BA (Hons) Law and Business Management

Law and Business Management at Winchester is for those students who want to study aspects of the two subject areas, but who do not necessarily desire to become a practising solicitor or barrister, nor limit themselves purely to the area of business management.

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BA (Hons) Law and Business Management at University of Winchester

UCAS code: MN12

Entry Requirements

Typical offer:

2017 Entry: 96-112 points

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

Degree duration:

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

International Baccalaureate:

25 points

If English is not your first language:

Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent 

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2017 Entry Full-time £9,250** p/a
Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,939.
Total Cost: £27,750** (3 years)

International Students

2017 Entry Full-time £11,600** p/a
Total Cost: £34,800** (3 years)

For further details, click here

Additional costs:

Optional:

  • Core Text: Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due to limited availability students are recommended to purchase a copy for their own use. It is possible for students to purchase second-hand copies. Cost: £50 - £300 per year
  • Printing and Binding: Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding. Cost: £10
  • Smart Wear: Students will be expected to dress formally for oral assessments.  Costs will vary depending on the student's existing wardrobe. Cost: £0 - £50

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Please note this BA is not a Qualifying Law Degree as students do not cover all of the core subjects. However, subject to the provisions of the professional regulations, BA students may apply to the relevant professional bodies for part exemption from the academic stage of training depending on which core modules have been taken.

Location: 

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from: 

UK, EU, World 

Pre-approved for a Masters: 

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions 

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

**Indicative Fees for 2017/18 Home and EU students are £9,250 per year. Whilst the inflationary fee increases in tuition fees and student support loans have been announced by the Minister, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the approval of The University of Winchester Board of Governors. International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here.

If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

Students are actively encouraged to critically evaluate a broad range of management, law and business concepts, developing their understanding for strategic and operational entities. 

For the Business elements, in Year 1 students explore several principles underlying business management - examining the dynamic interrelationships between different aspects of business including markets, people and organisations. In Year 2, students engage in critical analysis of people resourcing, business leadership and globalisation. The final year enables students to consider the complexities and ethical implications of business strategies, and the emerging issues confronting organisations, in an era of increasing globalisation and ethical, social and environmental concern.

The Law elements encourage students to develop their ability to analyse and critically evaluate problem scenarios and to present students written and oral arguments in a clear and concise manner. The course provides opportunities for students to focus on the development of practical skills - which may include role-play, presentations and negotiation - along with other transferable skills such as research, problem solving, teamwork and independent learning.

Please note this BA is not a Qualifying Law Degree as you do not cover all of the required core subjects in law.

Year 1

Core modules:

  • Legal Systems and Method 
  • Law of Contract
  • People and Organisations
  • Understanding Markets
  • Marketing Principles
  • Business Functions in Context

Year 2

Core modules:

  • Company Law 1 - The Corporate Body
  • Employment Law 1 - The Personal Employment Contract
  • Company Law 2 - Corporate Governance 
  • Employment Law 2 - Discriminaton
  • Globalisation and Diversity
  • Management and Leadership
  • People Resourcing 

Optional modules:

  • Effectual Entrepreneurship 
  • Operations Management
  • Sustainable Business Relationships 

Year 3 

Core modules:

  • Managing Change
  • Employing People

Students must choose one of the following three modules: 

  • Dissertation
  • Researching Contemporary Management Issues
  • Consultancy Project 

Optional modules:

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Technology and Cyber Law
  • Human Rights
  • Comparative Public Law
  • Media Law
  • Information Law
  • Current Legal Problems 
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law 3 - Corporate Finance
  • People Engagement & Development
  • Business Ethics
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Social Enterprise
  • Digital Marketing 
  • Strategic Brand Management 
  • Sustainable Strategy in Practice 

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions atwww.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions. The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes.

Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Teaching team 

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Graduates have entered careers in various businesses within the public and private sector. 

For more information about graduate employment visit - From Freshers to Future - what will yours be?

Employability 

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) record collects information about what those completing university go on to do six months after graduation. The Careers Service undertakes DLHE on an annual basis through surveys and a data collection process. DLHE is designed and strictly controlled by HESA.

While DLHE provides accurate information about first destinations, this data needs to be viewed with some degree of care. Six months after leaving university is often a time of much uncertainty and change for leavers; many will be unsure of their long-term career plans and may take a temporary job or time out. The destinations of graduates only six months out of university do not necessarily reflect longer term career success and are therefore a crude measure of employability. Therefore, DLHE data should be viewed as merely a 'snapshot' of one particular year's experiences at a specific point in time.

At the University of Winchester, we are committed to ensuring all our students gain employability skills to enable you to enter graduate level jobs and pursue the profession of your choice, for more information please read the Employability Statement.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Email: course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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