This direct entry route for law, allows you to complete the LLB in two years, if you already have a degree


This course gives you a broad foundation in the law of Scotland and our open student experience is what makes us stand out from other universities.

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 also an excellent qualification if you wish to work in other professions, particularly those related to business and finance.

We are a Top 20 UK university for Law (The Guardian Good University Guide 2022, 2023).

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Mode of Study:



2 years

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Course details

This course gives you a broad foundation in the law of Scotland. Over the course of two years, you'll study all the subjects specified by the Law Society of Scotland to enable you to seek qualification as a solicitor. In the second year you will also choose two from a range of option modules.

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

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    How you’ll be taught

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

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    Emphasis on giving legal advice and applied learning to make students work place ready when they leave.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Scottish Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Obligations 1
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Human Rights
  • Property Law

Year 2

  • Business Entities
  • Evidence
  • Law & Technology
  • European Law
  • Obligations 2
  • Law of Succession & Trusts
  • Option



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

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for LLB?

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

To apply, you'll need an ordinary or honours undergraduate degree. To check the equivalence of your qualification or eligibility to apply with international qualifications, please submit an enquiry or email the Undergraduate Admissions team on ugadmissions@napier.ac.uk.

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the Undergraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.


We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2024/25 2025/26
Scotland £9,445 £tba
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,445 £tba
Overseas and EU £20,570 £tba
Please note this course is not eligible for SAAS funding.
Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next. For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships
If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


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Completion of the LLB (Ordinary or Honours) is stage one of qualifying as a solicitor in Scotland.

Stage two is the Diploma in Legal Practice (DLP) also known as ‘Professional Education and Training Stage 1 (PEAT 1) currently offered by six universities in Scotland. Places on the DLP are allocated according to marks achieved in compulsory modules, typically taken in years 1-3 of the LLB. The DLP is a vocationally orientated course designed to prepare students for stage three (PEAT 2, also known as the traineeship).

Law is a competitive profession and completion of the DLP is no guarantee of a traineeship. Possession of a prior Honours degree is desirable.

Many Law students choose not to enter the legal profession, but use their LLB as a stepping-stone into other professions, particularly banking, finance, the civil service, teaching and the police. Some go on to further study or go into business.

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