LLB Law with Business with Professional Placement

UCAS codeM118
Duration4 Years
Typical offerAAB-ABB; IB: 34-32; BTEC: DDD-DDM
DisciplineLaw
LocationCornwall (Penryn Campus)

Overview

The LLB Law with Business programme with Professional Placement will equip graduates with both a qualifying law degree and a high level of business and commercial awareness skills which are transferable 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.

The professional placement would be with a law firm or a legal team.

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.

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

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

CodeModuleCredits
LAW1022CLegal Foundations 30
LAW1003CCriminal Law 30
LAW1035CConstitutional and Administrative Law30

Plus 30 credits of Business modules taken from:

CodeModuleCredits
BEP1010Business and Society 15
BEP1080Theory and Practice of Management 15
BEP1050Economics for Management 15

Year 2

CodeModuleCredits
LAW2015CThe Law of Torts 30
LAW2004CThe Law of Contract Law 30
BEP2040Strategic Concepts for Business 15
BEP2020Project Management 15
BEP2070Social Enterprise Management 15
BEP2010Sustainable Enterprise Economy 15

Year 3

CodeModuleCredits
LAW3041CEquity and Trusts30
LAW3017CLand Law30

Plus 30 credits of Business Modules from a selection of options.

CodeModuleCredits
BEP3060Small Business Management15
BEP3070Crisis, Change and Creativity in Organisations 15
BEP3030Globalisation and Internationalisation 15
BEP3040Local-Global Innovation 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 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. Teaching comprises small group interactive lectures and workshops, mooting, debating and engagement with practitioners.

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.

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; a helpdesk at Truro Combined Court and a range of advocacy projects. Uniquely our students will have the opportunity to be involved in preparing legal argument for clients who wish to be represented at court.

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.

Professional experience in the UK or abroad

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. 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.

If you opt for our Professional Placement programme you’ll get the opportunity to put into practice some of the things you’ve learnt in your first two years. This means that you’ll come back to us for your fourth and final year well-equipped with practical experience in your chosen area of study. What’s more, your placement will give you a proven employment track record and extra confidence when you set out to find your first graduate job.

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

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 2017) 20 per cent of the full fee for UK and International placements and 15 per cent of the full fee for Erasmus Placements. Fees for 2018 have not yet been set so please visit our dedicated page for up to date information.

am thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to gain first-hand experience alongside not only world-class legal professionals but commercial and technical professionals too… To be even a small part of this enormous project is fantastic, and will set you apart from other candidates when applying for vacation schemes and training contracts.

Placement: EDF NNB Legal

Tom, studying LLB with Professional Legal Placement.

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