Overview

Why study law with business?

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 the 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. 

This course allows you to work towards a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This gives you the professional qualifications needed to progress to the Legal Practice Course (LPC LLM) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to train as a solicitor or barrister.

Gain valuable real-world skills and experience through study trips and business-related work placements. Mock trials, law simulations and Pro Bono work will ensure you graduate with a practical understanding of law and familiarity with the industry.

 

Accreditation

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Institutional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

 

LLB(Hons) Law with Business

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 criminology and law?

Studying criminology gives you a deep understanding of crime and criminal justice in the real world.

It complements and contextualises legal study, and is useful for those looking to practise criminal law or work in the criminal justice system.

Why Newcastle?

BA(Hons) Criminology and Law is a flexible course that allows you to explore topical modules spanning criminal justice, penology, sexual offences and offending.

Gain a solid grounding in criminological research methods and practice. Develop valuable legal skills such as mooting and negotiating alongside your academic studies. Graduate with crucial skills that enhance your employability and prepare you for diverse careers in law or criminology.

This hands-on course gives you real-world insight and helps you develop professional abilities through community engagement and work-based learning.

You’ll study both law and criminology in equal measure in your first year and then opt to major in one or the other from year two.

If you major in law, you’ll have the option to graduate with a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This gives you access to our Legal Practice Course (LPC), which includes the option to do an LLM in Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) or Bar Professional Training Studies (BPTS) to become a solicitor or barrister.

Law majors can choose from a range of modules that provide academic discourse as well as examples of real-life cases. Criminology majors get to explore contemporary issues through practical lab sessions.

Where can it take me?

The knowledge and professional skills you’ll gain on this course are highly valued by employers. They also provide a solid foundation for a variety of careers.

This degree combination leads naturally to a career in criminal law. But depending on your specialism, you could pursue a career as a solicitor, barrister, legal adviser or paralegal, or as a teacher, social worker, counsellor or charity worker.

There are also opportunities with the police, prison and court services, as well as the legal sector.

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 years (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.

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in the English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement:If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to meet the UK Border Agency’s and the University’s minimum English language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. You can include points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) towards overall tariff. You must have at least two A-Levels.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 levels 3 credits at merit.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

If you wish to study Year one at University Centre, please remember to add the Campus Code ‘E’ to your application.

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. Newcastle welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for Foundation Year entry into this or other related degree courses.

If you receive an offer for this course, you may be invited to attend an Offer Holder Day in February or March. These are a great opportunity to find out what it’s really like to study here. You’ll experience taster lectures or workshops, meet your course tutors, current students and other offer holders.

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

Criminology and Law students are highly valued by employers because of their broad skillset and knowledge base.

This degree combination leads naturally to a career in criminal law. If you major in law, you could pursue a career as a solicitor, barrister, legal adviser, legal executive or paralegal.

You could also begin a career in HR, finance, teaching, advice and charity work or the public sector.

Many students train as a barrister or solicitor through the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Practice Course (LPC LLM), or undertake one of our LLMs.

If you major in criminology, you could go into research, education, social work, counselling, charity work and healthcare. There are also opportunities with the police, prison and court services, as well as the legal sector.

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*Subject to approval

 

Our approach to learning is student-centred, 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.

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.

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 year