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BBL Bachelor of Business and Laws (Cornwall) - 2025 entry

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code NM00
Duration 3 years
Entry year 2025
Campus Penryn Campus
Discipline Law
Contact

Web: Enquire online
Phone: +44 (0)1392 723192

Typical offer

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A levels: ABB
IB: 32/655
BTEC: DDM

Contextual offers

A-Level: BBC
IB: 28/554
BTEC: DMM

Overview

  • The BBL allows you to have the ‘best of both worlds’ studying both law and business in equal measure to gain a thorough understanding of how companies are operated, managed and regulated
  • As well as tackling case studies, you will discuss current issues in business and debate key theories developing your presentation, team working, communication and problem-solving skills
  • You will thrive in our strong, close-knit community with an unrivalled commitment to excellence in teaching and a curriculum designed to support your learning at every stage.
  • You will 'learn by doing' from your first week at university as you tackle real world problems using both your subjects, including the immersive learning events of HACK, IMPACT and IMAGINE, unique to the Penryn Campus
  • We help prepare you for your future career by embedding transferrable skills across the programme, o-creating your learning experience with businesses, law firms, legal NGOs and non-profit organisations.

Please note that the BBL programme does not cover all of the Foundations of Legal Knowledge.

Find out more on our dedicated Cornwall pages.

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Contact

Web: Enquire online

Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 72 72

Top 200 in the world for Law

QS World University Subject Rankings 2024

Employer-led presentations from law firms to develop skills and improve opportunities

Working alongside the internationally recognised, triple accredited University of Exeter Business School

Triple accreditation indicates adherence to rigorous quality control and extremely high standards of teaching.

Top 10 in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 and The Complete University Guide 2024

Entry requirements (typical offer)

Qualification Typical offer Required subjects
A-Level ABB n/a
IB 32/655 n/a
BTEC DDM n/a
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Access to HE 24 L3 Credits at Distinction Grade and 21 L3 credits at Merit Grade. N/A
T-Level Distinction N/A
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBC
IB: 28/554
BTEC: DMM

Specific subject requirements must still be achieved where stated above. Find out more about contextual offers.

Other accepted qualifications

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English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

NB General Studies is not included in any offer.

Grades advertised on each programme webpage are the typical level at which our offers are made and provide information on any specific subjects an applicant will need to have studied in order to be considered for a place on the programme. However, if we receive a large number of applications for the programme we may not be able to make an offer to all those who are predicted to achieve/have achieved grades which are in line with our typical offer. For more information on how applications are assessed and when decisions are released, please see: After you apply

Course content

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 optional modules.

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 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.

120 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
LAW1023C Legal Foundations 1 15
LAW1024C Legal Foundations 2 15
LAW1040C Criminal Law 1: Foundations 15
LAW1041C Criminal Law 2 Companies and Organisations 15
BEP1010 Business and Society 15
BEP1080 Theory and Practice of Management 15
BEP1040 Marketing in a Digital Age 15
BEP1120 Introduction to Economics 15

75 credits of compulsory modules, 45 credits of optional modules

Students must ensure they take a minimum of 60 optional Law credits across Stages 2 and 3, with a minimum of 30 credits in Law at Stage 3

Compulsory modules

a Students must pick at least ONE of LAW2015C or LAW2004C. They do not have to take both.

CodeModule Credits
LAW2015C The Law of Torts [see note a]30
LAW2004C Contract Law [see note a]30
BEP2040 Strategic Concepts for Business 15
BEP2020 Project Management 15
BEP2210 Circular Enterprise Economy 15

Optional modules

CodeModule Credits
BEP2050 Finance for Business 15
BEP2070 Social Enterprise Management 15
BEP2110 Workplace Wellbeing 15
BEP2120 Digital Technologies and the Future of Work 15
LAW2115C Legal Foundations for Sustainable Business 15
LAW2016C Environmental Regulation and Redress 15
POC2047 Work Placement 15

You will spend your third year on an industrial placement.

You will spend your third year on a professional placement.

45 credits of compulsory modules, 90 credits of optional modules

Students must ensure they take a minimum of 60 optional Law credits across Stages 2 and 4, with a minimum of 30 credits in Law at Stage 3

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
BEP3070 Crisis: Change and Creativity in Organisations 15
BEP3030 Globalisation and Internationalisation 15
BEP3040 Local-Global Innovation (Cornwall Research Seminar Series) 15

Optional modules

CodeModule Credits
LAW3195C Corporate Law, Theory and Governance 15
LAW3194C The Law of Corporate Finance 15
LAW3047C Dissertation 30
LAW3110C Legal Research Paper 1 15
LAW3111C Legal Research Paper 2 15
BEP3110 Marketing Strategy 15
LAW3017C Land Law 30
LAW3041C Trusts 30
LAW3084C Constitutional Law 15
LAW3085C Human Rights Law 15
LAW3108C Business and Human Rights Law 15
LAW3016C Legal Response to Environmental Destruction 15
BEP3010 Social and Technological Innovation 15
BEP3011 Business and Climate Change 15
GEO3457 Geographies of Democracy 15
GEO3467 Human-Animal Interactions 15
POC3110 State Crime 15
LAW3301C Law and Policy for Sustainable Organisations 15

Course variants

UCAS code: NM02

Why choose a year on an Industrial Placement?

