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Law and Business LLB (Hons)

UCAS code: M1N1

Our LLB Law and Business course combines a comprehensive legal education with business-focused content. Learn the key analytical skills required to understand and solve legal and business problems.

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Overview

Course length: 3 years full-time
5 years part-time
Start dates: September 2025
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Business ManagementLaw
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Business School
Law, Criminology and Policing
Students in a lecture in the Business School.

On our LLB (Hons) Law and Business course, you’ll learn to think like a lawyer, and also understand how law and businesses interact. You’ll learn to appreciate the commercial settings that both law firms and businesses operate in. You’ll be given the opportunity to work on live legal and business cases. And, you’ll be provided with the the knowledge, skills and experience to thrive in a vastly more complex and competitive business environment.

The connections between the law and modern business sector have grown stronger with time. In fact, many large businesses now employ their own teams of lawyers, who are expected to understand the commercial world. Lawyers acting for commercial clients will have an advantage if they understand the general business environment and sectors in which firms operate. People working for businesses will benefit if they have a strong grounding in the law.

You will be taught a mixture of law and business modules, which will allow you to become a solicitor or barrister, but provide additional skills and training which will also allow you to enter the business sector. You will be given a wide range of opportunities to gain legal and practical skills in law and business, ranging from time in legal and business clinics, to work placements with regional and national firms in the legal or commercial sectors.

Course features

  • International students can apply

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

  • Work placement opportunity

  • Learn a language option available

What you'll study

In your first year, you’ll be introduced to core concepts in law and business. You will learn about the legal system and its rules, and be introduced to the skills needed to practice as a lawyer. You’ll also learn about the modern business environment, how businesses are organised, and the challenges that they face.

Compulsory

Business Environment

Legal Methods & Systems

Law of Contract

Law of Torts

 

Optional

European Union Law

Introduction to Business Finance

Lawyers’ Skills

Organisational Behaviour

Public Law

 

In Year 2 you’ll start to specialise in core legal areas relating to commerce, and have the opportunity to study in depth foundational law subjects such as property and criminal law. You’ll also encounter more business content, learning how to plan and operate business projects, both in the UK and abroad. You will be given the opportunity to gain work experience at one of the firms in our extensive placements network.

Compulsory

Business Law

International Business

Work Placement

 

Optional

Advanced Lawyers’ Skills

Criminal Law

Equity and Trusts

Human Resource Management

International Law

Land Law

Media Law

Operations Management

Sports Law

Strategic Management

During your final year, you’ll be able to focus on a number of core areas of interest and practice, from both the legal and business worlds. You may choose to study the impact of tech and artificial intelligence on the legal and commercial sectors, and discover how lawyers and business leaders are becoming more sustainable, innovative and ethical in their decision-making. Or, you can focus on commercial practice-focused subjects, including alternative dispute resolution or a law or business clinic project. You’ll also be able to select from topics such as employment law, or sports law and management.

Optional

Alternative Dispute Regulation (ADR)

Artificial Intelligence and Technology Law

Dissertation

Employment Law

Family Law

International HR Management

Intellectual Property Law

International Sports Law

Law Clinic Experience

Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Sustainability and Business

Strategic Finance

 

Where your course includes optional modules, these are to provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

As well as lectures and seminars, you’ll be given the opportunity to work on live legal and business cases. This will range from time in legal and business clinics, to work placements with regional and national firms in the legal or commercial sectors.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

Throughout the degree there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability and critical thinking. Portfolios and project work assess your ability to collect and synthesise material into a coherent submission. Coursework involves individual and group-based activities, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

You’ll be taught by expert practitioners and academics in law and business. Staff have practical and research experience across a number of relevant fields including corporate law, sports law, artificial intelligence, financial regulation, litigation, business management, economics and finance.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. No specific subjects are required.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BBC-BBB.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

Apply part-time

Apply directly to Edge Hill University

Complete our online application form if you want to study this course on a part-time basis.

International

Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

The £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the School of Law, Criminology and Policing and the Department of Psychology. The three-storey building includes a 250-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms.Edge Hill Business School.

Elsewhere on campus, there is a mooting room (a mock courtroom) in which students can train and practise their advocacy skills and cross-examination techniques, as well as preparing for giving evidence in court, in a mock courtroom setting. Our Police Training and Simulation Facility, part of which is furnished as a police station, is used to simulate a wide range of crime scenes.

Alongside this, the £8m Business School building provides state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities for business and management students. The three-story building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms for students in Edge Hill Business School, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Both buildings provide social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning.

Where you'll study

Law and Psychology

Business School

Mooting Room

Finance

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the academic year 2025/26 have not been confirmed. This page will be updated with further information when it is available.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

This course provides you with highly-sought after skills to work across a range of industries. A degree in law and business provides you with the opportunity to work in a senior role across any organisation, large or small.

The course provides all of the necessary components to qualify as a solicitor or barrister and enter the legal profession.

However, because of the unique optionality built into the course, you will also be prepared to enter a number of business-focused careers including:

  • finance
  • banking
  • technology
  • health
  • aviation
  • travel
  • retail
  • education
  • business
  • logistics
  • marketing

Edge Hill’s Careers Team is also available during your time with us – and after you graduate – to support your transition into the workplace. The University also hosts Careers Fairs where you will be able to mix with graduate recruiters from day one of your studies with us.

Download our course leaflet