Law (graduate entry) LLB

This is a fast-track undergraduate degree, which is only available to graduates of disciplines other than Law.

The accelerated LL.B. allows graduates in other disciplines to obtain a degree which will qualify them for entry to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and the solicitor branch of the legal profession in two years. The two-year degree is available to all applicants holding a first degree.

  • The programme is fully accredited by the Law Society of Scotland for entry into the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
  • This flexible degree offers courses that put an emphasis on developing the key skills required by employers.
  • The programme provides you with a sound general foundation for a range of careers, such as the civil service, local government, journalism, industry and commerce, international institutions, administration, banking, insurance, social work and the police service.

Programme structure

The degree requires two years of full-time study and covers all courses required for the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and the legal profession in Scotland.

Year 1

  • Obligations 1A
  • Obligations 1B
  • Introduction to legal study
  • Family law
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law and evidence

Year 2

  • Law and government
  • Jurisprudence
  • Legal profession and ethics
  • Property law
  • Commercial law
  • Business organisations
  • European Union law

There is a range of optional courses to choose from, covering topics such as

  • Roman law
  • International private law
  • Labour law
  • Forensic medicine
  • Public international law
  • Tax law.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017

Applications to Law will be considered from graduates provided they have a minimum of 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent international degree. 

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.5
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

  • ibTOEFL*: 92; no sub-test less than: Reading: 23; Listening:23; Speaking: 23; Writing: 24
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall: no sub-test less than 176
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall: no sub-test less than 176
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 64 overall; no sub-test less than 62 
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

* Please note that TOEFL is still acceptable for admission to this programme for both home/EU and international students.

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use TOEFL to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level courses. We therefore still accept TOEFL tests taken in the last two years for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

FAQs

What do I do if...

my language qualifications are below the requirements?

The University's School of Modern Languages and Cultures offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

my language qualifications are not listed here?

Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: Elaine.Shortt@glasgow.ac.uk

If you require a Tier 4 student visa, your qualification must be one of the secure English language tests accepted by UK Border Agency:

Visa requirements and proof of English language level

It is a visa requirement to provide information on your level of English based on an internationally recognised and secure English language test. All test reports must be no more than 2 years old. A list of these can be found on the UK Border Agency website. If you have never taken one of these tests before, you can get an initial idea of your level by using the Common European Framework self-assessment grid which gives you a level for each skill (e.g. listening B1/writing B2 etc.) However, please note that this is not a secure English language test and it is not sufficient evidence of your level of English for visa requirements.

For further information about English language, please see School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study.

Career prospects

If you intend to become a solicitor or advocate in Scotland you must, in addition to the LLB, complete a one-year postgraduate vocational qualification: the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. There is then a period of full-time training for two years to become a solicitor, and up to two and a half years to become an advocate. 

To qualify in England, in other member states of the EU or elsewhere, you must pass additional examinations in the appropriate legal system. Each year a number of our graduates decide to undertake the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and qualify in the English legal system.

The flexibility of the law degree at Glasgow means that the LLB degree provides a sound general foundation for a range of careers. These include the civil service, local government, journalism, industry and commerce, international institutions, administration, banking, insurance, social work and the police service.

Accreditation

This programme is fully accredited to allow entry to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and the legal profession.

Degrees and UCAS codes

When applying you will need to know the UCAS code for the subject or subject-combination that you wish to apply to:

LLB (Hons)

  • Law (fast track: graduates only): M115

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

How and when you pay tuition fees depends on where you’re from: see Tuition fees for details.

Scholarships

We offer a wide range of scholarships to our undergraduates, including both home/EU and international students. The University is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence. That’s why we’ve invested more than £1m in additional scholarship funding over the last year.

For a full list of scholarships including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please see:

How to apply

UCAS deadlines

The deadlines for applications to the LLB (graduate entry) is 15 January each year. 

The University of Glasgow does not usually accept any applications after these UCAS deadlines. It is the applicants' responsibility to ensure the accuracy of their application prior to submission, and requests from applicants to correct erroneous application content, change degree programme or change college of entry, will not be accepted after these UCAS deadlines. This policy is in place to ensure fairness and consistency to all applicants, and no exceptions will be made.

Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.

UCAS tariff points

The University does not frame its offers in terms of UCAS tariff points.

How soon will I receive a decision?

We will usually respond before the end of June. 

If your qualifications meet our requirements and we believe you could benefit from study at Glasgow, you will receive an unconditional offer once we have received any
requested documentation.

If you haven’t yet gained the necessary passes for entry to your chosen subject(s), we may look at the qualifications you are taking when you apply and make you a conditional offer.

British Sign Language

UCAS has launched seven new videos using British Sign Language, including details on how to apply and a Parents' Guide.  

Apply at www.ucas.com or through your school or college.
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.

law-enquiries@glasgow.ac.uk