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About this degree
It's been developed with an outstanding list of industry partners including leading law firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co., so you'll be inspired and supported by some of the finest legal minds around.
Want the skills you need for a brilliant career, and a law degree from a top business school? This degree will give you the perfect balance of legal theory in a corporate context - allowing you to prepare for a professional career in the City whilst keeping all your options open.
Top reasons to choose this degree
Explore law in a corporate context
- You’ll develop legal knowledge alongside complementary skills needed to build a successful career in law
- Our classes are taught by practising lawyers, business leaders and leading academics.
- Our real-world approach to teaching will give you the perfect balance of academic theory and practical experience.
- You'll develop key competencies that employers value, such as collaboration, teamwork and self-awareness.
Want the skills you need for a brilliant career and a law degree? Our LLB (Hons) Law with Business Management degree gives you direct exposure to hugely successful real-world lawyers and business leaders, through weekly legal workshops and termly industry conferences. Previous workshops have been facilitied by leading representatives from Unilever, Savills, Merrill Lynch, Direct Line Group, Holiday Extras, Atos and PA Consulting.
Our LLB (Hons) Law with Business Management is more than just a law degree. Yes, it equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to be a lawyer, but it does so in the corporate environment of an international FTSE 100 company.
You'll graduate with a degree from the University of Kent. Known as the UK’s European University, the University of Kent is ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017, it is also ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity out of 122 multi-faculty universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and has the fifth equal highest score for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015, out of 115 multi-faculty institutions. It has also been voted one of the top five universities for teaching in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education (THE).
You’ll learn from practicing lawyers, business leaders and academics through workshops, guest lectures, internships and company-based mentors, as well as the more traditional lectures and seminars. The aim throughout is to give you a proper understanding of what it is to be a lawyer, whether as a barrister/solicitor or in house counsel in a large commercial company, rather than just an understanding of the law.
We work with a wide range of professional bodies to make sure our degrees are aligned to their qualifications wherever possible. So, depending on what you study, you’ll gain exemptions from various professional business, management and finance examinations and have the opportunity to undertake professional qualifications.
Level 4 / Year 1
Right from the beginning of your studies we'll immerse you in the worlds of commerce and law. The former will come in the form of the Principles of Business module, which seeks to introduce you to key business topics in the context of a real business organisation - including finance, marketing, HR, organisational behaviour and technology. At the same time, you will begin your legal studies, examining the English Legal System before progressing to look at Public Law in the form of criminal, constitutional and administrative law.
Level 5 / Year 2
During your second year the legal intensity of the course builds and two thirds of your modules will be devoted to law. In addition to getting the
opportunity to drill down deeper into criminal or constitutional and administrative law, you will learn how to navigate the pitfalls of English contract law and the hazards of the law of tort. You will also be introduced to company law – a must for all aspiring City lawyers and a bonus for any City professional.
You can then tailor the course to your interests and choose to explore any of the law and business electives available across the whole business management degree suite – from People Management and Leadership to Strategic Brand Planning.
Level 6 / Year 3
In your final year, you’ll explore the myriad of regulations and directives emanating from the European Union, as well as the Dickensian complexities of the English law of Chancery, as reflected in the law of property. A final foray into legal research in the form of a major legal project, plus a choice between intellectual property or employment law, completes your mandatory legal study. You can then choose from a range of advanced modules, in areas such as law, accounting and international business, to further tailor the course to your interests and career ambitions.
How will your work be assessed?
We use a range of methods, designed to reflect the kind of activities you may be asked to do in the workplace, either individually or as part of a team. For example, report writing, data analysis, preparing strategies and business cases and presentations. You'll also sit exams in some modules.
Please note: It is not possible to apply for an accelerated programme; on completion of level 4, our full-time students have the opportunity to request to accelerate to a two-year programme. The decision to allow this is based on the student's performance in their assessments in the programme so far and you will need to satisfy performance criteria in the first two terms to be considered for it.
Designed by industry
Every aspect of this degree has been designed in collaboration with an outstanding industry partner, ranging from the multinational law firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co., to the international market in fast moving consumer goods (Unilever), to the glamourous world of fast moving cars (Lotus F1 Team) – to name just three examples.
That means you’ll get direct exposure to hugely successful real-world lawyers and business leaders, through weekly legal workshops, termly industry conferences and an annual residential. Previous workshops and conferences have been facilitated by leading representatives from Unilever, Savills, Merrill Lynch, Direct Line Group, Holiday Extras, Atos and PA Consulting.
