Bachelor of Laws

Law with Finance

Teaching & Learning

We regularly review our courses to ensure we are offering you the best educational experience. This course is being reviewed for 2021 entry, therefore the information below is correct for students joining us in 2020/21, but there may be changes for students who wish to join us in 2021/22. These will be confirmed in the course specification made available to new applicants on this page from March 2021.

This is a qualifying law degree and you will gain the specialist knowledge and ability you will need to become professionally qualified. You will be able to analyse and challenge contemporary issues in law and tailor your degree to meet your career aspirations through finance and law option modules. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload will be informed by your core modules and the option modules you choose to study – the information provided is an indication of what you can expect and may be subject to change. The option modules listed are also an indication of what will be available to you. Their availability is subject to demand and you will be advised which option modules you can choose at the beginning of each year of study.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

This module will enhance your employability skills and enable you to practise demonstrating those skills. You will be introduced to recruitment and selection procedures and you will have the opportunity to reflect on your own skills and attributes.
Develop the knowledge required to understand and apply the criminal law. You will learn to approach the question of liability in a logical way and to undertake independent research to find legal solutions.
This module will introduce you to the study of law and the English legal system. You will start to develop the key skills you will need to acquire and apply legal knowledge, and you will gain an understanding the personnel, structure, the law making and the judicial reasoning process within the English legal system. You will learn to research and analyse primary sources of law and authoritative secondary sources.
Start to understand the key concepts of public law by studying the relationships between the institutions of state. You will gain an insight into the historical progression of the UK constitution and developments over the last 50 years of international treaties and agreements that have contributed to it. You will study a variety of topics including the rule of law, human rights and judicial review.
Study how a contract is created before looking at terms of a contract that determine the obligations of each party, as well as specific terms concerned with liability. You will also consider the remedies and damages available in the event of a breach of contract.
Study the circumstances in which organisations and individuals who have suffered harm at the hands of others might be able to claim compensation from the wrongdoer. Initially, you will concentrate on negligence before studying other key and topical areas such trespass to the person.
This module will enhance your employability skills and enable you to practise demonstrating those skills. You will be introduced to recruitment and selection procedures and you will have the opportunity to reflect on your own skills and attributes.
Develop the knowledge required to understand and apply the criminal law. You will learn to approach the question of liability in a logical way and to undertake independent research to find legal solutions.
This module will introduce you to the study of law and the English legal system. You will start to develop the key skills you will need to acquire and apply legal knowledge, and you will gain an understanding the personnel, structure, the law making and the judicial reasoning process within the English legal system. You will learn to research and analyse primary sources of law and authoritative secondary sources.
Start to understand the key concepts of public law by studying the relationships between the institutions of state. You will gain an insight into the historical progression of the UK constitution and developments over the last 50 years of international treaties and agreements that have contributed to it. You will study a variety of topics including the rule of law, human rights and judicial review.
Study how a contract is created before looking at terms of a contract that determine the obligations of each party, as well as specific terms concerned with liability. You will also consider the remedies and damages available in the event of a breach of contract.
Study the circumstances in which organisations and individuals who have suffered harm at the hands of others might be able to claim compensation from the wrongdoer. Initially, you will concentrate on negligence before studying other key and topical areas such trespass to the person.

