Law with Business
DipHE or LLB Law (Hons) or CertHE
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What legal issues do businesses face? Join our specialist Law with Business LLB programme to build your legal knowledge and gain commercial awareness. You’ll advance your insight and expertise across complementary disciplines.
You’ll develop a deep understanding of the legal context in which businesses operate. You'll explore company law, commercial law and many other legal concepts, values and principles.
There are opportunities to build your skills through mooting and client interviewing, and perhaps even join our nationally-acclaimed mooting team. You’ll also have access to mentoring schemes and employability opportunities.
We’re a friendly, supportive community. Tutors will encourage you to join in with our activities and events.
You'll graduate ready for ongoing professional training such as the Bar course for Barristers, or preparation courses for the Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
You’re our priority
Help is always easy to access with regular meetings with your Academic Advisor, who will be a member of academic staff from the School of Law. Many tutors are involved in high profile legal research which informs their teaching.
Gain practical experience
Academic staff will help you make the most of extra-curricular opportunities including client interviewing and pro bono opportunities.
Test your legal skills
Try mooting and test your skills of legal argument and communication in our Moot court.
Optional year abroad
This module provides you with the opportunity to apply and test your subject knowledge, skills and competencies either by studying abroad or work-based learning.
Gain understanding of the legal context in which businesses operate.
You’ll get to grips with key areas of law and business. On your first year Business module you’ll take part in a business simulation where you’ll work in a team to make managerial decisions. In other modules, you’ll learn how contracts are created and examine the relationship between the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary.
In year 2, you’ll move on to more advanced modules in law and business. You’ll learn about employment contracts, issues to do with civil loss and harm, and conflicting interests over land. The Company Law for Sustainability module allows you to consider how we can embed sustainability in corporate law and policies.
Year 3 allows you to pursue specialist modules and undertake your own research. On the Independent Study module, with support from our academics, you’ll explore an aspect of law that fascinates you. Other modules, such as Business Ethics, show you how to make moral decisions as a business owner and as a human being.
Learning and teaching
Our Law with Business course has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue a QLD. We offer a selection of modules that have been carefully thought through. Our modules provide a focus on discrete areas of law, with a strong emphasis on business.
Throughout the course, our academic team employ a range of teaching and learning styles. You will be supported at every level of the course, with close access to lecturers, small seminar groups and tutorials.
You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including:
- lectures, seminars and workshops
- supervised independent learning
- court visits
- work with a wide range of practical resources.
During your studies, you’ll gain a range of personal and professional skills which will be a springboard for your future career development in a number of industries.
We use a range of assessment techniques. In some modules, you’ll be assessed through formal exams. In other modules, you may be assessed through coursework, in-class exercises or other means.
After you complete your LLB, you can go straight to the vocational stage of training. If you want to be a barrister, you’ll be ready to progress to the Bar course. You’ll also have a strong foundation of legal knowledge from which you can move on to prepare for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
After completing the course, you’ll be ready to take the next steps towards a rewarding career. A law degree can lead to a variety of careers. You could take the Bar Course and become a barrister, or start your preparation for the Solicitors’ Qualifying Exam.
Not all of our graduates go into the legal profession. For example, graduates have joined the finance sector, Police and the Civil Service, and one is now a senior policy adviser in the Home Office. There will also be many opportunities open to you in the corporate world. Graduates have gone on to a wide range of roles at large companies like Aldi, Virgin Mobile, Intel and Yell, as well as innovative micro businesses in a range of industries.
Whatever your plans, you’ll have developed a range of skills which will make you a valuable employee.
To gain further specialist legal knowledge and carve your own career path, you could undertake one of our postgraduate LLM Master of Law pathways.
Specific entry requirements
English language requirements
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
International qualifications and equivalences
How to apply
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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Questions about fees?
Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.