Programme Specification for the 2018/9 academic year

LLB LLB Law with Business

1. Programme Details

Programme nameLLB LLB Law with Business Programme codeUFL3LAWSBECA
Study mode(s)Level 1
Academic year2018/9
Campus(es)Cornwall Campus
Programme start date

09/18

NQF Level6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

This three year LLB Law with Business degree programme is fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board and covers all the foundation subjects required to pass the Academic Stage which forms part of the professional qualification as a barrister or solicitor.

The programme also provides students with an opportunity to study business and management modules. Law and Business are complimentary subjects that can open various career paths and provide the critical, practical and analytical skills required to succeed in a rapidly changing business world.

On graduation you will be able proceed to the Solicitors’ Legal Practice Course or the Barristers’ Bar Professional Training Course.

We aim to offer as many activities as possible to help broaden your career development and equip you with the skills employers find most valuable. These include activities and skills developed through learning and teaching, such as group work, research and analysis, communication and argumentation, and advocacy and negotiation; as well as other extra-curricular activities, including a team building exercise, employer visits, mooting, pro bono and other skills sessions (such as CV building and employment applications), which provide many opportunities to gain transferable skills and to meet and interact with potential employers.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

The law and business degree programme will equip students with a qualifying law degree and a high level of business and commercial awareness skills which are transferrable to both a career in the law and in business. Graduate will have a qualifying law degree that will enable them to go onto legal practice after the completion of the vocational stage of study and training. The course will develop a range of attributes to enable students to be adept problem solvers, work collaboratively and gain a deeper understanding of the business and legal careers market.This programme is intended to provide students with an opportunity to study both business and law in a way that develops an understanding of the law in the world of business. The programme offers an opportunity to develop business knowledge and skills, while also nurturing an understanding of law as a discipline in the context of business. Specifically the programme intends:

 

  • To provide you with a thorough knowledge of the foundation subjects of English law that meets the requirements set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board for the academic stage of legal training.

  • To enable you to identify, locate and critically appraise legal materials.

  • To enable you to apply the principles of law and legal rules to solve and analyse practical problems, and to advise what to do in practical situations.

  • To enable you to understand some of the major theoretical foundations of law and to evaluate them.

  • To enable you to understand law and its operation in its social, political, economic and legal practice contexts.

  • To teach you how to reason logically, supporting the process with legal authority, academic commentary and by reference to other relevant materials.

  • To enable you to plan to meet the challenges of business through the development of project management skills.

  • To enable you to research problems related to business operation and practice, and to solve and analyse practical problems, and to plan what to do in commercial situations.

  • To enable you to understand some of the major theoretical foundations of business, strategy, economics and commerce, and to evaluate them.

  • To enable you to understand how business and operate in their law social, political, economic, legal and commercial contexts.

  • To teach you how to reason logically, supporting the process with legal authority, academic commentary and by reference to other relevant materials.

  • To provide you with a comprehensive and integrated legal education through the study of individual modules and through the complimentary interaction of modules across the programme.

  • To provide you with the necessary personal and key skills to enable you to develop as an independent, autonomous and reflective individual and generally as a developing professionals

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site

Your LLB Law with Business programme is a 3 year programme of study at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 6 (as confirmed against the FHEQ). This programme is divided into 3 ‘Stages’. Each Stage is normally equivalent to an academic year.  The programme is also divided into units of study called ‘modules’ which are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work.

Stage 1


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW1022C Legal Foundations 30Yes
LAW1003C Criminal Law 30Yes
LAW1035C Constitutional and Administrative Law 30Yes

Optional Modules

Plus 30 credits of Business modules taken from:

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEP1080 Theory and Practice of Management 15Yes
BEP1010 Business and Society 15No
BEP1050 Economics for Managers 15No
Total Credits for Stage 1

Stage 2


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW2015C The Law of Torts 30Yes
LAW2004C Contract Law 30Yes
BEP2040 Strategic Concepts for Business 15Yes
BEP2020 Project Management 15No
BEP2070 Social Enterprise Management 15No
BEP2010 Sustainable Enterprise Economy 15Yes
Total Credits for Stage 2

Stage 3


Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
LAW3041C Trusts 30Yes
LAW3017C Land Law 30Yes

Optional Modules

Plus 30 Credits from Law optional modules.

And 30 credits from following Business options.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEP3060 Small Business Management 15No
BEP3070 Crisis: Change and Creativity in Organisations 15No
BEP3030 Globalisation and Internationalisation 15No
BEP3040 Local - Global Innovation (Cornwall Research Seminar Series) 15No
Total Credits for Stage 3

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the essential theoretical, conceptual and practical features of the English legal system, its institutions and procedures;
2. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the fundamental rules, theories, principles and conceptual framework of business, strategy, economics and management;
3. Follow and understand current developments in English law in the subjects of study;
4. Follow and understand current developments and practice in business and management in the subjects of study;
5. Research a legal related question and demonstrate competence in applying legal knowledge in order to formulate and evaluate a response to it;
6. Research problems related to business operation and practice, and demonstrate competence in applying knowledge to formulate and evaluate a response to them;
7. Demonstrate detailed and accurate understanding of some of the relevant legal practice, commercial, social, corporate social responsibility, strategy, economic, management theory, political, historical, philosophical, ethical and cultural contexts within which the law and business operate.

