This degree builds on the industry-recognised HNC/D programmes. All first year entrants will start on the HNC, with the exception of Inverness College UHI students who will commence on degree year 1 (CertHE). At all other campuses you will access the degree through an HN route where first year is the HNC. Applicants already holding a relevant HNC qualification can apply for direct entry to the second year. This programme is a high quality, broad-based qualification which provides the fundamental knowledge and skills required for the contemporary business environment. In this ambiguous global economy this programme will enable students to not only consider business holistically, but also undertake complex problem solving - comprehending the interconnectedness of decision making; and effectively communicating those decisions to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. In years one and two, a programme of core modules is followed to ensure that a solid foundation is laid down. In years three and four you can choose to study for a generic degree in business and management or you can focus on one particular aspect such as human resource management, finance, marketing, enterprise, digital communication or tourism. This will allow you to exit at the end of the fourth year with a themed award, for example: Business Management with Human Resource Management.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
You may be able to progress directly to year 2 with an HNC Business, HNC Administration and IT, or HNC Technologies in Business. You may be able to progress directly to year 3 with an HND Business, HND Administration and IT, or HND Technologies in Business.
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.