Law LLB / LLB (Hons)

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Fully accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, our friendly and open student experience is what makes us stand out from other universities.

The LLB will enable you to apply for the Diploma in Legal Practice (also known as PEAT 1), the next step on the way to becoming a qualified solicitor or advocate in Scotland.

The LLB is an excellent qualification if you wish to work in other professions, particularly those related to business and finance.

In fourth year there is a range of optional law subjects, such as Sports Law, enabling you to reflect on the function of law in a wider economic, political, international and social context.

We have a 100% satisfaction rate for our LLB (Hons) Law course (National Student Survey, 2023). 

We are a Top 20 UK university for Law (The Guardian Good University Guide 2022, 2023).

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Mode of Study:



4 years

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Course details

Our course gives you a broad foundation in the law of Scotland. In the first three years you study all the subjects specified by the Law Society of Scotland to enable you to seek qualification as a solicitor. In fourth year, there is a range of optional law subjects, and you'll also write a dissertation on a legal topic of your choice.

Contemporary legal professionals must be business-orientated. Our LLB lets you choose a number of business-related non-law modules, such as Financial Accounting or Exploring Entrepreneurship. You may also study a language.

The LLB is a full-time course. You may graduate with an LLB Ordinary degree after three years or an LLB Honours degree after four years. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures and tutorials, and also through interactive practice sessions and independent study.

This degree will improve your communication, research, problem-solving and presentational skills.

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    How you’ll be taught

    You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and through independent study.

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    Emphasis on giving legal advice and applied learning make student work place ready when they leave.

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    Work placement

    Opportunity to gain experience through assisting in our student run law clinic.

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    Study abroad

    In year 3 there is an opportunity to study abroad, and we have increasing numbers taking this option – there are 4 universities that we are partnered with, and this can be done through Turing and ISEP (US & Australia).

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Scottish Legal System
  • Criminal Law
  • Obligations 1
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law
  • Family Law
  • One option module

Year 2

  • Law of Human Rights
  • Property Law
  • European Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Obligations 2
  • One option module

Year 3

  • Business Entities
  • Law of Succession & Trusts Evidence
  • Law & Technology
  • Two options

Year 4

  • Dissertation
  • Plus optional modules



Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for Law?

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the undergraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.

Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

  • Standard Entry Requirement: AABB to include English or another literary subject* at grade B.
  • Minimum Offer Entry Requirement: BBCC to include English or another literary subject* at grade B.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

  • BBB to include English or another literary subject*.

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • H2, H2, H2, H2 at Higher Level to include English or another literary subject*

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

  • Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit).
  • A Level English or another literary subject* at grade C.

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level

  • Minimum grades DD (Distinction, Distinction).
  • A Level English or another literary subject* at grade C.

T level

  • Merit.
  • T level and an A level in English or other Literary subject may be required. Please contact to check if you meet the subject specific requirement.

*Alternative literary subjects include: Politics/Government & Politics, History, Latin, Law, Modern Studies or Philosophy.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Award of Diploma with 30 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 5 to include English or another literary subject*.


  • Pass HNC Legal Services with grade A at SCQF Level 7 in the graded unit.


  • Pass HND Legal Services with grade BB at SCQF Level 8 and grade B at SCQF Level 7 in the graded units.

*Alternative literary subjects include: Government & Politics, History, Latin, Law, Modern Studies, Philosophy, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, RMPS. ESOL can be considered at grade A.

Advanced entry is not available for this course.

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2023/24 2024/25
Scotland £1,820 £1,820
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250 £9,250
Overseas and EU £15,160 £16,680
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland will be invoiced the tuition fees for 3 years of their 4 years of study. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.
Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next. For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships
If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


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What can you do with a Law degree? 

By studying law at Edinburgh Napier University, you will acquire expertise in a wide range of Scots Law subjects, and be well on your way to gaining the necessary qualifications to become a solicitor.  Completion of the LLB (Ordinary or Honours) is stage one of qualifying as a solicitor in Scotland. Stage two is the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. The DLP is a vocationally orientated course designed to prepare you for Stage 3, a two-year traineeship with a law firm or other body employing solicitors such as a Local Authority. 
The legal profession is just one option open to you once you have your LLB. You may also want to go on to work in sectors such as business, finance and government. You will be an excellent communicator, with strong debating, analytical, writing and presentation skills. If you are a critical thinker and keen problem solver, then this might be the right course for you.

What does a government policy advisor do?

 As a government policy advisor, you will give expert advice, through analysis, to the government to allow them to make informed decisions on a range of issues. You will have excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. You will work with a range of stakeholders across different government departments and may also work with government legal advisors. 

Daily tasks and responsibilities you may carry out within this role include: 

Policy analysis
Presenting your findings
Legal analysis
Collaborating with stakeholders
Report writing

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