Business Studies (Placement Year) at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

Why this course? Start your successful career in business with us. In your first year, you will gain knowledge and skills in business fundamentals; marketing, digital business, and finance, as well as gaining insights into your own personal effectiveness and emotional intelligence. In your second and third years, you can choose from a vast range of specialist business modules to make your course your own. Our diverse mix of specialist modules enables us to offer a choice in assessment methods including presentations, digital artefacts, portfolios and business reports to ensure you are ready for the workplace. Throughout your time with us, you will be supported by our close-knit community of experienced and enthusiastic academics and practitioners, as well as a Personal Academic Tutor who will stay with you throughout your studies to provide help and guidance. Sustainability promise We are proud to ensure sustainability is at the heart of what we teach - all our modules are mapped against the Sustainable Development Goals. We are in the Top 10 for embedding sustainability into our teaching (SDG Teach In Leaderboard, SOS-UK, 2023). Future employment Your business career is supported by our dedicated colleagues in Business Development, Careers, and Placements who will work closely with you to ensure your success. You can optimise your employability through various types/lengths of paid placements and other opportunities to work with the vast range of local SMEs or large national enterprises through our award-nominated Springboard programme. The University of Worcester has excellent employment prospects, being 2nd in the country (excluding specialist institutions) for sustained employment, further study or both, 5 years after graduation (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes Survey, 2023). Added benefits:

  • Opportunities to win funding to start your own business through our renowned BOSS Competition
  • Experience international cultures through options to work and study abroad
  • Dual accreditation with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Accreditation In addition to your degree, you will be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership. During your studies, you will benefit from Associate Membership to the CMI (free of charge), inclusive of an interactive induction session and access to the CMI's digital library, resources, and employability skills audit. Why University of Worcester? Worcester is a safe, historic, and vibrant city. Ideally located near Birmingham, Coventry, Cheltenham and the beautiful Malvern Hills, and less than an hour away from the historic Cotswolds towns and villages, Worcester provides easy access to employment opportunities and enriching student experiences. The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all:
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2019 and 2020
  • Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Winner of Achieving Equality Through Diversity and Inclusion (Purpose Coalition Breaking Down Barriers Award) in 2024
Come and see us at an Open Day, to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. Explore the campus, meet our lecturers and talk to current students. Book your place at Modules and assessment methods To find out more about the modules you'll study and our approach to assessment, teaching and contact time, please scroll down and select 'Visit our course page'.


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Assessment method

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at

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Business Studies (Placement Year) at University of Worcester - UCAS