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Keele University

International Business (with Social Science foundation year)

UCAS Code: N1L3
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

64

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Business studies
  • Sociology
Student score
89% HIGH
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
64

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 64 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

£9,250

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

This course encourages you to bring a critical and globalised approach to management theory and practice. Since much of modern society was shaped by the Western industrialists of the late 1800s, this course challenges whether 100 year old management concepts should continue to frame an increasingly globalised, politicised world. International Business at Keele takes a critical perspective on what goes on in organisations, offering a thorough exploration of the â??nuts and boltsâ?? of essential business skills and knowledge. Youâ??ll enjoy engaging with a range of interconnecting subjects such as law, human resource management, human geography, finance, politics and psychology. Society is beset with a range of problems, the possible solutions to which are complex and contested. Who holds power, why does conflict occur and how can we understand the changing nature of an increasingly globalized society? The social sciences seek to address these difficult questions and offer answers that might point the way to a more just and sustainable future for humanity.

Modules

Keele University

Student concourse

Known as 'the Bubble', Keele University offers a special student experience as it's uniquely friendly and close-knit. Renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, our graduates obtain some of the best academic and employment success rates in the UK. The campus is made up of 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes and has a large resident squirrel population!

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

17%
83%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
38%
44%
18%

Year 1

49%
47%
4%

Year 2

39%
47%
14%

Year 3

28%
68%
4%

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 97%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

93%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

97%

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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
52% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
20% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
313 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
46% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

23%

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 95%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

89%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
331 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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