Review of the University of Glasgow Law School

Thinking about studying Law at Glasgow Law School? Glasgow Law School is a Russell Group University and the 40th best Law School in the world and 9th best in the UK according to the 2021 Times Higher Education University Rankings.

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Thinking about studying Law at Glasgow Law School? 

Glasgow Law School is a Russell Group University and the 40th best Law School in the world and 9th best in the UK according to the 2021 Times Higher Education University Rankings.

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Founded in 1451, it is the fourth oldest university in the UK and it is renowned for its excellent research, teaching and student experience. The City of Glasgow is also regarded as one of the world’s top student destinations due to its exciting cultural attractions, architecture, shopping and events.

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River Clyde, The City of Glasgow

Undergraduate Degrees At Glasgow Law School

At Glasgow Law School, it is possible to study either Scots Law LLB or Common Law LLB as an undergraduate.

The Scots Law LLB is suitable for students who want to practice Law in Scotland and the Common Law LLB is intended for those who want to practice Law in common Law jurisdictions such as England, Wales or the US.

Either course can be studied to Ordinary Level, which is 3 years in length, or Honours Level, which is 4 years in length. There is also an option to study abroad for the whole or part of third year. Of course, this is also reliant on securing your place and meeting the expected entry requirements for Glasgow University.

Glasgow Law School entry requirements

You should be aware of the Glasgow Uni Law entry requirements when applying. In addition to the grades and subjects mentioned below, you also need to take the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT). We have an article covering the Glasgow Law School entry requirements here

 

  SCOTS LAW LLBCOMMON LAW LLBSCOTS LAW (GRADUATE ENTRY) LLBCOMMON LAW (GRADUATE ENTRY) LLB
DegreeNoNo2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.
SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6)AAAAAA Higher or AAAA + BB Advanced Higher (AAABB S5 minimum for consideration)

Additional requirements: Higher English.
AAAAAA Higher or AAAA + BB Advanced Higher (AAABB S5 minimum for consideration)

Additional requirements: Higher English.
SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements* (by end of S6)AABBB – BBBBB

Additional requirements: Higher English. Successful completion of Reach.
AABBB – BBBBB

Additional requirements: Higher English. Successful completion of Reach.
A-level Standard Entry RequirementsA*AA

Additional requirements: A-level English or GCSE English Grade A/ 7.
A*AA

Additional requirements: A-level English or GCSE English Grade A/ 7.
IB Standard Entry Requirements38 (6,6,6 HL) – 34 (6,5,5 HL)

Additional requirements: HL English.
38 (6,6,6 HL) – 34 (6,5,5 HL)

Additional requirements: HL English.
LNATYes YesNoNo

Career prospects for Law Graduates

Glasgow Law School offers a range of opportunities to its students that are attractive to employers including internships, mooting competitions, speaker events and study placements abroad. Graduates frequently go on to have careers as Solicitors and Barristers.  

Graduates of Glasgow Law School are not limited to a career in Law. While the Law courses provide students with a detailed understanding of Law, students also develop a variety of transferable skills that are beneficial to other professions, for example: civil service, local government, journalism, banking and the police service.

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George Square, Glasgow

The Glasgow Open Justice initiative gives Law students fantastic opportunities to use their legal knowledge and skills to make a difference in society by undertaking work experience and placements. Students can also take part in the Go Justice Challenge which develops students’ analytical, research and oral written and communication skills.

Glasgow Law School Course Fees

Course fees differ between students, for example, Scottish Students, English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students, Self-funding Students and EU and International Students.

 

 
2021/22 Yearly Tuition Fees:
Scottish students£1,820 (If you meet the Student Awards Agency for Scotland then your tuition fees are paid for you)
English, Welsh and Northern Irish students £9,250 (The tuition fee for a four year degree is currently capped at £27,750 in total)
EU students£17,650+
International students£17,650+

 

The University of Glasgow also offer scholarships and funding, you can find more information here. For more information on the international fee changes for EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals, read on here

Cost of living as a Glasgow Law School Student

Glasgow University suggests that a single student needs £12,100 per year to live comfortably. This figure is based on a student living in averaged priced self-catering accommodation and includes food, entertainment, clothes, travel, personal items, entertainment, telephone/internet, books and stationery. Unexpected expenses and tuition fees are not included in this figure.

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