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Business Law with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32-56

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 32 - 56. Every application is considered on an individual basis. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our General Entry Requirements pages.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Business law

Want to acquire an insider’s knowledge of the law? Wish to develop high-level skills in communication, analysis and research? During this course you'll gain specialist knowledge of the law relating to the regulation and commercial activities of businesses large and small.

With small class sizes and lecturers with a strong background within the legal profession and academia, we can give you the support and skills you need. We focus on training you to become a successful lawyer, eligible to practice across a number of legal areas.

**Why study this subject?**
Law is one of the most complex and fascinating systems in the world. It’s constantly evolving to reflect and adapt to social attitudes. Careers in law are varied and challenging.

Whether you’re interested in a career in the legal profession, business, or the law-related areas of accountancy, financial regulation, insurance and government services, an LLB (Hons) Business Law degree could be for you.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
At BNU, we’ll help you develop the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of a business law degree head on and build a successful career.

On this course, you’ll learn the fine details of criminal law, contract law, tort, public law, European Union law, land law and equity & trusts. These are core areas required by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority and Bar Council and will be covered throughout your time with us.

Alongside specific areas of the legal profession including media law and the English legal system, you’ll take modules in professional skills, intellectual property and economic analysis. These modules help bring a broader outlook on the industry and hone your skills to a level ready for the workplace.

You’ll concentrate on the interactive and dynamic nature of law and legal practice and be provided with opportunities for legal research, scholarship and debate at all levels. You’ll also acquire the necessary skills in communication, problem solving, research and analytical competencies.

Our lecturers are practitioners as well as academics, bringing depth and different perspectives to your studies. They also work with industry and professional bodies to develop our curriculum and course modules, so you’ll hear regularly from guest speakers about their legal specialisms, as well as from our law alumni.

You’ll have opportunities to take trips, including visits to civil and criminal courts, to enhance your employment prospects. You can also reap benefits from joining the Students’ Union’s Law and Mooting Societies.

We’ll support you to find work experience that’s suited to your interests. Our location means that London, and all the opportunities it offers, is within easy reach

**What will I study?**
Through this specialist course, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of law’s broad disciplines, developing key transferable skills for an enduring career in this exciting industry.

Our programme will help you develop two key abilities: intellectual rigour and an openness of mind. These qualities are both essential in today’s modern world of business, financial regulation and law.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

You'll benefit from studying in a dynamic, exciting environment, alongside lecturers with a strong background within the legal profession and academia.

Your tutors are committed to nurturing your development within this field, ensuring you graduate with the skills and capabilities for a successful and fulfilling career.

You’ll be part of small group classes, giving you the support you need as you learn about complex legal systems, and you’ll be developing your employability skills at the same time.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Business and Law

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

68%
med
Business law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

50%
Library resources
47%
IT resources
61%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
26%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Law

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.

96%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Legal associate professionals

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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