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LLB in Law with German Law (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Bachelor Degree , German Law

Course Description

Law and German Law at Aberdeen gives you all the benefits of our trademark breadth, depth, choice and quality at Aberdeen Law School – ranked 5th out of over 90 law schools in the UK and with 93% student satisfaction. You will have the added advantage of studying the German legal system and spending a year of this 5-year course abroad.

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 also have lots of opportunity 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 – the Aberdeen Law Project.

As with all our combined programmes, you will gain a thorough grounding in Scots Law to gain the LLB. To this you will add courses in German language throughout your studies and spend the whole of your third year studying through the Erasmus Exchange Programme at either Marburg, Freiburg or Regensburg universities in Germany.

Should you choose to practise law, you will have a wide variety of career options within the law itself. 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 including business - for which you will be a great candidate - media, finance and banking, teaching, government service and the police force.

Law and German Law at Aberdeen gives you all the benefits of our trademark breadth, depth, choice and quality at Aberdeen Law School – ranked 5th out of over 90 law schools in the UK and with 93% student satisfaction. You will have the added advantage of studying the German legal system and spending a year of this 5-year course abroad. Law at Aberdeen looks at the historical,...

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Course Content

  • 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 one of the following options:

Beginner

  • GM 1054 German for Beginners 1
  • GM 1554 German for Beginners 2

Intermediate/Advanced

  • GM 1050 German Language 1
  • GM 1550 German Language 2

German for Beginners 1 (GM1054) - 15 Credit Points

German for Beginners 2 (GM1554) - 15 Credit Points

German Language 1 (GM1050) - 15 Credit Points

German Language 2 (GM1550) - 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

Introduction to German Law (LS2530) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select one of the following options:

Beginner

  • German Language (Advanced Introductory) 1 (GM2040)
  • German Language (Advanced Introductory) 2 (GM2540)

Advanced

  • German Language 3 (GM2042)
  • German Language 4 (GM2542)

German Language (Advanced Introductory) 1 (GM2040) - 15 Credit Points

German Language (Advanced Introductory) 2 (GM2540) - 15 Credit Points

German Language 3 (GM2042) - 15 Credit Points

German Language 4 (GM2542) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Year Abroad: Students must follow the programme and pass the courses agreed by the Go Abroad Tutors in Aberdeen University and Marburg, Freiburg and Regensburg Universities respectively.

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Evidence (LS3025) - 15 Credit Points

German Language Study 5 (GM3050) - 30 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 30 credit points from courses of choice

Honours

  • Select a further 50 credit points from Honours courses in Law
  • Select a further 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 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...

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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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