LLB Law (Graduate Entry)

Undergraduate, Full-Time

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.

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    2 years

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  • Location:

    Craiglockhart campus

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Course introduction

If you already have a degree you can complete the LLB in two years. 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.


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.

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 presentation skills.

What you study

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

Year 1

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

Year 2

  • Company Law
  • Evidence
  • Legal Profession, Dispute Resolution and Ethics
  • European Union Law
  • Law of Obligations
  • Law of Succession & Trusts
  • Plus two option modules

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.

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.

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.

English language requirements

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.

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.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU £7,600 tba
Overseas £12,100 tba

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