How to Apply:
- Applications for the DPLP will open on 3rd March 2023 with a closing date of 5th May 2023. .
- Students may apply to two of the six institutions but may only accept an offer from one. Any student who accepts more than one offer will have all offers withdrawn.
- Aberdeen will offer 84 places on the DPLP in 2023/2024.
- Download the DPLP application form and accompanying FAQs - please send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email this completed form to email@example.com. Please name your document using the format: “DPLP 22-23 Last Name, First Name”.
- Complete an online application and upload your transcript. (Please note we will not require a personal statement, CV, work experience, or references. Please upload a blank page in place of a personal statement)
*Please note the the information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen University graduates must have passes in the following:
- Legal System
- Criminal Law
- Foundations of Private Law
- UK Constitutional Law
- Delict and Unjustified Enrichment
- EU Institutions & Law
- The Law of Property
- Family Law
- Commercial Organisations & Insolvency
- Succession and Trusts
- Administrative Law and Civil Liberties
- Introduction to Legal Theory
- Commercial and Consumer Contracts
Less recent graduates of the University of Aberdeen, graduates of other institutions and those who have taken the Law Society of Scotland Exams as a pre-Diploma trainee, should produce evidence of passes in equivalent areas.
Admission will be based on and take consideration of:
- Overall class of undergraduate degree
- Marks obtained in the Law Society’s professional subjects at first sitting
- Overall number of subjects not achieved at undergraduate level
- Any other qualifications (undergraduate and/or postgraduate)
- Special circumstances
- Possession of a traineeship
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