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Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Honours with Criminology – 2023 entry

Duration of programme: 4 years

Award on successful completion: Bachelor of Laws (Honours) with Criminology

Accreditation: The Law Society of Scotland; The Faculty of Advocates

Location of delivery: Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee

Composition of the programme: 120 SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits in each academic year, delivered in modules of 20 credits each, with 3 modules taken in term 1, and 3 in term 2 each year. In years 3 and 4, modules in Criminology are taken along with accredited Law modules. A 40 credit independent dissertation is included in the final year. There also is the opportunity to undertake a work placement in the final year.

Contact hours and workload: Each academic year typically requires 1200 hours of student effort; on average across the 4 years of this programme, 24% of that time is in lectures, seminars and similar activities; the remainder is independent study.

Assessment methods: A variety of assessment methods are used, which include exams, class tests, coursework, presentations, mooting, and a range of practical oral and written assessments which develop students’ ability to present sophisticated arguments and complex information. Examinations or class tests feature in the majority of accredited subjects in Years 1-3.

Academic staff: This programme is delivered by staff in the Divisions of Law and Sociology in the School of Business, Law and Social Sciences. Staff profiles can be viewed at https://www.abertay.ac.uk/staff-search

Core modules in the programme:

  • Business Organisations
  • Business Transactions
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Law of Delict
  • Law of Evidence
  • Law of Succession
  • Legal Systems & Method
  • Property Law
  • Public Law
  • EU Law

Other modules that may be offered, but are subject to change over time:

  • Policing and Criminal Justice in the 21st Century
  • Introduction to Policing
  • Legal Philosophy and Human Rights
  • Penal Institutions
  • Criminological Theories
  • EU Security, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Cultural Criminology
  • Human rights
  • Policing Communities
  • Zemiology, Harm & Power
  • Green Crime and Environmental Harm
  • Work Placement

Developments in the discipline: The LLB degree is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland who may, from time to time, review core content of this degree. The core modules listed above comply with the current requirements (October 2022) of these professional bodies. The Faculty of Advocates also accredits core modules but will require entrants to pass further subjects when seeking admittance to Faculty. Current requirements (October 2022) are shown here http://www.advocates.org.uk/media/2363/regulations-as-to-intrants.pdf and may be subject to change.

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