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The course can enable students to develop legal skills and a sound knowledge of the professionally-required foundation areas of law, while specialising in an area that interests them.

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Welcome to LLB (Hons) Law for Business

A deeper understanding of the causes and effects of criminal behaviour or specialist legal expertise, or knowledge of the law governing trade and commercial relationships, can set legal professionals apart, enhancing their practice and enabling them to pursue employment in a wide range of professions.

This course offers an introduction to the fundamental elements of law, enabling students to develop legal skills and a sound knowledge of the professionally-required foundation areas of law, while specialising in an area that interests them.

Welcome to LLB (Hons) Law for Business

A deeper understanding of the causes and effects of criminal behaviour or specialist legal expertise, or knowledge of the law governing trade and commercial relationships, can set legal professionals apart, enhancing their practice and enabling them to pursue employment in a wide range of professions.

This course offers an introduction to the fundamental elements of law, enabling students to develop legal skills and a sound knowledge of the professionally-required foundation areas of law, while specialising in an area that interests them.

How You Study

The LLB (Hons) Law for Business degree is designed to prepare students for careers where they will be expected to respond to the changing and dynamic nature of legal relations between corporations, individuals, and states.

The programme aims to provide an understanding of the legal issues at the heart of business, and enables students to engage with contemporary legal challenges.

The programme covers a wide range of legal disciplines, and as the course progresses, students are able to develop their knowledge further and focus on areas of personal interest through a range of optional modules.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

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How You Study

The LLB (Hons) Law for Business degree is designed to prepare students for careers where they will be expected to respond to the changing and dynamic nature of legal relations between corporations, individuals, and states.

The programme aims to provide an understanding of the legal issues at the heart of business, and enables students to engage with contemporary legal challenges.

The programme covers a wide range of legal disciplines, and as the course progresses, students are able to develop their knowledge further and focus on areas of personal interest through a range of optional modules.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Acting Head of Lincoln Law School

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme.  We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year. 

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals and lab sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence.  At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

The undergraduate law degrees at Lincoln have been developed to advance students’ understanding of the changing and dynamic nature of law and how it operates in practice. There is the opportunity to gain important practical legal skills, such as mooting, and a chance to take part in the Lincoln Law Clinic, a pro bono law clinic which handles real cases.

Our programme enable students to progress their knowledge of substantive law and to think about law practically. Students are encouraged to build an understanding of the context of the English legal system – its origins, history, and practices – and reflect upon policy and the social, political, ethical, philosophical, and cultural contexts in which the law operates.

The programmes are taught through a blend of lectures, seminars, workshops, and online learning sessions and associated activities. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, and workshops.

In addition, further activities such as personal development workshops (covering topics such as study skills, assessment skills, and career planning) will be offered on a fortnightly basis. Each student will be allocated a personal tutor, who is their point of contact for guidance and support, and regular personal tutor meetings will take place during the year. The remainder of your time should be spent on individual study and research, which is a core component of any university course.

Students undertaking the programmes may also wish to benefit from an optional study abroad period between their second and third years. Previous students have studied in Norway, South Africa, and Japan. Limited places are available and are allocated competitively, subject to academic criteria. Please note that students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs when studying abroad.

The way students are assessed on the programmes may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations and moots; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

On successful completion of your programme, you will be awarded an LL.B. Hons degree, bearing the name of your programme of study (Single Honours; Law and Criminlogy; Law for Business). Each degree would be of interest to those wishing to qualify as solicitors or barristers and will provide a foundation of knowledge for students to take with them onto the relevant SQE (Solicitors’ Qulaifying Examinations) preparation course, or BPC (Bar Professional Training Course) following graduation.  The degrees also open the door to a wide range of graduate careers, including in business, finance, management, and government service.

You can look forward to more information from the Law School closer to the start of term.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support.  Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home!

