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Law with Business
DipHE or LLB Law (Hons) or CertHE
Are you fascinated by the law and the context in which commercial lawyers operate? Would you like to study for a qualifying law degree (QLD) while building strong commercial awareness?
Our Law with Business degree is a distinct and unique degree course. You will build a solid foundation of legal knowledge by taking modules from the School of Law. At the same time, you’ll enhance your business knowledge with modules from our Business School. These modules are designed to build your understanding of the legal context in which businesses operate.
- explore how businesses operate
- examine commercial strategy
- delve into international trade and competitive advantage
- develop your knowledge and understanding of key legal concepts, values and principles.
As a student of both the School of Law and our Business School you’ll benefit from access to a wide range of career employability events, including:
- guest lectures
- law fairs
- pro bono work schemes
- mock trials conducted by real judges and barristers.
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
You will develop a deep understanding of key commercial and legal concepts, in the context of our ever-changing global environment. For example, the interdisciplinary module ‘Company Law and Sustainability’ looks at ways to embed sustainability into corporate law.
In Year 1 you'll develop a sound understanding of principal areas of law. Modules introduce you to a range of topics related to criminal, contract and public law and you'll study the foundations of business.
Year 2 modules are more advanced. You can choose from a range of optional modules which allow you to strengthen your knowledge of topics such as:
- business strategy
- international business law
- employment law
- environmental law
In Year 3 you’ll study topics which allow further specialisation. You also have the option of carrying out your own research projects.
Throughout your degree, you can take part in extracurricular activities such as:
- mooting competitions
- client interviewing competitions
- Law Society events.
After you graduate
Our Law with Business degree is a suitable education for a wide variety of careers because it is a qualifying law degree. Upon graduation, some students will embark on a professional practice route, while others will choose not to practice law.
As an Oxford Brookes law graduate you will be confident in communicating legal knowledge and you will have the techniques of research, analysis and articulation that are transferable to postgraduate study and to a wide range of careers. Whether you choose a career in legal practice or not, your law with business degree will open many doors.
We pride ourselves on maintaining strong links with major law firms, and we have an excellent reputation for creating high calibre and sought-after trainees.
Potential careers that previous students have gone on to include:
- Policy advisors
- Public prosecutors/defenders
- Probation Service
- Government Legal Service
- Community worker
- In-house lawyer
- Civil Servant
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.