BA Law and Business
95% of UWTSD students at the Swansea Business School agreed that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well – NSS 2017.
Your BA in Law and Business opens up a range of exciting opportunities for employment and further training in the legal profession. Your study of Law with Business will also equip you well for future leadership roles in any organization and open up employment opportunities in business and human resource management.
The combination of both Law and Business allows for a greater depth of knowledge and the workings of private sector organisations. In studying Business, you will have exercised research and problem-solving skills and demonstrated your ability to analyse and interpret data. The course is also designed to equip you to understand and adapt to global business.
Recent statistics from HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) show that law and business graduates succeed in the areas of criminology, financial management, business, human resources, international relations, journalism and education. You will also be suited to jobs including banker, insurance underwriter, management consultants and risk manager.
Top Law firms have been requesting that law graduates have a working knowledge not only of law but how the business world works. This degree allows for you to be able to gather, assimilate and interpret a wealth of legal information quickly and accurately, and you will be confident in selecting and deploying the most appropriate of a range of legal methodologies. The course is delivered over three years and will cover the fundamental pillars of law, including criminal, contract, EU, Tort, Land and Trusts Law as well as Legal Process. You will learn the foundations of law as well as developing key leadership and management skills and how develop a commercial awareness of how business work.
This is not a qualifying law degree although law subjects covered will allow graduates of the course to apply for several Common Professional Examination (CPE) exemptions if they do subsequently choose to pursue a legal career. UWTSD is also an accredited CILEX centre ( Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) and we have been able to embedded and offer both Level 3 and Level 6 Law and Practice modules in the courses and alongside it, so that students if they wish can study for their degree alongside the professional CILEx exams to work towards becoming a CILEx Lawyer. With changes to the way Legal Services are delivered , CILEX lawyers can now be grade A fee earners and even partners in Law Firms, UWTSD are offering with this combination an alternative route into the legal profession.
Modules you will study over the three years:
Year 1- Level 4
- Legal Process
- Public Law
- Criminal Law
- Accounting fundamentals
- Global Business Environment
Year 2- Level 5
- Contract Law
- Tort Law
- EU Law
- Managing People
- Management Accounting
Year 3- Level 6
- Property Law
- Equity and Trusts
- Strategic Management and Sustainability
- Applied Legal Practice
- Applied Leadership and Management Theory and Practice
- International Financial Management
This course is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the legal justice system or those interested in working in the private sector.
The course has developed strong links with local organisations to allow for relevant and professional work experience. Giving our graduates the best possible springboard from the academic to the working world. Some of the volunteer work opportunities that have been developed will allow for students to play an integral part of a professional working environment and will give a clear and in-depth insight into the profession.
The course team operates an open door policy allowing for a friendly and open environment for students to learn and develop. There is a learning support team who run regular workshops and tutorials in basic and advanced skill development. The excellent levels of student care are reflected in the NSS results of the course and students feel valued and supported throughout their university career.
The course will be assessed by a mixture of written coursework and exams. Each module is worth 20 credits which would equal two assessments per module with the equivalent of a 2000 word assignment or an exam per 10 credits.
80 UCAS Points.
Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.
The course team has developed very close links with a number of professional organisations in both the business sector and legal services fields. This has allowed for close consultation on the development of course content and the availability of unique work experience opportunities.
The course works closely with other private sector organisations, all of which have legal departments and the combination of both legal and public sector understanding and knowledge would be seen as a benefit to such a position.
The team has developed close relationships with local Law firms and developing work experience opportunities which would benefit the students if they chose to extend into further legal study.