Criminology is the study of crime, law and social justice. This program provides a good understanding of crime, its causes, its impact and the effectiveness of crime prevention measures. This new multidisciplinary degree combines dedicated criminology courses from the Faculty of Law, the School of Social Sciences and the School of Psychology. One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Preferential access is granted to students for whom this course is mandatory. For more information about this process, see the FAQ. Law at Aberdeen offers a wide range of courses and flexibility that allows you to study a programme that suits your personal interests and career intentions. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the subject by studying topics such as criminal law, fundamental principles of private law, legal system, contract law, property law, international law, alternative dispute resolution, Scottish legal history and US constitutional law. Choose an additional 15 credits from the courses of your choice. Law at Aberdeen offers you a unique experience of breadth, depth, choice and quality, with courses accredited by the Law Society of Scotland and the Society of Advocates. You can add options in English law, a modern European language or legal system, or other options to advance your career. Aberdeen Law School ranks 5th in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022).

In addition to the exam fees themselves, there may be significant costs associated with attending a special SQE preparation course. Although it is still an emerging market, SQE preparation courses currently offered by external providers range from £7,500 (for online courses) to £11,000+ (for courses offered on campus). The course analyzes how international law governs the use of armed force between states. The course will first examine the basic principle of the prohibition of the use of force between States. It will then examine current exceptions to this principle and how States seek to justify the use of force. It examines recent means of violence at the international level, in particular in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Ukraine. This is an honours-level elective course for students interested in how companies finance their business activities and is suitable for students who wish to specialise in financial or corporate law. The course explores the law of financing companies of all sizes, from small and medium-sized enterprises to the largest public enterprises. Various forms of debt and equity financing are envisaged, including equity and equity market fundraising, unsecured borrowing, securitization and secured financing. The LLB requires three years, during which students must perform satisfactorily in a wide range of legal subjects. The LLB program does not assume that a student necessarily wants to enter the legal profession. However, students have the option of including in their curriculum courses that allow for full exemption from the professional examinations of the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates.

The Aberdeen Legal Department is internationally recognised for its research on this subject. As a law student, you`ll have access to five active research centers, including the Center for Energy Law, the Center for Commercial Law, and the Center for Private International Law. When you study law in Aberdeen, you are part of a unique group of students who have studied at an internationally recognised university at the forefront of legal research. This course, taught in half-sessions by final year students and available only to these students, allows you to write a 10,000-word piece on an aspect of law that you choose with the help of a consultant. Once your topic and outline are approved by law school, work independently and submit the thesis just before the Easter break. Topics include an overview of orientation, equality and diversity, health, safety and cybersecurity, and how to make the most of your time at university in terms of career and employability. Our law degree with English law is taught through a selection of courses designed to enhance your learning and prepare you for a future career or further study. A key element of this degree is the choice it offers you regarding your future decisions regarding the legal profession. While no longer a formal requirement to qualify as a lawyer, our law degree with English law will cover most of the relevant topics and skills to be tested in the SQE. It can then be supplemented by participation in a dedicated SQE preparation course, either at the University of Aberdeen (a potential offer to this effect is currently being studied) or by an external provider (the SRA maintains a list of external providers).

The law degree with English law will also give you a qualification in Scots law if you wish to practise as a solicitor in Scotland.