3 years (or 4 years - including integrated placement year)
UCAS Code: M1N2 (4 years), M1NF (3 years)
A Levels: AAB (340 UCAS points)
IB: 34 points. Minimum scores of 6, 6, 5 at Higher level. Minimum scores of 5 in English and Maths at standard level
BTEC, Access & other: BTEC National Diploma DDD. Access to HE students are eligible to apply for this course.
5 GCSEs grades A*- C to include:
GCSE Maths – grade B
GCSE English – grade B
Please note that General Studies does not contribute towards the UCAS points requirement but is welcomed as an additional qualification.
£9,000 (£1,000 during placement year) for UK/EU students. (2013). More on fees
Applicants receiving offers are invited to an open day.
A qualifying law degree that equips students with highly sought after commercial awareness and business skills
Harnesses the research and teaching expertise in Business related Law at Aston Business School
One of the few Law degrees with an integrated work placement year
Designed with input from the legal profession to be relevant to the needs of modern legal practice
Legal practice is changing. A successful legal career requires more than legal knowledge, business awareness and management skills are also essential.
This exciting degree course has been designed with the changing nature of legal practice in mind. It builds on Aston Business Schools' longstanding strengths in legal and management education and has been developed with input from the legal profession.
The course enables you to acquire a qualifying law degree, along with management knowledge and skills. This enables you to understand the commercial context within which legal issues arise, which is essential if you are to understand your client’s needs.
In your first year you will study a mixture of legal and management subjects. These will give you an insight into the law-making process, the manner in which contractual relationships are regulated, the ways in which financial performance is measured as well as the economic and psychological issues associated with managing (and working within) organisations. The modules are:
In this year the proportion of your time spent studying law will increase. This will give you a more detailed insight into the law making process and your management and business skills are developed further through your participation on Aston Business School core modules.
The modules studied are:
You will spend this year in a professional placement. This year is optional for all students.
See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.
The final year builds on the first three years and provides you with a thorough knowledge of the law as it affects corporate activity and employer/employee relationships. The legal and practical issues associated with business activities that cross national frontiers are also explored as are the techniques used to develop strategy within organisations. The modules studied are:
You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, guest lectures, visits to law courts, and case studies. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.
Mooting and presentations are used to develop advocacy skills and problem solving exercises are used extensively to help apply legal knowledge to real life situations.
Assessment is provided by a mix of coursework and examination.
For further information, see the Law with Management (3 year full time) programme specification (PDF) or the Law with Management (4 year full time with placement year) programme specification (PDF)
Our integrated placement year allows you to undertake a professional paid placement, where you gain valuable practical experience. We have links to over 1000 different organisations and advertise around 3000 posts each year.
The placement year also increases your commercial awareness and gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in practice. The Law with Management programme at Aston is not intended to be just a ‘normal’ LLB law degree, but aims to offer students a genuine opportunity to stand out to prospective employers.
You are not limited to undertaking a purely legal placement as the whole of the Business School placement scheme is open to you.
Find out more about the placement year at ABS.
This is a qualifying law degree. It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board as satisfying the academic stage of legal training for solicitors or barristers. As an Aston LLB graduate you can therefore proceed directly to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Vocational Course.
Graduates can also gain exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Chartered Insurance Institute.
This degree will appeal to anyone wishing to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister. A degree in law also provides an excellent foundation for a variety of careers in the private and public sectors where legal knowledge is needed, including taxation, accountancy, consultancy and human resource management.
Aston Business School has an outstanding record of producing successful, highly sought after graduates. Of our 2007 graduates over 80% were in graduate-level employment within 6 months of graduating.
Further details of ABS graduate destinations
This degree is designed to also give you a range of transferable and practical skills to help you succeed within your chosen career. We make extensive use of group working and presentations to prepare you for the reality of working life. Such work develops your team working and negotiating skills.
Our placement year gives you the genuine practical experience that is invaluable in developing an appreciation of legal, business and cultural issues which cannot be fully replicated in the lecture room.
Our teaching accommodation has very recently been completely refurbished and all lecture theatres and seminar rooms are fully equipped with the latest teaching aids. Extensive use is made of our Virtual Learning Environment to help support your studies.
Aston Business School has dedicated computer suites for the exclusive use of its undergraduates and many campus areas are WI-FI networked. The university library facilities are extensive, modern and accessible and specialist staff are available to help you find the information you need.
Robert’s research interests are in company law, corporate governance and taxation. His principal publications are within company law. Robert is also interested in Scots law and has published in the leading Scottish law journals. Robert has a blog that he uses in his teaching, please feel free to visit.
Professor Jill Poole
Jill specialises in contract law, corporate law and commercial law, particularly arbitration, banking law and competition law. Jill also has a particular interest in comparative corporate governance and regulation and comparative contract law, particularly formation issues.
Claire has teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level of Company Law; Sale of Goods and Agency, Contract law, Employment Law and Intellectual Property Law. Claire's research interests are in Company and Intellectual Property Law.
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