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LLB Law with Business (Cornwall) - 2023 entry

Please note: The below is for 2023 entries. Click here for 2022 entries.
UCAS code M111
Duration 3 years
Entry year 2023
Campus Penryn Campus
Discipline Law
Contact

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

Typical offer

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A levels: AAB - ABB
IB: 34/665 - 32/655
BTEC: DDD-DDM

Contextual offers

A-Level: BBB-BBC
IB: 30/555-28/554
BTEC: DDM-DMM

Overview

  • You will graduate with both a law degree and a high level of business and commercial awareness
  • 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
  • You will work together with other students in small groups in both law and business, taking part in mock trials and negotiations, advising real businesses, drafting legal documents and creating business plans.
  • By co-creating your learning experience with law firms, businesses, legal NGOs and non-profit organisations we enable our graduates to be ‘the most useful person in the room’ for any organisation they join.

Find out more on our dedicated Cornwall pages.

Accreditation

Our LLB programmes provide an excellent start to a legal career if that is your goal, equipping you with the knowledge and skills that will support you towards the next steps to professional legal qualification. This includes the 'foundations of legal knowledge' subjects required for the academic stage of qualification as a barrister. If you plan to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, after you graduate you will need to comply with the further training and other requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board, or the relevant regulatory body in the country in which you intend to practice.

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Contact

Web: Enquire online

Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 72 72

High quality education in a small, friendly campus in beautiful Cornwall

The LLB Law with Business includes practical experience of law through clinical work

Working in partnership with law firms to develop skills and improve opportunities for our students

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.

The Law with Business course is holistic and engaging. My favourite part of this course is the mock trials that are held throughout the year. It makes you think critically about how to structure legal arguments and put yourself in the shoes of certain clients or lawyers.

I love the fact that I can discuss engaging topics about the nature of law in the real world with my professors. I think that the business modules give you a wide variety to choose from in your law degree and are a great addition to your skillset. Penryn is a beautiful place, I find that it's a great place to focus on your studies.

Read more from Summer

Summer

LLB Law and Business Studies student

Entry requirements (typical offer)

Qualification Typical offer Required subjects
A-Level AAB-ABB n/a
IB 34/665-32/655 n/a
BTEC DDD-DDM n/a
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Contextual Offer

A-Level: BBB-BBC
IB: 30/555-28/554
BTEC: DDM-DMM

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

Other UK, EU and International equivalences

View UK, EU and International equivalences

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 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. 

Optional modules

CodeModuleCredits
BEP1010 Business and Society 15
BEP1040 Marketing in a Digital Age 15
BEP1080 Theory & Practice of Management 15
BEP1120 Introduction to Economics 15

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
LAW2015C The Law of Torts 30
LAW2004C Contract Law 30
BEP2040 Strategic Concepts for Business 15
BEP2020 Project Management 15
BEP2210 Circular Enterprise Economy 15

Optional modules

Plus 15 credits of Business modules taken from:

CodeModuleCredits
BEP2070 Social Enterprise Management 15
BEP2110 Workplace Wellbeing 15
BEP2120 Digital Technologies and the Future of Work 15
BEP2050 Finance for Business 15

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
LAW3017C Land Law 30
LAW3041C Trusts 30

Optional modules

Choose 2 / 3 options in Business out of 6


CodeModuleCredits
BEP3030 Globalisation and Internationalisation 15
BEP3040 Local - Global Innovation 15
BEP3070 Crisis: Change and Creativity in Organisations 15
BEP3010 Social and Technological Innovation 15
BEP3011 Business and Climate Change 15
BEP3110 Marketing Strategy 15

Choose 2/3 Options in Law from the law options list. View optional modules here.

Course variants

UCAS code: M115

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: M118

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 2022 entry

UK students: £9,250 per year
International students: £20,000 per year

* Please note that the fees for students starting in 2023 have yet to be set. The fees provided above are the fees for students starting in 2022 and are for guidance only. We will post the fees for 2023 entry shortly.

Scholarships

The University of Exeter has over £2.5 million in scholarships available for students applying to study with us from September 2022 - including our Global Excellence Scholarships* for international fee paying students and financial support 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.

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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.

Award-winning law firm, Michelmores gives an annual prize to second year Law with Business students at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus. The prize, which was launched in 2021 seeks to recognise the student who demonstrates the best commercial awareness during the course of their second-year studies.

” A thorough understanding of the business landscape is a vital skill for Law graduates and something we particularly look for in our trainees.".

Read more from Tim Richard

Tim Richard

managing partner at Michelmores

Research

The Exeter Centre for Environmental Law (ExCEL) is based in Penryn Campus, Cornwall, as a home to cutting edge research in the fields environmental law, policy and governance across the institution, with interdisciplinary focus, implementing the University’s Strategy for 2030.

ExCEL focuses its research on:

  • promoting the study and development of environmental, climate, land, and marine law and policy;
  • stimulating debate, collaboration, and networks in response to the most pressing needs of international, European, national, and local environmental matters;
  • supporting teaching and training in the fields of environmental, climate, land, and marine law.

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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