Business and Law BA (Hons)
Law affects all of our lives and a knowledge of law increases our understanding of business, politics, society and the world in whichwe live. A degree combining Law with Business offers a valuable opportunity to understand the legal structure governing all aspects of our lives today, whilst gaining key business knowledge and skills that provide a valuable foundation for future careers.
This programme combines the study of Business and Law, andincludes topics such as Business, Management and Marketing alongside a range of Law topics such as Contract, International and Commercial Law. A background in these areas could open doors to a varied and interesting range of careers.
This degree is suitable for individuals aiming for a career in business and management, but who also wish to have a thorough understanding of the legal regulations within which businesses and industry must operate. It may also be suitable for individuals aiming for careers in management within the legal sector, where a thorough background in both law and business is highly valued.
This is not a qualifying law degree (QLD). Individuals wishing to become solicitors or barristers should apply instead for one of Bangor’s professionally-recognised LLB degrees, all of which enjoy QLD status. You may also be interested in other types of law degree offered by Bangor Law School.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- You will study within multidisciplinary Schools that employ specialists across a broad range of Business and Law subjects.
- The degree addresses the British, European and global dimensions of the legal world.
- Welsh students may undertake tutorials in Welsh in all Law modules where tutorials are offered as part of the curriculum.
- We have a dedicated and well resourced Law Library.
- Our students take part in national competitions such as the IBM Business Challenge.
- We arrange a varied programme of guest lectures. Recent speakers have included the Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, the Chief Operating Officer of No. 10 & 11 Downing Street, and the Head of IT Security at HSBC.
- Bangor Law School has a very active mooting (mock trial) scene and now benefits from a dedicated replica court room on campus.
- The award-wining Students’ Law Society arranges a range of both social and academic related activities and events.
Key Facts from UniStats
You will spend up to 15 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. In each Law module you will have 2 hours of lectures and a one hour tutorial every fortnight. In Business modules, you will attend weekly lectures. There is a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations. You will complete assignments such as preparing business case studies, writing essays and completing problem-solving exercises.
I am very proud of my faculty! The teaching staff are great and are true experts in their field and beyond!Artem Grigoriev
English Law and French Law LLB
What will you study on this course?
- Legal Skills (double)
- Contract Law (double)
- Public Law (double)
- Introduction to Business and Management*
- Introduction to Marketing*
- CORE Economics*
- Management and Financial Accounting (double)*
- Principles of Organisation and Management
- Principles of Marketing*
- Corporate Governance and Regulation
- Business Information Systems*
- Optional modules in Business
- Strategic Management
- Human Resource Management
- Entrepreneurship, Capital and the Firm*
- Business Planning
- Optional modules in Business and Law
A Welsh medium version of this module is also available.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Business and Law Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
Many graduates pursue careers in the areas of management, marketing, human resource management, retail management, business management, trade and export.
Employability and the School of Law
Studying at Bangor Law School is about so much more than learning: it is also about preparing for employment. We are focussed on helping students to improve their career prospects by developing the skills that are in demand by employers and facilitating opportunities to gain crucial work experience.
Through our continuous work in developing contacts with legal practitioners across the UK, we have developed a programme of work placements with a number of law firms and corporations. Our contacts in the legal sector have also been instrumental in developing the annual Law Fair, during which students are able to network with a range of local employers. These activities are complemented by regular careers talks from guest speakers.
Through the support of legal practitioners in the local area we have also been able to conduct specialist module workshops recently, which allow students to discuss and debate issues they have encountered in class with experienced professionals.
Bangor Students' Law Society
The award-winning Bangor Students' Law Society organises a calendar of events intended to complement what is learnt in lectures and to expand students' career prospects. These include the annual Moot Court competitions (in which teams of students take part in simulated court proceedings) and the opportunity to obtain the BPP Certificate in Commercial Awareness.
Together, the Law School and the Society provide a dynamic learning environment that accelerates students' development and prepares them for life after graduation, be it in the legal profession, further study or another industry altogether.
