We are currently restructing this programme based on student feedback and making several improvements to the way in which it is delivered. The below is an indication of the new structure:
You will study 80 credits of compulsory law modules (Legal Skills and Methods, Public Law, Law of Contract, Criminal Law) and 40 credits of Business Studies modules (Introdcution to Financial Analysis, Business Organisation and Management, Introduction to Marketing and Introduction to Economics).
The second year consists of 80 credits of compulsory law modules (Law of Torts, Legal Foundations of the European Union, Land Law, Legal Communications and Writing and a Project Module) plus 40 credits of Business Studies modules (Financial Decision Making, International Economy, Human Resource Management and Global Marketing).
In the final year you complete a dissertation and 3 optional law modules from those available to all final-year LLB students. You also will study compulsory Business Studies modules in Strategic Management, Supply Chain Management, Innovation Management and Corporate Finance.
Optional modules normally available from Birmingham Law School include:
*Students wishing to have a Qualifying Law Degree should choose Equity and Trusts as one of their final year options.
Optional year abroad
In the third year of study students can opt to add a year abroad making the LLB a four year rather than a three year programme. If you opt for a year abroad you will be placed in a partner institution where delivery of the Law programme is in English. As well as having the academic support of one of our partner institutions, you will also keep your personal tutor at the University of Birmingham, who will monitor progress and will be a point of contact during the year abroad.
Students considering a year abroad will attend the Year Abroad Fair in second year to explore their options. Places at the most popular partner universities are allocated on a competitive basis, and students should be flexible when considering where to study abroad. Although a final list of opportunities for Law students is not yet available, an idea of likely partners can be found through the Study Abroad page.
Advancement to the Year Abroad is contingent upon satisfactory performance in years 1 and 2. Students will not normally be permitted to undertake a year abroad unless they have achieved at least a 2:1 in their second year examinations as host institutions are unlikely to accept any student that does not meet this standard.
The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.