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Bangor University

Business Studies and Italian

UCAS Code: NR1H
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

96-120

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Business studies
  • Italian studies
Student score
79% MED
85% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£16.9k LOW
£17k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Modern Foreign Language at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Modern Foreign Language at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

Specific subjects required.

UCAS tariff points
96-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Italian can be studied at joint honours level in combination with another language or a variety of other subjects, with both subjects studied in equal proportions. This Italian degree course, with the opportunity to study another major subject, will provide you with advanced skills in the Italian language and a broad range of specialised and detailed insights into the culture, society and history that go with it. The degree has language at the heart of it, with core modules developing the key oral, aural and written skills every year. These modules also foster cultural awareness, which you will need for your year abroad, and later on, for the world of work. Business Studies will provide insights and expertise in specific business functions such as marketing, human resource management, accounting and finance. You will study specialised topics such as entrepreneurship and international business. You will also develop awareness of the wider environment in which businesses operate, by studying subjects such as business economics and business law.

Modules

Intro to Business and Mgmt or Busnes a Rheolaeth; Mgmt and Financial Accounting or Cyfrifeg Rheolaeth ac Ariannol; Introduction to Economics or Cyflwyniad i Economeg; Introduction to Marketing or Cyflwyniad i Farchnata; Mgmt and Financial Accounting or Cyfrifeg Rheolaeth ac Ariannol; Introduction to Economics or Cyflwyniad i Economeg; Intermediate Italian I; Intermediate Italian II; Italian for Beginners I; Italian for Beginners II.

Bangor University

Campus life

Bangor University focuses on improving the student experience, working with the Union to make sure your voice is heard. It's a unique location, with a tight-knit student community and plenty of opportunities to try new things. For our size, we're one of the most environmentally friendly unions in the UK, winning an NUS Green Impact award last year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

22%
78%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
50%

Year 1

55%
45%

Year 2

Year 3

39%
61%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

79%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
48% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
370 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
49% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £16.9k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

14%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

95%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
56% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
312 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

9%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is one of the less common modern languages for students to take, but graduates from Italian courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their degrees. Last year’s graduates in Italian had a particularly low unemployment rate (we can’t guarantee this will be the case when you graduate, but it is encouraging). About one in six graduates in 2012 got jobs overseas – often as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. Nearly half of the rest went to work in London. Those who want to stay at home to work usually find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must – and in 2012, that included education, marketing, PR and finance. But remember, whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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