Why study Law and Business Studies at Warwick?
- This degree is delivered by Warwick Law School, one of the UK's most prestigious law schools, and Warwick Business School (WBS), a globally renowned business school.
- Warwick School of Law is one of the leading law schools in the world, ranked in the top 100 globally in the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016 and renowned for its high-quality teaching and research.
- We pioneered – and continue to apply – a unique approach to the study of law: one that is contextual, comparative and international. Our approach provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to become solicitors or barristers, examining the impact of economic, cultural and political change on the law, as well as exploring the critical role the law can play in improving social and economic conditions in modern societies.
- WBS was ranked first in the UK for Acounting and Finance and second for Business, Management and Marketing in the Guardian University Guide 2016.
- The school's 35,000+ graduates provide an active alumni network which offers valuable career and networking opportunities. The WBS LinkedIn Group is the largest online business school community in Europe, a place for all alumni, staff and students to share ideas and interact. Their new £30 million extension brings all undergraduate and postgraduate students together in one vibrant, integrated hub.
Professor Paul Raffield
School of Law
3nd year undergraduate
Why study at Warwick?
A view from our academics
Dr Louise Gracia
Warwick Business School
What will I learn?
This joint degree will give you an advanced understanding of the business world, alongside a solid grounding in legal studies. It is delivered by Warwick Law School, one of the UK’s most prestigious law schools, and Warwick Business School (WBS), a globally renowned business school.
In addition to subject-specific content, you will also explore the overlap between the two disciplines, for example in the areas of business organisation, finance and market regulation. The course provides a solid foundation for a career in either discipline, along with advanced writing, communication, research and presentation skills. You may opt for a three-year degree or you can take a wider range of Law and Business modules over four years. In order to obtain a qualifying law degree, you must choose the four-year course, but you do not need to make this decision until the spring term of your second year, allowing you flexibility to explore where your academic interests and career aspirations lie.
In your first three years, you will study a range of core modules from both Schools. Core modules include Markets, Marketing and Strategy, Modern English Legal System, an integrated Business Planning project, and a jointly taught International Business Environment module. You can also choose from a variety of options from within Business and Law. If you choose the four-year course, you may take four or five full Law and/or Business modules in any combination.
How will I learn?
Each module usually has two lectures per week, plus regular seminars which offer opportunities for legal problem solving and discussion of ethical or policy issues relating to the law. Staff also have regular office hours in which you can discuss issues outside the seminar setting. We employ a range of innovative teaching methods, such as performance based learning, reflective journals and dramatised dissertations.
Our contextual approach to law means that we ask for consistent work and for your full commitment throughout the course. In return, we will give you all the support and advice needed to help you realise your full potential.
How will I be assessed?
We offer a variety of assessment methods, with emphasis placed on continuing assessment through class tests, essays and other formative and summative written work. You can also choose to weight your degree towards either examinations or essays.
Can I study abroad?
All students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.
A level A Level AAB plus GCSE Mathematics grade A.
International Baccalaureate 36 points overall.
Other Qualifications We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and
applicants with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with Distinction grades in Level 3 units and grade A in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent. Substantial study of Law is highly recommended.
Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
General Studies/Critical Thinking General Studies/Critical Thinking – normally excluded from offers.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
Departmental Open Days Applicants offered conditional or unconditional places will be invited to attend a Departmental Open Day, normally held on a Wednesday in late February, mid-March and early May. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules could I study?
First year core modules in Law may include Introduction to the Law of Property Relations; Criminal Law; The Modern English Legal System; Introduction to Legal Theory; Tort Law; Introduction to Law and Humanities and Second year core modules may include General Principles of Constitutional & Admin Law and Contract Law.
Examples of elective modules may include International Law; French Law; German Law; Social Theory of Law; Introduction to Competition Law; Comparative Criminal Justice; Human Rights in Practice; Foundations of European Law; Law and Policies of the European Union; Origins, Images and Cultures of English Law; Law of Labour Relations; Law of Business Organisations; Comparative Human Rights; Medicine and the Law; Gender and the Law; Shakespeare and the Law; Conflict of Laws in a Commercial Context; Child Law and Global Intellectual Property Law & Policy, to name a few.
* This is not an exhaustive list and the modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please visit the department website for more detailed information.
Recent graduate destinations include:
Trainee Solicitor, Allen & Overy; Analyst, Goldman Sachs; Management Consultant, Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Westminster City Council, Cabinet Officer; Royal Bank of Scotland, Finance Graduate.
A level: AAB plus A in GCSE Maths
IB: 36 points overall
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
3 or 4 years full time
(30 weeks per academic year)
School of Law
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs you should contact the department administering the course.
This information is applicable for 2017 entry.