2022/23 entry

BA (Hons) Law and Business

Start date:

September 2022

Study mode:

Full time

Course Duration:

3 years, 4 years with placement

UCAS code:

LABS

Points required:

112

Campus:

Mt Pleasant

Tuition fees (per year)

Home (full-time):
£9,250
International (full-time):
£16,100
Placement (home student):
£1,850
Placement (international student):
£3,650
All figures are subject to yearly increases.
Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

General enquiries:

0151 231 5090

Faculty of Business and Law:

0151 231 8080

busadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

International enquiries

international@ljmu.ac.uk

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Why study Law and Business at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • 91% of the students go on to work and / or study (Discover Uni)
  • Options to specialise in Law or Business subject
  • Placement year opportunities
  • Curriculum carefully balances practice and theory

About your course

There are many aspects of contemporary business practice which are enshrined in UK law. Anyone wishing to start their own business or work within a senior position in a company needs to understand how law impacts on the business environment. This new programme fuses law and business to create a dynamic and cross-disciplinary degree.

​This hybrid degree programme gives you the flexibility to choose the most relevant modules from a suite of diverse and contemporary topics from both the School of Law and the Liverpool Business School's module catalogue.

The options on offer will carefully balance practice and theory and all students will be encouraged in their third year to undertake a year's work placement.

​This will provide you with opportunities to put all the theory you've learned into practice, as well as making important connections with future employers. Students who have undertaken a work placement on their degree programme often site this as one of the most important elements of their degree.

 

"This degree will provide students with an excellent fusion of disciplines, providing an ideal preparation for a successful career in a wide variety of sectors."

Professional accreditation/links

​Students wishing to follow a professional business pathway, you will have the opportunity to gain professional accreditation through certain modules, for example through the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and PRINCE2 (Project Management).

 

Fees and funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students

Fees

The fees quoted above cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to programme-appropriate software
  • Library and student IT support
  • Free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)
  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)

Money

  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)

Funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist funding pages.

Employability

Law and business graduates have plenty of career opportunities.

​By combining subjects, you will be able to exploit career synergies which are often closely linked in industrial and commercial fields.

You will be able to pursue opportunities in a range of business environments, especially with a legal focus.

 

​Alternatively you may, with further postgraduate study, choose to pursue a career in the legal profession as a solicitor or barrister, within the business and commercial fields.

Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service

We are committed to ensuring all of our students experience a transformation in their employability skills and mindset and their career trajectory. A wide range of opportunities and support is available to you, within and beyond your course.

Every undergraduate curriculum includes Future Focus, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop personal insight into your talents, passion and purpose. It will enable you to become more proactive, adaptable and resilient in your awareness and approach to career possibilities. You’ll be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development opportunities.

A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan and the means to make it a reality.

Our Centre for Entrepreneurship can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business. You also have access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU’s state-of-the-art suite of online tools and resources; opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps, themed webinars; an annual programme of employer events; funded extracurricular internships and one-to-one advice to accelerate your job search, CV and interview technique.

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What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Further guidance on modules

Modules are designated core or option in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations.

Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules are also included to provide you with an element of choice within the programme. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course:

Programme specification document (PDF)

Level 4

Core modules

Business and the Economy
20 credits

This module provides you with an ability to understand the importance of the UK economic environment in which firms and financial institutions operate. It enables you to consider the consequences of economic policy decisions on business.

Principles of Marketing
20 credits

A comprehensive introduction to the principles of marketing in various market settings.  You will learn about building profitable relationships with customers and co-creating value in fast-changing and interdependent global marketplaces, justifying marketing strategies, providing solutions, exercising creativity and demonstrating theory and practice by delivering a marketing plan for a real company. You will develop an understanding of, and the ability to examine, the internal and external forces and be introduced to a range of strategic and tactic marketing tools that are vital for an informed approach to marketing decision making. 

Operations and Technology Management
20 credits

This module introduces you to how organisations produce goods and/or services. It is a broad subject that encompasses process and technology management and design, product design, production planning and control, quality management, supply chain management and inventory management. This module is designed to introduce you to the theory and practice of these areas which can be studied in more depth in Levels 5 and 6 of the degree programme.

Principles of Contract Law
20 credits

This module provides a basis for knowledge, understanding, analysis and application of the principles of contract law. You will be able to recognise the basic concepts, values and principles of contract law, alongside the ability to evaluate and apply knowledge and understanding of contract law to complex legal problems.

Foundations and Independent Learning
20 credits

The module introduces students to the basic concepts, structures and mechanisms through which English Law develops. Students will gain and understanding of the importance of judicial law-making and the significance of international law and  the issues surrounding law and morality and law and justice.


Law of The Single Market of the EU
20 credits

In this module you will consider legal issues relevant to Single Market operation. You will learn to convey a basic understanding of the EU, its history, functioning and responsibilities. You will gain an understanding of the fundamental freedoms protected by the Single Market and explore the law relating to the free movement of goods, alongside how the EU protects the rights of free moving persons.

