• Update 17 June 2014: Course information now available on our joint dual degrees:

    LLB / BA (Hons) Law with Business

    LLB / BA (Hons) Law with Accounting

    University of Law and University of Liverpool launch landmark partnership

    22 May 2014

    A landmark higher education partnership between the privately owned University of Law and the University of Liverpool, one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Russell Group universities, has been welcomed by The Rt. Hon David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science. 

    The universities will develop a strategic partnership, the first major collaboration of its kind between two UK universities, to offer joint and dual programmes in Law with Business and Management education that innovatively harness the academic strengths and professional focus of both institutions.

    The partnership will initially launch two new undergraduate degrees and a postgraduate programme from September 2015, and, as the collaboration develops, other innovative programmes designed to appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives.

    The dual undergraduate degree programmes will offer Law with Business and Law with Accounting and graduates will receive degree awards from both The University of Law (ULaw) and the University of Liverpool. The degree programmes combine professional legal skills offered by The University of Law with key business skills from the University of Liverpool’s Management School (ULMS).

    Mr Willetts said: “This Government's reforms were intended to promote new forms of delivering Higher Education, and I welcome this collaboration between The University of Law and the University of Liverpool as a product of those reforms. Both organisations have a fantastic track record of innovation in domestic and global markets and their collaboration will surely create new opportunities for young people entering the professional services sector."

    John Latham, President and CEO at The University of Law, said: “This is the first time that The University of Law has combined its undergraduate provision with business and accountancy qualifications and we are excited to be taking this step in partnership with the University of Liverpool. These business-focused dual degrees demonstrate our ability to invest in innovative programmes, which respond to the needs of employers and provide an attractive option for career-minded students, allowing them to gain skills in leading professional disciplines. 

    “This innovative collaboration between The University of Law and the University of Liverpool marks the first major partnership between a public Russell Group university and a private UK university.”

    University of Liverpool Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Howard Newby, added: “We are continually developing innovative courses to meet the needs of a wide range of students and we hope this partnership will enable students to receive an enviable professional education from two renowned institutions.

    “Whilst we will continue to offer our popular suite of academically-focused Law degrees at our Liverpool campus, we are excited to be offering these opportunities at our new London campus in the heart of the City.”  

    This shared approach to new programmes will build on the success of ULaw’s existing undergraduate LL.B law degree and the recent launch of the four year part-time degree, which both place a strong emphasis on employability and professional legal skills.

    The dual degree programmes will provide students with an LL.B / BA (Hons) degree in either Law with Business or Law with Accounting, which will each be Qualifying Law Degrees allowing graduates to progress to vocational legal training. 

    The LL.B/BA Law with Business will be particularly relevant to students wishing to pursue a career in company and commercial law and will develop business skills to enhance commercial awareness for those aspiring to rise to management positions. 

    The LL.B/BA Law with Accounting offers a significant level of exemption from professional accountancy examinations and will enable students to pursue a career in either the legal industry or in finance and accountancy. 

    In Years 1 and 2 of the three-year programmes students will study Law in a professional context at ULaw’s London Bloomsbury or Manchester centres. In the final year, ULMS will teach the business and accounting modules at either the University of Liverpool’s London campus in Finsbury Square or at the main campus in Liverpool.

    More information about the LL.B/BA (Hons) Law with Business and Law with Accounting programmes will be available soon at www.law.ac.uk/undergraduate.    

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    Lucy Wray, Public Relations Manager, The University of Law 
    Telephone: +44 (0)1483 216072 
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