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UCAS code

NN22

Mode of Study

Full-time

Duration

3 years full-time

Start date

September 2024

Where do you want to study?

London

Portsmouth

Overview

Get a head start on the job market by studying in one of the business capitals of the world on this BA (Hons) Business and Management degree. Develop your entrepreneurial creativity through collaboration with our local business community and build a strong skillset in management, marketing, finance and sustainability.  

You'll engage with real London-based businesses, learning from the challenges they face to test theories and solve problems with expert academics and your fellow students, and have the chance to make connections with business leaders at UoP London networking events.

With a focus on all key business areas - from accounting to operations, international business to cross cultural awareness - you'll graduate with the skills to start a successful career in any commercial arena.

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Your new home at UoP London

Get a feel for our purpose-built UoP London campus in the heart of lively Waltham Forest, the capital's first Borough of Culture.

 

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Course highlights

  • Study business and management in London, surrounded by world-leading start-ups, enterprises and companies large and small
  • Gain a well-rounded understanding of business and management today, covering marketing, leadership, economics, global business, sustainability and more
  • Work collaboratively to enrich your learning and apply new skills to the management of real businesses in the local community
  • Build industry connections by attending networking events and presentations alongside London-based business leaders
  • Learn from an expert team in our purpose-built, tech-rich flexible learning spaces

Business and management studies at the University of Portsmouth is ranked 4th of the modern universities for research quality

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

 

Read more about our business and management research

Entry requirements

BA (Hons) Business and Management degree entry requirements

Typical offers
English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

We also accept other standard English tests and qualifications, as long as they meet the minimum requirements of your course.

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Ideal skills and qualities for this course

In addition to meeting the course's entry requirements, we’re looking for good written, IT and analytical skills.

During this course your assessment will include problem-solving, good presentation techniques and the ability to work well in a team. But don’t worry, we’ll help you develop these abilities throughout the course.

We’re looking for an interest in business and management, so we’d encourage you to read the business sections of a quality newspaper and get some work experience (of any kind). 

Careers and opportunities

With its emphasis on key business areas and analysis of real London-based business scenarios, this BA (Hons) Business and Management degree will prepare you to climb the career ladder in any sector that appeals to you.

You could also progress on to postgraduate study in a business-related area such as project management, digital marketing or human resource management, or choose to set up your own business.

Graduates of this course from the University of Portsmouth have secured jobs as:

  • HR manager
  • business transformation consultant
  • marketing manager
  • project manager
  • army officer - squadron operations
  • business development executive
  • product marketing executive
  • account manager
  • personal banker
  • compliance analyst
  • supply chain manager

They've gone on to work for companies such as:

  • Tesco
  • British Telecom
  • Deloitte
  • HM Government
  • IBM
  • Disney
  • BAE Systems
  • NHS
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Estée Lauder
  • Volkswagen Group UK 
  • Microsoft

(Data taken from HESA Graduate Outcome surveys)

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Why do a business management degree?

Read our blog to find out why a business management degree is a good idea and how it opens doors to lots of different careers.

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What you'll study

Modules

Core modules in this year include:

  • Business Accounting – 20 credits
  • Business Operations and Systems Management – 20 credits
  • Economics for Business – 20 credits
  • Managing People in Organisations – 20 credits
  • Marketing Principles and Practice – 20 credits
  • Academic and Professional Skills for Success - 20 credits

There are no optional modules in this year.

Core modules in this year include:

  • Employability, Research Professional Development – 20 credits
  • Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability – 20 credits
  • Business Venturing – 20 credits
  • Business Analysis and Decision Making – 20 credits
  • International Business – 20 credits

Optional modules in this year include:

  • Managing Product Portfolios - 20 credits
  • People Resourcing and Talent Management - 20 credits
  • Study Year Abroad - 120 credits 

Core modules in this year include:

  • Cross Cultural Awareness – 20 credits
  • Transformative Marketing – 20 credits
  • Developing your Research Skills – 20 credits
  • Independent Study Project – 20 credits
  • Strategic Management – 20 credits

Optional modules in this year include:

  • Responsible and Sustainable Business - 20 credits
  • Business Improvement and Creativity - 20 credits
  • International Financial Management - 120 credits 

Changes to course content

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Teaching

The majority of your timetabled teaching will be face-to-face and will include:

  • workshops
  • seminars
  • one-on-one tutorials
  • practical sessions
  • group discussions

Assessment

Your assessment will depend on which modules you take. Assessment methods are likely to include:

  • written reports
  • oral presentations
  • portfolios
  • exams
  • dissertation

How you'll spend your time

One of the main differences between school or college and university is how much control you have over your learning.

We're planning for most of your learning to be supported by timetabled face-to-face teaching with some elements of online provision.

A typical week

We recommend you spend at least 35 hours a week studying for this degree.

In your first year this is what your week may look like:

  • timetabled teaching activities (lectures, seminars, tutorials, classes and workshops) = about 10-12 hours a week
  • independent study (research, reading, coursework and project work, alone or in a group) = about 21 hours a week

You'll probably do more independent study and have less scheduled teaching in years 2 and 3, but this depends on which modules you choose.

Term dates

The academic year runs from September to June. There are breaks at Christmas and Easter.

Supporting your learning

The amount of timetabled teaching you'll get on your degree might be less than what you're used to at school or college, but you'll get the following types of support via video, phone and face-to-face from our London campus support team to enhance your learning experience and help you succeed:

  • academic writing (such as essays, reports, dissertations, projects and literature reviews)
  • reflective writing
  • critical thinking skills
  • delivering presentations (including observing and filming presentations)
  • understanding and using assignment feedback
  • managing your time and workload
  • revision and exam techniques

You'll also have access to a personal tutor to support you in your studies.

If English isn't your first language, you can do one of our English language courses to improve your written and spoken English language skills before starting your degree. Once you're here, you can take part in our free In-Sessional English (ISE) programme to improve your English further.

Course costs and funding

Tuition fees (2024 start)

  • UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students – £9,250 (subject to annual increase)
  • EU students – £21,800 (subject to annual increase)
  • International students – £21,800 (subject to annual increase)

Funding your studies

Find out how to fund your studies, including the scholarships and bursaries you could get. You can also find more about tuition fees and living costs, including what your tuition fees cover.

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Waltham Forest.

You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

 

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

Apply

How to apply

To start this course in 2024, apply through UCAS. You'll need:

  • the UCAS course code – NN22
  • our institution code – P80

If you'd prefer to apply directly, use our online application form.

How to apply from outside the UK

You can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region.

To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section. 

If you don't meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.

Finalising this course

All our courses go through a rigorous approval process to make sure they’re of the highest quality. This includes a review by a panel of experts, made up of academic staff and an external academic or professional with specialist knowledge.

This course is in the final stages of this process and is open for applications. If any details of the course or its approval status change after you apply, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and will be here to discuss your options with you.