BBL Bachelor of Business and Laws with Professional Placement
|Typical offer||AAB-ABB; IB: 34-32; BTEC: DDD-DDM|
|Location||Cornwall (Penryn Campus)|
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. The Professional placement would be with a law firm or a legal team.
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.
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.
|BEP1010||Business and Society||15|
|BEP1080||Theory and Practice of Management||15|
|BEP1050||Economics for Management||15|
|BEP1040||Marketing in a Digital Age||15|
|LAW2015C||Tha Law of Torts||30|
|LAW2004C||The Law of Contract||30|
|BEP2040||Strategic Concepts for Business||15|
|BEP2070||Social Enterprise Management||15|
|BEP2010||Sustainable Enterprise Economy||15|
|BEP3060||Small Business Management||15|
|BEP3070||Crisis, Change and Creativity in Organisations||15|
|BEP3030||Globalisation and Internationalisation||15|
Plus 60 credits of Law Modules taken from a selection of options. Some examples below
|LAW3041C||Equity and Trusts||15|
|LAW3035C||Public and European Law||15|
|LAW3083C||Company Law Foundation||15|
|LAW3005C||Corporate Law & Governance||15|
|LAW3016C||Legal Response to Environmental Destruction||15|
Full module descriptions
For full module descriptions please visit the Law website.
Entry requirements 2019
AAB-ABB; IB: 34-32; BTEC: DDD-DDM
International students should check details of our English language requirements and may be interested in our Foundation programme for Humanities, Law and Social Science.
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.
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.
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.
Professional experience in the UK or abroad
Spending up to a year carrying out a Professional placement with a law firm or a 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 programmes are 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.
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, cultural awareness, independence and resourcefulness.