• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 16 months
Develop key skills in law and business with this Law with Business course from University of Essex Online, which gives you an introduction to the English Legal System from a civil and criminal perspective while acquiring knowledge relevant to management careers.


Develop a solid grounding in legal principles while being introduced to the study of business organisations and their management, within the context of a complex and constantly changing commercial environment, with the Law with Business course from University of Essex Online.

Law and business are both widely recognised and highly respected subjects, and the knowledge gained on our short online CertHE Law with Business course will open up many opportunities for you to develop your career both inside and outside the fields of law and business.

Alongside subject-specific knowledge, this course helps you develop skills in a number of areas including research, presentation and critical thinking.

This short course can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as a stepping stone towards a full LLB (Hons) Law with Business.

Career prospects

The legal knowledge gained from the CertHE Law with Business could benefit roles in finance, human resources, education, local and central government, the voluntary sector or management.

The CertHE Law with Business can also be used as a stepping stone towards studying for our LLB (Hons) Law with Business degree which is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) in England and Wales and is the first step if you are considering practising law professionally. 

If you want to progress to complete a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), you must also complete all your degree studies in not more than six years from start to finish. The minimum standard for a QLD undertaken for the purpose of completion of the Academic Stage for qualification as a barrister is lower second class honours.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Fundamentals of Effective Learning 
  • Criminal Law 
  • English Legal System 
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law 
  • Business Environment
  • Business and Management Skills 
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Introduction to Finance

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • You do not need any previous academic qualifications to start our CertHE Law with Business course.
  • You will be allowed to start the CertHE Law with Business course and make an assessment of whether it is right for you during the first three weeks. You must pass your first assignment set during this time in order to continue with your studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6167 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6167 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6167 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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