Name of Programme
LLB (Hons) Law with Business Management
Final Award
LLB (Hons)
Location
Buckingham
Awarding Institution/Body
University Of Buckingham
Teaching Institution
University Of Buckingham
School of Study
School of Law
Programme Code(s)
ULBF9MLABZ / Full Time / 2 Years and 1 Term
Professional Body Accreditation
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Relevant Subject Benchmark Statement (SBS)
QAA SBS: Law (2019)
Admission Criteria
A-level: BBB-BBC (or equivalent)
IELTS 6.5
Applicable Cohort(s)
Autumn 2023
FHEQ Level
6
UCAS Code
M1N2
Summary of Programme
An LLB Honours programme by full-time study, and a Qualifying Law Degree.

The Buckingham LLB degree allows students to become confident, competent lawyers, able to practise almost anywhere in the world. With an English ‘qualifying law degree’ from Buckingham a student will be recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (formerly the Law Society) and the Bar Standards Board as qualified to be exempt from the academic stage of training for entry into the legal profession. Every LLB programme at Buckingham (whether single honours or combined honours) provides our graduates with this qualification.

All Modules assessed through a variety of assessment methodologies, as set out below.

In some cases, it may be possible for a student to substitute a dissertation for a Part Two module, after proper consultation with potential supervisors and with the permission of the Dean (for full list of conditions, see Programme Structure below).

Introduction to Legal Studies (ILS) and Legal Skills and Procedure (LSP) are continually assessed, details of which are set out in their respective Module Specifications.

Further details of the way in which students are assessed are set out in the individual Module Specifications and the Student Handbook, both of which are issued to students at the start of their programme.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
If you are from a common law jurisdiction other than England and Wales and wish to qualify as a lawyer in your home jurisdiction after graduating from Buckingham Law School, it is necessary for you to consult the accreditation authority of your home jurisdiction to ensure you satisfy its requirements for qualification as a lawyer.
Educational Aims of the Programme
To meet the requirements of a qualifying law degree and study contemporary specialist subjects in law.
• To develop the skills necessary to analyse and evaluate complex legal problems and issues.
• To develop effective oral and written skills.
• To develop transferable personal and work place skills which are suited to both a career in law and outside it
• To foster intellectual self-confidence and stimulate intellectual inquiry through pro-active teaching and high quality feedback.
• To develop ability to research from a range of primary and secondary legal sources.
• To provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the key areas of business and management, the relationships between them and their application in practice.
• To enable students to appreciate the uncertainties and complexities of business organisations, their environments and management, both in theory and practice.
Programme Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Students will acquire
1. Knowledge and understanding of the institutions, values and procedures of the legal systems of England and Wales and the European Union.
2. Knowledge and understanding of the main principles, legal rules and values of the core subjects of a Qualifying Law Degree, and of any optional modules.
3. Knowledge and understanding of legal research methods, referencing protocols and the different primary and secondary sources of law.
4. Awareness and understanding of the importance of personal and professional development.
5. Awareness of current areas of debate and, where appropriate, the socio-cultural, economical and other influences on English and European Union Law.
6. Knowledge and appreciation of legal and professional ethics.
7. (For the Business minor stream) Knowledge and understanding of organisations, their business environment and the management of these organisations,
8. (For the Business minor stream) An understanding of the uncertainties and complexities of business organisation, their environments and management.

Teaching/Learning Strategy

1. Small group tutorials involving an exploration of essay and problem questions.
2. Encouragement of open debate in tutorials.
3. Written formative and summative assignments.
4. Library training exercise (ILS).
5. Plagiarism and AM prevention training (ILS).
6. Database training (ILS).
7. Negotiation exercise (LSP).
8. Mooting (LSP).
9. Use of feedback on formative and summative coursework.
10. (For the Business minor stream) The Core knowledge and understanding is acquired through formal/interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as group activities (presentations, role plays, simulations) and guided independent or group study.

