LLB (Hons) Law with Business University of Portsmouth
Would you like to learn skills in business leadership and people management at the same time as gaining a fully accredited law degree?
This Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a fully accredited law degree which gives you a choice to study for your solicitor exams or your Bar exams after you graduate. Alongside your study of law, you'll gain knowledge of:
- corporate social responsibility
- ethical decision making
- strategic management
- people management
This course is ideal if you're considering a career in corporate law, which is one of the most highly paid sectors of law (Prospects 2021). It will also equip you for a business career.
- Enrich your study of law with a strong foundation in key business areas such as managing people in organisations, business strategy for lawyers, leadership, ethics and governance.
- Apply your learning in our community settings, gaining real-world business and legal practice skills.
- Benefit from teaching shaped by expert staff practising lawyers and business people and understand how the legal and business landscapes are changing.
- Enrich your learning through our research expertise in data protection, international business law and legal education.
- Take our Law in Practice module and gain three months of work experience that can count towards your qualifying work experience for the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
- Get lots of practice at the type of assessment used in the first part of the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
- Cover in-depth all the foundations of legal knowledge you need to go on and take your Bar exams.
New Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE)
The route to qualifying as a solicitor has changed for new applicants.
If you accept an offer on this course after 21 September 2021, you'll need to take the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) after you graduate to qualify as a solicitor. The content and mode of assessment of many of our modules provide a good foundation for further specific SQE preparation.
If you completed or started this course, accepted an offer of a place, or paid a non-refundable deposit (international students only) before 21 September 2021 (inclusive), you can choose to take either the new SQE or the Legal Practice Course (LPC) after graduation.
This course satisfies all the degree requirements laid down by the Bar Standards Board.
Scholarships and Funding
You may be able to partly or fully fund the costs of your study with a bursary or scholarship. You can use these alongside student loans, and you don't have to pay them back.
Whether you can get a scholarship or bursary depends on your circumstances. So they aren't available to everyone.
These are the scholarships and bursaries we currently offer to home (UK) students. You may also be eligible for some of these scholarships and bursaries if you have refugee status or are seeking asylum.
- The University of Portsmouth Bursary – £750 a year
- Care Leavers Bursary – £1,750 a year
- Stand Alone Bursary – £1,000 a year
- Young Carers Bursary – £500 a year
- Unite Scholarship – a free place in halls
- Greenwich Hospital Bursary – £3,000 a year
- Sport Scholarship
- NHS Learning Support Fund – at least £5,000 a year
- Best Begins Scholarship – £5,000
- Portsmouth Football Club Partnership Scholarship – £3,000 a year towards course fees
- Sanctuary Scholarship
- Sanctuary Language Bursary
- The English Legal System – 20 credits
- Contract Law – 20 credits
- Criminal Law – 20 credits
- Public Law – 20 credits
- Managing People In Organisations (Law) – 20 credits
- Tort – 20 credits
- Land Law – 20 credits
- Strategy For Lawyers – 20 credits
- Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability – 20 credits
- Equity and Trusts (Level 5) – 20 credits
- Legal Writing and Research – 20 credits
- Human Rights Law (Level 5) – 20 credits
- Law Level 5 Personal Tutoring – 0 credits
- European Union Law – 20 credits
- Business Law – 20 credits
- Intellectual Property Law – 20 credits
- Family And Child Law – 20 credits
- CILEx Level 6 Practice – 20 credits
- CILEx Client Care Skills – 0 credits
- Advocacy, Practice and Theory – 20 credits
- Commercial Law – 20 credits
- Jurisprudence And Ethics – 20 credits
- Public International Law – 20 credits
- Landlord and Tenant Law – 20 credits
- Social Care Law (Level 5) – 20 credits
- Data Protection Law and Policy (Level 6) – 20 credits
- Equality Law (Level 6) – 20 credits
- Dispute Resolution Skills (Level 6) – 20 credits
- International Law and Armed Conflict – 20 credits
- Law of Succession (Level 6) – 20 credit
- Social Care Law (Level 6) – 20 credits
- Comparative Equality Law – 20 credits
Work placement year
You can boost your employability even more by taking an optional paid placement year between years 2 and 3.
Previous law students have had placements in organisations such as:
- Verisona Law
- Opus 2 International
- GE Capital
- Rolls Royce Motor Cars
Whatever your career ambitions, our placements team will be there to help and guide you, and you'll maintain contact with your tutors throughout the year.
The average salary for a 12-month paid placement is £19,000. It could be more or less than this amount depending on your placement. You'll only pay a small percentage of your tuition fee for this year.
Study abroad year
Between your second and third year, you can choose to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe, Asia, Australia or North America. All classes are delivered in English, you don't have to study Law, and you'll still be able to get your tuition fee and maintenance loans. You may also qualify for a government travel grant.
Law is an incredibly flexible degree. If you don't believe us, look at our blog about the seven reasons to study law.
When you graduate, you'll be ready to take your next step to train as a solicitor, a barrister or a Chartered Legal Executive. It's worth noting that Chartered Legal Executives can now become judges, coroners, advocates and partners in law firms.
Law degrees are in the top 10 degrees for employability. You'll graduate with many transferable skills that will make you very employable across other sectors. Your knowledge of the business will be particularly helpful when applying for roles within corporate law or business management.
Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:
- ABN Amro Bank
- Barlow Robbins Solicitors
- Moss & Coleman Solicitors
- Direct Line Insurance
- Phaidon International (recruitment)
- Zurich Insurance
- Andrew and Andrew Solicitors
- Digital Advertising Consultants (DAC)
- Wansbroughs Solicitors
- GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
- Travers Smith LLP
Graduates of this course have secured jobs as:
- trainee solicitor
- recruitment consultant
- business development manager
- project management consultant
- compliance officer
- estate agent
- teacher (post 16)
Ongoing career support – up to 5 years after you graduate
Get work experience while you study with support to find part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities. Towards the end of your degree and after graduation, you'll get 1-to-1 support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to find your perfect role. On top of this, you'll get bespoke careers to support through our faculty 'career-ready' programme.
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