Key facts

Location:

Stoke-on-Trent Campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years full-time
UCAS code: M221
Academic year: 17 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

Our LLB (Hons) Business Law is a qualifying law degree as recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB).

* This course is subject to validation.

The Law (Business Law) degree delivers a stimulating learning experience to enable you to become an outstanding business law graduate with an international perspective. This course offers a distinctive knowledge base relating to business law and the opportunity to develop skills in the area of commercial awareness to enhance your employability within this field.

The Business Law and Commercial Awareness module (which you will study in Year 2) is a distinctive feature of this course and provides the opportunity to examine key areas of business law such as: employment law, environmental law, company law and directors’ duties, and professional negligence in the context of commercial awareness.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: LLB (Hons) Business Law

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree.

Accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purpose of a Qualifying Law Degree

Course content

As well as being taught the core elements of Law, you will be encouraged to understand the nature of business regulation and legal risk, whilst developing your problem-solving, networking and meeting skills.

In Year 1 you will study the same subjects as all three-year LLB course routes, developing a solid understanding of areas such as the English Legal System, Contract Law and Law and Society. A workshop-based skills module runs throughout this academic year along with large group sessions and small workshops covering another three core modules. The focus is on practice-based learning using authentic scenarios and skills exercises.

In Year 2 you will continue with your study of foundations of legal knowledge, but also study Business Law and Commercial Awareness – a module distinctive to your course.

In your final year, in addition to the final core module of Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies, you will focus on specialist business law modules such as: Company Law, Commercial Transactions, Employment and Equality Law and Intellectual Property Law.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at a given level, you may have more choice in later parts of the course. 

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue. We aim to ensure that all optional modules run as scheduled. If for any reason an optional module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Before you can register on some optional modules, you may be required to have undertaken prerequisite modules. Some module combinations may not be allowed.

Year 1

Semester 1
Module title
English Legal System and Legal Skills Compulsory
Contract and Problem Solving Compulsory
Tort Law and Civil Remedies Compulsory
Law and Society Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
English Legal System and Legal Skills Compulsory
Contract and Problem Solving Compulsory
Tort Law and Civil Remedies Compulsory
Constitutional Law Compulsory

Year 2

Semester 1
Module title
Criminal Law Compulsory
Property Law and Application Compulsory
Administrative Law and Human Rights Compulsory
Business Law and Commercial Awareness Compulsory
Semester 2
Module title
Criminal Law Compulsory
Property Law and Application Compulsory
European Union Law Compulsory
Business Law and Commercial Awareness Compulsory

Year 3

Semester 1
Module title
Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies Compulsory
Intellectual Property Law Optional
Environmental Law Optional
Information Technology Law Optional
Commercial Transactions Optional
Company Law Optional
Employment and Equality Law Optional
Advice Clinic and Client Interviewing Optional
Work Experience Optional
Rules of Criminal Evidence Optional
Research Project Optional
Dissertation Optional
Client Interviewing and Negotiation Optional
Semester 2
Module title
Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies Compulsory
Intellectual Property Law Optional
Environmental Law Optional
Information Technology Law Optional
Commercial Transactions Optional
Company Law Optional
Employment and Equality Law Optional
Advice Clinic and Client Interviewing Optional
Work Experience Optional
Rules of Criminal Evidence Optional
Research Project Optional
Dissertation Optional
Client Interviewing and Negotiation Optional

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.