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Geography with Business

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. GCSE requirements - English and Mathematics grade C/4

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:12

Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and 12 level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE Maths and English grade C/4 (if not already achieved).Please contact institution for advice before applying.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE requirements - English and Mathematics grade C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

GCSE requirements - English and Mathematics grade C/4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

GCSE requirements - English and Mathematics grade C/4

UCAS Tariff

136

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Human geography

Business studies

How do we balance the need for economic growth with environmental sustainability? How can businesses maintain their profits while managing resources? How can companies be part of the solution to the global climate crisis?

On this course, you’ll learn about key principles including innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability that underpin business and management across the globe. You’ll also explore our relationship with the earth, the impact of changes in ecosystems and how government policies affect both corporate and human behaviour.

You can tailor your studies through a wide range of optional modules, so you can specialise in areas that interest you and align with your career goals.

Modules

The first year is a foundation programme covering human geography and geographical information science, as well as business economics, organisational behaviours, consumers and markets. In year two, you will typically take a combination of core geography and business modules, including economic geography and strategic management. You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of human geography, strategic management and geographical information science modules. In year three, the dissertation is the sole core module and you are encouraged to select a business-related aspect of geography. Alongside this, you will choose from a range of advanced geography and business modules.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£22,590
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Geography

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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.

93%
med
Human geography
67%
low
Business 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.

Human geography

Teaching and learning

99%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

84%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
1%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

Business studies

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

71%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
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?

51%
UK students
49%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Teaching and educational professionals

Business and management

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Business, research and administrative 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£37k

£37k

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.

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.

£26k

£26k

£33k

£33k

£41k

£41k

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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