Business Studies and Law (with a placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS

Course summary

Our 4-year BSc (Hons) in Business Studies and Law gives you a clear understanding of the interface between business activity and the legal framework within which it operates. It prepares you for business careers with a legal dimension, developing insight and transferable skills that set you apart in a competitive job marketplace. You’ll also be able to pursue a legal career through further study after graduation, with the advantage of additional commercial knowledge. You’ll learn from sector-leading academics and seasoned business experts, and qualified solicitors and barristers with a wealth of real-world experience. Law has an increasing influence on many aspects of business. It governs, for example:

  • Contractual arrangements
  • Employment protection
  • Consumer protection
  • Many aspects of accounting and finance
The growing importance of law has created new job opportunities in careers such as management, banking and finance, journalism and teaching – as well as increased demand in traditional legal roles. Professional accreditation This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations, dependant on your chosen modules. Placement This 4-year programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in business in your third year. Placements are real, paid jobs in a wide variety of organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and offer you a valuable opportunity to experience first-hand how business, management and legal concepts are applied in practice, and to give you direct exposure to real issues in the workplace. It can also be done abroad. In a competitive graduate market, valuable experience and employability skills gained from a year’s work placement will differentiate you from the thousands of other graduates seeking work. We find that students return from their placement year with their confidence and personal skills enhanced and ready to implement their focused plan for the future. The Faculty of Management and Law has an excellent network of organisations that offer placements including:
  • IBM
  • Vauxhall
  • NHS
  • GE Money
  • Arris (formerly PACE)
  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • Cummins
  • Peugeot
Together we ensure your placement is appropriately challenging and that you can make a real and positive impact on the business.


Year one - Business Law and Ethics (core) Legal Relationships, Sources and Institutions (core) Operations and Information Systems Management (core) Foundations of Marketing (option) Introduction to Accounting (option) People, Work and Organisations (option) Year two - Criminal Law(core) Employability and Enterprise Skills (core) Law in a Global Context (core) The Law of Tort (core) Employee Relations (option) Financial Management (option) Integrated Marketing Communications (option) Marketing Management and Strategy (option) Organisational Analysis (option) Organisational Design(option) Principles of Personal Finance (option) Transformation of Work (option) Year four – Students are required to choose from the following options: Banking and Finance Law, Brand Management, Commercial Law, Company Law, Competition Law, Corporate Marketing, Creativity and Innovation, Dissertation, Employment Law, Enterprise and Innovation in Practice, Equity and Trusts, Ethics in Business and Society , European Employment Policy, Global Business Environment, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Management, Intellectual Property Law, International and Comparative Employment Relations, International Finance, International Marketing, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Organisational Change, Personal Financial Planning, Services Marketing, Sustainable Operations Management, Taxation, The Financial Services Sector and its Environment. Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Management will do its best to accommodate these.

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and seminars. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments involve a combination of coursework assessments and formal examinations held at the end of each semester, the first-year assessments aim to measure your progress and the assessments that count towards the classification of your degree are held in the second and final years.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

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

The University welcomes applicants from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university. English language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

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 £18628 Year 1
International £18628 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business Studies and Law (with a placement year) at University of Bradford - UCAS