Innocence Project and Street Law
The Innocence Project and Street Law see students applying their legal education to real-life situations and to make a difference, whether that may be through overturning a wrongful conviction or distributing legal knowledge amongst local communities and schools. These activities are an impressive addition to any CV and help to nurture all-important analytical, communication, presentation and teamwork skills.
Both School and Society work continuously to develop links with the legal industry to ensure that all available opportunities are to the utmost benefit of Bangor University Law School's students and graduates.
Employability and the Bangor Business School
As a multidisciplinary School spanning everything from Accounting and Finance to Business and Management, Bangor Business School offers a variety of programmes to meet any career aspiration. If you are undecided on your career path, the flexibility of our programmes enables you to try out different modules and subject areas to work out what appeals to your personal tastes and ambitions.
Extensive links with industry
Our staff have extensive links with industry, being at the top of their fields for research, widely published in books and leading journals and even conducting high level consultancy work for leading organisations such as the World Bank and the UK Treasury. This means that no matter what you go on to after graduating, you will leave Bangor with a degree that is current, relevant and in sync with the latest developments in the business and financial industries.
Examples of the employment found by some of our recent graduates include:
Executive Support Co-ordinator
Senior Marketing Manager
Associate in Audit
Junior Account Manager
HR Admin Assistant
Retail Banking Trade Sector Adviser
Senior Manager (Portfolio Management)
HM Inspector of Taxes
Alumni Relations and Fund Raising Officer
Trainee Financial Manager
Head of Global Corporates
Bangor Business Society
Working closely with academic staff, Bangor Business Society aims to facilitate learning experiences for students from all years to build on what is learnt in the classroom and to enhance their CVs. It also arranges visits to graduate fairs, which are an invaluable opportunity to meet and network with prospective employers.
Find out more about Bangor Business Society at the Serendipity Fair during Welcome Week.
Undergraduate Internship Scheme
Bangor University’s Undergraduate Internship Scheme provides opportunities for undergraduate students to gain paid, graduate level work experience in the University's Academic Schools and Service Departments. The nature of the roles can vary from marketing, web design and student engagement projects, to research project support, field work or data management.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions. Developing your personal skills and enhancing your employability while at university is becoming increasingly important in today’s job market.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA) and Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)
The Bangor Employability Award enables students to build on their transferable skills through the recognition of activities they become involved in during their university life. Students can gain points towards the award through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, attending workshops or actively participating in the Students’ Union’s clubs and societies.
The HEAR is a final graduation report that all undergraduates receive. The report itemises all academic achievements and additional extra and co-curricular achievements. Academic achievements appear on the report automatically and students are able to note their eligible activities by using the online platform ‘My Employability Hub’. This ensures that future employers are made aware of the additional skills the student has gained outside of the curriculum.
The Award is open to everyone and taking part in the scheme can make a major difference to your performance in the graduate job market.
Bangor University runs undergraduate and postgraduate internship schemes twice a year, which allow students to work in a professional environment while learning relevant skills and earning money.
Internships offer valuable experience in a professional workplace and there are a range of internships you can get involved in.
Not only is volunteering worthwhile – it also improves your employability and widens your experience.
The Students’ Union has a dedicated Student Volunteering Office (SVB) which currently contributes a total of 600 hours each week, promoting a close relationship between the university and the local community. Find out more on the Student Volunteering pages of the Bangor Student’s Union website.
TARGETconnect - Working while you StudyThe Skills and Employability Service offers support to students searching for employment during and after their studies.
- Graduate jobs – Local, National and International
- Full-time, part time, permanent and temporary jobs
- Work experience / internships
- Voluntary opportunities
TARGETconnect advertises the following opportunities:
For 2020 entry:
GCSE: Maths grade C/4 required. Typical offeris based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g:
- A Levels
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
- International Baccalaureate Diploma, Access: Pass
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended, Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
International school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted, subject to minimum English Language requirements): www.bangor.ac.uk/intreqs.
We also welcome applications from mature applicants.
*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.
Prospective students should be aware that if they wish to practice as a solicitor or barrister following their university studies, they would need to meet the requirements of the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board to become qualified. This would include meeting requirements in relation to criminal offences and behaviour. Prospective students with a criminal conviction are advised to contact the relevant professional body for advice.
