Law and Management
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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
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:
- 5 written exams, typically for 1.5 hours
- 5 written assignments, including essays
- 1 oral assessment
- 10 class tests
- 6 written exams, typically for 1.5 hours
- 5 written assignments, including essays
- 5 class tests
- 5 written exams
- 7 written assignments, including essays
- 1 oral assessment
- Open book quiz
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
SQA Higher: ABBB
GCE A Level: BBC
Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H2H3
IB Diploma: 29
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.
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:
* 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.
For Academic Year 2018/2019
- £1,820 per academic year
Rest of UK Students
- £5,000 per academic year
- £12,360 per academic year
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase.
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- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and living costs
Scholarships and Financial Awards
You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award
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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UCAS Code: M990
We’ve got a few options for applying to our undergraduate courses for UK, EU and international applicants.
Applicants for first year entry will apply to other universities as well as to RGU through a single online Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) application.
Applicants from non-EU countries can apply direct to the University with our PDF form.
RGU accepts applications through the Common Application for those liable to pay international tuition fees.