To kick-off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Reps are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studentlife/accommodation/

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the  agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at mheathcote@linco;n.ac.uk 

Very Best Wishes,

Martyn Heathcote

Acting Head of Lincoln Law School

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Constitutional and Administrative Law 2022-23LAW1017MLevel 42022-23This module aims to examine the principles and operation of the British Constitution and system of government. In particular, it is concerned with the law about government', and the relationship between the institutions of government and between government and the citizen. The module is designed to introduce key legal and political concepts and to foster critical appraisal of legal rules and of the institutions and processes of government, and the legal and political constraints placed upon the exercise of governmental power. The study of Administrative Law is designed to provide a critical understanding of the extent of judicial control on governmental bodies through an examination of the law of judicial review.CoreContract Law 2022-23LAW1009MLevel 42022-23The aim of this module is to introduce students to general principles of contract law. The module aims to develop an understanding of enforceable civil law obligations based on agreements and, in doing so, is designed to complement civil law obligations in respect of tortious wrongs covered by the Tort Law module. The modules aims to provide a sound grounding in the general principles of contract law which may equip students to deal with those legal subjects which are based on contract and which are subsequently encountered in their legal studies. Although there is general academic agreement on what constitutes the substantive content of the law of contract, in any year of operation due emphasis will be given to issues of current concern. Students will also have the opportunity to be introduced in this module to the civil process and they can be given an overview of the various stages in bringing an action for breach of contract up to and including the courts and the benefits of settling a contractual dispute through some form of alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration. As with the study of any legal subject, students will be encouraged to engage in intellectual development and to develop transferable skills.CoreLaw and Business in the Global Context 2022-23LAW1020MLevel 42022-23This course introduces students to the foundations of businesses and their operations within the confines of the law. Students are exposed to the interconnections between law, business and society, and how these impact on the operations of businesses. Students can develop an understanding of the practical workings of businesses locally and in the global context. At the end of each seminar, students are tasked with applying the knowledge gained to the workings of everyday businesses.CoreLegal Systems and Skills 2022-23LAW1018MLevel 42022-23This module assumes no prior knowledge of law. It aims to introduce students to legal thinking both in terms of philosophy of law and also how judicial decisions are made. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the history of the English Legal System and its modern operation and processes. Students have the opportunity to be introduced to human rights as a cornerstone of the English legal system and also look at other legal systems by way of comparison. This module also aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary, such as legal research and construction of arguments, to be successful in their degree and subsequent career. The legal profession can be examined as well as consideration of legal ethics.CoreCriminal Law 2023-24LAW2001MLevel 52023-24This module aims to introduce students to the general principles of English criminal law, with particular emphasis on the essential elements of a crime, namely 'actus reus' and 'mens rea', strict, vicarious, and corporate liability and the defences. The module also explores the nature of liability in relation to offences against the person, for example, murder, manslaughter, assault and battery, sexual offences, and offences in relation to property, for example, theft, fraud, and criminal damage. This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between criminal and civil law and introduce them to the criminal justice system.CoreEuropean Union Law 2023-24LAW2154MLevel 52023-24The aim of the European Union Law module is to develop students' understanding of the Constitution and Institutions of the European Union and, in particular, the constitutional principles, the administrative and procedural law, and substantive policies of the European Union. Students will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between European Union law and national law; and to appraise the principles of supremacy and direct effect, and the principles of interpretation and Member State liability. The role and jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union can be examined concerning enforcement, preliminary rulings and judicial review. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of substantive European Union law through the study of the free movement of goods and workers; the freedom to move and reside of citizens of the Union; social policy and equality of treatment and pay in employment; and, in an area of freedom, justice and security, the European arrest warrant and migration and asylum issues.CoreLand Law 2023-24LAW2156MLevel 52023-24The aim of this module is to develop an in-depth knowledge of the complex subject of land law. Students will have the opportunity to explore the property rights which can exist with respect to land law and the relationships that individuals and organisations have with each other and with the state. Students can consider freehold and leasehold estates, and registration of land. The nature of legal and equitable rights can be identified with the concept of a trust. Students will have the opportunity to study how property rights can be acquired, how they may need protection, and how they may be alienated. Third party interests in land, such as easements, covenants and mortgages, can also be examined. There will also be an opportunity to consider the obligations existing as between landlord and tenant in leases.CoreCompany Law 2023-24LAW2163MLevel 52023-24This module is designed to give students an