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Bath Spa University

Business and Management (Law) - Professional Placement Year

UCAS Code: 5081

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

A level grades BCC-CCC including in Business or related subject preferred. Applicants without business studies A level can apply but will need to demonstrate a strong interest in Business in their personal statement.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher). Any selection procedure/further requirements will also apply. Access courses accepted in addition to evidence of interest in business.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

A minimum of 26 points are required in addition to evidence of a strong interest in Business in your personal statement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) accepted in a business or related subject.

UCAS Tariff

96-104

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subject

Business and management

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.

Want to run a successful business? Interested in a future in Law? BA (Hons) Business and Management (Law) at Bath Spa University is an innovative course offering specialism in Law, allowing you to develop the core skills you need to excel in all kinds of businesses. You’ll experience an exceptional learning environment, with supportive academic staff with business experience to assist you along the way.

- Develop as a person to achieve your potential through learning about law, you will gain skills and apply your knowledge in a range of situations in any sector.

- Have the flexibility to choose modules that you’re interested in.

- Bring in modules from areas outside of your course, such as Sustainability or Economics.

**More about the Professional Placement Year**
A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.

Modules

Year 1 will give you a broad understanding of today’s business environment, you’ll develop specialised knowledge and explore how organisations work and how they interact with the business environments. You’ll gain an understanding of economic thinking, you’ll develop management skills in gathering and assessing information, and you’ll communicate decisions and evaluate their effect.

In Year 2 you will specialise in Law and learn about the functions of business and how these interrelate. You will learn to form opinions on how businesses manage challenges, you’ll work on projects and use business techniques to solve problems.

In your Final Year, you’ll practice, develop, challenge and explore all you have learnt, and examine management as an integrating activity. You will write a law-related dissertation when you’ll explore a topic that interests you. You’ll also have the opportunity to work individually or with colleagues to plan a business, and you’ll study a specialist law option.

For more information please refer to our website.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed in a wide range of ways that will test your business knowledge and management skills. These could include presentations, work related projects, group-work, computer based simulations, podcasts, examinations, essays, videos and business reports.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

Bath Business School

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


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Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Public services and other associate professionals

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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