Buckinghamshire New University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Law with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Want to acquire an insider’s knowledge of the law? Wish to develop high-level skills in communication, analysis and research? During this course you'll gain specialist knowledge of the law relating to the regulation and commercial activities of businesses large and small. With small class sizes and lecturers with a strong background within the legal profession and academia, we can give you the support and skills you need. We focus on training you to become a successful lawyer, eligible to practice across a number of legal areas. Why study this subject? Law is one of the most complex and fascinating systems in the world. It’s constantly evolving to reflect and adapt to social attitudes. Careers in law are varied and challenging. Whether you’re interested in a career in the legal profession, business, or the law-related areas of accountancy, financial regulation, insurance and government services, an LLB (Hons) Business Law degree could be for you. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? At BNU, we’ll help you develop the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of a business law degree head on and build a successful career. On this course, you’ll learn the fine details of criminal law, contract law, tort, public law, European Union law, land law and equity & trusts. These are core areas required by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority and Bar Council and will be covered throughout your time with us. Alongside specific areas of the legal profession including media law and the English legal system, you’ll take modules in professional skills, intellectual property and economic analysis. These modules help bring a broader outlook on the industry and hone your skills to a level ready for the workplace. You’ll concentrate on the interactive and dynamic nature of law and legal practice and be provided with opportunities for legal research, scholarship and debate at all levels. You’ll also acquire the necessary skills in communication, problem solving, research and analytical competencies. Our lecturers are practitioners as well as academics, bringing depth and different perspectives to your studies. They also work with industry and professional bodies to develop our curriculum and course modules, so you’ll hear regularly from guest speakers about their legal specialisms, as well as from our law alumni. You’ll have opportunities to take trips, including visits to civil and criminal courts, to enhance your employment prospects. You can also reap benefits from joining the Students’ Union’s Law and Mooting Societies. We’ll support you to find work experience that’s suited to your interests. Our location means that London, and all the opportunities it offers, is within easy reach What will I study? Through this specialist course, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of law’s broad disciplines, developing key transferable skills for an enduring career in this exciting industry. Our programme will help you develop two key abilities: intellectual rigour and an openness of mind. These qualities are both essential in today’s modern world of business, financial regulation and law. How will I be taught and assessed? This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree. You'll benefit from studying in a dynamic, exciting environment, alongside lecturers with a strong background within the legal profession and academia. Your tutors are committed to nurturing your development within this field, ensuring you graduate with the skills and capabilities for a successful and fulfilling career. You’ll be part of small group classes, giving you the support you need as you learn about complex legal systems, and you’ll be developing your employability skills at the same time.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
M22F
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/general-entry-requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Business Law with Foundation Year at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS