Third Year

‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌The information on these pages sets out a few matters which you should take into account when preparing for the third year of the Common Law LLB degree. 

Please follow the instructions on the Registry's website to register: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/registry/registration/

Whether you are completing the Ordinary degree or entering honours study, you must include at least 60 credits of level 3 courses in your third year curriculum.

Please refer to the Level 3 Timetable 2021-22 for further information and an overview of Level 3 courses. 

Students going abroad

Covid 19: please be aware that the University’s policy on assessment of risk for students intending to study abroad at partner universities applies at the present time.

The School of Law Study Abroad Guide should be consulted closely. 

If you are studying abroad, it is important that you remember to have your curriculum approved by the International Office. 

Any subsequent changes to this that take place must also be approved. It is your responsibility to ensure that you take a sufficient number of courses whilst studying abroad.  It is important also to remember to register using the MyCampus system as a University of Glasgow student.

It will be necessary for you to submit dissertation topics for fourth year early in Semester 2 - information about this will appear on the web forum so you must ensure that you check this and your e-mails regularly and submit your proposed topics in time.

Please bear in mind that for most Honours students, the equivalent of 60 credits taken abroad will count for the purposes of Honours classification. 

Students taking a joint degree normally study abroad for semester two only. It is generally recommended that a junior Honours course is taken in semester one for students who are going abroad, however that is something you should discuss with your Adviser of Studies. Note that study abroad is something that needs the approval both of the International Officer in Law and in the joint subject. 


Students remaining in Glasgow

Single Honours students

This year, 60 credits at Level 3 courses will count towards your final honours classification. You must, therefore, choose at least two Level 3 law courses.  You will already have applied for these courses through the School of Law.  You should enrol in courses at Levels 1 and 2 via MyCampus in the usual way.

In terms of optional Level 1 courses this year, you might consider taking a course or courses which are pre-requisites for Level 4 courses. For example, Public International Law and Roman Law of Property and Obligations are pre-requisite courses for certain honours modules. Other options this year include Level 2 courses in Business Organisations and Environmental Law.

It is also worth considering taking a Law placement for 10 credits. It is permissible to take 130 credits in Year 3, but you should discuss this with your Adviser of Studies.

Ordinary degree students

In order to graduate at the end of this session you must achieve a grade point average of at least 9 and accumulate 360 credits in total, with at least 280 at grade D3 or better.

If you have not already done so, you must gain a D3 or better in all of the compulsory LLB courses.  You must include at least 60 credits at level 3 in your curriculum.  You will already have applied for level 3 courses and they will be automatically enrolled on MyCampus. Any student that is considering graduating with the Ordinary degree, instead of the Honours degree, should discuss this in detail with the Adviser of Studies.  

LLB with Joint Honours

You must include one level 3 Law course (30 credits) in your curriculum. In addition, you will normally need to take two courses (normally, 40 credits in total, but check your MyCampus plan) in the other subject. Courses at level 3 count towards the final honours classification of your degree. You must ensure by the end of year 3 that you have completed 360 credits in total including at least 70 credits at level 3. This means that you should also take level 1 or level 2 options to complete your curriculum.

The procedure for allocating courses is not identical in every subject area and our practice in the School of Law may not be the same as that in the joint subject which you are studying. Therefore you must look at the online advice offered by the joint subject area to make sure you understand their process of entry to individual honours courses.

Joint subject – Junior Honours courses

It is normal to take 40 credits of junior honours courses in the joint subject, depending on the credit weighting of the options available in those subjects. Ignore any generic advice given to you that you require to take 120 credits of honours in year 3. This applies to MA students but does not apply to LLB students and you should not take more than 40 credits of honours in the joint subject in Year 3.

You must check the online information for the Joint Subject area.  You may be disadvantaged if you do not apply quickly for Honours courses in your Joint Subject.

Note that if you are studying abroad and taking a joint honours degree, courses representing topics taken abroad may not appear on your Mycampus record until after you return.

Calculating Honours classifications

The method for calculating the final Honours classification is set out in the University Code of Assessment.


Law with a language

Covid 19: please be aware that the University’s policy on assessment of risk for students intending to study abroad at partner universities applies at the present time.

The School of Law Study Abroad Guide should be consulted closely. 

It is important that before going abroad, you remember to have your curriculum approved by the International Office. Any subsequent changes to this that take place must also be approved. It is your responsibility to ensure that you take a sufficient number of courses whilst studying abroad.

It will be necessary for you to submit dissertation topics for fourth year early in Semester 2. You must ensure that you submit your proposed topics in time.

Please bear in mind that for most Honours students, except some joint degree students, the equivalent of 60 credits taken abroad will count for the purposes of Honours classification.