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Welcome to The Institute of Business, Law and Society

We welcome community minded students interested in pursuing careers in business, communications, criminology and sociology, law, marketing, media, politics and sports journalism. Interested students will be joining a globally and locally facing, friendly, inter-disciplinary community which places the dignity of the whole human person centre stage in all we do - teaching, research and knowledge exchange.

Students are taught in high quality specialist teaching facilities by expert staff, who are either research focused, specialised practitioners or acknowledged experts in their field. Please take a look at the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes we offer, as well as our staff profiles and Twitter account to find out more.

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Bruce Rigal
Director of the Institute of Business, Law and Society

Our degree programmes

We offer (and continue to develop) a portfolio of research-informed undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that are attractive to students. They will develop key transferable skills and experience real life situations that will equip them to contribute to a modern global business environment.

Our research

Business research at St Mary's is very diverse and cross disciplinary. Staff research spans most areas of business such as marketing, finance, strategy, human resources, entrepreneurship, business ethics and globalisation.  

Research in Law concentrates on areas such as the business ethics, legal education and the historical impact of female lawyers. Staff have published high profile books and articles on these subjects.

Find out more about our research...


School of Business and Society Launch

Law School Launch