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Business Law in Edinburgh

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Business Law in Edinburgh

Rich in history and natural beauty, Edinburgh, Scotland is one of the world’s great cities. The Business Law in Edinburgh 
Program provides McCombs BBA students with the opportunity to earn six UT credits at the prestigious University of Edinburgh. The school has attracted international students for over four centuries and is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Founded in 1583, it receives over 45,000 applications each year, making it the third most popular university in the United Kingdom. 

Students will take two classes - LEB 323-Business Law and Ethics, taught by UT faculty, and Law of the European Union, taught by University of Edinburgh faculty. They will explore the region through a series of organized cultural excursions and professional company visits. Past cultural excursions include trips to the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness, Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Students have also enjoyed company visits to institutions such as Scottish Parliament and the Royal Bank of Scotland. 




Quick Info

  • Academic Term: Summer Whole
  • Program Dates: June 12-July 17, 2021
  • Credits: 6 UT credits
  • Eligibility: BBA students w/ minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Program Code: 350023

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Program Overview

About the Program

About the Program


Must be a BBA student in good academic standing and have an overall minimum UT Austin GPA of 2.50. 

Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Some afternoon or Friday classes possible. Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.


Business Law and Ethics – LEB 323 (may be substituted for LEB 323H) - Taught by UT faculty 

Law of the European Union – IB 372 or LEB 370.12 or GOV 365N - Taught by University of Edinburgh faculty 


Fran Pedersen and Paula Murray


Questions about this program? Contact Taylor Malcolm at

Fees and Tuition

Fees and Tuition

2021 Program Fee $5,400
In-State Tuition for UT Course (3 credits) $2,176*
Affiliated Studies Fee for University of Edinburgh Course (3 credits) $600
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  •  *Summer 2020 tuition. Summer 2021 tuition information will be posted when it becomes available. 
  • UT tuition is Texas Resident Tuition. Non-residents are eligible to apply for the Texas Competitive Scholarship Waiver
  • For information on scholarships and financial aid, please visit our funding page



For more information on total estimated cost, including flights, meals, etc., view the Edinburgh study abroad budget

What is included in the program fee?

  • Partner school tuition (for 3-credit University of Edinburgh course)
  • Accommodations
  • Weekly cultural excursions
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • Visits to local companies 
  • 24/7 assistance from on-site UT staff liaison familiar with language/culture
  • Pre-departure sessions
  • Re-entry guidance for recruiting


What is NOT included in the program fee?

  • UT tuition (for 3-credit UT course) 
  • UT Affiliated Studies Fee 
  • Texas Global Fee ($75)
  • Overseas insurance
  • Textbooks
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
  • Flight



Company Visits

Company visits are an important component of the program. They are designed to provide students with a firsthand look at important local industries, business practices, or politics. Company visits will vary on a yearly basis. Past company visits have included:

  • Scottish Parliament 
  • Wood Mackenzie
  • Royal Bank of Scotland

Cultural Excursions

Cultural excursions provide students with an opportunity to experience the local environment. Weekly outings, including admission fees, are coordinated on behalf of the group. These events are built into the program and participation at each event is mandatory. 

Excursions will vary on a yearly basis. Past excursions include:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
  • Holyrood Palace  
  • Harry Potter tour

Housing and Transportation

Housing and Transportation


Participants will stay in flats (student dorm apartments) at one of the University of Edinburgh's Halls of Residence, about a 10 minute walk from campus. Students will have single bedrooms and share a living room, bathroom and kitchen and will be able to request flatmates. 

Earliest check-in to dorms: Saturday before first class day

Latest check-out from dorms: Saturday after last class day


Participants will book their flights to and from Edinburgh on their own and will arrange their own transportation from the airport to the dorm. 





Visa and Passport Information

Visa and Passport Information


Passports must be valid for at least 6 months prior to the end of the study abroad trip. Texas Global Passport Services can process passport applications.


U.S. citizens traveling to Edinburgh

U.S. citizens traveling to Edinburgh will not require a visa to study in the United Kingdom.


Other nationalities traveling to Edinburgh

Depending on nationality, non-US citizens may or may not require a visa. Please visit the U.K. Border Agency Home Office website to view requirements for each nationality.

It is the student’s responsibility to research specific requirements for their nationality, and to apply for their visa, if necessary. At the student’s request, we will provide additional program-related documentation to support their visa application, such as an official letter, enrollment status at UT, housing and insurance coverage. Students are also encouraged to request formal documentation of student enrollment status from the UT Registrar's Office and are required to notify Texas Global of their travel plans.