Undergraduate Bachelor of Laws

Law with Finance

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    M1N3
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Gain an insight into financial markets and understand how financial decisions taken by individuals and organisations impact on the world around us. As well as being prepared for a successful legal career, you will be able to use your knowledge of financial ideas, theories and regulations to contribute to the commercial success of an organisation. As a student of Leeds Law School, you will be able to access a wide range of law textbooks online for free through Law Trove, a subscription-only service offered by Oxford University Press.

As a qualifying law degree, this course is recognised by the regulatory bodies of the legal profession, including the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, as fulfilling the academic stage of your legal training.

Combining your legal studies with a range of finance-related subjects such as accountancy and economics could open up alternative careers in business and finance.

This course offers the opportunity to take a sandwich year, a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total. Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Changes to legal education and training

Legal education and training has been subject to a detailed review by professional regulators in the legal sector. The review has examined the routes to qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) no longer requires the study of a 'Qualifying Law Degree' (QLD), however, the study of what are referred to as the 'legal foundations of knowledge' is still required before the vocational stage of bar training. All our undergraduate law degrees meet this requirement. The changes to the routes to qualification as a solicitor are due to be finalised in the summer of 2020, with the introduction of those changes provisionally from September 2021 onwards.

Applicants and prospective applicants are invited to find out more about the changes at our open days and applicant days. In addition, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) have issued a common protocol for guidance. This can be found by visiting the SRA web pages Solicitors Qualifying Examination and Common Protocol on the Academic Stage of training.

You will graduate with an impressive combination of professional legal, financial and business skills that will equip you for a wide range of roles. Our graduates have gone on to become solicitors and barristers, or have worked for the police, in government, or in business and finance.

You could progress on to the professional stages of training to become a lawyer, or you could use your financial skills in insurance, stockbroking, financial services, business management or in industry.

Why study Law with Finance at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic placements and sandwich year opportunities
  2. Law Trove is an online service offered by Oxford University Press. This means all of our students will be able to access a wide range of law textbooks online and for free
  3. Gain real-life, hands-on experience and put something back into the local community by getting involved in our Law Clinic and giving legal advice to real people with real problems
  4. Our mentoring scheme is an integral part of the educational experience at Leeds Law School. Students are paired with a professional mentor from Leeds’ legal community, who will provide invaluable insight into the legal profession to support educational development and enhance career opportunities
  5. Opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular activities to explore your interests further and help your CV stand out, through mooting competitions and groups including The Student Law Society and The Junior Barristers Society
  6. Take inspiration from our high-profile ‘Law in Practice’ guest lectures – with previous speakers including Labour Party Leader, Sir Keir Starmer QC MP and human rights campaigner Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE PC

A short introduction to what you can expect from Leeds Law School.

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