BBL Bachelor of Business and Laws

UCAS codeNM00
Duration3 Years
Typical offerAAB-ABB; IB: 34-32; BTEC: DDD-DDM
DisciplineLaw
LocationCornwall (Penryn Campus)

Overview

Law and business are closely related disciplines, and within this programme the two disciplines are blended so graduates will enjoy a thorough understanding of how companies are operated, managed and regulated. Graduates from this degree will have an advantage in both the law and industry. This degree is a new and innovative programme taught in partnership with Exeter Business School.

The programme contains compulsory study of Law modules most useful to those seeking careers in industry and business. The programme also contains Business modules that provide a sound understanding of key areas of business (economics, management, marketing, project management) with a unique emphasis on growing sustainable and innovative businesses. This joint honour degree is intended allow graduates to study both law and business in equal measure. 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.

Also available as a 4 year course with Industrial Placement or Professional Placement.

Programme structure

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 exibility 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 options, a few examples of which are shown below.

Year 1

CodeModuleCredits
LAW1022CLegal Foundations 30
LAW1003CCriminal Law 30
BEP1010Business and Society 15
BEP1080Theory and Practice of Management 15
BEP1050Economics for Management 15
BEP1040Marketing in a Digital Age 15

Year 2

CodeModuleCredits
LAW2015CTha Law of Torts 30
LAW2004CThe Law of Contract 30
BEP2040Strategic Concepts for Business 15
BEP2020Project Management 15
BEP2070Social Enterprise Management 15
BEP2010Sustainable Enterprise Economy 15

Year 3

CodeModuleCredits
BEP3060Small Business Management15
BEP3070Crisis, Change and Creativity in Organisations 15
BEP3030Globalisation and Internationalisation 15
BEP3040Local-Global Innovation 15

Plus 60 credits of Law Modules taken from a selection of options. Some examples below

CodeModuleCredits
LAW3041CEquity and Trusts 15
LAW3035CPublic and European Law 15
LAW3017CLand Law 15
LAW3083CCompany Law Foundation 15
LAW3005CCorporate Law & Governance 15
LAW3016CLegal Response to Environmental Destruction 15

Full module descriptions

For full module descriptions please visit the Law website.

Entry requirements 2019

Typical offer

AAB-ABB; IB: 34-32; BTEC: DDD-DDM

International students

International students should check details of our English language requirements and may be interested in our Foundation programme for Humanities, Law and Social Science.

Further information

Please read the important information about our Typical offer.

For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.

Learning and teaching

We place considerable emphasis on the development of legal skills and elements of legal research, problem analysis, teamwork, legal writing and reasoning, negotiating and advocacy. Our Peer Tutors offer a peer mentoring scheme during your first year, led by student volunteers.

You will usually have between 10-12 hours of lectures, workshops or seminars each week and be expected to spend around 30 hours in private study. You’ll also be encouraged to discuss aspects of modules with lecturers during fixed consultation times.

We’re actively engaged in introducing new methods of learning and teaching, including increasing use of interactive computer-based approaches through our virtual learning environment where you can access study information and take part in discussion forums.

You will usually have around 10 hours of lectures, syndicates or seminars each week, as well as the opportunity to attend a ‘surgery’ with a subject tutor, and be expected to spend around 30-40 hours in private study.

Assessment

We will assess your progress in a variety of ways to allow you to fully demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have acquired during your studies.

In the first year you will undertake assessments that are predominantly examination based. Examinations are not simply tests of memory: they are designed to test your ability to argue persuasively and to apply the law correctly in a given situation. Therefore, in some modules you may be permitted to bring unannotated statute books into the examination while in others, your full notes are permitted. As you progress through the degree you will be assessed in a greater variety of ways. Thus you may be called upon to make oral presentations or work collaboratively with others. Similarly, you may be required to produce the sort of written work that you might find in legal practice such as an opinion or ‘skeleton’ arguments.

Your first year will not count towards your final degree classification, but you do have to pass it in order to progress to the second year. If you study a three-year programme, assessments in the final two years both count towards your classification, and if you study a four-year programme then the final three years all contribute.

Careers

We have a dedicated, award-winning Careers Service, with offices at our Exeter and Penryn campuses, ensuring you have access to careers advisors, mentors and the tools you need to succeed in finding employment in your chosen field on graduation. We offer the Exeter Award and the Exeter Leaders Award which include employability-related workshops, skills events, volunteering and employment which will contribute to your career decision making skills and success in the employment market. Our graduates compete very successfully in the employment market, many employers target the University when recruiting new graduates. Further information about our Careers Service.

We aim to offer as many activities as possible to help broaden career development and equip students with the skills employers find most valuable. These include employer visits, mooting, pro bono and skills sessions (such as advocacy and negotiation), which provide many opportunities to gain transferable skills and to meet and interact with potential employers. 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.

Contact us

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Phone: +44 (0)1326 371801

Website: Visit the Law website