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Aberystwyth University

Law and Business and Management

UCAS Code: MN11

Bachelor of Law (with Honours) - LLB (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,C,C

Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh. For this degree scheme minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics is also required. GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-28

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DMM

UCAS Tariff

128-104

Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Management studies

Business studies

Financial reporting

LLB Law and Business & Management (MN11) is a joint honours degree that explores two stimulating, challenging and complimentary disciplines. For the Law aspects of the course, you will be taught in the oldest and most established Law department in Wales, by expert staff - many of whom have also practiced as solicitors - providing a practical application to your theoretical studies. For the Business & Management aspects of the course, you will be taught in the Aberystwyth Business School, by active academics who have a wide range of interests across marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy, human resource management and entrepreneurship. Combined together this degree has been engineered for a student who wants to succeed in a legal career or global business management practice.

**Why study LLB Law and Business & Management at Aberystwyth University?**
- A practical degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced professionals, and academics;

- Taught by professionals who are active for large organisations e.g. GRETA, , the Youth Justice Board, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights;

- Excellent social and professional opportunities, e.g. visits to Law Fairs and Inns of Court in London;

- Option to participate in our national and international competing Mooting Society, in order to develop your key advocacy and litigation skills. • You will gain insight into the world of business, management and enterprise;

- An understanding of the impact of changes in the business environment e.g. economic events, political events;

- A broad understanding of management in practice;

- In-depth knowledge of trade and commerce in both the public and private sector;

- A solid grasp in the complexity of management challenges and the combined impact of the economic, financial, human and legal issues that leaders encounter.

**What will I learn?**
The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three-year degree scheme.
First Year:
You will receive core training in the fundamentals of accountancy & finance and management & business, and legal & criminal justice systems.
Second Year:
In the second year you will cover Human Resource Management and have the choice of a wide range of Legal and Business Management-related modules including commercial law, criminal law, human rights, international law, marketing management, entrepreneurship and new venture creation.
Third Year:
In the third year, there is a sole focus on Law-related modules that you can choose from to study. From commercial law through to the treatment & rehabilitation of offenders.

**How will I be taught?**
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars which are innovating and high quality allowing you to realise your potential. The modular basis of learning means you can tailor learning to your interests.

LLB Law and Business & Management opens up a range of exciting opportunities for you. You will be a strong candidate for further training to become a solicitor. Or could consider a diverse range of career paths that our graduates have transitioned into including: criminology, financial management, business, human resources, international relations, journalism, education, chartered accountancy, investment banking; insurance; underwriting; risk management; marketing management; retail management; distribution and logistics management.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£13,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Department:

Department of Law and Criminology

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Management studies
75%
med
Business studies
89%
high
Financial reporting

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Business studies

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Accounting

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
97%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,760
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,760
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

Accounting

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
23%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Administrative occupations: finance

You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but over half of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry as advisors or book-keepers, and some go into management or marketing. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a perennial hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduates, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business & administrative studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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