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University of the West of Scotland

Law

UCAS Code: M101

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

including English

UCAS Tariff

102

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Business computing

This degree is designed for those pursuing a career in the legal sector and for those who wish to obtain a degree which is sought after by employers in a variety of other law related and business sectors

Students study a wide range of legal subjects which, if students wish, can be combined with the study of languages and/or wider business subject areas. The first year of the programme is a foundational year in which key legal concepts and subjects are studied such as Criminal Law, Public Law, and Legal System. Students also undertake legal skills based modules and begin to study legal philosophy. Second year builds on these foundations and covers mostly Scots Law subject areas such as Property, Family Law, and Succession. Second year also covers some UK law subjects such as Corporate Law. Third year offers the possibility of a study abroad experience. For those who choose not to study abroad subjects covered will include Employment Law, and International Human Rights Law. The majority of third year modules are optional modules. Honours year allows students to develop in-depth legal knowledge and understanding in a range of subject areas.

Graduates enjoy careers in the legal sector and in the wider business sector.

Other opportunities include citizens advice, trading standards, accountancy, local government, academia, the police force, and roles within banks and finance companies. Graduates can obtain further legal qualifications which could lead to a career as a solicitor.

The Uni


Course location:

Paisley Campus

Department:

Business and Creative Industries

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
26%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

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£22,500
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Information technology technicians
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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