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Sheffield Hallam University

Foundation Year Business

UCAS Code: N101

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths grade D and English Language grade C. GCSE Equivalencies are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

48

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Business and management

**Course summary**
Prepare for undergraduate courses within the Department of Management, Service Sector and Finance, Accounting and Business Systems
Explore theory and practice as you learn about business contexts, including ethical and cultural aspects
Learn about academic writing, critical analysis, working in diverse teams and with a variety of data sources
This is an exciting and creative entry route if you do not meet the entry requirements for degree-level study or are returning to study. Successfully completing the extended degree enables you to progress on to the first year of one of our undergraduate degrees at Sheffield Business School.

**How you learn**
You receive face-to-face feedback regularly during your modules in order to prepare you for the completion of your assignments. This will be via tasks set for you to undertake in the module seminars or in your independent study time.

**You learn through**
lectures
seminars
problem based activities
group and individual work
Applied learning
Live projects

The course culminates with you planning and managing an enterprise project which will pull together all of your learning. This provides a capstone to the year that supports you in demonstrating your readiness to progress to your chosen degree

Modules

**Semester one**- • Organisation, Management and Delivery (40 credits) • Introduction to Business (20 credits) • Contemporary Business Issues (20 credits)

**Semester two**- • Organisation, Management and Delivery (40 credits) • The Practice of Business (20 credits) • Self and Stakeholder Management (20 credits)

Assessment methods

• Examinations
• Business report writing
• Essay writing
• Poster presentations
• Project planning
• Reflective writing

You will receive a mark and feedback on your assessment using marking schemes. This feedback will help you understand the mark you receive and also offer advice for improving future assessments. You will receive feedback from the academics on the content of your work and its presentation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Sheffield Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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