Overview

 

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Why study Business and law?

In a competitive global economy, knowledge of legal systems in business gives managers an edge. Understanding business functions and practice also benefits law professionals operating in demanding business environments.

Combining these two disciplines gives you greater career choice, with routes to roles in management, law, finance, the public sector and beyond.

Why University of Newcastle?

LLB(Hons) Law with Business gives you a solid foundation in business and law.

In your first year, your time will be split between both subjects. In your second and final year, you’ll study 75% law and 25% business.

Innovative modules in commercial, company, international trade and employment law run alongside business modules spanning marketing, strategic management and managing people.

You’ll be taught by experts from the reputable Law and Business Schools and be part of an active community of students and staff with a commitment to enterprise.

 

Key features of the course

Develops your expertise of topics related to the investigation, exploration and contested terrain of crime, and social harm Extends skills and insights regarding the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security and social justice Ideal preparation for work where analytical and careful decision making is required, and where initiative is valued. Please note that this masters degree is not suitable for those who wish to go on to PhD level study.

Accreditation

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards.

 

BA (Honours) 

Course Level:

Undergraduate

Credits 

180

Course

codeF756

How long it takes:

Three Years, Four Years Sandwich

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$15000.00

Entry requirements

Find out more about

Department:

Newcastle Law School

Why study Business and law?

in a competitive global economy, knowledge of legal systems in business gives managers an edge. Understanding business functions and practice also benefits law professionals operating in demanding business environments.

Combining these two disciplines gives you greater career choice, with routes to roles in management, law, finance, the public sector and beyond.

Why Newcastle?

LLB(Hons) Law with Business gives you a solid foundation in business and law.

In your first year, your time will be split between both subjects. In your second and final year, you’ll study 75% law and 25% business.

Innovative modules in commercial, company, international trade and employment law run alongside business modules spanning marketing, strategic management and managing people.

You’ll be taught by experts from the reputable Law and Business Schools and be part of an active community of students and staff with a commitment to enterprise.

Where can it take me?

Employers value the broad skillset, commercial awareness and solid legal grounding of our graduates.

Career prospects are diverse and exciting; depending on your specialism, you could choose a career in management, law, finance and banking and the public sector. Our graduates have secured roles at Rolls Royce, HP, IBM, NHS, Hayes, Microsoft, Maclaren F1 and Lidl. 

You could train as a barrister or solicitor, or undertake a business related postgraduate degree.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

You will study the following law modules:

  • Foundations for Law
  • Law of Contract*.

Plus, the following business modules:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Understanding Business and Financial Information (BIM)
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. 

Year two

You will study the following law module:

  • Law of Torts*.

Plus, the following business modules:

  • Managing People
  • Management Skills for Business and Law.

And two optional law modules from:

  • Criminal Law*
  • Land Law*
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Sports Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Information Technology Law.

Placement year (if applicable)

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you’ll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.

Depending on which you choose, you’ll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.

Final year

You will study the following law module:

  • European Union Law*

Plus, the following business modules:

  • Strategic Management (BIM)
  • Integrated Business Simulation.

And two optional law modules from:

  • Equity and Trusts*
  • Company Law in Context
  • Constitutional Law in Context*
  • Organised Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Dissertation
  • Globalisation, Trade and Natural Resources Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law of Financial Crime and Regulation
  • Media and Entertainment Law
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Law Project (if you’ve completed a placement).

* You must take these modules to get a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD).

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Fees Amount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 13000
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1625

 

Careers / Further study

Our students are valuable to employers because of the broad skillset and commercial awareness you gain from studying this subject. Combining law and business gives you more career options and a greater freedom of choice.

Depending on your specialism, you could choose a career in management, law, finance and banking and the public sector. Our graduates have secured roles at Rolls Royce, HP, IBM, NHS, Hayes, Microsoft, Maclaren F1 and Lidl.

You may want to train as a barrister or solicitor through the Legal Practice Course (LPC LLM) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), or undertake a business related postgraduate degree.    

Learning and Teaching

Our approach to learning is student-centered, supporting you to develop the skills you need to have a successful legal career.

Our modules differ in learning approaches, so you can choose those that match your style.

You’ll be allocated an academic personal tutor who will support you in your academic studies throughout your degree.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you’ll spend in different learning activities*:

Year Scheduled learning and teaching study Independent study Placement study
1 24% 76% 0%
2 24% 76% 0%
3 23% 77% 0%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year

Study time

During your degree, you will have 12 hours of teaching with a lecturer each week. 

If you complete a dissertation or take the Law in Action module, you’ll get nine more hours of classes, as well as individual contact with the staff member supervising the module. 

In Year one and Year two, you will also receive one hour of peer assisted learning (PAL) each week. 

All students can access the Academic Success Centre (ASC) for workshops and to arrange one-to-one sessions with tutors.

Assessment

You can expect to be assessed using problem and essay questions, exams, research based assessments, reflection on skills acquisition, report writing, portfolio submissions and presentations.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:

Year Written exam assessment Coursework assessment Practical exam assessment
1 48% 47% 5%
2 70% 27% 3%
3 39% 56% 5%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each yea