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Law and English Law with European Legal Studies at Aberdeen is a brilliant combination which builds on the strong reputation of our highly-ranked Aberdeen Law School plus the bonus of gaining all the necessary subjects to pursue your career in Scotland OR in England and Wales. You’ll also have the further career advantage of spending a full year of your five-year programme abroad studying in-depth the legal systems of Europe. Our Law school is ranked 12th in the UK out of more than 90 law schools and in the top five for graduate prospects.

Law at Aberdeen looks at the historical, social, political and economic forces that influence our legal systems and govern our societies. You’ll 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’ll also have opportunities to hone your skills in student-led initiatives such as mock legal debating, our Law Society, students’ journal, and our community law clinic – the Aberdeen Law Project. As with all the other combined programmes, you’ll cover the required content of Scots and English Law to gain the LLB. You’ll also spend all your third year through the the Erasmus Exchange Programme at either Aarhus, Deusto, Helsinki, Leuven or Maastricht universities, or the Vienna University of Economics and Business, studying European legal systems with courses taught in English.

Should you choose to practise law, your skills and experience will give you brilliant opportunities including internationally. 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 requiring these skills, including business, media, finance and banking, teaching, governmental bodies and departments, and the police force.

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University of Aberdeen

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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