The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)Business and Law

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Business and Law course aims to provide students with knowledge of the key areas of both business and law subjects essential to a business and management environment. Students will gain familiarity with institutions and procedures in business management and law together with an understanding of how law and business fits together and operates. Students will demonstrate progression throughout their course of study and 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 business and allied areas.

The subject areas of study have been carefully selected in collaboration with both schools, employers and representatives from legal and business organisations.

What happens on the course?

For the UK BA (Hons) Business and Law :-

In Year 1 you will explore the fundamental areas of law including Legal Skills, English Legal System and Practice, Public Law, Contract Law; areas of business will include the Global Business Environment, Introduction to People at Work, Business Accounting and Principles of Marketing.

In Year 2 there is the core business subject of Managerial Economics and the opportunity to choose from Business Finance, Leading and Managing in Organisations, Managing Customers and Managerial Systems and Operations; legal subjects of study include Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law. A module in Alternative Dispute Resolution provides the opportunity to apply to become an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

During your final year you will have the opportunity to study either Research Methods or a Community Link Project; Strategic Management, Researching Business & Management Issues and International Trade & Finance Law are core subjects with a choice of Company Law or Contemporary Issues in European Law; further options include Organisational Theory, Contemporary Issues in HR, Corporate Financial Management, Debating Globalisation and International Marketing.

For the Hong Kong BA (Hons) Business and Law :-

Subjects of study are similar but more restricted because of the style of intensive block delivery necessary, so in Year 2 the modules are restricted to Introduction to Common Law, Commercial Law and Managerial Economics.

During the final year, business topics include Organisational Theory, Strategic Management and Researching Business and Management Issues, with law subjects of International Trade and Finance Law and Company Law.

Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

4LW003 Contract Law

20

C

4IB004 Global Business Environment

20

C

4LW014 Professional Development and Skills

20

C

4LW015 Obligations in Contract and Tort

20

O

O

O

O

4HR002 Introduction to People at Work

Or

4MK002 Marketing Principles

4WL002 Basic Language

4WL003 Elementary Language

20

O

O

O

O

4BU005 Analytical Skills for Business

Or

4AC005 Business Accounting

4WL002 Basic Language

4WL003 Elementary Language

20

Level 5

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

C

5LW008 Alternative Dispute Resolution Law and Skills

5LW010 Commercial Law

20

C

C

5IB004

Managerial Economics

5LW009

Intellectual Property Law

20

O

O

O

O

5HR002 Leading & Managing in Organisations

OR

5MK006 Marketing Planning

5WL002 Elementary Language

5WL001 Basic Language

20

O

O

O

O

O

O

5IB002 Managerial Systems & Operations

OR

5AC007 Business Finance

OR

5PH001 Law Morality and Society

OR

5GK015 Contemporary Britain

OR

5WL002 Elementary Language

5WL001 Basic Language

20

O

5LW022 Supervised Work Experience (Sandwich Year option)

40

Level 6

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

6BE003 Strategic Management

20

C

6BU004 Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

20

O

O

O

O

O

YOU MAY SELECT ONE MODULE ONLY FROM THIS LIST OF BUSINESS MODULES. IF YOU DO SO YOU MUST THEN SELECT THE LAW DISSERTATION IN SEMESTER 2 TO BALANCE YOUR COURSE

6HR003 Strategies for People Management

6AC006 Corporate Financial Management

6MK001 International Marketing

6BU005 Organisational Theory

6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language

20

O

O

O

SELECT ONE FROM THIS LIST

6LW013 Company Law

6LW034 Internet Law

6WL001 Intermediate/Advanced Language

20

20

20

O

O

6LW016 International Trade and Finance Law

6LW004 Law of the European Union

O

O

O

6LW002 Research Methods & Project

OR

6BU001 Researching Business and Management Issues

OR

6LW011 Community Link

20

Why Wolverhampton?

The BA (Hons) Business and Law is a popular course within the School of Law Social Sciences & Communications and is based on the study of what are considered essential modules for this area of specialism. It was first developed as a collaborative programme between the University of Wolverhampton Business School, the School of Law, Social Sciences & Communications and SCOPE City University Hong Kong and is now offered in the UK and also continues to be offered in Hong Kong as a ‘Top-up’ degree for the City University programme of study.

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.

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the UK students the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer. Also, a purpose built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court. with purpose-built legal equipment and state of the art acoustics.

There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court, Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

The BA(Hons) Business and Law programme can be studied full time (UK), or by intensive block delivery (Hong Kong).

What our students think

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.

“I chose to study law at Wolverhampton because I visited the School and was impressed by the helpfulness and enthusiasm of all the staff.”

“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 Societies, 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.”

Career path

Graduates may enter a range of occupations including those closely aligned to the subject discipline including; Management, Finance, Marketing, Trading Standards, Health & Safety, Local Authority, Civil Service, Banking, Insurance or work in public or private sector management. Graduates may also opt to continue their study undertaking a postgraduate degree i.e. LLM Common Professional Examination and the Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Many of our graduates have gone on to become lawyers, although as well as the list above, you could also consider careers in banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.

You may wish to study at Postgraduate level at the University of Wolverhampton.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in business and the management of organisations including their external environments and the interrelationships and interconnectedness between these areas

2. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the issues surrounding effective business policy and strategies including those covering markets, customers, finance and pervasive areas such as globalisation and corporate social responsibility showing awareness of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles, theories and procedures of business and the fundamental doctrines, sources and principles which underpin the Law of England and Wales including how it relates to ethics and the concept of justice and the institutions within which the law is administered and how Law is made and developed

4. Apply knowledge to problem situations and demonstrate the ability to provide solutions to unresolved issues over a wide range of legal and business mattersdemonstrating critical thinking analysis and synthesis.

5. Demonstrate a range of intellectual and practical business and legally focused skills including communication and research skills, recording and summarising information together with argument analysis and commentary.

6. Act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance; presenting information including quantitative and qualitative data and numerical data (where relevant) with analysis in a form appropriate to the intended audience

Entry requirements

2016 Entry

  • 240-280 UCAS points with a minimum of 180 points from at least two ‘A’ levels
  • BTEC National Diploma grade MMM
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BA (Hons) Law and Social Sciences with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

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 see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

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 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321137

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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