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Joint LLB degrees

It is possible to combine the study of law with another named academic discipline, so that you study both subjects throughout your time at Edinburgh and develop a deep knowledge of both subjects. Such degrees provide you with the opportunity to learn about the intellectual interactions between the subjects and to combine multiple intellectual interests.

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If you decide to study a law and language degree you will study abroad in your third year at an institution which teaches in the named language of your degree programme (Spanish, German, or French), offering you the chance to have a culturally immersive experience in another country whilst also developing you legal and language skills.

Edinburgh Law School offers the following joint honours degrees. Please follow the relevant link for entry requirements and information about the degree you are interested in.

Each of these programmes is studied over four years and you will take a range of courses from both the Law School and the School in which your programme is combined.

Programme structure

To help you find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in these degree programmes we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.

Joint LLB programme structure (2024-25)

Please be aware that all option courses may be subject to change year on year. The courses listed on these and linked pages are indicative for the noted year of study. They may not be available for subsequent years due to teaching resource, availability, and demand.

Please be aware, if you wish to qualify for entry into training for the legal profession, it can be difficult to get all the subjects required by the Law Society of Scotland. Depending on the joint degree you choose, you may need to take extra courses in some years in order to meet the requirements set by the Law Society of Scotland. You should discuss your course options with your personal tutor as soon as you register in year one, to ensure that your career goals can be met by your degree programme structure.

One of the attractions of the Edinburgh LLB joint Honours degree, however, is that it is possible to revert to a 'pure' law degree at (or indeed before) the end of the first year, or sometimes even at a later date, should you decide to do so. This means that the joint Honours degree allows you to keep your options open even after you've started your degree here at Edinburgh. Depending on what courses you have taken up to the point you decide to change, you may still have to take extra courses in order to meet the requirements of the Law Society of Scotland for entry to training for the legal profession.


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