Law with Business (LLB (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
LLB (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, sandwich

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Law with Business at University of Portsmouth

Overview

Would you like to learn skills in business leadership and people management at the same time as gaining a fully accredited law degree?

This Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a fully accredited law degree which gives you the choice to study for your solicitor exams or your Bar exams after you graduate. Alongside your study of law you'll gain knowledge of:

  • corporate social responsibility
  • ethical decision making
  • strategic management
  • people management

This course is ideal if you're considering a career in corporate law, which is one of the most highly paid sectors of law (Prospects 2021). It will also equip you for a career in business.

All our law degrees also offer you another route to qualifying as a lawyer. If you take the CILEx Graduate Fast-track Diploma module in your final year, you'll be able to apply for work immediately when you graduate as a paralegal or trainee legal executive. You can then complete your training to become a Chartered Legal Executive whilst you work.

What you'll experience

On this course, you can:

  • Enrich your study of law with a strong foundation in key business areas such as managing people in organisations, business strategy for lawyers, leadership, ethics and governance
  • Apply your learning in our community settings, gaining real-world business and legal practice skills
  • Benefit from teaching that's shaped by expert staff who have been practicing lawyers and business people and who understand how the legal and business landscapes are changing
  • Enrich your learning through our research expertise in areas such as data protection, international business law and legal education
  • Take our Law in Practice module and gain 3 months work experience that can count towards your qualifying work experience for the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE)
  • Get lots of practice at the type of assessment used in the first part of the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE)
  • Cover in-depth all the foundations of legal knowledge you need to go on and take your Bar exams

Work experience and career planning

Get work experience while you study with support to find part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities. Towards the end of your degree and after graduation, you'll get 1-to-1 support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to find your perfect role. On top of this you'll get bespoke careers support through our faculty 'career-ready' programme.

You can boost your employability even more by taking an optional paid placement year between years 2 and 3.

Previous law students have had placements in organisations such as:

  • Verisona Law
  • Opus 2 International
  • GE Capital
  • Oracle
  • Rolls Royce Motor Cars

Module Details

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.

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.

Programme Assessment

We've listened to our students and they've told us that they want to keep some of the positive changes we've made to teaching and learning, so we're keeping a blended model which will include some online learning.

The majority of your timetabled teaching (around 80%) will be face-to-face and will include:

  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • practical sessions

To learn more about how our teaching and learning have evolved visit our Covid information pages.

We pride ourselves on the academic support we offer our students. You'll have a personal tutor, student engagement officers and study support staff to help you throughout your studies.

The way you qualify as a solicitor has changed and we want to make sure that we prepare you as much as possible for the new SQE exams. The SQE exams are multiple choice, so we're adapting our assessment methods so that you're confident with this method of assessment.

Your assessment will depend on which modules you take, but it's likely to include:

  • exams
  • problem scenarios
  • written reports and essays
  • presentations
  • practical projects

Student Destinations

Law is an incredibly flexible degree. If you don't believe us, take a look at our blog about the 7 reasons to study law.

When you graduate you'll be ready to take your next step to train as a solicitor, a barrister or a Chartered Legal Executive. It's worth noting that Chartered Legal Executives can now become judges, coroners, advocates and partners in law firms.

Law degrees are in the top 10 degrees for employability. You'll graduate with a wide range of transferable skills that will make you very employable across a range of other sectors. Your knowledge of business will be particularly helpful when applying for roles within corporate law or business management.

Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • ABN Amro Bank
  • Oracle
  • Barlow Robbins Solicitors
  • Moss & Coleman Solicitors
  • Direct Line Insurance
  • Phaidon International (recruitment)
  • Zurich Insurance
  • Andrew and Andrew Solicitors
  • Digital Advertising Consultants (DAC)
  • Wansbroughs Solicitors
  • GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Travers Smith LLP

Graduates of this course have secured jobs as:

  • trainee solicitor
  • paralegal
  • recruitment consultant
  • business development manager
  • project management consultant
  • compliance officer
  • estate agent
  • teacher (post 16)

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardLLB (Hons)How you will studyFull-time, SandwichHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs

Entry requirements

128-136 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

English Language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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