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LLB in Law with Computing Science (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Bachelor Degree , Multimedia Computing Science

Course Description

As technology advances legal practice is increasingly evolving to embrace the advantages of computing science. This degree programme combines two critical educational assets, a qualifying degree in law from a top 5 UK Law School and the ability to program computers and work with advanced data systems.

By studying the LLB Law with Computing Science you will experience an integrated education combining a qualifying law degree with computing science skills.

Legal practice is already being transformed by big data and computer forensics. It is likely that legal practice will be impacted on by developments within artificial intelligence, for example AI supporting law document creation. The advent of computer protocols such as the block chain are also likely to drive further innovation in legal documentation and transactions. The legal profession is facing the paradigm changes previously seen in engineering ,banking and the media that were driven by advancements in computer science. This degree will enable graduates to embrace these changes and success in the new world of computationally enhanced legal services.

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.

From a computer science perspective you gain a solid foundation in a subject area which is in high demand, giving you skills in programme languages, data management, different systems, robotics, and problem-solving, operating systems and web application development.

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

As technology advances legal practice is increasingly evolving to embrace the advantages of computing science. This degree programme combines two critical educational assets, a qualifying degree in law from a top 5 UK Law School and the ability to program computers and work with advanced data systems. By studying the LLB Law with Computing Science you will experience an integrated...

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Course Content

You will develop a deep understanding of the law by studying topics like Criminal Law, Foundations of Private Law, Legal System, Contract, Property Law, Evidence and Legal method. These subjects will prepare you for legal practice in Scotland subject to the requirements of the Law Society of Scotland and Society of Advocates.

With us you will learn a range of key computing skills and components, including, data management, artificial intelligence, computer programming, human-computer interaction, operating systems and web application development, to name a few. You will also gain a great mix of theory and practical skills, possible because of an excellent staff-student ratio.

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

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

Delict and Unjustified Enrichment (LS1536) - 15 Credit Points

UK Constitutional Law (LS1537) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select 30 credits from the below courses.

Web Application Development (CS1025) - 15 Credit Points

Computer Architecture (CS1520) - 15 Credit Points

Object Oriented Programming (CS1527) - 15 Credit Points

  • 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 30 credit points from the below courses.

Mathematics for Computing Science (CS2013) - 15 Credit Points

Object Oriented Programming (CS1527) - 15 Credit Points

Human Computer Interaction (CS2506) - 15 Credit Points

Modern Programming Languages (CS2510) - 15 Credit Points

Algorithmic Problem Solving (CS2521) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Evidence (LS3025) - 15 Credit Points

Commercial and Consumer Contracts (LS3032) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Non-Honours

  • 30 points from level 3 Law courses
  • 45 credits from the below courses
  • 15 further credit points from courses of choice

Honours

  • 50 points from honours Law courses
  • 45 credits from the below courses

Knowledge Based Systems (CS3025) - 15 Credit Points

Operating Systems (CS3026) - 15 Credit Points

Languages and Computability (CS3518) - 15 Credit Points

Distributed Systems and Security (CS3524) - 15 Credit Points

Enterprise Computing and Business (CS3525) - 15 Credit Points

Robotics (CS3027) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Dissertation (LS4025) - 25 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Plus 100 credits from honours courses.

You will develop a deep understanding of the law by studying topics like Criminal Law, Foundations of Private Law, Legal System, Contract, Property Law, Evidence and Legal method. These subjects will prepare you for legal practice in Scotland subject to the requirements of the Law Society of Scotland and Society of Advocates. With us you will learn a range of key computing skills and...

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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

English is desirable. GCSE in English or English Language at C or better 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.

NOTE: SQA Higher or A Level, or equivalent in two Mathematics/Science subjects required for entry to the LLB with Computing Science.

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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