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University of Bedfordshire

Business Studies (Finance)

UCAS Code: N300
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Finance
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
81% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

96 - 120 UCAS tariff points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-120 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


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 degree is designed to meet the needs of business, giving you a thorough grounding in key disciplines along with expertise in financial management, banking and intermediation. Making extensive use of up-to-date technology, you will gain the kinds of skills and analytical abilities employers seek, studying specialist finance units in your final year. This course is part of a suite of related degrees which starts with a common first two years and then gives you the opportunity to specialise. Pathways available: Business Studies (general), Business Studies (international), Business Studies (Marketing), Business Studies (HRM), Business Studies (Finance), Business Studies (Decision Modelling), Business Studies (Business Analytics), Business Studies (Project Management).


First Year; Business Pod, Management and Economics, Financial Accounting for Business Second Year; Strategic Thinking, Practice Weeks: Career Planning, Marketing, Management and Development of People, Management Accounting for Business, Research Skills, Business Systems and Operations Management, Project Management Third Year; Strategy and Creativity, Dissertation in Financial Management, Business Practice Portfolio, Corporate Finance Practice weeks: The future you Practice weeks are periods of intense activity where you work on a major project for a real organisation and develop your employability skills. We have worked on projects for charities, industrial companies and a local authority. These projects are open ended and deliver real value to the organisations we work for.

University of Bedfordshire

Students relaxing on campus

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern and ambitious institution with students from more than 100 countries around the world, providing a truly global academic experience. Beds SU is here to ensure you get the most out of your time here - from academic to social, and support when you need it. For sport, head to our 8m Sport Science Centre, which was also used by Olympic athletes.

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 84%
Student score 74% LOW
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
42% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
22% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
208 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
65% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 81% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.
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