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.