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Law and Business (BA)

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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.

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Law and Business (BA)
UCAS Code: K1V2
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Law and Business (DipHE)
UCAS Code: K1V5
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Law and Business (CertHE)
UCAS Code: K1V6
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Contact Email: sian.turvey@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Sian Turvey

Tuition Fees 2022/23:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course?

  1. The involvement of industry experienced and research informed staff in teaching.
  2. The opportunity to study abroad. 
  3. The opportunity to undertake at least two internships during the three-year programme.
  4. Employability skills embedded across all modules.
  5. The variety of modules and authentic assessments.
  6. Opportunity to study some modules through the medium of Welsh.

What you will learn

Course Overview

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 to 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.

Module Topics

Year One – Level 4 (CertHE, DipHE & BA)

  • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Criminal Law (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Finance for Business (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Legal Process (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Public Law (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Two – Level 5 (DipHE & BA)

  • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; optional; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; optional; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Contract Law (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Family Law and Practice (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Marketing in Practice (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Tort Law (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Three – Level 6 (BA)

  • Equity and Trusts (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Leading and Developing People (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Property Law (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Strategic Management and Sustainability (20 credits; compulsory).

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 2,000 word assignment or an exam per 10 credits. 

Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving. 

Related Links

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Additional Costs

This course has no additional costs.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.


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