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Heriot-Watt University

International Business Management with Business Law

UCAS Code: N2M2
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

65%

Subjects
  • Management studies
  • Law by topic
Student score
85% HIGH
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
AAAB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
29

5 in English (for non-native English speakers)

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

65%

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

£1,820

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

Heriot-Watt University is ranked in the Top Ten in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing (Guardian University Guide 2015). 97% of our students expressed overall satisfaction with this programme. 90% were in work/study within six months of completing the programme. The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for the purpose of gaining CIM qualifications through the Multi-Award Pathway (MAP). Our business programmes reflect current management thinking and provide up-to-date relevance and practicality. This programme allows you to tailor your degree to fit your career aspirations through the study of a range of specialist Business law courses.

Modules

Level 1 Modules include: Management in a global context; enterprise and its business environment; introductory microeconomics; business skills; introduction to accounting; introductory macroeconomics; elective; introduction to finance. Level 2: Fundamentals of marketing; operations management; human resource management; business entitites; commercial law; option; option or elective; option or elective; optional courses available include Organisational Behaviour; Marketing Perspectives; Enterprise Concepts & Issues. Level 3: Business research methods; strategic management; employment law; approved law option; option; option or Elective; option or elective; approved law options include marketing and consumer law and tax law. Optional courses available include business venturing; project management; employment relations; consumer behaviour; marketing communications. Level 4: Legal research project; international business; approved law option; approved law option option. Approved law options include Law of HRM; Company Law; international business law; banking and financial law. Optional courses available include Business Ethics; the contemporary workforce; logistics; digital marketing; social enterprise.

Heriot-Watt University

The reception

Heriot-Watt is Scotland's most international university with beautiful campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and now Malaysia. We offer students the opportunity to have an international experience in a lovely learning environment no matter where they study. And did you know that Heriot-Watt is one of only two universities in Europe offering a Brewing and Distilling degree..?

How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

25%
75%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
40%

Year 1

57%
43%

Year 2

38%
62%

Year 3

38%
62%

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 90%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
39% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
408 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
24% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Management degrees are a popular choice, with more than 6,000 graduates in 2012. It's not a surprise to hear that a lot of graduates from the subject went into management, and remember that, for this degree, a lot of the jobs are in London. But management graduates tried their hands at all sorts of different jobs last year – not just those within the finance industry, but also community work, IT, marketing and PR and even surveying. This is a flexible degree that can fit graduates for all sorts of work.
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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 96%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

65%

Staff made the subject interesting

74%

Library resources are satisfactory

63%

Feedback on work has been helpful

44%

Feedback on work has been prompt

87%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
47% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
435 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

31%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive – often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into. If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification and many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion – about one in 17 last year – of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Psychology, business and social studies are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.
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