Business and Management with Placement Year at Durham University - UCAS

Durham University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business and Management with Placement Year

Course summary

In a rapidly evolving business world, innovation and flexibility are more important than ever. This degree is ideal if you have an interest in the way businesses operate and grow, if you’re naturally inquisitive and have the desire to develop your knowledge through investigation and research. With the BA Business and Management you’ll start to develop your business, investigative and practical skills from day one. From people management to technological advances, marketing to culture and ethics, you’ll quickly build the knowledge to enter the global business sector. The curriculum combines academic theory with knowledge of complex and modern business practice. You’ll learn from expert guest speakers and complete a selection of business-related projects such as developing a business plan for a new start-up. You will spend your third year on placement, a valuable opportunity to gain first-hand industry experience and start building a network of business contacts in preparation for graduation. As well as the placement route you also have the option to complete the degree in three years or spend a year abroad. The curriculum offers plenty of opportunities to tailor your studies as your interests evolve. The first year introduces the key areas of business and management. In subsequent years you will further develop your knowledge and skills in areas such as leadership, strategy, people management, marketing and human resource management.


Year 1 Core modules: The Changing World of Business introduces the context of business. This module covers a wide spectrum such as international economics, global competition, technology, international politics, the cultural context and the legal environment. You will be encouraged to apply these concepts to a range of issues using examples from your own experience. People, Management and Organisations provides a fundamental foundation for the understanding of people, management and organisations within contemporary society. You will study concepts such as diversity management, job satisfaction, leadership, motivation and organisational culture and apply these concepts to a range of issues using examples from your own experience. Foundations of Effective covers the key principles of marketing theory and its application in both commercial and non-commercial sectors. You will study how marketing works in practice looking at areas such as consumer behaviour, market segmentation, marketing strategy, distribution, branding, communications theory, pricing and ethics. Financial Information for Managers introduces financial management and sources of finance. You will develop an understanding of the purpose of a range of financial reports looking at areas such as budget, sources of finance, capital investment and performance analysis. Strategy in Practice takes a theoretical and practical approach to strategic management and the processes of strategy-making. You will be encouraged to think critically about strategy, competition and business development so that you are equipped with knowledge and skills to manage strategy in future employment. Introduction to Leadership introduces basic leadership theories and practices in an organisational context. It examines the roles of personality, power, emotion, gender and culture in the field and addresses some of the practices that might result in leadership failure.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed via a combination of examinations, written assignments and reports, investigative projects and presentations. The range of assessment methods is designed to assess your knowledge and understanding of the material, test your critical thinking skills, enhance your written and oral communication skills, and assess your ability to relate your learning to real-world issues.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Durham has a long and proud history of welcoming students from countries across the globe.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our contextual offer for this programme is A level BBB/ABC (or equivalent). Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics, or B in Core Maths if Maths not taken as an A level is essential. To find out if you’re eligible, please visit:

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English language requirements

Durham University welcomes applications from all students irrespective of background. We encourage the recruitment of academically well-qualified and highly motivated students, who are non-native speakers of English, whose full potential can be realised with a limited amount of English Language training either prior to entry or through pre-sessional and/or in-sessional courses. It is the normal expectation that candidates for admission should be able to demonstrate satisfactory English proficiency before the start of a programme of study, whether via the submission of an appropriate English language qualification or by attendance on an appropriate pre-sessional course. Acceptable evidence and levels required can be viewed by following the link provided.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £27600* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27600* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The tuition fees for 2025/26 academic year have not yet been finalised, they will be displayed here once approved. The tuition fees shown for home students are for one complete academic year of full-time study and are set according to the academic year of entry. Fees for subsequent years of your course may rise in line with an inflationary uplift as determined by the government. The tuition fees shown for overseas and EU students are for one complete academic year of full-time study, are set according to the academic year of entry, and remain the same throughout the duration of the programme for that cohort (unless otherwise stated). There may also be additional course costs for things like books (if you want to purchase them), field trips etc.

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Business and Management with Placement Year at Durham University - UCAS