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University of Winchester

Law and Business Management (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: MN1X

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

48

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subjects

Law

Business and management

- Develop your study skills with a Foundation Year prior to embarking on the degree programme

- Meet and interact with professionals from business and law throughout the course

- Develop strong interdisciplinary and interpersonal skills that are valued by employers

- Work in a broad array of careers from business development and entrepreneurship to law, finance and marketing

- Join a long tradition of legal history in the city of Winchester

In today's competitive, global economy a good understanding of the framework in which corporations, partnerships and small businesses operate gives both law professionals and company managers that all important edge.

Combining these two disciplines on a course that investigates the legal bases for company structures alongside a whole host of business, marketing and management skills brings enhanced career options and greater freedom of choice in a range of fields, including management, law, finance and banking and the public sector.

Our Law and Business Management (with Foundation Year) course appeals to those who are fascinated by these two overlapping and intellectually stimulating subjects. Taught by research-active experts who form part of a strong and lively community of students and staff, you are actively encouraged to critically evaluate a broad range of management, law and business concepts, developing your understanding for strategic and operational entities.

You gain a legal foundation for topics such as directors’ duties, contractual obligations and intellectual property, but also examine the dynamic interrelationships between different aspects of business including markets, people and organisations.

The foundation year (first year of study) gives you the chance to commence your studies at the University of Winchester if you do not meet the existing entry requirements or if you feel you would benefit from the opportunity to develop your study skills prior to embarking on the degree programme. The foundation year will equip you with the academic, professional and personal skills for successful study in higher education. Modules will cover broad academic topics as well as an introduction to your chosen subject. You will have the opportunity to study alongside students undertaking a range of degree programmes.

In Year 1 (second year of study), you develop an understanding of the theoretical framework of English law, its sources and institutions and you study the main concepts and principles of contract law. You also explore the changing nature of business and the challenges facing organisations within a range of industries, and hone interpersonal skills that are valued by employers.

Throughout Year 2 (third year of study), you are introduced to a range of problem-solving techniques, developing cognitive skills and critical thinking into legal and business management issues. You take core modules in Public Law and Tort Law, Operations Management, Globalisation and Diversity and also optional modules exploring leadership, profitability and performance.

In Year 3 (fourth year of study), you choose from a wide range of optional modules including the complexities and ethical implications of business strategies, and the emerging issues confronting organisations in an era of increasing globalisation and social and environmental concerns. You may also explore Intellectual Property Law, Technology and Cyber Law and Commercial Law.

Employers value the broad skillset, commercial awareness, the solid grounding in law and employable nature of our students. Our graduates work in both the public and private sectors including in human resources and leadership roles. Others work in business development, strategic planning, project management, innovation and entrepreneurship, product development and marketing.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of Law

TEF rating:
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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.

55%
low
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
58%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

72%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
36%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
65%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Secretarial and related occupations
14%
Legal associate professionals
12%
Other administrative occupations

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.

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
92%
low
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Administrative occupations: finance
10%
Business, finance and related 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.

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

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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