BA (Hons) Business Studies


Awarding Body University of Northampton
Course Level Level 6, undergraduate
Course Duration 6 academic terms, equal to 3 years full time study
Course Intakes January, and September
Entry Requirements

Typically 280 UCAS tariff points, equal to BBC at A Level.

We welcome applications from international students and from those with non-traditional educational or professional qualifications, who shall be considered on their own merits.

English as a Foreign Language IELTS 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each unit


Our degree provides an excellent foundation for a career in financial services, marketing, consultancy or general business management. The aim of our course is to equip you with a solid education in business and management theory. You will also have the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills and analytical techniques currently used within a number of business areas.

This approach satisfies a broad spectrum of individual interests and career aspirations and focuses not just on knowledge, but also on the development of essential skills required in business. Close ties with international industry ensure that course content is aligned with contemporary business practice.

However, our course is about preparing you for the world of business, which means not just giving you the skills that are in use today, but developing you intellectually so that you can continue to learn and grow after you graduate, and keep up with the fast-changing commercial environment.

The programme is broken into three stages:

Stage 1

The first stage introduces students to a range of essential aspects of business, such as marketing, management, enterprise and opportunity, finance and economics.

Stage 2

The second stage introduces the two contrasting topic areas of strategic analysis and operations management. The focus on management and planning is expanded with modules on human resources and project planning, while brand management broadens the scope of subjects.

Stage 3

In the final stage, students complete modules on issues in strategic management, together with a dissertation in their chosen area of business, human resource management, economics or international deveor lopment.

Further information

For Further information please refer to the BA (Hons) Business Studies Programme Specification.