Commercial Law - LLB (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This qualifying law degree will give 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 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

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. Our 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.

Assessment

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.

Professional accreditation

This course is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree for progression to the Legal Practice Course (for solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (for barristers).

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code M221
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • 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/4 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.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Contract Law (core, 30 credits)
  • Criminal Law (core, 30 credits)
  • Law of Tort (core, 30 credits)
  • Legal System (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

  • European Union Law (core, 30 credits) 
  • Property Law (core, 30 credits) 
  • Public Law (core, 30 credits) 
  • Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits) 
  • Work Placement for Professional Experience (alternative core, 15 credits) 
  • Consumer Rights Law (option, 30 credits) 
  • Employment and Equality Law (option, 30 credits) 
  • Law of Advocacy and Mooting (option, 15 credits) 
  • Law of Evidence (option, 15 credits) 
  • Medical Law (option, 15 credits) 

Year 3 modules include:

  • Company Law (core, 30 credits)
  • Business Law Dissertation (alternative core, 30 credits)
  • Business Law Extended Essay (alternative core, 15 credits) 
  • Creating a Winning Business 2 (alternative core, 15 credits) 
  • Work Placement for Professional Experience (alternative core, 15 credits) 
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights (option, 30 credits) 
  • Environmental Law (option, 15 credits) 
  • Family and Child Law (option, 30 credits)
  • mmigration and Asylum Law and Tribunals (option, 30 credits) 
  • Jurisprudence (option, 15 credits) 
  • Law of International Trade (option, 30 credits) 
  • Penal Policy (option, 15 credits) 
  • Public International Law (option, 30 credits) 

What our students say

"The business modules at London Met University are amazing. I learnt a lot about strategies and analysis according to business industry. The tutors are amazing and they always pick up the latest information about the business world."
National Student Survey (NSS)

After the course

Previous graduates have gone on to train as solicitors or barristers. As a London Met student you'll be 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.

Study abroad programme

You'll have the opportunity to study in Europe, with current placements including Amsterdam, Paris and Bologna.

Additional costs

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 looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

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.

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