Business (with Law) Northumbria University, Newcastle


Awarded by: Northumbria University Newcastle

If you already have an HND or foundation degree, this course will allow you to top it up to an honours degree with just one year of additional study. You’ll build on your all-round knowledge of business including organisational theory, business models, and factors that underpin a firm’s ability to deliver on the triple bottom line.

You’ll build on your all‐round knowledge of business including organisational theory, business models, and factors that underpin a firm’s ability to deliver on the triple bottom line. The course also includes specialist modules in contract law and international trade law. You’ll explore how the disciplines of law and business interact within an international commercial context. With a legal specialism as part of your degree award, you’ll have an extra edge in employability.

There’s plenty of support for you to develop the academic study skills that are required. Whatever your background, we’ll help you take the more critical, deeper and research-informed approach that’s needed for an honours degree at a UK university.

There will also be opportunities to put your learning into practice. The Student Engagement Centre promotes all types of experiential learning including volunteering, internships and placements. The Business Clinic enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses.

On graduation you’ll be equipped to embark on a business-related career particularly in jobs that involve compliance, international sale contracts and carriage of goods. Past students have used their additional insight into principles of law to build successful careers both in the UK and internationally.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at

Assessment method

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 8G12
Institution code N77
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

If you have taken a BTEC HND programme we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of merit standard.

If you have taken a Foundation Degree we will be looking for performance to commendation level or 60% average.

Students who wish to enrol on the Business (with law) Level 6 (Direct Entry) route should also be able to demonstrate that by virtue of their previous studies they already have a basic understanding of law and legal sources, and the basic elements of contract law.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Some courses have additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fee. These may be, for example, to cover printing and photocopying; for additional specialist equipment, materials or clothing/footwear; for books; for field study or placement visits or membership of professional bodies. It is important to consider these additional costs when planning how you will use your money. You will be advised of additional costs in your offer letter but you can also find out more on the ‘Money Matters’ pages of our website. If your course involves either a mandatory or optional placement (sandwich) or study abroad then you will need to pay a reduced tuition fee for this year. For 2018 entrants this has been set at 20% of the full tuition fee for the placement (sandwich) and 15% of the full tuition fee for study abroad. You can apply for funding to cover this cost from your student finance provider.’