Course Info

Higher Education
Business
  • businessAndEconomics

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:

    4-6 (Degree)

  • Duration:

    3 Years

  • Fees:

    £6000 per year (International students please refer to separate fees information)

  • Awarding/validation body:

    University of Sussex

HOW MUCH WILL I EARN?

Course Overview

The BA (Hons) Business and Law is designed to meet the needs of individuals looking for a vocationally-orientated degree programmes which focuses on developing Business skills with legal stance and insight. The programme will enable you to enter a range of job roles within Business and Law.  The focus of the programme is to provide you with a solid understanding of the Business world both nationally and on a global platform, coupled with an integral knowledge and understanding of related legal aspects.

Course Highlights

Modules

The degree is structure into two semesters each academic year and in each semester three modules will be studied.

In year 1, you will gain a working understanding of the English Legal System with particular focus on the law of contract and tort within the business environment. The Business modules will introduce both the fundamentals of management studies and the basic concepts and skills necessary for a broad understanding of the complex environment within which businesses operate. The combination of these modules will give you a solid basis from which to build your understanding of the fundamental principles of legal and business practices.

In year 2, you will study Company Law, Employment Law and the Law of Intellectual Property giving you an in depth understanding of the legal effects and consequences that are likely to arise within a business setting and exploring the legal issues relating to conducting business in a global setting. You will also have the opportunity to study key Business theories and practice in an organisational context to enhance your entrepreneurial skills. Furthermore, you will be able to develop your knowledge of international business, primarily through modules in International Business and Globalisation and Entrepreneurship.

In year 3, you will conclude your  legal studies with the Law of Remedies, ensuring that you are able to correctly identify the remedy sought and the mechanisms available to the parties in a civil action; and Negotiation and ADR, which will provide you with the valuable skill of negotiation whilst exploring alternative, more cost effective, avenues for dispute resolution. You will then complete a final project in a law related field. The aim of the final year is consolidate  knowledge and understanding through an opportunity to undertake independent research into an area of law related interest..

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Past students now work in a range of professional occupations both in the private and public sector. Students have also successfully gone on to complete Masters and professional qualifications and many start and run their own businesses.

Assessment

We use a variety assessment approaches including course work (essays, reports and reflections) as well presentations and examinations.

Whether you are delivering a presentation or arguing a point of law; your creativity, business acumen and legal knowledge and skills will be developed as well as being assessed.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 80 UCAS points from:

  • AS/A2 level (must include at least one A2) or other equivalent advanced level; or
  • BTEC National Award/Certificate/Diploma in a related subject; or
  • A pass in a relevant Access to HE qualification; or
  • Other UK/Overseas Level 3 qualifications, recognised by UCC as equivalent to the above.

In addition we require:

  • A pass in English Language at GCSE at grade C or above; or
  • A level 2 Functional Skill English; or
  • IELTS test at band 6.0 or above with a minimum overall score of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in speaking and listening; or
  • Level 2 literacy demonstrated through UCC’s internal assessment procedures; or
  • Another qualification which UCC recognises as equivalent to the above.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required tariff points.

International students would need to have an IELTS score of 6.0.

Application to this course is made via UCAS. For more information about applying to our HE courses, please visit our How to Apply page.

UCAS CODES:

Institution Code for University Centre Croydon: C92

Course Code: N1M1

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.