• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 4 years
  • School: Social Sciences
  • Study Abroad: No
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Dundee was the first law school in the UK to offer two fully qualifying law degrees for the legal profession either in Scotland or in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland. We also offer a dual qualifying degree in both Scots and English Law.

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 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.

Top in Scotland

We're the 1st in Scotland and 8th in the UK for Law in the Guardian University League Tables 2017

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.

Law Clinic

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.

Library Facilities

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.

Professional Accreditation

Dundee has a long history of teaching Scots law and has been teaching both English and Scots law for over fifty years. Dundee is the only law school in the UK to offer fully qualifying law degrees for the legal profession either in Scotland or in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland and a dual qualifying degree in both Scots and English Law.

Overseas Exchange

Law undergraduates can choose to spend a semester or a year at a European university under the Erasmus programme. We have agreements with universities in Belgium, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and Turkey.

Law students have also won places on the University's exchanges with universities in Hong Kong and Australia.

Law with Languages

The LLB with Languages offers the opportunity to combine the study of either Scots or English Law with French, German or Spanish.

This degree is not simply a conventional law degree with an optional language element but one which incorporates the progressive study of law and language in each year of study. The table below shows your likely choice of paths through the LLB with Languages. Dundee is unique in offering both Scots Law and English Law and you will choose which stream of study you wish to pursue.

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.

Selection notes

  • 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 September 2016

4 year Honours - LLB Scots Law/LLB Law (Dual Qualifying)

Qualification Grade
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher ABBBB (minimum) /AABBB (typical)
GCE A-Level ABB (excluding General Studies)
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) ABBBBB
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 32 points (including 6, 5, 5 at Higher Level)
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.
Essential Subjects English at grade B (SQA Higher, ILC Higher or IB Higher Level), or English or another literary subject at grade B (GCE AS level)
And Mathematics or a Science
subject (Standard Grade at grade 2, National 5/Intermediate 2 at grade B, GCSE at grade B, ILC Ordinary at grade B or IB Subsidiary Level at grade 5).
Additionally for Law with Languages: SQA Higher at B or GCE A-Level at B (or equivalent) in the appropriate language
EU & International Visit our EU and International webpages for entry requirements tailored to your home country
Other Qualifications
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) HNC in Legal Studies/Legal Services with A in the Graded Unit considered individually
HND in Legal Studies/Legal Services with AA in the Graded Unit considered individually
Scottish Baccalaureate Considered individually
EDEXCEL A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDM
Advanced Diploma Considered individually
Welsh Baccalaureate Considered individually
European Baccalaureate Considered individually (for both 4 year and 3 year degrees)
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.

3 year Honours - LLB English Law

Qualification Grade
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher AA (advanced higher) + AABBB (Higher)
GCE A-Level AAB (excluding General Studies)
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) AABBBB
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 36 points (including 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level)
Essential Subjects English at grade B (SQA Higher, ILC Higher or IB Higher Level), or English or another literary subject at grade B (GCE AS level)
Plus Mathematics or a Science
subject (Standard Grade at grade 2, National 5/Intermediate 2 at grade B, GCSE at grade B, ILC Ordinary at grade B or IB Subsidiary Level at grade 5).
Additionally for Law with Languages: SQA Higher at B or GCE A-Level at B (or equivalent) in the appropriate language
Other Qualifications
SQA Considered individually
Scottish Baccalaureate Considered individually
EDEXCEL Considered individually
BTEC Considered individually
Advanced Diploma Considered individually
Welsh Baccalaureate Considered individually
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.

Graduate Entry Accelerated (two-year) Degree

Qualification Grade
Honours degree Minimum of second class (2.ii or higher)
Ordinary degree Appropriate degree with 60% or above in all Level 3 modules.

English Language Requirement

For non EU students

IELTS Overall7.0
Listening 6.0
Reading 6.0
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0

 English Language Requirements

With an intake of only 140 at Level 1, Dundee Law School staff take a personal and supportive interest in their students. A strong emphasis is placed on staff accessibility and on small group teaching involving all their senior staff.

