Legal Studies

Legal Studies


Legal Studies is a Joint degree which allows students to combine Legal Studies with a wide range of other subjects and is an attractive degree for students who wish to combine the study of the law with another subject.

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We offer a range of Legal Studies degrees which you can read more about below.

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Pathway Programmes

The University of Aberdeen International Study Centre offers preparation programmes for progression to undergraduate degree study at the university.

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Law is concerned with the legal rules by which society is regulated, and the legal system(s) in which these rules operate. It is often seen as a purely vocational subject for those who wish to become lawyers, but law is interesting in its own right: a society’s laws and legal system are a product of historical, social, political and economic forces and, accordingly, the study of law gives an insight in to the nature of society itself. The study of law also fosters important academic qualities including clear, careful and independent thought. Taking Legal Studies at Aberdeen allows you to study a range of law subjects alongside students taking the LLB (Honours) degree. Note that the MA in Legal Studies does not qualify students to enter the legal profession in Scotland (or England).

  • Study at a Law School ranked 5th in the UK for Overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022)
  • Excellent academic reputation
  • Wide choice of Law options
  • Over 50 Honours options
  • Student-led Law Clinic
  • Student Law Review
  • Opportunities to study in continental Europe

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