BBL Bachelor of Business and Laws
|Typical offer||AAB-ABB; IB: 34-32; BTEC: DDD-DDM|
|Location||Cornwall (Penryn Campus)|
Law and business are closely related disciplines, and within this programme the two disciplines are blended so graduates will enjoy a thorough understanding of how companies are operated, managed and regulated. Graduates from this degree will have an advantage in both the law and industry. This degree is a new and innovative programme taught in partnership with Exeter Business School.
The programme contains compulsory study of Law modules most useful to those seeking careers in industry and business. The programme also contains Business modules that provide a sound understanding of key areas of business (economics, management, marketing, project management) with a unique emphasis on growing sustainable and innovative businesses. This joint honour degree is intended allow graduates to study both law and business in equal measure.
Please note that the BBL is not a qualifying law degree, and further study would be necessary before a graduate could enter the legal profession.
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.
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.
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.
Full module descriptions
For full module descriptions please visit the Law website.
Entry requirements 2020
AAB-ABB; IB: 34-32; BTEC: DDD-DDM
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:
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 and Business Schools. Teaching comprises interactive lectures, small group seminars, trial preparation, advocacy skills workshops, mock trials, mediation and negotiation practice, teamwork and 1-1 skills sessions. 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 business and legal professionals throughout the design of our degree means that employability skills and prospective employer criteria are at the heart of the learning experience. Members of our Industry Advisory Group also contribute to our masterclass series and to our mooting programme.
Inter-disciplinarity 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.
As well as some traditional academic essays and open-book exams, we use a variety of assessment methods including assessment by portfolio of work, research projects, mock case preparation, oral presentations, client contact work, teamwork and reflective journals. 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.
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.