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.