Our LLB (Hons) Law with Business combines an internationally recognised LLB degree with a broad understanding of modern business, ensuring you will be perfectly placed to pursue a successful professional career in a legal or business context.
By combining an internationally recognised LLB degree with a broad understanding of modern business, you’ll be perfectly placed to pursue a successful professional career as a solicitor or barrister in either a business context or as a practice manager.
Right from the outset, this course focuses on developing transferable legal skills, including research, oral and written communication skills and mooting. Whether you use this academic training to go on and professionally train as a solicitor or barrister is up to you - this course can open up many career paths in the world of business.
Business managers benefit from knowledge of the law whilst lawyers benefit from an understanding of business practice and behaviour. With this combination of knowledge and skills you will be highly valued by employers.
You will learn the skills that will enable you to become an independent learner and to function successfully in legal employment – interviewing, negotiation, research, analysing, mooting. You will also have more structured class contact in Year 1 of your law programme to support your transition to Higher Education.
The approach to teaching and learning is 'student-centred': this means responsibility for achieving learning outcomes is placed on student initiative in self-managing your own programme of study. Staff help by providing you with appropriate learning materials and support, such as module handbooks, lecture outlines, reading lists and online student support. You will be encouraged to adopt an independent approach to learning through effective use of private study time in researching information and responding to tasks and questions.
You will be supported both academically and pastorally through this process by academic staff responsible for the modules studied and also by an academic advisor, who is an academic member of staff with special responsibility for looking after you throughout your education at the University.
Guest speakers join us on campus regularly, including successful School alumni who are now judges, QCs, CEOs, Chief of Police and more.
You can join the Student Law Society, which is run by students for students, and arranges events such as trips to London to visit the Supreme Court, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey, a Law Ball and numerous guest speakers.
We aim to enhance your experience through travel. You could visit the European Commission in Brussels, the European Parliament and the European Commission in Luxembourg.
This course is validated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board meaning 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.
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After successfully completing our combined LLB (Hons), you can go on to the professional element of legal training either as a solicitor (the Legal Practice Course) or as a barrister (the Bar Professional Training Course).
The School of Law and Social Science has strong links with the legal profession and with a range of other professional employers, so you will enjoy regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges. This ensures that the skills which our undergraduates develop are directly relevant to those required by employers.
The course could also lead to a career in business and management in a variety of roles over and above solicitor or barrister: human resources, CEO, business leader or board representative.
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 and police officers.
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.