2019
2020

Law with Management LLB

This course is currently available through Clearing

Call 0800 917 5923 or apply online

  • Entry Requirements:
    A Level: BBC | BTEC Unref: DDD | BTEC Ref: DMM | GCSE C/4 in English and C/4 Maths

Course overview

  • Course level
    Undergraduate
  • Course type
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3/4 years
  • Course options
    Optional placement year
  • UCAS code(s)
    M1NF (3 years)
  • School

Entry requirements

  • A-levels (2019 entry)
    ABB - BBB
  • BTEC extended diploma
    DDD
  • International baccalaureate diploma
    32 points overall with 6,6,5 - 6,5,5 at HL. Minimum scores of 5 in English and Maths.
  • Further requirements
    GCSE: 5 GCSEs at C or above, including Maths Grade C/4 and above and English Language OR English Literature Grade C/4
More information

Key Dates

  • Start date
    September
  • Open Days
    Our next Open Day is taking place on:
    Saturday 5th October
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Course summary

This course enables you to acquire a qualifying law degree, along with sought after commercial management knowledge and skills.

Entry requirements and fees for 2019

3 years (or 4 years - including integrated placement year)

UCAS Code: M1N2 (4 years), M1NF (3 years)

Typical offers:
A Levels: ABB - BBB
IB: 32 points overall in the IB diploma with 6,6,5 - 6,5,5 at HL. Minimum scores of 5 in English and Maths at standard level
BTEC, Access & other: BTEC Extended Diploma DDD. Access to HE students are eligible to apply for this course.

Further requirements:
5 GCSEs grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade C/4
GCSE English Language OR English Literature – grade C/4
Please note that General Studies does not contribute towards the UCAS points requirement but is welcomed as an additional qualification.

UCAS applicants who select this course as their Firm choice may be eligible for a lower offer. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard (however, initial offers will not be lower than stated above).

Tuition fees: £9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students. £15,250 for International students (£2,500 during placement year) (2019/20). More on fees

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

International students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.For more information about qualifications view our Aston in your country webpage.

Course outline

Legal practice is changing. A successful legal career requires more than legal knowledge, business awareness and management skills are also essential. This exciting degree course has been designed with the changing nature of legal practice in mind. It builds on Aston Business Schools' longstanding strengths in legal and management education and has been developed with input from the legal profession.

The course enables you to acquire a qualifying law degree, along with management knowledge and skills. This enables you to understand the commercial context within which legal issues arise, which is essential if you are to understand your client’s needs.

Please note: this course will no longer be running after September 2019 entry. 

Subject guide and modules

Year 1 

In your first year you will study a mixture of legal and management subjects. These will give you an insight into the law-making process, the manner in which contractual relationships are regulated, the ways in which financial performance is measured as well as the economic and psychological issues associated with managing (and working within) organisations. The modules are:

  • Constitutional & Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour
  • Accounting For Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Legal Skills and System

Year 2

In this year the proportion of your time spent studying law will increase. This will give you a more detailed insight into the law making process and your management and business skills are developed further through your participation on Aston Business School core modules.

The core modules studied are:

  • Law of Torts
  • Land Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Policy 
  • Business Economics

You will then select one of the following optional modules:

  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Intellectual Property Law

Year 3

You will spend this year in a professional placement. This year is optional for all students. 

See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

Final Year

The final year builds on the first three years and provides you with a thorough knowledge of the law as it affects corporate activity. The legal and practical issues associated with business activities that cross national frontiers are also explored as are the techniques used to develop strategy within organisations. The modules studied are:

  • Equity and Trusts Law
  • European Union Law

Choose from the following options:

  • Taxation: Policy and Practice        
  • Dissertation
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Fraud, Bribery & Corruption
  • Professional Conduct and Ethics
  • Free Speech, Outrageous Invasions and the Media
  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Intellectual Property and Law
Learning, teaching and assessment

Learning and teaching

You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, guest lectures, visits to law courts, and case studies. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.

Mooting and presentations are used to develop advocacy skills and problem solving exercises are used extensively to help apply legal knowledge to real life situations.

Assessment

Assessment is provided by a mix of coursework and examination. 

Course Directors

Elizabeth Dolan

Phone: +44(0)121 204 4378

Email:  e.dolan@aston.ac.uk

Lauren Traczykowski

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3185

Email: l.Traczykowski@aston.ac.uk 

Personal Development

This degree is designed to also give you a range of transferable and practical skills to help you succeed within your chosen career. We make extensive use of group working and presentations to prepare you for the reality of working life. Such work develops your team working and negotiating skills.

Our placement year gives you the genuine practical experience that is invaluable in developing an appreciation of legal, business and cultural issues which cannot be fully replicated in the lecture room.

Professional accreditations and exemptions

This is a qualifying law degree. It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) as satisfying the academic stage of legal training for solicitors or barristers. As an Aston LLB graduate you can therefore proceed directly to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course.

Graduates can also gain professional exemptions depending on the modules studies and standards reached, by applying directly to organisations including: 

  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW

Accreditation is a stamp of quality and prestige for a business school and its programmes. Aston is proud to be among 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation. 

Placement year

Our four year course with an integrated placement during the third year gives you the chance to put theory into practice, gain relevant work experience, and develop professional and transferable skills. This year is optional for law students.

We have a dedicated Employer Team within our Careers and Placements department who have links with local, national and international organisations and advertise vacancies to students through an online platform exclusively for Aston students and graduates.  

The placement year also increases your commercial awareness and gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in practice. The opportunity to undertake a study placement with one of our international partner institutions is also available if you would prefer.

Find out more about the Aston placement year, and view the careers and placements page.

Career prospects

This programme will equip you with the legal and business skills you need to be effective lawyer, solicitor or barrister. It also provides an excellent foundation for a variety of other professions where legal knowledge is required such as taxation, accountancy, consultancy and human resource management.  

Examples of positions our graduates have obtained include Legal Trainee, Legal Analyst, Business Compliance Handler, Credit and Contract Analyst, Business Consultant, Deal Compliance Executive, Commerical Paralegal and Litigation Assistant at organisations such as Pinsent Masons LLP, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Hilton Hq, Wowcher, McDonalds, Tesco, The British Fashion Council and Dentons LLP.

Scholarships and bursaries
  • Wright Justice Law Scholarship for Aston Law students

    The Wright Justice Scholarship is awarded to First-Year LL.B. students from Aston University who demonstrate exceptional ability with regards to their academic performance, their diligence, and most importantly their commitment to their own professional and personal development. The award, which spans over three years, allows for the recipient of the award to be exposed to the practices of a leading local legal firm in all areas of its expertise, with the promise of a Training Contract interview at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

    For more information about this scholarship, please contact Gayatri Patelg.patel4@aston.ac.uk
What's it like to study at Aston?

When I attended an open day, Aston University treated students as individuals as opposed to a number. The teaching staff were approachable and helpful which enabled me to achieve great results. The accessibility to the university is extremely easy with it being in the centre of Birmingham.

Abigail Holden
Bar Professional Training Course
What's it like to study at Aston?

Aston equipped me with excellent legal skills and transferable qualities that stood me in good stead for life after graduation. Mooting helped me to develop my public speaking skills and gave me the confidence to pursue a career at the Bar. My lecturers were supportive of my career and provided help, guidance and encouragement in order for me to achieve my ambition of becoming a barrister.

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