University of East London

LLB (Hons) Business Law

The Royal Docks School of Business and Law is made up of professional experts from the worlds of business, accounting and finance, economics, law and criminology. This new LLB (Hons) Business Law brings that diverse expertise together to create a specialist degree that applies the letter of the law in a modern business context.

The course is a qualifying law degree that prepares you to work as a barrister or solicitor while specialising in areas like employment law, commercial law and company law. It’s ideal for anyone hoping to work as an in-house legal professional for businesses, or as a lawyer or paralegal with specific commercial expertise.

The business and commercial law sector is becoming increasingly competitive, so this course offers the academic rigour you would expect from an accredited law degree, with the practical skills and experience you need to understand the contemporary business world. 

Its graduates will be highly employable as a result and our unique locations in Stratford and Docklands give us access to major business and law institutions who can provide networking opportunities, guest talks and mentoring; our links include Ernst & Young, JP Morgan, Barclays, CILEx, The University of Law and the Law Society.

Entry Requirements


112 UCAS Points from

  • A LEVEL- Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
  • BTEC- Extended Diploma or Diploma
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- Diploma with 26 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.

Other entry routes

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3.

We will also consider the  Law Short Course.

English Language requirements

Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

Alternative GCSE Qualifications

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive University, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

This course is highly career-focused, giving you not only a professional legal qualification but also a strong, practical specialisation that is greatly in demand.

You will gain specialist knowledge of the law relating to the regulation and commercial activities of businesses, large and small. Whether you're interested in a career in the legal profession, business, or the law-related areas of accountancy, financial regulation, insurance and government services, our Business Law degree is for you.

Organisations of all sizes need employees with a broad understanding of corporate and other laws, as well as people with good corporate awareness, initiative and communication skills. This degree will give you the legal background you need to get ahead in business, as well as equipping you with analytical, presentation, research, written and project management skills, all of which are highly transferable.

Our unique locations in Stratford and Docklands give us access to major business and law institutions that can provide networking opportunities, guest talks and mentoring; our links include Ernst & Young, JP Morgan, Barclays, CILEx, The University of Law and the Law Society. Our student placement opportunities at UEL include:

  • Amnesty International
  • Citizens' Advice Bureau
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Liberty 
  • Shelter.

Both our Business and Law departments are experts in creating job-ready graduates. We ensure our degrees are professionally aligned through accreditations and we embed employability throughout our programmes. We do our best to introduce you to major employers and professional bodies while you're a student at UEL, and offer extensive support to graduates looking for employment or hoping to start their own business.

You'll have access to our renowned Law Clinic, which gives students the chance to work on real cases and offer practical legal advice to the local community, while the Knowledge Dock on our Docklands Campus is an innovative hub that provides resources for students and graduates to incubate their own businesses.

Course Details

As this is a qualifying law degree, you can expect to learn the fundamentals of the profession from day one.

The compulsory modules in your first two years include an introduction to legal skills and methods, and insights into the key specialist areas of the subject. These include contract, land, criminal, human rights, constitutional and administrative law.

In your final year, you'll need to complete one compulsory module on equity and trusts, but will then be able to choose from a wide range of options. These include intellectual property law, Islamic law, commercial law, media law, client practice and civil and criminal litigation.

If you take these last two options, you can gain the Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice in addition to your degree.

You'll be encouraged to 'learn by doing' by volunteering for the University's much-admired Legal Advice Centre in Stratford and through work placements with local law firms.

You can also choose from a range of business-oriented module options on existing programmes offered by RDSBL in both their second and third years. This is the only qualifying law degree programme at UEL that allows students to choose business option modules at levels 5 and 6. It will also introduce law modules that are available to business students at levels 4, 5 and 6.

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

Year 1

Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency
English Legal System
Legal Methods
Contract Law
Public Law
Business Law

Year 2


Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies
Introduction to Land Law
Public Law II: Human Rights Proceedings
Tort Law
Criminal Law


Financial Management
Learning and Development
Consumer Insight

Year 3


Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy


Equity and Trusts
European Union Law
Clinical Legal Education
Company Law
Corporate Governance & Ethics
Law Project
Client Practice
Civil & Criminal Litigation
Commercial Law
Banking Law
Consumer Law
Corporate Finance
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
Applied Business Project

*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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