Law with options in Gaelic language at Aberdeen gives you all the benefits of our trademark 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 – with the added advantage of knowledge of Scotland’s oldest living language, bringing special advantage to career options in Scotland, including government service and media.
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. You will also explore family law, the law of property, and legal aspects of the EU.
Throughout your programme, you will study courses in Gaelic language, whether you are a native speaker or a complete beginner and add this useful skill to your growing competence in law. 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.
Should you choose to practice law, you will have a wide variety of career options within legal professions. 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, media, finance and banking, teaching, governmental bodies and departments and the police force. Opportunities for graduates fluent in Scottish Gaelic are very good, including teaching, Gaelic development, arts management, and librarianship and the commitment in Scotland to Gaelic broadcasting means increasing demand for Gaelic speakers graduates to work in the media.
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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