Canterbury Christ Church University - LL.B Law with Business with Foundation Year

Canterbury Christ Church University

LL.B Law with Business with Foundation Year

An alternative approach to gaining a qualifying Law degree is to study on one of our ‘Law with’ degrees. These share the same core Law components as the LLB Single Honours but allow you to study another subject alongside Law to gain different insights and experience to build your own career pathway.

The foundation year helps you develop the study skills and self-confidence needed for higher education when you don’t reach the entry requirements for your subject or you need a grounding in a new subject area. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will join Year 1 of the LLB (Hons) Law with Business degree.

On this course you will join a challenging, vibrant and friendly community, led by an experienced team of academics, practitioners, solicitors, barristers and international lawyers.

Your Qualifying Law degree will enable you to progress to the vocational stage of lawyer’s training, to qualify as either a solicitor or barrister. This original and innovative course has been designed in consultation with senior managers to give you both a theoretical and practical experience.

As part of your degree, you will have the option to get involved with practical justice including opportunities to shadow a local judge and experience live mediations from our in-house Mediation Clinic. Through our strong links with the local community, Citizens Advice, and local courts, you will have the opportunity to act as a Community Legal Companion for unrepresented parties at court. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain hands-on work experience in a legal setting.


Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have 32 UCAS Tariff points. We will also welcome applications from students with few or no formal Level 3 qualifications who wish to return to education and applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects

In addition to all our LLB degrees being Qualifying Law Degrees, we have designed our degrees in consultation with external stakeholders, such as local law practitioners as well as a range of local organisations. This ensures we help you to develop the skills which are highly valued by employers, with examples including written and verbal communication, initiative, time management, flexibility and teamwork. Many graduates use these skills to become a barrister or solicitor, but others establish careers in education, public services, HRM, management, as paralegals, chartered secretaries or in financial services.

This qualification can also be used to progress on to postgraduate study in law, such as an LLM, or in related areas such as management, marketing and accountancy.

Course Details

The foundation year will help you to develop the transferable skills you need to undertake research, reflect on your learning and communicate effectively in speech, writing and other formats.

During the foundation year, you'll study six core modules:

  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Management and Marketing
  • Contemporary Issues in Law
  • Individual Project
  • Communication and Academic Skills for HE
  • Personal and Career Development.

These modules will introduce you to key concepts, skills and ideas in the disciplines of Business and Law by exploring key current issues and engaging you in lively debates. Having gained a grounding in each subject area, you'll then undertake a supervised ‘Individual Project’ investigating a topic within your chosen subject area. This module is designed to prepare you for further study as you progress to the degree.

As you progress to Year 1 of the degree, you'll typically experience an interactive style of learning involving workbooks and computer-aided assessment as part of your fundamental grounding in legal methodology. You'll study core aspects of business including introductory accounting and finance and people management.

In Years 2 and 3, you'll deepen your knowledge, hone your skills and work with increasing independence. You'll be able to select optional modules enabling you to focus on complex areas of law, which you'll study in depth.  

As part of the Intellectual Property Law module, you'll have the opportunity to visit the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the World Trade Organisation in Geneva.

As part of the European Law module, you'll have the opportunity to visit a number of international courts and institutions of the EU such as the European Court of Justice, the European Parliament, the International Criminal Court or the International Court of Justice in Strasbourg, The Hague and Brussels.

Year 1

Contract Law
Criminal Law
English Legal Systems
Introduction to Obligations
Economics Core module
Managing People in Organisations

Year 2

Public Law 1
Public Law 2
Law of Tort
Land Law
Project Management (APM)
Management and Leadership (CMI)

Year 3

European Law
Equity and Trusts
Strategic Management
Financial Management
Tax Law
Family Law
Comparative Criminal Law
International Justice and Human Rights
Intellectual Property Law
Medical Law
Women and Crime
Internet, Law & Society
Civil Litigation & Client Care
Employment Law
Individual Study

Introduction to Law
Contemporary Issues in Law
Individual Project - Law
Communication and Academic Skills for HE
Personal and Career Development
Contemporary Issues in Business, Management and Marketing

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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