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University of Bath

Business (with professional placements)

UCAS Code: N100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,A,B

AAA or A*AB in three A level subjects. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. A level Alternative offer: AAB in three A level subjects plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. We are able to consider the Access to HE Diploma for entry. Your Access course units should demonstrate a broad skill-set that includes both numerical skills, such as those developed in Mathematics or science-based units, and discursive reasoning skills, such as those developed in essay based subjects such as English or humanities. Studying Business units as part of your Access course is beneficial but not essential. However, as we are keen for you to have developed a broad range of skills, no more than 30 credits should be from units within the Business Studies subject area.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D2,D3,M1

D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects. Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer: D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

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

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

D*DD in the Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Business. You should be studying units that provide preparation for both numerical and essay-based study. We may be able to consider Cambridge Technical qualifications in other subject areas if they provide the same balance of numerical and essay-based study and you are able to demonstrate your aptitude for Business in other ways: please contact us to discuss your profile.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

D*DD

D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF). We are able to consider the above qualifications in Business. You should be studying units that provide preparation for both numerical and essay-based study. We may be able to consider qualifications in other subject areas if they provide the same balance of numerical and essay-based study and you are able to demonstrate your aptitude for Business in other ways: please contact us to discuss your profile. See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

DDD in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF). We are able to consider the above qualifications in Business. You should be studying units that provide preparation for both numerical and essay-based study. We may be able to consider BTEC qualifications in other subject areas if they provide the same balance of numerical and essay-based study and you are able to demonstrate your aptitude for Business in other ways: please contact us to discuss your profile. See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Scottish Higher

A,A

AA in two Advanced Highers. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AAAAB in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

66-144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

78%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Business studies

This practical course will prepare you for a range of business and management roles. You’ll develop your business skills with two professional placements.

This flexible business and management 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.

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 and management. 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. You'll gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at one of our partner business schools.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

School of Management

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
high
Business studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

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.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Business, research and administrative professionals
23%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£40k

£40k

£54k

£54k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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