Business Administration (with professional placements) University of Bath

Undergraduate

This popular and practical course will prepare you for a variety of business roles. You’ll gain a good grounding in business and develop transferable skills.

Course aims

This highly-ranked and flexible business degree is different from many others. You will complete two six-month placements with separate companies rather than 12 months with one. Experience of two roles will help you decide on your future career direction.

Placements are real jobs and usually paid. The average salary in 2017 was £22,000 and the highest was £47,000.

Placement opportunities may not be guaranteed, but our dedicated Placements Team will liaise with employers, arrange interviews and help you apply.
You’ll also interact with businesses through practical research including the Final Year Project. You will enjoy teaching informed by the latest research and our industry links.

Year 1 covers the core subjects relevant for business. These principles will provide context for

the rest of your course.

From Year 2 onwards you can customise your degree with optional units. These let you explore other areas of interest from a wide range of topics.

In your final year you can apply for our international academic exchange programme. Gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at one of our partner business schools.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    30 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N100
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA - A*AB Compulsory A level subjects
AAA or A*AB in 3 A level subjects.

Desirable A level subjects
Preference for A level subjects that include a combination of mathematics/sciences with arts/humanities.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application
Offers can include Mathematics or Further Mathematics but not both.

Alternative A level offer
AAB plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD We are able to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) in Business. You should be studying units that provide preparation for both numerical and essay-based study. We may be able to consider other BTECs in relevant subject areas: please contact us to discuss your profile.

If you are studying towards a Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma or a new specification BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF), please contact us for guidance.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 3 credits
Pass the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above.

We are able to consider the Access to HE Diploma for entry. Your Access course units should demonstrate a broad skill-set that includes both numerical skills, such as those developed in Mathematics or science-based units, and discursive reasoning skills, such as those developed in essay based subjects such as English or humanities.

Studying Business units as part of your Access course is beneficial but not essential. However, as we are keen for you to have developed a broad range of skills, no more than 30 credits should be from units within the Business Studies subject area.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D2, D3, M1 D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1. Preference for subjects that include a combination of mathematics/sciences with arts/humanities.

Alternative offer: D3, D3, M1 plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Preference for subjects that include a combination of mathematics/sciences with arts/humanities.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in Advanced Highers plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers
Preference for A level subjects that include a combination of mathematics/sciences with arts/humanities.

GCSE requirements
GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 plus GCSE English grade B or 6 (or equivalent from category A).

“For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/business-admin"


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition Fees for 2018/19 entry are to be announced and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on 2017 fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/tuition-fees-for-undergraduate-courses-starting-in-2017/