LLB Law with Business

UCAS codeM111
Duration3 Years
Typical offerAAB-ABB; IB: 34-32; BTEC: DDD-DDM
DisciplineLaw
LocationCornwall (Penryn Campus)

Overview

The LLB Law with Business programme will equip graduates with both a qualifying law degree (which provides exemptions from academic stages of professional training in the UK) and a high level of business and commercial awareness skills which are transferrable to a wide range of careers in the law and in business. This degree is a new and innovative programme taught in partnership with Exeter Business School. The course will develop a range of attributes to enable our graduates to become adept problem solvers, work collaboratively and gain a deeper understanding of the business and legal careers market.

Industry Advisory Group

Employability is at the heart of our programmes in Penryn. As such, our engagement with practitioners in both law and business are intrinsic to the success of our graduates. 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 Industry Advisory Group meets twice a year in May and November to review programme design and delivery. Members of our Industry Advisory Group also contribute to our masterclass and mooting programmes.

Flamank Law Society

Flamank Law Society was set up to establish a law network for students at our Penryn Campus. The Society was named after Thomas Flamank, an eminent lawyer and Cornish MP. Flamank works closely with Exeter University Law School, and also with a variety of law firms. These include local firms like Murrell Associates and Stephens Scown, as well as large international law firms like Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy. Our links give members access to various employability opportunities. We hold mooting and debating events in our ‘Stannary Court’ at Penryn Campus and take part in competitions further afield. Many of our members gain pro-bono work experience through the Access to Justice sub–group.

Professional accreditation

This LLB degree programme is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board and have a series of compulsory modules which give you exemption from the academic stage of professional training. The programme contains those compulsory study of Law modules. On graduation you can proceed to the Solicitors’ Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course. Students undertaking the programme have access to Business modules that provide a sound understanding of key areas of business.

Placements

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

Find out more

To learn more about studying Law and Business at our Cornwall Campus please visit our dedicated page.

"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.” 

Henry Maples, director at Murrell Associates.

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 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 options, a few examples of which are shown below.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Full module descriptions

For full module descriptions please visit the Law website.

Entry requirements 2020

Typical offer

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

International students

International students should check details of our English language requirements

If your academic qualifications or English language skills do not meet our entry requirements our INTO University of Exeter centre offers a range of courses to help you reach the required language and academic standards.

International Foundation programmes

Preparation for entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree:

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 strive for excellence in teaching at our Penryn Campus, Cornwall, and aim to deliver high quality inspirational content in effective and innovative ways. We have intentionally kept group numbers low to ensure a bespoke and exceptional, active and inquiry led learning experience that differs from other university Law Schools.

Lectures are interactive and seminars include debating, and mock trials, court hearings and tribunals, so that students learn to build and present persuasive arguments in a formal setting. Transferable skills are embedded across the programme so that students gain proficiency in building rapport with clients during interviews, and taking instructions.  Our ongoing engagement with practitioners throughout the design of our degree means that employability skills and prospective employer criteria are at the heart of the learning experience. 

Our programme is designed very much with the future lawyer in mind, and is modernistic in the way that it has moved on from traditional anglo centric models to bring a more holistic and international dimension to the study of law.  Interdisciplinarity is a pervasive objective across the Cornwall campus and we actively encourage students to pursue broader interests from other disciplines.  For example, you might be interested in international relations, renewable energy, science and technology or history.  Your ambition might be to work abroad where development of language skills would be helpful.  Your study in Cornwall will allow you the required flexibility to build these interesting elements into your degree.  This will add a unique depth to your experience, setting you apart from other graduates in an extremely competitive market.        

Clinical Legal Education

Clinical Legal Education is at the heart of our degrees. This is the promotion of learning by doing through student participation in advice and advocacy work within the community. We have an established partnership with the Advice Clinic of the Draceana Centre in Falmouth, the Legal Advice Centre in London and Truro Combined Court together with a network of lawyers to develop real opportunities for members of the public to access support and expert legal advice in the County.  Many individuals faced with navigating the legal system alone feel intimidated and confused, and often give up, thus losing their opportunity to access justice. 

Helping to address this need brings the added benefit of providing students with a clinical learning environment where real advice can be given on a pro-bono basis to members of community who really need it.  This innovative project matches expert advice from practicing lawyers in London and elsewhere with the needs of a client who would not have access to such expertise otherwise.  Advice is then provided by lawyers in person or via skype and students are able to facilitate the meetings and shadow the provision of advice.  Students are given the opportunity to learn and practice basic legal skills, while applying their expanding legal knowledge in a variety of settings, which includes a weekly legal help desk at Truro Combined Court.

Assessment

As well as traditional academic essays, we use a variety of assessment methods to include reflective journals, presentations, opinion and letter writing, mock case preparation, as well as video and online communications. 

Careers

We believe our clinical legal education and work experience opportunities, combined with what we teach and how we teach it, develop insight and provide you with relevant skills and experience sought by employers.

A Law with Business degree from the University of Exeter will give you with a wide range of skills suitable not only for a career as a solicitor or barrister, but also in the wider world of business including finance, administration and commerce. Skills (such as client interviewing and advice, advocacy, mediation and negotiation, commercial awareness, teamwork, opinion writing and problem solving), which you will develop during your degree, are vital to a range of graduate recruiters including those in government and general management. Our assessment methods, which include personal portfolios of work, enable you to evidence the skills that you have developed during your degree and to be confident in speaking about them to prospective employers.

There are also a number of opportunities at our Penryn Campus available to our students to help prepare for employment delivered by our dedicated law careers staff in the Career Zone.

We start from your first week-

Welcome week - 1st year –– an introduction to the support and activities on campus which will allow students to develop transferable employability skills

September - 1st year – Exfactor – half day workshop working on the Decide / Plan / Compete model and encouraging students to develop and promote their transferable skills The workshop looks at individual interests, motivations and career research and how students can best move their career plans forward making effective applications to gain a vacation scheme, internships or work experience and longer term a graduate job. Highlighting the benefit of effective networking.

Later in the year / degree

Law in the work place – delivering further in-depth employability skills around Placements, CV’s, Application forms, Interview technique culminating in a reflective log.

2nd year – 321 – Stand out from the crowd. – When and how to apply for a second year opportunities including mentoring, funding for internships, professional insight courses and Exeter Award workshops. Highlighting additional resources.

3rd year – 321 – Stay calm and graduate – How and when to apply for graduate opportunities including post-graduate study. Additional support to plug any skills gaps and how students should best promote their transferable skills.

Bespoke workshops for Law students from 2019

  • Alternative careers for lawyers
  • Solicitor or barrister – Is it for you?
  • How to find and secure a vacation scheme / training contract

Individual appointments

One to one confidential appointments available to discuss and support career plans with careers consultants.

Appointment slots available for support in finding placements and reviewing C.V.s

Please note legal and employability work is also embedded into our personal tutor meetings in the Exeter Law School in Cornwall (see Teaching).

Resources

A wide range of freely available resources in the Career Zone and Careers section of the Penryn library.
My Career Zone / Career Zone resources.

Contact us

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Phone: +44 (0)1326 371801

Website: Visit the Law website