Four years (with 48 week work placement) or three years.
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Preston (Campus code: U)
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.
112 Points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
The Business Studies first year is designed to give students a grounding in the disciplines and functions that are available to specialise in from year two onwards.
Three options from the available pathways
The key information statistics for the various pathways on the BA (Hons) Business course are listed below. These will open in a new browser window.
Accounting and Finance: N243;
Business Studies N100.
The objective of the degree is to develop a complimentary blend of knowledge, skills and abilities which will enable graduates to add value to organisations across all business sectors. In the second and final year of study students have the opportunity to specialise in a specific pathway and have this included in your degree title. The Business Studies degree is a great opportunity to develop both breadth of knowledge and depth of understanding.
You can specialise in the areas of Accountancy, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Marketing, from Year 2 onwards. A part-time route is also available.
The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings are in the middle of the campus offering a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.
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.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
£680 per year (EK / EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
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We have a strong business network between local and national businesses which you will benefit from, for example, there is an opportunity to attend guest speaker events, which are organised in conjunction with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CiM). The companies we work with offer internships, placements, live projects and mentors to provide you with excellent practical experience. The School also offers a number of electives and options that provide students with an opportunity to gain an additional professional body qualification.
You will benefit from a variety of teaching and learning methods including: lectures, seminars, practical workshops, group activities, personal research and case studies. Personal study and independent research also form an integral part of the course. Some modules are part web-based with links to organisations such as professional bodies. You will also have the option to develop your skills in a variety of areas such as IT, web searching, social media, advanced excel and specialist Microsoft packages.
Assessment includes essays; reports; oral presentations; group assessments; investigating companies and tackling briefs from industry. In your final year you will have the opportunity to undertake an independent dissertation or company project. Exams account for no more than 50 per cent of the final mark (with exception of the accounting modules).
During your first year you will, on average, attend between 12 and 14 hours of formal study per week. In the second and final year attendance will vary depending on which options are chosen but typically between 10-12 hours per week. During the optional placement you follow the normal work pattern of your chosen company.
Students who completed the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS) and studied Business Studies at UCLan ranked the university in the Top 25 in the UK for overall student satisfaction.