What you'll learn

Build on the knowledge you gained in the first year criminal law module. You will focus on developing the skills and ability to apply legal theory in practice.
In this module you will look at how and why trusts are created, including the different forms of trust, their legal frameworks, the principles of equity affecting their creation and the use of trusts in practice. You will also consider the statutory and equitable rules that govern the way in which a private trust is managed including asset management and distribution and the appointment retirement and removal of trustees.
Build on the knowledge you developed in your first year of study concerning the law of the UK constitution. You will explore the law of the European Union by examining the structure and status of the law of the EU and its relationship to the national laws of the Member States. You will investigate the key legal doctrines of the law of the EU and the specific application of the law of the EU in certain selected substantive legal contexts.
Understand the concept of land and the difference between real and personal property. You will study a range of topics including the nature of property rights and personal rights, leases and leasehold covenants, and mortgages.
Explore the accounting and finance information that is particularly relevant to business managers. This module will cover how financial performance is reported and some of the most frequently used techniques of financial decision making.
Develop an understanding of key aspects of corporate finance and investigate the legal and governance framework within which businesses operate.
Build on the knowledge you gained in the first year criminal law module. You will focus on developing the skills and ability to apply legal theory in practice.
In this module you will look at how and why trusts are created, including the different forms of trust, their legal frameworks, the principles of equity affecting their creation and the use of trusts in practice. You will also consider the statutory and equitable rules that govern the way in which a private trust is managed including asset management and distribution and the appointment retirement and removal of trustees.
Build on the knowledge you developed in your first year of study concerning the law of the UK constitution. You will explore the law of the European Union by examining the structure and status of the law of the EU and its relationship to the national laws of the Member States. You will investigate the key legal doctrines of the law of the EU and the specific application of the law of the EU in certain selected substantive legal contexts.
Understand the concept of land and the difference between real and personal property. You will study a range of topics including the nature of property rights and personal rights, leases and leasehold covenants, and mortgages.
Explore the accounting and finance information that is particularly relevant to business managers. This module will cover how financial performance is reported and some of the most frequently used techniques of financial decision making.
Develop an understanding of key aspects of corporate finance and investigate the legal and governance framework within which businesses operate.

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.

What you'll learn

Learn to select and apply appropriate financial techniques in the production of a realistic and practicable financial business plan.
Examine fundamental concepts of international business finance and international trade. This module will provide opportunities to learn about sources of finance for businesses accessed through the multinational finance system. You will learn about the formation of multinational corporations and the business challenges that they face in a dynamic global context.
Learn to select and apply appropriate financial techniques in the production of a realistic and practicable financial business plan.
Examine fundamental concepts of international business finance and international trade. This module will provide opportunities to learn about sources of finance for businesses accessed through the multinational finance system. You will learn about the formation of multinational corporations and the business challenges that they face in a dynamic global context.

