Scots Law (graduate entry) LLB

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This is a fast-track undergraduate degree, which is available to graduates of any discipline, including Law.

The accelerated LLB provides graduates of any discipline with a pathway towards professional qualification. 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.
  • On successful completion of the LLB you will have the opportunity to combine your qualification with one of our seven specialised or general LLM (Master of Laws) degrees.
  • September start
  • Session dates
  • Scots Law (fast track: graduates only) LLB (Hons): M115 2 year degree

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.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Entry requirements

for entry in 2021

  • Minimum requirements: 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.

We do, however, welcome applicants with a wide range of experience and qualifications and are happy to discuss your individual qualifications prior to an application. Please contact Law Admissions law-ugadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk.

2021 Admissions Policy and further information about entry requirements

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

English language requirements

Important information for entry in Autumn 2020 and January 2021

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:


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 External Relations

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 & Wales, in other member states of the EU or elsewhere, you must pass additional examinations in the appropriate 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.


This programme is fully accredited to allow entry to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and the Scottish 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)

Scots Law (fast track: graduates only): M115 (2 years)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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


The University is committed to supporting students and rewarding academic excellence. That's why we've invested more than £1m in additional scholarship funding in recent years.

Beaconhouse Schools

The University of Glasgow offer a 15% discount on the first year of tuition fee to students from Beaconhouse Schools and who enrol on an undergraduate programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount does not apply to Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Dentistry programmes.

The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database

How to apply


With the exception of applicants to the LLB (Fast Track), applicants to all LLB degrees who do not already hold an undergraduate degree are required to take the Law National Aptitude test (LNAT).

The LNAT is run by a consortium of UK universities and comprises an on-screen test made up of multiple-choice questions (95 minutes) and essay questions (40 minutes). It is designed to assess verbal reasoning skills and command of written English. The test can be taken by applicants at centres throughout the UK and overseas. Information on how to sit the test, together with practice papers, can be found at lnat.ac.uk

Difficulties in taking the LNAT

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Pearson VUE which administers the LNAT on behalf of the LNAT consortium, has closed a number of its Test Centres around the World. Many of the Test Centres which remain open are operating at only 50% of normal capacity. This has made it more difficult for potential applicants to arrange to take the test.

For International applicants: If you cannot reasonably travel to a test centre to sit an LNAT test during the test availability period of 1 September 2020 to 31 July 2021, the University of Glasgow may waive this requirement. To be considered for an LNAT waiver we would ask you to complete an LNAT waiver declaration. Details of how to complete a waiver declaration will be shared with applicants to the LLB programmes.

For applicants based in the UK: The deadline for completing the LNAT has been extended until 26 February 2021 in order to ensure that you will have sufficient time to take the Test.

Application deadline

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

We do not usually accept any applications after this deadline.

It's your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of your application before submission. Requests to correct application content, change degree programme or change college of entry, will not be accepted after these deadlines. This policy is in place to ensure fairness and consistency to all applicants, and no exceptions will be made.

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