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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 1.82k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 10.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    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. The main aim of the programme, which is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, is to provide you with the 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 within a supportive learning environment.

    A two-year accelerated 'fast-track' LLB is available to those who already hold an Honours degree in another discipline. Advanced entry to a bespoke 'direct entry' LLB at Level 2 may be possible for those holding an HND in Legal Services.

    An LLB is a highly sought after degree and our graduates have found employment in some of Scotland's top law firms, the public sector and as in-house legal counsel. The degree would also be sutiable for employment with banks, building societies, insurance companies, accountants, universities, the civil service, local government, health authorities, voluntary organisations, the police and retailers.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 1820 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 10200 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Year 1: Introduction to Legal Systems and Study; Criminal Law and Evidence; Public Law; Scots Law; Human Rights and Accountability; Obligations; Trusts, Succession and Family Law.

    Year 2: Commercial Law; Legal Skills and IT Law; EU Law; Law for the Built and Natural Environment and an additional module from a choice of options.

    Year 3: Jurisprudence and Social Theory, and a choice of law options including: Communications Law and Regulation; Employment Law; Evidence and Forensic Identification; Health Care Law and Ethics; Immigration and Asylum Law; International Economic Law; Internet Law and Business; Mediation and Monitoring; Professional Links; Sports Law and one non-law option from a choice of modules.

    Year 4: Honours dissertation combined with choice of law options including: Advanced Commercial Law; Advanced Health Care Law and Ethics; Advanced Jurisprudence; Competition Law; Contemporary Issues in Delict; Contemporary Issues in International Law; Contract Negotiation and Drafting; Foundations of Law; Human Rights and Public Interest; Globalisation and International Institutions; International Contract Law; Law of International Trade: Modern Approaches to Islamic Business Law and one non-law option from a choice of modules.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 7

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Higher: AABBC/AABBB, A Level: AAB,ILC: AABBBB, IB Diploma: 26 points.(Fast-track: 2:1 honours degree. A 2:2degree or unclassified degree with anaverage of 65% may be considered).

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Glasgow Caledonian University.


    GCU has a variety of scholarships available for new and continuting students.


    GCU is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a provider of the LLB, Bachelor of Laws which, together with other training, is the main route for entry to the solicitors' profession.

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