introductory insight into the structure and management of companies and the financial aspects of company management. An aim of the module is to examine the theoretical and practical basis of company regulation within the perspective of ownership and control of companies and students have the opportunity to be introduced to the legal relationship between directors, shareholders, creditors and employees. Some financial aspects of company law.OptionalFinancial Services Regulation 2023-24LAW2169MLevel 52023-24The financial services industry has undergone extensive regulatory reforms, particularly after the financial crisis. This module is focused on the law governing the regulation of the financial industry. It starts by unearthing the rationale for regulation, particularly for banking institutions. It then focuses on the role and responsibilities of regulatory bodies that operate within the sphere of the Financial Services Act 2012. The module specifically examines the process of authorisation and supervision throughout the lifespan of financial industries. It also looks at how the regulators facilitate good governance in regulated institutions, effect sanctions to mandate compliance with the legal framework or assist in the restructuring or resolution of such institutions.OptionalFinancial Services Regulation 2023-24LAW2169MLevel 52023-24The financial services industry has undergone extensive regulatory reforms, particularly after the financial crisis. This module is focused on the law governing the regulation of the financial industry. It starts by unearthing the rationale for regulation, particularly for banking institutions. It then focuses on the role and responsibilities of regulatory bodies that operate within the sphere of the Financial Services Act 2012. The module specifically examines the process of authorisation and supervision throughout the lifespan of financial industries. It also looks at how the regulators facilitate good governance in regulated institutions, effect sanctions to mandate compliance with the legal framework or assist in the restructuring or resolution of such institutions.OptionalIntellectual Property Law 2023-24LAW2005MLevel 52023-24Intellectual Property law protects various forms of human creation or inventions of the mind. This module will look at the principal areas of intellectual property law, namely patents, designs, trademarks and copyright law. Each area has its own discrete set of legal rules for the creation, ownership and infringement of the rights in question. The module will look at the requirements for obtaining protection, the scope of that protection and the limits to that protection. Intellectual Property rights are often the most valuable assets owned by a business. Businesses are extremely concerned about protecting these assets both nationally and internationally. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the relevant statutes and case law surrounding the protection of these inventive and original works.OptionalLaw for business professional practice 2023-24LAW2170MLevel 52023-24This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a professional practice year, a consultancy project, or a work-based dissertation.OptionalSale of Goods 2023-24LAW2159MLevel 52023-24The aim of this module is to explore the law relating to the sale of goods in its commercial context. Through the study of the legal principles students have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the ways in which the rules provide an extension to the basic general rules of contract. Students can analyse the legislation and relevant case law concerning contracts for the sale of goods and apply the relevant principles to factual situations.OptionalStudy Abroad 2023-24LAW2168MLevel 52023-24Lincoln Law School believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: - enable students to benefit from studying within a cross cultural environment; - expose students to a wider academic and cultural experience; - enhance future employment opportunities; - increase cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for students within Lincoln Law School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend a year studying abroad at one of the Universitys approved partner institutions. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard and successfully completed the application process for the year abroad. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. Upon their return, as part of the assessment for this modules, students are required to critically reflect upon their experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalTax Law 2023-24LAW2171MLevel 52023-24The module is designed to develop an understanding of the philosophical arguments around taxation and why this is an issue that generates much political debate and profound disagreements. The key aim of the module is to help the students understand the key taxes that individuals and businesses are faced with as part of their daily life.OptionalBusiness Law in Practice 2024-25LAW3159MLevel 62024-25This module will look at the practical application of company law principles. The module will be taught by means of a practical guided simulation, spanning the lifetime of a business. It will address different business structures and enable students to both identify differences and choose the media most applicable to their clients requirements. The module will also encompass key business transactions and the reporting and filing requirements. Taxation and accounts relevant to the different business media will also be covered. The importance of business planning and marketing strategies will be addressed, with a view to enabling students to appreciate the issues faced by businesses in the real world. Finally, students will be presented with problem-based scenarios in relation to an insolvent business and will be required to consider the various options and liabilities.CoreEquity and Trusts 2024-25LAW3154MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to build on skills they are expected to have developed in the previous two years through other subjects such as legal reasoning and problem solving. Initially, students can be introduced to the doctrine, maxims and remedies of Equity but the main emphasis will be upon the nature of a trust which has always been the principal concern of Equity. The classification, nature and creation of various types of express and implied trusts can be considered together with the appointment, powers and duties of trustees. The law relating