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:

2018 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 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent 

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,250. For international students, the first year fee is £12,950. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students and £38,850 for International students. 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. 

2018 Entry Full-time £9,250 p/a.
Total Cost: £27,750 (3 years) | £28,450 (sandwich option)
UK/EU 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 £77.08 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 £6,938.

International Students


2018 Entry Full-time £12,950** p/a
Total Cost: £38,850** (3 years) | £39,550** (sandwich option)
International 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 £107.92 and a 15 credit module is £1,620. Fees for students from Vestfold University College in Norway (who receive a 10% reduction) and NLA are £11,655.
**International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.

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.

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. 

Our aim is to shape 'confident learners' by enabling you to develop the skills needed to excel in your studies here and as well as onto further studies or the employment market. 

You are taught primarily through a combination of lectures and seminars, allowing opportunities to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time such as lectures and seminars etc.), you are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, your personal tutor and the wide range of services available to you within the University.

Independent learning

Over the duration of your course, you will be expected to develop independent and critical learning, progressively building confidence and expertise through independent and collaborative research, problem-solving and analysis with the support of staff. You take responsibility for your own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity.

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

Year 1 (Level 4): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 288 hours
  • Independent learning: 912 hours

Year 2 (Level 5): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 240 hours
  • Independent learning: 936 hours
  • Placement: 24 hours

Year 3 (Level 6): Timetabled teaching and learning activity*

  • Teaching, learning and assessment: 216 hours
  • Independent learning: 984 hours

*Please note these are indicative hours for the course. 

Teaching team 

Our validated courses 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.

We ensure 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 on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The assessment balance between examination and coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by different assessment modes is as follows:

Year 1 (Level 4)*:

  • 56 per cent coursework
  • 25 per cent written exams
  • 19 per cent practical exams

Year 2 (Level 5)*:

  • 90 per cent coursework
  • 0 per cent written exams
  • 10 per cent practical exams

Year 3 (Level 6)*:

  • 87 per cent coursework
  • 0 per cent written exams
  • 13 per cent practical exams

*Please note these are indicative percentages and modes for the programme.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

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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