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LLB Law with Management

Aston University Law with Management
The business school is recognised internationally and has a worldwide reputation. I believed studying at Aston would stand me in good stead for the future.

 

Laura Lovelock 


Entry requirements

A Level Entry: AAB/ABB

BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD

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

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One of few law degrees with an integrated placement year
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Law is ranked in the Top 25 (Guardian University Guide, 2017)
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Obtain an industry recognised law degree
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Aston Business School holds triple accreditation status

Course information 

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

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

Typical offers:
A Levels: AAB - ABB 
IB: 35/34 points. Minimum scores of 6, 6, 5 at Higher level. 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 B/5
GCSE English – grade B/5
Please note that General Studies does not contribute towards the UCAS points requirement but is welcomed as an additional qualification.

Tuition fees: £9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students. £14,630 for International students (£2,500 during placement year) (2017). More on fees. 

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.

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 modules studied are:

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

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* 

Plus 2 optional modules*
 

*Optional modules include:  

  • Law of Restitution
  • Competition Law and Policy
  • Law of Financial Regulation
  • International Sales Law
  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Intellectual Property and Law

Learning & 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

Peter Coe

As a Senior Lecturer in Law Peter’s work focuses on three main activities: firstly, his research relating to two distinct areas of Media Law (i) defamation and the protection of corporate reputation and (ii) social media’s impact on freedom of expression, media freedom, privacy and reputation; secondly, his teaching and convenorship of Criminal Law and Professional Skills & Ethics; and thirdly, his interest in employability and his role in developing and managing relationships with practice and industry partners.

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3677

Email: p.coe@aston.ac.uk

Gayatri Patel

Gayatri joined Aston University as a Lecturer in Law in September 2014. She holds an LL.B (First Class honours) and an LL.M in International Human Rights Law (with Distinction) from the University of Leicester, where she is also completing her Ph.D.

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3633

Email: g.patel4@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.

This is a qualifying law degree. It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board 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 exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Our integrated placement year allows you to undertake a professional paid placement, where you gain valuable practical experience. We have links to over 1000 different organisations and advertise around 3000 posts each year.

The placement year also increases your commercial awareness and gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in practice. The Law with Management programme at Aston is not intended to be just a ‘normal’ LLB law degree, but aims to offer students a genuine opportunity to stand out to prospective employers.

You are not limited to undertaking a purely legal placement as the whole of the Business School placement scheme is open to you.

Find out more about the placement year at ABS.

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 

Our graduates are extremely successful in finding employment, examples of graduate positions they have obtained are:

  • Solicitor - Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Paralegal - UK Government 
  • Legal Trainee - Societe Generale Private Banking 
  • Legal Analyst - Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Business Compliance Handler - Royal Bank Of Scotland
  • Credit And Contract Analyst - Hilton Hq
  • Business Consultant - Atos Consulting
  • Deal Compliance Executive - Wowcher

Aston Law students have access to the Mock Court Room, which is used for extracurricular activities by the Law society, including Mooting.


Interested? 
I'd love to hear from you.

Gayatri Patel Law Aston University
Dr Gayatri Patel, Course Director

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