to charitable trusts may also be examined and the module aims to conclude with an investigation of the implications of a breach of trust.CoreLaw of Tort 2024-25LAW3004MLevel 62024-25This module aims to introduce students to the general principles of civil liability for tortious wrongs. It is designed to complement the Contract Law module which is taught in the first year. The Law of Tort is predominantly a common law subject although there are certain statute based torts which are covered by the module.CoreConsumer Law 2024-25LAW3151MLevel 62024-25The aim of this module is to give students the opportunity to explore what has been described as a dynamic area of law. The module seeks to examine specific areas of consumer law, much of which has been influenced by the rapid expansion of consumer law legislation emanating from the European Union. The module gives students the opportunity to explore the intricacies, any inconsistencies, and issues of policy involved in particular areas of consumer protection law.OptionalCorporate Law and Governance 2024-25LAW3160MLevel 62024-25The module is aimed at providing students with knowledge and practical insight in relation to the governance of corporations. Corporate Law is focused on the regulation of companies, their formation, operations, and governance. Students on this module can learn the foundations of corporate governance, the theories which underpin regulation in this area, the legal framework for governance in companies, the relationship between different actors involved in corporate governance, directors and their duties, and how the rights/responsibilities of shareholders and stakeholders are engaged with in the corporate governance process.OptionalEmployment Law 2024-25LAW3077MLevel 62024-25Employment law is a complicated yet dynamic area of study subject to rapid and constant change. The aim of this module is to examine critically the sources and institutions of employment law which attempt to regulate and support relations between employers and employees. The study of this module will also give the students an opportunity to appreciate the impact of European Law and Human Rights Law on UK national law in this area. The module seeks to concentrate on the employment relationship, issues of discrimination in the workplace, equal pay, equality in the workplace and termination of employment. Further, this module provides students with an opportunity to develop not only knowledge and understanding of the technical law relating to aspects of employment but also the opportunity to examine ethical, contemporary and perhaps controversial issues in this field.OptionalLaw Clinic 2024-25LAW3155MLevel 62024-25The module enables students to experience law in practice, applying their legal knowledge and research skills to factual legal problems in a clinical setting. Students will interview real clients, research both legal and practical solutions to the issues identified in order to achieve the clients goals and will advise accordingly, in writing, on the options available. The module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to take their legal knowledge out of the classroom and to give them an insight into how their theoretical studies relate to the practical application of law. The module aims to develop practical lawyerly skills (interviewing, writing and presentation skills). Selection for the module will be based predominately on level 2 grades and attendance. Depending upon demand, written submissions and/or interviews may be considered.OptionalLaw for business dissertation 2024-25LAW3161MLevel 62024-25This module provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of investigative academic work on a chosen area of business law or a commercial law-related topic. The dissertation may develop ideas encountered in other modules or it may be concerned with matters outside such modules. The end product, a piece of written work approximately 12,500 words in length, should demonstrate knowledge, understanding, critical analysis, and original thinking, as well as general academic and communication skills. In addition to providing academic opportunities, the dissertation also provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills such as (depending on the topic and methodology adopted) interviewing technique, questionnaire design, and information retrieval.OptionalLaw in Practice 2024-25LAW3156MLevel 62024-25This module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to evaluate the political and sociological issues affecting the practice of law and how law can operate as a business. In recent years, law firms have faced many challenges, for instance: - Firms have been subjected to increasing regulation in the form of money laundering requirements, and outcome based regulation, whilst others have seen the latter as a relaxation of standards. - Newcomers to the legal marketplace, with the advent of Alternative Business Structures have challenged the traditional delivery of legal services. - The drastic reduction of public funding for cases (legal aid) has stifled the cash flow of many high street practices and medium size practices which had based its business model on that particular income stream. - Leading firms have faced insolvency, a situation almost unheard of before the current decade. - Increasing fees in Courts and Employment Tribunals have reduced the availability of claimant work. - Direct public access to Counsel challenges the traditional solicitor/barrister partnership model. Students will be encouraged to view legal practice in a business and regulatory context and develop commercial awareness around the practical pressures and difficulties faced by firms operating in the current legal market place.OptionalLaw Placement 2024-25LAW3157MLevel 62024-25This module enables students to experience law in a workplace setting. Students can either arrange their own suitable work experience (one half day per week or equivalent, as agreed in advance with module co-ordinators) or will be allocated a placement by the module coordinator. Students will be expected to evaluate the workplace structure and the key roles within it. Students will have the opportunity to consider any regulatory impacts on the organisation (including the roles of the Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (COLPs) and for Finance and Administration (COFAs), where relevant), the recruitment and marketing policies, as well as exploring the application of theoretical legal knowledge to on-going legal problems.Optional

