The BA Law & Management (Hons) course is the only degree in Scotland that offers the unique blend of the two disciplines.

Law Degree LLM

Dually taught from both Management and Legal professionals, the course covers a breadth of material looking beyond Business Law and outlining Human Rights, Property and Dialect. 

This course is suitable for those of you who are interested in learning about Law but are not interested in training to become a Solicitor. An optional legal route is available for you if you would like to access the LLB at a later stage.

A 12-16 week placement opportunity is available in the Year 3, allowing you to put your academic knowledge into practice. Past students have been placed in the NHS, Sherriff Court, shadowing Solicitors and undertaking HR roles.

Graduates of this course have gone on to work on a range of fields including Procurement, Contracting, HR, Recruitment and Children’s Hearings. 

Award

BA (Hons)

UCAS Code

M990

Course Dates

September

Course Length

4 years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic School

The Law School

Overview

Year 1

In Year 1, you will gain an understanding of the sources and nature of legal rules and institutions and an overview of the managerial and economic systems relevant to Business.  Essential skills will also be taught which are highly sought by employers.

Year 2

This year develops concepts introduced in Year 1 and provides specialised knowledge of Private and Public Law subjects and areas of Management of particular relevance to businesses.  You will be have the option to choose an area of Management for study.

Year 3

You will build on the fundamental Legal and Management concepts and continue to gain specialised knowledge in Year 3.  You also have the opportunity to undertake a placement to build on employable skills.

Year 4

The final year provides you with the opportunity to undertake a range of Legal and Management modules. Relevant to career aspirations, the modules will develop your understanding of Law and Management and also help you to prepare a Dissertation on a specialist topic through independent study and research.  


Modules

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information.

Full-time

Year 1 -- Semester 1
  • Business Perspectives
  • Legal Systems, Skills and Ethics
    Semester 2
  • Introductory Economics
  • People Management
  • Constitutional Law
  • Property Law
  • Year 2 -- Semester 1
    Route A - Route A: For students continuing from stage 1.
  • Law Of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • The Financial Environment
  • Globalisation
    Route B - For students who enter the course in stage 2.
  • Law Of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Legal Systems, Skills and Ethics
    Choose 1 option module from the following group:
    Students who choose BS1201 the Financial Environment are not entitled to undertake BS1225 Marketing or BS1249 Governing the UK. Students transferring from an FE College must choose the Legal Methods option.

  • The Financial Environment
  • Marketing
  • Work and Organisational Behaviour
  • European Union
    Semester 2
  • Human Rights
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Law
    Choose 1 option module from the following group:
  • Governing The UK
  • Business Economics
  • Year 3 -- Semester 1
    Route A - is for Advanced Entrant students from FE Colleges. They study BS2164 Delict and BS1330 Legal Systems, Skills and Ethics. Students must choose one of the two management optional modules (not Family Law at this stage).
  • Delict
  • Legal Systems, Skills and Ethics
  • Ethics and the Consumer
    Route B - Students undertake BS2164 Delict and BS3351 Fundamentals of Employment Law and two of the optional modules. Students must only choose Family Law if they are applying for the LLB.
  • Delict
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • Ethics and the Consumer
    Route C - Study Abroad route: not for Advanced Entrants. Student can only undertake this module once.
  • Studying Law Abroad 1
  • Studying Law Abroad 2
  • Studying Law Abroad 3
  • Studying Law Abroad 4
    Choose 1 option module from the following group:
    Continuing Students must undertake the two managment modules. They should only opt for Family Law if they are applying for the LLB course.

  • Ethics and the Consumer
  • Family Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Semester 2
    Route A - Continuing students may opt for four taught modules with or without the additional Placement. The four modules must include Property Rights in Land and Entrepreneurship in the Legal Sector.
  • Property Rights in Land
  • Entrepreneurship In The Legal Sector
  • Placement
  • Legal Theory
    Route B - Advanced Entrant students may opt for four taught modules with or without the additional Placement. The four modules must include Company Law and Entrepreneurship in the Legal Sector.
  • Company Law
  • Entrepreneurship In The Legal Sector
  • Placement
  • Legal Theory
    Route C - Study Abroad route: not for Advanced Entrants. Student can only undertake this module once.
  • Studying Law Abroad 1
  • Studying Law Abroad 2
  • Studying Law Abroad 3
  • Studying Law Abroad 4
    Choose 1 option module from the following group:
    Students must only choose BS2162 Legal Theory if they wish to transfer into the LLB.

  • Legal Theory
  • Practical Legal Skills
    Choose 1 option module from the following group:
    Choose one option from the three

  • Placement
  • Managing In Changing Organisations
  • Managing Projects
    Year 4 -- Semester 1
  • Dissertation
    Choose 3 option modules from the following group:
    Students must choose a minimum of 2 management and a minimum of 2 law modules at SCQF 10.

