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Law with Business

M1N1 LLB (Hons) 3 years


Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018 to 2019

HEFCE welcomes the confirmation from the Government that European Union (EU) students will continue to remain eligible for undergraduate, masters, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in the academic year 2018 to 2019. The details of this announcement can be found on the government website.

The LLB Law with Business is designed for students who aim for a career in law with an interest in business and management and wish to have a substantive understanding of how law functions and interacts with the business world.  The Programme is essential for students looking for a career which straddles both the legal and business spheres, as it provides essential preparation and understanding of how law works in and affects the corporate world.

This joint honours degree will give students a solid foundation of business and legal studies as there will be a mix of core business and law modules from the School of Law and the School of Business and Management Studies (SBM).  The programme will be a Qualifying Law degree covering all the core modules needed to satisfy professional requirements for the foundations of legal knowledge and skills in England and Wales and some other jurisdictions.

All students will take Elements of Contract Law, Land Law, Public Law, Law of the European Union, Tort Law, Equity & Trusts and Criminal Law modules, among others.  Students in their first year will also engage with a compulsory module on Law and Business.  Students can then choose from a wide variety of elective modules in their second- and third-years from SBM. In the final year, students can also choose 75-credit business and management modules from SBM and 45 credit law options from the School of Law.

The programme will provide students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills on both business and law subjects which will help develop a multidisciplinary understanding of the business world. It therefore offers the rare opportunity for students to obtain core business knowledge and management skills alongside a systematic understanding of law as a distinctive discipline. It also aims to broaden academic and professional horizons of students on the programme, by providing a solid academic foundation in both law and business studies; and by developing the varied skills and perspectives required to succeed in a career based on law and business.

Why Queen Mary?

In 2018 we were ranked 34th best university in the world by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. Our students are also happy with us, giving an overall satisfaction rating of 91 per cent in the most recent National Student Survey.

Law Student Societies

Alongside our degree programmes students can take advantage of the large number of student run law societies and get involved with departmental events and networking opportunities through becoming a student ambassador.

Legal Advice Centre

The School of Law was the first law school in London to set up a Legal Advice Centre (LAC), offering free legal advice to members of the public. Our students volunteer in an advisory capacity and work alongside qualified solicitors from top city law firms. The LAC enters its 10th year in 2016 and has a number of award winning projects; its most recent, SPITE, aimed at victims of revenge porn has been nominated for a number of awards in its first year of running.


Year 1


  • Elements of Contract Law
  • Public Law
  • Law of the European Union
  • Joint Law and Business Module (subject to approval)

SBM Options

  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Financial Accounting (subject to approval)
  • Economics for Business
  • Economics for Business Management
  • Management Studies and Skills.

Year 2


  • Land Law
  • Tort Law
  • Criminal Law.

SBM Options

  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Ethics and Business
  • Entrepreneurial Learning
  • Evidence Based Management
  • Responsible Leadership.

Year 3


  • Equity and Trusts

Law Options (not all options will be offered every year):

  • Law and Globalisation: Companies, International Trade and Human Rights
  • United Kingdom Human Rights Law
  • Law and Literature: Justice in Crisis
  • United Kingdom Human Rights Law
  • Law Modernity and the Holocaust
  • Revenue Law
  • Family Law
  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law of Evidence
  • Criminology
  • Criminology A
  • Competition Law
  • Performing the Law
  • Equality and the Law
  • The Practice of Law in a Clinical Environment
  • Labour Law: Contract Law, Dismissal Rights and Workplace Justice
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Health Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Chinese Law and Institutions
  • Securing Human Rights Compliance: A Case Study on the United Kingdom
  • Cultural Diversity and the Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Law in Asia
  • Media Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Commercial and Consumer Law (TBC)
  • Intellectual Property - Copyright and Related Rights
  • Intellectual Property - Industrial Property
  • Dissertation
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Law Review.

SBM options

  • European Business Context
  • Corporations And Social Responsibility
  • Financial Management
  • Managing Diversity
  • Managing Knowledge-Based Organisations
  • Business Computing
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • BInternational Business
  • Management of Human Resources.

Entry requirements

General Admission Entry Requirements can be found below.

2018 Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades A*AA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 37 points overall, including a minimum total of 18 points from three Higher Level subjects.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
GCSEAt least six GCSE passes at grades AAAABB or 777766 are required, including English and Mathematics.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

General Admissions Entry Requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course, to the indicated levels for the area of study. See our guidance on English Language requirements for all degree programmes.

Vocational and Other Qualifications

The College accepts a wide range of qualifications such as Access and Foundation programmes, vocational awards, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Advanced Highers and other Baccalaureates. Please see our International Admissions Page for individual country requirements.

For 2018 entry onwards, the School of Law will be considering foundation programmes taken at Russell Group universities only, and in addition the CEG ONCampus IFP pathway and the UFP.