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Constitutional and Administrative Law 2021-22LAW1017MLevel 42021-22This module aims to examine the principles and operation of the British Constitution and system of government. In particular, it is concerned with the law about government', and the relationship between the institutions of government and between government and the citizen. The module is designed to introduce key legal and political concepts and to foster critical appraisal of legal rules and of the institutions and processes of government, and the legal and political constraints placed upon the exercise of governmental power. The study of Administrative Law is designed to provide a critical understanding of the extent of judicial control on governmental bodies through an examination of the law of judicial review.CoreContract Law 2021-22LAW1009MLevel 42021-22The aim of this module is to introduce students to general principles of contract law. The module aims to develop an understanding of enforceable civil law obligations based on agreements and, in doing so, is designed to complement civil law obligations in respect of tortious wrongs covered by the Tort Law module. The modules aims to provide a sound grounding in the general principles of contract law which may equip students to deal with those legal subjects which are based on contract and which are subsequently encountered in their legal studies. Although there is general academic agreement on what constitutes the substantive content of the law of contract, in any year of operation due emphasis will be given to issues of current concern. Students will also have the opportunity to be introduced in this module to the civil process and they can be given an overview of the various stages in bringing an action for breach of contract up to and including the courts and the benefits of settling a contractual dispute through some form of alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration. As with the study of any legal subject, students will be encouraged to engage in intellectual development and to develop transferable skills.CoreLaw and Business in the Global Context 2021-22LAW1020MLevel 42021-22This course introduces students to the foundations of businesses and their operations within the confines of the law. Students are exposed to the interconnections between law, business and society, and how these impact on the operations of businesses. Students can develop an understanding of the practical workings of businesses locally and in the global context. At the end of each seminar, students are tasked with applying the knowledge gained to the workings of everyday businesses.CoreLegal Systems and Skills 2021-22LAW1018MLevel 42021-22This module assumes no prior knowledge of law. It aims to introduce students to legal thinking both in terms of philosophy of law and also how judicial decisions are made. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the history of the English Legal System and its modern operation and processes. Students have the opportunity to be introduced to human rights as a cornerstone of the English legal system and also look at other legal systems by way of comparison. This module also aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary, such as legal research and construction of arguments, to be successful in their degree and subsequent career. The legal profession can be examined as well as consideration of legal ethics.CoreCriminal Law 2022-23LAW2001MLevel 52022-23This module aims to introduce students to the general principles of English criminal law, with particular emphasis on the essential elements of a crime, namely 'actus reus' and 'mens rea', strict, vicarious, and corporate liability and the defences. The module also explores the nature of liability in relation to offences against the person, for example, murder, manslaughter, assault and battery, sexual offences, and offences in relation to property, for example, theft, fraud, and criminal damage. This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between criminal and civil law and introduce them to the criminal justice system.CoreEuropean Union Law 2022-23LAW2154MLevel 52022-23The aim of the European Union Law module is to develop students' understanding of the Constitution and Institutions of the European Union and, in particular, the constitutional principles, the administrative and procedural law, and substantive policies of the European Union. Students will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between European Union law and national law; and to appraise the principles of supremacy and direct effect, and the principles of interpretation and Member State liability. The role and jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union can be examined concerning enforcement, preliminary rulings and judicial review. