A fascinating subject, providing a detailed insight into the role of law in modern business practice.

Why study Business Law?

The Business Law programme is a combined honours degree designed for students who do not necessarily want to become lawyers but who have an interest in law and want to develop a detailed understanding of its operation in the business environment.

Commerce and finance is complex and increasingly businesses need people with specialist knowledge to guide them through the legal issues that they encounter in their everyday decision making. Within this context, the programme aims to ensure that through a diverse curriculum, you gain a core understanding of the key legal areas that affect business, with the opportunity to tailor your degree to your individual career aspirations.

An appreciation of legal issues is central to a wide variety of business related careers. Your degree will develop the legal skills and knowledge demanded by employers in both public and private sectors and will provide a sound basis from which to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Why St Mary's?

Business Law is a small, friendly programme in which supporting students as individuals is emphasised and a focus is put on developing key employability skills.

The degree has a wide range of optional modules, including work placements and is assessed by a diverse variety of assessment methods.

The Business Law degree has an experienced teaching team, which includes both former practitioners and research active academics.

A Student View

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"My lecturers are friendly, supportive and good at what they do. They realise that going to university can be daunting and are always there to help. The course offers something that many other university courses could not, the chance to go into a work place without adding an extra year of study.

I have particularly enjoyed studying contract law which was interesting because I quickly realised how important and significant contracts are in all areas of business."


Business Law NSS results 2015

Joint Honours Business Law with Business Management scored 100% for Overall Satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey.


The combination was also rated 100% for Teaching Satisfaction and Organisation and Management, as well as 97% for Personal Development and 93% for Academic Support.