Business Studies Ulster University


The BSc Hons Business Studies programmes meet the needs of those seeking a managerial career in general business or a specialist interest in accounting, human resource management or marketing. Students can follow a general Business Studies path or take a specialism in Accounting, Human Resource Management or Marketing. This enables students to develop skills and expertise necessary to pursue a professional career in these specialist areas. It provides the basis for graduates to take a postgraduate programme up to doctoral level. Development of employability skills is at the core of the Business Studies degree and a variety of opportunities exist to develop skills such as Creative Thinking, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Business start-up, Problem Solving, Interpersonal skills and general management skills.

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Magee, Londonderry

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • 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 N125
Institution code U20
Campus name Magee, Londonderry
Campus code M

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level B B B - B C C Applicants may be able to satisfy the requirement for one A-Level B or C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by UCAS.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM - DMM to include Unit profile of 7 - 9 distinctions
Access to HE Diploma Overall Access profile 60% - 70%
Scottish Higher B B B C C - B C C C C
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 - 26 points 12 - 13 at higher level
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) O3, O3, O3, O3, O3 - O3, O3, O3, O4, O4

Additional entry requirements


For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent).
Essential Skills Level 2 Mathematics will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE Maths.
Essential Skills Level 2 Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,160 Whole course
International £13,240 Whole course
England £9,000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £4,160 Whole course
Scotland £9,000 Whole course
Wales £9,000 Whole course

Additional fee information

The GB and International fees displayed are for academic year 2017/18 and may be subject to an incremental increase for academic year 2018/19. Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at If you are from England, Scotland or Wales and want to study a full-time undergraduate degree at Ulster University, you can take advantage of one of our special discounts, each year of your course. For further information visit