• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe Campus
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2017

Course Overview

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 will gain specialist knowledge of the law relating to the regulation and commercial activities of businesses large and small. 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, our Business Law degree could be for you.

A variety of legal disciplines

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.

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.

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.

We’ll focus on training you to become a successful lawyer, eligible to practice across a number of legal areas. You’ll acquire the necessary skills in communication, problem solving, research and analytical competencies.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: M221

You will 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.

Develop key qualities

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. 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.

*Satisfied graduates

Our law graduates were more satisfied with their degree than almost any other university in the UK and The Complete University Guide ranked Bucks Law second for student satisfaction in 2015.

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 96-112. This score can be achieved from a minimum of two 6-unit GCE A-levels or equivalent.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Course Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • Criminal Law
  • EU Constitutional & Procedural Law
  • English Legal System
  • Law of Contract
  • Professional Skills 1
  • Professional Skills 2

Year 2 Modules

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Organisations
  • Business Organisations
  • EU Internal Market Law
  • Economic Analysis
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property Law 1
  • Intellectual Property Law 1
  • Law of Tort
  • Professional Skills 3
  • Professional Skills 3
  • Public Law

Year 3 Modules

  • Dissertation
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Law of Property
  • Research Project

Fees

How much does it cost

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry

Full Time Home and EU: £9,250 per year

Full Time International: £10,500 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.

For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020
student.centre@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow

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Employability

What are my career prospects

Many graduates of this course go on to take the professional courses needed to become a solicitor or barrister. The skills and knowledge you acquire throughout this degree will also equip you well for the law-related areas of accountancy, financial regulation and insurance. Alternatively, you may wish to follow a path into business, government and the public and charity sectors. This may include working for the intelligence services, politics and the police.

How will you help me prepare for my future?

Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your expertise.

We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.