Level 5

Core modules

Project Management
20 credits

This project introduces you to project management theory, terms and concepts. You will develop an appreciation of the history and development of project management, together with an examination of examples of project application to a variety of situations. Additionally, there is an exploration of the various definitions and applications of projects, permitting you to explore the advantages and disadvantages of project management within a business environment.

CSR: Creating Shared Values
20 credits

This module provides you with the knowledge to operate shared value, which is a management strategy where organisations in all sectors perform a social as well as an economic function. It is an evolved form of CSR and philanthropy that emphasises sustainability and eliminates any harm that business has on people, communities and the planet. Leaders champion shared value and it is embedded in organisations so that it is the responsibility of all its members who are given the tools and motivation to achieve sustainable and resilient competitive value.

International Trade Law
20 credits

This module introduces you to the basic principles of international trade drawing on an understanding of the motivations for nations to engage in international trade and a review of the general principles which underpin the legal regulation of international trade. Key to this is an overview and understanding of the working of the GATT and the WTO and their role in the regulation of international trade. Furthermore, the module introduces the mechanisms for financing international trade and resolving international trade disputes.

Law of Tort
20 credits

This module enables you to analyse, explain and illustrate the ways in which tortious obligations are created and compensated. You will learn to understand the basic concepts, values, principles and rules of tort, and apply gained legal knowledge to complex problems.

Optional modules

Sustainability and the Circular Economy
20 credits

This module enables you to develop an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of ethical decision making in a global business environment and to appreciate the impact of global business on host nations. It aims to introduce you to contemporary issues facing business in order that you may incorporate ethical, environmental and socially responsible dimensions into management thinking - particularly strategic decision making.

Procurement Management
20 credits

This module develops your understanding of key concepts, theories and principles of procurement/purchasing, as part of the core modules taken in Level 4. It will enable you to apply different concepts and best practices in procurement management, such as strategic sourcing, category management, performance and risk management approaches.

Digital Marketing
20 credits

This module enables you to gain an in depth understanding of trends and business models in the Digital Economy with particular focus on Digital Marketing. You will analyse a range of digital marketing practices in terms of their underlying business models, compare the impact of digital marketing practices on the Marketing function, and apply and demonstrate the principles of effective digital presence and marketing practices in the development of an online portfolio.

Law of the Environment
20 credits

This module seeks to develop your critical understanding of the philosophical and practical foundations of the law relating to the environment and the creatures that populate it. You will demonstrate an awareness of the impact upon law of other disciplines including politics, sociology, economics and ethics with relation to the law relating to the environment.

Equity and Trusts
20 credits

This module enables you to develop a firm understanding of both Equity and Trusts. You will learn to apply legal knowledge to problem questions, drawing logical conclusions which are substantiated by legal authority. You will also learn to demonstrate a critical awareness of the historical, socio legal and political context of equity and trusts. 

Justice, Human Rights and the State
20 credits

In this module you will explore the principle methods of controlling executive action in the British State, administrative law and human rights. This module builds on Public Law at Level 4 and serves as a gateway into a number of related public law modules.

Maritime Law
20 credits

In this module you will study the legal principles that govern Commercial issues in Maritime law, Public International Law and the Law of the Sea. You will learn about maritime issues such as Cargo Claims and Bills of Lading, International Trade and Shipping, Marine Insurance, Carriage of Passengers Liabilities of the Vessel (Collision, Salvage, Average Adjusting) and Piracy.

Level 6

Core modules

Contemporary Economic Policy
20 credits

This module introduces you to the exciting areas of economic policy controversies. This module captures the essence of economics and real-world issues and assesses how policy decisions impact on people and firms.

Optional modules

Leadership
20 credits

This module enables you to develop an understanding of the challenges faced by those involved in leading organisations in today's increasingly complex and dynamic global business environment. You will be introduced to models, concepts and theories. Techniques for critically analysing leadership within organisations and the many facets of interrelations will be introduced and developed over the course of the module.

Logistics and Transportation
20 credits

This module aims to develop your understanding of logistics and transportation systems. It forms an integral part of the Operations and Supply Chain Management pathway and builds on concepts introduced in the Level 5 modules in this pathway. It will enable you to assess different transport modes and to propose appropriate capacity planning and control approaches.

Sustainable Supply Chains
20 credits

This module will develop your understanding of key concepts, theories and principles of sustainable supply chain, as part of the core modules taken in Level 4. You will engage with wide-ranging issues and ideas relating to sustainability, and how they apply to supply chain management processes such as Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return, and all other critical value chain activities.

Lean Operations
20 credits

This module develops your understanding regarding the application of methodologies within business quality management. You will be introduced to the concepts of Six Sigma and Lean and their associated tools and techniques as means to improve process performance.

