• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Award: LLB (Hons)
  • Study Abroad: No
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Combine your existing degree with a law degree. Apply for our two year graduate entry courses in English / NI law.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

Combining expertise in another subject – history, politics, engineering or music – with a qualifying law degree (LLB) provides graduates with a unique combination of skills that is attractive to many employers including law firms and many other employers in business, politics and government, international relations, journalism, the police and armed forces, international NGOs and charities.

English Law

If you are interested in English Law, Dundee gives you the opportunity to complete a qualifying law degree in English Law in Scotland. We offer training for the exams to enter the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Northern Ireland and have close connections with providers of the Legal Practice Course and (LPC) Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in England.


Top in Scotland

Law is ranked number 1 in Scotland and number 3 in the UK by the Guardian University Guide (2019). We’re also in the UK Top 10 in The Times and Sunday Times Complete University Guides, 2019.

About the Law School

Dundee is a small and friendly law school where staff and students know each other.

You will be assigned an adviser of studies who will follow you through your studies offering support and advice on study skills, academic performance, careers options and employment.

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. 

The last man hanged in Scotland

Students from the Mooting Society recently took part in a re-trial of the last man hanged in Dundee.  They reconsidered the information that was available in the nineteenth century and presented the evidence by today’s forensic science standards.

"Such confidence comes from it. Even now, studying for exams is easier, because I know what’s waiting at the end is what I want to do. It was 100% a defining moment for me."

William Bury - the last man hanged in Scotland

Street Law

Some of our LLB students participate in the Law Society of Scotland’s Street Law programme, delivering classes on the law and legal issues to school pupils. If you join the Street Lawyers, you will learn to plan and deliver classes, and make use of your legal knowledge in a practical way. This will boost your presentation skills and confidence, and also encourage school pupils to consider studying law.

Library facilities

The University Library has a large collection of law materials and offers a wide range of electronic resources including access to many important legal databases.

The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

Graduate Entry Accelerated (two-year) Degree

Qualification Grade
Honours degree Minimum of second class (2.2 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

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

How you'll be taught

You will be taught using a combination of face to face lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Your lecture sizes will never be more than 165 students (and are much smaller for some modules). Seminars are usually around 25 students and tutorials around 15.

How will you be assessed?

Students are assessed using a range of techniques including essays, reports, presentations / graded moots, class exams and final examinations.

What you will study

The Graduate Entry LLB will provide you with a rounded legal education as well as covering all the mandatory subjects for the law societies.

These include: Foundations of Law, Contract Law, Tort, Criminal Law and Evidence, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Human Rights, European Union Law, Property Law, Commercial Law and Family Law.

What you will study

Level 1 modules compulsory

Foundations of Law (Advanced)


This module aims to introduce you to the fundamental precepts of law and fundamental legal and other transferable skills that you need to undertake degree level legal studies.

Examples of content

  • what law is – an introduction; rules - their structure and nature
  • law and the state; introduction to the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights
  • courts and tribunals – court hierarchies and the relationship between courts and tribunals
  • formal sources of law – significance of “sources”; nature of precedent, legislation and the minor sources
  • precedent: ratio decidendi, stare decisis – what they are, how they are created, how they are used and how to find them
  • legislation: UK, Scottish, Northern Irish, (other) delegated, and European Community
  • legislation – what they are, how they are created, how they are used and how to find them
  • delivery of legal services – structure and function of the legal professions; professional standards, regulation of the legal profession and ethical behaviour
  • alternative means of delivery, dispute resolution and professional ethics
  • legal argument and mooting

SCQF credits

20 credits

English Law of Contract 


This module aims to develop an understanding of the key elements of the English Law of Contract and their operation.

Examples of content

  • formation of a contract
  • consideration
  • intention to create legal relations
  • contract terms
  • vitiating factors
  • duress and undue influence
  • discharge of a contract
  • remedies
  • restitution
  • privity of contract
  • assignment and agency

SCQF credits

20 credits

Public Law I (Advanced): Sources of Power


This module will provide an introduction to the United Kingdom, Scottish and EU dimensions of our constitutional arrangements.

Examples of content

  • introduction to constitutional law - The concept of a ‘constitution’; the ‘law’ of the constitution; types of constitution; the United Kingdom constitution; sources of constitutional law
  • fundamental doctrines - The sovereignty of Parliament; responsible government, the separation of powers and the rule of law
  • parliament - The UK and Scottish Parliaments: composition and functions; the legislative process
  • the Executive - The UK and Scottish governments: composition, organisation and functions; prerogative powers ; local government (briefly)
  • EU institutions and sources

SCQF credits

20 credits

English Criminal Law and Evidence


This module aims to enable you to understand and apply the main features of criminal liability in England and Wales and to introduce concepts in the law of evidence.

