Our LLB (Hons) Law with Business programme combines an internationally recognised law degree with a broad understanding of modern business that can prepare you to pursue your professional career in law or business. Studying these complimentary subjects together can support your career in whichever field you move into: business managers benefit from knowledge of the law in the same way that legal professionals benefit from an understanding of business practice and behaviour.
Studying Law with Business at UCLan leaves many options open to you after graduation, allowing you to find the fulfilling career that is right for you. The wide range of teaching and learning methods you will experience will ready you to succeed in a professional setting after graduation. With this degree you can move onto the next steps in training and development to become a barrister or solicitor. Alternatively, the skills and experience you gain could lead to a career in business and management.
On this programme you will learn about foundational law subjects that provide your degree with validations from respected external bodies in law, whilst also studying ground-breaking research topics from our leading academics. With our broad and insightful syllabus you will graduate with a practical grounding in how the law operates and how legal practices work, along with a comprehensive knowledge of business principles and practice.
Along with foundational compulsory modules in law and business you will also have the ability to choose from a broad range of fascinating option modules that align with your interests and professional aspirations. This means you can customise your LLB (Hons) Law with Business degree so that your education aligns closely to your career plans and passions.
One of the greatest benefits of studying at Lancashire Law School is the suite of practical extra-curricular activities on offer to you. As a thriving legal hub there are many opportunities for you to gain practical legal experience whilst completing your degree. Our Business Law Clinic can provide you with the opportunity to work alongside graduate legal advisors to provide free legal support to Small-Medium Enterprises in Lancashire. This allows you to take part in the practice of law in the real world during your studies – enhancing your skills and employability. We also offer the LaunchPad Leadership Development Programme, a selective and free leadership development programme shared with the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise where you can develop expertise and business insight.
Our engagement with national and international competitions gives you the ability to compete, build your skills under mentorship from academics and raise your profile in specialist legal areas such as mooting, arbitration and negotiation. Other opportunities such as career talks, a mentoring programme, employability masterclasses, the CJAM Law Pitch (careers fair), drop-in career clinic and legal conferences are all on offer to you as a member of the Lancashire Law School. These opportunities are here to give you the broadest and richest possible insight into the study and practice of law and business. Taking part in these activities means you will graduate not only with a qualifying law degree and strong business knowledge necessary to proceed on to become a solicitor, barrister or enter a business and management role, but you can also graduate with broad transferable skills and a strong CV – giving you a competitive edge in the graduate career marketplace.
Employability runs at the heart of our degrees with employment support on offer to you from the first day of your degree to your last, and beyond once you enter the world of work. A skills spine runs through the entirety of your programme to ensure that you obtain key transferable and employability skills. You will also have a vibrant international flavour to lectures due to discussion from a variety of student personalities – fellow students in your classes may well have come from other countries to study our LLB (Hons) Law with Business programme. Seminar support and regular catch-ups with your dedicated personal tutor will ease you into university-level study – we will give you all the support you need to become a highly employable, knowledgeable legal professional.
Lancashire Law School has strong links with the legal profession and with a range of other professional employers and our students enjoy regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges. This ensures that the skills that you develop are directly relevant to those required by employers.
We adopt a wide range of learning and teaching methods, designed to support you to develop as an independent learner. These include lectures, workshops, moots, flipped classroom, discussion forums, field trips, solo and group debates, guest lectures, problem-based learning, case-study analysis, experiential learning, role plays, hypotheses, interactive technologies, research exercises, and structured work experience. You will have more structured class contact in year one of your law programme to support your transition to Higher Education.
Through our broad and insightful syllabus, enriching professional experience opportunities and devoted employability support we are dedicated to providing you with a rich and strong law degree that readies you for a successful future career.
Students study a range of compulsory and option modules of their choosing. In the first year of the programme the student completes four compulsory modules, two in law and two in business, to provide a foundation of knowledge in these areas. In the second year of the programme students must take the compulsory modules: Global Environment of Business, Managing Personnel and Human Resources, and Marketing Principles for Business. In addition, students also choose two option modules from the following list: Constitutional and Administrative Law, Elements of Criminal Law, Consumer and Commercial Law, Criminal Justice Practice & Procedure, Criminology, Employment Law, EU Single Market Law, Family Law, Human Rights, International Criminal Law, Public International Law, and Research Methods. In the third year of the programme students choose either two or four law modules: Elements of Land Law, The Law of Torts, Equity and Trusts in Life and Death, Dispute Resolution, Company and Corporate Law, Dissertation, Jurisprudence, Law for Entrepreneurs, Medicine and the Law, Policing, Private International Law, Sex and Violence, Transnational Commercial Law, and Professionalism & Work Based Learning. Students also choose none or three business modules: Evaluating Human Resource Management, International Marketing, Contemporary Issues in Business, and Contemporary Retail Marketing.
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Our typical offer is 104 - 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction - Distinction* Distinction*
Pass Access to HE: with 106 - 112 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma including 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects.
IELTS: grade 6 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent
The course is validated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board meaning that it is a qualifying law degree. Our LLB provides the first stage of training should you wish to go on to a career as either a solicitor or a barrister.
After successfully completing our combined LLB (Hons), you can go on to the next stage of legal training required to become a solicitor, such as our LLM Legal Practice Course (LPC), or as a barrister (the Bar Professional Training Course). The programme is also an excellent starting point if you are thinking of a career with a specific criminological interest, such as the probation service, social work, youth and community work, the police, prison and immigration services.
Our students are valued highly by employers due to their aptitude and skills profile. They have an impressive track record of gaining graduate level jobs or professional training contracts. Our graduates are attractive to a range of employers – solicitors, barristers, company legal advisers, football clubs, insurance companies, HR departments, teachers, criminal justice system, courts, probation service, police officers and other business and management roles. Lancashire Law School graduates are much sought after in the workplace.
Some of our eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world, CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees.