LLB Law with Management

Kawaljit Kaur LLB Law with Management Aston University
Aston University appealed to me due to the business-orientated aspect it provides with its courses, including Law. I found this quite rare when researching Law at other universities.”

Kawaljit Kaur

Entry requirements

A Level Entry: AAB/ABB*
(*variable offers are available)
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD

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

One of few law degrees with an integrated placement year
Business & Management studies ranked Top 30 (Complete University Guide, 2019)
Gain legal knowledge in a business context
100% Overall Satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2018)

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: 32 points overall in the IB diploma with 6,6,5 - 6,5,5 at HL. 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 C/4
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.

UCAS applicants who select this course as their Firm choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard (however, initial offers will not be lower than stated above).

Tuition fees: £9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students. £14,950 for International students (£2,500 during placement year) (2018). More on fees. 

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

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 core modules studied are:

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

You will then select one of the following optional modules:

  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Intellectual Property Law


Year 3

You will spend this year in a professional placement. This year is compulsory for applications from 15th August 2018.

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
  • Business Ethics
  • Fraud, Bribery & Corruption
  • Professional Conduct and Ethics
  • Free Speech, Outrageous Invasions and the Media
  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • 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 is provided by a mix of coursework and examination. 

Course Director

Kris Lines

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3028
Email: k.lines@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 (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) 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 professional exemptions depending on the modules studies and standards reached, by applying directly to organisations including: 

  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Accreditation is a stamp of quality and prestige for a business school and its programmes. Aston is proud to be among 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation. 

Our four year course with an integrated placement during the third year gives you the chance to put theory into practice, gain relevant work experience, and develop professional and transferable skills.This year is compulsory for applications from 15th August 2018.

We have a dedicated Employer Team within our Careers and Placements department who have links with local, national and international organisations and advertise vacancies to students through an online platform exclusively for Aston students and graduates.  

The placement year also increases your commercial awareness and gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in practice. The opportunity to undertake a study placement with one of our international partner institutions is also available if you would prefer.

Find out more about the Aston placement year, and view the careers and placements page.

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.

  • Wright Justice Law Scholarship for Aston Law students

    The Wright Justice Scholarship is awarded to First-Year LL.B. students from Aston University who demonstrate exceptional ability with regards to their academic performance, their diligence, and most importantly their commitment to their own professional and personal development. The award, which spans over three years, allows for the recipient of the award to be exposed to the practices of a leading local legal firm in all areas of its expertise, with the promise of a Training Contract interview at the conclusion of the Scholarship.

    For more information about this scholarship, please contact Gayatri Patelg.patel4@aston.ac.uk

I'd love to hear from you.

Kris Lines Law Aston University
Kris Lines, Course Director

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