University launches Scotland’s first Online LLB

The Department of Law at Robert Gordon University's Aberdeen Business School will launch the first Online LLB in Scotland next year.

Derek AuchieThe degree, which was recently accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, will run from September 2011 and applications are now being accepted from graduates, or those with extensive relevant work experience, from a wide range of disciplines.

The course is structured around an interactive learning platform, and students will also interact with each other and their expert tutors on a regular basis, using some of the most up-to-date educational technology.

An LLB can be obtained over 2, 3 or 4 years (3 years minimum for 2011 starts), and students will benefit from a flexible structure, where they can  accelerate or decelerate the learning process by changing mode to suit changes in their personal or work environments.

On-campus optional tuition sessions will also be offered each semester, in order to enhance the learning experience.

Derek Auchie, Senior Lecturer in Law and Online LLB Course Leader comments: "This is a very exciting development for the University, and we aim to make this a premium online course. The key is that students should regularly interact online and in addition submit coursework and take examinations in the same way as the regular attendance-based LLB programme.

"A range of steps will be taken to simulate the classroom environment online. Another key aspect of the course is its flexibility - students will be able to download materials accompanied by audio, so that they can listen to the presentations anywhere and at any time. This kind of flexible learning arrangement is a key attraction of this course, especially for those in busy jobs who want to change careers without attending University on a regular basis in the evenings."

The University has a wealth of experience in online teaching, currently tutoring hundreds of students on its well-established Online Law Masters courses.

In addition, the University is the first to have its long-standing LLB (Hons) course re-accredited by the Law Society of Scotland, a further indication of the pioneering approach of the Law Department.

Any specific questions can be sent to Derek at

ENDS                                                                    24 November 2010

Issued by:

Sarah Grieve
Communications Officer

Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262206