Examples of content

  • introduction (anatomy of a crime; human rights)
  • actus reus (factual element)
  • mens rea (mental element)
  • strict and corporate liability
  • offences against the person
  • general defences
  • accomplices and inchoate offences
  • property offences
  • introduction to concepts of evidence

SCQF credits

20 credits

English Law of Tort


This module is an introduction to the principles of tortious liability.

Fulfilment of Obligations (II) qualifying law degree requirements in England and Wales.

Examples of content

  • intentional harm to the person
  • unintentional harm to the person including recovery for negligently inflicted psychiatric injury
  • vicarious liability and joint and several liability
  • economic loss and product liability
  • torts related to land
  • torts related to reputation and privacy

SCQF credits

20 credits

Public Law II (Advanced): Controls on Power


This module aims to achieve an understanding of the political and legal means through which the exercise of governmental power is subject to control and accountability.

Examples of content

  • parliamentary and other scrutiny of the executive
  • the doctrine of ministerial responsibility; methods of calling government to account; criticisms and proposals for reform
  • judicial review; UK and EU dimensions
  • administrative justice; tribunals and other means of redress
  • the protection of human rights; the rights protected under the Human Rights Act; the machinery for their protection (HRA and ECHR)

SCQF credits

20 credits

Level 3 compulsory

English Law of Equity and Trusts


The aim of this module is to promote an understanding of the fundamental elements of trust law and of its relevance to modern life and other areas of the law.

Examples of content

  • the distinction between legal and equitable ownership
  • equitable remedies
  • the nature and constitution of a trust
  • the three certainties
  • express trusts
  • charitable trusts
  • implied or resulting trusts
  • constructive trusts
  • duties of a trustee, breach of such duties

SCQF credits

30 credits

Public Law III – Rights and Freedoms (Advanced)


The aim of this module is to achieve an advanced understanding of the rights of natural and legal persons under the Human Rights Act, the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and the law of the European Union (EU); and how those rights may be protected through judicial mechanisms.

Examples of content

  • a study of selected human rights covering both the civil and criminal spheres (including freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention and the right to a fair trial in civil and criminal cases): the case law of British courts under the Human Rights Act and of the European Court of Human Rights under the ECHR
  • the EU and human rights: the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU; the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; the question of EU accession to the ECHR
  • freedoms under EU law: free movement of persons and goods

SCQF credits

30 credits

English Law of Property


This module aims to analyse the various major principles, legislation and caselaw used to regulate the use and enjoyment of property with particular emphasis on land law.

Examples of content

  • concepts of property and introduction to land law
  • the classification of interests in land, the 1925 legislation and unregistered land
  • registration of title to land
  • freehold
  • co-ownership
  • Leasehold
  • commonhold
  • mortgages
  • easements
  • covenants
  • socio-economic and human rights context

SCQF credits

30 credits

Students may return for an Honours year where a range of options will be available.

Law ranks 5th in the Telegraph’s top 12 degree subjects for getting a job behind medicine and dentistry, veterinary science, medical related and education (August 17, 2015).

I am really enjoying the challenge of the Accelerated Scots Law LLB. It stretches me, challenging my preconceptions about the law and it can have so many applications, both in and outside the legal profession. I already have an honours degree so being able to offer an employer an LLB, along with my other skills and experience, will hopefully allow me to create my own niche in a competitive market.

Kenneth McKay

Kirsty Malloch

The staff at the University are great and they helped me as much as they could in pursuing a career as a barrister. They always encouraged me and helped to build my confidence when I was feeling nervous about exams, interviews or my applications. I will always be grateful to them for their help.

Studying at a Scottish university has not hindered my chances at the Bar in England and Wales. If anything, it provided a really interesting talking point!

Read Kirsty's story

Kirsty Malloch

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

Fees for students starting 2019-20

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2019-20
Scottish and EU students £7,000 per year of study
Rest of UK students £7,000 per year of study
Overseas students (non-EU) £17,275 per year of study

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed not to increase by more than 3% per year, for the length of your course.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

The normal UCAS deadline does not apply for the accelerated programmes, and we will consider applications received after 15 January.

Unistats data set (formerly the Key Information Set (KIS) Unistats data set - formerly the Key Information Set (KIS)

  Degree UCAS Code Unistats Data
Apply NowLaw (Eng/NI) - Accelerated, Graduate Entry LLB (Hons)M101