  • European Union Law
  • Family Law
  • Succession
  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • Managing Projects
  • Health and Safety Management Fundamentals
  • Business Strategy
  • Roman Law
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Issues In Construction
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Environmental Law
  • International Organisations
  • Corporate Ethics
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Public International Law
  • Labour Market Economics
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Comparative Company Law
    Semester 2
  • Dissertation
    Choose 3 option modules from the following group:
    Students must choose a minimum of 2 management and a minimum of 2 law modules at SCQF 10.

  • Property Rights in Land
  • Taxation Law
  • UK Oil And Gas Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Business Creativity
  • Child Care Law
  • Judicial Review and Public Administration
  • Consumer Law and Policy
  • Media Law
  • Leadership
  • International Marketing
  • E-Business
  • Criminology
  • International Trade Law
  • Medical Ethics
  • Information Technology Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Legal Ethics And Professional Responsibility
  • Private International Law
  • Selected Issues in Employment Law
  • You will study four modules each Semester and each module involves around three hours of class teaching per week.  While this differs from module to module, most have two hours of lectures delivered to the whole class, plus a further one hour tutorial taught to a small group of about 18 students. The grade that you achieve in each module in your final year determines your Honours classification.

    Your course resources will be available on Campus Moodle, an innovative online teaching and learning environment which will enhance your learning experience and will keep you up-to-date with coursework and assignments on-the-go.

    Year 4 activity summary

    Lectures

    • Approximately 40 students per group
    • Six hours per week

    Tutorials

    • Approximately 40 students per group
    • Three hours per week

    Independent study summary

    You will undertake a Dissertation in Year 4 which accounts for two modules.  The remaining 6 modules are optional thus you can tailor your degree to a chosen career pathway. The modules will be assessed via a variety of assessment methods including coursework, presentations and exams. 

    Staff delivering this course

    Some of our teaching staff have professional Legal and Management experience meaning that subject areas are taught with a highly practical edge.

    In addition, almost all our staff teach in subjects in which they are already engaged in research activity.

    All our academic staff are encouraged to work towards a Higher Education Academy Fellowship.  This is a professional recognition of an individuals practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning.

    Staff on this course could also include: visiting lecturers, Librarians and Postgraduate Research students.

    Facilities

    • Moot Court
    • University Library
    • Student Support Services

    Feedback

    We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of hand-in for all written exams, coursework and practical exams.

    Academic Support

    The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

    Study Skills Support

    The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

    • Academic Writing
    • Study Skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
    • Maths And Statistics
    • English Language
    • Information Technology Support

    More on Study Skills

    SQA Higher: BBBB

    GCE A Level: BCC

    Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H3H3

    IB Diploma: 28

    Alternative Qualifications: We welcome applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications. Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

    Applicants from Partner Colleges: A relevant HND from one of our partner colleges will be considered for entry into Year 3. Find out more about Degree Link.

    Advanced Entry: All other applicants who are interested in applying for advanced entry will be considered on an individual basis.

    English Language

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

    We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

    English Language requirements

    * All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

    12 week (on average) placements are available on this course.

    You are strongly encouraged to opt to undertake a placement as your fourth Semester 2 module in Year 3. Placements will start at the end of Semester 2 in Year 3 and continue through the summer months and will finish shortly before the commencement of your Honours Year. Placements are arranged through the Placement Office and opportunities can arise locally and outside Aberdeen in the Private and the Public sector. Past employers have included Rolls Wood Group, Petrofac, Grampian Police and NHS Grampian.

    Where no external placement is secured students will undertake an internal School placement.

    If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

    Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

    Scholarships

    For Academic Year 2017/2018

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £12,000 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2016/2017

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £11,400 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2015/2016

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £11,000 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2014/2015

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £10,500 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2013/2014

    Scottish/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £9,900 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2012/2013

    Scottish/EU Students

    Full-time

    • £1,820 per academic year

    Rest of UK Students

    Full-time

    • £5,000 per academic year

    International Students

    • £9,500 per academic year

    For Academic Year 2011/2012

    UK/EU Students

    • £1820 per academic year

    International Students

    • £9,250 per academic year

    Disclaimer

    Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

    For further information see Student Finance pages

     

    Home, EU and Rest of UK applicants to Robert Gordon University must apply online at www.ucas.com/students/apply.

    It is important that you keep track of your application process using the UCAS website, as it will update you on whether you have been offered a place from the University. It is also where you should respond to offers and receive confirmation of your place within your chosen course, rather than contacting the institution in the first instance.

    International fee paying students have the option of applying either via UCAS or direct using our application form.

    Terms and Conditions of Admissions

    The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

    Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

    The course opens a range of opportunities. For example, it can be a pathway to becoming a qualified conveyancer or executry practitioner (you can gain Diplomas in Conveyancing and Executry Services, or Executry Services, as additional qualifications in year 4). Other options include: working within oil companies (locally and overseas), banks and businesses, the civil service, corporate consultancy firms and the police.

    Please note that the BA (Law and Management)(Hons) degree is not a qualifying degree for the purposes of becoming a solicitor in Scotland.

    The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

    Other Fees and Charges

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