Economics and Law at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Course summary

Explore the economic and legal challenges facing the world today on this combined law and economics degree.

  • Learn to apply your legal knowledge to key economic issues such as political instability, financial uncertainty and inequality.
  • Take a creative and collaborative approach to problem solving, through in-depth research into the economic, legal and political landscape.
  • Become a socially-aware critical thinker, and gain the practical skills and knowledge valued by employers.
Our Economics and Law degree has been designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the economic issues facing 21st-century society, alongside a solid grounding in our legal systems. You’ll gain a unique perspective on policy making, engage in legal debates about economic issues, learn how both economics and law shape the world around us and apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios. Throughout your study of economics and law, you’ll be encouraged to challenge preconceptions, ask questions, and take a creative and innovative approach to problem-solving. The course aims to incorporate modern approaches to the field of economics, amplifying the voices of those who have traditionally been excluded from economic decision-making based on race, gender or ethnicity. It will also give you a flavour of the legal landscape enabling you to see not only the economic issues facing the world, but also how we can counter these issues using the law. You’ll gain a contemporary perspective through a range of reading materials, videos, case studies and practical tasks. You’ll have the opportunity to join student-led research groups exploring local, national and global issues, and have the opportunity to gain professional experience on work placements.


Year one In your first year you’ll gain a broad understanding of economic concepts, before delving deeper into the theoretical principles that guide consumers, producers, governments and world markets. You’ll get a solid grounding in legal principles, such as the English legal system and contract law. As a leading Business School we also think it’s essential that you understand the law relating to the corporate world as soon as you begin your studies, in order to enhance your understanding and knowledge of the business and economic world. Year two In the second year you’ll examine economic perspectives and policies in more depth. You’ll look at subjects such as sustainability and diversity through an economic lens, and explore ways to encourage business innovation and protect the environment through lobbying decision makers. You’ll also be given practical training on how to use and analyse data to measure how well markets are performing. You’ll develop your understanding of modern HR issues within employment law, through practical interview role-plays and problem-solving tasks. You'll also look at how human rights and international law affect our lives as individuals, as well as the position of different countries on the world stage. Year three In your final year you’ll take a global perspective on economics as you study advanced economic issues such as international trade, how exchange rates affect migration, corruption, and policies affecting developing nations. You’ll study entertainment, media and intellectual property law, and look at how the media can be used to influence various agendas. You’ll also build on your knowledge of human rights, and explore an in-depth topic that’s of particular interest to you through a research project.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that test your economics knowledge and legal skills. These could include:

  • debates
  • critical essays
  • reports
  • presentations
  • projects
  • group-work
  • computer based simulations
  • exams
- research analyses.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15750 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

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Economics and Law at Bath Spa University - UCAS