Business Studies University of Derby


Awarded by: Chartered Management Institute, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

BA (Hons) Business Studies

Graduate as a high-calibre, forward-thinking professional who can translate latest business theories into sound business practice. BA (Hons) Business Studies equips you with the skills to shape strategy and drive change.

Why choose this course?

BA (Hons) Business Studies can be tailored to your strengths and preferences. After a thorough grounding in core disciplines like strategy, finance, HRM, marketing and enterprise, almost half the course comprises optional modules. This degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute so you’ll gain the highly regarded Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership as part of your studies.

Is this course for you?

If you want to stand out as a ‘business-ready’ graduate with strong research, analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills, we’ll help you realise your ambitions. Business Studies at Derby was ranked top 3 for overall satisfaction and no 1 for academic support in the 2017 National Student Survey.

How you will learn

You’ll apply your knowledge to practical work-related scenarios, business simulations, consultancy projects and case studies. The course features an optional placement year and summer internship opportunities: our students have gained experience with names like Bentley, Enterprise and Rolls-Royce.

Opportunities and experiences

Thanks to our strong employer links ranging from small firms to multinationals, you’ll immerse yourself in the wider business community. Through guest lectures, conferences and networking events, we put you in touch with the brightest business minds.

Careers and employability

BA (Hons) Business Studies prepares you to make a significant impact on business performance. Our graduates carve out fulfilling careers in consultancy and client-facing roles in areas like finance, HRM, sales, marketing and project management.

Did you know? We also offer this course:

  • With a Foundation Year

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • 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 N100
Institution code D39
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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
UCAS Tariff 120 - 128 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. In addition you are required to have 5 GCSEs grades A-C or grade 4 including Maths and English. For Access to HE please see the specific credits required in the section for Access to HE
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma (60 credits) with a minimum 24 level three credits at Merit plus GCSE Maths and English. Functional Skills or Key Skills at level 2

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £11,750 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Other options for this course