How you will be taught

Our approach is intended to be both innovative and progressive with a changing emphasis as the student advances through the levels of the degree programme:

  • At Levels 1 and 2, teaching consists of a balance between lectures supported by small group teaching in tutorials and independent and group study.
  • At Levels 3 and 4 a greater proportion of coursework is conducted independently and classes take the form of seminar discussion.
  • Half the coursework at Level 4 involves preparation of a dissertation, a substantial work of independent, but supervised and supported research on an elective topic.

How you will be assessed

The form of assessment varies between modules. Presentations may be used to evaluate oral communication of reasoned legal argument and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Moots may be used to assess court room manner and the ability to argue interactively.

Some modules are assessed by essay or drafting exercises while others involve tests on the comprehension and interpretation of legal sources such as Acts of Parliament or case reports. In no module does assessment depend solely on a final exam.

A small number of modules are continuously assessed; in the majority of modules the weighting of assessment is 25% for coursework and 75% for the final assessment.

100%

overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015

Law (Scots and English Dual Qualifying) LLB (Hons)

What you will study - LLB Scots Law/LLB Law (Scot and English) Dual Qualifying degree programmes - 4 Years

Level 1 (120 Credits)

  • Foundations of Law
  • Scots Criminal Law & Evidence
  • Private Law of Scotland I
  • Private Law of Scotland II
  • Public Law I- Sources of Power
  • Public Law II- Controls on Power


Level 2 (120 Credits)

  • Scottish Property Law
  • Public Law III - Rights & Freedoms
  • Commercial Law
  • Family Law
  • Law, Society and Human Rights
  • Optional module - including Roman Law or Career Planning

Level 3 (120 Credits)

A choice of 4 subjects (4 x 30 credits). Courses on Erasmus exchange equivalent to 120 credits.

Subjects available typically include:

  • Real Estate & Commercial Practice (required for DPLP)
  • Law in Practice
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Legal History
  • Employment Law
  • Planning Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Private International Law
  • Foundations of International Criminal Law
  • International Law of Marine Resources
  • Company Law
  • EU Law - current issues
  • Scots Property Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • English Law of Obligations
  • English Criminal Law & Process
  • European Law and Institutions
  • Family, Law and Society
  • International Law
  • Justice Law & Human Rights
  • Reparation

Level 4 (120 Credits)

A choice of 3 subjects (3 x 30 credits) and Dissertation (30 credits)

Subjects available typically include:

  • Real Estate & Commercial Practice (required for DPLP)
  • Law in Practice
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Legal History
  • Employment Law
  • Planning Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Private International Law
  • Foundations of International Criminal Law
  • International Law of Marine Resources
  • Company Law
  • EU Law - current issues
  • Scots Property Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • English Law of Obligations
  • English Criminal Law & Process
  • European Law and Institutions
  • Family, Law and Society
  • International Law
  • Justice Law & Human Rights
  • Reparation

What you will study - LLB English Law (Honours) - 3 year degree

Year 1 Level 2 - 120 credits

  • Foundations of Law (Advanced)
  • English Law of Contract (Advanced)
  • Public Law I (Advanced)
  • English Criminal Law and Evidence (Advanced)
  • English Law of Tort (Advanced)
  • Public Law II (Advanced)


Year 2 - Level 3 (minimum 120 credits)
All modules are worth 30 credits

  • English Law of Equity & Trusts (Advanced)
  • Public Law III - Rights and Freedoms (Advanced)
  • English Property Law (Advanced)
  • Justice Law & Human Rights


Year 3 - Level 4
All modules are worth 30 credits. Students should select two modules in semester 1 and one taught module in semester 2 plus the dissertation
Subjects available typically include:

  • Real Estate & Commercial Practice (required for DPLP)
  • Law in Practice
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Legal History
  • Employment Law
  • Planning Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Private International Law
  • Foundations of International Criminal Law
  • International Law of Marine Resources
  • Company Law
  • EU Law - current issues
  • Scots Property Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • English Law of Obligations
  • English Criminal Law & Process
  • European Law and Institutions
  • Family, Law and Society
  • International Law
  • Justice Law & Human Rights
  • Reparation

What you will study - Scots Law (accelerated degree)

