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Business Studies BA (Hons)

Business Studies is a varied programme that will give you the skills necessary to gain a highly sought after qualification. The programme covers areas such as marketing, finance, economics and management which will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to find a graduate role in a diverse number of sectors and then advance to senior positions in your chosen field. You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between stages two and three of study. The students that choose to take up a placement year find it an invaluable experience that helps them to apply their learning in their final year and prepare them for their career. There is a lot of support in finding a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

More option choices are available as you move through the stages of the course, giving you the opportunity to choose modules which fit your developing career aspirations.

Career opportunities
Graduates are employed within a diverse range of sectors, including banking, retail and market research.

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Overall student satisfaction*
*The National Student Survey 2015
Students go on to work or further study within six months following the course**
**KIS 2015
N100 (N101 with Foundation Framework)
BA/BusSt or BA/BusStFY with Foundation Framework
Waterside Campus.
Three years full-time (or flexible part-time) or four years with an optional work placement year. Four years full-time with Foundation Framework.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is BTEC qualifications of DMM,  A level grades of BCC or 112 UCAS points.We welcome international applications and those from students with non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

Foundation Study Framework: Admission to this foundation programme is normally DEE at A-Level, MPP at BTEC or 64 UCAS points. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

If you are considering a change in career or if you are returning to education after time away, then we suggest you contact Admissions to book an advisory interview with the course leader so we can explore how best to support your study ambitions.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.