A degree in Law is taught via a selection of compulsory and optional courses to enhance your learning, preparing you for a future career or further study. In each year you will take courses adding up to 120 credits. Depending on the number of compulsory and optional courses offered by your degree, you can also choose other eligible courses which fit your timetable.
The Course Catalogue provides more information about the range of courses we offer. Aberdeen's curriculum can offer you further benefits to support your learning. Find out more information at The Difference.
Select a further 30 Credit points from Disciplinary Breadth, Sustained Study or Sixth Century courses.
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.
Accredited programmes are those which are recognised by external bodies. Such bodies are often in charge of registration for professionals. Completing an accredited programme may provide exemptions from some professional exams or provide membership of a professional body.
Accreditation with the Law Society of Scotland depends on successful completion of the following courses:
In addition, the following courses are required for accreditation with the Faculty of Advocates:
At the University of Aberdeen, we give you every opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop the professional and personal skills and attributes you will need to build a successful career. The high quality of our degrees combined with our strong focus on employability opens up a wide range of career options, which is demonstrated by our consistently low rate of unemployment (2% below the national average in 2010/11).
Many graduate jobs are open to students studying any subject area.
More information on career prospects in Law.