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Law and Accounting & Finance

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LLB Law and Accounting & Finance at Aberystwyth University is a joint honours degree scheme that covers two stimulating, challenging and complimentary disciplines. You will be taught across two departments: the Law & Criminology Department, the oldest and most established department of its kind in Wales and Aberystwyth Business School, made up of staff that have a wide range of expertise, technical skills and real-world business experience.

For the legal aspects of the course you will receive a balanced approached to teaching with practical application alongside theoretical study. There are a wide range of modules to choose from, helping tailor your learning to your interests. The accounting & finance elements of the course will cover several topics including financial accounting, financial management and corporate markets.

Course Overview

  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales


The Law element of the degree scheme encompasses a mixture of traditional and contemporary legal subjects. There is also a practical element designed to meet employer needs and taught by experienced legal professionals and academics. Department of Law & Criminology lecturers are mostly either qualified to PhD level or have professional experience and qualifications as practising lawyers. Many staff also have a PGCE (in Higher Education). In addition to your studies, there is an option to participate in our national and international competing Mooting Society, which is an effective way to develop your key advocacy and litigation skills. 

The Accounting & Finance element of the degree includes modules in financial accounting, management accounting, accounting & finance specialisms and data analytics. Business School staff are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject areas, including qualified accountants.

In your final year, there is a heavy legal focus where you can explore topics including commercial law, criminal law, human rights, international law, sports law & society and police, policing & society.

This is the perfect degree if you are interested in pursuing a role in the areas of Law, Accounting & Finance or Financial Law.

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
Accounting and Finance for Specialists AB11220 20
Data Analytics AB15220 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
Corporate Finance and Financial Markets AB21420 20
Intermediate Financial Accounting AB21120 20
Intermediate Management Accounting AB21220 20

Options

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
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 Accounting & Finance opens up a range of exciting opportunities for you.

You will be a candidate for further training to become a barrister, solicitor or accountant.

LLB Law / Accounting & Finance offers you the possibility to succeed in many different areas including financial management, business, human resources, international relations, journalism and education.

Your future is important to us and our degrees will equip you with the following:

  • 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 speech and writing
  • effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • the ability to work independently
  • 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.

What career opportunities are there as a student at Aberystwyth?

Discover more about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Career Services offer.

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

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

In your first year you will receive core training in legal and criminal justice systems; study Contract law, Criminal Law or Tort Law which, if passed, provide exemption from the first stage of professional law examinations; cover the fundamentals of Accounting & Finance; and study quantitative techniques and the use of specialist statistical software.

In your second year, you'll be able to choose from of a wide range of Legal and Accounting & Finance related modules to tailor your learning to your interests.

In your final year, there is a sole focus on law-related and legal modules. You can build on modules chosen in your second year or choose something completely new including commercial law through to the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders.

How will I be taught?

Our course is taught through the medium of lectures, small-group seminars and tutorials. All our modules are available online after the lecture or seminar for you to watch in the comfort of your own room, but this should be in addition to attending in person.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • essays
  • reports
  • projects
  • presentations
  • coursework.

You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. You should feel free to contact them at any time for help and advice.

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:
DMM-DDM

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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