Option modules may include

Develop a practical understanding of the civil litigation process that a legal practitioner would use to advise a client, as well as relevant professional conduct rules.
Understand the role of negotiation, good practice in legal writing, professional conduct issues and the importance of client care within legal practice.
Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of companies as legal entities. You will explore companies as a form of business organisation and consider both the legal relationships between the participants in a company and the impact of companies as legal entities on society as a whole. You will be encouraged to consider the economic, social and political role of company law.
This module will examine the legal controls on anti-competitive agreements and abuses of dominant market positions by undertakings. The EU’s competition rules will provide the principal framework for this module and your learning will be supplemented by examining some of the more recent developments in the UK’s national antitrust rules.
Gain the knowledge you will need to complete each of the critical stages of a property transaction. You will focus on the residential conveyancing of leasehold and freehold property and land.
Examine the law and procedure in relation to evidence gathering by the police during a criminal investigation, including pro-active investigation techniques and practice and procedure in the police station.
Undertake a placement (whether paid or otherwise) for one semester during your third year of study. You will gain exposure to the workplace environment of an organisation and you will have opportunities to utilise the knowledge and skills you developed during your first two years of undergraduate study.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the law and legal framework relating to the individual employer/employee relationship. This module will encompass the broader social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, moral and cultural context of employment law. It will consider the employer/employee relationship and the effect and impact of statutory intervention.
This module will see you analyse and evaluate the development and application of common law principles and statutory provisions that govern the employer/employee relationship in order to present a critical evaluation of scenario questions.
You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.
Study the key intellectual property areas of copyright, trademarks, patents, the law of confidence and design rights. You will explore topics including the legal requirements for each intellectual property right (IPR), how each IPR might be infringed, and the application of the relevant laws in problem-based realistic scenarios.
Explore the principles and application of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. You will consider the international human rights framework with reference to the role and function of the United Nations, and the systems and institutions that seek to protect and promote human rights. This module will focus on civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, torture and the rights of prisoners.
Gain experience and apply your knowledge and skills in a practical setting by offering pro bono legal advice. You will be supervised by a practising solicitor while you are involved in interviewing, researching and providing written advice to clients across a range of areas of law. This module will introduce you to a client-focused role in a professional setting that follows strict procedural and operational rules.
Develop analytical and critical thinking as well as writing skills by exploring law as portrayed through literature, photography, film, art, TV, popular culture.
This module will enable you to analyse the media and entertainment law industries in a contemporary context, both in terms of its practical application and its theoretical framework. You will study key aspects such as broadcasting, the printed press, the music industry, online news and entertainment, and social networking sites. Your studies will also cover the law relating to intellectual property for the entertainment industry.
Develop your ability to evaluate the development of terrorism internationally, the UK’s counter terrorism strategies and assess the impact of terrorism on civil liberties.
Develop individual, transferable, personal, intellectual and subject related and/or professional skills and competencies through work experience.
Develop a practical understanding of the civil litigation process that a legal practitioner would use to advise a client, as well as relevant professional conduct rules.
Understand the role of negotiation, good practice in legal writing, professional conduct issues and the importance of client care within legal practice.
Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of companies as legal entities. You will explore companies as a form of business organisation and consider both the legal relationships between the participants in a company and the impact of companies as legal entities on society as a whole. You will be encouraged to consider the economic, social and political role of company law.
This module will examine the legal controls on anti-competitive agreements and abuses of dominant market positions by undertakings. The EU’s competition rules will provide the principal framework for this module and your learning will be supplemented by examining some of the more recent developments in the UK’s national antitrust rules.
Gain the knowledge you will need to complete each of the critical stages of a property transaction. You will focus on the residential conveyancing of leasehold and freehold property and land.
Examine the law and procedure in relation to evidence gathering by the police during a criminal investigation, including pro-active investigation techniques and practice and procedure in the police station.
Undertake a placement (whether paid or otherwise) for one semester during your third year of study. You will gain exposure to the workplace environment of an organisation and you will have opportunities to utilise the knowledge and skills you developed during your first two years of undergraduate study.
Gain an in-depth understanding of the law and legal framework relating to the individual employer/employee relationship. This module will encompass the broader social, economic, political, historical, philosophical, moral and cultural context of employment law. It will consider the employer/employee relationship and the effect and impact of statutory intervention.
This module will see you analyse and evaluate the development and application of common law principles and statutory provisions that govern the employer/employee relationship in order to present a critical evaluation of scenario questions.
You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.
Study the key intellectual property areas of copyright, trademarks, patents, the law of confidence and design rights. You will explore topics including the legal requirements for each intellectual property right (IPR), how each IPR might be infringed, and the application of the relevant laws in problem-based realistic scenarios.
Explore the principles and application of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. You will consider the international human rights framework with reference to the role and function of the United Nations, and the systems and institutions that seek to protect and promote human rights. This module will focus on civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, torture and the rights of prisoners.
Gain experience and apply your knowledge and skills in a practical setting by offering pro bono legal advice. You will be supervised by a practising solicitor while you are involved in interviewing, researching and providing written advice to clients across a range of areas of law. This module will introduce you to a client-focused role in a professional setting that follows strict procedural and operational rules.
Develop analytical and critical thinking as well as writing skills by exploring law as portrayed through literature, photography, film, art, TV, popular culture.
This module will enable you to analyse the media and entertainment law industries in a contemporary context, both in terms of its practical application and its theoretical framework. You will study key aspects such as broadcasting, the printed press, the music industry, online news and entertainment, and social networking sites. Your studies will also cover the law relating to intellectual property for the entertainment industry.
Develop your ability to evaluate the development of terrorism internationally, the UK’s counter terrorism strategies and assess the impact of terrorism on civil liberties.
Develop individual, transferable, personal, intellectual and subject related and/or professional skills and competencies through work experience.