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Business and Geography

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,B,B

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: Mathematics at B or 6 and English at C or 4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

43-39

43 points with 776 at HL - 39 points with 666 at HL. Required subjects: HL: no specific subjects required. SL: English at 5 and either Mathematics at 5 or Mathematical Studies at 6.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A-A,A,A,A

Applicants who achieve these grades by end of S5 will be preferred. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S5. Required subjects: Highers: no specific Higher subjects required. National 5s: Mathematics at B and English at C.

UCAS Tariff

128-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Business studies

Human geography

Combine the study of business and geography to prepare for the social, political and cultural challenges facing contemporary businesses, governments and not-for-profit organisations.

On this exciting joint programme in Business and Geography (both physical, human and social), you will combine:

* the study of purposeful organisations

* the study of processes and patterns of human and natural systems on the earth's surface and their interaction.

Our programme reflects the global, dynamic climate of contemporary business and management. Gain a deep understanding of how businesses are connected, interdependent on our physical and social environments. Learn how they are responsible for engaging in sustainable organisational practice.

You will develop the personal and professional competences required to work across a range of roles in contemporary business including:

* accountancy and finance

* strategy

* marketing

* human resource management

* data analytics

* entrepreneurship and innovation

Taught by world-leading industry professionals and researchers, you can specialise in areas of business such as:

* Global Business

* Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

* Eco Innovation

* Future of Work

* Theories and Techniques of Persuasion

**Geography**

Through geography, you can explore biophysical processes, from volcanic eruptions to flooding and landslides.

Study the human processes that give shape to cities, states, and communities - all against the backdrop of a changing climate.

Explore geography as a natural science that examines the Earth's surface processes through physical geography, or through the social sciences and humanities as human geography.

**Environment for learning**

We offer a supportive and encouraging environment where you can grow and develop. Our student experience team offer an extensive range of pastoral and professional provision to support you on your undergraduate journey.

We provide many and varied opportunities for you to engage in co- and extra-curricular activities. Our dedicated Student Development Team can help you develop a range of essential business graduate competencies.

**Further development opportunities**

You may take undergraduate Edinburgh Awards supported by an alumni professional mentor and trained coaches:

* Personal and Professional Development (Year 2)

* Effective and Responsible Leadership (Year 3 or 4)

You can also participate in a large number of business societies, business events and peer-support schemes.

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
£22,000
per year
International
£22,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Central area campus

Department:

Business School

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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.

75%
low
Business studies
73%
low
Human geography

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

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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

76%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
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?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Human geography

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

85%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
22%
Business, research and administrative professionals
14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

Human & social geography

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

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.

£22k

£22k

£29k

£29k

£34k

£34k

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.

Geography, earth and environmental 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.

£20k

£20k

£28k

£28k

£29k

£29k

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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Higher entry requirements
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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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