The part time LLB is accredited by the Law Society Scotland. Delievered at evenings and weekends, it's the ideal choice for those wishing to study law whilst maintaining their existing work and family commitments.
The part-time LLB is open to people wishing to enter university for the first time after a period out of formal education (adult returners) and to those who already hold a degree in another discipline (graduate entrants).
At the end of the period of study, students graduate with a qualifying ordinary degree in Scots Law, recognised by the Law Society of Scotland as a necessary precondition for entry into the Scottish legal profession. Opportunities exist for further honours level study, and to progress to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
Part-time students at Strathclyde benefit from being taught by expert academic staff in small groups in a friendly and supportive environment. Part-time students have access to the same excellent library and other university facilities as full-time students, and can take advantage of extra-curricular opportunities, such as Strathclyde’s award-winning Law Clinic and our mooting programme.
The LLB has an obvious appeal to anyone wishing to develop a career in the legal profession, but a law degree is seen as an equally attractive option for a variety of individuals and employers in spheres as diverse as teaching, public sectors, housing, administration, social and welfare services as well as commerce and industry generally.
The LLB degree is therefore both an academic discipline worthy of study in its own right, and a qualification paving the way for entry to the Scottish legal profession.
The Educational Route to Enter the Legal Profession:
After completion of an LLB, it is necessary to complete the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. Places on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice are limited and are awarded by reference to academic performance.
After completion of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, intending solicitors need to undertake a two year traineeship in a law firm. Applications are made directly to law firms and there is increasing competition for traineeship places each year.
Graduates wishing to join the Scottish Bar, as an advocate, have to do a one year Bar traineeship in a solicitors firm, following by nine months ‘devilling’ with an existing advocate.
For further information about careers as a solicitor or an advocate, please visit the following websites:
Please also note that gaining an LLB does not guarantee a career as a solicitor or advocate. The LLB is a well-respected degree and considered to be a solid foundation for a number of different career paths.
Information Sessions for the Part-Time LLB and Full-Time Graduate Entry degrees will take place on Wednesday 14 May 2014. Please register here if you wish to attend one of these sessions.
Presentations from the Information Evening are available here:
Taking on a part-time LLB was a huge decision for me, but one I have never regretted. The course has been stimulating and the flexibility of undertaking it on a part-time basis has allowed me to fit it around my work and family commitments. A particular highlight for me is being a member of the Law Clinic as I am gaining practical experience as well as being able to give advice and help to others. I have found it very satisfying and it helps to motivate me.
Lesley Finlayson, Part-Time LLB Graduate Entrant