BA (Hons) Law and Business
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
Minimum UCAS points required: To be confirmed
Limited places available. Apply now or register your interest using our online Clearing form (link will open in a new tab).
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.
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."
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
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
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)
- 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)
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.
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.
Student Futures - Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service
We are committed to ensuring all 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 during Level 4, an e-learning resource and workshop designed to help you to develop your talents, passion and purpose. It will enable you to become more proactive, adaptable and resilient in your awareness and approach to career possibilities.
Every student has access to Careers Zone 24/7, LJMU’s state-of-the-art suite of online tools, resources and jobs board. There are opportunities for flexible, paid and part-time work through Unitemps, LJMU’s in-house recruitment service, ensuring students can build experience whilst they study.
One-to-one careers and employability advice is available via our campus-based Careers Zones to accelerate your job search and applications, CV and interview technique. Themed careers and employability workshops, a programme of employer events and recruitment fairs run throughout the year and students have the opportunity to hear from a range of alumni who openly share their own onward experience.
Student Futures work with businesses to create opportunities for fully funded internships which help students increase their network within the Liverpool City Region and beyond. Our Start-Up Hub can help you to grow your enterprise skills and to research, plan and start your own business or become a freelancer.
A suite of learning experiences, services and opportunities is available to final year students to help ensure you leave with a great onward plan. You can access LJMU’s Careers, Employability and Enterprise Services after you graduate and return for one-to-one support for life.
LJMU aims to make international opportunities available to every student. You may be able to study abroad as part of your degree at one of our 100+ partner universities across the world. You could also complete a work placement or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. If you wanted to go abroad for a shorter amount of time, you could attend one of our 1-4 week long summer schools.
Our Go Citizen Scheme can help with costs towards volunteering, individual projects or unpaid placements anywhere in the world. With all of these opportunities at your feet, why wouldn’t you take up the chance to go abroad?
Find out more about the opportunities we have available via our Instagram @ljmuglobalopps or email us at: email@example.com.
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)
Business and the Economy
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Sustainability and the Circular Economy
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Contemporary Economic Policy
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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