St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

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.St Mary's provides a nourishing and nurturing environment for History students. There's a wide breadth of choice across the programme and dedicated academic staff are keen to ensure that you achieve your very best. Our curriculum is designed on the principle of research'led teaching: you will be taught by historians who are experts in their fields. The University is on the doorstep of all of the employment opportunities that London offers. Our history graduates have gone into a variety of careers, including teaching, recruitment and business. Recent graduates have also moved on to do postgraduate work at top universities in the UK and abroad. We have an excellent environment in which to study history: there are lots of historic houses in the area, including Strawberry Hill House, which is attached to the University. We are 20 minutes away from The National Archives and 40 minutes by public transport from The British Library. Our Final Year students have easy access to some of the best resources in the country in order to research and write their dissertation projects. Our collaboration with the National Archives at postgraduate level is an important element of our commitment to Public History.

Course Modules

Business Law Level 1: Students are introduced to the nature of law and of legal systems and to a principal area of the business law curriculum, contract law; in legal systems and method students consider the key aspects of the English, European and United States legal systems, the types of law and how laws are made; how disputes are resolved and the operation of the respective court systems; we will also consider the role of legal personnel; students also develop a practical knowledge and understanding of the skills required to achieve success in the programme, known as legal method; students gain a detailed understanding of the law of contract, including formation, contract terms, misrepresentation, mistake and breach; this will provide a platform for the development of subsequent subject specialisation; modules include: Core; legal systems and method; contract law. Level 2: In the second year students study the core discipline of company law and corporate governance and will use legal case studies in order to develop the key skills of analysis and fact management; the key issues of company law are reviewed from initial incorporation through to management of the corporate body; the issue of governance will be analysed, as well as the impact of the law on securities regulation; during the second year students choose from a range of specialist option modules, according to their own academic interests and potential career aspirations; currently, option modules include European law, students are equipped with a thorough knowledge of the European legal framework relating to the free movement of goods, workers and capital, as well as exploring the implications of EU competition and social policy; modules include: tort law, which considers 'civil wrongs' examples being, negligence, product liability, occupiers' liability, nuisance and defamation; consumer and commercial law, which explores the nature of sale of goods contracts from price through to payment, delivery and ownership; intellectual property law reviews the nature of patent, trade mark and copyright protection across a range of commercial scenarios; students have an opportunity of considering legal skills, which cover the key areas of advising, interviewing, negotiating and advocacy, or research methods, equipping students with the skills necessary to carry out effective research in the field of legal studies; all business law students are strongly encouraged to complete a work placement during the second year of the programme; modules include: core; company law and corporate governance; options; European law; tort law; consumer and commercial law; intellectual property law; workplace learning 1: experience and employment; legal skills. Level 3: In the final year students study employment law; they are able to enhance their specialist knowledge through studying a range of dedicated modules including law of international trade, banking law, insurance law, European and international labour law and Shari'a law; students also have the opportunity to undertake a piece of legal research, which will be presented in the form of a dissertation; students are able to deepen their exposure to the field of employment, through the completion of an extended work placement in your final year; modules include: core; employment law; dissertation; law of international trade; insurance law; banking law; European and international labour law; Shari'a law; the programme is going through a re'validation process and modules are therefore subject to some change. History Level 1: Society and politics in Tudor England; North America 1763'1900; the Indian ocean world; war and society in Europe; 20th century Britain; renaissance and reformation. Level 2: Art and power; 'Jim Crow' America; the hundred years war; explorers and voyagers; popular music: cultures and societies; women in America; the European city; film and cinema history; a European field'trip. Level 3: The reign of Elizabeth I; renaissance Venice; Ottoman empire; corsairs, converts and captives; the reign of Henry VIII; Britain and the second world war: memory, history, culture; sixties Britain; the middle east; American politics and culture in the 1960s; civil rights in America; Eastern Europe since 1945; 15 credit dissertation; 30 credit dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
1 - 4 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher BBBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

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£4,410 - £5,783
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,000
Typical cost of private accommodation