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Brunel University London

International Business

UCAS Code: N120
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

59%

Subjects
  • Business studies
Student score
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£21.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 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

59%

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

£9,250

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

Why choose Business and Management at Brunel? Your future career is the focus from day one at Brunel. Our Business Life Employability Programme provides courses and organises events running alongside your academic studies to help you acquire the core employability skills, certificates, work samples and experience we know employers are looking for. Events cover topics such as volunteering and entrepreneurship, professional written communication skills and boosting your confidence for networking. The programme is designed to complement the world-class teaching students expect from Brunel, delivered by lecturers with hands-on experience in consultancy and training. Their cutting-edge research is brought to life for you in the classroom, ensuring you benefit from the latest business world thinking. In your first year you will study an Introduction to Management Enquiry module to help you adapt to university study through active learning sessions on topics such as working in groups, report writing and time management. The Business School offers one of the best final year project learning processes to help you to create high quality project work, often from work placement experiences. Good research skills are valued by employers and you will draw on these skills in work and life. In addition to our BSc (Hons) International Business we also offer specialist pathways in the following areas giving you the chance to tailor your studies: BSc (Hons) Business and Management (Marketing), BSc (Hons) Business and Management or BSc (Hons) Business and Management (Accounting).

Modules

Level 1 Core: Introduction to management enquiry; organisational behaviour and analysis; managing information with technology; introduction to accounting; principles and practices of marketing; international business environment. Level 2 Core: International business in emerging markets, international relations; marketing communications; economics for business and management; human resource management and its international dimensions; Quantitative methods in business and management. Level 3 Core: Issues and controversies in management project; international marketing; international business strategy. Options: International technology management; globalisation and governance; business ethics, environmental sustainability and governance; European union politics: problems and prospects.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

12%
88%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
63%
34%
3%

Year 1

50%
50%

Year 2

42%
58%

Year 3

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 74%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

69%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

52%

Feedback on work has been prompt

49%

Staff are good at explaining things

78%

Received sufficient advice and support

63%

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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
46% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
351 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £21.6k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

17%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

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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