• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Law affects every aspect of human life, from the air we breathe to our relationships with each other and the state.

Every organisation will encounter legal issues in the day-to-day running of their business, from contracts, employment, property, acquisitions and mergers to media, sales and marketing.

Legal advice is needed at all stages, from setting up a company to dissolving it.  Employers need graduates who are commercially aware and have a deep understanding of business law.

The law industry is dynamic, competitive and changes in line with social needs.  A law degree provides you with diverse career paths and a skillset to succeed in almost any career.

Learn how law relates to business and develop the skills and insight required by employers in a competitive global economy. Create a course that works for you with modules spanning company, employment, finance and intellectual property law.

Career

Law students are valuable to employers because of the broad skillset you gain from studying this subject.

You could pursue a legal career as solicitor, barrister, legal adviser, legal executive or paralegal, but you can also go into HR, finance, teaching, charity work and the public sector.

Our graduates of this Commercial Law (with Foundation Year) (Hons) at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have secured roles with law firms such as Osbourne Clarke, Burgess Salmon and Clarke Wilmott as well as barristers' chambers. A number of graduates establish careers within the banking and finance sector. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applicants can make a 'late' UCAS application up until 30 June, and at UWE Bristol, we continue to accept applications to a course until it’s full.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      Four years full-time; five years sandwich
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations for Law
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Torts

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:

          80

          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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        • Minimum required score:

          6

          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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        • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

          169

          C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

          Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

        Academic Requirements

        Pathway Courses

        Some international students may need additional education in order to qualify for a degree. In conjunction with its partner organisation, Kaplan International Pathways, the University of West England, Bristol offers a number of entry route options for students, including undergraduate and postgraduate pathway courses.

        A pathway course offers complete preparation for university-level study, and is taken at the UWE Bristol’s International College. Upon successful completion of their course at the required level, students planning to progress are guaranteed a place on their chosen degree.

        • Tariff points: 48
        • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
        • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of one A-Level.
        • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          13000 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Bristol

        • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

        Funding

        The funding that you are eligible for depends on your fee status, the type of programme you are studying and when you start your UWE Bristol studies. 

        Please note: To be considered for a scholarship, you must hold an offer to study at the University and fulfil certain eligibility. The scholarship availability, amount and eligibility will depend on the country and/or region that you come from.

        For the best chance of being considered for a scholarship, we recommend that you apply early for the course that you are interested in studying.

        StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

        The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

        Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.