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Law and Management

BA (Hons)
BA (Hons) Law and Management

The Law and Management course from Robert Gordon University equips you with a sound understanding of law as well as key business management skills and knowledge. The high level of flexibility within the course, particularly at Honours level, allows you to shape your degree to specialise in the areas you develop an interest in.

As well as studying core law subjects, you will also study management perspectives and principles, gain an understanding of economic concepts and learn effective people management skills. Practical experience is developed through oral presentations, group work, research, and legal debating also known as mooting.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in internal, national and international mooting competitions across the world and benefit from our on-campus Moot Court.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Full Time

Start Date


Course Length

4 years

Year 1

In Year 1 you will gain an understanding of the sources and nature of legal rules and institutions, as well as an overview of the managerial and economic systems relevant to Business. Transferable skills such as analytical and presentation skills will also be taught.

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 have the option to choose a specific area of Management for focused study.

Year 3

You will build on the fundamental Legal and Management concepts learnt in Years 1 and 2 and continue to gain specialised knowledge. You have the opportunity to undertake a placement to gain practical experience and build on your employability skills. An optional legal route is available for you after successful completion of Year 3 if you would like to access the LLB.

Year 4

In your final year you can specialise further in either law, or management, or a combination of both. 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.  

The grade that you achieve in each module in your final year determines your Honours classification.



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 and module disclaimer for more information.

Detailed module information

Learning Methods

On this course, you will study four modules each Term with each modules involving around three hours of class teaching per week.  Each module differs, but 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.

Your course resources will be available on CampusMoodle, 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.

Activity Summary

  • Lectures - 40 students per group, 6 hours per week
  • Tutorial - 18 students per group, 3 hours per week
  • Practical class or workshop - 30 hours per term
  • Independent Study - 47 hours per week 

How long is a Law and Management course?

The BA (Hons) Law and Management course can be successfully completed in 4 years.

Independent Study

In Year 4, you will undertake a 12,000 word Dissertation which accounts for two modules.  The remaining six modules are optional thus you can tailor your degree to a chosen career pathway in either Law or Management.

Staff Delivering on This Course

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.

The majority of teaching staff on this course are engaged in research activity of the same subject. In addition, many of our staff have professional Legal and Management experience meaning that the course is taught with a highly practical edge.

Staff on this course could also include guest lecturers, industry experts, librarians and Postgraduate Research students.


Assessment methods will vary according to module choices.

Typically students are assessed each year:

Year 1

  • 5 written exams, typically for 1.5 hours
  • 5 written assignments, including essays
  • 1 oral assessment
  • 10 class tests

Year 2

  • 6 written exams, typically for 1.5 hours
  • 5 written assignments, including essays
  • 5 class tests

Year 3

  • 5 written exams
  • 7 written assignments, including essays
  • 1 oral assessment
  • Open book quiz

Year 4

  • 4 written exams
  • 8 written assignments, including essays
  • 1 dissertation


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 Inclusion 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.

Online Learning & Support

All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on campus or by online learning, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

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

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.



In the summer between Years 3 and 4, you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through a paid 12 week (on average) placement with a small, medium-sized or multinational organisation situated locally, nationally or internationally.

Past placements include Northlink Ferries, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership, and Scottish Courts & Tribunal Service.

Placements are highly regarded by employers as preparation for employment and are an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience, apply theoretical principles to real-life situations and establish links with potential employers.

Placements are arranged through the Placement Office. Where no external placement is secured students will undertake an internal University placement.

Study Abroad

In Year 3 of the course you will have the opportunity to spend a 12-week term abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe or at our partner university in the US. Previous students have studied in Italy, The Netherlands and Denmark.

Job Prospects

Is Law and Management a good career choice?

Previous BA Law and Management graduates of Robert Gordon University have gone on to pursue the following careers:

  • Qualified conveyancer
  • Executory practitioner
  • Technical Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Logistics Executive

Graduates secure positions working within oil and gas companies, banks and businesses, the civil service, corporate consultancy firms and the police. This course can also be a pathway to working in the legal profession as you can gain advanced entry into the Law LLB course at RGU after successful completion of Year 3.

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


What is needed for a BA (Hons) Law and Management degree?

Standard Entry Requirements

  • SQA Higher: ABBB
  • GCE A Level: BBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H2H3
  • IB Diploma: 29

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for widening access applicants are:

  • SQA Higher: BBB/BBCC

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.

Advanced Entry

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

English Language Requirements

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:

Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.

Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact for further information.


The BA (Hons) Law and Management degree has the following tuition fees:

For Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Scottish Students: £1,820 per academic year
  • EU Students: £5,000 per academic year
  • Rest of UK Students: £5,000 per academic year
  • International Students: £14,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2020/2021

  • Scottish/EU Students: £1,820 per academic year
  • Rest of UK Students: £5,000 per academic year
  • International Students: £14,000 per academic year

Additional Costs

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

Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident 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 and Financial Awards

You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:

Widening Access Accommodation and Welcome Pack Offer

If you are applying to RGU for September 2021 and meet widening access criteria, you may qualify for free accommodation in your first year of study, along with our welcome pack to support your transition to university. Find out if you are eligible:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


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