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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

LLB Law with Business

1. Programme Details

Programme nameLLB Law with Business Programme codeUFL3LAWSBECA
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Cornwall Campus
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

This three year LLB Law with Business degree programme is fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board and covers all the foundation subjects required to pass the Academic Stage which forms part of the professional qualification as a barrister or solicitor.

The programme also provides students with an opportunity to study business and management modules. Law and Business are complimentary subjects that can open various career paths and provide the critical, practical and analytical skills required to succeed in a rapidly changing business world.

On graduation you will be able proceed to the Solicitors’ Legal Practice Course or the Barristers’ Bar Professional Training Course.

We aim to offer as many activities as possible to help broaden your career development and equip you with the skills employers find most valuable. These include activities and skills developed through learning and teaching, such as group work, research and analysis, communication and argumentation, and advocacy and negotiation; as well as other extra-curricular activities, including a team building exercise, employer visits, mooting, pro bono and other skills sessions (such as CV building and employment applications), which provide many opportunities to gain transferable skills and to meet and interact with potential employers.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

The law and business degree programme will equip students with a qualifying law degree and a high level of business and commercial awareness skills which are transferrable to both a career in the law and in business. Graduate will have a qualifying law degree that will enable them to go onto legal practice after the completion of the vocational stage of study and training. The course will develop a range of attributes to enable students to be adept problem solvers, work collaboratively and gain a deeper understanding of the business and legal careers market.This programme is intended to provide students with an opportunity to study both business and law in a way that develops an understanding of the law in the world of business. The programme offers an opportunity to develop business knowledge and skills, while also nurturing an understanding of law as a discipline in the context of business. Specifically the programme intends:

 

  • To provide you with a thorough knowledge of the foundation subjects of English law that meets the requirements set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for the academic stage of legal training.

  • To enable you to identify, locate and critically appraise legal materials.

  • To enable you to apply the principles of law and legal rules to solve and analyse practical problems, and to advise what to do in practical situations.

  • To enable you to understand some of the major theoretical foundations of law and to evaluate them.

  • To enable you to understand law and its operation in its social, political, economic and legal practice contexts.

  • To teach you how to reason logically, supporting the process with legal authority, academic commentary and by reference to other relevant materials.

  • To enable you to plan to meet the challenges of business through the development of project management skills.

  • To enable you to research problems related to business operation and practice, and to solve and analyse practical problems, and to plan what to do in commercial situations.

  • To enable you to understand some of the major theoretical foundations of business, strategy, economics and commerce, and to evaluate them.

  • To enable you to understand how business and operate in their law social, political, economic, legal and commercial contexts.

  • To teach you how to reason logically, supporting the process with legal authority, academic commentary and by reference to other relevant materials.

  • To provide you with a comprehensive and integrated legal education through the study of individual modules and through the complimentary interaction of modules across the programme.

  • To provide you with the necessary personal and key skills to enable you to develop as an independent, autonomous and reflective individual and generally as a developing professionals

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

Your LLB Law with Business programme is a 3 year programme of study at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 6 (as confirmed against the FHEQ). This programme is divided into 3 ‘Stages’. Each Stage is normally equivalent to an academic year.  The programme is also divided into units of study called ‘modules’ which are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work.

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site:

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/law/lawbusiness/

You may take Option Modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site above.

In stage 3 of the programme, you must take at least 60 credits in law and 15 credits in business (both at level 6). Of the remaining 45 credits, you may choose up to 30 credits’ worth Elective Modules from outside the programme and/or any of the stage 3 programme Option Modules in law or business. In choosing modules, any necessary prerequisites must be satisfied, the timetable must permit it, and you must not already have taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/law/lawbusiness/You may take Option Modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site above.In stage 3 of the programme, you must take at least 60 credits in law and 15 credits in business (both at level 6). Of the remaining 45 credits, you may choose up to 30 credits’ worth Elective Modules from outside the programme and/or any of the stage 3 programme Option Modules in law or business. In choosing modules, any necessary prerequisites must be satisfied, the timetable must permit it, and you must not already have taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 1


90 credits of compulsory Law modules, 30 credits of optional Business modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW1023C Legal Foundations 1 15Yes
LAW1024C Legal Foundations 2 15Yes
LAW1027C Constitutional Law 15Yes
LAW1028C Human Rights Law 15Yes
LAW1040C Criminal Law 1: Foundations 15Yes
LAW1041C Criminal Law 2 Companies and Organisations 15Yes

Optional Modules

And 30 credits from following Business options.

View option modules here

Please note that modules are subject to change and not all modules are available across all programmes, this is due to timetable, module size constraints and availability.

