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Course summary

Take the first steps in your legal career and gain an insider’s knowledge of the law on this undergraduate LLB (Hons) Business Law degree. Gain a specialist understanding of regulation and governance and learn how you can be at the heart of an organisation’s decisions and strategy. Our degree is accredited by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and Bar Council which means you will graduate having completed the academic stage of a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and be well on your way to becoming a solicitor or barrister. Why study this subject? If you want to immerse yourself in a fast-paced and versatile subject, then look no further than business law. Not only will you be able to develop a strong foundation in law by learning about the law, you will also cultivate a specialist knowledge of how law and regulation impact on business. Business can be a challenging landscape, with international trade, emergence of electronic commerce, contracts being exchanged and corporate governance to adhere to. Gaining an LLB (Hons) in business law prepares you to work in the legal profession, business, legal aspects of finance, insurance, corporate negotiating and government services. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? We are proud of our high lecturer to student ratio, which means that we see you as a person and for who you are. You are our priority and our lecturers operate an open-door policy meaning that you can get the staff time, support and contact you need to best suit your learning. We are all about making sure you are ready for the workplace. Our Business Law degree is accredited by professional bodies, Solicitors Regulatory Authority and Bar Council. This means that the degree is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and means you can enter the next stage of qualifying upon leaving university, whether that is securing a training contract to become a solicitor or securing vocational training and pupillage to become a barrister. There are plenty of opportunities to put your knowledge to the test as we regularly have chances to learn outside of the lecture theatre. You can visit magistrates’ courts to participate in bail applications, take trips to Parliament and law courts, and meet guest speakers from across the legal industry, including judges, magistrates and law firms, to learn more about how you can apply your knowledge in the workplace. What will I study? During your time studying business law you’ll cover diverse subject areas including, professional skills, business organisations and public law. Studying such varied topics will help you understand how law interacts with society and government, alongside developing key skills, such as understanding complex information, attention to detail and analytical thinking which will ensure you are well placed to enter the employment market. In your first year you will study topics, such as, criminal law, EU constitutional and procedural law and the law of contract. During your second year, you will be able to specialise in specific areas of law that interest you, including EU internal market law, tort law, public law and employment law. In your final year, topics, ranging from intellectual property law, commercial law, cybercrime and equity and trusts will be explored. What are my career prospects? Not only will you be graduating with a coveted qualification, the additional benefit of having studied a degree recognised by professional bodies, the SRA and Bar Council means that you start one step closer to becoming a fully qualified solicitor or barrister. The skills and knowledge you acquire throughout this degree will also equip you well for the law-related areas of accountancy, financial regulation and insurance. Alternatively, you may wish to follow a path into business, government and the public and charity sectors. This may include working for the intelligence services, politics and the police.

Modules

Year one Criminal Law EU Constitutional and Procedural Law English Legal System Law of Contract Professional Skills 1 Professional Skills 2 Year two EU Internal Market Law Business Organisations Law of Tort Professional Skills 3 Public Law Employment Law (optional) Intellectual Property Law 1 (optional) Business Analytics (optional) Economic Analysis (optional) Year three Equity and Trusts Law of Property Dissertation (optional) Research Project (optional) Intellectual Property Law 2 (optional) Work-Based Learning (optional) Environmental Law (optional) Sport and Law (optional) Corporate Governance and CSR (optional) Commercial Law (optional) Cybercrime (optional) Corporate Communications and PR (optional) UK Taxation (optional)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
M221
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For information about applying to Buckinghamshire New University as an International applicant, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
58%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
75%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Sponsorship information

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

Business Law at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS