School of Law, Criminology and Government

BSc (Hons) Law with Business

Are you ready to make your mark? If you’ve studied a foundation course in law and business at one of our partner colleges and want to obtain a law degree, BSc (Hons) Law with Business will prepare you for a career in the legal or business professions and beyond. Develop a breadth of transferable skills, and benefit from our focus on teaching law in the ‘real’ world.

*Please note: the first two years of the degree are only available through Plymouth University’s partner colleges which provide you with a foundation degree in law, enabling you to join the third year of our law and business programmes to obtain the BSc law degree.

Key features

  • Choose from a range of relevant third year law and business options from the LLB (Hons) Law programmes and BSc (Hons) Law with Business Studies.
  • Top-up your degree with a one year Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) before applying for the solicitors’ Legal Practice Course or the Barristers’ Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). 
  • Benefit from working with a faculty of highly qualified law and business staff who provide a great mix of research-informed and practice-led teaching.
  • Pursue further business study – we offer a range of postgraduate options at the Postgraduate School of Management.
  • Take part in relevant work experience and research in areas such as business, criminal justice, employment and family law via our Law Clinic.
  • Benefit from being part of a very successful Business School which was recently shortlisted for the national Business School of the year.

*Please note: the first two years of the degree are only available through Plymouth University’s partner colleges which provide you with a foundation degree in law, enabling you to join the third year of our law and business programmes to obtain the BSc law degree. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • LAWGEAR3 Graduate Employability and Achievement Record

      A module designed to continue the process of development of self-assessment and reflection with particular focus on career planning and employability post- graduation.

    • ECN3023 Markets and Industries

      This module analyses the structural characteristics of markets and industries and discusses the conduct-related strategies of the firms within them. The previously taught concepts will be linked to real world practices followed in various markets and industries such as advertising, financial services, utilities, tourism, maritime, and health.

    Optional modules
    • LAW3223 Work-based Action Research

      A module in which BSc Law with Business or CCJS students apply legal skills (including research) and knowledge by undertaking practical legal research as part of their work-based learning.

    • LAW3240 Consumer Law

      An overview of consumer law with a practical approach to the resolution of the more common examples of consumer grievances. Autonomously developing and deepening an understanding of a chosen topic.

    • LAW3236 Law, Literature and Film

      To introduce students to fictional representations of the legal order in prose and film, and to examine the inter-connections between law, literature and film.

    • LAW3238 Sex, Power and Legal Control

      This module examines how law and society controls and regulates sexual behaviour and conduct and why and how it criminalises and punishes certain activities and sexual expression. In particular it will focus on the enactment and implementation of laws relating to sexual autonomy and sex crime and examine how these are practically operationalized within the criminal justice process. Within this context the impact upon those affected by such legal regulation is also examined.

    • STO301 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage

      This module brings a strategic and problem-focused view to operations management, concentrating on spheres key to operations based competitive advantage, both in goods and service based industries. Particular consideration is given to operations strategy, supply chain management, lean thinking, performance measurement, quality management, project management and topical developments.

    • LAW3237 Intellectual Property and Information Law

      This module focuses on the law and concepts of intellectual property, examining in addition related legal themes of information access, dissemination and control.

    • LAW3222 Dissertation

      The production of a substantial dissertation (12,000-15,000 words) on a legal or legally related area with content and form determined by the student. For the LLB with CCJS or Business the dissertation will be set in context.

    • HRL310 Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

      The module provides a broad understanding of equality and diversity in the workplace. The module considers the paradigms underpinning regulation and voluntarism, organisational equality and diversity at the levels of strategy and operational practice, and how group and individual identities are constructed in the workplace.

    • LAW3226 Company Law

      The module considers the key legal concepts, principles and policies relating to business organisation and corporate governance.

    • LAW3228 Employment Law

      This final year elective module provides students with knowledge of a specialist area of law, namely Employment Law, whilst also continuing to offer development of general legal skills.

    • LAW3241 Marine Law, Regulation and Development

      This module will consider the regulatory and policy framework which applies to activities and development, including the exploitation of energy resources, in the marine environment. Set in the context of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and national implementing measures, the module will consider a variety of contemporary issues relating to the sustainable use of the marine environment. It provides a theoretical and practical analysis of the relevant law, as well as providing insight into a rapidly evolving and contemporary area of law.

    • MAR329 Marine Insurance and Admiralty Law

      The study of the law relating to Marine Insurance, including General Average and Admiralty Law.

    • LAW3230 Family Law

      This module will examine the principles of family law from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

    • MAR321 Carriage of Goods by Sea

      The study of the law relating to charterparties and bill of lading contracts, and liability for pollution.

    • LAW3229 Environmental Law

      The module provides an examination of key themes in environmental law, with a focus on the generation, application and enforcement of this law within a critical and applied context.

    • LAW3233 Commercial Law

      In outline this module covers elements of commercial law, trading, commercial relations and practice. It includes aspects of commercial transactions, agency, regulation enforcement and remedies.

    • LAW3239 Cybercrime: Issues and Regulation

    • LAW3242 Criminal law

      "This module provides in depth examination of basic principles and concepts of criminal law, an introduction to modes of participation, and detailed analysis of selected offences and defences. The module fulfils the professional requirements of the Law Society and Bar Council. "

    • LAW3244 Jurisprudence: law, society and justice

      This module follows jurisprudential inquiries into themes and topics relating to the concept of law and the intersection between law and society. It analyses key ideas and theories on the development of legal concepts and regulatory frameworks. It adopts a broad range of theoretical perspectives from sociology, cultural studies and economics to examine the phenomenon of law, providing a platform for developing rich interdisciplinary discussion and reflection.

  • Overview
  • You will be provided with the appropriate analytical techniques required to examine the economic and strategic business environment, and can choose from optional modules including company law, consumer law, criminal law and environmental law. You will also complete a module focussing on career planning and employability, and have the option to produce a substantial dissertation on a legal or legally related area, set in the context of business.

Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest course structure and may be subject to change:

BSc Law with Business top up 16 17 4492

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Entry requirements

In order to join this course, you'll need the successful completion of a foundation degree in law or an equivalent two-year higher-education qualification.

English language requirements

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary

Please contact the Admissions Team.

Fees, costs and funding

New Student 2017 2018
Home/EU £9,250 To be confirmed
International £12,250 To be confirmed
Part time (Home/EU) Check with School To be confirmed
Part time (International) Check with School To be confirmed
Full time fees shown are per annum. Part time fees shown are per a number of credits. Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

How to apply

For further information and to apply to this course, please contact the institution's admissions team directly.

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