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Law and Social Anthropology LLB (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    M1L6

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    11th

    (Anthropology)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    181

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    60

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.94

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    LLB (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

This programme will teach you the general principles of law and how to apply them to specific situations and cases. You will develop analytical skills and legal research skills and learn how to present an argument clearly, accurately and persuasively. There are two facets to the study of law. Firstly, it is an academic discipline, which is studied with a view to furthering modern understanding of its origins, growth and its interaction with related disciplines such as economics, politics, sociology and history. Concepts such as the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession, and access to justice for all, are at the heart of legal study. Secondly, law has a practical aspect which is studied with a view to enabling you to become a practising solicitor or advocate. Accurate problem solving and understanding of the structures of our society, which result from the study of law, are highly valued skills. As a law student, you will learn about the formal structures of our society and the role of law in shaping society.

Social anthropology is the study of human conduct and thought. Societies around the world vary enormously socially, culturally and politically. The study of these variations, and the common humanity that underlies them, is at the heart of social anthropology. There are close links between social anthropology and sociology, human geography, development studies, history, archaeology, and philosophy.

Large group lectures are complemented by small study groups in Years 1 and 2, while classes are taught by way of round-table seminars in Years 3 and 4. All Year 1 students have access to Edinburgh's Law Peer-Assisted Learning Scheme (Law PALS) and the Mooting Society provides you with opportunities to learn and practise courtroom skills. You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams. After graduating you can progress to the legal profession in Scotland by completing the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, followed by a traineeship with a legal firm, to qualify as a solicitor. Graduates who do not choose a legal career often use their skills and experience for employment in finance, management or journalism or with international organisations such as the European Union and the United Nations.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

A*AA–ABB

Details

Required subjects: A Level: English Literature, English Language or combined English at grade B. Note: English Language and English Literature GCSE both at grade A or 7 are accepted in place of A Level English.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

Address

Central area campus

George Square

Edinburgh

EH8 9JZ

UNITED KINGDOM