Boost your career prospects with our unique law and business programme. Achieve a Qualifying Law Degree while also developing skills in management, communication, and finance. In this combined programme, you’ll acquire knowledge of legal and business concepts, while also improving your transferable workplace skills.
Prepare yourself for employment in a wide variety of fields with our LLB (Hons) Law with Business course. This programme is perfect for students who wish to gain a Qualifying Law Degree while also developing a wider range of business-related knowledge and skills*.
The course content encompasses a wide variety of legal modules including Criminal Law, Land Law, Contract Law and a number of substantive and optional law modules. Our business-specific modules will then grant you the opportunity to develop key business skills with modules covering business strategy, operations management and more.
Level 5 and 6 students are also given the opportunity to develop their knowledge of an area of business that is relevant to their career or interests through a number of thought-provoking optional modules. These include consumer behavior, e-business and marketing, leadership and managing teams and many more.
Developed and taught by subject experts in both disciplines, this course will allow you to develop knowledge of the major institutions and trends in the business environment in addition to a thorough understanding of the social, political, economic, historical and ethical dimensions of law.
*The start date and details of this course are still subject to University approval. In the event that approval is not granted by your course start date, an alternative date will be offered or a full refund is given. If we need to make changes to this programme as part of the University of Essex validation process, we will communicate these to you at the earliest possible date.
Learning and assessment
Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.
All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options are chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.
All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organized into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.
Teaching methods and style
As we are a 100% online university, we utilize a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.
This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.
You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.
We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. LLB (Hons) Law with Business assignments are based on real-life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.
You are always aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.
We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:
showing your marks clearly in your grade book, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your grade book is always up to date
assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for the end of year exams
ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser
the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria
We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.
On successful completion of your LLB (Hons) Law with a Business degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.
We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.
This programme will prepare students for a wide range of high-level careers in both business and law-related industries. Students wishing to pursue a career in law will be able to progress in this field to achieve professional recognition from the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
The versatile business-specific modules on this programme also ensure that students are equipped with the desirable management, communication and financial skills required to excel in professional, global business environments.
1. Academic Entry Route
In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for the LLB (Hons) Law with a Business degree you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:
Three A-levels, or equivalent; plus
If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent.
You are required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies
2. Work Experience Entry Route
To apply for the LLB (Hons) Law with Business degree via our Work Experience Entry Route you must meet the following criteria:
GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
Three years’ relevant work experience; plus
If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent
If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.
You will be required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies.
21-day money back guarantee
We want to give you the opportunity to experience a University of Essex Online course for a 21-day trial period. That’s why we have introduced our money back guarantee. If you start the course and decide it’s not for you during the first three weeks, you will receive a full refund.