward-looking approach to learning and a rigorous preparation for the professional world, whether in the legal sphere or elsewhere.
We offer two fully qualifying law degrees for the legal profession either in Scotland or in England and Wales and Northern Ireland. Dundee is the only law school in the UK to offer this choice.
For students on the Scots stream of the LLB at Dundee, there is also a unique and intellectually demanding option to achieve a dual qualification. On graduating with this degree, students have a choice of jurisdictions where they can study for their postgraduate professional qualification, giving our graduates a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Dundee Mooting Society
A moot is a legal debate and the Dundee Mooting Society is one of the most successful in the UK. The Society runs training and internal competitions for students and teams from Dundee compete in most of the major mooting competitions in the UK and internationally.
The Law School also runs a Law Clinic which provides students with practical experience in dealing with clients and real life problems as well as reinforcing links with the profession. The Law Clinic also offers modules for credit.
The University Library has a large collection of material for all jurisdictions in the UK, including EC material, as well as considerable holdings of overseas material. The library is also fully adapted for wireless communications, houses an IT suite and offers a wide range of electronic resources including access to many important legal databases.
Joint degrees and other awards
- LLB (Hons) Law (Eng/NI) with French
- LLB (Hons) Law (Eng/NI) with German
- LLB (Hons) Law (Eng/NI) with Spanish
The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.
There is no advanced entry to the Law degrees based on Advanced Highers, A levels or HND.
- Applicants who offer SQA Highers taken over two sittings of examinations and applicants who offer Advanced Highers to supplement grades achieved in the first sitting of examinations are expected to have slightly higher grades.
- Applications from students with non-standard educational backgrounds and qualifications are welcomed and will be considered on their merits. These applicants must be able to show evidence of recent academic achievement. Certain professional qualifications or two or three recent Highers (or equivalent) may be considered sufficient.
- Law is based on logical thinking therefore applicants are advised to offer a range of literary and logic-based subjects.
Courses starting 2018 and 2019
4 year Honours - Scots Law / Dual Qualifying
3 year Honours - English Law
|SQA Higher/Advanced Higher
||ABBB (minimum) - AAABB (typical) including English at B . Mathematics or a Science subject at Standard Grade 2 or National 5 / Intermediate 2 grade B is recommended
||AA (advanced higher) + AAABB (Higher) including Higher English at B . Mathematics or a Science subject at Standard Grade 2 or National 5 / Intermediate 2 at grade B is recommended
||ABB (excluding General Studies) including English or another literary subject at B. GCSE Mathematics or a Science subject at grade B / 6 is recommended
||AAB (excluding General Studies) including English or another literary subject at B. GCSE Mathematics or a Science subject at grade B / 6 is recommended.
||A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDD
|International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
||32 points with 6, 5, 5 at Higher Level to include English. Mathematics or a Science subject at Subsidiary Level 5 is recommended.
A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
|36 points overall with 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level to include English
|Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC)
||H2H2H3H3H3H3 including English at grade H3. Ordinary level Mathematics or a Science subject at O2 is recommended
||H2H2H2H3H3H3 including English at grade H3. Ordinary level Mathematics or a Science subject at O3 is recommended.
||See our Law - Accelerated LLB course
||See our Law - Accelerated LLB course
|SQA Higher National (HNC/HND)
||HNC in Legal Studies/Legal Services with A in the Graded Unit
HND in Legal Studies/Legal Services with AA in the Graded Unit
||Additionally for Law with Languages: SQA Higher at B or GCE A-Level at B (or equivalent) in the appropriate language.
Applications from students with non-standard educational backgrounds and relevant educational history are welcomed and will be considered on their merits. These applicants must be able to show evidence of recent academic achievement. Certain professional qualifications or two or three recent Highers (or equivalent) may be considered sufficient.
English Language Requirement
For non EU students
We have close links with employers and we offer programmes to support and develop the employability of our students. Our excellent reputation throughout the profession and close links to employers help Dundee graduates find employment.
The Law School runs an annual Law Fair which attracts law firms and employers from around the UK and further afield. Law firms also regularly visit the law school on an individual basis for recruitment purposes.
While many students study law in order to qualify to practise, the skills acquired in a law degree are also attractive to many prospective employers and the LLB is an ideal basis for a career in professions such as:
- the Police
- Civil service
For those that do want to enter the Scottish legal profession, our Diploma in Legal Practice (PEAT 1) has an excellent record of graduate employment across the UK and is taught by practicing solicitors.
Students applying to the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast are offered exam preparation for the entrance exam.
A number of graduates go on to undertake postgraduate degrees within the School in areas such as commercial, international, human rights and environmental law.