LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws

If you would like to pursue a career as a professional solicitor, the Bachelor of Laws LLB is the main route for entry to the profession.

Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, as a provider of the LLB, Bachelor of Laws which, together with other training, is the main route for entry to the legal profession. The main aim is to provide you with knowledge and understanding of the legal system and law of Scotland. You will develop your legal knowledge and skills through the study of core areas of private, public, criminal and commercial law.

You also have the option from year two of the programme to take modules in risk management leading to a final degree award of LLB Bachelor of Laws with Risk. The management of risk in legal practice is an increasingly important issue and this LLB with risk pathway will provide you with a range of career pathways in this growth sector.

GCU Law Clinic

LLB students are provided with the opportunity to enhance their professional practice skills through the Glasgow Caledonian University Law Clinic. The GCU Law Clinic enables LLB students to provide advice on civil law matters under the supervision of qualified and practising solicitors. Specialising in housing, employment, contract and sports law, the GCU Law Clinic is open to all LLB students who wish to volunteer.

Graduate Opportunities

Previous GCU LLB graduates have secured employment as solicitors in a wide range of law firms, including the largest and best-known firms in Scotland such as Brodies LLP, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, Digby Brown LLP and Thompsons. Others practice as solicitors in local government and in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Some GCU LLB graduates have gone on to practice as Scottish qualified solicitors elsewhere in Europe, working within private firms and within the public sector.

Year 1

Introduction to Legal Systems & Study; Law of Obligations; Trusts,Succession & Family Law; Public Law; Scots Law: Human Rights, the State &Accountability; Criminal Law

Year 2

Commercial Law 1; Commercial Law 2; Skills for Legal Employment; Law for the Built & Natural Environment; European Union Law; Option module including risk option

Year 3

Jurisprudence and Social Theory; The Law of Evidence; and optional modules in LLB or LLB with Risk pathway

Year 4

Dissertation in Law; and optional modules in LLB Law or LLB with Risk pathway

The module and assessment information described here has been approved in line with the University’s Quality Assurance and Enhancement Process. This allows us to ensure that the courses we offer are high quality and relevant for today’s students. Occasionally we have to make changes to programme information after it has been published. For full details of potential changes to programmes and how they can affect your application please read the Information for students relating to Programme Changes/Cancellation and Withdrawal from Portfolio.

Study Options

  • 2021/22

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

LLB (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
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Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
LLB (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: AABBB (incl English) Nat 5: C (Maths)
Minimum entry requirement*: BBBBB (incl English) Nat 5: C Maths
A level: BBB (incl English/Law) GCSE: C/4 (Maths)
ILC Higher: H1 H2 H2 H3 H3 (incl H2: English) H5/O2:(Maths)
IB Diploma: 28 points (incl Maths and English)
BTEC: DDM Ext Dip A level: B(English/Law) GCSE: C/4 (Maths)
SWAP: Law/Business/Accounting - AAA
College HND: Legal Services - graded units AAA

English language IELTS score of 7.0 with no element below 6.5 (or equivalent)

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Additional Information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

International Pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

Glasgow School for Business and Society has been awarded four out of a possible five QS Stars. This high rating from the prestigious QS Stars Business Schools rating system assures the quality of the programme and is an international benchmark of excellence from which our graduates benefit.

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Tuition fees 2021/22

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
EU and International: £12,250

*Scottish student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from rest of UK will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

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This programme is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland which, together with other training, is the main route for entry to the solicitors' profession.
Language modules may be available to study during part of this programme. Choose from French, Spanish, German or Italian from beginners to professional level.
Students on GCU's LLB enjoy the opportunity to study overseas as part of their degree. International experiences widen personal, cultural and professional horizons.

Our expanding range of partner institutions mean that students may undertake part of their study at an institution in Europe, North America or potentially in other parts of the world.

Many of our students who undertake study exchanges find they have enhanced job opportunities, an international network of friends and future professional contacts and they have acquired invaluable life skills as well as greater independence and confidence.

The assessments on this programme are designed to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to operate as flexible, independent lifelong learners while developing and embedding innovative and relevant learning and teaching based on sound research and scholarship.

We use a wide variety of assessment techniques across the degree, some of which are specifically designed to enhance the skills our students will need for the workplace. For example, mock courtroom exercises are adopted across a number of modules as is drafting a variety of legal documentation. We also film our students undertaking mock client interviews.

The different learning and teaching methods we use are designed to ensure that the programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. A wide range of methods are used including Mooting and Mediation and Legal Skills,where students performances can be filmed and analysed. We develop the digital literacy of our students; in the Skills for Legal Employment module, students are given the opportunity to engage in collaborative research supported by social bookmarking applications or to explore the use of Twitter to enhance their learning experience.

Our students also have the chance to take part in the Student Law Society Mooting Competition, which takes place in our dedicated moot room. The final of this competition is held in an actual courtroom in Glasgow before a practising judge.

We offer employability sessions within modules and bespoke sessions in conjunction with the Student Law Society. Sessions include: Winning CVs and Applications for Law Students, Obtaining a Traineeship and Impress at Interview for Law Students.