Law and Management

BA (Hons)

law and management courses
The Law and Management BA (Hons) course 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, in particular 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 develop knowledge of 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
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Full Time
Start Month
September
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

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

On this course, you will study four modules each Semester 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 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.

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 semester
  • Independent Study - 47 hours per week 
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

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
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.

DISABILITY & DYSLEXIA CENTRE

ONLINE LEARNING & SUPPORT

All undergraduate and postgraduate students, whether you are learning on-campus or by online distance 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.

CampusMoodle

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

STUDY SKILLS 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.

University Library

Placements

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.

PLACEMENT OFFICE

Study Abroad

In Year 3 of the course you will have the opportunity to spend a 12-week semester 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.

STUDY ABROAD

Job Prospects

This course will offer you a range of career paths and opportunities such as becoming a qualified conveyancer or executory practitioner, working within oil and gas companies, banks and businesses, the civil service, corporate consultancy firms and the police. It 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.

CAREERS

SQA Higher: ABBB

GCE A Level: BBC

Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H2H3

IB Diploma: 29

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 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:

English Language requirements

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.

Pre-Sessional English Programme at RGU

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

For Academic Year 2018/2019

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,360 per academic year
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £5,000 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,730 per academic year
Additional Costs

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

Other Fees and Charges

Scholarships and Financial Awards

You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

Disclaimer

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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This course proved to be the ideal stepping stone in allowing me to obtain entry into the LLB and the Diploma in Legal Practice programmes, as the course covers a lot of the Law Society recommended subjects. The lecturers are approachable, innovative and pragmatic and are always ready to share their profound wealth of knowledge with you.
ALAINA MORRISON | BA (HONS) LAW AND MANAGEMENT GRADUATE (NOW SOLICITOR WITH WOOD GROUP PLC)

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