BA (Hons) Business and Law with Foundation Year

The BA (Hons) Business and Law with Foundation Year programme is designed for students who have an interest in Law and wish to understand its operation in a business environment.


Our LLB and Business with Foundation Year course is delivered by an industry leading faculty of expert tutors and academics from a broad mix of disciplines and industries in the field of law and business. The course offers flexible study options allowing you to choose which style of learning works best for you. We are pleased to offer all students the opportunity to learn about RCL’s unique Personal, Leadership and Growth programme: Thinking into Character. Designed to help you understand, manage and lead yourself effectively to achieve success in all areas of your professional career.

Why should I study the BA (Hons) Business and Law with Foundation Year degree?

An LLB Law with Business degree is an ideal programme for students who have an interest in Law and wish to understand its operation and role in the business environment. The degree focusses on practical (as well as theoretical) teaching. This in turn, allows you to develop the analytical and critical skills essential for formulating legal arguments.

You will also study a range of specialist subjects that are specific to your career aspirations, whilst developing all important transferable skills required for any legal workplace. These include; fact management, decision making, research and independent learning; and be equipped with the ability to apply these skills in a wide variety of legal situations.


Foundation Year

  • Personal Learning Competencies (Core)
  • Taking a Professional Approach (Core)
  • Rights and Responsibilities I (Core)
  • Rights and Responsibilities II (Core)
  • Thinking Critically, Creatively and Ethically (Core)
  • Individual Study (Core)
  • Thinking into Character (Core)

Year 1

  • English legal System (Core)
  • Financial Management (Core)
  • Managing People (Core)
  • Practical Legal Skills (Core)
  • Introduction to Management (Core)
  • Criminal Law (Optional)
  • Contemporary marketing practice (Optional)

Year 2

  • Tort Law (Core)
  • Contract Law (Core)
  • Tort Law 2 (Intellectual Property and Media Law) (Core)
  • Contract Law 2 (Consumer and Commercial Law) (Core)
  • EU Law (Core)
  • Marketing Strategy and Implementation (Optional)
  • Corporate Finance (Optional)

Year 3

  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (Core)
  • Extended Essay in Law (Core)
  • Employment Law (Core)
  • Company Law (Core)
  • Social Enterprise (Optional)
  • Property Law 2 (Equity and Trusts) (Optional)
  • Family Law (Optional)
  • Insurance law (Optional)
  • Law of International Trade (Optional)
  • Jurisprudence (Optional)

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements:

  • 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Maths grade C/4 and English grade C/4
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) for any applicants whose first language is not English.

 Non-standard applicant requirements:

Access qualifications:

  • 45 credits on your Access Course
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) for any applicants whose first language is not English.

Alternative assessment:

For mature students (those over 21 years old), or those requiring an alternative kind of assessment:

  • You must take part in an academic interview to demonstrate your non-academic achievements, such as work experience.
  • IELTS score of 5.0 (no grade below 4.5)

How to Apply

Each of our courses has different entry requirements and a different admission process. We encourage you to look at our course pages and the How to apply section for detailed information.

From choosing your desired course, writing your statement, and submitting the application, you can count on our friendly Recruitment Team for help and guidance at every step of the way. Get in touch to make an initial appointment to discuss your situation.


September 2022

January 2023

April 2023

June 2023


Weekday / Weekend /Evening Classes


4 years


£9,250 per year (Home fee)


RQF Level 3-6


Course work and written exam plus Formative Assessment (FAS)

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