Business with Law, BA Hons

Business with Law, BA Hons

Students on this programme will follow courses on business organisation, management and strategy and courses on the legal framework within which businesses function. By providing a mixture of law, business and personal development and by mastering how the law affects business, graduates gain a real edge in their careers.

Students are trained to work broadly within modern international business but with some specific analysing skills allowing them to understand and raise awareness of complex legal issues such as intellectual property, company formation and structure, employment rights and international trade. Particular emphasis is given to the role of the courts, governments and international agents in the development of the law regulating the global business environment and multinational enterprises.

This programme is supported by current examples of everyday legal issues confronting firms, as these are shaped by the changing demands of modern businesses. The law courses are chosen with regard to those outlined in the International Qualifying Scheme of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Topics covered in the classroom and independent learning enable you to develop valuable communication skills, master your confidence and get ideas across professionally.

Direct entry to Year 2 or 3 is available for qualified applicants. Students on this programme may apply to participate in overseas exchanges with our Erasmus partners. The scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for part of the degree.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To understand firms' internal processes and governance and their place in the global business environment
  • To understand the essential elements of business management including accounting and IT management
  • To understand aspects of the law as they apply to the corporate world especially contract, employment and international law.

UCAS code

M221 G BA/BusL

Department

International Business & Economics

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

FROM at least two A-Levels or Double AVCE

OR BTEC National Certificate/Diploma (Key skills level 3 excluded) or equivalent

PLUS GCSE English, mathematics and science at a minimum of grade C or equivalent qualifications.

* Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Assessment

Students are assessed through assignments, projects, presentations and examinations.

Career options

The practical focus ensures graduates enter the workplace suitable for pursuing careers in middle management or as company secretaries or in areas such as legal publishing. Other areas include law commission work, police work and legal publishing.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement (Business School)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Business - General

We offer a wide range of career paths in the private or public sectors. We have strong links with industry and our students have the opportunity to undertake a consultancy project with an employer.

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"In your first week of university, your tutor gets you into groups and you have to work on team exercises. This gives you the chance to make friends and within my first week, I had managed to make some really good friends who are still my friends to this very day."

Russell Gwata
BA Hons Business with Law

Undergraduate placements

The Business School has a dedicated Placements Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year, preferably with an organisation relevant to their programme or preferred career path. To find out more visit the department's placements page.