We’re nurturing the business brains of tomorrow. Whether you see yourself leading a department or setting up your own business, this programme will give you a broad understanding of the modern business world, taught by academics who have strong links with industry to make sure everything you learn reflects current practice. If you like, you can focus on the specific area of business that suits your ambitions best, which becomes a named pathway in your degree title. This is a strong, well-established, four year sandwich degree programme with an excellent reputation for producing well-rounded, eminently employable graduates.
We are renowned for developing graduates who are highly employable and have strong entrepreneurial skills. This course offers a 48-week work placement opportunity where you will have the chance to work in a real business and gain vital work experience that will assist you in gaining employment when you graduate. In addition, you will have further opportunities for real-world work experience through short internships, volunteering and much more. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad and take some of your modules at our Cyprus campus. We offer a unique travel bursary fund where you can apply for funding to pay for your international study experience.
Business Studies allows for a great deal of flexibility in career choices and will provide you with a broad based preparation for careers in management, accountancy, banking, marketing, retail or simply running your own business. You’ll have the skills and awareness to succeed in the dynamic and changing world of business.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Year 1 and 2. Business Studies is designed to give students a grounding in the disciplines and functions that are available to specialise in from year two/year three if on Foundation onwards: Business Decision Modelling, Business Information and Communication, Business Process Integration, Business Relationships, Business Economics and Finance, Personal and Professional Practice, Global Environment of Business, Managing of Operations, Transition to Work.
Three options from the available pathways
Year 3 and 4: 48-week work placement, Contemporary Issues in Business, Continuing Professional Development, Strategy and Decision Making.
Pathways available in: Accounting & Finance, HRM, Marketing
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
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:
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.|
|A level||112 UCAS points at A2|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 UCAS points|
|Scottish Higher||112 UCAS points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Pass IB Diploma including 112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||112 UCAS points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D*|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DMM|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|