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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96-112

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Business studies
Student score
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£20.4k 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
96-112

UCAS tariff points (Scotland)
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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

93%

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

Learn the foundations of business and choose from a wide range of options to specialise in during the course, such as marketing, operations, finance or human resources. You can put your knowledge into practice by completing a paid placement in industry to enhance your career prospects and starting salary. â?¢ Learn the general principles of business and choose areas to specialise in. â?¢ Tailor your studies to your interests and career aspirations. â?¢ Succeed in the business world by developing the confidence, qualities and work experience that employers want. â?¢ Build your CV with a placement at a major organisation such as Siemens or the NHS.

Modules

Year 1: business analysis; financial and management information; understanding and managing customers; managing resources; business environment Year 1 options: One from perspectives in international business; foreign language Year 2 core modules: managing decisions; managing finance; managing markets; understanding and managing people; managing business processes and technology Year 2 options: One from managing in a global context; business planning and enterprise management; corporate and business law; foreign language Year three: optional work placement Final year core modules: strategic management; employee learning and development; strategic marketing; work-based learning (three year route only); contemporary and pervasive issues (four year route only) Final year options: Two from a range of 20 including global marketing; corporate finance; operations planning and control; e-business management; business in emerging markets; employee relations; entrepreneurship and innovation in practice; foreign language.

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

19%
81%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
67%

Year 1

10%
90%

Year 2

35%
65%

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 78%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

71%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

48%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
300 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 £20.4k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

28%

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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