Are you pursuing a career in law, but also have an interest in business and management?
Our Law with Business joint honours degree is designed to help you broaden your legal horizons and gain a thorough understanding of how law affects and operates within business.
This qualifying law degree incorporates all of the compulsory modules to meet Bar Council and Law Society requirements. It straddles both the legal and business spheres and offers a combination of modules from both the the School of Law and the School of Business and Management, giving you the opportunity to study the aspects of law and business that interest you most – such as contract law, intellectual property and management of human resources.
You will graduate with multidisciplinary legal and business insights and versatile perspectives that will prove invaluable for the next step in your career or postgraduate studies.
Programme changes for 2020
At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages.
- Contemporary Issues in Law and Business
- Critical Issues in Business Management
- Contract Law I: Formation and Vitiation
- Contract Law II: Terms Breach and Remedies
- European Union Law
- Public Law
Choose one from
- Economics for Business
- Economics for Business Management
- Financial Accounting
- Fundamentals of Management
- Management Studies and Skills
- Principles of Financial Accounting (subject to approval)
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
- Criminal Law
- Land Law
- Tort Law
Choose one or two from
- Ethics and Business
- Entrepreneurial Learning
- Evidence Based Management
- Managerial Accounting
- Responsible Leadership
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
- Equity and Trusts
- Chinese Law and Institutions
- Commercial and Consumer Law
- Company Law
- Comparative Constitutional Law
- Comparative Law
- Competition Law
- Corporate Insolvency Law
- Criminology A
- Cultural Diversity and the Law
- Equality and the Law
- Family Law
- Health Law
- Intellectual Property - Copyright and Related Rights
- Intellectual Property - Industrial Property
- International Environmental Law
- International Human Rights Law
- Labour Law: Contract Law, Dismissal Rights and Workplace Justice
- Law and Globalisation: Companies, International Trade and Human Rights
- Law and Literature: Justice in Crisis
- Law and Religion
- Law in Asia
- Law Modernity and the Holocaust
- Law of Evidence
- Law Review
- Performing the Law
- Public International Law
- Media Law
- Medical Negligence
- Revenue Law
- Securing Human Rights Compliance: A Case Study on the United Kingdom
- The Practice of Law in a Clinical Environment
- United Kingdom Human Rights Law
- Business Computing
- Corporations And Social Responsibility
- European Business Context
- Financial Management
- International Business
- Management of Human Resources
- Managing Diversity
- Managing Knowledge-Based Organisations
- Organisational Change and Development
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
Queen Mary offers endless opportunities to gain professional experience as well as engaging your personal interests. In this multicultural environment you meet so many people from all around the world and you always find somewhere you belong.
Teaching and learning
First year students studying the LLB in Law with Business receive approximately 12 hours of contact time per week. For each module there is usually a two-hour lecture supplemented by a one-hour weekly or fortnightly small group tutorial.
For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further two to three hours of independent study. This time is spent reading, preparing for formal study sessions, working on projects and revising for exams.
A new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) regime is expected to come into place in September 2021 which will affect the process that students go through to become a qualified solicitor. Queen Mary is dedicated to ensuring that students are equipped with the experience and skills required to undertake the SQE and any other post LLB bar qualification internationally.
Assessment typically includes written exams, oral presentations, midterm essays and coursework.
In the final year of all our law programmes, students have the option to research and write a dissertation on a legal topic in place of a taught module.
Resources and facilities
The School of Law and School of Business and Management offer excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:
- the Law Library service, home to state-of-the-art library resources and e-learning facilities
- the award-winning Legal Advice Centre (LAC), giving you the opportunity to work alongside trained solicitors and advise members of the public on real issues
- a purpose-built media suite to support student entrepreneurship
- Graduate Student Advisors – friendly and experienced postgraduate students who can offer support and advice.
|A-Level||Grades A*AA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|IB||International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects.|
|BTEC||See our detailed subject and grade requirements|
|Access HE||We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. We will hold all UCAS applications until January before drawing up a shortlist based on the information in the UCAS form about your pre-Access experience, academic record, personal statement and academic reference. In February and March, applicants are shortlisted and an updated academic reference may be requested. A shortlisted applicant may be invited for interview or further assessment. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, all of which must be at Distinction. (The School of Law may specify particular Level 3 subjects in which we require a Distinction.) Typically, successful candidates are aged 21 and above at the start of the Access programme.|
|GCSE||At least six GCSE passes at grades AAAABB or 777766 are required, including English and Mathematics.|
|Contextualised admissions||We 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.|
We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.
If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.
Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.
You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.
Loans and grants
UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.
Scholarships and bursaries
Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.
Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.
Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.
Support from Queen Mary
We offer 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.
Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:
- additional sources of funding
- planning your budget and cutting costs
- part-time and vacation work
- money for lone parents.
A degree from the School of Law opens up an enormous pool of roles for our graduates. Many apply their degree knowledge directly, entering legal roles such as barrister, solicitor, paralegal and legal adviser. Our Law with Business graduates in particular gain crucial transferable skills that prove highly valuable across multiple sectors – such as analytical and critical thinking, creative approaches to problem solving, numeracy and the ability to research, interpret and use business data.
Recent graduates from the School of Law have been hired by:
- Arcadis LLP
- Chambers and Partners
- House of Commons
- Macfarlanes LLP.
The Schools run tailored careers programmes for students and offer excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:
- one-on-one appointments throughout the year with your assigned academic adviser
- workshops and events to help you identify your career options, train you in recruitment and selection methods and provide you with networking opportunities
- office visits to Bloomberg
- the opportunity to apply for a six-week mentoring scheme with a leading law firm
- over 120 employer-led events per year, from seminars to large fairs, which host major legal employers on campus including Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Macfarlanes, Linklaters, Herbert Smith Freehills, Eversheds and Blackstone Chambers.
Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.
About the Schools
School of Law - Department of Law
The School of Law is ranked 10th in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022 and 29th in the world by QS World University rankings by subject 2021.
Our academics are some of the UK’s top legal minds and have expertise advising high profile international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and foreign governments.
The School is home to the Legal Advice Centre (LAC), through which our students work alongside solicitors to offer free legal advice to the local community.
School of Business and Management
We teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.
Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.
Our Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.