Access: Law ADED11411E

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to the academic study of Law, focusing on key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in the College of Social Sciences.


2 hours per week for 20 weeks

Semesters 1&2: Wednesdays, 16.00-18.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Four essays (each up to 1000 words) (12.5% each) 

Final 60-minute examination (50%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To put in place basic understanding and skills appropriate to Level 1 undergraduate study in the College of Social Sciences and knowledge and understanding of the academic discipline of Law.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate an analytic understanding of central concepts and theories in specific branches of Law;

■ Demonstrate an understanding of legal argument and evidential requirements;

■ Demonstrate the ability to recognise, construct and critique legal arguments and to respond in literate form to legal problems as set in essays.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.