Business and Law

BA (Hons)

Study level
3-9 years
Study location
BA (Hons) Business and Law

Course Overview

In a competitive business world, knowledge of legal systems is guaranteed to give you the edge. Ready to launch your career as a forward-thinking professional who is confident at decision-making? Then this business and law degree is an excellent choice for you.

Not only can a business and law course help you to develop a broad understanding of business activity, but it will also give you all the academic tools needed to gain an understanding of the values, principles and rules of English law - and the importance and influence this has on a business. With knowledge and skills like this under your belt, you’ll have the ability to excel in any demanding business environment. 

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Arden courses are designed so that you can study additional programmes alongside them. Find out more about how you can study an additional industry certified course alongside your studies.

The modules studied in this business and law degree will give you a competitive advantage in an exciting and challenging industry. Throughout your business and law course, you’ll be immersed in a wide range of legal concepts, principles and rules. You’ll also investigate and work with a range of case studies to expand and apply your knowledge of business and law in real-life settings.


You have 3-9 years to complete this course, meaning that you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. However, many of our students complete their business and law course within 3-6 years.

Level 4

  • Effective Interdisciplinary Study
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • English Legal System
  • Law of Contract
  • Principles of Marketing
  • People in Organisations

Level 5

  • Research Ethics in Action
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Law of Tort 1 – Tort of Negligence
  • Law of Tort 2 – Land and Other Torts
  • European Union Law
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Level 6

  • Company Law
  • Employment Law
  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • International Management
  • Research Planning & Project

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


Our BA (Hons) Business and Law degree has standard entry requirements. To be able to study this course, we need to see that you have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent

We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this business and law degree.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.

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Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

Before getting started with your business and law course, it’s always nice to know the faces of who you’ll be learning from. The School of Law and Criminology is made up of multi-disciplinary team of lecturers, who bring a wealth of academic experience with them. The use of an evidence-based approach provides students with the opportunity to develop skills that can be applied to the workplace. 

Perhaps you have a strong idea of where you want to go with your business and law degree, or perhaps you're willing to try anything. So, don’t worry if you’re still weighing up your options! We aim to prepare you with a range of advanced skills that employers from a variety of organisations will value, in the hope that you’ll eventually feel confident enough to make a decision about where your future lies. 

What can a business and law degree do for me?

Studying a business with law degree opens up a world of opportunity for your future - in ways you might not even expect! By mastering a range of transferable skills, your career options will go far beyond the general business and law sector. These skills include:

  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem solving 
  • Analysis and evaluation of data
  • Independent learning
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Knowledge of the English legal system
  • Appreciation of organisational behaviour and structures

What can I do after Arden University?

A business and law degree will help to launch your future as a smart, forward-thinking professional, so after graduating you’ll be spoilt for choice on which career path to go for. Some of your career options could include: 

  • Business and commerce
  • Court Services
  • Banking and Finance
  • Local and Central Government
  • Police and Prison services
  • Contract Management
  • Procurement

Your next step into the professional world

Studying with Arden is all about getting career-ready. Alongside your business and law course, you’ll also have access to several extra online resources for professional development. You can use these to explore a specialist area of interest and to enhance your CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are exclusively there to help you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies. 

Looking to study your business and law course online? At Arden University, we make it simple to achieve your degree, regardless of any other commitments you may have. Our online learning model fits around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for you.


I wanted to study with Arden because it was the only option I found that truly suited my needs and what I was looking for in a university. The affordable cost of the course, and the fact that I could transfer my credits from previous studies really made Arden stand out.

Imran Ali Khalifa
Imran Ali Khalifa
LLB (Hons) with Qualifying Status – Distance Learning
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Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.