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  • Objectives
    The main objectives of the Accelerated Graduate LLB programme are to: Develop fundamental in-depth knowledge and understanding of: * the principles, concepts, values, substantive rules and development of the Scottish legal system and core areas of Scots law. * the wider context within which the Scottish legal system operates. * the main institutions and procedures of the Scottish legal system. Develop intellectual rigour, independence of mind, critical thought and legal problem solving and research skills to a highly advanced level, as well as more general transferable intellectual skills which are of value in the practice of law and a wide range of careers. Provide the in-depth knowledge, understanding and independent research skills needed to progress to further studies in law, or in multi-disciplinary areas involving law. Provide you with self-confidence, knowledge, understanding and skills that will provide added benefit to you as an individual, to the legal profession and to society as a whole.
  • Entry requirements
    Entrance Requirements A second class Honours degree or above or a good General degree.
  • Academic Title
    Law (Accelerated Graduate LLB)
  • Course description
    Structure and Content

    The Accelerated Graduate LLB programme is a two-year degree, with two semesters in each year. It requires a pass in 16 full modules, with four modules being taken in each semester. The standard programme is as detailed below. All of the listed modules must be completed.

    In Semester One you will take:

    Public Law & Legal System 1
        Property Law

    In Semester Two you will take:
        Public Law & Legal System 2
        Family Law
        Criminal Law
        Trusts & Succession

    In Semester Three you will take:
        European Community Law
        Commercial Law 1
        Revenue Law

    In Semester Four you will take:
        Commercial Law 2
        Advanced Law modules of choice*

    *These modules are selected from the list of available Advanced level Law modules.

    There are three hours of lectures/seminars per week for each module (i.e. 12 hours per week during semester), with significant additional private study required.

    Delivery and Assessment

    Teaching is delivered via a combination of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by class tests, essays, student presentations and final examinations which take place at the end of each semester. The coursework assessment methods and format of final examinations vary according to the specific requirements of each module. Every effort is made to develop written and other transferable key skills in the delivery of teaching and the design of assessments.

    Career Opportunities

    On completion of the degree, graduates wishing to become lawyers can apply for entry to one of the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice courses. This is the next stage in the process of qualifying as a solicitor in Scotland. LLB graduates are also very well placed to pursue careers outside the legal profession.

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