Law (Eng/NI)

Study the subjects you need to proceed towards practising Law in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, or in other common law jurisdictions globally

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Key Facts



LLB (Hons) Law (Eng/NI)

Degree Duration

3 years

Pathways Available

International Stage One

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Start Dates


Degree Overview

This course is recognised in common law countries that accept an English qualifying degree.

You start this course with 120 credits which lets you complete your degree in three years.
This course can be used as part of an accepted pathway into practice as a solicitor or a barrister in England and Wales. Find out more about:

the route to qualifying as a solicitor, using our guide to the Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination
the process of becoming a barrister, at the Bar Standards Board website.
Student societies
Along with your studies we encourage our students to join one of our Law societies:

The Dundee University Law Society is one of the biggest and most active societies on campus and helps build your Law network.
The Dundee International Law Society is a student-led society that arranges seminars, debates, colloquia and presentations on international law problems and prospects.
The Law Review is a publication run by students and reviewed by academics to ensure high academic standards. This is an ideal opportunity to gain legal editing and writing experience.
Our Mooting society provides training and practice in advocacy. Each year members participate in national and international competitions, including at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
The Telders International Law Moot Court Competition provides an opportunity for law students with an interest in public international law to hone their skills in front of leading experts and compete against teams from across Europe.

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If you do not meet our academic grade requirements for your chosen course, we can offer you an alternative route to begin your studies. Our international incorporated degrees will develop your subject knowledge, academic English and university level study skills

Why Study this Degree

Dundee’s 3 year LLB in English Law satisfies the academic component of training to become a barrister in England & Wales and is a recognised law degree for the purposes of admission to the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and qualification for the legal professions in Northern Ireland.

The English Law LLB provides an excellent foundation for students who wish to take the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE) or indeed to qualify as lawyers in many common law jurisdictions globally. For example, each year Dundee graduates from Canada and Nigeria return home to complete their national legal practice qualifications. We maintain strong ties to the NCA and other common law regulatory bodies to ensure that our students know what steps to take to complete their national qualifications.

Dundee graduates have also used their law degrees, and the transferable skills they have acquired, to achieve success in many other fields, including rising to the highest levels of the Diplomatic Service.

Your Pathways

The IS1 is the first year of a four year International Incorporated Bachelors. And its designed to strengthen your English language abilities and introduce core concepts and knowledge required at university study level.  Once you have successfully completed your studies you will continue the remaining stages of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

Learn more about International Stage One

University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.