The details
Location: Online Mode of study: Part-time Qualification: LLB (Hons) Indicative duration: 48 months
Start date: January 2020 Tuition fee: £18,500 (learn more) Funding options: Call +44 (0) 1206 489 358 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

If you’re looking for a law degree that’s different to anything else out there – well, we’re the only 100% online provider offering an LLB Law with Business, for a start. Whether you’re excited about a career in business and believe that a Qualifying Law Degree would support your business career, or you are keen to start a legal career with a commercial slant then our LLB Law with Business programme could be right for you.

You’ll gain a through grounding in the essentials of both law and business, including:

  • civil and criminal aspects of the English Legal System
  • the functions and importance of operations management
  • legally enforceable contracts and the factors that render them unenforceable
  • how a market economy functions and the role of government within it
  • the establishment and management of trusts and complex property transactions

As the only fully assignment-based Qualifying Law Degree accredited by the SRA and BSB, through which you can complete the academic stage of legal education, you’ll be able to pursue a career practicing law professionally, and your specialism in business will make you an asset to many national and international corporations.

Your final project can focus on any topic within the scope of your studies and will include independent research and a detailed and succinct analysis of your chosen area of law.

Why we’re great

  • This is the only 100% online and part-time LLB Law with Business course available, with no requirement to travel to assessment centres or complete timed examinations.
  • It is also the only law course accredited by the SRA as a Qualifying Law Degree that is assessed exclusively through assessments.
  • Global recognition and validation by the University of Essex rated 29th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

The LLB (Hons) Law with Business is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

 

Level 4 modules:

Level 5 modules:

Level 6 modules:

 

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

† These modules are compulsory and must be passed in order to achieve a Qualifying Law Degree.

Teaching methods

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

Our courses are delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your personal Student Adviser

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

 

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.

We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Adviser, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise.

 

Study duration

Our LLB (Hons) Law with Business course has an indicative study duration of 4 years, which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability.

It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.

All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year.

On successful completion of your degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Legal knowledge is a highly useful commodity in a range of roles, including management, finance, human resources, education, local and central government and the voluntary sector. The business skills you will gain open up your career possibilities further, allowing you to succeed in a range of commercial roles within any organisation.

As a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), this course allows you to complete the academic stage of legal education. If this is your objective, you must complete all your degree studies in no more than six years and achieve a minimum of a lower second class honours degree. See more about the path to qualifying as a lawyer here.

We know that many people from non-traditional backgrounds would succeed on our courses! That’s why we offer two different entry routes, taking into account your prior work experience and relevant qualifications. You will also need to meet our English language requirements.

Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within the first three weeks of the course in order to continue with your studies.

 

Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our LLB (Hons) Law with Business, you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • three A-levels or equivalent

 

Work Experience Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Work Experience Entry Route requirements for our LLB (Hons) Law with Business, you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • three years’ relevant work experience

 

English language requirements

As our courses are delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0. Don’t worry if you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification – we offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Full tuition fee: £18,500
Monthly tuition fee: £385

  • Designated for undergraduate student loans in England.
  • Simple monthly payment plan available, enabling you to spread the cost over the duration of your studies.
  • Full payment discount of 10% of the tuition fee if you pay upfront.
  • International scholarship of 10% of the tuition fee if you are based outside the EU.

Please note that the up-front payment discount can be used in combination with the Alumni discount or international scholarship. The Alumni discount cannot be used in combination with the international scholarship.

Find out more information about our discounts and scholarships here.

Our course fees are fully inclusive – all teaching materials and required reading are included, and there are no hidden charges for assessments or resits. We also charge the same fee for domestic and international students.

Subject specialists, industry authorities and experienced academics: the tutors who teach modules on the LLB (Hons) Law with Business are experts in the field of Law. Take a trip to our tutors page to meet the staff who will be guiding you through the course content.

What our students say

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Adam Newman - LLB (Hons) Law with Business

It’s never too late to follow your passions. I have always had a keen interest in law, this is mostly because when you think about it, there isn’t much in life that isn’t affected by law in one way or another. I am employed full time as the owner of my own company and really can’t afford to take time away to attend a university. The University of Essex Online has offered and delivered on flexible learning. The course structures are easy to follow, and I can fit my study around both work and family life. It is a struggle at times, but nothing worthwhile is ever easy. I have discovered over my studies that the University of Essex Online are there to help you succeed. They will support you through the challenges and help you to achieve your goals. When I have finished my degree, I hope to be able to continue studying further. This will include completing a masters. It has

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