48 months
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20400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The Common Law programme of the University of Glasgow is designed for students who plan to practise law in common law jurisdictions in countries such as England and Wales, Northern Ireland, Canada and India. It is not suitable for those who may wish to enter the legal profession in Scotland. The Common Law curriculum offers intellectual depth and has a range of flexible options.

Overview

Why study Common Law?

  • The programme is a foundational training in law and satisfies the Bar Standard Board requirements for the academic stage of legal training. It is not an approved pathway to legal practice in Scotland.
  • The programme is particularly suitable for students coming from Common law countries such as Canada, and it is a recognised degree in jurisdictions such as India and Northern Ireland.
  • The flexible Common Law programme of the University of Glasgow 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 specialised or general LLM (Master of Laws) degrees.

Career Prospects

The flexibility of the LLB (Common law) at Glasgow, together with the emphasis on developing the key skills required by employers and the opportunities available to study abroad and to take part in placement opportunities, means that the 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.

For those seeking to work as a lawyer in England and Wales, the LLB (Common law) will provide an invaluable foundation in the academic study of law.

If you intend to become a barrister in England and Wales, the LLB (Common Law) satisfies the Bar Standards Board requirements regarding the academic component of training based on a law degree. After completing our degree, you would then undertake the ‘vocational stage’ of training, which requires completion of a postgraduate Bar course. The final step in qualifying as a barrister involves a period of full-time training for one year (‘pupillage’).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Common law system and method
  • Constitutional law
  • Law of Tort
  • Criminal law of England and Wales
  • Law of Contract
  • European Union law

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 26 January: all other UK/EU applicants (unless otherwise stated on the UCAS website)

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6)

  • AAAAAA Higher or AAAA + BB Advanced Higher (AAABB S5 minimum for consideration)
  • Additional requirements: Higher English. LNAT
SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements (by end of S5 or S6)
  • MD20 – ABBBB (also other target groups)
  • MD40 – AAABB*
  • Additional requirements: Higher English. LNAT. Successful completion of Reach.
A-level Standard Entry Requirements
  • AAA
  • Additional requirements: A-level English or GCSE English Grade A/ 7. LNAT
IB Standard Entry Requirements
  • 38 (6,6,6 HL) – 34 (6,5,5 HL)
  • Additional requirements: HL English. LNAT

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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