The BA (Hons) Accounting and Law degree course aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of law and accountancy including the legal aspects of accountancy and accounting theories and their strategic applications to firms and organisations operating within a changing global environment. Students will demonstrate progression throughout their course of study to develop the ability to apply knowledge to problem situations and provide solutions to unresolved debates demonstrated over a wide number of issues within law and accountancy and allied areas.
Through use of a wide range of concepts, approaches and learning techniques the course intends to equip students with a range of personal, intellectual and numerical skills in preparation for a career in accountancy management with added legal knowledge to enhance their abilities within this chosen area of employment.
Indicative Course Structure (Info correct May 2017).
Semester 1 Starters:
In the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) the School's average ranking was the joint highest ranking of all new universities within the Region with 65% of law staff ranked at an international level or above. It was also rated as 'Excellent' for Business and Management studies in the Sunday Times University Guide in 2007.
Throughout your time spent studying for a BA (Hons) Accounting and Law you will undertake lectures, seminars, workshops, use on-line learning facilities and other forms of technology-supported learning to gain knowledge of the legal and accounting systems, familiarity with legal and financial institutions and procedures, and gain an understanding of the principles and values in a range of topics.
You should be able to apply knowledge to problem situations and demonstrate the ability to provide solutions; be able to evaluate law and accounting and accountancy procedures both independently and in relation to other perspectives. Through learned research techniques you will be able to identify and use primary sources and journals relevant to topics under study and be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks and demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICT and technology supported learning.
We pride ourselves on our supportive culture with a large team of support staff to provide excellent pastoral care and support with a welcoming academic environment in which to undertake your degree.
“There are many good points about the courses including the excellent teaching, the support provided by staff and the international mix of students. The facilities are also very good especially the Learning Centres.”
“During my time as a student I enjoyed being a member of the Student Law Society, attending debates and the annual ball as well as taking part in the Mooting. I also enjoyed the speakers that visited eg, David Blunkett and Judge Michael Fysch QC.”
Steven Gallagher, LLB(Hons); LLM; Barrister, now working in City University Hong Kong
“While studying here in the city of Wolverhampton I found the location to be brilliant – being in the City Centre, public transport was easily accessible, especially coming from Birmingham every day.”
The nature of the degree means that graduates may enter a range of occupations including: Management, International Finance, Marketing, Police, Trading Standards, Health & Safety, Personnel, Accountant, Local Authority, Civil Service etc., as well as the traditional legal professions of Barrister or Solicitor (following further courses of study namely the Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination prior to undertaking the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course).
As well as the list above, you could also consider careers in banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.
At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please seehttp://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.