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of substantive European Union law through the study of the free movement of goods and workers; the freedom to move and reside of citizens of the Union; social policy and equality of treatment and pay in employment; and, in an area of freedom, justice and security, the European arrest warrant and migration and asylum issues.CoreLand Law 2022-23LAW2156MLevel 52022-23The aim of this module is to develop an in-depth knowledge of the complex subject of land law. Students will have the opportunity to explore the property rights which can exist with respect to land law and the relationships that individuals and organisations have with each other and with the state. Students can consider freehold and leasehold estates, and registration of land. The nature of legal and equitable rights can be identified with the concept of a trust. Students will have the opportunity to study how property rights can be acquired, how they may need protection, and how they may be alienated. Third party interests in land, such as easements, covenants and mortgages, can also be examined. There will also be an opportunity to consider the obligations existing as between landlord and tenant in leases.CoreCompany Law 2022-23LAW2163MLevel 52022-23This module is designed to give students an introductory insight into the structure and management of companies and the financial aspects of company management. An aim of the module is to examine the theoretical and practical basis of company regulation within the perspective of ownership and control of companies and students have the opportunity to be introduced to the legal relationship between directors, shareholders, creditors and employees. Some financial aspects of company law.OptionalFinancial Services Regulation 2022-23LAW2169MLevel 52022-23The financial services industry has undergone extensive regulatory reforms, particularly after the financial crisis. This module is focused on the law governing the regulation of the financial industry. It starts by unearthing the rationale for regulation, particularly for banking institutions. It then focuses on the role and responsibilities of regulatory bodies that operate within the sphere of the Financial Services Act 2012. The module specifically examines the process of authorisation and supervision throughout the lifespan of financial industries. It also looks at how the regulators facilitate good governance in regulated institutions, effect sanctions to mandate compliance with the legal framework or assist in the restructuring or resolution of such institutions.OptionalFinancial Services Regulation 2022-23LAW2169MLevel 52022-23The financial services industry has undergone extensive regulatory reforms, particularly after the financial crisis. This module is focused on the law governing the regulation of the financial industry. It starts by unearthing the rationale for regulation, particularly for banking institutions. It then focuses on the role and responsibilities of regulatory bodies that operate within the sphere of the Financial Services Act 2012. The module specifically examines the process of authorisation and supervision throughout the lifespan of financial industries. It also looks at how the regulators facilitate good governance in regulated institutions, effect sanctions to mandate compliance with the legal framework or assist in the restructuring or resolution of such institutions.OptionalIntellectual Property Law 2022-23LAW2005MLevel 52022-23Intellectual Property law protects various forms of human creation or inventions of the mind. This module will look at the principal areas of intellectual property law, namely patents, designs, trademarks and copyright law. Each area has its own discrete set of legal rules for the creation, ownership and infringement of the rights in question. The module will look at the requirements for obtaining protection, the scope of that protection and the limits to that protection. Intellectual Property rights are often the most valuable assets owned by a business. Businesses are extremely concerned about protecting these assets both nationally and internationally. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the relevant statutes and case law surrounding the protection of these inventive and original works.OptionalLaw for business professional practice 2022-23LAW2170MLevel 52022-23This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience. The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a professional practice year, a consultancy project, or a work-based dissertation.OptionalSale of Goods 2022-23LAW2159MLevel 52022-23The aim of this module is to explore the law relating to the sale of goods in its commercial context. Through the study of the legal principles students have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the ways in which the rules provide an extension to the basic general rules of contract. Students can analyse the legislation and relevant case law concerning contracts for the sale of goods and apply the relevant principles to factual situations.OptionalStudy Abroad 2022-23LAW2168MLevel 52022-23Lincoln Law School believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: - enable students to benefit from studying within a cross cultural environment; - expose students to a wider academic and cultural experience; - enhance future employment opportunities; - increase cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for students within Lincoln Law School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend a year studying abroad at one of the Universitys approved partner institutions. