Undergraduate Study

BBL Bachelor of Business and Laws (Cornwall)

UCAS code NM00
Duration 3 years
Entry year 2020
Contact

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Entry requirements

A levels: AAB - ABB
IB: 34/665 - 32/655
BTEC: DDD - DDM

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Campus Penryn Campus
Discipline Law

Overview

  • You’ll study both law and business in equal measure gaining a thorough understanding of how companies are operated, managed and regulated
  • As well as tackling case studies, you will discuss current issues in business and debate key theories developing your presentation, team working, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Our Flamank Law Society will give you the opportunity to network with local law firms and sharpen your mooting and debating skills ready for competitions
  • You’ll join an intentionally small community of students with small class sizes and benefit from a bespoke, exceptional, active and inquiry led learning experience
  • We help prepare you for your future career by embedding transferrable skills across the programme and by including activities such as employer visits, pro bono and skills sessions

Please note that the BBL is not a qualifying law degree, and further study would be necessary before a graduate could enter the legal profession. 

Top 100 for Law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

Employer-led presentations from law firms to develop skills and improve opportunities

3rd for Business and Management in the Complete University Guide 2020

Working alongside the internationally recognised, triple accredited University of Exeter Business School

Triple accreditation indicates adherence to rigorous quality control and extremely high standards of teaching.

Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level AAB - ABB n/a
IB 34 n/a
BTEC DDD-DDM n/a
GCSE C English Language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB
IB: 30
BTEC: DDM

Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.

International equivalences

View EU and international equivalences

NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Course content

The degree is divided into core and optional modules, which gives you the flexibility to structure your degree according to your specific interests. Individual modules are worth 15 or 30 credits each. Full-time undergraduates need to take 120 credits in each year. In addition to the core modules, you can choose from an extensive range of optional modules.

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

You will spend your third year on an industrial placement.

You will spend your third year on a professional placement.

Course variants

UCAS code: NM02

Why choose a year on an Industrial Placement?

Spending up to a year carrying out a graduate-level work placement as part of your degree programme is an invaluable opportunity. It unlocks a world of experience that allows you to develop essential employability and transferrable skills for your future career. You will take full responsibility for finding and organising your placement in a business setting of your choosing (either in the UK or abroad), with preparation, support and approval from the University. This is a great way to demonstrate to employers your adaptability, commercial awareness, independence and resourcefulness.

Does it count towards my degree?

The placement year is credit-bearing and contributes towards the final degree classification. Information about assessments can be found on the module descriptor.

Is the placement paid?

Students taking a placement year can normally expect to receive the equivalent of an annual wage of £16,000 to £18,000 for the time they are working.

How does it affect my tuition fees?

Whilst undertaking a placement year as part of your degree, you are still classed as a student and are therefore required to pay a reduced student fee. Fees are currently (as of September 2019) 20 per cent of the full fee for UK and International placements and 15 per cent of the full fee for Erasmus Placements.

How do I apply?

You will take full responsibility for finding and organising your placement (either in the UK or abroad), with preparation, support and approval from the University. This is a great way to demonstrate to employers your adaptability, commercial awareness, independence and resourcefulness.

UCAS code: NM03

Why choose a year on a Professional Placement?

Spending up to a year carrying out a professional placement with a law firm or an in-house legal team as part of your degree programme is an invaluable opportunity. You will develop and deepen your understanding of business and legal practices. The programme is designed to provide a first-hand understanding of a professional working environment through the enhancement of key transferable skills such as working with others, problem solving and communication. This unlocks a world of experience that allows you to develop essential employability and interpersonal skills that relate to your degree and future career.

Does it count towards my degree?

The placement year is credit-bearing and contributes towards the final degree classification. Information about assessments can be found on the module descriptor.

Is the placement paid?

Students taking a placement year can normally expect to receive the equivalent of an annual wage of £16,000 to £18,000 for the time they are working.

How does it affect my tuition fees?

Whilst undertaking a placement year as part of your degree, you are still classed as a student and are therefore required to pay a reduced student fee. Fees are currently (as of September 2019) 20 per cent of the full fee for UK and International placements and 15 per cent of the full fee for Erasmus Placements.

How do I apply?

You will take full responsibility for finding and organising your placement (either in the UK or abroad), with preparation, support and approval from the University. This is a great way to demonstrate to employers your adaptability, commercial awareness, independence and resourcefulness

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry

UK and EU students: £9,250 per year
International students: £18,500 per year

Please note that these figures may be subject to change.

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Learning and teaching

We place an emphasis on small group learning giving you ample opportunity to participate, ask questions and get to know your tutors. Teaching includes:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Small group seminars
  • Trial preparation
  • Advocacy skills workshops
  • Mock trials
  • Mediation and negotiation practice
  • Teamwork
  • 1:1 skills sessions

How will I be assessed?

  • Essays
  • Open-book exams
  • Portfolio of work
  • Research projects
  • Mock case preparation
  • Oral presentations
  • Client contract work
  • Reflective journals

You must pass your first year modules in order to proceed but your performance at this level does not count towards your final degree classification.

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Law in Cornwall

Law degrees in Cornwall form part of a portfolio of programmes available at our world-class Exeter Law School. Our collaboration with the University of Exeter Business School is unique to the Penryn Campus. Our modules in Environmental law, Commercial law and Access to Justice are available to undergraduate students across Campus, creating a learning environment which respects and benefits from such a diverse cohort of learners.

We are committed to creating a diverse and thriving student community. We believe that this is achieved by providing a supportive learning environment, which nurtures talent through-out your time with us. In addition, in Cornwall, students will benefit from a bespoke learning experience with intentionally low student-staff ratios and an unrivalled commitment to excellence in teaching.

Find out more on our dedicated Cornwall pages.

Your future

Graduates from this degree will have a knowledge of key aspects of law such as Torts, contract and company law along with an understanding of economics, management, marketing and project management giving them an advantage in both the law and industry. Alongside this you will gain a range of academic, personal and professional skills including:

  • Analytical, critical and independent thinking
  • Articulating ideas and arguments
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem solving
  • Project work and teamwork
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Organising, planning and time management

Career paths

The wealth of knowledge and transferable skills gained studying a Business and Law degree enables graduates to pursue employment in a wide range of careers including:

  • Banking, accounting and finance
  • Advertising, marketing and PR
  • Journalism and media
  • Charity, not-for-profit and NGO’s
  • Human resources and recruitment
  • Politics
  • Teaching

Further study

Students can undertake further study in order to enter the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister or undertake postgraduate programmes within the fields of Law or Business such as:

  • LLM Master of Laws
  • International Management
  • MBA
  • Marketing

Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award

Many of our students participate in the Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award. These schemes encourage you to participate in employability related workshops, skills events, volunteering and employment which will contribute to your career decision-making skills and success in the employment market.

Developing your skills and career prospects

We have a dedicated, award-winning Careers Service, with an office at our Penryn campus, ensuring you have access to careers advisors, mentors and the tools you need to succeed in finding employment in your chosen field on graduation. The University’s Careers Service also hosts an annual Law Careers Fair, putting our students face-to-face with prospective employers, who target Exeter because of our reputation for producing well-rounded and successful professionals

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