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 first year of the course provides the student with a grounding in a variety of business disciplines, which underpin later learning. In years two and three the student has a choice of optional modules, providing the opportunity to tailor their degree. In the final year 30 credit Major Project on a topic of the student’s choice allows for further individual specialisation. 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. Case studies will be used for the learner to apply higher level intellectual skills in their analysis and problem solving, and in some cases to justify and reflect upon their business decisions and strategies to a panel of academic and industry “experts” in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style scenario, or a group presentation made in the form of a pitch to senior management. 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.
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) Year two 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 Final year for full-time students (Level 6) Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits) Modern Leadership Concepts (15 credits) Responsible Recruitment and Employment Law (15 credits) Marketing in the Digital Age (15 credits) Leadership for Sustainability (15 credits) Research Skills (15 credits) Applied Strategic Management (15 credits) 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 38 additional hours per week during term-time.
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 Year two for full-time students (Level 5) 80% Coursework 20% Practical Exams Final year for full-time students (Level 6) 85% Coursework 15% 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. A formative assessment workshop is written into all module plans and usually take place in weeks 9 or 10 of the semester. Each course includes a summative feedback session where marked work is returned. Your final degree classification is calculated as an average of your highest 60 credits at Level 5 and all credits at Level 6. 70%+ First 60-69% 2:1 50-59% 2:2 40-49% Third
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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|Campus name||University Centre Peterborough|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Unfortunately, UCP are currently unable to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||72 UCAS points: A-levels BTEC Level 3 National Diploma Cambridge Technicals Level 3 IB Diploma Access to HE Students who do not qualify by any of these qualifications should call 01733 214466 or email [email protected] to discuss equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience. You must have GCSEs English and Mathematics at grade C or above or grade 4 or above. We accept A-level General Studies and AS-levels when combined with other full qualifications.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||5.5 in each element|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8000||Year 1|
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