Commercial Law

London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Why study this course? This qualifying law degree gives you the necessary foundation to go on to train as a barrister or solicitor. It focuses entirely on the branches of law relevant to business lawyers, with specialist commercial and financial law modules. More about this course This law course is built around specialist commercial and financial law modules, designed to make you more employable in business and financial services fields, as well as in law. You'll develop independent research and communication skills, and learn how to argue your case in mooting competitions in our purpose-built mock courtroom. You’ll benefit from our strong links with leading professions in law, government and business. A new collaboration with Clyde & Co and the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) will include a group mentoring programme for first-year students. If you join, you’ll be invited to a nearby law office for six interactive sessions with qualified lawyers. You’ll also have access to our Legal Advice Clinic, which offers pro bono legal advice to staff and students at the University. The clinic runs once a week during term time, and you’ll have the opportunity to observe the legal interviewing and advising process, engage with the duty solicitor regarding case issues and accompany the relevant lawyer(s) if the case proceeds to court. While studying, you’ll have the option to join our Law Mentoring Programme, where you’ll be paired with a postgraduate mentor who will help you develop your career. You’ll also be invited to a number of workshops, taster sessions and networking events, including our annual “Get into Law” day, featuring a panel of legal professionals. You can also join our Street Law programme, which gives you the opportunity to engage with members of the local community on topical socio-legal issues. You’ll enhance your research and critical thinking skills, and gain experience of presenting to the public. What our students say "The business modules at London Met University are amazing. I learnt a lot of strategies and analysis according to business industry. The tutors are amazing and they always pick up the latest information about business world." National Student Survey (NSS) 2016

Course details


Example Year 1 modules include: Contract Law (core, 30 credits) Criminal Law (core, 30 credits) Law of Tort (core, 30 credits) Legal System (core, 30 credits) Example Year 2 modules include: European Union Law (core, 30 credits) Property Law (core, 30 credits) Public Law (core, 30 credits) Consumer Rights Law (option, 30 credits) Employment and Equality Law (option, 30 credits) Example Year 3 modules include: Company Law (core, 30 credits) Equity and Trusts (core, 30 credits) Business Law Dissertation (alternative core, 30 credits) Business Law Extended Essay (alternative core, 15 credits) Work Placement for Professional Experience (alternative core, 15 credits) Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits) Environmental Law (option, 15 credits) Intellectual Property Law (option, 30 credits) Landlord and Tenant Law (option, 15 credits) The Law of Finance and Taxation (option, 30 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through essays, examinations, presentations and research projects. We won't assess you entirely through exams or in-class tests, unless required by professional bodies. We'll encourage you to work in teams as this enables you to learn from each other and develop important project skills.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For up to date English language requirements please see:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points from three or more A levels) from law and business-related subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits P: 15 credits Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. You will need 60 credits in a business or law-related subject with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Merit and Level 2 passes in Communication units. QAA accredited course required.
Scottish Higher CCCCDD A minimum of 114 UCAS points, including at least CC level in a business-related subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English at standard level.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2310 Module
England £2310 Module
Northern Ireland £2310 Module
Scotland £2310 Module
Wales £2310 Module
Channel Islands £2310 Module
International £3175 Module

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2020–21 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Commercial Law at London Metropolitan University - UCAS