Are you looking for a career in business management or the legal profession?
Our Business Management and Law course is a practical, relevant and academically balanced course, developed with employers to meet local and national demand in two of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy.
This four-year course includes an initial full-time Foundation Year and offers an alternative route into university and gaining a degree.
This route is for you if you do not have the necessary qualifications or don’t yet feel ready to begin degree-level study, or are returning to education and would like some support to get up to speed with learning in a university setting.
The Foundation Year in Business will allow you to develop your academic skills and confidence as well as introduce you to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your subsequent years of undergraduate study.
Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Year 1 of our Business Management and Law BA Joint (Hons) degree.
About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll be introduced to the key principles of business operations and management and learn about starting a business and the fundamentals of marketing.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Business Management and Law BA (Hons) degree.
This course builds on our existing successful degrees within Business and Law and brings together the key knowledge, skills and attributes required for success across a range of graduate careers, with a focus on roles requiring knowledge of the application of law in a business context.
Taught by experienced lecturers who have worked at a high level in the business and legal professions, you’ll gain an understanding of the legal and regulatory context in which businesses operate and develop an awareness of law and legal advice within the core business functions.
You’ll study subjects critical for successful business operation, including people management, accounting and audit, as well as areas of law that relate to business management such as contract law, property and land, and torts (an important fundamental area of law). In your final year, you’ll be able to study the areas you find most interesting through a choice of business and law modules.
We place an emphasis on employability and preparing you for life after graduation. We’ll teach you directly applicable skills for the workplace in contracts, regulation and legal principles. Professional work placements are integral to your degree and in your final year you will have the opportunity to work on a business project with an employer, so you’ll graduate with relevant work experience and valuable employer links.
This degree aims to prepare you for graduate roles within business management or the legal profession, including management consultant, human resources manager, quality assurance manager or business lawyer. You’ll also develop transferable skills, such as an ability to focus on detail and logic, that are highly valued by employers across a wide variety of industries.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Gain knowledge and skills in contracts, regulation and legal principles that can be applied directly in the workplace.
- Learn from experienced lecturers who have worked at a high level in business or the legal profession.
- Develop your understanding of the legal and regulatory context in which businesses operate.
Chartered Association of Business Schools
Leeds Trinity University Business School is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.
The association supports its members to maintain world-class standards of teaching and research, and helps to shape policy and create opportunities through dialogue with business and government.
During your Foundation Year, you will study four core modules.
Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence (core)
We'll help you develop core academic skills such as using electronic resources, planning and note-taking, communication skills related to essay and report writing and delivering presentations.
You'll learn to manage your time, prioritise tasks and manage stress, and become more confident in engaging with collaborative learning, debates, discussions and critical reflection.
You’ll study an area of interest related to your chosen degree and work individually on your project.
It could be a written report, a presentation and oral examination, a film or a series of blog posts.
You’ll learn through problem-solving and get formative feedback and support throughout, helping to develop your self-confidence.
Introduction to Business Operations and Management (core)
We'll look at what a business is, the different types of businesses, their objectives and the modern business environment.
We'll draw on case studies and your own personal experiences to make the module as relatable as possible. You'll also be encouraged to raise business topics to discuss in class.
You'll learn about the supply chain from raw materials to consumers, and the logistics of getting the right goods in the right amount to the right place at the right time.
You'll study production and discover the difference between services and manufacturing, the principles of project management and quality control processes.
You'll also learn the principles of human resource management and leadership, as well as teamwork and team building.
Starting a Business and Fundamentals of Marketing (core)
You'll examine the modern business environment and how start-up businesses grow as technology advances.
We'll look at sustainability and the opportunities or limitations small businesses face.
You'll get an overview of how businesses use social media and communications technology to reach an audience.
You'll also develop your own business and marketing plans and concepts in lectures, workshops, coursework and group work.
During your first year, you will study six core modules.
Marketing Fundamentals (core)
You will get a basic introduction to the marketing environment, marketing management, and the role of marketing in the world.
