BA (Hons) Commercial Law

Course Details

The BA (Hons) Commercial Law equips students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental doctrines and principles that underpin the legal systems and beyond. Law is an interesting and intellectually challenging discipline and the students need to be able to think about law in terms of its effect both on society generally and individuals within it. Increasingly, the transnational dimension of the legal study has become more important, across a wide range of legal areas, both private and public. Studying law on an undergraduate degree programme provides the opportunity to develop strong theoretical understanding of the subject and development of transferable practical skills.
The BA (Hon) Commercial Law course at WIUT offers students the chance of a rewarding educational experience in itself that would enable graduates to be employed in a range of careers. It is also a Qualifying Uzbek Law Degree (QULD) and therefore serves as a pathway to a future legal career. WIUT graduates are working as in-house lawyers in national and multinational corporations; as legal associates and qualified advocates at law firms; and in many other private and public entities, including Government agencies.
The course also provides an opportunity to study a wide range of options covering diverse areas of law that are closely linked to staff research and professional interests. These options together with core modules form a coherent stream throughout the three years. The members of the academic staff delivering these modules have years of academic and practice experience in the areas of their interest and considered as leading experts in Uzbekistan and the region. In addition, the Course enables the students to add work placement experience dimension to their studies through Legal Practice module at Level 5. The students may choose this option and do work placement in any law related area.
During the Course, the students will develop a wide range of skills and develop their intellectual ability through critical evaluation of legal materials. They work in partnership with their lectures to develop an inquisitive approach to study. Career development skills are explicitly recognised and Westminster International University in Tashkent – Programme Specification promoted and the overall aim of the Commercial Law course is to promote a stimulating, enjoyable and supportive learning environment.

Aims of the course
The course BA (Hons) Commercial Law is designed to provide students with a university education in law, which will:
  • enable acquisition of knowledge and understanding of legal principles in commercial law and their appropriate application;
  • develop personal competencies required for legal practice and other professional activities;
  • encourage an enquiring, logical and critical approach to legal analysis, and an enthusiasm for learning;
  • develop legal research skills and implement research strategy during programme and legal practice;
  • promote practical skills of processing information, identifying, formulating and solving problems;
  • enable strong awareness of contemporary legal tendencies in the development of commercial law;
  • develop an attitude of self-reflection and engagement in independent learning.
 

Course structure

This section shows the core and option modules available as part of the course and their credit value. Full-time Undergraduate students study 120 credits per year. The course structure is validated by the University of Westminster every 5 years, but the structure can change by adapting to feedback from a variety of sources.

Credit Level 4
Module code
Module title
Status
UK credit
ECTS
Sems
4LLAW018C
Public Law
Core
20
10
1
4LLAW020C
Contract Law
Core
20
10
1
 
Legal Skills
Core
20
10
1
4LLAW021C
Tort Law
Core
20
10
2
 
Civil Law
Core
20
10
2
Plus One Option or One Elective
4LLAW019C
Criminal Law
Option
20
10
2
4LLAW022C
Mooting and Advocacy
Option
20
10
2
 4LLAW023C 
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Option
20
10
2
 
Any module from the WIUT module catalogue
Elective
20
10
2
Award of Certificate of Higher Education available

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the BA (Hons) Commercial Law have been set in order to select potential students who have proven academic ability to undertake a UK Undergraduate degree course.

The admissions policy aims to attract and recruit motivated applicants across the full range of possible access routes. Students may have a background in any academic discipline. The overriding principle upon which admission decisions are based is that applicants should be likely to benefit from and succeed on the course.

General Requirements
Applicants should satisfy at a minimum one of the following requirements:
  • Successful completion of an appropriate International Foundation course; or
  • Successful completion of the first year of an appropriate degree course in a recognised Uzbek or similar university; or
  • Two GCE A level passes (in any subject excluding mother tongue), plus three GCSE passes at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics; or NC/ND or HNC/HND. (The range of academic disciplines studied is not hereby restricted, but certain vocational courses such as City and Guilds would not satisfy the admissions requirements.); or
  • An Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ); or
  • Any other equivalent qualification normally accepted as entry requirements (e.g. International Baccalaureate, etc.).
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Course Leader

Kholida Sabirova is a Course Leader for Commercial Law. She is responsible for ensuring quality of course delivery, development of curriculum design, and enrichment of student experience.
Kholida completed both Bachelor's and Master's programs at Westminster International University in Tashkent. She is specializing in Corporate Governance, International Trade Law, Project Finance: Public-Private Partnership, and International Investment Law, working as a legal specialist in various commercial projects.