From 2019 entry onwards, the School will consider only the foundation programmes taken at Russell Group universities, and the CEG ONCampus IFP pathway (but not the UFP).

Admission is based on academic merit and on the proven ability of the applicant to achieve success on their chosen programme of study. Every application to Queen Mary is considered on its individual merits with personal statement and reference taken into consideration.

Combined Qualifications

If you are taking a combination of qualifications at Level 3, we will consider your academic profile and may make offers on a case-by-case basis. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application so that we can give individual advice.

Advanced Entry

Subject to the policy of the programme, it may be possible for students to join undergraduate degree programmes at the beginning of the second year of a three or four year degree programme or, sometimes, the beginning of the third year of a four year programme. Please note, not all schools will consider advanced entry. You are advised to contact the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) before making an application for individual advice.

If you are applying for advanced entry on the basis of a post A-Level qualification, such as the BTEC HND, you should apply via UCAS in the usual way. If you wish to transfer your degree studies from another UK higher education institution, you will be considered on the basis of your original A-Level or equivalent qualifications, current syllabus, academic references and results.

We typically expect you to have achieved a 2.1 standard on your current programme and have already met the standard equivalent first year entry requirements. Applications must be submitted via UCAS.

Non-UK students

European and International Applicants

Our students come from over 162 countries and we accept a wide range of European and International Qualifications for entry, in addition to A-Levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please see our International Admissions webpages for further details of our academic requirements, and information regarding how we assess the equivalence of your qualification.

Applicants will typically be expected to be taking academic subjects relevant to the programme of study. You are advised to review the A-Level and IB requirements for an indication of these subjects. If you are at all unclear, the Admissions team (admissions@qmul.ac.uk) is happy to advise you further.

Further Information

For any other enquiries directly relating to our entry requirements, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5511
Email: admissions@qmul.ac.uk

See our information and guidance on how to apply.

Learning and teaching

First year students studying the three-year LLB typically have 12 hours of contact time per week. Each module normally has a two-hour lecture supplemented by a one hour weekly or fortnightly tutorial.  We offer small group tutorials so it is easy for you to meet the teaching staff to discuss ideas and get support. We also have Graduate Student Advisors, these are current postgraduate students who offer support and advice either individually or to groups of undergraduates on a range of topics including academic and non-academic matters.

Independent Study:

For every hour spent in classes you will be expected to complete a further 2-3 hours of independent study (which amounts to around 28 hours spent in your personal time). Your individual study time will be spent preparing for, or following up on, formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations. 

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments.

However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.

Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area.  This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.


The LLB is mainly assessed by examination, though some of the option modules have elements of coursework. In the final year of all the law programmes, there is the option to research and write a dissertation on a legal topic in place of a taught module.

Law Library Service:

School of Law students have access to state of the art library resources and e-learning facilities.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2018/19 Academic Year
Full-time £9,250

Tuition fees for International students

2018/19 Academic Year
Full-time £15,400

You can either take out a Tuition Fee Loan (see Funding section below) to pay your fees or, if you are paying them yourself, you can pay in instalments.

Tuition fees for a year abroad or placement year on a full time undergraduate course will be a proportion of the full fee for the year in which you commence your time abroad or placement.

For information on field trip and other course related costs which are not included in your tuition fee, please contact the relevant Department/School.

See more general information about fees.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7676
email: fees@qmul.ac.uk


Queen Mary has a substantial package of scholarships and bursaries which will benefit around 50 per cent of our undergraduate student body.

Scholarships and Bursaries available at Queen Mary for Home/EU Students

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available each year for home students. Visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information.

Visit our Advice and Counselling website for more information about financial support.

Scholarships available at Queen Mary for International Students

There are a number of Scholarships available each year for International Students including bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas.

Find out more about international scholarships.

Some International students may also be eligible for a fee reduction.

Loans and Grants available to help with tuition fees and living costs

Student Finance England administers all grant and loans for your studies if you normally live in England.

If you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland you have an equivalent Student Finance department for your region.

Through Student Finance England, you can apply for (figures relate to programmes starting from September 2016):

  • A Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,000 to pay all or part of your fees
  • A Maintenance Loan of up to £10,702 to help pay your living costs like rent, food and travel
  • Extra grants if you have a disability or you have children or an adult dependant
  • You might get a grant to cover some travel expenses if you normally live in England but study away from home. If you’re a medical or dental student you might also qualify for help with the costs of attending clinical placements in the UK.

Visit Student Finance Information to find out more about:

  • How to apply for student finance
  • What eligibility rules apply, including if you already have a degree or previous higher education study
  • What the income thresholds are and how much you might personally get for each element of Student Finance
  • What to do if you have problems getting your Student Finance

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

  • Additional sources of funding
  • Planning your budget and cutting costs
  • Part-time and vacation work
  • Money for lone parents

For more information visit the Advice and Counselling service website, or call +44 (0)20 7882 8717.

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