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard and successfully completed the application process for the year abroad. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. Upon their return, as part of the assessment for this modules, students are required to critically reflect upon their experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalTax Law 2022-23LAW2171MLevel 52022-23The module is designed to develop an understanding of the philosophical arguments around taxation and why this is an issue that generates much political debate and profound disagreements. The key aim of the module is to help the students understand the key taxes that individuals and businesses are faced with as part of their daily life.OptionalBusiness Law in Practice 2023-24LAW3159MLevel 62023-24This module will look at the practical application of company law principles. The module will be taught by means of a practical guided simulation, spanning the lifetime of a business. It will address different business structures and enable students to both identify differences and choose the media most applicable to their clients requirements. The module will also encompass key business transactions and the reporting and filing requirements. Taxation and accounts relevant to the different business media will also be covered. The importance of business planning and marketing strategies will be addressed, with a view to enabling students to appreciate the issues faced by businesses in the real world. Finally, students will be presented with problem-based scenarios in relation to an insolvent business and will be required to consider the various options and liabilities.CoreEquity and Trusts 2023-24LAW3154MLevel 62023-24The aim of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to build on skills they are expected to have developed in the previous two years through other subjects such as legal reasoning and problem solving. Initially, students can be introduced to the doctrine, maxims and remedies of Equity but the main emphasis will be upon the nature of a trust which has always been the principal concern of Equity. The classification, nature and creation of various types of express and implied trusts can be considered together with the appointment, powers and duties of trustees. The law relating to charitable trusts may also be examined and the module aims to conclude with an investigation of the implications of a breach of trust.CoreLaw of Tort 2023-24LAW3004MLevel 62023-24This module aims to introduce students to the general principles of civil liability for tortious wrongs. It is designed to complement the Contract Law module which is taught in the first year. The Law of Tort is predominantly a common law subject although there are certain statute based torts which are covered by the module.CoreConsumer Law 2023-24LAW3151MLevel 62023-24The aim of this module is to give students the opportunity to explore what has been described as a dynamic area of law. The module seeks to examine specific areas of consumer law, much of which has been influenced by the rapid expansion of consumer law legislation emanating from the European Union. The module gives students the opportunity to explore the intricacies, any inconsistencies, and issues of policy involved in particular areas of consumer protection law.OptionalCorporate Law and Governance 2023-24LAW3160MLevel 62023-24The module is aimed at providing students with knowledge and practical insight in relation to the governance of corporations. Corporate Law is focused on the regulation of companies, their formation, operations, and governance. Students on this module can learn the foundations of corporate governance, the theories which underpin regulation in this area, the legal framework for governance in companies, the relationship between different actors involved in corporate governance, directors and their duties, and how the rights/responsibilities of shareholders and stakeholders are engaged with in the corporate governance process.OptionalEmployment Law 2023-24LAW3077MLevel 62023-24Employment law is a complicated yet dynamic area of study subject to rapid and constant change. The aim of this module is to examine critically the sources and institutions of employment law which attempt to regulate and support relations between employers and employees. The study of this module will also give the students an opportunity to appreciate the impact of European Law and Human Rights Law on UK national law in this area. The module seeks to concentrate on the employment relationship, issues of discrimination in the workplace, equal pay, equality in the workplace and termination of employment. Further, this module provides students with an opportunity to develop not only knowledge and understanding of the technical law relating to aspects of employment but also the opportunity to examine ethical, contemporary and perhaps controversial issues in this field.OptionalLaw Clinic 2023-24LAW3155MLevel 62023-24The module enables students to experience law in practice, applying their legal knowledge and research skills to factual legal problems in a clinical setting. Students will interview real clients, research both legal and practical solutions to the issues identified in order to achieve the clients goals and will advise accordingly, in writing, on the options