by AtlanticLondon

BA/BSc (Hons) Law and Accounting

BA/BSc (Hons) Law and Accounting | The fields of accounting, finance & economics have developed considerably in recent years and today’s graduates are expected to have a range of skills that transfer into a business environment. As such our degrees have been designed to equip you with the knowledge you’ll need in any organisation, large or small. On the BA/BSc (Hons) Law and Accounting degree you’ll acquire accounting skills and legal knowledge, enabling you to pursue a career in either profession or to combine the two. To be a successful accountant, you’ll need an understanding of the law, while commercial lawyers often operate in accounting and financial environments.

What you need to know about Law and Accounting

The Law and Accounting degree combines two of the most business critical functions, allowing you to develop both accounting skills and legal knowledge. The aim of this degree is to produce professionally focused graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practice of accounting and law. The intellectually stimulating degree addresses the broader aspects of the business organisation and management culture, while also providing an insight into corporate and consumer legislation, corporate regulation and other legal aspects of business and enterprise. You’ll learn from practicing lawyers, business leaders and leading academics and will gain a solid understanding of the accounting and legal professions, opening doors for a multitude of career paths.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Law and Accounting course will equip you with a real understanding of how legal considerations have an impact on virtually every aspect of management activity.  You’ll study both academic and practical aspects of the law, which as well as preparing you for a possible legal career, will give you many skills that are highly valued in other occupations outside of the law. Alongside the law modules, you’ll develop subject-specific skills alongside important transferable skills like communication, enterprise, problem solving and quantitative analysis.

Graduates who wish to continue their studies towards professional accreditation in the accounting profession can take advantage of a ‘fast track’ agreement with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Subject to passing the required combination of courses on your degree, you will be exempt from certain modules required on the route towards professional accreditation.

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  January / April / August / September;

The demand for graduates with accounting and law backgrounds is strong, both in large accounting firms that have forensic departments and/or litigation departments and from legal firms, in particular from those firms that specialize in corporate law. However, this degree will also be of interest to those who wish to pursue different areas of accounting (for example auditing, taxation, insolvency, etc.) and of law (as knowledge of business and taxation issues influence legal advice given about probate, divorce settlements, etc).


You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Accountant
  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Funds Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Corporate Banker
  • Legal Advisor
  • Accountant
  • Investment Manager
  • Taxation Advisor
  • Insurance Claims
  • Management
  • Civil Service Manager
  • Teacher
  • Asset Leasing Manager
  • Equity Trader
  • Compliance Officer
  • Academic lecturer (3rd level)
  • Barrister’s Clerk
  • Chartered Legal Executive
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Paralegal
  • Finance Analyst
  • Trading Standards Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Risk Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant
  • Software Consultant

And more;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Business Environment
  • Business Skills
  • Economics for Business
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Professional Studies & Quantitative Techniques
  • Law for Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Basic Statistical Techniques


Year 2

  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Torts
  • Financial Reporting for Business
  • Law of Business Organisations
  • Management Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Equity & The Law of Trusts


Year 3

  • Commercial Law
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Auditing
  • Major Project
  • Advanced Accounting Theory & Practice
  • Employment Law
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Company Law

* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.


We’ll assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.


After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.


The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England                 

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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