BA in Law

General

Program Description

Overview

At the University of Stirling, our innovative Law courses give you an opportunity to study a range of subjects that reflect the importance of law in every area of society. We offer two BA (Hons) courses – in Law and Business Law – which can kick-start a career in the modern legal market, such as legal analyst roles or a host of business settings.

Throughout your course, you’ll be taught by leading academics who helped write the textbooks you’re studying. At Stirling, their expertise comes to you first-hand, and you’ll be part of a close-knit legal department dedicated to providing a rich, enjoyable student experience. From Contract and Criminal Law to International Human Rights, you’ll gain a firm grounding in essential subjects and enjoy the freedom to specialise in areas that interest you most. You can also broaden your career possibilities by combining Law with one of 11 other complementary courses that include Accountancy, Marketing and modern languages.

In addition, we make sure you graduate with the communication, organisational and personal skills prospective employers are looking for – qualities that you can refine further by spending a semester studying abroad or undertaking a work placement. Our graduates are working as everything from trainee solicitors to business development managers, highlighting the diverse opportunities a BA in Law from the University of Stirling opens up.

Top reasons to study with us

#1 93% of our Law students say they’re satisfied with their course (NSS 2017)

#2 Over 96% of University of Stirling students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA DLHE 2017)

#3 Specialise in the areas of Law that interest you most and combine your course with one of 11 other subjects

Course details

BA (Hons) Law

This degree provides a broad university education in law in a wide range of areas, such as crime, the family, business, the media, and government.

You may pursue a Bachelor's degree, General degree or Honours degree in Law.

Semesters 1–3

You are introduced to the fundamentals of law.

Semesters 4–8

You will select advanced modules from a range of specialist legal topics. These are shared with the BA Business Law.

BA (Hons) Business Law

This degree is particularly suited to students who are seeking a university education in law and who wish to pursue a career in business.

You may pursue a Bachelor's degree, General degree or Honours degree in Business Law.

Semesters 1–3

You are introduced to the fundamentals of Business Law.

Semesters 4–8

You will select advanced modules from a range of specialist legal topics.

Teaching

Teaching is delivered via lectures and seminars. You’ll also undertake independent research supervised by a member of staff, presenting a dissertation on a legal topic of your own choice in your final year.

Assessment

Teaching is delivered via lectures and seminars. You will undertake independent research supervised by a member of staff, presenting a substantial dissertation on a legal topic of your own choice in your final year.

Work placement opportunities

Our BA Law degree programmes give you the opportunity to perform an elective work placement module in Year 3. You’ll gain frontline experience within a busy law practice or law-related organisation – putting your studies into practice, and picking up valuable insights into the working world. It’s an opportunity that can boost your employability after graduation, with prospective recruiters looking for evidence you have the real-world skills they need.

Study abroad

As a University of Stirling student, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and study abroad through our well-established connections with several international universities.

Find out more about studying abroad.

Contact

Lorraine Wilson

l.l.k.wilson@stir.ac.uk

Fees - 2018/2019

  • Overseas students (non-EU): £12,140
  • Scottish and EU students: £1,820
  • Students from the rest of the UK: £9,250
Last updated Nov 2018

About the School

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