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

120

% applicants receiving offers

96%

Subjects
  • Business studies
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DDM

International Baccalaureate
31

UCAS tariff points
120

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

96%

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

This well established course will give you the opportunity to acquire a sound foundation in business and management know-how followed by increased specialisation in an area of your choice. If you know that you want a career in business, but as yet you haven't decided if you want to be a marketer, a product manager or a business development manager, then this degree may give you the opportunity to acquire a sound foundation in business and management know-how, followed by increased specialisation in an area of your choice. It will help prepare you for employment in a variety of functions including marketing, finance and operations in both large organisations or small businesses. This course has also developed links with partner institutions which means that you may have the opportunity to take up an overseas study placement during the second year. Your learning experience should be enhanced by our close involvement with a range of businesses and employers, which will help ensure that you encounter the latest thinking and practice in business studies.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: marketing analysis; accounting for managers (foundation); 1 optional module from: the legal environment of business and employment; language option. Year 2: Core modules: organisational behaviour; small business enterprise and planning; management research methods; 1 optional module from: developments in banking and finance; business information systems; environmental policy. Year 3: Option to undertake a paid work placement year in a national or international company. Final year: Core modules: business dissertation; strategic management; 3 optional modules from: monetary and financial framework; advanced business operations; business information management; e-commerce; environmental management; international business; international and Pacific Asian business; business and the entrepreneur; environmental policy; ethics in business; marketing for small business; strategic retailing; people management and business.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
48%
37%
15%

Year 1

55%
45%

Year 2

18%
79%
3%

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 75%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

69%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

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
50% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
338 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

6%

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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