The Graduate LLB is a two year undergraduate programme designed to prepare you for entry to training for the Scottish legal profession. It is the ideal foundation for further professional study in law, usually the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (known as Professional Education and Training stage 1, or PEAT 1). In accordance with the stipulations of the Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates, we will ensure you get the legal skills and knowledge you need for a future in the Scottish legal profession.
It is also an excellent grounding for many other careers, including politics, policy and government work, as it will provide you with a range of useful oratory, academic and professional skills.
Who is this programme for?
The programme is intended for those who already hold a degree level qualification and wish to obtain an undergraduate qualification in the law. For this reason, it is a very attractive conversion course for graduates from all disciplines and nationalities wishing to pursue a career in the law.
During this two-year degree students study a range of courses designed to provide them with the appropriate understanding of general legal principles, theories and techniques. Students study all the courses outlined by the Law Society of Scotland as a requirement to enter into training for the Scottish legal profession.
Most students who successfully graduate from the Graduate LLB programme go on to study the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. This is part one (PEAT1) of the training required by the Law Society of Scotland to practice law in Scotland.
The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Law School is an Internationally recognised Higher Education institution accredited to provide advanced education. Edinburgh Law School is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland to provide legal education and training suitable for entry into the Scottish Legal Profession. The School is recognised as a provider of legal education by many International Bar Associations and Law Societies, but you should check with your local association or society before pursuing a degree at Edinburgh Law School if you wish to enter the legal profession in your country of domicile.