Negotiation Skills and Practice
20 credits

This is an advanced legal skills module designed to allow you to gain knowledge and experience of the essential lawyering skills of negotiation and the mediation of disputes. It seeks to increase your awareness of the negotiation process, your own negotiating behaviour, and the implicit working assumptions that underlie it. 

Law of Business Organisations
20 credits

This module enables you to develop a sound understanding of business law and practice, in terms of primary source materials, constitutional documents and other relevant agreements. You will develop the key transferrable skills of identifying and analysing relevant information and applying this to meet client needs and effect transactions in the context of business law and practice including taxation.

Commercial Law
20 credits

This module provides you with a detailed analysis of the various laws relevant to commercial transactions and enables you to examine the various remedies available to buyers and sellers. In a commercial context, this module provides a comprehensive analysis of common law and statutory rules relevant to the sale and supply of goods and services, transfer of title and ownership and title conflicts in sale transactions. It also covers the ever-increasing importance of ADR.

Mediation Skills and Practice
20 credits

This is an advanced legal skills module designed to allow you to gain knowledge and experience of the essential lawyering skills of Mediation and the mediation of disputes. It seeks to increase your awareness of the Mediation process, your own mediation behaviour, and the implicit working assumptions that underlie it. 

Mooting
20 credits

This module provides, in a practical context, experience and practise in mooting and advocacy. You will develop an understanding of advocacy and mooting which enables you to argue a case on appeal to an appellate court.

Intellectual Property
20 credits

This module enables you to explore the content of the main intellectual property rights, as well as the most topical issues facing intellectual property law. You will be able to describe each of the rights encompassed by the term “intellectual property”, to consider the main legal elements pertinent to each right, to place your study within the broader setting of economic policy and commercial application, and to consider the impact of new technology on these rights. 

Employment Law
20 credits

In this module you will explore the rights and obligations that arise from employment relationships. You will examine the influence of social, political and economic issues in employment law. 

Dissertation
40 credits

This Dissertation module allows you to undertake an extended look at a legal subject of interest to you. You will develop the ability to analyse and interpret a complex body of legal knowledge in a coherent manner and to present high order legal research and writing skills.

Teaching and work-related learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

We adopt an active blended learning approach, meaning you will experience a combination of face-to-face and online learning during your time at LJMU. This enables you to experience a rich and diverse learning experience and engage fully with your studies. Our approach ensures that you can easily access support from your personal tutor, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, online activities and seminars and you can expect to have a minimum of 12 hours contact time during each teaching week. Plus you'll be expected to complete independent study and group work and participate in online activities and discussions using our virtual learning environment, Canvas.​

Work-related Learning 

As well as offering students a unique fusing of Law and Business disciplines, this degree programme also offers an optional year-long work placement in the form of a sandwich year. This option offers highly desirable experience in a sector or an organisation which you may wish to work within  upon graduation. Not only does this provide you with valid and essential experience, but the work placement option also enables students to meet potential future employers.

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor, plus study skills support

The School of Law has a highly supportive environment in which to study. The 'student-centred approach' of your tutors will ensure that you are given the support and guidance you need.

When you start you studies, you will be assigned a personal tutor. They will set up one-to-one tutorials with you to discuss a piece of coursework or to work with you on your personal development plan.​

 

Assessment

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

The programme modules use innovative teaching and assessment methods to ensure get the most out your degree.
The skills you will be assessed on throughout the programme will include essay and report writing, presenting oral argument and seen and unseen examinations.

You will also be assessed on your transferrable skills through a range of formative and summative assessment techniques employed throughout the programme.

Facilities

What you can expect from your School

The School is based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant Campus and Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter. The building is home to high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, a mock court room (moot room), social spaces, a café and a roof terrace with far reaching views of the cityscape and welsh hills. It is only a short walk from LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library, which contains all the resources you will require for your studies, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

Minimum points required from qualifications: 112


GCSE and equivalents

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

  • Key Skills Level 2 in English/Maths
  • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
  • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
  • Higher Diploma in Maths/English
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/English
  • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
  • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

A Levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
  • Is general studies acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Average A Level offer: BBC
  • Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

BTEC qualifications

  • National Certificate (RQF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma (RQF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma subjects / grades required: D*D* if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Diploma (RQF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifcations

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Further information: At least 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits, or any other combination that equates to 112 UCAS Tariff points in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Additional information: 28 IB Diploma points

Welsh awards

  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Irish awards

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS Tariff points with a maximum 20 UCAS Tariff points from Ordinary Level
  • FETAC acceptability: Not applicable

OCR National acceptability

  • National Certificate: Not applicable
  • National Diploma: Not applicable
  • National Extended Diploma: Not applicable

NVQ

  • Are Level 3 NVQs acceptable? Not applicable
Will I be interviewed?

No interview is required. A decision is solely based on your UCAS application.

IELTS

6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English language proficiency test.

Can this course be deferred?

Yes

Is a DBS check required?

No

International requirements

Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.

Further information on the terms and conditions of any offer made, our admissions policy and the complaints and appeals process.