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University of Southampton

Business Management with Placement

UCAS Code: N203

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB or ABB with A in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels may also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. General Studies is not accepted. The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects: Applied subjects Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles Communication Studies Creative Media Creative Writing Critical Thinking Dance Drama Film Studies Health & Social Care Home Economics Hospitality and Supervision ICT/IT Leisure Studies Media Studies Music Technology Outdoor Education PE Performing Arts Public Services Sports Studies/Science Theatre Studies Travel & Tourism Please note: Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6,P:0

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 of which 39 credits must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit. Applicants may be required to meet additional subject-specific requirements for particular course

Extended Project

A

The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A Levels may also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Southampton Business School requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Grade 6 in Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in English and B in Mathematics (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Pass with 34 points overall including 17 at higher level, 5 in Maths (SL or HL), and English Syllabus A Standard or Higher Grade 4 or above English Syllabus B Standard Grade 6 or Higher Grade 4 or above Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Higher Level.

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

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Higher Level. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Higher Level. All applicants would be required to have achieved a grade of O4 in Mathematics and English, the equivalent of GCSE Grade C/ Grade 4.

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

DDD

If you are studying a Level 3 BTEC or OCR Cambridge qualification in Business then this can be accepted. However, if another subject area is being studied we would advise you to check with us prior to applying to ensure this is acceptable.

AABB at Higher Level and AB at advanced higher level Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/content-block/UsefulDownloads_Download/76EAE52F749841A39C1965E3F54CDD76/university-of-southampton-curriculum-for-excellence-scotland-statement-July%202016.pdf Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level). GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4 Standard Grade – Grade 3 National 5 – Grade C

We normally consider applicants who offer at least 1 Advanced Higher. Applicants presenting with only Highers will be considered on a case by case basis. Where Highers are taken over two years it might be expected that higher grades are achieved, particularly in any specific subjects required. Where A levels requirements are specified in specific subjects, applicants would be expected to offer these at Advanced Higher Level (or in some case Higher Level). GCSE – Grade C/ Grade 4 Standard Grade – Grade 3 National 5 – Grade C

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

AAB from 3 A levels Or AA from two A levels and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

136

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76%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Business studies

Designed to create leaders who can take forward change and drive initiatives within organisations, this degree will encourage you to think differently about business and management. As well as covering contemporary concepts and practices, modules in year one offer an interdisciplinary perspective on business and management that you wont find on similar courses elsewhere. Drawing from economics, history and the social sciences, these modules will give you a more integrative view of todays business world and enable you to put your learning into a wider context. Youll develop your skills and knowledge during an industry placement in year three, and in the second and fourth years you can design your own course by choosing modules that interest you. The wide range of options includes areas such as accounting and finance, strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing and project management. In addition, we offer programming and Web design options on our business degrees. Whichever modules you choose, youll be taught by research-active academics who are leaders in their field, as well as benefiting from the Business Schools close links with industry.

Modules

See our website for full list of modules available.

Assessment methods

You’ll learn through a mix of lectures, seminars and private study. At the start of the course you’ll be introduced to self-managed learning, an approach that encourages you to take ownership of your studies and think independently.

Our academics ensure that the course is interactive and engaging, for example through the use of simulations, problem-solving exercises, group assignments and discussion of case studies. In addition, you’ll benefit from guest lectures from industry leaders, a field trip opportunity in year one and innovative activities developed by the staff and student Co-Design group.

The different teaching and learning methods are designed to give you a thorough understanding of the subject matter, but also to enhance your employability by developing essential skills such as team working, planning and communication.

We use a range of different assessment methods; these include exams, individual assignments and group coursework. The dissertation is also an important part of your final mark, and you’ll be required to write a reflective learning report on your industry placement.

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
£16,536
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Southampton Business School

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.

77%
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

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
67%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
56%
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

79%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
24%
Business, research and administrative 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.

£22k

£22k

£33k

£33k

£39k

£39k

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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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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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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