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Wolverhampton Law School

Business and Law

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

The BA (Hons) Business and Law course aims to provide students with knowledge of the key areas of both business and law subjects essential to a business and management environment.

The BA (Hons) Business and Law course aims to provide students with knowledge of the key areas of both business and law subjects essential to a business and management environment.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code NM11
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Law School

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Business and Law course aims to provide students with knowledge of the key areas of both business and law subjects essential to a business and management environment. Students will gain familiarity with institutions and procedures in business management and law together with an understanding of how law and business fits together and operates. Students will demonstrate progression throughout their course of study and develop the ability to apply knowledge to problem situations and provide solutions to unresolved debates demonstrated over a wide number of issues within law and business and allied areas.

The subject areas of study have been carefully selected in collaboration with both schools, employers and representatives from legal and business organisations.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Graduates may enter a range of occupations including those  closely aligned to the  subject discipline including; Management, Finance, Marketing, Trading Standards, Health & Safety, Local Authority, Civil Service, Banking, Insurance or work in public or private sector management. Graduates may also opt to continue their study undertaking a postgraduate degree i.e. LLM Common Professional Examination and the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Many of our graduates have gone on to become lawyers, although as well as the list above, you could also consider careers in banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.

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).

 

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in business and the management  of organisations including their external  environments and the interrelationships and interconnectedness between these areas.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the issues surrounding effective business policy and strategies including those  covering markets, customers, finance and pervasive  areas  such as  globalisation and  corporate social  responsibility showing awareness of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles, theories and procedures of business and the fundamental doctrines, sources and principles which underpin the Law of England and Wales including how it relates to ethics and the concept of justice and the institutions within which the law is administered and how Law is made and developed.
  4. Apply knowledge to problem situations and demonstrate the ability to provide solutions to unresolved issues over a wide range of legal and business matters demonstrating critical thinking analysis and synthesis.
  5. Demonstrate a range of intellectual and practical business and legally focused skills including communication and research skills, recording and summarising information together with argument analysis and commentary.
  6. Act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance; presenting information including quantitative and qualitative data and   numerical data (where relevant) with analysis in a form appropriate to the intended audience.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

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

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry         

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 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.

We pride ourselves on our supportive culture with a large team of support staff to provide excellent pastoral care and support with a welcoming academic environment in which to undertake your degree.
 
“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 eg, 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.”

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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