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University of Portsmouth

Business and Management

UCAS Code: NN21

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

Entry requirements


112-120 Tariff points from 3 A levels.

122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 56.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

29 points from the IB Diploma, with either 754 or 655 at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

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

DDM

112-120 Tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Business studies

Business and Management offers routes to a variety of roles in business world and this course provides a fresh approach to industry-relevant teaching with a balance of theoretical and practical study.WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?We have been awarded EPAS accreditation which is a scheme operated by the European Foundation for Management Development, a European network that promotes and enhances excellence in management development internationally. You will benefit from studying a programme which is recognised for its high quality student experiences of internationalisation and corporate engagement. This course received 87% for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017).MORE ABOUT THIS COURSEThis course helps you to gain knowledge across a broad range of business subjects and the opportunity to tailor your studies according to your interests through specialist optional units in years two and three. The University of Portsmouth is ranked 30th out of 117 UK universities for Business, Management and Marketing in The Guardian's University League Tables 2018.WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?If you want to study a course that allows you to easily tailor your degree to your career aspirations then this course is for you.SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINEDYou are actively encouraged to spend your third year on a paid work placement which will help you gain the business experience that employers demand, making you highly employable upon graduation. You also have the chance to study a foreign language with options that include French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin. AFTER THE COURSEThe University of Portsmouth is the UK's number 1 for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017) and 92% of graduates on this course are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016). It is a great springboard for those wishing to become successful business professionals. Graduates have found careers in business development and consultancy, recruitment, emarketing, publicity, and financial and risk analysis.

Modules

Your first year, which is offered among some of our business courses, provides you with a broad understanding of how business operates. The core units you will study in this year include business accounting, business operations and systems management, economics for business, managing people in organisations, marketing principles and practice and quantitative methods and data analysis. During the second year you will develop your understanding of business and build on the learning from year one while also tailoring your degree through a range of options to best fit your interests. In the final year you will specialise further in a range of specific business disciplines. You will also have a choice for your final year project from either a dissertation or a business research project.

Assessment methods

We ensure a balance in assessment approaches to suit differing learning styles. We assess your work through individual and group coursework, examinations, online activities, practical exercises and your choice of independent research.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Business and Law

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.

80%
med
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

87%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Public services and other 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.

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

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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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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