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Law with Computing Science

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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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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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

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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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
COMPUTER SCIENCE
61%
of students were satisfied overall
LAW
94%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
COMPUTER SCIENCE
76% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
61% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
79% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
79% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
LAW
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
COMPUTER SCIENCE
67% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
70% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
LAW
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
COMPUTER SCIENCE
58% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
73% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
52% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
45% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
LAW
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
COMPUTER SCIENCE
97% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
58% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
61% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
LAW
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
COMPUTER SCIENCE
52% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
91% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
55% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
LAW
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
COMPUTER SCIENCE
74% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
79% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
94% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
LAW
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
COMPUTER SCIENCE
67% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
88% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
LAW
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
COMPUTER SCIENCE
97% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
64% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
42% 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
LAW
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 for Computer Science

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points80

  • Employment Rate60%

  • Average Graduate Salary£22000

Statistics for Law

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate94%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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