Spending up to a year carrying out a graduate-level work placement as part of your degree programme is an invaluable opportunity. It unlocks a world of experience that allows you to develop essential employability and transferrable skills for your future career. You will take full responsibility for finding and organising your placement in a business setting of your choosing (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.

Does it count towards my degree?

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

Is the placement paid?

Students taking a placement year can normally expect to receive the equivalent of an annual wage of £16,000 to £18,000 for the time they are working.

How does it affect my tuition fees?

During your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee of approximately 20% of the maximum fee for that year. Find out more on our tuition fee webpages.

How do I apply?

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.

UCAS code: NM03

Why choose a year on a Professional Placement?

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.

Does it count towards my degree?

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

Is the placement paid?

Students taking a placement year can normally expect to receive the equivalent of an annual wage of £16,000 to £18,000 for the time they are working.

How does it affect my tuition fees?

During your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee of approximately 20% of the maximum fee for that year. Find out more on our tuition fee webpages.

How do I apply?

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

Fees

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

UK students: £9,250 per year
International students: £23,700 per year

Scholarships

The University of Exeter has many different scholarships available to support your education, including £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*. Financial support is also available for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, lower income households and other under-represented groups to help them access, succeed and progress through higher education.

* Terms and conditions apply. See online for details.

Find out more about tuition fees and scholarships

Learning and teaching

We place an emphasis on small group learning giving you ample opportunity to participate, ask questions and get to know your tutors. Teaching includes:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Small group seminars
  • Trial preparation
  • Advocacy skills workshops
  • Mock trials
  • Mediation and negotiation practice
  • Teamwork

How will I be assessed?

  • Essays
  • Open-book exams
  • Portfolio of work
  • Research projects
  • Mock case preparation
  • Oral presentations
  • Client management 
  • Reflective journals

You must pass your first year modules in order to proceed but your performance at this level does not count towards your final degree classification.

Optional modules outside of this course

Each year, if you have optional modules available, you can take up to 30 credits in a subject outside of your course. This can increase your employability and widen your intellectual horizons.

Proficiency in a second subject

If you complete 60 credits of modules in one of the subjects below, you may have the words 'with proficiency in [e.g. Social Data Science]' added to your degree title when you graduate.

  • A Foreign Language
  • Data Science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Social Data Science

Find out more about proficiency options

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Law in Cornwall

Law degrees in Cornwall form part of a portfolio of programmes available at our world-class Exeter Law School. Our collaboration with the University of Exeter Business School is unique to the Penryn Campus. Our modules in Environmental Law and Policy, Human Rights and Company Law are available to undergraduate students across Campus, creating a learning environment which respects and benefits from such a diverse cohort of learners.

We are committed to creating a diverse and thriving student community. We believe that this is achieved by providing a supportive learning environment, which nurtures talent through-out your time with us. In addition, in Cornwall, students will benefit from a bespoke learning experience with intentionally low student-staff ratios and an unrivalled commitment to excellence in teaching.

Find out more on our dedicated Cornwall pages.

Your future

Graduates from this degree will have a knowledge of key aspects of law such as Torts, contract and company law along with an understanding of economics, management, marketing and project management giving them an advantage in both the law and industry. Alongside this you will gain a range of academic, personal and professional skills including:

  • Analytical, critical and independent thinking
  • Articulating ideas and arguments
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem solving
  • Project work and teamwork
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Organising, planning and time management

Career paths

The wealth of knowledge and transferable skills gained studying a Business and Law degree enables graduates to pursue employment in a wide range of careers including:

  • Banking, accounting and finance
  • Advertising, marketing and PR
  • Journalism and media
  • Charity, not-for-profit and NGO’s
  • Human resources and recruitment
  • Politics
  • Teaching

Further study

Students can undertake further study in order to enter the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister or undertake postgraduate programmes within the fields of Law or Business such as:

  • LLM Master of Laws
  • International Management
  • MBA
  • Marketing

Exeter Award and Exeter Leaders Award

Many of our students participate in The Exeter Award and The Exeter Leaders Award. These schemes encourage you to participate in employability related workshops, skills events, volunteering and employment which will contribute to your career decision-making skills and success in the employment market.

Developing your skills and career prospects

We have a dedicated, award-winning Careers Service, with an office at our Penryn campus, ensuring you have access to careers advisors, mentors and the tools you need to succeed in finding employment in your chosen field on graduation. 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

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