LLB in Law University of Stirling
If you’re planning a career in the legal profession, our LLB degree provides a well-rounded qualification that can be your first step towards becoming a Scots lawyer or entering other prestigious sectors.
Top reasons to study with us
#1 Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and recognised by the Faculty of Advocates – the professional bodies for Scots lawyers
#2 3rd in Scotland for Law (The Complete University Guide 2023)
#3 Earn your LLB with this course either full or part-time; or over two years with our Accelerated Graduate LLB, for students who have graduated on any discipline
The Stirling LLB is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and recognised by the Faculty of Advocates, which are the professional bodies for Scots lawyers.
This means that students do not need to take any Law Society of Scotland exams to become a solicitor in Scotland.
The University of Stirling LLB offers in-depth knowledge and understanding of legal principles, theories, institutions and rules – as well as the wider social and political context in which law operates. You’ll benefit from the knowledge of our expert teaching staff, whose own legal research is widely published and feeds back into the LLB programme. You can also rest assured that everything you’re learning is in line with the highest professional standards, as our LLB Hons is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and recognised by the Faculty of Advocates.
There is also an opportunity to apply for a work placement in a legal organisation which will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of what professional life is like. Our LLB is a rigorous degree that develops important intellectual and personal skills. That's why our graduates are attractive to employers both in the legal profession and beyond.
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.
- In addition to the core LLB subjects, we provide students with the opportunity to take subjects which will provide them with all the permitted exemptions from the exams required by the Faculty of Advocates should they wish to go to the Bar. (Roman Law, Private International Law, European Law)
Modules are delivered by face to face lectures and seminars, supplemented by podcasts. Throughout your degree you will be expected to spend a significant proportion of your week reading the material required for seminars and tutorials.
You'll also undertake independent research supervised by a member of staff, presenting a dissertation on a legal topic of your own choice in your final year.
Assessment is by examination and coursework.
Work placement opportunities
A popular feature of our LLB course is the opportunity to study a work placement module in Year 3. You’ll be placed with a prestigious law practice or law-related organisation, giving you a chance to link learning to practice and thought to action.
As a University of Stirling student, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and study abroad through our well-established connections with several international universities.
Dr Jayne Holliday, Course Director
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Once you’ve found the perfect postgraduate course for you, the application process couldn’t be easier. For more information on when and how to apply to the University of Stirling, visit our website.