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.
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:
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 BGCSE English – grade B 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 (2017). More on fees.
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:
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:
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.
Choose from the following options:
Plus 2 optional modules*
*Optional modules include:
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.
Students who are made an offer will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.
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 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.
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.
Our teaching accommodation has very recently been completely refurbished and all lecture theatres and seminar rooms are fully equipped with the latest teaching aids. Extensive use is made of our Virtual Learning Environment to help support your studies.
Aston Business School has dedicated computer suites for the exclusive use of its undergraduates and many campus areas are WI-FI networked. The university library facilities are extensive, modern and accessible and specialist staff are available to help you find the information you need.