Stage 2


105 credits of compulsory modules, 15 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW2015C The Law of Torts 30Yes
LAW2004C Contract Law 30Yes
BEP2040 Strategic Concepts for Business 15Yes
BEP2020 Project Management 15No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEP2210 Circular Enterprise Economy 15No
BEP2050 Finance for Business 15No
BEP2070 Social Enterprise Management 15No
BEP2110 Workplace Wellbeing 15No
BEP2120 Digital Technologies and the Future of Work 15No
LAW2115C Legal Foundations for Sustainable Business 15No
LAW2016C Environmental Regulation and Redress 15No
POC2047 Work Placement 15No

Stage 3


60-90 credits of compulsory modules, 30-60 credits of optional modules

Compulsory Modules

a LAW3084C Constitutional Law and LAW3085C Human Rights Law allow those transferring from the BBL to be awarded a qualifying law degree and is compulsory for those following that route. Those who have already studied LAW3084C Constitutional Law and LAW3085C Human Rights Law cannot take them.

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW3041C Trusts 30Yes
LAW3017C Land Law 30Yes

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW3195C Corporate Law, Theory and Governance 15No
LAW3194C The Law of Corporate Finance 15No
LAW3047C Dissertation 30No
LAW3110C Legal Research Paper 1 15No
LAW3111C Legal Research Paper 2 15No
LAW3084C Constitutional Law [See note a above]15No
LAW3085C Human Rights Law [See note a above]15No
BEP3070 Crisis: Change and Creativity in Organisations 15No
BEP3030 Globalisation and Internationalisation 15No
BEP3110 Marketing Strategy 15No
BEP3040 Local-Global Innovation (Cornwall Research Seminar Series) 15No
LAW3016C Legal Response to Environmental Destruction 15No
LAW3108C Business and Human Rights Law 15No
LAW3112C Law and Technology 15No
LAW3300C Law and Policy for Sustainability 15No
BEP3010 Social and Technological Innovation 15No
BEP3011 Business and Climate Change 15No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the essential theoretical, conceptual and practical features of the English legal system, its institutions and procedures;
2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the fundamental rules, theories, principles and conceptual framework of business, strategy, economics and management;
3. Follow and understand current developments in English law in the subjects of study;
4. Follow and understand current developments and practice in business and management in the subjects of study;
5. Research a legal related question and demonstrate competence in applying legal knowledge in order to formulate and evaluate a response to it;
6. Research problems related to business operation and practice, and demonstrate competence in applying knowledge to formulate and evaluate a response to them;
7. Demonstrate detailed and accurate understanding of some of the relevant legal practice, commercial, social, corporate social responsibility, strategy, economic, management theory, political, historical, philosophical, ethical and cultural contexts within which the law and business operate.

Subject knowledge and skills are acquired through lectures, tutor led seminars, group work, business planning, presentations, library tuition, essays, workshops, formative work and reflective learning.

1. Unseen or seen examinations 1-7: for example, some compulsory modules involve an unseen examination;

 

2. Open/closed note examinations 1-7: for example, some law modules and business modules involve an open note examination;

 

3. Assessed essays 1-7: for example, some law and business modules involve assessed essays;

 

4. Assessed presentations 1-6; for example, some law and business modules involve assessed presentations.

 

5. Assessed group work 2, 4; some modules require group work and presentations law modules require group working, but involve assessment of individual learning from the group project. Students are not assessed on their group learning.

 

6. Assessed report writing 1-6; some business modules involve report writing;

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

8. Identify, locate, retrieve and evaluate efficiently legal and other relevant information in paper, electronic and online form, with minimum guidance.
9. Use the theoretical legal knowledge to provide practical advice and imaginative solutions to particular problems, independently and effectively.
10. Employ business planning and management practice to solve practical problems.
11. Use the theoretical business and management knowledge to provide practical advice and imaginative solutions to particular problems, independently and effectively.
12. Work independently to synthesise information from a number of primary and secondary legal and other sources; appreciate their relative value; and separate the relevant from the peripheral.
13. Work as part of a group to devise practical solutions to particular problems.
14. Make an independent and effective critical judgement about the merits of particular arguments and make reasoned choices between alternative solutions or arguments.
15. Communicate technical information and argument effectively and concisely, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the discipline and in task-specific ways.

Essays, lectures, group work, presentations, business plans, seminars, legal skills workshops and formative work.

7. Essays / coursework 6 -10: for example some compulsory modules will involve an assessed essay; some stage three optional modules also involve assessed essays – see optional module details;

 

8. Legal skills 6 -10: developing legal skills runs through all Law modules, but this is especially emphasised in the stage one compulsory Legal Foundations module;

 

9. Oral skills are required for you to put across your arguments clearly and concisely 6 -10: all syndicate meetings, seminars and other workshops, as well as assessed presentations, require you to do this.