Assessment Strategy

1. The Preliminary and Part One modules are assessed by a variety of means, the detail of which is set out in each of the respective module specification.
2. Part Two modules are assessed by a variety of means, the detail of which is set out in each of the respective module specification.
3. For Introduction to Legal Studies (‘ILS’) and Legal Skills and Procedure (‘LSP’), a range of written and practical assessments is used, including a library exercise, database training and mooting.
4. In some Part Two modules, it may be possible for a student to substitute a dissertation for a Part Two module, after proper consultation with potential supervisors and with the permission of the Dean.
5. (For the Business minor stream) The assessment methods are diverse and could include (but is not limited to) written assignments, presentations, role plays, simulations, posters, learning journals, practicals such as business pitch etc.

Programme Outcomes

Cognitive Skills

1. Ability to apply knowledge to, and solve, problem scenarios.
2. Ability to identify and analyse legal doctrines and principles, and to assess their validity and merit.
3. Ability to think critically about various legal arguments, doctrines and various legally related issues.
4. Ability to apply knowledge in order to synthesise ideas and information, with a view to reaching justifiable conclusions.
5. Able to identify, locate, retrieve and evaluate legal information, from both primary and secondary sources and in both hard and electronic form.
6. Ability to create a body of work that is coherent and resolved.
7. Ability to critically reflect on personal and professional development.
8. (For the Business minor stream) The above cognitive skills are also relevant, but in addition, students will be able to demonstrate business acumen, be entrepreneurial and acquire numeracy skills relevant to data-based decision making.

Teaching/Learning Strategy

1. Small group tutorials, involving an exploration of essay and problem questions.
2. Encouragement of open debate in tutorials.
3. Written formative and summative assignments.
4. Library training exercise (ILS).
5. Plagiarism and AM prevention training (ILS).
6. Database training (ILS).
7. Negotiation exercise (LSP).
8. Mooting (LSP).
9. Use of feedback on formative and summative coursework.
10. (For the Business minor stream) Cognitive skills are acquired through formal/interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as group activities (for example presentations, role plays, simulations, and project) and guided independent or group study. Guided discussions within these strategies will facilitate the development of cognitive skills.

Assessment Strategy

1. The Preliminary and Part One modules are assessed by a variety of means, the detail of which is set out in each of the respective module specification.
2. Part Two modules are assessed by a variety of means, the detail of which is set out in each of the respective module specification.
3. For Introduction to Legal Studies (‘ILS’) and Legal Skills and Procedure (‘LSP’), a range of written and practical assessments is used, including a library exercise, database training and mooting.
4. In some Part Two modules, it may be possible for a student to substitute a dissertation for a Part Two module, after proper consultation with potential supervisors and with the permission of the Dean.
5. (For the Business minor stream) Cognitive skills are acquired through formal/interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as group activities (for example presentations, role plays, simulations, and project) and guided independent or group study. Guided discussions within these strategies will facilitate the development of cognitive skills.
Programme Outcomes

Practical/Transferable Skills

1. Ability to engage with their own personal and professional development and academic integrity.
2. Ability to work collaboratively.
3. Ability to explain and debate legal ideas clearly, both in the written and oral form.
4. Ability to present written coursework ethically and free from academic misconduct, using the correct format and style.
5. Ability to access, identify and assimilate information from a variety of sources, including up-to-date primary and secondary legal resources, both in hard copy and electronic form.
6. Ability to act independently in planning and managing tasks.
7. (For the Business minor stream) Includes the above applied to a business setting but, in addition, students will be able to demonstrate IT competence and digital literacy, emotional intelligence and empathy, data-based decision-making skills and people management skills.

Teaching/Learning Strategy

1. Small group tutorials, involving an exploration of essay and problem questions.
2. Encouragement of open debate in tutorials.
3. Written formative and summative assignments.
4. Library training exercise (ILS).
5. Plagiarism and AM prevention training (ILS).
6. Database training (ILS).
7. Negotiation exercise (LSP).
8. Mooting (LSP).
9.. Use of feedback on formative and summative coursework.
10. (For the Business minor stream) Cognitive skills are acquired through formal/interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as group activities (for example presentations, role plays, simulations, and project) and guided independent or group study. Guided discussions within these strategies will facilitate the development of cognitive skills.