For 2019 entry:
- 120-104 tariff points from a level 3* qualification – all subjects accepted. GCSE Maths at C grade (or equivalent) is essential. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
- We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.5)
- If you have relevant prior qualifications, you may be eligible for direct entry to Year 2.
General University entry requirements
We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com
We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.
Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.
EU and International students' entry requirements
For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.
Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.
Home/EU students and International UCAS applicants
E-mail for General Admissions: email@example.com or write to:
Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717
International students (non-UCAS applicants)
Email to International Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to
Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028
- Full time: £9,000 per year
- Part time: £750 per 10 credits
When coming to University, you will have two main costs, Tuition Fees and Living Costs.
There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:
- If you choose to study abroad or take the International Experience Year as part of your course.
- If you attend your Graduation Ceremony, there will be a cost for gown hire (£25-£75) and cost for guest tickets (£12 each).
Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:
- Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
- Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
- Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.
Necessarily Incurred Costs
For each module, students may be required to purchase compulsory text(s), which typically will cost between £20-50.
Management: Planning and Control (ASB2414): There is an optional field-trip to Norwich City Football Club, with an estimated cost of £90 (for travel, food and accommodation).
Britain and the EU (ASB3500): There is the opportunity to participate on an optional field trip. Typical costs (subject to exchange rate fluctuations) vary between £450-550 which covers hotel accommodation; airport transfers; inter-country coach travel between Belgium, Luxembourg, and France; and return airfares to and from Europe, as well as UK airport transfers. Student cover their own meals.
Corporate Social Responsibility (ASB3509): There is an optional field-trip to Burnley Football Club, with an estimated cost of £60 (for travel, food and accommodation).
Please note: These costs are estimates based on the previous year’s figure and are subject to change.
How to apply through UCASApply online via UCAS
UCAS stands for Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. All university applications are processed through UCAS and then passed on to the universities listed.
Students may apply for a maximum of five courses. For Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary courses students are only allowed to apply for four courses.
The application form is found on the UCAS website, under ‘Apply’.
The early closing date is October 15 for all Oxbridge, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary students. The main closing date for all applications is January 15.
Your Personal Statement
Writing your Personal Statement is the part of the application form that requires most work. You are only allowed 47 lines or 500–550 words to explain why you wish to study the course and the skills you have that are essential for university study.
To write a successful personal statement for your UCAS application you must have a good understanding about the course and its content. Remember that you write only one personal statement for your five choices. Make sure that the courses are similar, if not the same, and make sure that you do not mention a specific course or university.
Read our advice on how to draft a winning personal statement or watch our video guide.
After you’ve applied
You should keep an eye on your application on UCAS ‘Track’. Offers from universities will appear on track and you will be able to accept or decline offers.
You can only reply when you have received all your decisions. The types of reply you can make are firm acceptance and insurance acceptance. Usually students reply in early May.
If you are an international student, our International Student pages offer further information on applying.
As an international student applying to study one of our undergraduate programmes you can:
- apply via UCAS,
- or apply direct to Bangor through our online direct application system
- or apply with the help of one of our recruitment agents
We receive around 350 exchange students every year from all over the world. 45% of these students come from Europe and the remainder from as far as Singapore, South Korea and Australia.
The University’s International Exchanges Office is responsible for welcoming these students.
Confused about your next steps?
Take a look at our Going to University website for information and advice on getting ready for university.
Why study at the Bangor Law School
- Our overall student satisfaction rating of 91% (NSS 2019) reflects our commitment to support, guidance and pastoral care.
- The School’s active mooting programme enables law students to develop all-important advocacy skills. Our students have had success in mooting competitions at national, European and international levels, and in 2014, we opened a £25,000 replica courtroom on campus.
- Our class sizes are considerably smaller than those of many other UK law school, giving lecturers the opportunity to get to know students on a first-name basis.
- We have a dedicated Law library managed by a professional law librarian.
- Our international body of staff is made up of experts in fields including International Law, Intellectual Property Law, European Law, Procurement Law, Competition Law, Finance Law and Devolved Government.
- As graduates of many of the world’s leading universities, they have substantial experience at professional and academic level and are widely published in leading journals.
