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Business and Law

BA (Hons)

Key facts


UCAS code

NM11

Start dates

September 2020 / September 2021

Location

Headington

Course length

Full time: 3 years, or 4 if a work placement is chosen

Part time: up to 8 years

UCAS Tariff Points

112

Overview


The Business and Law degree is run jointly by the Business School and the School of Law, and taught by lecturers from both schools. You will take a combination of law and business modules on a programme designed to deliver a first rate understanding of both subjects, and in depth insights into the relationship between business and law in a commercial context. As a result, you will be equipped with the business and legal knowledge to help you build a fulfilling career across a range of roles in business and beyond. Studying this course will help you develop the ability to:

  • Problem solve
  • Make effective decisions
  • Analyse critically  
  • Present persuasive arguments.

You may also be interested in our Business Management or Law courses. 

Students working in the John Henry Brookes building

How to apply


Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

Standard offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 112

A Level: BBC

IB Points: 30

BTEC: DMM

Contextual offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 88

A Level: CCD

IB Points: 27

BTEC: MMM

Further offer details

Applications are also welcomed for consideration from applicants with European qualifications, international qualifications or recognised foundation courses. For advice on eligibility please contact Admissions: admissions@brookes.ac.uk

If you don’t achieve the required tariff points you can apply to join a foundation course or international foundation course to help to reach the required level for entry onto this degree.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics and English (grade C/4 or above)

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences

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English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.

If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home / EU applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU part time
£1,155 per single module

International full time
£14,100

Home (UK) full time
£9,250 (subject to confirmation, September 2020)

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module (subject to confirmation, Sept 20)

International / EU full time
£14,500

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2020 / 21
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU part time
£1,155 per single module

International full time
£14,100

2021 / 22
Home (UK) full time
£9,250 (subject to confirmation, September 2020)

Home (UK) part time
£1,155 per single module (subject to confirmation, Sept 20)

International / EU full time
£14,500

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

It's your responsibility to purchase core texts and cover print/binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.

Learning and assessment


This interdisciplinary degree includes modules on business and management theory and practice,  accounting, and professional practice, as well as business relevant areas of law such as contract, employment  and corporate law. At the same time, you will take modules in which the interplay between business and law are explored, including tort for business, where principles of the law of tort are interwoven with the activities of running a business.

Students working in a classroom

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Accounting and Financial Information

Business in Society

Contract Law

Introduction to Business and Management

Legal Method

Choose 1 module from this list

Choose one from: 

  • Global Business Communications
  • The Entrepreneur
  • Communication Skills for Lawyers
  • Foundations of Marketing

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Business Strategy for Competitive Advantage

Company Law for Sustainability

Developing Professional Practice in Business and Law

Employment Law

Organisational Behaviour and Management

Tort Law for Business

Optional modules

Choose 1 module from this list

Choose one from: 

  • Independent Study
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to People Management
  • International Business Law

Choose 1 module from this list

Choose one from: 

  • EU Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Understanding Criminal Justice

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Optional modules

Optional Work Placement Year (includes a Placement Search and Preparation module in your second year)

Year 4

Compulsory modules

Business, Governance and Human Rights

Commercial Law

Interdisciplinary Case Study Analysis

Optional modules

Choose 2 modules from this list

Choose two from : 

  • Independent Study
  • Business Ethics
  • Perspectives on International Management
  • Business at the Cutting Edge
  • Contemporary Legal Issues in Business

Choose 2 modules from this list

Choose 2 from : 

  • Equality Law
  • Computer Law and Intellectual Property
  • International Trade Law
  • Crime and Society

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

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Learning and teaching

Business and Law is a challenging but rewarding course. Teaching on this course originates from the practices employed in both the School of Law and the Business School. The teaching and learning methods on this course will incorporate tasks for a variety of learning styles. These include:

  • lectures, seminars and workshops
  • individual presentations
  • supervised independent learning
  • court visit
  • reflective learning
  • skills sessions
  • work with a wide range of practical resources, including online learning resources and legal
  • databases
  • multiple choice questions.

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

We use a variety of assessment methods on this course. These include:

  • reports and essays
  • presentations
  • exams
  • multiple choice questions.

After you graduate


Career prospects

Students on this programme can progress to a range of careers in business or not- for-profit organisations, and will be able to demonstrate an understanding of key legal principles and practice. Employers across a range of industries place considerable value on the problem-solving and adaptability competencies that students on interdisciplinary programmes tend to develop, as a direct result of their experience learning across two disciplines.

Throughout this course, there is a strong emphasis on the links we have with industry. For instance, students will complete modules which will host a variety of guest speakers. Previous guest speakers have come from businesses such as BMW, Samsung and Glaxo Smith Kline.

You will have the opportunity to attend careers events hosted by both the School of Law and the Business School.

Recent employers of Business School graduates include Caterpillar, Disney, Harley Davidson and IBM.

Free language courses


Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.