Law with Business LLB (Hons)
LLB Hons Law with Business
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Law and business share a close relationship. Business knowledge is important to law firms as commercial law is the largest legal sector in the UK. Knowledge of the law is also extremely important to businesses. You can combine both on this LLB (Hons) Law with Business degree course.
The course is a qualifying law degree (QLD), which means it gives you the core legal knowledge to progress to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to train as a solicitor or barrister. In your final year, you can also choose to take the CILEx Graduate fast-track diploma. This allows you to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive following further professional experience.
As well as core legal subjects, you’ll study key business and management topics and get to choose from various optional modules to suit your own interests. These currently include Commercial Law and White Collar Crime.
After the course, you could continue your legal training or take up employment in areas such as finance, commerce, recruitment or the public sector. You could also continue your studies on a Master’s degree.
This degree course is a qualifying law degree which means that you are able to move straight to solicitors' professional examinations (LPC) without the need for an extra year of study.
The course is professionally accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board. CILEx accredit the 'CILEx Level 6 Practice' module.
These accreditation's show that the course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to complete the undergraduate portion of your academic training as a solicitor, barrister or legal executive.
95% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017)
What you'll experience
On this course, you can:
- Bring what you learn to life in mock trials in our replica of a crown court, complete with dock, witness box, public gallery, jury room and interview room
- Use your skills advising members of the public on a variety of aspects of the law, by working in one of our community settings
- Opt for the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma (Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice) in your final year, which allows you to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer when you get further experience after the course
- Join our student law society and take part in team competitions such as negotiation and mooting
- Study business subjects such as human resources management, marketing and business operations alongside law
Careers and opportunities
After the course, you could progress to a graduate training scheme, go straight into employment in the private, public or voluntary sector, or continue your studies.
If you chose a career in law, you can do the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC), which are the traditional routes to becoming a barrister or solicitor.
If you take the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma module in your final year, you can work as legal executive or paralegal when you graduate and become a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer following 3 years of qualifying employment. This gives you similar career opportunities to barristers and solicitors.
What jobs can you do with a Law with Business degree?
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
- chartered company secretary
- legal executive
- insurance analyst
- company secretarial associate
- project manager
- operations manager
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
The ability to learn hands-on law that lecturers are able to apply to real-life circumstances has been a fascinating part of my degree.
What you'll study on this LLB (Hons) Law with Business degree course
Core modules in this year include:
- English Legal System
- Contract Law
- Criminal Law
- Public Law
- Managing People in Organisations Law
There are no optional units in this year.
Core modules in this year include:
- Land Law
- Strategy for Lawyers
- Equality and Human Rights
- Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
- Equity and Trusts
- Legal Writing and Research
There are no optional modules this year.
On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry.
We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.
Core modules in this year include:
- EU Law
- Company Law
Optional modules in this year currently include:
- Intellectual Property Law
- Public International Law
- Family and Child Law
- CILEX Level 6 Practice
- Advocacy, Practice and Theory
- Employment Law
- Commercial Law
- Community Lawyer
- Law in Practice
- CILEx Client Care Skills
- White Collar Crime
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
Work experience and career planning
Our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience to boost your career prospects further.
We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies.
After your second year, you can do an optional work placement year with support from our placements office.
You'll get support in choosing and applying for placements that fit your aspirations, whether you want to work in a legal or non-legal context.
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).
ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:
- academic writing
- note taking
- time management
- critical thinking
- presentation skills
- working in groups
- revision, memory and exam techniques
If you have a disability or need extra support, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) will give you help, support and advice.
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.
Teaching methods on this course include:
- clinical legal training
- practical learning in our replica court
Teaching staff profiles
These are some of the expert staff who'll teach you on this course.
Juliet Brook, Principal Lecturer
A solicitor specialising in property law before moving into lecturing, Juliet has lectured on both the post-graduate Legal Practice Course and the LLB, and teaches Land Law, Equity & Trusts, and the Law of Succession. Her research covers various aspects of succession law.
Dr Michael Connolly, Senior LecturerMichael is a specialist in equality and discrimination law. He has trained judges, advised Parliamentary committees, and published many papers and books on the subject. He is an experienced teacher of equality, employment, contract and commercial law.
Dr Marnie Lovejoy, Senior LecturerMarnie is a dual-qualified solicitor who specialises in transnational financial crime. She lectures in criminal law and white collar crime. Her research interests include corruption and embezzlement of public funds and the legal problems arising from the global nature of these crimes.
How you'll spend your time
Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:
- September to December – teaching block 1
- January – assessment period 1
- January to May – teaching block 2 (includes Easter break)
- May to June – assessment period 2
Most teaching takes place during the day, Monday to Friday. You may occasionally need to go to University and course events in the evenings and at weekends.
There’s usually no teaching on Wednesday afternoons.
How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through:
- coursework essays
- participation in mock trials
- written moot arguments
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
- Year 1 students: 53% by written exams, 7% by practical exams and 40% by coursework
- Year 2 students: 41% by written exams, 2% by practical exams and 57% by coursework
- Year 3 students: 44% by written exams and 56% by coursework
LLB (Hons) Law with Business degree entry requirements
Tuition fees (2019 start)
- UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
- International students – £13,900 per year (subject to annual increase)
Additional course costs
These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.
Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.
You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.
You'll be able to access some of these in the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.
We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.
If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.
How to apply
To start in 2020 you need to apply through UCAS. You can start your application now and submit it from 4 September 2019.
In the meantime, sign up to an Open Day to explore our course facilities, tour the campus and have a look around our halls of residence.
If you’re new to the application process, read our guide on applying for an undergraduate course.
When you apply, you'll need:
- the UCAS course code – M1NC
- our institution code – P80
How to apply from outside the UK
If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply for this course through UCAS (see the 'How to apply' section above for details). You can also apply directly to us or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region.
To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.