University of Bath Business

University of Bath Business

University of Bath

Course in detail

Course aims

This highly-ranked and flexible business degree is different from many others. You will complete two six-month placements with separate companies rather than 12 months with one. Experience of two roles will help you decide on your future career direction.

Placements are real jobs and usually paid. The average salary in 2015 was £21,000 and the highest was £47,000. Our dedicated Placements Team will liaise with employers, arrange interviews and help you apply. Placement opportunities may not be guaranteed. Find out more about placements.

You’ll also interact with businesses through practical research including the Final Year Project. You will enjoy teaching informed by the latest research and our industry links.

Year 1 covers the core subjects relevant for business. These principles will provide context for
the rest of your course.

From Year 2 onwards you can customise your degree with optional units. These let you explore other areas of interest from a wide range of topics.

In your final year you can apply for our international academic exchange programme. Gain international exposure by spending a semester studying abroad at one of our partner business schools.

Entry requirements

GCSE requirements

GCSE Mathematics grade B or 6 plus GCSE English grade B or 6 (or equivalent from category A).

Compulsory A level subjects

AAA or A*AB in 3 A level subjects.

Desirable A level subjects

Preference for A level subjects that include a combination of mathematics/sciences with arts/humanities.

A level subjects that will not be considered in your application

A level General Studies will not be considered. We may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). Offers can include Mathematics or Further Mathematics but not both.

Alternative A level offer

AAB plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Desirable skills or experience

Your application should describe your motivation for choosing business administration and information about your relevant non-academic interests and achievements. When describing relevant experience remember to reflect on what you have learnt through engagement with these activities, how they have influenced your personal development and the relevance of these to business or your future career.

Because the course involves a work placement early in year 2, your application should additionally demonstrate:

  • evidence of an active interest in understanding people, work and organisations
  • evidence of working with others and developing transferable skills, through work experience or involvement in an extra-curricular activity