LLB Law with Business
|Typical offer||AAB-ABB; IB: 34-32; BTEC: DDD-DDM|
|Location||Cornwall (Penryn Campus)|
The LLB Law with Business programme will equip graduates with both a qualifying law degree and a high level of business and commercial awareness skills which are transferrable 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.
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.
Also available as a 4 year course with Industrial Placement, Professional Placement or Work Abroad.
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.
|LAW1035C||Constitutional and Administrative Law||30|
Plus 30 credits of Business modules taken from:
|BEP1010||Business and Society||15|
|BEP1080||Theory and Practice of Management||15|
|BEP1050||Economics for Management||15|
|LAW2015C||The Law of Torts||30|
|LAW2004C||The Law of Contract Law||30|
|BEP2040||Strategic Concepts for Business||15|
|BEP2070||Social Enterprise Management||15|
|BEP2010||Sustainable Enterprise Economy||15|
|LAW3041C||Equity and Trusts||30|
Plus 30 credits of Business Modules from a selection of options.
|BEP3060||Small Business Management||15|
|BEP3070||Crisis, Change and Creativity in Organisations||15|
|BEP3030||Globalisation and Internationalisation||15|
Full module descriptions
For full module descriptions please visit the Law website.
Entry requirements 2019
AAB-ABB; IB: 34-32; BTEC: DDD-DDM
Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma will need to meet the AS/AL requirements in addition to the BTEC.
International students should check details of our English language requirements and may be interested in our Foundation programme for Humanities, Law and Social Science.
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 place considerable emphasis on the development of legal skills and elements of legal research, problem analysis, teamwork, legal writing and reasoning, negotiating and advocacy. Our Peer Tutors offer a peer mentoring scheme during your first year, led by student volunteers.
You will usually have between 10-12 hours of lectures, workshops or seminars each week and be expected to spend around 30 hours in private study. You’ll also be encouraged to discuss aspects of modules with lecturers during fixed consultation times.
We’re actively engaged in introducing new methods of learning and teaching, including increasing use of interactive computer-based approaches through our virtual learning environment where you can access study information and take part in discussion forums.
You will usually have around 10 hours of lectures, syndicates or seminars each week, as well as the opportunity to attend a ‘surgery’ with a subject tutor, and be expected to spend around 30-40 hours in private study.
We will assess your progress in a variety of ways to allow you to fully demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have acquired during your studies.
In the first year you will undertake assessments that are predominantly examination based. Examinations are not simply tests of memory: they are designed to test your ability to argue persuasively and to apply the law correctly in a given situation. Therefore, in some modules you may be permitted to bring unannotated statute books into the examination while in others, your full notes are permitted. As you progress through the degree you will be assessed in a greater variety of ways. Thus you may be called upon to make oral presentations or work collaboratively with others. Similarly, you may be required to produce the sort of written work that you might find in legal practice such as an opinion or ‘skeleton’ arguments.
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.