Business Studies University of Bedfordshire


Business touches on almost every aspect of modern society, and graduates with relevant skills are in demand worldwide – with a huge range of career options. This degree is designed specifically to meet the needs of business, offering you a thorough grounding in key disciplines. Making extensive use of up-to-date technology, you will produce business plans and market analyses, gaining the kinds of problem-solving skills and analytical abilities employers seek. You will also develop presentation skills, team-working skills and the ability to effectively evaluate your own work. This varied, challenging and fun course will help you gain the excellent communication skills needed in business and the confidence to tackle the kinds of projects you can expect in your first job. This course is part of a suite of related degrees which starts with a common first two years and then gives you the opportunity to specialise. Pathways available: Business Studies (general), Business Studies (international), Business Studies (Marketing), Business Studies (HRM), Business Studies (Finance), Business Studies (Decision Modelling), Business Studies (Business Analytics), Business Studies (Project Management)

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


First Year

Business Pod
Management and Economics
Financial Accounting for Business
Second Year

Strategic Thinking
Practice Weeks: Career Planning
Management and Development of People
Management Accounting for Business
Research Skills
Business Systems and Operations Management
Project Management
Third Year

Strategy and Creativity
Business Dissertation
Business Practice Portfolio
Specialist Business Project
Practice weeks: The future you
Practice weeks are periods of intense activity where you work on a major project for a real organisation and develop your employability skills.

We have worked on projects for charities, industrial companies and a local authority. These projects are open ended and deliver real value to the organisations we work for.

Assessment method

A wide range and variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course to give you the chance to maximise your chances of doing well by playing to your strengths.

In the first year 23% of your time will be spent in lectures and seminars dropping to 19% in your final year where you will be expected to spend considerable time in private study for your dissertation. In all cases, assessments are individual so it is entirely up to you how well you do.

Some of the different kinds of assessment are listed:

Time-limited tasks: on a set day, you will be given a task which you will need to complete in a set time, such as 48 hours or five days.
Academic writing,
Project reviews,

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 B22
Campus name Luton Campus
Campus code D

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
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 points
A level C C C - B B B
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma 96 - 120 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 96 - 120 UCAS tariff points

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,500 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This fee will be confirmed in an offer letter from the University. The fees for 2018 are to be confirmed and the fee quoted is provisional based on the existing 2017 fee.