Business Administration (Extended), BA Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • Gain a flexible and useful qualification for a job in a wide range of sectors
  • Also available with Marketing, Accounting and Finance specialisms
  • Study in the only university in Kent to offer the full range of Engineering programmes and 3000sqm of specialist labs
  • Study on a course with strong links to local and national companies from Ford and BAe Systems to small and medium enterprises.



The Extended Business Administration degree is a four year programme. It is designed for students whose qualifications do not meet the standard entry requirements for BA Hons programmes. During this additional first year, you will be introduced to a variety of business-related subjects and learning skills to enable you to take advantage of further study.

Students who successfully complete the core and option courses can transfer to other BA Hons programmes within the university at the end of the foundation year. This must be agreed with your tutor and the relevant admissions tutor.

Management at Medway Campus

Nearly 50% of the top 250 Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) companies have a CEO who holds an engineering degree. Our Faculty of Engineering and Science offers a range of business and management degrees to set you on the road to leadership.


The aims of the programme are to:

  • Ensure that you have the confidence and competence to operate in an academic environment, through extended competence with information technology and abilities to communicate ideas to others
  • Develop your ability to analyse and conduct research into a variety of subject matters seeking insights and drawing supportable conclusions
  • Develop knowledge in a given subject area, depending upon pathway choice, involving detail and breadth of study coupled with the ability to build and test hypotheses.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

You should have: 

64 UCAS points from A-levels, BTEC (QFC) Diploma or equivalent qualifications. 

  • You will also need at least three GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics. 
  • If you have a closely related HND or foundation degree, you may be able to enter the programme in Year 3. This is at the discretion of the programme leader in consultation with the admissions team.

For more information, contact or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact or +44 20 8331 8136.

Extra information


Students are assessed through: 

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Assignments
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Projects.


You may pursue a range of business careers depending on the specialism you choose.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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Medway Campus

A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

Parking on-campus for permit holders with option to pay-as-you-go.

Campus bus service between campuses.

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Unistats data is not available for the part time mode of this programme. This is usually due it to being a new programme for which there is not yet any data.