Business Studies BSc Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
N102

Entry Year
2017

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

Our Business Studies degrees give you a broad and practical overview of how businesses and managers operate in an international environment and provide you with an excellent foundation in the core disciplines of management studies. This course will develop your personal skills including critical reflection, research analysis, analytical reasoning, group working, report writing, and presentation skills.

The core concepts and theories of contemporary management practice are taught throughout your studies. Alongside this you will specialise in two subject areas that focus upon key management disciplines.

Business Studies at Lancaster University gives you the opportunity to study in every department of the Management School. This flexible degree allows you to select specialist subject areas to create the degree that you want, while developing your core understanding of the role of contemporary management in the global society.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Our Business Studies degrees give you a broad and practical overview of how businesses and managers operate in an international environment and provide you with an excellent foundation in the core disciplines of management studies. This course will develop your personal skills including critical reflection, research analysis, analytical reasoning, group working, report writing, and presentation skills.

    The core concepts and theories of contemporary management practice are taught throughout your studies. Alongside this you will specialise in two subject areas that focus upon key management disciplines.

    Business Studies at Lancaster University gives you the opportunity to study in every department of the Management School. This flexible degree allows you to select specialist subject areas to create the degree that you want, while developing your core understanding of the role of contemporary management in the global society.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

    Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units

    Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

    Essential Subjects

    GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (B)

    IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

    Further Information

    General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level.

    Combination of Qualifications  Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

     

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

      Optional

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Core

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Our degrees open the widest variety of career pathways in national and international firms, both private and public, as well as in small and medium companies around the world. Some graduates also go on to start-up businesses themselves.

    Recent graduates have begun their careers as trainee graduate managers, project managers, brand managers, hotel and property managers. Our alumni are working for a wide variety of employers – from established corporates like BP, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Sellafield to modern brands like Innocent Drinks.

    Our courses are designed to develop your conceptual understanding and provide practice-based insights. You will develop your personal competencies including communications and mathematical abilities. Such skills have helped recent graduates find work in a wide variety of roles in banking, retail, consultancy, sales and marketing and data analysis.

    Some former graduates are pursuing their studies with PCGE teacher training or professional qualifications. Many have stayed at Lancaster, for Masters degrees in subjects such as Management, Finance, Cyber Security and Human Resource and Knowledge Management.


    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

    Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2017/18 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,000 £16,250

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications 
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A, or the equivalent academic qualifications.  In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
    • An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning

    • Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600 

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

Visit the Department:

Management School UG Office

Alumni Profiles

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Charlie Walker

BSc Business Studies, 2016

Lancaster University has been a life changing experience. I have gained lots of skills and knowledge.
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Maksims Kondratjuks

BSc Business Studies, 2009

I highly recommend LUMS; it offers the best student experience, both in terms of social life and academic knowledge.
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