Law with Business (2017 Entry)

Course type: Single Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:ABB
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Law, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Course Overview

Keele is a leading UK law school offering interdisciplinary qualifying law degrees.

Commercial awareness’ is a key attribute for any graduate aspiring to work in the legal and related services sectors. This innovative pathway partners law with a bespoke route in business through which students will acquire a secure grounding in, and systematic understanding of, the intellectual traditions and perspectives that underpin the study of business as a distinctive discipline, alongside all the law modules needed for an LLB.

You’ll learn the key principles and doctrines underlying English and EU law, developing an understanding of its social, political, historical and comparative contexts. Practical experience could be developed by participating in mooting (practising oral arguments), interviewing clients, and working as a Community Legal Companion, as part of our innovative CLOCK programme. You’ll develop a well-informed approach to problem solving which will be invaluable in a law or business.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Single Honours

Below is an indicative range of modules you could study as part of single honours Law with Business. 

First year

Core modules:

  • Legal Skills
  • Public Law: Constitutional Law 
  • Torts: Foundations
  • Management in Context
  • Legal Systems
  • Public Law: Administrative Law
  • Torts: Development
  • Global Business Environment

Second year

Core modules:

  • Land Law
  • Contract Law 
  • Criminal Law

Elective modules:

  • Social Theory at Work
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility 

Third year

Core modules:

  • EU Law
  • Equity and Trusts

Elective modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Elective Law module
  • Elective Business Management module 

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

This programme is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board and can be a qualifying law degree, offering the professional exemptions you need to train to practise as a solicitor or barrister, but with an enhanced understanding of commercial and business needs. It will also open up a wide range of other possible careers, especially in business and finance. After further study and/or training you might work as a licensed conveyancer, chartered accountant or tax advisor, for example.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

LLB Law with Business : M1N1 View Unistats for this course
LLB Law with Business with Foundation Year: M1L6 View Unistats for this course

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Accreditation

This subject/programme is accredited by The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. Please note the following:

Module Selection: You should note that to have your award recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) you must study Law modules of not less than 240 credits in a 360 credit degree programme and that the coverage of Foundations of Legal Knowledge subjects must amount to not less than 180 credits. Those of you wishing to achieve a QLD must satisfy both the Keele requirements for the award of a single honours degree as well as the requirements of the professional bodies.

Regulations: Your programme has professional accreditation and while there are no specific regulations, which you have to agree to abide by, you should be aware that the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) has a responsibility under the Solicitors Act 1974 to ensure that those who are admitted to practice as solicitors are of satisfactory character and suitability (SRA weblink). The Bar Standards Board applies similar criteria to those seeking admission as barristers. If you intend to seek professional qualification you will therefore be required to complete a screening process before you are admitted as a solicitor or barrister. This may include a request to the University for a reference as to your suitability to practice. Any such reference must include information about any finding of academic misconduct (cheating or plagiarism).