Edinburgh Napier University Law

Edinburgh Napier University Law

A Scots law degree is not only the first step towards qualifying as a lawyer but is also an excellent springboard to many other professions.

LLB / LLB (Hons)Law

Undergraduate, Full-Time

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  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Award:

    LLB / LLB (Hons)

  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

Course introduction

Fully accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, the LLB will enable you to apply for the Diploma in Legal Practice (also known as PEAT 1), the next step on the way to becoming a qualified solicitor or advocate in Scotland. The LLB is an excellent qualification if you wish to work in other professions, particularly those related to business and finance.

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This course gives you a broad foundation in the law of Scotland. In the first three years you study all the subjects specified by the Law Society of Scotland to enable you to seek qualification as a solicitor. In fourth year, there is a range of optional law subjects, some focussing on specific areas of law not so far covered in the degree, such as Sports Law, and others being more discursive, enabling you to reflect on the function of law in a wider economic, political, international and social context. You’ll also write a dissertation on a legal topic of your choice.

Contemporary legal professionals must be business-orientated. Our LLB lets you choose a number of business-related non-law modules, such as Financial Accounting or Exploring Entrepreneurship. You may also study a language.

The LLB is a full-time course. You may graduate with an LLB Ordinary degree after three years or an LLB Honours degree after four years.

If you already have a first degree you can apply for our graduate accelerated programme and complete an ordinary LLB in two years.

It’s not possible to graduate with a combined or combined accelerated LLB Ordinary degree.

You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures and tutorials, and also through interactive practice sessions and independent study.

This degree will improve your communication, research, problem-solving and presentational skills.

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What you study

Below is an indication of the compulsory modules you will study. These will be supplemented with choices from a course-specific option pool.

Year 1

  • Scottish Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Obligations 1
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law
  • Family Law
  • One option module

Year 2

  • Law of Human Rights
  • Property Law
  • European Law
  • Business Law
  • Obligations 2
  • One option module

Year 3

  • Company Law
  • Law of Succession & Trusts
  • Evidence
  • Legal Profession Dispute Resolution & Ethics
  • Corporate Governance or Taxation Law
  • One option module

Year 4

  • Dissertation

Two options from (Trimester 1):

  • Sports Law
  • International Law in Contemporary Society
  • Essential Health Law Issues for Practice, Management & Policy
  • Legal Practice in the 21st Century
  • Leadership in a Changing Environment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Growing a Business

Two options from (Trimester 2):

  • Contemporary Issues in Family Law
  • Law & the Media
  • Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law
  • Current Issues in Business Law
  • International Trade Law
  • International Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Sustainable Development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000
Overseas £11,840 £11,950

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