Business Studies and Law (4 years) University of Bradford


This degree will give you a clear understanding of the interface between business activity and the legal framework within which it operates. Studying 50% Business and Management modules and 50% Law subjects, you will receive a solid grounding in both disciplines. You will study how businesses operate in a legal context, and what legal provisions are relevant and important for businesses. Law has an increasing influence on many aspects of business. It governs, for example, contractual arrangements, employment protection, consumer protection and many aspects of accounting and finance. The growing importance of law has created new job opportunities in careers that link business and law. Career opportunities exist in general management, banking and finance, journalism, teaching, legal executive and paralegal professions, therefore studying a degree that combines both disciplines sets you apart in the job market.

Our four year programme offers you a valuable opportunity to experience first-hand how the concepts you study can be applied in practice. Placements can raise students’ commercial awareness, develop their skill sets, and improve their employability and networking skills. The experience will be assessed through a final year module after your placement year. This will develop your ability to reflect on professional experiences and recognise the impact on your career development. Our study abroad year allows you to learn in one of over 20 partner institutions, ranging from Canada, the USA, Holland, France, Spain, Sweden, India, Oman and more. You don’t have to know another language as lessons will be taught in English. Studying abroad gives you a chance to broaden your horizons and enhance your career prospects by immersing in a different culture.

This interdisciplinary degree prepares you for business careers with a legal dimension, developing a valuable set of transferable skills to help set you apart in a competitive job marketplace. Through a stimulating exploration of both disciplines you will develop adaptable organisational and communication skills. You will also build a foundation of essential business and legal knowledge while honing your research, analysis and critical thinking skills. Depending on your modules you can also develop specific skills in advanced data analysis, business and financial decision making, public speaking, collaboration and team work, and legal advocacy.

The School of Law recognises exceptional student achievements and each year offer a number of sought after annual prizes. We are one of only nine UK Universities to have international membership of the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), giving our students links to 280 universities in 41 worldwide destinations.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years

Course details


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

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 NM21
Institution code B56
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 112 points 112 UCAS tariff points, plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
A level BBC 80 points from 2 full A levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma As UCAS tariff
Scottish Higher As UCAS tariff
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points to include at least 80 points from 2 Higher Level subjects

Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B.
(Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

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

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,320 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.