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Business Management and Law BA (Hons)

Understand the workings, concepts and principles of the UK and EU legal systems, while exploring the nature, role and processes of business.

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Overview

Legal issues permeate all aspects of work in the contemporary world, and increasingly organisations are held to account for their actions. There is a need for graduates who understand the legal needs of a business or organisation.  

Our emphasis is on developing key skills and preparing you for an attractive range of graduate careers. Recent graduates have secured roles with Bloomberg LP in New York and Eversheds Sutherland, a global top 15 law practice. Graduates have also gone on to work in roles such as government administrator, project support analyst, and project manager.  

In the first year you will study core modules to deepen your understanding of the business landscape and legal disciplines, with the chance to choose from a wide range of optional modules to tailor your learning in your second and third years. 

You can also take part in a host of co-curricular and extracurricular events and activities, such as mooting and client interviewing, to hone your practical and professional competences. 

This course is not a qualifying law degree and does not exempt you from the academic stage of legal training for the Law Society and Bar Council. However, at the end of year one it may be possible to transfer to the Law LLB, which is a qualifying law degree course.

Key features

  • Study in a dedicated law environment, including a mock court room, client interviewing room and an integrated law library. 

  • Enhance your employability with activities such as DMU Legal Advice Centre, the Careers Project, Street Law, DMU Law Society, client interviewing and mooting events. 

  • Take advantage of excellent extracurricular activities. Previous students have visited the Supreme Court and given talks about legal issues in schools and colleges. 

  • Enjoy an international experience though our DMU Global scheme. Previous study-related trips have included New York, where students had a tour of the iconic Supreme Civil Court, Berlin, Toronto and Doha. 

  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Past students have landed roles in regulatory operations excellence at Pfizer, as an intern at Pinewood Technologies and as a business development specialist at Astute Ltd.  



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Business Law LLB (Hons)

  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: MN11

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: MN11

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £13,750

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent (e.g. BTEC**). A-level General Studies is accepted. Points from AS-level study not taken to A-level study are counted
  • A Level General Studies is accepted. Points from AS Level study not taken to A Level study are counted
  • Five GCSEs at grades A*–C including English Language and Maths
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)

    English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade C

    We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course

    International Baccalaureate: 24+ points

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS core of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

  • Exam: 54%
  • Coursework: 46%

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. In the first year, you will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides a two hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Subsequent years follow a similar pattern, however, the contact time will vary depending on your subject mix and options chosen, and the teaching methods appropriate to the module. Further details are contained in each module description.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work, and high-spec IT labs installed with professional software. 

Students also benefit from a dedicated law environment complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.

Library and learning zones

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers a range of print and online resources to support your studies. Many resources and services can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone. We also have space across campus for group or individual work and study, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology available.

More flexible ways to learn

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences. 

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

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DMU Global

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons, helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world. 

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK-based activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges. 

Business Management and Law students have visited the Supreme Court and had the opportunity to debate at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Placements

During this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. This insight into the professional world will build on your knowledge in a real-world setting, preparing you to progress onto your chosen career. 

Previous students have taken up placements in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts, with leading brands such as Toyota, Walt Disney, Shoosmiths, Samworth Brothers and Enterprise Rent A Car. 

Our careers programme DMU Works can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will receive support throughout your placement from your assigned personal tutor.

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Graduate careers

A degree in Business Management and Law opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers. Our varied selection of modules within the degree programme offer insight into many disciplines and potential career paths. 

Recent graduates have taken up roles such as legal associate at Barratt Developments PLC, case worker at the Ministry of Justice, investigation support assistant for Leicestershire Police, and prosecution manager for Arriva Rail North.

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