available. The module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to take their legal knowledge out of the classroom and to give them an insight into how their theoretical studies relate to the practical application of law. The module aims to develop practical lawyerly skills (interviewing, writing and presentation skills). Selection for the module will be based predominately on level 2 grades and attendance. Depending upon demand, written submissions and/or interviews may be considered.OptionalLaw for business dissertation 2023-24LAW3161MLevel 62023-24This module provides students with an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of investigative academic work on a chosen area of business law or a commercial law-related topic. The dissertation may develop ideas encountered in other modules or it may be concerned with matters outside such modules. The end product, a piece of written work approximately 12,500 words in length, should demonstrate knowledge, understanding, critical analysis, and original thinking, as well as general academic and communication skills. In addition to providing academic opportunities, the dissertation also provides students with the opportunity to develop practical skills such as (depending on the topic and methodology adopted) interviewing technique, questionnaire design, and information retrieval.OptionalLaw in Practice 2023-24LAW3156MLevel 62023-24This module is designed to provide students with an opportunity to evaluate the political and sociological issues affecting the practice of law and how law can operate as a business. In recent years, law firms have faced many challenges, for instance: - Firms have been subjected to increasing regulation in the form of money laundering requirements, and outcome based regulation, whilst others have seen the latter as a relaxation of standards. - Newcomers to the legal marketplace, with the advent of Alternative Business Structures have challenged the traditional delivery of legal services. - The drastic reduction of public funding for cases (legal aid) has stifled the cash flow of many high street practices and medium size practices which had based its business model on that particular income stream. - Leading firms have faced insolvency, a situation almost unheard of before the current decade. - Increasing fees in Courts and Employment Tribunals have reduced the availability of claimant work. - Direct public access to Counsel challenges the traditional solicitor/barrister partnership model. Students will be encouraged to view legal practice in a business and regulatory context and develop commercial awareness around the practical pressures and difficulties faced by firms operating in the current legal market place.OptionalLaw Placement 2023-24LAW3157MLevel 62023-24This module enables students to experience law in a workplace setting. Students can either arrange their own suitable work experience (one half day per week or equivalent, as agreed in advance with module co-ordinators) or will be allocated a placement by the module coordinator. Students will be expected to evaluate the workplace structure and the key roles within it. Students will have the opportunity to consider any regulatory impacts on the organisation (including the roles of the Compliance Officers for Legal Practice (COLPs) and for Finance and Administration (COFAs), where relevant), the recruitment and marketing policies, as well as exploring the application of theoretical legal knowledge to on-going legal problems.Optional

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Professional Practice Year

We believe that an option to take a year working in a professional practice in a business setting or law firm is a valuable educational opportunity for our students.

This optional year aims to enable students to benefit from working within professional practice for a year exposing students to a wider experience enhancing future employment opportunities and assisting with professional mobility.

This module is optional for students on the Law for Business LLB programme within Lincoln Law School. It is a year long module which enables students to spend a year working in a professional practice of their own choice. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard. During the year spent in professional practice students will attend team meetings with the professional practice manager within the Law School, will attend a meeting with the professional practice manager and their employer and will provide a written portfolio and a presentation about their working experience and finally to complete a feedback form.

There is no additional costs to the student as they are working as employees.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs when studying abroad or on placement.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and general living costs when studying abroad or on placement.

Sara Checkley - Programme Leader

Sara Checkley - Programme Leader

As employability lead for the department Sara has been engaged in a number of initiatives to enhance student employability, these have involved running mentor schemes with local firms and assisting students to find work experience and employment with local firms.

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