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Bachelor of Laws

LLB Law with Business

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Business is a three year full-time degree, where you will develop an understanding of key legal topics and business skills. This degree will prepare you in part for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE1) or Bar Practice Course (to qualify as a barrister). You’ll also study a range of business modules that will make you employment-ready if you want to move into a career outside the legal sector.

With our LLB Law with Business degree, you’ll gain valuable real-world skills and experience through your study. Mock trials, law simulations and pro bono work will ensure you graduate with a practical understanding of law and business. You will learn valuable transferable skills that could help in various professional careers within the finance, banking and legal sectors.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

A Level: BBB
BTEC: DDM
UCAS Tariff Points*: 120
GCSE: English Language Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent

*From three A Levels or equivalent.
Requirements for the Foundation Year differ from those listed.

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September 2024

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Course Details

Full-time three year LLB

UCAS code M102

Our Law with Business three year full-time degree will give you a wide understanding of key legal topics and related skills. It also allows you to develop business skills and competencies. We focus your learning on practical skills that are relevant and applicable to the realities of working in the legal or wider business sectors. Over 90% of our lecturers are qualified lawyers, so you will learn how to apply law from experienced professionals in practical methods that have been tried and tested in the real world.

With the addition of a variety of business related modules, you can customise your learning to suit your career interests. Whether you are interested in marketing, finance or HR, or many other areas, you can explore many exciting business fields in tandem with your legal studies. The business modules will give you a great insight into how different departments within companies operate and perform together to keep a business working efficiently.

When you study Law with Business with us you will receive:

  • The highest standard of teaching from experienced professionals
  • Small class sizes
  • Options to study on campus and online
  • A choice of campuses across the UK
  • A variety of specialist modules to enhance your employment prospects

On successfully completing the LLB Law with Business course you will be all set to kick start your postgraduate study.

As with all our LLBs, this programme has a practical focus with the skills you need for your career embedded into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition with experienced lecturer to ensure that you receive all the support you need throughout your studies.

Foundation Year (Four year LLB)

UCAS code: M112

You can choose to take an additional Foundation Year before you start your LLB. This introductory year focuses on developing the key skills required to study at degree level. You will study six modules and on successful completion progress onto any of our three year degrees.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Communication Skills

You will develop communication skills and understanding of different methods and styles of communication. You will consider appropriate methods of communication in both formal and informal environments. You will develop your understanding of social media and how to use it effectively. By looking back at previous activities and considering the choices you made and how you may do things differently in the future, you will enhance your skills on reflection.

Digital and Research Skills

You will learn how to navigate responsibly around the internet using different search engines and resources, including AI, and will develop your understanding of how to stay safe online and create an appropriate online presence. Learn about interpreting information you find; how relevant and accurate it is and how to present it. Discover a variety of learning resources and understand the importance of academic integrity. 

Sustainability and Society

You will explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how sustainability has a wider impact on society. A problem-solving approach to global sustainability will be adopted and you will be encouraged to think about the role you and others play in addressing sustainability issues and an understanding of who is accountable. Also looking at both the broad concepts of sustainability and the aspects which are relevant to your chosen discipline.

Semester 2

Foundation Year Project

Develop your research skills by learning how to choose, plan and carry out an investigation into a chosen topic. Discover the importance of ethics when conducting research and practice presenting research. This module helps prepare you for entry onto Level 4 of the degree programme through the formative e-portfolio containing a log of activities, your 2000 word written project and your video presentation.

Shaping Skills for Success

This module will enable you to develop wider skills that are needed to succeed during your studies and beyond. You will be introduced to different types of skills and how to track and reflect on your skills development. You will develop your skills by participating in sessions focused on specific skills and hearing from a variety of guest speakers. You will take part in a group challenge designed to develop your teamwork and communication skills and reflect on the skills you develop during this module as part of your Foundation Year Project.

Core Concepts of Law

Introducing you to the study of law, including an overview of the English legal system, including legal careers, and how it compares to legal systems around the world.  You will consider the concept of ‘the rule of law’ and explore law and morality whilst developing an understanding of how law impacts society. You will further develop your research skills through introductions to specific law resources available in the library and the OSCOLA method of referencing.

Choose one*:

  • Core Concepts of Business
  • Core Concepts of Computer Science
  • Core Concepts of Criminology and Policing
  • Core Concepts of Psychology

*Options available are indicative and available subject to numbers and the campus chosen. Students will also complete the Shaping Skills for Success programme.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules include:

Common Law Method and Ethics

This module introduces you to the English legal system and looks at how to interpret statutes and the doctrine of precedent. Also, how law is created and the structure of the English court system. These enable you to understand how laws are created and interpreted. Within Ethics, you will consider different approaches to ethical issues, including the social and ethical context of the legal profession.

Academic and Digital Skills

This module underpins all of the other modules on the LLB & MLaw. It develops the academic and digital skills which you will need for both your studies and the workplace, including using the University’s VLE and other relevant platforms and software, legal research and referencing, academic integrity, communication skills, and how to analyse and answer legal problems. 

