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Management with Foundation Year

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4) and Maths at grade C (or 4).

UCAS Tariff

40-48

About this course


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

Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.5 years | Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Management studies

We offer a September 2022 and January 2022 entry point onto this course. (Applicant information for January 2022 entry can be found on the 2021/2022 pages.)
The closing date for applications to the September 2021 entry point is the 15th January and the closing date for applications for the January entry point is the 21st December 2021. Please note that the January start point runs in a compressed time-frame (January to September) but without loss of teaching weeks or acceleration of teaching and content delivery. Please ensure that you are viewing the correct UCAS page for the entry point you are interested in. You can switch between the September and January UCAS pages by using the blue 'course options available' button above.

We welcome direct applications for the January entry point. Contact our Admissions team to apply now. Telephone: +44 (0)1782 734010 Email: [email protected]

At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home. The Management with Foundation Year will smooth your transition to degree-level study by giving you the time and space to develop your subject knowledge, improve your academic skills and build your confidence and self-belief that you can succeed at university.

The programme is ideal for those who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto an honours degree. Following successful completion (including any additional progression requirements) of the Foundation Year you can progress on to the first year of the Management course.

You will benefit from exposure to world-leading thinkers, disruptive entrepreneurial firms, and major trends that will define future human challenges like sustainable, digital, social inclusion and wellbeing, whilst providing a broad understanding of business practice and the role of management in the diverse and contemporary business world. The four year programme provides flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests with a range of options and choices. One of the distinctive features of our courses is the ability to choose from one of our innovative pathways: Students who have not achieved 60% or above by the end of the 2nd year will revert to a three year BA Management. Similarly, you could also choose to revert to the BA Management before the commencement of the 3rd year.

All of the teaching is delivered on the Keele campus by highly qualified academic and professional staff, complemented by an experienced student support team. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, and you will make use of state-of-the-art undergraduate teaching facilities and apparatus. In addition to the University's support network, you will have a personal tutor who will guide and support you through your first year of university study.

We have developed this programme from our commitment to the responsibilities of business and their managers to wider social improvement. The content promotes reflection on a broad range of issues, including the promotion of gender equality, developing socially responsible practice and respect for difference and diversity. The programme includes new areas of research and development in the discipline as well as the foundations required for understanding
business. You will read about organisations and their operations and strategies, and learn a range of perspectives on employees and their relationship with organisations as employees or stakeholders. This is supported by optional modules offering a basic working knowledge in accounting and economics as well as free electives to develop specialisms.

Modules

For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Keele University

Department:

Keele (Central)

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.

84%
med
Management 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.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
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

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

Management 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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Public services and other associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£30k

£30k

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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