Subject knowledge and skills are acquired through lectures, tutor led seminars, group work, business planning, presentations, library tuition, essays, workshops, formative work and reflective learning.

1. Unseen or seen examinations 1-7: for example, many compulsory modules involve an unseen examination;

 

2. Open/closed note examinations 1-7: for example, some law modules have closed note exams; some business modules involve an open note examination;

 

3. Assessed essays 1-7: for example, some law and business modules involve assessed essays;

 

4. Assessed presentations 1-6; for example, some law and business modules involve assessed presentations.

 

5. Assessed group work 2, 4; some modules require group work and presentations;

 

6. Assessed report writing 1-6; some business modules involve report writing;

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

8. Identify, locate, retrieve and evaluate efficiently legal and other relevant information in paper, electronic and online form, with minimum guidance.
9. Use the theoretical legal knowledge to provide practical advice and imaginative solutions to particular problems, independently and effectively.
10. Employ business planning and management practice to solve practical problems.
11. Use the theoretical business and management knowledge to provide practical advice and imaginative solutions to particular problems, independently and effectively.
12. Work independently to synthesise information from a number of primary and secondary legal and other sources; appreciate their relative value; and separate the relevant from the peripheral.
13. Work as part of a group to devise practical solutions to particular problems.
14. Make an independent and effective critical judgement about the merits of particular arguments and make reasoned choices between alternative solutions or arguments.
15. Communicate technical information and argument effectively and concisely, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the discipline and in task-specific ways.

Essays, lectures, group work, presentations, business plans, seminars, legal skills workshops and formative work.

7. Essays / coursework 6 -10: for example some compulsory modules will involve an assessed essay; some stage three optional modules also involve assessed essays – see optional module details;

 

8. Legal skills 6 -10: developing legal skills runs through all Law modules, but this is especially emphasised in the stage one compulsory Legal Foundations module;

 

9. Oral skills are required for you to put across your arguments clearly and concisely 6 -10: all syndicate meetings, seminars and other workshops, as well as assessed presentations, require you to do this.

 

10. Examinations often contain a large element aimed at testing ability to separate the relevant from the irrelevant. 6 -10.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

16. Manage time effectively, plan activity and prioritise tasks by working to strict deadlines and demonstrating an ability to work under pressure.
17. Work and interact effectively and proactively in a group, share information and ideas, and manage related practical matters.
18. Work independently, managing your time and learning resources efficiently, and developing appropriate task-specific strategies.
19. Work as part of a team developing solutions in conjunction with others.
20. Communicate clear and reasoned arguments, accurately and effectively, in both oral and written form.
21. Reflect on, evaluate and assess own learning and ability autonomously, and where necessary proactively seek and make effective use of advice and feedback.
22. Identify, retrieve and use, independently and efficiently, a range of library-based and electronic resources with minimum guidance
23. Apply appropriate strategies for solving conceptual and practical problems, making critical judgements and choosing autonomously between alternative solutions and arguments.

Key skills are an integral part of the degree programme. Particular aspects of the programme focus on personal and key skills development. Seminars encourage you to work independently and in groups with the aim of presenting and criticising materials in interesting and varied forms (skills 8- 20). Coursework particularly encourage skills 8-15); lectures (12, 14, 16, 20); legal skills seminars (e.g. advocacy and negotiation) (13-19); and business skills (skills 8-10, 13-19). 

Personal Development Planning and Personal Tutor meetings focus upon your development of all key skills and your ability to reflect upon this.

11. Examination skills 12, 14-16, 18: this applies to all modules assessed by examination.

 

12. Coursework skills 8-15: this applies to all modules assessed by essay.

 

13. Oral presentations 8-20: this applies to all modules involving oral contributions and assessed presentations, both as individuals and as a member of a group.

 

14. Group work 1-8, 10, 12-13, 17, 19-20 23 : this applies to all modules involving group work and assessed group presentations.

7. Programme Regulations

University Regulations on the number of credits to be taken and at what level for each stage of the programme can be found in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit. Regulations on condonement can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Assessment and Awards

For undergraduate degrees assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. Details of the weightings for each year of all programme lengths can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and the classification of awards can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

You can also read details of Generic Marking Criteria.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring

It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you with individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support fo the duration of your programme, and this support extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

IT Services

A wide range of IT services are provided throughout the Exeter campuses, including open-access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

Student Support Services

The University provides many support services including health and wellbeing, multifaith chaplaincy, family support, the Students' Guild and international student support.

10. Admissions Criteria

All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates for undergraduate programmes must satisfy the undergraduate admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of education provision. The College documents the performance in each of its tuaght programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER).

Subject areas are reviewed every five years through a College Academic Audit scheme that includes external contributions.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

University of Exeter Business School (UEBS)

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

LLB LLB Law with Business

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

360

ECTS credits

180

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

Level 1

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/09/18

Date of last revision

21/01/2019