Contract Law

In this module you will consider the elements of a contract, different types of contractual terms, remedies for breach of contract and the circumstances when remedies can be excluded.  You will also look at connected areas such as misrepresentation, duress, and undue influence.

Semester 2

Compulsory modules include:

The Law of Tort

Tort is a key area of law and considers acts and omissions that give rise to injury or harm to another and amount to a civil wrong. You will consider topics such as trespass to the person, negligence, product liability, employer liability, occupiers’ liability, trespass to land and private nuisance. You will also look at the remedies available when an action in Tort succeeds.

Public Law

This module looks at sources of the UK constitution and principles such as the rule of law, separation of powers and parliamentary supremacy. Also, how the lawfulness of decisions and actions made by public bodies are challenged through exploring the grounds for judicial review and the remedies available. You will learn about the place EU Law has within the UK constitution and consider the key rights and freedoms incorporated into UK law through the Human Rights Act.

Criminal Law

This module gives an overview of the criminal justice system and helps to develop an understanding of the principles of criminal liability. You will look at different criminal offences, including homicide, criminal damage, assaults, sexual offences, theft and robbery, and drugs offences. You will consider what defences may be available and the law in relation to secondary participation and attempts to commit certain offences.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules include:

Business Law 1

This module introduces you to different forms of business organisation such as partnerships and companies and how to choose the most appropriate format to run a business. You will explore company law in more detail, exploring the separate legal personality of a company and its limited liability status and company constitutions. You will look at the different parties involved in a company such as the directors and shareholders. 

Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues

Designed to further develop the academic skills which you developed during your Level 4. Equipping you with the skills which you need to succeed as you progress through the programme. Through topical areas of law, you will develop your critical thinking and evaluation skills, ability to solve legal problems, and research skills.  You will be challenged through debating controversial areas of law and presenting arguments, in order to develop your ability to reflect and understand the views of others.

Land Law

We look at the nature of land, how the ownership of estates and interests in land operate and the formalities for creating and disposing of those estates and interests. It looks at important topics such as: the protection and enforcement of third party interests in land, the distinction between registered and unregistered land, trusts of land and co-ownership, leases, easements, covenants, and mortgages. 

Semester 2

Choose three*:

Law options:

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Access to Justice and Legal Services
  • Real Estate
  • Human Rights
  • Extended Essay
  • EU Law
  • Practising Law in the Digital World

Business options:

  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Consumer Psychology and Behaviour
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Sales in a Digital World

*All options are indicative and available subject to numbers. Of the six optional modules over Years 2 and 3 one must be a Law option. At least four must be Business modules (to warrant the Business element of the degree). Students studying at campuses who are also offering other ‘Law with’ courses may be able to choose options from those programmes as well.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules include:

Equity and Trusts

In this module you will study the core principles of equity and trusts law which arise in a range of personal, social and commercial contexts. You will look at the distinction between a gift and a trust and how trusts are created. You will explore the management of the trust through the powers and duties of trustees and the rights of the beneficiaries before considering what remedies are available if there is a breach of trust. 

Choose two*

  • Business Law 2
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law
  • Research Project (double module)

Semester 2

Choose three*:

Law options:

  • Family Law
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills & Succession
  • Human Rights
  • Criminal Litigation and Evidence
  • Graduate and Employability Skills
  • International Commercial Law
  • Civil Dispute Resolution
  • Legal Technology
  • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only)
  • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only)
  • Research Project (double module)

Business options:

  • Global Leadership and Change Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • International Business and Global Trade
  • Digital Marketing Strategies

*All options are indicative and subject to availability. Of the six optional modules over Years 2 and 3 one must be a Law option. At least four must be Business modules (to warrant the Business element of the degree). Students studying at campuses who are also offering ‘Law with’ courses may be able to choose options from those programmes as well.

Course Start Dates

  • Law with Business (LLB)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
  • Law with Business with Foundation Year (LLB)
    • Full-time: Birmingham, London Bloomsbury and Manchester
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What about the SQE?

The SQE is being phased in to become the new centralised way to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales

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After you’ve completed the LLB, you can go onto study one of our postgraduate law courses to become a solicitor or barrister.

If you want to become a barrister, you can study our Bar Practice Course.

If you want to become a solicitor, we suggest studying our LLM Legal Practice (SQE1&2).

You can still study the Legal Practice Course (LPC) if you’ve completed, started, accepted an offer, or paid a non-refundable deposit to study the LLB by 21 September 2021.

If you want to specialise in a particular area of law, we also offer a range of academic Master of Law (LLM) courses, covering subjects from human rights to banking.

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We use a variety of assessment methods designed to meet the practical nature of the course and individual module learning outcomes. Some of these will be exams, while others will require you to submit a project report, essay, portfolio or oral presentation. You will also have the opportunity to practice with a mock assessment.

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Our course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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September 2024 fees:

UK students per year - £9,250

International (London) - £17,550 per year

International (non-London) - £16,700 per year

International students are eligible for an international bursary of £2,500 per year which is taken off the fees in the final year of the course. Terms and conditions apply.

If you need to fund your studies with a student loan you can apply via Student Finance.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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