UWE Bristol

BA Hons Business and Law with Foundation Year

This course will give you solid grounding in business and law, with the opportunity to specialise in either at the end of your first year.

Why study business and law?

In a competitive global economy, knowledge of legal systems in business gives managers an edge. Understanding business functions and practice also benefits law professionals operating in demanding business environments.

Combining these two disciplines gives you greater career choice, with routes to a range of roles in management, law, finance, the public sector and beyond.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Business and Law equips you with a strong foundation in business and law with the opportunity to specialise in either subject at the end of your first year.

Contemporary modules in commercial, company, international trade and employment law run alongside core business modules spanning marketing, strategic management and managing people.

You'll be taught by experts from the reputable Law and Business Schools and be part of an active community of students and staff. 

If you decide to specialise in law by studying our Law with Business you can work towards a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). This gives you the professional qualifications needed to progress to our LLM in Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to train as a solicitor or barrister.

Gain valuable real-world skills and experience through study trips and business-related work placements. Mock trials, law simulations and Pro Bono work will ensure you graduate with a practical understanding of law and familiarity with the industry.

Where can it take me?

Employers value the broad skillset, commercial awareness and employability of our students.

Career prospects are diverse and exciting. Depending on your specialism, you could start a career in business, law, HR, finance or the public sector. Our graduates have secured roles at Rolls Royce, HP, IBM, NHS, Hayes, Microsoft, Maclaren F1 and Lidl.

You may want to train as a barrister or solicitor through the LPC or BPTC, or undertake a business related postgraduate degree.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 48
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component
  • A-level subjects:

     

    No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

Combining law and business gives you more career options and a greater freedom of choice.

Depending on your specialism, you could choose a career in management, law, finance and banking and the public sector. Our graduates have secured roles at Rolls Royce, HP, IBM, NHS, Hayes, Microsoft, Maclaren F1 and Lidl. 

You may want to progress to train as a barrister or solicitor through the LLM in Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), or undertake a business related postgraduate degree.

Course Details

If you study on the five year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.

Depending on which you choose, you'll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

Year 0 Foundation Year

Becoming a Professional
Introduction to Organisations, Enterprise and Management
Economics and Accounting for the Real World
Introduction to Law in a Social, Business and Global Context.

Year 1

Introduction to Management
Understanding Business and Financial Information (BIM)
Contemporary Issues in Business
Enterprise and Enterpreneurship
Foundations for Law
Law of Contract.

Year 2

Managing People
Management Skills for Business and Law
Commercial Law.
optional business modules

Accounting Information for Business
Market Analysis for Private Investors
Equality Law and Diversity Management
Good Business, Bad Business and Sustainability
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Credit Management: Theory and Practice
Digital Business Management.
optional law module

Law of Torts
Sports Law
Dispute Resolution Skills
Employment Law
Information Technology Law.

Placement year

Final Year

Strategic Management (BIM)
Integrated Business Management Simulation
Company Law in Context.
optional business modules

Managing Organisational Change
Development and Knowledge Management
International Business in the Emerging Markets
Project Management
Sustainable Business
Business Innovation and Growth
Investment Management
Organisational Leadership
Entrepreneurship: Ideas and Practices
International Financial Management
Personal Financial Planning
Cross Cultural Learning and Development.
optional law module

Financial Crime and Regulation
European Union Law
Globalisation Trade and Natural Resources Law
Intellectual Property Law
Media and Entertainment Law
Dissertation.

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