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MA in Business Management and Legal Studies (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Masters Degree , Business And Management

Course Description

Business Management and Legal Studies at Aberdeen is a great combination, adding to your solid grounding in business, management and organisations with a deeper focus on the legal framework within which businesses of all sizes operate. You will gain highly developed analytical and academic skills, which will give you a head start in international business and many other career options.

In Business Management, you will gain a wide perspective and thorough grounding in all areas of business, including skills in accountancy and statistics. Your knowledge will be developed in the dynamic, international environment of our Business School where there are 45 nationalities.

You will benefit from small class sizes and teaching is delivered by leading figures in the fields of business practice and theory, corporate finance and organisational change. Your learning will also be supported by dedicated careers advisers.

Our Law school has an outstanding reputation, ranked 12th in the UK out of more than 90 law schools, positioned in the top five for graduate prospects and scoring an impressive 95% for student satisfaction.

Legal Studies fosters important academic qualities including clear, careful and independent thinking and adds value to your business education, for example by educating you about the legal framework within which the world of corporate finance operates.

This subject pairing is the perfect combination to extend your already-bright career opportunities in business, marketing, different areas of the public sector, government service, the police force and much more.

Business Management and Legal Studies at Aberdeen is a great combination, adding to your solid grounding in business, management and organisations with a deeper focus on the legal framework within which businesses of all sizes operate. You will gain highly developed analytical and academic skills, which will give you a head start in international business and many other career...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Academic Writing for Business (AW1003)

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

The Economics of Business and Society (EC1006) - 15 Credit Points

Managing Organizations (MS1009) - 15 Credit Points

Legal System (LS1025) - 15 Credit Points

Accounting and Entrepreneurship (AC1515) - 15 Credit Points

Foundations of Private Law (LS1022) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Plus 30 credit points from the following courses:

Criminal Law (LS1020) - 15 Credit Points

Case Studies on Law in Society (LS1026) - 15 Credit Points

Contract (LS1520) - 15 Credit Points

UK Constitutional Law (LS1537) - 15 Credit Points

Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution (LS1523) - 15 Credit Points

English Criminal Law (LS1527) - 7.5 Credit Points

Introduction to English Legal System (LS1528) - 7.5 Credit Points

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Operations Management (MS2511) - 15 Credit Points

Understanding Statistics (PO2508) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 60 credit points from applicable Legal Studies courses.

NOTE : The 5 credit point course LS 2531 may be taken in addition to the Legal Studies requirements in programme year 2. If this course is chosen the credit load for the year will be 125 credit points, of which 65 credits will be from Legal Studies courses.

  • Year 3

Optional Courses

NOTE: If you intend to take your dissertation in Business Management in level 4 you must take MS 3553 Research Methods for Business in level 3.

Select further credit points from level 3 courses in Business Management to gain a total of 60 credits in the discipline, plus 60 credit points from Legal Studies Honours courses.

Research Methods for Business (MS3553) - 30 Credit Points

  • Year 4

Optional Courses

Choose one of the following:

  • Dissertation in Legal Studies (LX4025) AND Business Strategy (MS4536)
  • Business Management Dissertation (MS4540)

Plus further credit points from Honours course(s) in Business Management and Legal Studies to gain a total of 60 credits in each discipline.

Dissertation (LX4025) - 30 Credit Points

Business Strategy (MS4536) - 30 Credit Points

Business Management Dissertation (MS4540) - 30 Credit Points

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Academic Writing for Business (AW1003) Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) The Economics of Business and Society (EC1006) - 15 Credit Points Managing Organizations (MS1009) - 15 Credit Points Legal System (LS1025) - 15 Credit...

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

 

SQA Highers Standard: AABB Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course.
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course.
  • written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course. Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course. written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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