Wolverhampton Law School

Business and Law with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

Our BA (Hons) Business and Law with Sandwich Placement degree is a four-year course which enables students to build their business and management skills, whilst gaining a firm understanding of the laws that dictate the world of business.

Our BA (Hons) Business and Law with Sandwich Placement degree is a four-year course which enables students to build their business and management skills, whilst gaining a firm understanding of the laws that dictate the world of business.

BA (Hons)
Start date(s)
25 September 2023
Course specifications
Course length
Sandwich (4 years)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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What's unique about this course?

  • The sandwich year provides students with the opportunity to gain work experience in a real-world setting.
  •  A placement can also help students to make contacts within their chosen industry.
  • Our teaching is research-led ensuring that students’ learning is focused on the latest debates in policy and practice in the subject areas being studied

Why choose this course?

Our BA (Hons) Business and Law with Sandwich Placement degree is a four-year course which enables students to build their business and management skills, whilst gaining a firm understanding of the laws that dictate the world of business. The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in business or law. The sandwich year provides students with the opportunity to gain work experience in a real-world setting. This can be beneficial in terms of developing practical skills and gaining an insight into the working world. It can also help students to make contacts within their chosen industry.

This essential course, crafted in collaboration with worldwide universities and industry organisations, combines the vital subjects of Business and Law. You will examine the connections between these fields, gaining familiarity with relevant institutions and procedures through practical-oriented research in the University of Wolverhampton’s specialist Mary Seacole building. By taking the Sandwich Placement programme, you can gain additional work or study experience to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and skills, assets sought after by employers. Graduates will be prepared to devise solutions for problems in law, business and allied areas, making positive contributions to these fields with critical analysis and appropriate action.

What happens on the course?

Areas of study on this course have been carefully selected by the University of Wolverhampton and partnered organisations, ensuring the validity and vocational value of your curriculum. You will study foundational areas of business and law, including financial management, moral responsibility, professional conduct and worldwide, digital-oriented operations, from the outset of degree-level study. Subsequent years will see you progress to a more detailed understanding of legal minutia and business practice, branching out your knowledge under the constructive supervision of Wolverhampton Law School experts. The research-led teaching of our staff focuses your outlook on the latest policy and practical debates, while utilising the cutting-edge equipment and stimulating environment of our dedicated campus facilities.

The sandwich placement adds an additional year to your curriculum, allowing you to engage in supervised work experience before progressing to final year studies. Following studies will elaborate on advanced and diverse facets of business and law, assessing your knowledge with a final independent project: 8000 words of original research on an area of your choosing. Whether you produce a traditional dissertation, consultancy type project or work in another relevant form, the University remains open-minded and flexible on your interests and manner of content. You may also, as many students choose to do, continue with career work while completing this project.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The BA (Hons) Business and Law is a popular course within the School of Law Social Sciences & Communications and is based on the study of what are considered essential modules for this area of specialism. It was first developed as a collaborative programme between the University of Wolverhampton Business School, the School of Law, Social Sciences & Communications and SCOPE City University Hong Kong and is now offered in the UK and also continues to be offered in Hong Kong as a ‘Top-up’ degree for the City University programme of study.
In the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) the School’s average ranking was the joint highest ranking of all new universities within the Region with 65% of law staff ranked at an international level or above. It was also rated as Excellent for business and management studies in the Sunday Times University Guide in 2007.
Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the UK students the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer.  Also, a purpose built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court. with purpose-built legal equipment and state of the art acoustics.
There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court, Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.
The BA(Hons) Business and Law programme can be studied full time (UK), or by intensive block delivery (Hong Kong). 

Skills formed and honed throughout this course will prove especially applicable to Business and Law careers, while filling a broader, transferrable role in the wider world of work. You will comprehensively understand issues of business policy, organisation management and legal fundamentals, underpinning your work in these areas with vital knowledge. To prepare you for this work, a number of fundamental abilities will be trained – innovative problem solving, communication, research, collaboration and independence, among others – sufficiently equipping you for careers of choice and singling you out to employers across various industries.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £13450 per year 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Contextual Offers

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points. Find out more.

“I chose to study law at Wolverhampton because I visited the School and was impressed by the helpfulness and enthusiasm of all the staff.”

“There are many good points about the courses including the excellent teaching, the support provided by staff and the international mix of students. The facilities are also very good, especially the Learning Centres.”

“During my time as a student I enjoyed being a member of the Student Law Societies, attending debates and the annual ball as well as taking part in the Mooting. I also enjoyed the speakers that visited e.g., David Blunkett and Judge Michael Fysch QC.” 

Steven Gallagher, LLB(Hons); LLM; Barrister, now working in City University Hong Kong

“While studying here in the city of Wolverhampton I found the location to be brilliant – being in the city centre, public transport was easily accessible, especially coming from Birmingham every day.”

“In addition to studying the foundations of legal knowledge, you will be exposed to key areas of business knowledge. Innovation and Enterprise, sustainability and digitalisation  and professionalism underpin the Business components of your course. You will explore certain functional areas of your Business such as management, marketing, HR through the lens of these four main themes which run throughout the programme. This course will assist students to develop analysis and evaluation skills that can be applied to real world situations.”

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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