LLB (Hons) Law with Business St Mary’s University Twickenham, London
Gain a deep understanding of business as part of a law degree that can set you on the path to becoming a barrister or solicitor.
- 91% satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2021.
- Gain the analytical skills required for a career in the Law
- Develop transferrable knowledge and skills related to business and the legal profession
Why study Law with Business?
A degree in Law and Business programme is designed for students who have an interest in perusing a career in law and wish to understand its operation in a business environment.
The degree's focus on practical (as well as theoretical) teaching means that you can develop the analytical and critical skills essential for formulating legal arguments. You will also have the opportunity to study a range of specialist subjects that are relevant to your career aspirations.
Becoming a Barrister
Our LLB Law degrees are ‘Qualifying Law Degrees’ (QLD) and are recognised by the Bar Standards Board. The completion of one of these degrees will satisfy the academic requirements for admission to the Bar, although you will still need to pass an aptitude test and embark on (and pass) the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).
Becoming a Solicitor
Since September 2021 anyone who has not started a QLD is now able to qualify as a solicitor through the Solicitor’s Qualification Exam route (SQE). The candidate must:
- complete both stages of assessment, SQE1 and SQE2
- complete a degree-level qualification or equivalent
- complete two years of qualifying work experience (QWE)
- satisfy the SRA’s character and suitability requirements
Our LLB and BA (Hons) Law degrees are ideal courses to ground your legal knowledge and help prepare you for the SQE, although you will still need to embark on a course that will prepare you for passing the SQE after graduation.
Why St Mary's?
The Law School is situated just a 30-minute train journey to legal London. The Supreme Court, Old Bailey, Royal Courts of Justice, The Law Society and the Inns of Court are all easily accessible from our campus.
We also have excellent links with Kingston Crown Court, which has in the past offered marshalling opportunities for our students.
London is also the ideal location to be studying business, with the City known as the financial capital of the world.
Our Department of Law, Criminology and Politics is only a 30-minute train ride to Parliament, an institution that is open to all, which is especially important for the Law student because Parliament is where legislation is made.
80 UCAS points should include at least two B grades at A Level (or equivalent).
Inclusiveness is one of our core values and we are committed to widening participation. We actively encourage applications from all students as we firmly believe that helping more people from a wide mix of backgrounds to access education contributes positively to individuals and society.
We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).
For undergraduate programmes, we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references and your motivation for study.
GCSE grade 4/C or above in English and Maths, or an equivalent qualification, is required. We offer GCSE equivalency tests for those who need to improve their GCSE grades.
Law with Business with a foundation year
The undergraduate degree with a foundation year programme offers applicants without traditional qualifications or grades an alternative route to studying Law with Business.
The optional modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2021/22 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2022/23.
- English Legal System - Core
- Criminal Law - Core
- Public Law - Core
- Public Law 2 (Human Rights) - Core
- Financial Management - Optional
- Criminal Law 2 (International Criminal Law) - Optional
- Managing People - Optional
- Practical Legal Skills - Optional
- Tort Law - Core
- Contract Law - Core
- EU Law - Core
- Tort Law 2 (Intellectual Property and Media Law) - Core
- Contract Law 2 (Consumer and Commercial Law) - Core
- Management Accounting - Optional
- Research Methods in Business and Management - Optional
- Corporate Finance - Optional
- Property Law 1 (Land Law) - Core
- Extended Essay in Law - Core
- Employment Law - Core
- Property Law 2 (Equity and Trusts) - Core
- Company Law - Core
- Insurance Law - Optional
- Law of International Trade - Optional
- Sports and the Law - Optional
- Medical Law - Optional
- Jurisprudence - Optional
Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control.
Program Tuition Fee
A law degree is a gateway to a career as a solicitor or barrister, but it's not the only path you can choose.
Although many Law graduates will go on to their vocational training in order to practise law as a barrister, solicitor or legal executive, others become paralegals, work in human resources or set up their own businesses.
A Law degree is highly valued by employers in all sectors because it equips graduates with a range of highly transferable skills, as well as a detailed and analytical knowledge of the law.
This degree will enable you to learn valuable transferable skills that could help in various professional careers, such as in the Law, finance, banking and other legal sectors.
The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to students who have started their studies at St Mary’s.
Jobs you can do with a Law with a Business degree
Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Law with Business include:
- Diplomatic service officer
- Forensic accountant
- Human resources officer
- Local government officer
- Market researcher
- Marketing executive
- Newspaper journalist
- Public relations officer