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Corporate Law

LLB (Hons)

School - Salford Business School

Subject area - Law

UCAS Code: 8D33 (2C16 with Professional Placement)

Start Dates(s): September


LLB  (three years full-time)

LLB with Professional Placement (four years full-time)

UK - £9250 per year

International - £12,000 per year

In Brief:

  • This course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the subjects at the heart of every qualifying law degree
  • Benefit from the opportunity to take a professional placement with a law firm
  • Combine the intellectual rigour of a qualifying law degree with real-word focus and commercial awareness
  • Work/industrial placement opportunity
  • International students can apply

Course Summary

Corporate Law at the University of Salford combines the intellectual rigor of a qualifying law degree with the real-world focus and commercial awareness that barristers and solicitors seek when recruiting new trainees.

If a career in the legal profession is not your ultimate goal then, like all law graduates, you will still be in high demand from employers across business and other sectors. Your employability will be further strengthened by exposure to the key principles of business and entrepreneurship.

As a graduate with high level legal and business skills you will be equipped for career success in any corporate, business, public service or third sector employment.

This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit for details.

Awards and Accreditation

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
GCSE Minimum of five, to include Maths and English at grade C or grade 4
UCAS tariff points LLB: 112-120 points
With Professional Placement: 120 - 128 points
GCE A level BBC-BBB with a minimum of two A2 passes. With professional experience year: BBB-ABB with a minimum of two A2 passes
BTEC National Diploma DMM for the three year programme
DDM with Professional Experience Year
International Baccalaureate Indicatively 31 points for International Baccalaureate Diploma’

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

English Language Requirements

For admission to programmes of study at the University an applicant whose native tongue is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. For entry to level 4,5,6 such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6.5 or above (and for each component 5.5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or alternative examinations as recognised by the University.

Applicant profile

Any student wanting to embark on legal study should be prepared to work consistently and to meet the standards and deadlines required by the academic and professional strands of a qualifying law degree.

Law and its business components involve a high level of self-directed study and research outside of the classroom. You will be required to read each week, and digest and critically analyse complex source materials.

You will also be required to critically evaluate source materials and the academic arguments of others to help construct your own logical, ethical and well-resourced arguments.

Applicants will be expected to be up-to-date with news and enjoy reading, debating and developing their own arguments.

Fees and Funding


Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9250 per year
Full-time International £12,000 per year

Additional Costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.


You will benefit from a wide range of teaching methods which keep your studies interesting. Lectures, seminars, practical workshops, mooting exercises and case study classes are used across our modules and ensure variety in your learning experience. This is further enhanced by our Virtual Learning Environment and the use of podcasts, blogs, discussion boards and electronic voting systems, which making classes highly interactive.


Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.


Law graduates are in high demand by employers in all sectors, and have the option of entering the traditional binary  legal profession as a barrister or solicitor or choosing  a more generic career path  in, for example  business, financial services or the third sector.

Studying Corporate Law could enable you to choose a wide variety of career paths both within and outside the legal profession.

Because of their rigorous intellectual training and highly developed skills in research, analysis and communication, law graduates are in high demand by employers.

The legal profession expects its trainees to demonstrate high commercial awareness and business acumen, as well as having a sound legal skillset and academic knowledge.

The majority of our law graduates choose to practice their legal skills in alternative business structures, while others develop careers in financial services, banking and other managerial opportunities in the private, public and third sectors.

Career Prospects

Alumni Profile

Links with Industry

The Salford LLB is unique in offering paralegal placements with a North West law firm for a duration of 9-12 months. This takes place between years two and three, and students have the opportunity to learn valuable work-based skills in a professional legal environment.

This is an excellent opportunity which allows the student to graduate with the LLB (Hons) Corporate Law (with Professional Placement) degree, which few other universities are able to offer.

Our School has forged strong links with HL Interactive, which has provided significant placement opportunities to our students over the years.

Placement Opportunities

Further Study


Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.