 

10. Examinations often contain a large element aimed at testing ability to separate the relevant from the irrelevant. 6 -10.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

16. Manage time effectively, plan activity and prioritise tasks by working to strict deadlines and demonstrating an ability to work under pressure.
17. Work and interact effectively and proactively in a group, share information and ideas, and manage related practical matters.
18. Work independently, managing your time and learning resources efficiently, and developing appropriate task-specific strategies.
19. Work as part of a team developing solutions in conjunction with others.
20. Communicate clear and reasoned arguments, accurately and effectively, in both oral and written form.
21. Reflect on, evaluate and assess own learning and ability autonomously, and where necessary proactively seek and make effective use of advice and feedback.
22. Identify, retrieve and use, independently and efficiently, a range of library-based and electronic resources with minimum guidance
23. Apply appropriate strategies for solving conceptual and practical problems, making critical judgements and choosing autonomously between alternative solutions and arguments.

Key skills are an integral part of the degree programme. Particular aspects of the programme focus on personal and key skills development. Seminars encourage you to work independently and in groups with the aim of presenting and criticising materials in interesting and varied forms (skills 8- 20). Coursework particularly encourage skills 8-15); lectures (12, 14, 16, 20); legal skills seminars (e.g. advocacy and negotiation) (13-19); and business skills (skills 8-10, 13-19). 

Personal Development Planning and Personal Tutor meetings focus upon your development of all key skills and your ability to reflect upon this.

11. Examination skills 12, 14-16, 18: this applies to all modules assessed by examination.

 

12. Coursework skills 8-15: this applies to all modules assessed by essay.

 

13. Oral presentations 8-20: this applies to all modules involving oral contributions and assessed presentations, both as individuals and as a member of a group.

 

14. Group work 1-8, 10, 12-13, 17, 19-20 23 : this applies to all modules involving group work and assessed group presentations.

7. Programme Regulations

Undergraduate (UG) Programmes: The programme consists of 360 credits with 120 credits taken at each stage. Normally not more than (?) 60 credits would be allowed in any one term. The pass mark for award of credit in UG modules (NQF levels 4-6) is 40%.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit.

Undergraduate (UG) Programmes: Up to 30 credits of failure can be condoned in a stage on the following conditions:

  1. You must have registered for and participated in modules amounting to at least 120 credits in the stage.
  2. You must pass the modules marked with a 'Yes' in the 'non-condonable' column in the tables above.
  3. You must achieve an average mark of at least 40% across the full 120 credits of assessment in the stage, including any failed and condoned modules.

Assessment and Awards

UG Programmes: Assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. The award will normally be based on the degree mark formed from the credit weighted average marks for stages 2 and 3 combined in the ratio 1:2 respectively.

Classification

The marking of modules and the classification of awards broadly corresponds to the following marks:

Undergraduate Degrees                                        Postgraduate Degrees

Class I    70% +                                                        Distinction   70%+

Class II   Division I 60-69%                                       Merit            60-69%

Class II   Division II 50-59%                                     Pass            50-59%

Class III  40-49%

Full details of assessment regulations for UG programmes and PGT programmes assessment regulations can be found in the Teaching Quality Assurance Manual (TQA) on the University of Exeter website. Generic marking criteria are also published here.

Please see the Teaching and Quality Assurance Manual for further guidance. 

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

IT Services provide a wide range of services throughout the Exeter campuses including open access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. A helpdesk are maintained on the Penryn Campus, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

 

  • Student health and welfare
  • FXU 
  • Woodlane Day Nurserysituated on the Woodlane Campus the nursery provides early years education and full day care for children from 1 year.  
  • Penryn Campus ChaplaincyThe Multifaith Chaplaincy provides confidential pastoral care to students of all faiths and none - we are here to listen and usually have a ready supply of tea and cake. We provide spiritual support, look after religious needs and we have links to local faith communities. We're also willing to help with faith-related academic projects and we enjoy getting involved in ethical debates, social justice issues and charitable adventures!
  • AccessAbility 
  • The Career Zone is here to help you prepare for life after University by answering your career/postgraduate related queries.  

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(This three year LLB Law with Business degree programme is fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges review the quality and standard of teaching and learning in all taught programmes against a range of criteria through the procedures outlined in the Teaching Quality Assurance (TQA) Manual Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

LLB Law with Business

19. UCAS Code

M111

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

360

ECTS credits

180

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Law

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/09/18

Date of last revision

15/02/2021