You’ll get the chance to compete in national and international mooting competitions and business challenges too, like the L’Oreal Brandstorm competition. Three of our Business and Enterprise students won the UK final in 2013, so you’ll be following in impressive footsteps.
Our fees are as follows, but make sure you read our fee waiver information below:
- Full time: £9,000 per year
All applicants who pass the Business Workshop will be offered a partial fee waiver.
Our fee waiver policy means that the cost of our degrees compares really well to other universities and because you’ll graduate career-ready, it’s a great investment in your future. The fees include registration, tuition and examination fees, all your reading materials as eBooks and full access to our online library 24/7 as well as much more.
Why do we offer a fee waiver?
Currently, the Government offers tuition fee loans of approximately £6,000 a year to full-time students studying with Alternative Providers on eligible programmes. As we are committed to ensuring that talented students with potential have the opportunity to undertake our degrees, we give this partial fee waiver to all successful applicants to take the fee down to the level available as a tuition fee loan for eligible programmes.
This means that our students graduate with just 70% of the level of student debt when compared to the average debt held by a graduating student from a Public Provider. The government reviews the programmes eligible for student loans for new students on an annual basis, so visit our website for up-to-date information on which of our programmes are eligible for loans. These loans are for UK or EU students living in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland to help cover the costs of tuition fees.
The Government offers loans of up to approximately £6,000 pa to full-time students studying on designated courses at Higher Education Institutions like Pearson College London (see student loans section on Fees and funding page). As we are committed to ensuring that talented students with potential have the opportunity to succeed by undertaking one of our degrees, we offer all applicants who successfully complete our applicant day the opportunity to bring their tuition fees down to the level available as a tuition fee loan for eligible programmes.
For full details of Pearson College financial support packages including scholarship and bursaries, please refer to our fees, funding and scholarship page
Offers onto Pearson Business School Programmes are made following completion of a Business School Workshop.
Once we’ve received your UCAS application you’ll be invited to a Business School Workshop, where you’ll take part in five tasks to help us assess your suitability for the course. Your performance at the Workshop will determine whether we can offer you a place. If you are still studying then a course offer will be conditional with a tariff based on your predicted grades up to a maximum of 120 UCAS points. Offer conditions are based on your best three A Levels.
We also welcome applications from students who have studied (or are studying) the International Baccalaureate, Access to Higher Education diplomas, Higher National qualifications, BTECs, Scottish Highers, Cambridge Pre-U, Welsh Baccalaureate and equivalent non-UK qualifications. You can calculate your UCAS points by visiting www.ucas.com/tariff-calculator
English Language requirements
If your first language is not English you may need to complete an English language test, such as a Pearson English language test (PTE Academic) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All our courses are taught in English.
6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening)
62 including 60 in each subtest
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency
176 (with a minimum of 169 in Reading and Writing and 162 in Speaking and Listening)
90 Overall including at least 22 in Reading,
21 in Writing, 21 in Listening and 23 in Speaking
How to apply
If you'd like to study at Pearson Business School full-time, you'll need to apply through UCAS. Our institution code is P34.
- September 2017 entry - apply by 20 September 2017
- September 2018 entry - apply by 15 January 2018
Business School Workshop
As part of our admissions process, all eligible applicants will be invited to attend a Business School Workshop as part of the application process. Your results from the day will be used as part of your application. You’ll have an interview with an academic and you’ll be able to meet other potential students. If you successfully complete the workshop you will be offered a place on one of our degree programmes and be awarded a partial fee waiver.
If we make you an offer for a place on the programme, it will be subject to our Terms and Conditions
- UCAS CODE
- INSTITUTION CODE
Pearson Business School MidTown
- COURSE START DATES
- TUITION FEES
£9,000 p.a. (See fee waiver)
- MODE OF STUDY
- PROGRAMME DURATION
3 years (FT). Option to accelerate and complete the programme in 2 years (subject to minimum numbers)* It is not possible to apply for an accelerated programme; on completion of level 4, our full-time students have the opportunity to request to accelerate to a two-year programme. The decision to allow this is based on the student's performance in their assessments in the programme so far
- ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Typical offer: 128-120 UCAS points (ABB to BBB at A Levels) and interview