Postgraduate Taught

January 2022

School Orientation

The timetable for the School of Law postgraduate orientation is available here.

Key Contacts

Dr Susan Stokeld: Director of Education

Email: susan.stokeld@abdn.ac.uk

 

Dr Irene Couzigou : PGT programmes coordinator

Email: irene.couzigou@abdn.ac.uk

 

Katie Ingram: School Administration Assistant (Taught Postgraduate Programmes) 
Email: law-pg-support@abdn.ac.uk 

 

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen near the start of term. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

 

Assessment

There will be no LLM on campus examinations in the 2021/22 academic year. Alternative ways to assess learning will be provided throughout each course. These may include essays, presentations, contribution to discussion boards and timed assessments online. It will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details will be provided on MyAberdeen.

Skills, mentoring and networking

The learning experience at the School of Law focuses on developing key skills throughout the LLM. Legal research, argument and writing is taught and developed throughout each programme.  All LLM courses will enable you to build and develop core skills. The University Law Mentoring Programme is available to LLM students, providing 6 months of specific legal career advice and guidance. The Law School supports student led initiatives including student events, mooting and networking (online and on campus as guidelines permit). For students on the Professional Skills stream, a simulated practical workplace environment builds professional knowledge and skills in specific LLM programmes.

Undergraduate

September 2021

Key Contacts

Dr Susan Stokeld: Director of Education

Email: susan.stokeld@abdn.ac.uk

 

Dr Justin Borg Barthet: LLB Coordinator

Email: jborgbarthet@abdn.ac.uk

 

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later in the summer. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

There will be no on campus examinations in the 2021/22 academic year. Alternative ways to assess learning will be provided throughout each course. We have adjusted our examination methods with the agreement of relevant professional bodies, such as the Scottish Law Society. We will use alternative ways to assess your learning throughout the term. These may include essays, and timed multiple-choice tests and written assessments. This will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details in every course guide at the start of term.

Skills, mentoring and networking

The learning experience at the School of Law focuses on developing key skills throughout your degree. From advocacy to reform-focused argument, each course will enable you to build and develop core skills. The School will also provide opportunities for you to engage with the legal profession through our virtual Law Careers Fair on 4th October 2021 , as well as through our Law mentoring programme.

The School continues to support various student-led initiatives. These may include virtual courts through the Mooting Society, a pro bono law clinic through Casus Omissus, report-writing through Lawyers Without Borders, compiling an academic journal through the AU Law Review, as well as a variety of learning and networking experiences offered by the AU Law Society, Aberdeen Student Parliament, European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), the Law Reform Society, and a range of societies which focus on specific areas of law.

Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

September 2021

Key Contacts

Ms Jean Wilke: Director DPLP Programme

Email: jean.wilke@abdn.ac.uk

 

Dr Susan Stokeld: Director of Education

Email:susan.stokeld@abdn.ac.uk

 

Ms Shannon Strinati: School Administration Assistant (DPLP)

Email: shannon.strinati@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

Assessment

There will be no DPLP on campus examinations. Alternative ways to assess learning will be provided throughout each course. It will vary from course to course, and specific details will be provided.

Skills, mentoring and networking

The School will also provide opportunities for you to engage with the legal profession through our virtual Law Careers Fair on 4th October 2021, as well as through our Law specific mentoring programme.

External visits and presentations from the profession are a core part of the programme and will continue either on campus or online. 

Postgraduate Research

As well as being a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Law you are also part of a wider PGR community through the Postgraduate Research School.

Key Contacts

Professor Roy Partain: Director: Post Graduate Research
Email: roy.partain@abdn.ac.uk 

Dr Susan Stokeld: Director of Education
Email: susan.stokeld@abdn.ac.uk

Natalie Murray: School Administrator (Postgraduate Support and Development)
Email: 
natalie.murray@abdn.ac.uk

Orientation

Student Orientation - kick start your uni journey

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus to start your research journey with us. As a Postgraduate Research student you will have the opportunity to attend a University wide induction in addition to your school induction.

The University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to take you through all of the essential information you will need for your student life. You can get started now by working through the interactive modules.

There are a series of modules that you can work through before you arrive. Once you have registered you can access the remaining modules and complete your mandatory training programme through your bespoke PGR training platform on our virtual learning environment.

There will be a school welcome event for Postgraduate Research students. This will provide an opportunity to meet Postgraduate coordinators and PhD supervisors. There will also be time to answer any questions you may have. Further details regarding the welcome event will follow in due course.

Blended Learning

Our PhD in Law Programme remains fully functional and operational. Our is now and we are working hard to keep everyone safe. We remain in active contact with our students and we continue to hold training and social activities. As Scottish Government restrictions ease, more campus services and student activities will resume.

As a PGR student you may have the opportunity to audit taught LLM  courses to augment your research training. Please discuss this with your supervisor and check out the postgraduate taught pages above.

The PGR School also offers a comprehensive training programme to support your research journey.

Skills, mentoring and networking

In 2021/22 our PhD programme will remain 100% active. We will be offering training programmes for all first, second and third-year PhD students. We are training our PhD advisers to work with new technologies to enable our programme to remain highly functional and resilient.

All of our PhD students, both on campus and online will continue to be fully supported and part of our global research programmes.

Timelines and Milestones

The PGR School training and development programme offers academic, professional, and personal development through a number of training workshops, resources and opportunities, all intended to support the PGR community at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more here.