BA/BSc (Hons) Business and Law

In today’s competitive, global economy knowledge of legal systems and business law gives managers that all important edge whilst an understanding of business functions and practice will benefit any law professional operating in business.The Business and Law course will give you a clear understanding of the interface between business activity and the legal framework within which it operates. A degree combining Law with Business offers a valuable opportunity to understand the legal structure governing all aspects of our lives today whilst gaining key business knowledge and skills that provide a valuable foundation for future careers. It is suitable for individuals aiming for a career in business and management, but who also wish to have a thorough understanding of the legal regulations within which businesses and industry must operate. It may also be suitable for individuals aiming for careers in management within the legal sector, where a thorough background in both law and business is highly valued.

About Business and Law

This BA/BSc (Hons) Business and Law degree course addresses 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 enterprise. You will be equipped with a real understanding of how legal considerations impact virtually every aspect of management activity.

Employers look for business graduates with knowledge and awareness of current issues. This course will teach you about globalisation, sustainability and social change – allowing you to fully understand the factors affecting business. When you graduate you will have a sound appreciation of management practise, this will include; human recourses, marketing, business law and information management. You will also learn the skills to analyse strategic consumer behaviour.
Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  January / May / September;

A diverse range of career opportunities exist for Business Law graduates. The employment skills that you will have acquired should allow you to develop a career in business, law, HR, banking, insurance, financial services or public services, journalism, teaching, legal executive and paralegal professions, as well as in graduate and specialist management positions. You may want to progress to train as a barrister or solicitor.

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Barrister
  • Clerk
  • Solicitor
  • Arbitrator
  • Attorney
  • Case Manager
  • Chartered Legal Executive (England and Wales)
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Paralegal
  • Trading Standards Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Risk Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Trademark Attorney
  • Patent Attorney
  • Legal Secretary
  • Administrator
  • Law Firm Administrator
  • Legal Executive
  • Legal Services Director
  • Legal Records Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Document Coder
  • Court Messenger/Representative
  • Corrections Officer
  • Judge
  • Magistrate
  • Trial Consultant
  • Contract Administrator/Analist
  • Litigation Support Director
  • Regulatory Affairs Director

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
  • Business Finance
  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Environment
  • Business in Society
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

Year 2

  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Business Organisations
  • Academic and Employability Skills
  • Strategic Business Analysis
  • Operation Management
  • Managing Human Resources

Year 3

  • Commercial Law
  • Business Strategy
  • Law of International Trade
  • Major Project
  • Debates in Strategic Management
  • International Money and Finance
  • Organisational Change
  • Global Business Development
  • Business Dissertation

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

Assessment

Students experience a wide range of teaching and assessment methods. Whilst traditional lectures play a part, most modules include student-centred activities such as seminar debates and discussions, and group and / or individual presentations and project work.  Assessment methods vary from module to module.  Some are assessed by a combination of examination and coursework, some by coursework only.

Progression

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.

Self-Funding

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.

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 / May / 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.

Assessment

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.

Progression

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.

Self-Funding

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.

BA/BSc (Hons) Law

The BA/BSc (Hons) Law course involves a rigorous study of the law, in which you will learn both the content of the law and develop sound skills of legal analysis. The programme has been specifically developed to fulfil the needs of students wishing to move into the legal professions, becoming Solicitors or Barristers and who need a qualifying law degree (QLD).

What you need to know about the BA/BSc (Hons) Law course

Explore the fundamental principles of law in England and Wales on a qualifying law degree recognised by both the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

You will gain solid grounding in the key areas such as legal methods and skills, constitutional law, criminal law and property law. You can also specialise in a range of subjects including family law, media and entertainment law, company law and human rights, depending on your area of interest. Throughout your Law course you will learn how to argue a case effectively in court, interview clients and negotiate agreements, benefitting from simulated trials and tribunals in our Moot Court Room.

Law plays an important part in all areas of life. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offers an education that can lead to a wide range of careers both inside and outside the legal profession. Through the study of law, you will gain a skill set that meets the high demands of any legal career, including analytical and research skills, knowledge of the law and its implications, social appreciation, public responsibility and communication skills.

The law course is accredited as a Qualifying Law Degree in England and Wales by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board and gives exemption from the academic stage of qualification for both branches of the legal profession. Therefore it is ideal for those intending to qualify as a solicitor or barrister.

Students benefit from court and prison visits, a dedicated Moot Room for moots and mock trials, and a Law and Criminal Justice block. The Law team has strong links with the local legal profession and visiting law firms and barristers provide students with career advice

This practical law course is designed to make you ‘career-ready’ by giving you the skills you need to succeed in legal practice. It is perfect whether you want to move on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC), to be a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), if you aim to be a barrister, or want to use the knowledge and skills you have learnt to open the doors to a variety of rewarding careers.

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

About half of our law graduates seek careers in the legal profession, as solicitors or barristers after further study and training. However, a law degree can open many doors outside of the legal profession. The other graduates enter careers in media, entertainment, politics, business, accountancy, banking, the civil service, police, probation and social services, national and international organisations.

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor/Lawyer
  • Chief Court Clerk
  • Judicial Clerk Or Associate
  • Courtroom Deputy
  • Chartered Legal Executive (England And Wales)
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Court Administrator/Interpreter
  • Paralegal
  • Magistrate
  • Prothonotary
  • Jury Selection Expert
  • Mediation Coordinator
  • Trading Standards Officer
  • Legal Executive/Secretary
  • Trademark/Patent Attorney
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
  • Immigration Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Political Research Assistant
  • Politician’s Assistant
  • Probation Officer
  • Litigation Support Specialist
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Trade Union Research Officer
  • Contract Negotiator
  • Corporate Lawyer
  • Claims Examiner
  • University Attorney

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

  • Law of Contract
  • Legal System
  • Learning the Law
  • Introduction to Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Law and Society
  • Professional Legal Skills
  • Business and Company Law
  • Immigration, Asylum and Nationality

Year 2

  • Law of the European Institutions
  • Public Law
  • Law of Tort
  • Human Rights in the United Kingdom
  • Consumer Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights Law
  • Law in the Community
  • Law in Context
  • Discrimination Law
  • Child Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Academic and Employability Skills

Year 3

  • Land Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Dissertation
  • Employment Law
  • Relationships (Family Law)
  • Company Law
  • Family Law
  • Sale of Goods and Agency
  • Sentencing and Prisons
  • Legal Advice in the Community
  • Practical Legal Skills
  • European and International Human Rights Law

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

Assessment

You will have a variety of different summative assessment methods; the precise approach depends on the individual module. For the core subjects most modules assess by examination, some by essay, or a combination. There is a degree of variation in the examination method adopted, with some using seen and open-book examinations instead of the traditional unseen examinations. Optional modules are also predominantly assessed by various forms of examination and essay, although a number employ different forms of assessment such as small group presentation, blog entry, portfolio, law reform project or oral presentation.

Progression

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.

Self-Funding

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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