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Legal Studies and Philosophy
Legal Studies and Philosophy MA
Legal Studies and Philosophy MA

Legal Studies and Philosophy MA

  • ID:UOA440020
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Month:£1,275.00
  • LivingFee/Month:£1,015.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:£41.67
  • TuitionFee/Month:£1,275.00
  • LivingFee/Month:£1,015.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:£41.67
Estimated Total/program:
£111,920.16
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

  • A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

  • International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

English requirements

  • IELTS Academic

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

  • TOEFL iBT

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

  • PTE Academic

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

  • Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Course Information

Legal Studies at Aberdeen gives you the benefit of studying a range of fascinating subjects in our highly-regarded Law School, established in the year 1495, now ranked 12th in the UK out of more than 90 law schools and scoring an impressive 95% for student satisfaction.

Although you won't be accredited to enter the legal profession in Scotland (or England), you will gain valuable knowledge of legal systems and important academic qualities that are greatly valued by employers.

Among topics you can study are commercial law, Government and law, legal theory, European and international law, human rights, EU law, environmental law, criminology and criminal justice and Scottish legal history. In Philosophy, you will look deeply at questions such as: What is knowledge? What is the nature of truth? Why should we act morally? Philosophy is just as much the study of reasoning and argument as it is the application of thought to specific problems.

What makes Philosophy at Aberdeen especially attractive is the breadth of courses, the user-friendly materials you will use and the experts who will teach you, with courses including How Should One Live? Controversial Questions, and Experience, Knowledge and Reality.

The intellectual skills you will develop through this combination will include thinking critically, analysing and solving complex problems and presenting arguments in a clear, reasoned and logical manner – all attributes greatly sought by employers. Your career options will include business, journalism, management, government service, service, the police force, marketing, human resources, and teaching.

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Pathway Courses

International students who do not meet the direct entry requirements have the opportunity to complete the Undergraduate Foundation Programme at the University of Aberdeen International Study Centre. Upon successful completion you can progress to an undergraduate degree in Arts and Social Sciences with us.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

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