- This expertise is reflected in the teaching, through which students develop a thorough understanding of contemporary legal systems and issues with a worldwide perspective
- Every Bangor LLB is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) and is recognised by the Law Society, the Bar Council of England and Wales, and the Law Society of Ireland for professional purposes. This means that Bangor LLB graduates will have completed the academic stage of training for the legal professions in England, Wales and Ireland.
- Our three-year LLB in Law and our four-year LLB degree schemes combining Law with a European language (French, German, Italian or Spanish) are recognised by the Bar Council of India for professional purposes, provided that they are taken in accordance with the terms of the Bar Council of India recognition criteria (further information).
- As all Bangor LLB degrees have QLD status, graduates may enter directly onto the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become solicitors or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to become barristers.
- Bangor LLB degree holders are eligible to take the Law Society of Ireland entrance exams: FE-Is.
- The degrees address the British, European and International dimensions of the contemporary legal environment and development.
- We have a dedicated degree scheme in Law with English as a second language for students from overseas whose first language is not English.
- Welsh students may undertake tutorials in all of the foundation subjects in either English or Welsh, opt for an LLB in Law with Welsh, and undertake a few modules taught entirely through the medium of Welsh.
Why study at Bangor Business School?
- We’re ranked amongst the top 25% business schools in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014).
- Our top researchers teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Students are therefore taught by academic staff who are pushing back the frontiers of research and who will share in lectures their latest findings.
- The school enjoys an international reputation for research in Accounting, Banking, Finance, Financial Economics and Econometrics.
- Major text books and articles published in top academic journals have been written by our staff. See our individual staff pages for further details.
- Our staff have conducted major project and consultancy work for a range of organisations, e.g. the World Bank, the European Commission, the UK Treasury.
- Bangor Business School is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 institutions in the world for research in the field of Banking (RePEc). (September 2018)
- With support funding from the European Union, local government and the Welsh Assembly Government, we opened a world-class £14 million Management Centre, which delivers high quality management and professional training for North Wales and furtherafield.
- Our alumni have held senior positions in public and private organisations worldwide, from Deutsche Bank to No. 10 Downing Street.
- We were the first UK university to offer an MBA in Banking and Finance.
Studying at Bangor
Rated Gold for teaching
We have been awarded a Gold rating, the highest rating possible, for the standarad of our teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.
A top 10 university
The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities (excluding specialist institutions) for student satisfaction. This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.
Enjoy a university experience that’s amongst the best in the UK
Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies, a new international experience programme and employability award scheme.
Award-winning clubs and societies!
Our clubs and societies have been named the best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019.
Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea - has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.
Bangor is the most affordable place in the UK to be a student (TotalMoney 2019).
Investment in facilities
Benefit from continued investment in facilities and services – with Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Halls of Residence, and improved sports facilities amongst recent developments.
Guaranteed accommodation in award-winning halls of residence
We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply within the deadline and hold Bangor as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation has been named the best in the UK at the 2018 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.
- English Law and French Law LLB (4 years)
- Law LLB (Hons) (3 years)
- Law (2-Year Degree Scheme) LLB (Hons) (2 years)
- Law with Accounting and Finance LLB (Hons) (3 years)
- Law with Business Studies LLB (Hons) (3 years)
- Law with Chinese (International Experience) LLB (Hons) (4 years)
- Law with Creative Media Writing LLB (Hons) (3 years)
- Law with Criminology LLB (Hons) (3 years)
- Law with French (European Experience) LLB (Hons) (4 years)
- Law with German (European Experience) LLB (Hons) (4 years)
- Law with History LLB (Hons) (3 years)
- Law with Italian (European Experience) LLB (4 years)
- Law with Media Studies LLB (Hons) (3 years)
- Law with Philosophy and Religion LLB (Hons) (3 years)
- Law with Politics LLB (3 years)
- Law with Social Policy LLB (Hons) (3 years)
- Law with Spanish (European Experience) LLB (Hons) (4 years)
- Y Gyfraith gyda’r Gymraeg (Law with Welsh) LLB (Hons) (3 years)