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LLB Bachelor of Laws

 

If you would like to pursue a career as a professional solicitor the Bachelor of Laws LLB is the main route of entry to the profession. You will develop your legal knowledge and skills through the study of core areas of private, public, criminal and commercial law.

The main aim of the programme, which is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, is to provide you with knowledge and understanding of the legal system and law of Scotland. You will benefit from small classes, excellent access to staff support and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through our GCU Law Clinic whilst helping the local community.

Many graduates go on to take the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (PEAT1), which is the next stage for those who wish to qualify as a solicitor.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 4 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

Career Opportunities

Previous GCU LLB graduates have secured employment as solicitors in a wide range of law firms, including the largest and best-known firms in Scotland such as Brodies LLP, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, Digby Brown LLP and Thompsons. Others practice as solicitors in local government and in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Some GCU LLB graduates have gone on to practice as Scottish qualified solicitors elsewhere in Europe, working within private firms and within the public sector.

Job destinations also include management and compliance roles within the banking and insurance sectors including Clydesdale Bank and Morgan Stanley, investigatory and enforcement roles within regulatory bodies including the Financial Conduct Authority, Police Scotland and Trading Standards, and other roles within organisations as diverse as Empire HR Ltd and Citizens Advice Scotland.

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Studying law at GCU was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The team are enthusiastically committed to teaching the next generation of lawyers and sparked my passion for this discipline.

Ross Murdoch Solicitor,

Financial Conduct Authority and winner of the Robin Cosgrove Global Prize for Ethics in Finance, LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws graduate

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Legal Systems and Study

  • Criminal Law and Evidence

  • Public Law, Scots Law: Human Rights

  • The State and Accountability

  • Obligations

  • Trusts

  • Succession and Family Law

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