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Law with Business with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


A level

D,D-E,E,E

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

MP

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

D

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

PPP

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

M,M

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48

48 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A-levels or acceptable equivalent.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Business and management

Law

The LLB (Hons) Law with Business with Foundation Year is a 4 year law degree. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the legal or wider commercial sector. The LLB has a practical focus with employability integrated into the course. There is a high level of face-to-face tuition. The law modules are delivered predominantly by professionally qualified lawyers. Students will study the key legal topics and related skills that are critical for the modern law student but also have a choice of options. The course is delivered over two semesters per academic year. The students study six modules per year. The degree programme is designed so that the Foundation Year provides an underpinning year, incorporating both academic and legal/professional related learning. For applicants needing to improve their knowledge and understanding of law along with the necessary skills needed to participate in the undergraduate law programmes at levels 4, 5 and 6. Students will develop the critical study and legal skills required to progress onto the next stage of the degree and ultimately that will equip them for further study or employment.

The Foundation Year will involve the study of 6 modules which will develop the necessary skills and introduce students to key concepts so as to enable progression onto the University's 3 year LLB or any of the LLB 'Law with' degrees.

Modules

There are two semesters per academic year. Each semester is 15 weeks long; 12 weeks face-to-face tuition, one week consolidation/revision and two weeks to complete the assessments. Students study three modules per semester. All modules are worth 20 credits. The course starts with a one week freshers/induction week.

Foundation Year:
All modules are 20 credits.
In semester 1 students study;
• Citizenship
• Academic and Report Writing
• Numeracy Skills in Context.

In Semester 2 the students will study;
• Foundations of Business Management
• Foundations of Law
• Foundations of Social Sciences

Year 1:
All modules are at Level 4 and are worth 20 credits. All modules are compulsory. The modules are:

• Common Law Method & Ethics
• Academic & Digital Skills
• Contract Law
• The Law of Tort
• Public Law
• Criminal Law

Year 2:
All modules are at Level 5 and worth 20 credits. Compulsory modules are in Semester 1 and are;
• Critical Approaches in Current Legal Issues
• Business Law 1
• Land Law.

Students study three options in Semester 2. This will include options in;

Law options
• Family Law • Employment Law • Access to Justice and Legal Services • Real Estate
• Human Rights • Extended Essay • EU Law • Legal Technology and Innovation
• Legal Practice in the 21st Century

Business options
• Personal Finance • Corporate Responsibility • Customer Behaviour
• International Human Resource Management

Year 3:
All modules are worth 20 credits and at Level 6. Compulsory module (Semester 1) is;
• Equity & Trusts

And students must select two optional* modules to study in Semester 1 from;
• Civil Dispute Resolution • Business Law 2 • Graduate and Employability Skills • International Commercial Law
• Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law • A research project (worth 40 credits).

In Semester 2 students study three options from the following;

Law options
• Family Law • Employment Law • Real Estate • Wills & Succession • Human Rights • Criminal Litigation and Evidence • Graduate and Employability Skills • International Commercial Law • Civil Dispute Resolution • Legal Technology • Legal Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Canadian Constitutional Law (London only) • Foundations of Canadian Law (London only) • A research project (worth 40 credits).

Business options
• Strategic Human Resource Management • Strategic Management • Global Leadership • International Digital Marketing

Of the six optional modules over Years 2 and 3 one must be a Law option. At least four must be Business modules.
Students studying at campuses who are also offering other 'Law with' courses may be able to choose options from those programmes as well.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods will be used. Some will be by examination. Some will be by coursework (which may be essay, project report or portfolio) and some by way of oral presentation. This range of assessment methods reflects the practical nature of the programme and aligns the assessment with the learning outcomes of the programme. A mock assessment will be included.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Bristol

Nottingham

Guildford

London Bloomsbury

Birmingham

Leeds

Manchester

Department:

The University of Law

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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.

76%
med
Business and management
86%
high
Law

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.

Business and management (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

71%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Law

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

76%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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Law

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

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£19k

£22k

£22k

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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