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