You will look at the impact of a customer-centred approach, marketing research, market analysis, segmentation, targeting and positioning theory and practice.
You will also study marketing mix elements such as product, price, promotion and place, how service and retail marketing works in theory and practice, and the impact of technological developments like e-commerce.
Management and Organisational Behaviour (core)
Exploring the nature and complexity of organisations, you will look at the functional specialisms in management.
You will be encouraged to compare different approaches to management theory, such as Taylorism/Fordism and Human Relations, as groundwork for future studies.
Class-based exercises will take you through topics such as leadership, motivation, group formation, behaviour, change, and the international implications of people management.
Ethics, Society and Employability (core)
You'll be introduced to the learning and teaching approaches at Leeds Trinity University, helping you transition into higher education.
Learning about the social justice mission of Leeds Trinity, you'll consider a range of contemporary social issues, as well as your own personal and academic development.
Throughout the module, you'll engage with ethical topics and perspectives relevant to your course.
The module will help you engage with the wider world in an empathic, ethical and compassionate way.
Operations Management (core)
You will gain a contemporary and comprehensive understanding of operations management and strategy from a global perspective.
Operations management covers the direction, design and management of processes, information, technology and people to ensure the effective and efficient production of products and services.
You will look at quality assurance, continuous improvement methods, and performance management systems underpinned by evidence-based business decision-making.
The English Legal System (core)
Get an introduction to the operation and fundamental principles of the legal system of England and Wales.
You'll learn about the main legal institutions and professionals, sources of law, the criminal and civil justice systems, rules of interpretation, and legal services and their funding.
Discover the issues surrounding the rule of law, practical and ethical implications, social, economic and political contexts, and their impact.
Content covers the Knowledge requirements and some Constitutional Law elements of the Public Law Foundation of Legal Knowledge under the Joint Statement, which is required by the SRA and BSB for a QLD, and the SRA Statement of Legal Knowledge for, "12. Legal system of England and Wales".
Contract Law (core)
Get an introduction to the operation and fundamental principles of the legal system of England and Wales.
Discover the issues surrounding contract law, practical and ethical implications, and evaluate its operation within society.
You'll also appreciate the social, economic and political contexts, underlying policy issues and their impact.
You'll develop a practical ability to analyse cases and apply legal method and legal reasoning.
Content covers the Contract and Restitution elements of the Obligations Foundation of Legal Knowledge under the Joint Statement, required by the SRA and BSB for a QLD. It also covers the SRA Statement of Legal Knowledge for "9. Contract Law".
During your second year, you will study six core modules.
Financial Management (core)
You'll get an introduction to corporate governance, mechanisms for financial management, and corporate financial objectives such as formation, benchmarking and performance.
You'll study ratio analysis, viability assessment, reasons for company failure, capital rationing techniques and more.
You'll also look at the UK and global banking system and discuss sources of finance, venture capital and working capital management.
Business Research (core)
You'll study the key principles of social science research underpinning business, management, economics, marketing methodologies, and accounting and finance.
You'll learn theoretical and empirical investigative methods and qualitative and quantitative methodological techniques. These include systematic literature reviews, surveys, interviews, focus groups and statistical analysis using primary and secondary databases.
Guided through the process of research design, you will write a realistic, small-scale research proposal.
People Management (core)
You'll study the key aspects of theoretical people management and leadership models and how they apply in practice.
You'll develop practical experience in team-working through class-based exercises involving people management.
You'll also reflect on your performance and areas for development.
You'll study the role of people management and the development of human resources, how it can lead to competitive advantage, and discuss case studies relating to contemporary issues in the workplace.
Land Law (core)
Get an understanding of the legal principles and issues of English law of real property.
You'll learn about property legislation, freeholds, mortgages, rights over land, adverse possession, the landlord/tenant relationship and tax considerations.
In your seminars you'll get training and support for transferable skills and you'll apply legal principles to real and hypothetical cases.
You'll also carry out independent tasks and research.
