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Undergraduate Study

LLB Law with Business (Cornwall)

UCAS code M111
Duration 3 years
Entry year 2020
Contact

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 723192

Entry requirements

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

View full entry requirements

Campus Penryn Campus
Discipline Law

Overview

  • You will graduate with both a qualifying law degree and a high level of business and commercial awareness
  • Our invaluable connections with external partners provide the necessary expertise and insight to shape the design of our programmes, ensuring that our teaching is informed by best practice in the workplace
  • 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 will thrive in our strong, close-knit community with an unrivalled commitment to excellence in teaching and an 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

High quality education in a small, friendly campus

The LLB Law with Business includes practical experience of law through clinical work

Working in partnership with law firms to develop skills and improve opportunities for our students

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.

I have received a lot of support from tutors and lectures on my course. They are fantastic at responding to emails and any worries, and they also put on Law Lab for us every Monday morning to answer any questions and bring us all together to check that we are all happy with how the course is going.

I was never an A grade student. I always felt like a bit of a fake and as if I did not deserve to go to university, more specifically a top UK university. I found the whole process of A-Levels particularly stressful as I put an awful lot of pressure on myself, staying in college until late in the evening and not going out at weekends.

I was lucky enough to be let onto the course even though I did not quite achieve the grades that were offered to me. I think “contextual offers” are really important, as we can never really know the circumstances as to why a prospective student has underachieved in a particular area. There could have been a completely separate event not connected to their academic work which may have thrown them, which a contextual offer may take into account when applying to university. 

Read more from Scarlett

Scarlett

LLB Law and Business Studies student

Accreditations

Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB)

A Qualifying Law Degree (known as QLD, or QD) is an undergraduate law degree that is currently recognised in England and Wales by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) as the first stage of professional qualification which enable graduates to proceed to the vocational stage of training.

Common Law Countries

English law degrees are recognised as satisfying part of the academic requirements for professional practice in many countries throughout the world. This is because the English legal system of Common Law is the basis of many countries' legal systems. It should be noted, however, that some of these countries require qualifications or training in addition to the LLB in order to practise law. The table on this page includes a complete list of Common Law countries and details their professional practice requirements. 

Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
A-Level AAB-ABB n/a
IB 34/665-32/655 n/a
BTEC DDD-DDM n/a
GCSE C or 4 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 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.

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. 

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
LAW2015C The Law of Torts 30
LAW2004C Contract Law 30
BEP2040 Strategic Concepts for Business 15
BEP2020 Project Management 15
BEP2010 Sustainable Enterprise Economy 15

Optional modules

Plus 15 credits of Business modules taken from:

CodeModuleCredits
BEP2070 Social Enterprise Management 15
BEP2110 Workplace Wellbeing 15
BEP2120 Digital Technologies and the Future of Work 15

Course variants

UCAS code: M115

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: M118

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 2021 entry

UK students: £9,250 per year
International students: £19,500 per year

Find out more about tuition fees and funding

Learning and teaching

The way you learn at university may be different from what you have experienced before. Depending on your course, you may encounter a variety of teaching methods.

Please note: these figures are estimates of student assessment proportions based on the most popular module choices in the most recently collected data for this course. Your own specific assessment proportions will vary according to your module choices. Data is not yet available for year three as this is a relatively new course.

Assessment proportions for LLB Law with Business (Cornwall)

Year Exams Practical Essays and Coursework
1  42.5%  5%  52.5%
2  5%  0%  95%
3 Data not yet available

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

How will I be assessed?

  • Essays
  • Open-book exams
  • Portfolio of work
  • Research projects
  • Mock case preparation
  • Oral presentations
  • Client management 
  • 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.

Clinical Legal Education

We promote learning by doing through student participation in advice and advocacy work in the community. We have established partnerships with:

  • The Advice Clinic of the Dracaena Centre in Falmouth
  • The Legal Advice Centre in London
  • Truro Combined Court
  • Cornwall Law Society

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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.

As a corporate commercial law firm based in Cornwall, Murrell Associates is very excited to hear about the new law and business degrees being offered by Exeter Law School on their Cornwall Campus. We strongly believe in the importance of providing legal advice within a commercial context. 

We are therefore really keen to meet students studying the new degrees, as they will have a blend of legal and commercial skills that will set them apart from the competition when it comes to work experience and training contract applications.

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Henry Maples

Director at Murrell Associates

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 The 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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