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Undergraduate courses 2024/25

Business Studies (Year 2 & 3 Direct Entry), BA Hons

This fast-track entry into the second or final year of our business studies degree offers the practical skills you need to work in project management, business development and finance.

This direct entry degree in business studies teaches you the practical skills you need for a career in business development and management. Modules include project planning and management, operations management, management of information systems, managing strategy and small business development. You will have the opportunity to work with business professionals and/or local communities on live projects to gain more practical experience. You can also choose a final year project that suits your interests (dissertation, consultancy project, or business creation project)

Popular career options for our business studies graduates include roles in management, leadership, project management and finance.

Course/institution codes

N112 G BA/BS

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

  • 1-2 years full-time
  • 2-4 years part-time
  • 1-2 years

Start month

September

Home/international fees 2024/25

£9,250 /£17,850

What you should know about this course

  • Study at our beautiful Greenwich campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in London.
  • Work placements at companies such as Microsoft, Warner Music Group, and IBM
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of core business principles across various functional areas like marketing, finance, human resources, and operations management.
  • The programme incorporates real-world case studies, simulations, and guest lectures from industry professionals.
  • Graduates from this program are well-equipped for diverse career paths across various private, public, and voluntary sectors.

What you will study

This Direct Entry version of the degree offers two entry points: Direct Entry to Level 5 (2 years full-time with students studying the modules shown in Year 1 and Year 2 below) or Direct Entry to Level 6 (1 year full-time with students studying the modules shown in Year 2 below). For more information on the entry points and structure of the course, please contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk.

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About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers also contribute to seminar teaching with their latest research-led insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

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Entry requirements

If you are

An overall average of 55% with 120 credits at Level 4 and no failed or referred modules.

We accept alternative qualifications. To find out more, please contact us.

For more information, use our contact form or call us on 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

Choose your country:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Average intake per year is 90-100. Lectures sizes are normally 30-240, and seminars/tutorials are 15-30. This varies by module, if shared between degrees

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, assessments, and field trips. Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Attend additional support classes in some modules
  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join student societies.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £9,250 £2,312 per 30 credits N/A
International £17,850 £4,463 per 30 credits N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year). Our Stockwell Street library offers a extensive range of books for loan, as well as access to journals and digital resources.
  • Field Trips: If there are any field trips, students may need to pay their travel costs.
  • Careers and placements

    What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

    Graduates may go on to set up their own businesses or pursue roles in human resource management, operations and logistics, advertising and marketing, finance or general management.

    Do you provide employability services?

    Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential. Services include:

    • CV, cover letter, and interview tips
    • Careers fairs
    • Overseas exchange
    • Mentoring

    More about our employability services

    Support and advice

    Academic skills and study support

    Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

    Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

    Support from the department

    Our Greenwich Employability Passport Scheme will make your CV stand out to employers. It recognises your efforts in part-time work, volunteering, sports and societies during your studies.

    If you're interested in starting your own business, our Generator runs workshops, mentoring and networking opportunities. You can enjoy our dedicated workspace, take part in an Enterprise Challenge, and get support for a Tier 1 Start Up Visa.

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    If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

    If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

    If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.