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LLB (Hons) Business Law with Foundation Year

UCAS CODE: M22F
  • Study Mode: Full time
  • Location: High Wycombe / Uxbridge / Aylesbury
  • Duration: Four Years
  • Start Date: September 2021

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Want to acquire an insider’s knowledge of the law? Wish to develop high-level skills in communication, analysis and research? During this course you will gain specialist knowledge of the law relating to the regulation and commercial activities of businesses large and small.
With small class sizes and lecturers with a strong background within the legal profession and academia, we can give you the support and skills you need. We focus on training you to become a successful lawyer, eligible to practice across a number of legal areas.
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At BNU, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why we’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities through our SU – all to enrich your university experience. 

Why study this subject?

Law is one of the most complex and fascinating systems in the world. It’s constantly evolving to reflect and adapt to social attitudes. Careers in law are varied and challenging.

Whether you’re interested in a career in the legal profession, business, or the law-related areas of accountancy, financial regulation, insurance and government services, an LLB (Hons) Business Law degree could be for you.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

At Buckinghamshire New University, we’ll help you develop the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of a business law degree head on and build a successful career.

On this course, you’ll learn the fine details of criminal law, contract law, tort, public law, European Union law, land law and equity & trusts. These are core areas required by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority and Bar Council and will be covered throughout your time with us.

Alongside specific areas of the legal profession including media law and the English legal system, you’ll take modules in professional skills, intellectual property and economic analysis. These modules help bring a broader outlook on the industry and hone your skills to a level ready for the workplace.

You’ll concentrate on the interactive and dynamic nature of law and legal practice and be provided with opportunities for legal research, scholarship and debate at all levels. You’ll also acquire the necessary skills in communication, problem solving, research and analytical competencies.

Our lecturers are practitioners as well as academics, bringing depth and different perspectives to your studies. They also work with industry and professional bodies to develop our curriculum and course modules, so you’ll hear regularly from guest speakers about their legal specialisms, as well as from our law alumni.

You’ll have opportunities to take trips, including visits to civil and criminal courts, to enhance your employment prospects. You can also reap benefits from joining the Students’ Union’s Law and Mooting Societies.

We’ll support you to find work experience that’s suited to your interests. Our location means that London, and all the opportunities it offers, is within easy reach

What facilities can I use?

We’ve invested in a range of state-of-the-art facilities across our campuses to support your learning.

Our library is the perfect place to find the resources you need and a quiet place to study, filled with four floors of books, journals, computer suites and study rooms. Or, if you’d rather work off campus, e-Journals and resources are only a few clicks away using our Virtual Learning Environment.

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What will I study?

Through this specialist course, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of law’s broad disciplines, developing key transferable skills for an enduring career in this exciting industry.

Our programme will help you develop two key abilities: intellectual rigour and an openness of mind. These qualities are both essential in today’s modern world of business, financial regulation and law.

How will I be taught and assessed?

This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

You will benefit from studying in a dynamic, exciting environment, alongside lecturers with a strong background within the legal profession and academia.

Your tutors are committed to nurturing your development within this field, ensuring you graduate with the skills and capabilities for a successful and fulfilling career.

You’ll be part of small group classes, giving you the support you need as you learn about complex legal systems, and you’ll be developing your employability skills at the same time.

Placements Plus

BNU is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student, to increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

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LLB (Hons) Business Law Programme Specification

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to enquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to admissions@bucks.ac.uk

Find out more about our General Entry Requirements.

 

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

Year 1 Modules

Preparing for Success Knowledge and Creativity

Preparing for Success Self-development and Responsibility

Inquiry Based Learning

Introduction to Law

Project

Employability and Enterprise

Year 2 Modules

Criminal Law

EU Constitutional and Procedural Law

English Legal System

Law of Contract

Professional Skills 1

Professional Skills 2

Year 3 Modules

Business Analytics (optional)

Economic Analysis (optional)

EU Internal Market Law

Business Organisations

Employment Law (optional)

Intellectual Property Law 1 (optional)

Law of Tort

Professional Skills 3

Public Law

Year 4 Modules

Equity and Trusts

Law of Property

Dissertation (optional)

Research Project (optional)

Intellectual Property Law 2 (optional)

Work-Based Learning (optional)

Environmental Law (optional)

Sport and Law (optional)

Corporate Governance and CSR (optional)

Cybercrime (optional)

Corporate Communications and PR (optional)

UK Taxation (optional)

How much does it cost

Home and EU

Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022

£9,250 per year

International

International, Academic Year 2021-2022

£13,750 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

advice@bucks.ac.uk

What are my career prospects?

Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.

Many graduates of this course go on to take the professional courses needed to become a solicitor or barrister.

The skills and knowledge you acquire throughout this degree will also equip you well for the law-related areas of accountancy, financial regulation and insurance.

Alternatively, you may wish to follow a path into business, government and the public and charity sectors. This may include working for the intelligence services, politics and the police.

Did you know?

We are one of the top 10 UK universities mostly likely to produce graduates who go on to own or manage a business (Capital on Tap, 2021), find out more about this excellent news.

Course leader

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Jennifer Preston
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