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English Law and European Legal Studies

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 5 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Law and English Law with European Legal Studies at Aberdeen is a brilliant combination which builds on the strong reputation of our highly-ranked Aberdeen Law School plus the bonus of gaining all the necessary subjects to pursue your career in Scotland OR in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. You’ll also have the further career advantage of spending a full year of your five-year programme abroad studying in-depth the legal systems of Europe.

Our Law school is ranked 5th out of over 90 law schools in the UK (the Times GUG 2019 and CUG 2019) and with 94% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2017).

Law at Aberdeen looks at the historical, social, political and economic forces that influence our legal systems and govern our societies. You’ll learn to think like a lawyer rather than just 'learn' law.

A major factor in our quality is the calibre and enthusiasm of our staff, testing your mental agility with complex, realistic legal scenarios as you get to grips with criminal, public and private law, legal systems, contracts, human rights, and explore family law, the law of property, and legal aspects of the EU.

You’ll also have opportunities to hone your skills in student-led initiatives such as mock legal debating, our Law Society, students’ journal, and our community law clinic – the Aberdeen Law Project.

As with all the other combined programmes, you’ll cover the required content of Scots and English Law to gain the LLB. You’ll also spend all your third year through the Erasmus Exchange Programme at either Aarhus, Deusto, Helsinki, Leuven or Maastricht universities, or the Vienna University of Economics and Business, studying European legal systems with courses taught in English.

Should you choose to practise law, your skills and experience will give you brilliant opportunities including internationally. However more than a third of Aberdeen law graduates now choose to use their law degree as a passport for entry into a wide range of careers requiring these skills, including business, media, finance and banking, teaching, governmental bodies and departments, and the police force.

Law and English Law with European Legal Studies at Aberdeen is a brilliant combination which builds on the strong reputation of our highly-ranked Aberdeen Law School plus the bonus of gaining all the necessary subjects to pursue your career in Scotland OR in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. You’ll also have the further career advantage of spending a full year of your five-year...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Criminal Law (LS1020) - 15 Credit Points

Legal System (LS1025) - 15 Credit Points

Foundations of Private Law (LS1022) - 15 Credit Points

Contract (LS1520) - 15 Credit Points

UK Constitutional Law (LS1537) - 15 Credit Points

Delict and Unjustified Enrichment (LS1536) - 15 Credit Points

Introduction to English Legal System (LS1528) - 7.5 Credit Points

English Criminal Law (LS1527) - 7.5 Credit Points

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select a further 15 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Eu Institutions and Law (LS2026) - 15 Credit Points

The Law of Property (LS2031) - 15 Credit Points

Family Law (LS2526) - 15 Credit Points

Introduction to Legal Theory (LS2527) - 7.5 Credit Points

Succession and Trusts (LS2528) - 7.5 Credit Points

Commercial Organisations and Insolvency (LS2525) - 15 Credit Points

Tort in Comparative Context (LS2537) - 7.5 Credit Points

Introduction to Comparative Law (LS2536) - 7.5 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 15 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Year abroad: A programme of study approved by the appropriate ERASMUS Co-ordinators of both host and sending Universities. Students must take courses offered at Aarhus, Deusto, Helsinki, Leuven, Maastricht University or Vienna University of Economics and Business which aggregate to at least 60 ECTS credits.

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Evidence (LS3025) - 15 Credit Points

The Law of Equity and Trusts of England and Wales (LS3030) - 15 Credit Points

Commercial and Consumer Contracts (LS3032) - 15 Credit Points

English Property Law (LS3529) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Non-honours

  • Select 30 credits from level 3 Law courses
  • Select 30 credit points from courses of choice

Honours

  • Select 50 credit points from Honours courses in Law
  • Select 15 credit points from courses of choice
  • Year 5

Compulsory Courses

Dissertation (LS4025) - 25 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 100 credit points from Honours courses in Law.

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Criminal Law (LS1020) - 15 Credit Points Legal System (LS1025) - 15 Credit Points Foundations of Private Law (LS1022) - 15 Credit Points Contract (LS1520) - 15 Credit Points UK Constitutional Law (LS1537) - 15 Credit...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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King's College Aberdeen

Full Time, 5 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AAAB or AABBB

Applicants who have achieved AAAB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced may be required. Nat 5 English at C or better is required.

Minimum: BBBB

Applicants who have achieved BBBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers will normally be required. Nat 5 English at C or better is required.

Adjusted: BBBC

Applicants who have achieved BBBC, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced Highers will be required. Nat 5 English at C or better is required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard Offer: ABB

NOTE: English is desirable. GCSE in English or English Language at C or better, or equivalent, is required.

International Baccalaureate

34 points overall, including average of 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H at H2 OR AAABB obtained at a single sitting, including average of 5 at HL.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AAAB or AABBB Applicants who have achieved AAAB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers / Advanced may be required. Nat 5 English at C or better is required. Minimum: BBBB Applicants who have achieved BBBB (or are on...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
  • practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and
  • written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas,...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
94%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
96% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
90% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
95% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
86% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
90% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
89% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
75% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
72% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
84% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
65% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
80% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
88% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
84% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
74% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
88% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
90% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
90% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
88% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
95% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
95% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
75% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
78% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
91% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
82% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
61% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
46% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate94%

  • Average Graduate Salary£22000

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