The Accelerated degree is a two-year programme for graduates from other disciplines.
Year 1 (120 Credits)
All modules are compulsory and worth 20 credits

  • Foundations of Law
  • Scots Criminal Law & Evidence
  • Private Law of Scotland I
  • Private Law of Scotland II
  • Public Law I- Sources of Power
  • Public Law II- Controls on Power


Year 2
All modules at level 2 are worth 20 credits and modules at level 3 are worth 30 credits. Students intending to qualify to enter the legal profession are required to take all of the 'professional' compulsory modules (130 credits) and another option at level 2.
Compulsory modules:

  • Scottish Property Law
  • Public Law III - Rights & Freedoms
  • Commercial Law
  • Family Law
  • Law, Society and Human Rights
  • Real Estate & Commercial Practice

Optional modules

  • Roman Law
  • Career Planning
  • English Law of Contract
  • English Criminal Law & Evidence
  • English Law of Tort

or one of the level 3 options listed above.

What you will study - English Law (accelerated degree)

The Accelerated degree is a two-year programme for graduates from other disciplines.

Year 1 - Level 2 (120 Credits)

All modules are compulsory and worth 20 credits

  • Foundations of Law
  • English Criminal Law & Evidence
  • English Law of Contract
  • English Law of Tort
  • Public Law I- Sources of Power
  • Public Law II- Controls on Power

Year 2

Students intending to qualify to enter the legal profession are required to take all of the 'professional' compulsory 20 credit modules:

  • English Law of Equity & Trusts
  • Public Law III - Rights & Freedoms
  • Justice Law & Human Rights
  • English Property Law
  • Law, Society and Human Rights

Optional modules - two of:

  • Commercial Law

and other level 3 options listed above.

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
  • Banking
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • 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.

Dundee graduates have reached the highest levels of success in the profession as senior partners, Queen's Counsel, judges and front bench politicians.

One of our students took up a traineeship (stage) at the Court of Justice of the European Union upon finishing his undergraduate degree.

Chao Zhang

Studying in Dundee Law School is the most unforgettable experience in my life. The faculty and staff of Dundee Law School are very helpful. With their help, I managed to go through all the challenges. During my time here, I learned a lot which will benefit my academic career. The city is close to big cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow. I can easily visit them within an hour or two. In addition, the scenery of Scotland is quite impressive. I still miss my trip to the Highlands. Thank you Dundee Law School, I have never expected my stay here to be so colourful.

China

Chao Zhang
China

Steve Matthew

I required my LLB to enable me to do the job I do today. I chose the University of Dundee, where I was taught by people who cared about my future and who had knowledge, wisdom and experience which they were prepared to share unconditionally. I believe that the lecturers at the university shaped my life. I was mixing with like-minded people and being mentored by the best brains in the business which gave that vital competitive edge with prospective employers.

Steve Matthew
Legal Operations and Regulation Manager, Scottish Water

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2016/17
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study.
Fees for the Accelerated Law degrees are £6,000 per year of study for 2016/17.
Rest of UK students £9,000 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.
Overseas students (non-EU) £12,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.
Fee categoryFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2016 entry). Fees for September 2017 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2017.
Fees for the Accelerated Law degrees are £6,000 per year of study for 2016/17. Fees for 2017/18 are still to be confirmed.
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.
Overseas students (non-EU) £14,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed for the length of your course. This means that the tuition fee you pay in your first year (shown above) is the same fee you will pay for each year of your course. We guarantee that this will not increase while you are studying with us. The only exceptions to this are our MBChB Medicine, BSc Medical Sciences and BDS Dentistry degrees which charge a different tuition for the clinical years.



  Degree UCAS Code KIS Data
Apply NowLaw (including Law with Languages) LLBM114
Apply NowEnglish Law LLBM111
Apply NowEnglish Law with French LLBM1RC
Apply NowEnglish Law with German LLBM1RF
Apply NowEnglish Law with Spanish LLBM1RK
Apply NowLaw (Scots and English Dual Qualifying) LLBM190
Apply NowScots Law LLBM114
Apply NowScots Law with French LLBM1R1
Apply NowScots Law with German LLBM1R2
Apply NowScots Law with Spanish LLBM1R4