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Business Studies and Law (with placement year)

BSc (Hons)
Entry 2017: BBB / 120 UCAS points
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: NM21
Placement: Placement year available
Suitable for international students
Faculty of Management & Law
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This interdisciplinary degree prepares you for business careers with a legal dimension, developing valuable transferable skills to help set you apart in a competitive job marketplace.

Law has an increasing influence on many aspects of business. It governs, for example, contractual arrangements, employment protection, consumer protection and many aspects of accounting and finance.

The degree will give you a clear understanding of the interface between business activity and the legal framework within which it operates.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations, dependant on your chosen modules.

Why Bradford?

Studying 50% Business and Management modules and 50% Law subjects, you will receive a solid grounding in both disciplines.

You will be taught by academics from across both fields with expert knowledge, and our practical and applied teaching will help you to achieve your ambitions.

You will study how businesses operate in a legal context, and what legal provisions are relevant and important for businesses.

You can also choose to take the course over three continuous years or over four years with a year of practical work experience.

You can also combine your passion for learning and travelling by studying abroad at one of our partner institutions in Europe, Canada, Australia, North America or Hong Kong.

This course offers partial exemption from the academic stage of training if you want to qualify as a solicitor or barrister.

It is designed to provide you with important transferable skills, giving you an understanding of the interaction between law and business, rather than preparing you for a legal profession..

Entry requirements

Typical offer: BBB / 120 UCAS points

New UCAS tariff

We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.

The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.

All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.

Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new tab).

A levels:

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma:

DDM — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

Meet UCAS Tariff of 120 — there are no specific subject requirements.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

Additional entry requirements:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto this course you may be interested in our Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management or our International Certificate of Foundation Studies.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.



Module name Type
Year 1
Business Law and Ethicscore
Legal Relationships, Sources and Institutionscore
Operations and Information Systems Managementcore
Foundations of Marketingoption
Introduction to Accountingoption
People, Work and Organisationsoption
Year 2
Criminal Lawcore
Employability and Enterprise Skillscore
Law in a Global Contextcore
The Law of Tortcore
Employee Relationsoption
Financial Managementoption
Integrated Marketing Communicationsoption
Marketing Management and Strategyoption
Organisational Analysisoption
Organisational Designoption
Principles of Personal Financeoption
Transformation of Workoption
Year 4

Please note that not all options will be available every year as they depend on student demand and staff availability. Students will be given the opportunity to state their preferences and the School of Law will do its best to accommodate these.

Banking and Finance Lawoption
Brand Management option
Commercial Lawoption
Company Lawoption
Competition Lawoption
Corporate Marketingoption
Creativity and Innovationoption
Employment Lawoption
Enterprise and Innovation in Practiceoption
Equity and Trustsoption
Ethics in Business and Societyoption
European Employment Policyoption
Global Business Environmentoption
Human Resource Developmentoption
Human Resource Managementoption
Intellectual Property Lawoption
International and Comparative Employment Relationsoption
International Finance option
International Marketingoption
Marketing and Entrepreneurshipoption
Organisational Changeoption
Personal Finance Planningoption
Services Marketing option
Sustainable Operations Managementoption
The Financial Services Sector and its Environmentoption
University Electiveoption

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Employment statistics

100% of our 2015 graduates in Business Studies and Law found employment or went on to further study within six months of graduating.

Career prospects

The growing importance of law has created new job opportunities in careers that link business and law.

Career opportunities exist in general management, banking and finance, journalism, teaching, legal executive and paralegal professions.

Among the organisations recently to have employed our graduates are Bradford Council and Halifax Magistrates’ Court.

Salary expectations

The average starting salary for our 2015 Business Studies and Law graduates was £18,333.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • Home/EU: £9,250*
  • Home/EU, sandwich placement year fee: 10% of the applicable full-time fee
  • International: £14,250
  • International, sandwich placement year fee: £1,430

* Home/EU fees will be subject to an annual increase, set in line with government policy. A percentage of any additional higher fee income will be used to support student opportunity through increased expenditure on access, student success and progression activities.

See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

See our Fees and Financial Support website.

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