Business Law - LLB (Hons)
Why study this course?
This qualifying law degree gives you the necessary foundation to go on to train as a barrister or solicitor. It focuses entirely on the branches of law relevant to business lawyers, with specialist commercial and financial law modules.
In the most recent (2015-16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
This law course is built around specialist commercial and financial law modules, designed to make you more employable in business and financial services fields, as well as in law. You'll develop independent research and communication skills, and learn how to argue your case in mooting competitions in our purpose-built mock courtroom.
You’ll benefit from our strong links with leading professions in law, government and business. A new collaboration with Clyde & Co and the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) will include a group mentoring programme for first-year students. If you join, you’ll be invited to a nearby law office for six interactive sessions with qualified lawyers.
You’ll also have access to our Legal Advice Clinic, which offers pro bono legal advice to staff and students at the University. The clinic runs once a week during term time, and you’ll have the opportunity to observe the legal interviewing and advising process, engage with the duty solicitor regarding case issues and accompany the relevant lawyer(s) if the case proceeds to court.
While studying, you’ll have the option to join our Law Mentoring Programme, where you’ll be paired with a postgraduate mentor who will help you develop your career. You’ll also be invited to a number of workshops, taster sessions and networking events, including our annual “Get into Law” day, featuring a panel of legal professionals.
You can also join our Street Law programme, which gives you the opportunity to engage with members of the local community on topical socio-legal issues. You’ll enhance your research and critical thinking skills, and gain experience of presenting to the public.
You'll be assessed through essays, examinations, presentations and research projects. We won't assess you entirely through exams or in-class tests, unless required by professional bodies. We'll encourage you to work in teams as this enables you to learn from each other and develop important project skills.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- for entry in the 2017-18 academic year: a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels (or a minimum of 112 points UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification)
- English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)
Entry from appropriate foundation and access courses will be considered. Applicants with appropriate work experience are also welcomed.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.
Year one modules include:
- Legal Systems
- Criminal Law
- Law of Tort
- Contract Law
Year two modules include:
- Public Law
- Property Law
- European Union Law
- Consumer Rights Law (optional)
- Employment and Equality Law (optional)
Year three modules include:
- Equity and Trusts
- Company Law
- Law of Finance and Taxation (optional)
- Landlord and Tenant Law (optional)
- Environmental Law (optional)
"The business modules at London Met University are amazing. I learnt a lot of strategies and analysis according to business industry. The tutors are amazing and they always pick up the latest information about business world."
National Student Survey (NSS) 2016
Previous graduates have gone on to train as solicitors or barristers. As a London Met student, you’re also eligible for a discount on our paralegal training course, where you’ll train as an outdoor clerk or barristers’ clerk. The course lasts three days and is delivered by an external trainer in the moot courtroom.
Other potential career paths include business, media, voluntary organisations and NGOs. Our online vacancy system, Prospects, lists opportunities for full-time, part-time and voluntary work.
You'll have the opportunity to study in Europe, with current placements including Amsterdam, Paris and Bologna.
We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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How to apply
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.
When to apply
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course.
Our UCAS institution code is L68.
Visit UCAS for more details.
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News and success stories
The annual Future Legal Mind competition launches this week. The winner has a chance to receive £5,000 and a work experience placement.
Date 25 Apr 2018 Time 5:00 PM Venue London Metropolitan University
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