Law with Business at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview Develop the skills and knowledge of a law degree alongside a broad understanding of business. Explore how law relates to industry, and how industry operates within the law. This course is ideal if you're considering a career in corporate law, one of the most highly paid sectors of law (Prospects 2021), and will equip you with the leadership skills you need to succeed as a business professional. You’ll learn core aspects of the legal framework that impacts business and organisations, such as corporate commercial law and contract law, and use facilities including our replica courtroom to practise your skills in a realistic environment. You’ll apply your learning in practical settings throughout the course — with initiatives such as our Community Lawyer module where you’ll have the opportunity to put your learning into practice with live client work. If you choose to take an optional paid placement year before or after your third year, you’ll graduate with a year’s experience in industry too. Course highlights

  • Complement your law studies with a strong foundation in key business areas such as managing people in organisations, and business strategy
  • Apply your learning in community settings, gaining real-world business and legal practice skills
  • Choose the Law in Practice module to gain 3 months of work experience that can count towards your qualifying work experience for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE)
  • Be fully prepared for your SQE through our partnership with Barbri, the world’s largest legal exam preparation experts
  • Complete a paid placement year before your after your final year of study
New Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) The route to qualifying as a solicitor has changed for new applicants. If you accept an offer on this course after 21 September 2021 you'll need to take the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) after you graduate to qualify as a solicitor. The content and mode of assessment of many of our modules provide a good foundation for further specific SQE preparation. If you completed or started this course, accepted an offer of a place, or paid a non-refundable deposit (international students only) before 21 September 2021 (inclusive) you can choose to take either the new SQE or the Legal Practice Course (LPC) after graduation. Careers and opportunities Law is an incredibly flexible degree. When you graduate you'll be ready to take your next step to train as a solicitor, a barrister or a Chartered Legal Executive. Law degrees are in the top 10 degrees for employability. You'll graduate with a wide range of transferable skills that will make you very employable across a range of other sectors. Your knowledge of business will be particularly helpful when applying for roles within corporate law or business management. Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:
  • ABN Amro Bank
  • Oracle
  • Barlow Robbins Solicitors
  • Moss & Coleman Solicitors
  • Phaidon International (recruitment)
  • Zurich Insurance
  • Digital Advertising Consultants (DAC)
  • Wansbroughs Solicitors
  • GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Travers Smith LLP
Graduates of this course have secured jobs as:
  • trainee solicitor
  • paralegal
  • recruitment consultant
  • business development manager
  • project management consultant
  • compliance officer
  • estate agent
  • teacher (post 16)
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.


Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law Level 4 Personal Tutoring
  • Managing People in Organisations (Law)
  • Public Law
  • The English Legal System
  • Tort
There are no optional units in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Land Law
  • Law Level 5 Personal Tutoring
  • Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
  • Legal Writing and Research
  • Strategy For Lawyers
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Human Rights Law
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Training For Students on Clinical Legal Education Projects
Placement year (optional) On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • European Union Law
  • Business Law
Options to choose from in this year currently include:
  • Advocacy - Practice and Theory (Level 6)
  • Cilex Client Care Skills
  • Comparative Equality Law (Berkley)
  • Data Protection Law and Policy L6
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law of Succession L6
  • Public International Law
  • Advocacy - Practice and Theory (Level 6)
  • Cilex Level 6 Practice
  • Commercial Law
  • Equality Law
  • International Law and Armed Conflict
  • Community Lawyer
  • Law in Practice
  • Legal Dissertation
  • Legal Project
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

How you're assessed You’ll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • coursework essays
  • presentations
  • participation in mock trials
  • written moot arguments
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
PTE Academic61An overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)9191 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Placement Year and Year abroad: UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £1,385 EU – £1,385 (including Transition Scholarship)| International (Non-EU) – £2,875. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Law with Business at University of Portsmouth - UCAS