Taught course

Business Law

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

The usual requirements is one of the following: A degree in Law A degree incorporating law elements or a joint honours incorporating law A comparable professional qualification

Months of entry


Course content

Northumbria has an enviable reputation for its practical, innovative postgraduate programmes, which are accessible to a wide range of professionals.

Understanding how the law operates within the commercial context is essential for any successful business whether it be a small enterprise providing local services to a multinational company trading throughout the world. The impact of increased legislation in the fields of employment law and environmental law, the complex rules governing intellectual property rights and the rules governing international trade finance law are just some of the challenges facing a business today.

In recognition of these demands the Law School has developed a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Law, designed specifically to meet the needs of members of the business community who are interested in developing their understanding of the law that affects their business activity.

In order to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Law students are required to satisfactorily complete three modules, including the Legal Research module. Students can select the other two modules depending on their specific needs. All of the modules are taught from a practical point of view enabling students to understand the law in context and to apply it to real-life situations

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
9 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)191 227 4453