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LLB Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

If you would like to pursue a career as a professional solicitor, the Bachelor of Laws LLB is the main route of entry to the profession.Many graduates go on to take the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (PEAT1), which is the next stage for those who wish to qualify as a solicitor.

Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, our programme provides knowledge and understanding of the legal system and law of Scotland.

In Year 1 and 2 you will develop your knowledge and expertise through the study of Legal Systems and Study, Succession and Family Law, and Commercial Law. In Year 3 and 4 you will develop your areas of expertise through the choice of more specialist law modules and the completion of an Honours dissertation in your chosen area.

With a small first year intake, you will benefit from small classes and excellent access to staff in a supportive learning environment. You will develop your legal knowledge and skills through the study of core areas of private, public, criminal and commercial law.

We also offer a two-year accelerated ‘fast track’ LLB to students who already hold an Honours degree in another discipline. (UCAS Code for Fast-track M115)

This programme is being refreshed for September 2017 entry and is subject to final approval which may result in some content change. For up to date information, please check the website regularly or contact Karen Ray at

Course Details

4 Years
Start Date
18 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Year 1
SQA Higher: AAABB including English PLUS Nat 5 Maths at C
A level: BBB including English/Law PLUS GCSE Maths at C/4
ILC Higher: H1, H1, H2, H3, H3, including English at H2 or above PLUS Maths at O1
IB Diploma: 28 points must include Maths
BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject at DDM PLUS A Level English/Law at B PLUS Maths at C/4
Mature Students
Non-standard entry
Applications are welcome from mature students, especially from those who have worked in a legal environment. Such applicants will be required to attend an interview and may also be asked to submit a short piece of written work. Information about Recognition of Prior Learning.Access courses
Applications are also welcome from those mature students who have completed successfully an Access Programme at another institution (e.g. Pre Entry Certificate PEC)

English Language
Academic IELTS 7.0 (no element less than 6.5) are required.