Assessment Strategy

1. The Preliminary and Part One modules are assessed by a variety of means, the detail of which is set out in each of the respective module specification.
2. Part Two modules are assessed by a variety of means, the detail of which is set out in each of the respective module specification.
3. For Introduction to Legal Studies (‘ILS’) and Legal Skills and Procedure (‘LSP’), a range of written and practical assessments is used, including a library exercise, database training and mooting.
4. In some Part Two modules, it may be possible for a student to substitute a dissertation for a Part Two module, after proper consultation with potential supervisors and with the permission of the Dean.
5. (For the Business minor stream) Cognitive skills are acquired through formal/interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as group activities (for example presentations, role plays, simulations, and project) and guided independent or group study. Guided discussions within these strategies will facilitate the development of cognitive skills.

External Reference Points
• Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
• Relevant Subject Benchmark Statement(s)
• Subject Benchmark Statement (Business and Management) (February 2019)

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in the departmental or programme handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annually by the University of Buckingham and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency.
Date of Production
Revised Autumn 2020, October 2021, December 2021, October 2022
Date approved by School Learning and Teaching Committee
14/10/20; IQP Winter 2021, October 2021, December 2021, October 2022
Date approved by School Board of Study
04/11/20; IQP Winter 2021, October 2021, December 2021, October 2022
Date approved by University Learning and Teaching Committee
IQP Winter 2021, October 2021, December 2021, October 2022
Date of Annual Review
In line with the University annual monitoring review process

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURES

LLB (Hons) Law with Business Management

ULBF9MLABZ / Full Time / September Entry
Term 1
Autumn
Introduction to Legal Studies [L4/15U] (LUFILS1)
European Union Law 1 [L4/15U] (LUFEUL1)
Preliminary 1 Examination
Term 2
Winter
Legal Skills and Procedure [L5/15U] (LUFLSKP)
Constitutional & Administrative Law [L4/30U] (LUFCOAD)
Understanding Business and Management with Embedded Academic Skills [L4/30U] (BUFUNBM)
Term 3
Spring
European Union Law 2 [L5/15U] (LUFEUL2)
Constitutional & Administrative Law [L4/30U] (LUFCOAD)
(Continued)
Preliminary 2 Examination
Term 4
Summer
Law of Contract [L5/30U] (LUFLCNT)
Criminal Law [L5/30U] (LUFCRML)
Behaviour in Organisations [L5/15U] (BUFBEHO)
Term 5
Autumn
Law of Contract [L5/30U] (LUFLCNT)
(Continued)
Criminal Law [L5/30U] (LUFCRML)
(Continued)
Sustainable Operations [L5/15U] (BUFSOPS)
Part 1 Examination
Term 6
Winter
Law of Torts [L5/30U] (LUFTORT)
Land Law [L6/30U] (LUFLAND)
One of:
Psychology of Work [L6/15U]
Managing People and Change [L6/15U] (BMXXXXXX01)
Term 7
Spring
Law of Torts [L5/30U] (LUFTORT)
(Continued)
Land Law [L6/30U] (LUFLAND)
(Continued)
One of:
Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management [L6/15U]
Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship [L6/15U] (BMXXXXXX02)
Part 2 Stage 1 Examination
Term 8
Summer
Law of Trusts [L6/30U] (LUFLTST)
One of:
Commercial Law [L6/30U]
Dissertation [L6/30U]
Employment Law [L6/30U] (FCLP1)
Term 9
Autumn
Law of Trusts [L6/30U] (LUFLTST)
(Continued)
One of:
Commercial Law [L6/30U]
Dissertation [L6/30U]
Employment Law [L6/30U] (FCLP1)
(Continued)
Cross-cultural Management [L5/15U] (BUFCCM5)
Part 2 Stage 2 Examination


Law Options: Students are required to choose from a selection of modules in year 2, availability of which will be dictated by demand and available resources. Dissertation: A dissertation may be substituted for one Part 2 Law Option, if: i) Two tutors are prepared to confirm that the candidate is capable of independent research and is of a good 2:1 standard; ii) A further tutor agrees to act as a supervisor, and the topic of the dissertation is agreed with that tutor. iii) The permission of the Dean is granted.