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The award
LLB (Hons)

How long you will study
48 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 18480 per total

How you will study
distance, online

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International course fees
GBP 18480 per total

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About Law with Business at University of Essex Online

Prepare yourself for employment in a wide variety of fields with our LLB (Hons) Law with Business course. This programme is perfect for students who wish to gain a Qualifying Law Degree while also developing a wider range of business-related knowledge and skills*.

The course content encompasses a wide variety of legal modules including Criminal Law, Land Law, Contract Law and a number of substantive and optional law modules. Our business-specific modules will then grant you the opportunity to develop key business skills with modules covering business strategy, operations management and more.

Level 5 and 6 students are also given the opportunity to develop their knowledge of an area of business that is relevant to their career or interests through a number of thought-provoking optional modules. These include consumer behaviour, e-business and marketing, leadership and managing teams and many more.

Developed and taught by subject experts in both disciplines, this course will allow you to develop knowledge of the major institutions and trends in the business environment in addition to a thorough understanding of the social, political, economic, historical and ethical dimensions of law.

Course structure

The LLB (Hons) Law with Business is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 modules:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning (15 credits)*
  • Criminal Law (30 credits)*
  • English Legal System (15 credits)*
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law (30 credits)*
  • Business Environment (15 credits)*
  • One optional module from the list below

Level 5 modules:

  • Contract Law (30 credits)*
  • Law of Tort (30 credits)*
  • Land Law (30 credits)*
  • Operations Management (15 credits)*
  • One optional module from the list below

Level 6 modules:

  • European Union Law (15 credits)*
  • Equity and Trusts (30 credits)*
  • Business Strategy (15 credits)*
  • Research Methods (15 credits)*
  • Final Year Research Project (30 credits)*
  • One optional module from the list below


Optional modules:

Level 4 optional modules:

  • Business and Management Skills (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (15 credits)


Level 5 optional modules:

  • Leadership and Managing Teams (15 credits)
  • Marketing and Sales Management (15 credits)
  • Financial Decision Making (15 credits)
  • Business Planning (15 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Marketing Communication (15 credits)
  • Consumer Behaviour (15 credits)


Level 6 optional modules:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • International Marketing Strategy (15 credits)
  • Business Finance (15 credits)
  • Global Business Environment (15 credits)
  • e-Business and Marketing (15 credits)
  • Marketing Research (15 credits)
  • Services Marketing (15 credits)

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Learning and assessment


Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you - at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It's possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.

Teaching methods and style

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.


We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. LLB (Hons) Law with Business assignments are based on real-life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

You are always aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your LLB (Hons) Law with Business degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Career prospects

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

This programme will prepare students for a wide range of high-level careers in both business and law-related industries. Students wishing to pursue a career in law will be able to progress in this field to achieve professional recognition from the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. If you are applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), please check with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or the Bar Standards Board to find out if this will affect the QLD status of your course.

The versatile business-specific modules on this programme also ensure that students are equipped with the desirable management, communication and financial skills required to excel in professional, global business environments.

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fee: £18,480 (learn more)

Entry requirements

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for the LLB (Hons) Law with Business degree you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

You don't need to prove your knowledge of English if you're a national of, or if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

You are required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies

2. Open Entry Route

To apply for the LLB (Hons) Law with Business degree via our Open Entry Route you must meet the following criteria:

You don't need to prove your knowledge of English if you're a national of, or if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

You will be required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies.

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