Business with Law

Entry Year: 2019

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
NM11
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
9,250
International fees
16,200
Funding information
Business with Law
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Overview

Broaden your academic and professional horizons with a thorough understanding of how law affects and operates within business.

Our BSc Business with Law is designed to give you a solid foundation in business and management while also giving you an essential grasp on law’s place and function in the modern corporate world.

This joint honours degree programme offers a combination of modules from both the School of Business and Management and the School of Law, giving you the opportunity to study the legal aspects of business that interest you most – such as corporate responsibility, intellectual property, contract law and management of human resources.

You will graduate with multidisciplinary business insight and versatile perspectives that will prove invaluable for the next step in your professional career or postgraduate studies.

Structure

Year 1

  • Business and Society
  • Contemporary Issues in Law and Business
  • Contemporary Legal Issues in Business Management
  • Contract Law
  • Economics for Business and Society
  • Fundamentals of Management Studies and Skills
  • Introduction to Management Accounting

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Tort Law

Choose six from

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Corporations and Social Responsibility
  • Creative Industries
  • Entrepreneurial Learning
  • Ethics and Business
  • Evidence-Based Management
  • Financial Institutions
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business Finance
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Microeconomics for Managers
  • Occupational Psychology
  • Operations Management
  • Persuasive Strategies in Marketing
  • Professional and Academic Development
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Technologies in the Workplace

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

You must choose four law modules and up to four business modules from the below list.

Choose up to eight from

  • Business Computing
  • Business Incubators and Start-ups
  • Business to Business and Relationship Marketing
  • Chinese Law and Institutions
  • Company Law
  • Company Valuation
  • Competition Law
  • Corporate Insolvency Law
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Dissertation
  • Employment Relations
  • Evidence-Based Management Critically Appraised Topic Project
  • Financial Management
  • Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution Context
  • Gender at Work
  • Global Supply Chains
  • Health Law
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual Property – Industrial Property
  • Intellectual Property- Copyright and Related Rights
  • International Business
  • Labour Law: Contract Law, Dismissal Rights and Workplace Justice
  • Law and Globalisation: Companies, International Trade and Human Rights
  • Macroeconomic Modelling and Policy
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Managing Diversity
  • Managing Knowledge Based Organisations
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Organisational Change and Development
  • Revenue Law
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Social Networks
  • Social Reporting and Accountability

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

It may also be possible to choose modules from other departments across Queen Mary to complement your studies, with guidance from your academic adviser.

Teaching and Facilities

Teaching and learning

Teaching and research are based on three pillars: governance; social justice and sustainability; and the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

You'll receive approximately two hours of weekly contact time per module, comprising lectures led by academic staff and smaller seminar groups.

For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further two to three hours of independent study. You'll have access to well-designed resources for this self-directed study, and we will pair you with an academic adviser to support your progress at all stages of your degree.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June. 

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • a purpose-built media suite designed to support student entrepreneurship
  • a dedicated Internships Coordinator for work experience opportunities and applications
  • a free four-day leadership development course for third year students, providing practical leadership training outside the classroom
  • an alumni network that can connect you to fellow Queen Mary graduates worldwide.

Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 4 in Standard Level Mathematics.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Business with Law gain crucial skills that are highly valuable to employers – analytical and critical thinking, creative approaches to problem solving, numeracy and confidence in interpreting and applying business data, and the ability to allocate resources and undertake projects.

Some apply their degree knowledge directly, entering roles such as business analyst or marketing and sales manager, while others transfer skills gained during study into areas such as media, law or finance.

Recent graduates from the School of Business and Management have been hired by:

  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • JP Morgan & Co
  • KPMG
  • Standard & Poor’s
  • Unilever.

Career support

The School of Business and Management has a dedicated Employer Engagement and Internships Coordinator, and we run a tailored careers programme for students. In previous years this has included business-specific workshops, alumni panel events, office visits to Bloomberg, work placements and internships.

Our careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the Schools

School of Business and Management

We teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.

Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.

Our Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.

School of Law - Department of Law

The School of Law at Queen Mary is ranked first in London and third in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018, behind only Oxford and Cambridge.

Our academics are some of the UK’s top legal minds and have expertise advising high profile international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and foreign governments.

The School is home to the Legal Advice Centre (LAC), through which our students work alongside solicitors to offer free legal advice to the local community.

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Why Queen Mary?

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

5th in the UK

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

Russell Group

Member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities

Global top 50

Global top 50

English, drama, and law ranked in the global top 50 (QS Subject rankings 2018)