Business Law LLB (Hons)

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UCAS code: M140 112 UCAS points
  • LLB (Hons) Business Law, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • LLB (Hons) Business Law, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 6 years
    • pro-rata full time fee
  • LLB (Hons) Business Law, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: M220 64 UCAS points
  • LLB (Hons) Business Law, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • LLB (Hons) Business Law, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 14820 per year

What makes this course different

  • A specialist course

    Graduate with a professionally recognised law degree (Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board), with specific expertise in employment, commercial and company law.

  • Professional qualifications

    All of our law courses are qualifying law degrees – and you can obtain an additional diploma from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals as an extra benefit of studying at UEL.

  • Superb facilities

    You’ll be studying at our new £33 million building at University Square Stratford, where you’ll benefit from superb facilities that include a chamber for moots and mock trials.

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Course modules

As this is a qualifying law degree, you can expect to learn the fundamentals of the profession from day one. The compulsory modules in your first two years include an introduction to legal skills and methods and insights into the key specialist areas of the subject. These include contract, land, criminal, human rights, constitutional and administrative law.

You'll 'learn by doing' by volunteering for the University's much-admired Legal Advice Centre in Stratford and through work placements with local law firms. You can choose from a range of business-oriented module options on existing programmes offered by RDSBL in both your second and third years. This is the only qualifying law degree programme at UEL that allows students to choose business option modules at levels 5 and 6.

In your final year, you'll complete one compulsory module on equity and trusts, but will then be able to choose from a wide range of options. These include intellectual property law, commercial law, client practice and civil and criminal litigation. If you take these last two options, you can gain a Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice in addition to your degree.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

The business and commercial law sector is becoming increasingly competitive. This course offers the academic rigour you would expect from an accredited law degree, with the practical skills and experience you need to understand the contemporary business world. Our graduates will be highly employable and our London location gives us access to major business and law institutions for networking opportunities. Our lecturers have strong links with the legal profession, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn outside the lecture theatre. Many of our students help local people with real legal problems in our Legal Advice Centre, where practising solicitors supervise and support you. This much-admired law clinic is a shining example of civic engagement in action.

Industry links

We have many guest talks and mentoring sessions. Our industry links include Ernst & Young, JP Morgan, Barclays, CILEx and The University of Law and the Law Society.

Graduate employers

Our law graduates have gone on to jobs at such companies and organisations as: the Legal Advice Centre at UEL, the Metropolitan Police, law chambers, and the Department for Health and Social Care.

Job roles

The course is a qualifying law degree that prepares you to work as a barrister or solicitor while specialising in areas like employment law commercial law and company law. 

It’s ideal for anyone hoping to work as an in-house legal professional for businesses, or as a lawyer or paralegal with specific commercial expertise.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

John Strawson
UEL has been the base from which to promote human rights education and research, empowering students to meet the challenges of our global community so they can contribute to finding solutions to injustice, inequalities and conflicts."
John Strawson

Honorary Professor of Law

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top: 

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Teaching methods vary throughout the course but you'll find them stimulating and challenging. You'll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and individual supervision, supported by digital materials, notes and handbooks.

You'll have the chance to learn through moots and mock trials in our own chambers.

You'll carry out your own independent study to build on your learning, so don't expect to be spoon-fed. You'll find that you get out of the course what you are willing to put in.

Our lecturers have strong links with the legal profession, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn outside of the lecture theatre and seminar room. If you play an active role throughout the course, joining in with debates and attending guest talks, conferences and events, you'll reap the rewards.

Many of our students take the chance to help local people with real legal problems in our Legal Advice Centre, where practising solicitors give up their time to supervise and support you. This much-admired law clinic is a shining example of civic engagement in action – taking learning out of the classroom and, at the same, making a real difference to society. It's highly popular with our students as well as the public, and the experience will give you a taste of what being a legal professional is all about.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, and preparing coursework assignments and presentations.

    Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. 

    You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

    Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater to your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

    Dedicated personal tutor

    When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


    Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, and practical activities. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module, and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 40 - 50 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 40 plus students.

    In workshops, you will be taught in groups of 12 - 15 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

We'll assess you with a mix of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, a reflective diary, oral presentations, practical exercises and answering hypothetical problem questions. Throughout the course you'll be given plenty of feedback to help you improve. 

If you choose the final-year project option, you'll conduct independent research on a legal topic of your choice and complete a 4,000-word dissertation.

More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

University Square Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by Royal Docks School of Business and Law

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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What our students and staff say

School of Business and Law
I liked the fact that the course involved so many different topics, and I learnt so many things that I did not expect.
I didn't think the course was going to involve so much theory but it was very interesting."

Ahmed Sharabash

International Law and Legal Practice LLM

It's been a great course. I’ve really enjoyed learning about different aspects of law and the teachers are wonderful."

Irene Nambi

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