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University of Birmingham

Law with Business Studies

UCAS Code: M1N1
LLB (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

55%

Subjects
  • Law by area
  • Business studies
Student score
78% LOW
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
Not Available
97% MED
Average graduate salary
Not Available
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

GCSE Mathematics at grade B if not offered at A or AS level.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

BTEC Diploma in the following subject areas will be accepted - Business, Humanities and Sciences - when combined with an A level.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in the following subject areas will be accepted - Business, Humanities and Sciences - when combined with two A levels.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DD*D*

BTEC Extended Diploma in the following subject areas will be accepted - Business, Humanities and Sciences. Grades required - D*D*D.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

55%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Law provides the framework for our modern society, impacting on all our lives. Studying for an LLB is an intellectually demanding and thought-provoking experience, which will help you develop an enquiring and critical attitude to law, learn to think logically and communicate clearing. At Birmingham we provide you with a thorough grounding in the foundations of English law and you will study the core subjects required of every lawyer. Our LLB programme is designed to provide both academic excellence and vocational development; a balance thatâ??s highly sought after by employers in both law and non-law sectors.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to law; public law A and B; land law; contractual obligations; understanding organisations; principles of marketing; introduction to accounting; introduction to industrial economics. Year 2: Equity; legal foundations of the European Union; criminal law; choice of business studies courses. Year 3: Torts; choice of courses in law and business studies.

University of Birmingham

Students outside campus

Steeped in history the University of Birmingham has a community campus vibe whilst being on the doorstep to the centre of the UK's second city. And because all students studying at Birmingham become automatic members of the Guild of Students you'll have many chances to develop skills outside of study, have fun, and meet like-minded people.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
43%

Year 1

55%
45%

Year 2

53%
47%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 78% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
32% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
Not Available; ">
Not Available
Typical Ucas points
406 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
N/A
Drop-out rate
Not Available
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive – often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into. If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification and many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion – about one in 17 last year– of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Psychology, business and social studies are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 77%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

41%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
61% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
407 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

27%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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