Why study business management with 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.
BA(Hons) Business Management with Law equips you with a strong foundation in business management and an understanding of legal issues and processes in business.
Core modules like Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Management Skills for Business and Law and Strategic Management run alongside specialist modules of your choice.
Enterprise is everywhere you look at UWE Bristol. We help students get their start-up ideas up and running with funding, support, desk space and our in-house crowdfunding platform.
You’ll develop a critical understanding of organisations, management and the changing business environment. Discover how to analyse and solve legal and business problems. Learn from industry experts both in the classroom and the workplace.
Gain valuable real-world experience through a placement, an internship, or through volunteering.
You’ll develop transferable skills and adaptable thinking, preparing you for an exciting future career.
Where can it take me?
You’ll graduate ready for a range of careers in different contexts. You could work in a legal capacity within the business environment, or in business management within the legal profession.
Our graduates have secured roles at Rolls Royce, HP, IBM, NHS, Hayes, Microsoft, Maclaren F1 and Lidl.
There’s also a range of postgraduate opportunities.
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BA(Hons) Business Management with Law
How long it takes:
Three Years, Four Years Sandwich
Distance learning/ Campus
Find out more about
Newcastle Law School
The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.
You will study:
- Introduction to Management
- Understanding Business and Financial Information (Business, International and Management)
- Contemporary Issues in Business
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- Law of Contract
- Foundations for Law.
You will study:
- Managing People
- Management Skills for Business and Law
- Research Methods for Business
- Introductory Research Project (Business, International and Management)
- Managing Business Processes (Business, International and Management).
Plus, one optional business module from:
- Market Analysis for Private Investors
- Equality Law and Diversity
- Good Business, Bad Business and Sustainability
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business
- Accounting Information for Business
- Credit Management: Theory and Practice
- Digital Business Management.
Plus, one optional law module from:
- Employment Law
- Environmental Law
- Sports Law
- Migration Law and Policy
- Commercial Law
- Information Technology Law.
Placement year (if applicable)
If you study on the four years (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.
You will study these Business Modules:
- Strategic Management (Business, International and Management)
- Integrated Business Simulation
- Managing Organisational Change.
- Work Integrated Learning or Cross-Cultural Learning and Development or Placement Learning or Learning and Development on Study Year Abroad.
And one major project from:
- Critical Business Enquiry Project (Business, International and Management)
- Applied Business Project
- Enterprise Project
- Work-Based Project (Business, International and Management).
Plus, one optional law module from:
- European Union Law
- Financial Crime and Regulation
- Company Law in Context
- Globalisation, Trade and Natural Resources Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Media and Entertainment Law.
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.
Applicants should normally have one of the following:
- A non-law bachelor’s degree (from a UK university or recognised by the BSB if you wish to study the BPTC), or
- A ‘stale’ law degree, where five or more years have elapsed since graduation, or
- An academic or professional qualification at degree equivalent level
If English is not your first language, you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have IELTS 7.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in all components.
If you intend to become a Solicitor
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has reduced its requirements for pre-authorisation this year. For details of the current arrangements, see the SRA website. You should pay special attention to the Character and Suitability section. If you think you may have a character or suitability issue, you may wish to clarify with the SRA before proceeding with the GDL.
See further details of our English Language requirement
|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
Studying for the GDL is a stepping stone in achieving a successful career as a solicitor or barrister. Many students who complete the GDL go on to study the LLM in Advanced Legal Practice (LPC LLM) or Bar Professional Training Studies (BPTS) to achieve these career ambitions.
Watch Sarah’s story and find out how studying the GDL and LPC have helped her land her training contract with leading law firm TLT.
Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for entrepreneurial activity,and access to employer events.
Learning and Teaching
Our approach to learning is student-focused, supporting you to develop the skills you need to have a successful career.
You’ll learn through a mix of traditional lectures and seminars, and practice-based experience like working on projects within a real organisation.
We see engagement with your own learning as a key contributor to your success. In your first week, you’ll meet your personal tutor, who will support your academic studies throughout your degree. During your degree, you’ll complete three core modules that will support your personal development.
Our modules differ in learning approaches, so you can choose those that match your style.
Approximate percentage of time you’ll spend in different learning activities*:
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*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year
During your degree, you will have 12 hours of teaching with a lecturer each week.
In years one and two, you will also receive one hour of peer assisted learning (PAL) each week.
All students can access the Academic Success Centre (ASC) for workshops and to arrange one-to-one sessions with tutors.