University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University

FdSc Business Management

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Course summary

We have consulted widely with prospective employers on the content and design of this completely revised programme to ensure that the skills students are learning are industry-standard. The foundation degree is designed for students to develop as versatile learners. The first year of the course provides students with a grounding in a variety of business disciplines, which underpin later learning. In year two, students have a choice of optional modules, providing the opportunity to tailor their course with specialist knowledge. After completion of the FdSc Business Management, students have the option of completing a further year study of either the BSc (Hons) Business Management, BSc (Hons) Business Management with Human Resource Management, BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing or BSc (Hons) Business Management with Responsible Business. Teaching staff have strong professional profiles, and our close partnerships with local businesses allow us to draw on their expertise and resources for both input and assessment. Assessments are designed to prepare the learner for the real business world. Case studies will be used for the learner to apply higher level intellectual skills in their analysis and problem solving. In some modules a group presentation made in the form of a pitch to senior management will form the assessment. Students will be encouraged to be active learners whose knowledge and understanding is gained through a positive relationship with academic staff, who will act as mentors, rather than ‘lecturers’. The involvement of industry specialists will also be crucial, and again they will not be seen purely as ‘guest lecturers’, but as part of the university community. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


You must take modules worth 120 credits at each level of the course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Year one for full-time students (Level 4) Academic and Business Skills (15 credits) Insight into Economics (15 credits) Global Business Context (30 credits) Accounting and Finance Fundamentals (15 credits) Insight into Marketing (15 credits) People, Planet and Profits (15 credits) Human Resources in Context (15 credits) Final year for full-time students (Level 5) Research and Employability Skills (15 credits) International Trade Dynamics (15 credits) Management and Leadership Today (30 credits) Project Management Fundamentals (15 credits) Project Preparation (15 credits) Data Interpretation for Managers (15 credits) Plus 15 credits of optional modules dependant on pathway If it is unviable to run an optional module due to student demand, an alternative module will be offered. A typical 15 credit module is 150 hours includes 36 hours of tutor led delivery and 114 hours of recommended independent study. A typical 30 credit module is 300 hours includes 72 hours of tutor led delivery and 228 hours of recommended independent study. A full-time student should expect to undertake 30 additional hours per week during term-time.

Assessment method

Throughout the duration of your course you will be assessed by the following methods: Year one for full-time students (Level 4) 75% Coursework 10% Written Exams 15% Practical Exams Final year for full-time students (Level 5) 80% Coursework 20% Practical Exams We will provide, by the beginning of the first week of each semester, a current module guide with all the information you need for each module, including details of assessment tasks, the deadlines for these tasks, the required format and any relevant guidance. Formative assessment opportunities are written into all module plans to provide students with on-going feedback. End of semester assessments will have formative opportunities in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester. In addition revision sessions will be held in week 12. When a student has achieved 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 they become eligible for a foundation. The award classification is determined by calculating the credit weighted arithmetic mean of the module results for all modules at level 5.The following classifications are determined by the above calculation: 70%+ Distinction 60-69% Merit 40-59% Pass 0-39% Fail A Business Management student who has achieved 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 has three options. They may choose to accept their foundation degree, with the classification calculated as described above, and cease their studies. Alternatively they may choose to apply for the level 6 BSc (Hons) Business Management course as a new student in order to achieve a second qualification based solely on their level 6 credits. A third option allows students to decline conferment of their FdA qualification and continue as an existing student so that both level 5 and level 6 credits are used in the calculation of their BSc (Hons) award. Guidance will be provided to students making this decision.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to recruit International Students due to changes with the UK Border Agency.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will require IELTS score of 6.0 (with 5.5 minimum in each skill) or an equivalent English Language qualification.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
FdSc Business Management at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS