Overview

 

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Why study business and law?

n 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 roles in management, law, finance, the public sector and beyond.

Why University of Newcastle?

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.

 

Key features of the course

Develops your expertise of topics related to the investigation, exploration and contested terrain of crime, and social harm Extends skills and insights regarding the criminal justice system, victim protection and support, civil liberties, human rights, security and social justice Ideal preparation for work where analytical and careful decision making is required, and where initiative is valued. Please note that this masters degree is not suitable for those who wish to go on to PhD level study.

Accreditation

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation is your assurance that the University meets quality standards.

Institutional Accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), www.detc.org.uk Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

 

BA (Honours) 

Course Level:

Undergraduate

Credits 

180

Course

codeF756

How long it takes:

Three Years, Four Years Sandwich

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$15000.00

Entry requirements

Find out more about

Department:

Newcastle Law School

Why study business and law?

n 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 roles in management, law, finance, the public sector and beyond.

Why Newcastle?

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.

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.

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

You will study:

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

Year two

You will study:

  • Managing People
  • Management Skills for Business and Law
  • Commercial Law.

Plus, two optional business modules from:

  • 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.     

Plus, one optional law module from:

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

Placement year (if applicable)

If you study on the four 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.

See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.

Final year

You will study:

  • Strategic Management (BIM)
  • Integrated Business Management Simulation
  • Company Law in Context. 

Plus, two optional business modules from (one if you have completed a study year abroad or placement year):

  • 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.    

Plus, one optional law module from:

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

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. You can include points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) towards overall tariff. You must have at least two A-Levels.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UNC Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. 

Fees Amount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee 13000
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1625

 

Careers / Further study

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.

Learning and Teaching

Our approach to learning is student-centered, supporting you to develop the skills you need to have a successful legal career.

Our modules differ in learning approaches, so you can choose those that match your style.

After your first year, you can continue to study business and law combined, or change to a major in Business or Law.

You’ll be allocated an academic personal tutor who will support you in your academic studies throughout your degree.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Approximate percentage of time you’ll spend in different learning activities*:

Year Scheduled learning and teaching study Independent study Placement study
1 24% 76% 0%
2 24% 76% 0%
3 21% 71% 8%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year

Study time

During your degree, you will have 12 hours of teaching with a lecturer each week. 

If you choose to do a dissertation or take the Law in Action module, you’ll get another nine hours of classes, as well as individual contact with the staff member supervising the module. 

In Year one and Year two, you’ll also receive one hour of peer assisted learning (PAL) each week. 

All students can access the Academic Success Centre (ASC) for workshops and one-to-one sessions with tutors.

Assessment

You can expect to be assessed using problem and essay questions, exams, research based assessments, reflection on skills acquisition, report writing, portfolio submissions and presentations.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:

Year Written exam assessment Coursework assessment Practical exam assessment
1 36% 46% 18%
2 58% 25% 17%
3 36% 53% 11%

*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each yea