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Law and Business & Management

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LLB Law and Business & Management at Aberystwyth University is a joint honours degree that explores two stimulating, challenging and complimentary disciplines.

For the Law aspects of the course, you will be taught in the oldest and most established Law department in Wales by expert staff - many of whom have also practiced as solicitors - providing a practical application to your theoretical studies.

For the Business & Management aspects of the course, you will be taught in the Aberystwyth Business School, by active academics who have a wide range of interests across marketing, operations management, finance, accounting, strategy, human resource management and entrepreneurship.

Combined together this degree has been engineered for a student who wants to succeed in a legal career or global business management practice.

Course Overview

This is a practical degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced professionals, and academics. You will be taught by professionals who are active for large organisations eg GRETA, the Youth Justice Board, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. You will benefit from excellent social and professional opportunities, eg visits to Law Fairs and Inns of Court in London. You will also have the option to participate in our national and international competing Mooting Society, in order to develop your key advocacy and litigation skills.

On the Business & Management modules you will gain insight into the world of business, management and enterprise. You will gain an understanding of the impact of changes in the business environment eg economic events, political events; gain a broad understanding of management in practice; and develop in-depth knowledge of trade and commerce in both the public and private sector. You will also develop a solid grasp of the complexity of management challenges and the combined impact of the economic, financial, human and legal issues that leaders encounter.

Our Staff

Department of Law and Criminology lecturers are mostly either qualified to PHD level or have professional experience and qualifications as practicing lawyers. Many staff also have a PGCE (Higher Education).

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

Modules September start - 2023

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Fundamentals of Management and Business AB15120 20
Marketing Principles and Contemporary Practice AB17120 20
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance AB11120 20
Legal and Criminal Justice Systems LC10120 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Contract Law LC13820 20
Criminal Law LC10520 20
Tort LC11120 20

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Human Resource Management AB25420 20
Operations and Supply Chain Management AB25120 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation AB25220 20
Marketing Management AB27120 20
Commercial Law LC26220 20
Company Law LC27220 20
Drugs and Crime LC28220 20
Environmental Law LC27720 20
Equity and Trusts LC24920 20
Family and Child Law LC26420 20
Human Rights LC25220 20
International Law LC26920 20
Labour Law LC26820 20
Land Law LC24820 20
Medicine Ethics and the Law LC26720 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Careers

LLB Law and Business & Management opens up a range of exciting opportunities for you.

You will be a strong candidate for further training to become a solicitor, or you could consider another career path.

Our graduates have found work in the following fields:

  • criminology
  • financial management
  • business
  • human resources
  • international relations
  • journalism
  • education
  • chartered accountancy
  • investment banking
  • insurance
  • underwriting
  • risk management
  • marketing management
  • retail management
  • distribution and logistics management.

Studying this degree will equip you with the following skills and abilities:

  • the confidence to select and deploy the most appropriate range of legal methodologies
  • the ability to write and communicate with a range of audiences, evaluating and organising information
  • the ability to gather, assimilate and interpret a wealth of legal information quickly and accurately
  • the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both speech and writing
  • effective analytical, problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • self-motivation and self-reliance
  • team-work, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement
  • research skills
  • understanding of organisational behaviour and structure
  • improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes
  • decision-making.

What career opportunities are available as a student at Aberystwyth?

Discover more about the various opportunities that our Careers Service offers.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and Year in Employment Scheme (YES) managed by our Careers Service.

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three-year degree scheme.

In your first year, you will receive core training in the fundamentals of accountancy and finance, management and business, and the legal and criminal justice systems.

In your second year, you will cover Human Resource Management and have the choice of a wide range of Legal and Business Management-related modules including commercial law, criminal law, human rights, international law, marketing management, entrepreneurship and new venture creation.

In your final year, there will be a sole focus on legal-related modules. You can either build on the legal-related modules chosen in your second year or pick entirely new modules. These include commercial law through to the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars which are innovating and high quality allowing you to realise your potential. The modular basis of learning means you can tailor learning to your interests. In your lectures, you will be introduced to key concepts and relevant up to date information. You will also have access to recorded versions of lectures, but this should not be used as a substitute for attending in person. Tutorials and seminars are an opportunity for you to discuss particular legal and business management themes or topics, to evaluate and obtain feedback on your individual learning while at the same time improving your construction arguments.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a mixture of essays, exams, reports, individual/group projects and oral presentations, including mooting exercises.

You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your time at Aberystwyth. Your personal tutor will be the key contact when you have issues or queries, both academic and or non-academic.

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 128 - 104

A Levels ABB-BCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-28

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

The University welcomes undergraduate applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma or T-level qualifications, provided that relevant subject content and learning outcomes are met. We are not able to accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas or T-levels as a general qualification for every undergraduate degree course.
Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits and offers can vary. If you would like to check the eligibility of your qualifications before submitting an application, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for advice and guidance.

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