Law and Spanish Law at Aberdeen gives you all the benefits of our trademark breadth, depth, choice and quality at Aberdeen Law School – ranked 12th out of 90 in the UK, in the top five for graduate prospects and with 95% student satisfaction. You will have the added advantage of studying the Spanish legal system, including spending a year of this 5-year course abroad.
Law at Aberdeen looks at the historical, social, political and economic forces that influence our legal systems and govern our societies. You will learn to think like a lawyer rather than just 'learn' law. A major factor in our quality is the calibre and enthusiasm of our staff, testing your mental agility with complex, realistic legal scenarios as you get to grips with criminal, public and private law, legal systems, contracts, human rights and explore family law, the law of property and legal aspects of the EU. You will also have lots of opportunity to hone your developing legal skills in student-led initiatives such as mock legal debating, our highly active Law Society, the students’ journal in which your work may be published and our community law clinic – the Aberdeen Law Project.
As with all our combined programmes, you will gain a thorough grounding in Scots Law to gain the LLB. To this, you will add courses in Spanish language throughout your degree and spend the whole of year three studying through the Erasmus Exchange Programme at the University of Deusto or Seville in Spain. Should you choose to practice law, you will have a wide variety of career options within the law itself. However, more than a third of Aberdeen law graduates now choose to use their law degree as a passport for entry into a wide range of careers including business - for which you will have a strong international advantage - media, finance and banking, teaching, governmental bodies and departments and the police force.
About this institute
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...
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