The module covers the Property Law Foundation of Legal Knowledge under the Joint Statement as required by the SRA and BSB for a QLD, and the SRA Statement of Legal Knowledge for "5. Property".
Learn the main legal principles and issues of the English law of Torts.
You'll learn topics including negligence, product liability, nuisance, defamation and defences.
Your seminars will get you to consider how legal principles can be applied to real and hypothetical facts and get you to argue either side of a case.
The module covers the Tort aspects of the Obligations Law Foundation of Legal Knowledge under the Joint Statement as required by the SRA and BSB for a QLD, and the SRA Statement of Legal Knowledge for "6. Torts".
Professional Development and Placement (core)
You'll prepare career and study plans, find out how to search for job opportunities and experience a typical graduate trainee assessment centre recruitment process.
In workshops, you'll analyse your professional development and personality and learn the importance of teamwork and effective interpersonal relationships.
You'll develop graduate-level employability skills through reflective learning and self-directed study.
During your final year, you will study four core modules and will be required to choose two option modules.
Professional Learning Through Work (core)
You'll complete a work-based or alternative professional development project within your work setting.
This will involve negotiating a project that meets the needs of both your employer or placement provider and Leeds Trinity University.
You'll develop and negotiate learning outcomes and assessment modes that allow you to apply theoretical understanding and practical work-based development to a chosen context.
Law Research Report (core)
You'll define a research project of your choice in consultation with an appointed member of staff who will be your supervisor.
You'll formulate a proposal and then complete a dissertation.
Company Law (core)
You'll cover the key principles of corporate law in England and Wales.
Find out about the concept of the company as a separate legal entity before considering limited liability, the corporate veil, a company's constitution, and the roles of directors and shareholders.
You'll be introduced to internal processes and procedures and associated reporting requirements and liaison with Companies House.
You'll be encouraged to think critically about issues such as minority protection, majority rule, and the separation of ownership and control so you can apply these concepts to problem-based scenarios.
Employment Law (core)
You'll learn the main legal principles and issues of employment law.
We'll look at case law and changes in law and policy.
The content is tailored to topics of current interest so we can cover significant contemporary issues relating to employment law.
Business and Management Strategy (optional)
You'll study the inter-related nature of the environment in which businesses exist and the implications for how they work.
You'll learn about the main theoretical strategic planning models, the use and application of financial information relevant to different groups of stakeholders, and the implications and influence of cultural and ethical issues for strategic planning.
You'll also look at effective strategies for organisational competition and growth, how strategy is formulated and implemented, and the implications for the organisation and its stakeholders.
e-Business and e-Marketing (optional)
You'll learn how to analyse and deploy digital strategies and technologies within an organisation in the UK and globally.
Building on traditional business and marketing theories and concepts, you'll get a structured approach to applying modern technologies for management and marketing operations, particularly concerning international business.
You'll cover e-business operations, logistics and supply chains, e-marketing, situation analysis, objective setting, e-marketing strategy and implementation, and control and management of e-marketing.
You'll get an introduction to the fundamentals of leadership and how they relate to professional practice - from small businesses to global enterprises.
You'll take a critical overview of traditional approaches to leadership such as trait, situational and process theories and look at how they differ from new approaches, which separate leadership from authority and management.
You will consider your own leadership journey and potential while engaging with seminal and contemporary writings on leadership and their application.
Financial Reporting (optional)
You'll study advanced financial reporting topics, including the need for a conceptual reporting framework, legal and commercial requirements, faithful representation, regulatory frameworks, and the role of accounting bodies.
You will learn how to prepare and interpret financial statements, including provisions, contingent liabilities and assets, taxation and corporation tax computations.
You'll look at aspects of reporting for multi-entity companies, merger and acquisition, regulatory requirements for reporting financial performance, consolidated financial statements and their limitations, calculation and use of accounting ratios, limitations of interpretation techniques, and variant sector entities.
Corporate Sustainability (optional)
You'll measure environmental, social and economic impacts and performance, including market and non-market impacts and key performance indicators.
