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University of Bath

Business Administration (with professional placement)

UCAS Code: N100
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Business studies
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£27.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Compulsory A level subjects AAA or A*AB in 3 A level subjects. Desirable A level subjects Preference for A level subjects that include a combination of mathematics/sciences with arts/humanities. A level subjects that will not be considered in your application A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). Offers can include Mathematics or Further Mathematics but not both. Alternative A level offer AAB plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

AA in Advanced Highers plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers Preference for A level subjects that include a combination of mathematics/sciences with arts/humanities.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

We are able to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) in Business. You should be studying units that provide preparation for both numerical and essay-based study. We may be able to consider other BTECs in relevant subject areas: please contact us to discuss your profile. If you are studying towards a Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma or a new specification BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF), please contact us for guidance.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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


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

Not available

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 popular and practical course will prepare you for a variety of business roles. You’ll gain a good grounding in business and develop transferable skills. Course aims This highly-ranked and flexible business degree is different from many others. You will complete two six-month placements with separate companies rather than 12 months with one. Experience of two roles will help you decide on your future career direction. Placements are real jobs and usually paid. The average salary in 2015 was £21,000 and the highest was £47,000. Our dedicated Placements Team will liaise with employers, arrange interviews and help you apply. Placement opportunities may not be guaranteed. Find out more about placements. You’ll also interact with businesses through practical research including the Final Year Project. You will enjoy teaching informed by the latest research and our industry links. Year 1 covers the core subjects relevant for business. These principles will provide context for the rest of your course. From Year 2 onwards you can customise your degree with optional units. These let you explore other areas of interest from a wide range of topics. In your final year you can apply for our international academic exchange programme. Gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at one of our partner business schools.


University of Bath

The campus Bath University

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs. 

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
41% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
516 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £27.5k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. 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. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. 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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