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LLM Law and Business or PGCert Law and Business or PGDip Law and Business
Bath Business School
Campus or location
Newton Park
Course length
One year full-time or two years part-time.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our postgraduate courses vary. We're generally looking for a good honours degree or equivalent.

Some courses also require an interview or the submission of a portfolio of work.

Please contact our admissions team for more information:

A contemporary and forward-thinking Master's degree aimed at developing creative professionals and entrepreneurs.

  • Study a fusion of law and business-related subject matter at a postgraduate level.
  • Choose from flexible learning options that support your career ambitions and aspirations.
  • Enhance your future employability for a wide range of law, business and management-related roles.

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This Master of Laws degree is a career-enhancing qualification that will equip you for a range of roles related to law, business and management. It offers a flexible learning experience across a range of law and business-related subject matter, providing a contemporary, practical, and innovative perspective that looks to the future and to the development of creative professionals and entrepreneurs. This course sits alongside a wider framework of legal and business education within the Bath Business School.

What you'll learn


You'll study four core modules, four optional modules and select one law project option. This learning structure will enhance your academic and organisational skills, develop practical subject specific skills and knowledge and cover a good range of options across the disciplines of law, business and management. The course offers you the opportunity to work with external partners to support clients with legal problems, or to undertake a supervised research project on a legal area of your choice.

There is a natural focus on business organisations and legal transactions and the course seeks to develop professionality, effective collaboration, and precise communication. It also seeks to prepare you to initiate, lead and respond to change in various organisational contexts.

Course modules

This course includes or offers the following modules. Please check the programme document for more information on which modules are core, required or optional.

Trimester one

You'll study two core modules:

  • Legal Systems, Research and Skills
  • Commercial Law.

and choose two optional modules from:

  • Obligations and Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Advanced Academic and Business Skills.

Trimester two

You'll study two core modules:

  • Business Law and Practice
  • Leading Change and Innovation.

and choose two optional modules from:

  • The Professional Lawyer
  • Cyberlaw
  • Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law
  • Managing People
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Financial Management.

Trimester three

You'll choose to take either the Legal Clinic or Legal Research Project module.

How will I be assessed?

You'll be assessed using a range of methods including exams, tests, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, reports, essays and portfolio and dissertation writing.

How will I be taught?

You'll be taught using a mix of in-person seminars and practical skills workshops, supervision, clinical education and digital learning.

To find out more about how we teach and how you'll learn, please read our Learning and Teaching Delivery Statement.


Work experience and industry links

You'll get the chance to engage with a range of guest speakers and legal practice stakeholders, and you'll have the opportunity to visit the Bath Law Clinic at the beginning of the programme.

The Legal Clinic module option offers experience, learning and support that will enhance your legal practice knowledge and future employability.


You'll develop a good range of transferable and subject-specific skills, enhancing your employability for a wide variety of law, business and management-related roles. The flexible range of module options enables you to tailor your study to support your specific career aspirations.

Competitions and awards

You'll have the opportunity to enter open competitions relating to debating and mooting.

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Facilities and resources

Where the subject is taught

The course is taught at our Newton Park campus, with an option to visit Bath Law Clinic.


Our library offers a wide range of business materials including electronic sources. This online material can be accessed on and off campus enabling you to work at times that suit you.


Please note: Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not generally eligible for the UK (Home) fee status. Please refer to the international student rate. Irish citizens and those granted Settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme are eligible for UK (Home) fee status. There are also other circumstances where this may apply: See UKCISA for more information.

UK students full time
Course fees
2023/24 entry £8,210
2024/25 entry Published Jan 2024
2026/27 entry Published Jan 2025
UK students part time

Fees shown below are for part time study over two years, although some courses may be available over longer periods.

2023/24 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 £4,105
Year 2 £4,105

2024/25 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2024
Year 2 Published Jan 2025

2026/27 Entry

Course fees
Year 1 Published Jan 2025
Year 2 Published Jan 2026
International students full time
Course fees
2023/24 entry £15,195
2024/25 entry Published Jan 2024
2026/27 entry Published Jan 2025

Interested in applying?

What we look for in potential students

We are looking for applicants with inquiring minds, an interest in legal study and a desire for a practical and contemporary focus on law in a business context.

Typical offers

You'll have, at minimum, a lower second-class honours UK or ROI degree (or equivalent overseas NARIC qualification), or equivalent professional experience through APL or APEL (including at least two years' work experience).

For international students: IELTS min 6.5 (min. 5.5 in each category). There may be visa and regulatory limitations relating to the Legal Clinic module option.

How do I apply?

Ready to apply? Click the 'apply now' button in the centre of this page.

Need more guidance? Head to our how to apply pages.

Get ahead

You should familiarise yourself with the English legal system. A good starting point is Steve Wilson, Helen Rutherford, Tony Storey, Natalie Wortley, Birju Kotecha, English Legal System (4th edition, Oxford University Press (OUP) 2020).

Course leader: Dr Jeffrey Wale

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