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Law

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Law at Aberdeen gives you a unique experience of breadth, depth, choice and quality, with a broad range of subjects giving you accreditation with the Law Society of Scotland and Society of Advocates. You will also have options to combine your core legal studies with a modern European language, legal system, or other options to add further career benefits. Aberdeen Law School is ranked 5th in the UK of more than 90 law schools.

Law at Aberdeen looks at the historical, social, political and economic forces that influence our legal systems and govern our societies. You will 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 will have opportunities to hone your developing legal skills in student-led initiatives such as mock legal debating, our highly active Law Society, the students’ journal in which your work may be published and our community law clinic.

You will graduate with great employment opportunities, both in legal professions and also in careers for which the intellectual qualities you have developed will make you highly sought-after by employers, including business, politics, media, finance and banking, government service and the police force.

You will enjoy our special, warm welcome at the University of Aberdeen, benefit from excellent teaching, research with international impact and a truly global experience as part of our friendly and vibrant international community. You will love our beautiful campus, great facilities for learning, sports and leisure and the many opportunities to develop personally as well as professionally, including broader horizons and career advantages from study abroad.

Law at Aberdeen gives you a unique experience of breadth, depth, choice and quality, with a broad range of subjects giving you accreditation with the Law Society of Scotland and Society of Advocates. You will also have options to combine your core legal studies with a modern European language, legal system, or other options to add further career benefits. Aberdeen Law School is ranked 5th in...

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Course Content

Law at Aberdeen offers a wide choice of courses and a flexibility that enables you to study a curriculum in keeping with your personal interests and career intentions. You will develop a deep understanding of the subject by studying topics like Criminal Law, Foundations of Private Law, Legal System, Contract, Property Law, Public International Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Scottish Legal History and American Constitutional Law.

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Criminal Law (LS1020) - 15 Credit Points

Foundations of Private Law (LS1022) - 15 Credit Points

Legal System (LS1025) - 15 Credit Points

Contract (LS1520) - 15 Credit Points

UK Constitutional Law (LS1537) - 15 Credit Points

Delict and Unjustified Enrichment (LS1536) - 15 Credit Points

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 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

Commercial Organisations and Insolvency (LS2525) - 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

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Evidence (LS3025) - 15 Credit Points

Commercial and Consumer Contracts (LS3525)

Optional Courses

Non-honours

  • Select a further 30 credit points from level 3 courses in Law
  • Select a further 60 credit points from courses of choice

Honours

  • Select a further 50 credit points from Honours courses in Law
  • Select a further 45 credit points from courses of choice
  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Dissertation (LS4025) - 25 Credit Points

Optional Courses

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

Law at Aberdeen offers a wide choice of courses and a flexibility that enables you to study a curriculum in keeping with your personal interests and career intentions. You will develop a deep understanding of the subject by studying topics like Criminal Law, Foundations of Private Law, Legal System, Contract, Property Law, Public International Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Scottish...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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King's College Aberdeen

Full Time, 4 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.
  • 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. Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
98%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
92% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
97% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
91% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
94% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
91% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
81% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
80% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
89% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
72% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
84% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
94% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
94% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
84% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
95% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
97% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
92% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
89% 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
97% 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
81% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
83% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
97% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
86% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
59% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
45% 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 Rate95%

  • Average Graduate Salary£22000

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