We'll examine the business case for sustainability, strategic frameworks for implementing corporate sustainability and environmental compliance.
We'll also analyse corporate sustainability tools, environmental auditing including EMAS, ISO1400 certification and carbon footprinting, social and environmental risk assessment, product life-cycle analysis, eco-labelling and sustainable branding, as well as external sustainability reporting and verification.
Project Management (optional)
You'll explore project management, including tools required for professional planning, implementing projects, evaluating the associated benefits and costs, and managing risk and uncertainty.
You'll address the challenges of project organisation structures and resource scheduling.
You'll develop a project plan, encouraging you to discover the principles of stakeholder/client management and learn how to build effective project teams and leadership skills.
We aim to deliver a realistic baseline of skills expected in the workplace through a nurturing and supportive project-based environment.
Learning and Teaching
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.
Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:
- high quality teaching
- an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
- a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.
We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.
We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:
- Student Involvement and Engagement
- Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
- Digital Literacy and Skills
- Employability and Enterprise
To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.
We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:
- Personalised support
- Expert lecturers
- Strong connections with employers
- An international outlook
- Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development
Your time on campus, learning through in-person teaching, is at the heart of your academic experience and the way we deliver our programmes. This is supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities provided online and through digital teaching materials. This blended approach seeks to ensure a positive learning and teaching student experience.
Your programme of study has been carefully designed around a three-phase model of delivery:
- Preparation: You will be given clear tasks to support you in preparing for live teaching. This could include watching a short-pre-recorded lecture, reading a paper or text chapter or preparing other material for use in class.
- Live: All your live teaching will be designed around active learning, providing you with valuable opportunities to build on preparation tasks, interact with staff and peers, and surface any misunderstandings.
- Post: Follow-up activities will include opportunities for you to check understanding, for staff to receive feedback from you and your peers to inform subsequent sessions, and for you to apply learning to new situations or context.
Preparation, Live and Post teaching and learning and the digital materials used will vary by course, but will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.
For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact email@example.com
Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.
Information about the large range of qualifications we accept, including A-Levels, BTECs and T Levels, can be found on our entry requirements page. If you need additional advice or are taking qualifications that are not covered in the information supplied, please contact our Admissions Office.
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Applications are welcome from mature students with few formal qualifications.
Any previous relevant work experience and learning will be assessed and, where appropriate, we may offer an alternative way to assess suitability to study.
This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.
Fees and finance
UK Home Students:
Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2023/2024.
Part-time tuition fees will be prorated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying.
Depending on government policy, tuition fees may change in future years.
Tuition fees for 2024/25 entry will be set in summer 2023.
Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.
Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.
We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees. These include:
- Books - recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
- Print costs - the University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
How to apply
For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.
On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.
You'll need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.
Although the main UCAS deadline has passed for 2023 entry, you can still apply until 30 June if you haven’t applied yet or haven’t used all five choices on UCAS. After this date, all applications will go through Clearing.
Alternatively, if you’ve used all your five choices, but received no offers or declined your offers, you may be eligible to add another choice through UCAS Extra. UCAS will send you information on UCAS Extra if you’re eligible.
UCAS Extra opened on Thursday 23 February 2023 and closes on Tuesday 4 July 2023.
Applications are not yet open for courses starting in September 2024. You can register and start your application for 2024 from 16 May 2023, although you cannot submit it until later in the year. The UCAS application deadline for courses starting in September 2024 is 31 January 2024
There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:
- call 0113 283 7123 (Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, or Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm)
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Providing you with the opportunity to develop the professional skills and experience you need to launch your career is at the heart of everything we do at Leeds Trinity University.
Our Business Management and Law degree aims to prepare you for a wide range of professional roles in either sector or for postgraduate study in either academic discipline. The course does not provide specific preparation for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) but offers a basic grounding in law concepts that may be used as a basis for further study for the SQE if you want to train to be a solicitor. Potential career routes for graduates may include financial and business regulation, contract management, employment, people management and business consultancy.
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