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.
Indicative Course Structure (Info correct May 2017).
Semester 1 Starters:
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).
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.”
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.
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.
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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 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 321150
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