Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Law with International Business and Management

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.

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.
Learn how and why trusts are created, their different and legal frameworks, the principles of equity affecting their creation and the use of trusts in practice.
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.
Understand the range of issues modern businesses need to address in order to survive in a global environment including strategy, structure, culture, leadership, change management and motivation theories.
Explore the leadership skills and competencies required for managers in a global environment. You will have the opportunity to benchmark yourself against those skills as a potential global graduate and plan personal skills development.
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.
Learn how and why trusts are created, their different and legal frameworks, the principles of equity affecting their creation and the use of trusts in practice.
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.
Understand the range of issues modern businesses need to address in order to survive in a global environment including strategy, structure, culture, leadership, change management and motivation theories.
Explore the leadership skills and competencies required for managers in a global environment. You will have the opportunity to benchmark yourself against those skills as a potential global graduate and plan personal skills development.

What you'll learn

Develop critical awareness and insights into the decision-making processes of multinational/transnational businesses in terms of appraising and entering global markets, including an appreciation of the ethical consequences of their actions in respect of stakeholders.
Gain a critical understanding of organisations as a whole. You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to critically contribute to the strategies of any organisation by working with complex real-life business problems.
Develop critical awareness and insights into the decision-making processes of multinational/transnational businesses in terms of appraising and entering global markets, including an appreciation of the ethical consequences of their actions in respect of stakeholders.
Gain a critical understanding of organisations as a whole. You will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to critically contribute to the strategies of any organisation by working with complex real-life business problems.

Option modules may include

Explore the fundamental principles of child law in the context of rapidly changing value systems, state intervention and the law?s influence on regulation of the child in the family. You will be able to relate the law and legal system affecting the child to find both legal and non-legal solutions to child law problems and develop your problem-solving skills.
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.
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.
Explore the area of mental health law and policy with a particular focus on a critical examination of the policy shifts which can be seen to influence this area of law and the impact they have had on the medicalisation or criminalisation of mental disorder. As well as understanding the relationship between mental health and the law and explain, using specific legislation and cases, how policy concerns have shaped the development of mental health law and explain the ethical implications of this.
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.
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 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.
Develop individual, transferable, personal, intellectual and subject related and/or professional skills and competencies through work experience.
This module will enable you to understand the role branding and brand management play in today’s dynamic and highly competitive marketing environment. You will learn to contextualise the construct of brand from the company, product and/or commodity, and identify the characteristics of successful brands. You will analyse and apply a range of theoretical concepts used to analyse a brand, and critically evaluate consumer relationships with brands.
Develop a critical awareness and understanding of the complexity of managing cross-cultural issues, diversity and inclusion in the home and global business environment. You will draw upon key academic theories, current research and management practice to inform your learning across a range of topics including cross-cultural communication, culture shock and how to manage it, cultural learning and development, and managing diversity and inclusion.
This module will address a range of key contemporary issues related to the significance of innovation, the implications for organisational structure and processes, leadership, strategic management and change management. You will develop many of the core themes you will have encountered in earlier modules, in particular strategic management issues.
Learn to apply project management tools and techniques and develop transferable employability project skills. You will learn to use a range of principles, tools (including relevant software) and techniques that assist project managers in ensuring that the project is delivered on time, to the right standard and to budget through an effective and developed team.
Study the process of economic globalisation and the role played by transnational corporations as both cause and consequence of this process through control of global production networks and foreign direct investment. You will also evaluate the wider implications for market structures, home and host economies, labour, consumers and the sovereignty of the nation state.
Explore the fundamental principles of child law in the context of rapidly changing value systems, state intervention and the law?s influence on regulation of the child in the family. You will be able to relate the law and legal system affecting the child to find both legal and non-legal solutions to child law problems and develop your problem-solving skills.
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.
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.
Explore the area of mental health law and policy with a particular focus on a critical examination of the policy shifts which can be seen to influence this area of law and the impact they have had on the medicalisation or criminalisation of mental disorder. As well as understanding the relationship between mental health and the law and explain, using specific legislation and cases, how policy concerns have shaped the development of mental health law and explain the ethical implications of this.
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.
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 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.
Develop individual, transferable, personal, intellectual and subject related and/or professional skills and competencies through work experience.
This module will enable you to understand the role branding and brand management play in today’s dynamic and highly competitive marketing environment. You will learn to contextualise the construct of brand from the company, product and/or commodity, and identify the characteristics of successful brands. You will analyse and apply a range of theoretical concepts used to analyse a brand, and critically evaluate consumer relationships with brands.
Develop a critical awareness and understanding of the complexity of managing cross-cultural issues, diversity and inclusion in the home and global business environment. You will draw upon key academic theories, current research and management practice to inform your learning across a range of topics including cross-cultural communication, culture shock and how to manage it, cultural learning and development, and managing diversity and inclusion.
This module will address a range of key contemporary issues related to the significance of innovation, the implications for organisational structure and processes, leadership, strategic management and change management. You will develop many of the core themes you will have encountered in earlier modules, in particular strategic management issues.
Learn to apply project management tools and techniques and develop transferable employability project skills. You will learn to use a range of principles, tools (including relevant software) and techniques that assist project managers in ensuring that the project is delivered on time, to the right standard and to budget through an effective and developed team.
Study the process of economic globalisation and the role played by transnational corporations as both cause and consequence of this process through control of global production networks and foreign direct investment. You will also evaluate the wider implications for market structures, home and host economies, labour, consumers and the sovereignty of the nation state.

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.