Law and Business & Management

LLB Law and Business & Management Code MN11

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LLB Law and Business & Management (MN11) 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

Why study LLB Law and Business & Management at Aberystwyth University?

  • A practical degree designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced professionals, and academics;
  • Taught by professionals who are active for large organisations e.g. GRETA, the Youth Justice Board, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights;
  • Excellent social and professional opportunities, e.g. visits to Law Fairs and Inns of Court in London;
  • Option to participate in our national and international competing Mooting Society, in order to develop your key advocacy and litigation skills;
  • You will gain insight into the world of business, management and enterprise;
  • An understanding of the impact of changes in the business environment e.g. economic events, political events;
  • A broad understanding of management in practice;
  • In-depth knowledge of trade and commerce in both the public and private sector;
  • A solid grasp in 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.


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.


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


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

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh


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 could consider a diverse range of career paths that our graduates have transitioned into including: 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:

  • Possess the confidence in selecting and deploying the most appropriate range of legal methodologies;
  • Ability to write and communicate with a range of audiences, evaluating and organising information;
  • 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 written and oral form;
  • 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.

Course Content

What will I learn?

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

First Year:

You will receive core training in the fundamentals of accountancy & finance, the fundamentals of management & business, and legal & criminal justice systems.

Second Year:

In the 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.

Third Year:

In the third year, there is a sole focus on Legal-related modules that you can choose from to study. You can either build on Legal-related modules, chosen in the second year or pick entirely new modules. These include commercial law through to the treatment & 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.

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.

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:

International Baccalaureate:

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 applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. 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 are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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