University of Chester

Business Enterprise (with Professional Placement Year) University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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We put your entrepreneurial career at the heart of our course. By taking you on a three year journey of business enterprise, you will graduate with the confidence, skills development and knowledge to either pursue your own business ideas or develop a career armed with real business knowledge that employer’s value so highly.

Perhaps you’d like to undertake an internship whilst studying here? We currently have students undertaking placements with companies such as Airbus and Volkswagen. A number of students are also currently expanding their knowledge and skill set whilst working and studying abroad in countries such as Australia, America and Germany.

Our Warrington Campus is a friendly community where you can flourish. You are an individual to us. We value your uniqueness. Throughout your degree course, you will be mentored and supported by a Personal Tutor. These people who will support you through life’s challenges. You will also benefit from our Student Experience Representatives. These are students who make sure that your voice is heard.

It’s a really competitive world in business today, but we will make sure you are equipped with a professional, transferable skillset to succeed. You will exit the course ready to fulfil your career aspirations, whatever they are, and to make your mark in the world of business.

*Why study this course with us?
Your transformation from new student to business entrepreneur will begin from day one.
In your first year, you will gain an understanding of business creation through simulation, practicing the skills you will need to do this for real.

In year 2, you will develop your own business idea, which you will then implement fully in the 3rd and final year. Throughout the programme you will be assessed in a variety of ways and have the chance to apply your knowledge to real business.

You will start to shape your career path by undertaking a 5-week work placement that matches your personal interests and ambitions. How does a work placement at Manchester City sound? This is just one example, and is what Ollie experienced during his time with us and led to employment with the club.

You will also have the chance to undertake an optional year long work placement, which really brings your course to life and will enhance your graduate employment prospects. You may even have a year studying abroad in Europe, North America, Asia or Australasia.

Your final year is even more tailored towards giving you the competitive edge you need to run your own business or apply your entrepreneurial skills in a company.

Course details


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Throughout the course, you will be assessed in a variety of ways on your ability to apply your knowledge to real business.

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 N196
Institution code C55
Campus name Warrington Campus
Campus code W

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level CCC - BCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit
Scottish Higher BBBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3

Welsh Baccalaureate A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
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Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300