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.
UCAS CodeLLB (Hons) UCAS M114
The Stirling LLB is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates, which are the professional bodies for Scots lawyers.
What makes us different?
The Stirling Law School is innovative, dynamic and vibrant, and offers a wide range of degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is small and friendly and staff and students get to know each other quickly.
Four-year Honours degree
AABB - one sitting.
AAAB - two sittings.
GCE A-level: ABB
IB Diploma: 36 points
BTEC (Level 3): DDD
Scottish HNC/D - As in graded units
English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions.
Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed.
General entrance requirements apply.
In addition to academic qualifications, personal statements and references will also be considered. The School of Law is committed to widening access to Higher Education and to the legal profession.
If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.
INTO the University of Stirling offers an International Foundation programme for those international students who do not meet the required academic and English-language criteria. This course offers a route to study at the University of Stirling through an excellent teaching and learning experience located in the high-quality study facilities on campus. Successful completion of the International Foundation in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences to the required standard provides guaranteed progression to this degree.
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
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO the University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.
Structure and content
The main aims of the LLB are to:
- provide substantial in-depth knowledge and understanding of:
- the principles, concepts, values and substantive rules of the Scottish legal system
- the wider context within which the Scottish legal system operates
- the main legal institutions and procedures of the Scottish legal system
- develop problem-solving and legal research skills, as well as more general transferable intellectual skills which are of value in the practice of law and a wide range of careers
- provide the in-depth knowledge and understanding needed to progress to further studies in law and a career as a solicitor or in multi-disciplinary areas involving law
- provide graduates with knowledge, understanding, and skills that will provide added benefit to them as individuals, to the Scottish legal profession, and to society as a whole
Delivery 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.
Study abroad opportunities
You have the opportunity to study abroad through Stirling's well-established connections with several international universities.
Those graduating with the Stirling LLB demonstrate high levels of legal knowledge and ability, general transferable intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, critical judgment, evaluation, and autonomy, as well as important key skills including communication and literacy. Such skills make our graduates attractive to employers in the legal profession and many other fields.
Academic staff at the Stirling Law School are actively involved in research and publish widely in their areas of expertise. Staff research is used for the benefit of students in teaching and staff subject specialisms include the following:
- International Commercial Law
- Scots Private Law
- Family and Child Law
- Public and Administrative Law
- European Union Law
- Employment and Trade Union Law
- Discrimination Law and ‘Hate’ Offences
- Environmental Law
- Entertainment Law
- Sports Law
- Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Studying Law in the LLB degree covers the foundation subjects that are required for entry into the legal profession in Scotland. But the understanding of legal implications and obligations, combined with the ability to apply this knowledge in practice, gained through the LLB or our BA programmes is valuable in many parts of the public, private and voluntary sectors and many of or graduates chose careers outside the legal profession.
A degree in Law also develops many useful transferable skills including:
Expand your horizons
As part of degrees in this area you will be able to undertake a range of activities and develop
skills to help you get the most from your degree and your future career. You will:
- Be able to choose a range of optional modules which offer activities and skills to help you get the most from your degree and your future career. These include*:
- Undertaking a work placement to put your learning into context
- A Career management skills module, preparing you to enter the job market
- A commercial Awareness module
- Business, accounting and management modules
- Business writing and digital literacy modules
- French/Spanish language modules
- Receive talks from visiting speakers from the legal profession, commerce and alumni
- Visit courts
- You will also be encouraged to take part in clubs and societies. e.g. The Student Law Society and European Law Students Association
*modules are subject to availability and programme choice
Cost & Fees
- Overseas students (non-EU) £ 12,140.00
- Scottish and EU students £ 1,820.00
- Students from the rest of the UK £9,250
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Last updated April 14, 2018