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University of Aberdeen: School of Law

University of Aberdeen
School of Law






The University of Aberdeen is ranked in the Top 20 UK Universities by the Complete University Guide 2021. 

Law was been taught at the University of Aberdeen when it was founded in 1495. Today, the school is ranked 6 in the UK for law (Complete University Guide 2021), and we are joint 5th for law graduate prospects (CUG 2021).   

We teach a broad cohort of around 1000 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students representing 40 nationalities.  The University has a student population of around 15,000 and a large international community of students drawn from 130 different countries. Our staff have a broad range of research interests, reflected by our five specialist law centres; Centre for Commercial Law, Centre for Constitutional and Public International Law, Centre for Energy Law, Centre for Private International Law and Centre for Scots Law.

The Law School has its own dedicated library housing 55,000 volumes and providing access to all the main law journals and legal databases.

The School offers 24 specialist taught LLM degrees across five legal themes: Commercial law, Energy & the Environment, International Law, Human Rights & Criminal Justice, and Intellectual Property Law. A number of our taught LLM programmes have 2 options – with Professional Skills, providing indispensable work-ready competencies or with Dissertation, providing specific research and study.  We currently offer three online programmes LLM Oil and Gas Law,  LLM Dispute Resolution and LLM International Trade Law. We also offer an LLM research and an Accelerated LLB  for well-qualified graduates wishing to gain an additional degree in law. Our Accelerated LLB Law with English Law provides students with the necessary subjects to proceed to the next stage of academic training in all four jurisdictions of the UK. 

On campus Programmes
(1 year full time, 2 year part time, all September starts, most with January start options)

Corporate Finance and Law
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice and Human Rights
Energy, Economics and Law
Energy Law with Dissertation
Energy Law with Professional Skills
Energy and Environmental Law with Dissertation
Energy and Environmental Law with Professional Skills
General Law
Human Rights & Criminal Justice
Intellectual Property Law with Dissertation
Intellectual Property Law with Professional Skills
International Commercial Law with Dissertation
International Commercial Law with Professional Skills
International Human Rights
International Law
International Law and International Relations
International Law, Security and Strategic Studies
International Trade Law
International Trade Law and Treaty Negotiations with Professional Skills
Natural Resources Law
Oil and Gas Law with Dissertation
Oil and Gas Law with Professional Skills
Public International Law
Our LLMS at a glance

Online programmes
(1 year full time, flexible part time options)

LLM Dispute Resolution
LLM International Trade Law (with Dissertation or Professional Skills)
LLM Oil and Gas Law (with Dissertation or Professional Skills)

We also offer a range of online short courses

Research programmes
Research by LLM and PHD

Situated at the heart of the historic King’s College Campus, close to the centre of Aberdeen.  The city has a long history of international trade, and was more recently established as the Energy Capital of Europe. Aberdeen has a rich local cultural heritage, offering easy access to the beautiful and varied landscape of the North East of Scotland. In 2021 Aberdeen retained its Purple Flag accreditation for the eighth year in a row, in recognition of the management of the city’s night-time economy and the safety and wellbeing of residents and visitors. Aberdeen was the first city in Scotland to be awarded the accreditation in 2014.

The University of Aberdeen offers the Aberdeen Global Scholarship, a £2,000 tuition fee discount open to eligible self-funded international Masters students registering for on-campus study.  The Law School offers some scholarships, including LLM Merit Scholarship, CB Davidson Fund and the Vikram Reddy Memorial Scholarship.

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School of Law
University of Aberdeen
Taylor Building
Dunbar Street
AB24 3UB
+44 (0)1224 274260

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