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Overview

A fast-track route, with entry at advanced level, to prepare you for the modern business market. Our 2 year Honours degree in International Business provides the knowledge and skills you will need for a range of future careers.

The course has been developed by our School of Business & Enterprise, building on over 25 years’ experience in delivering business education.

Input from partners in business, industry and the professional institutes has helped shape this degree to meet the needs of the UK and international student market, and helps provide an excellent grounding in business skills.

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Professional Approval and Accreditation

The core module skills are in line with the requirements for graduate trainee and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) programmes, preparing you for a career in national and international organisations or to start-up your own company. 

Accelerated Entry

Direct entry into year 2 is possible.

Only available at UWS London Campus

The course is offered at UWS London Campus, very close to the centre of the bustling UK capital. The campus location is well served for travel, being minutes’ away from Elephant & Castle tube and rail stations, as well as the travel hubs at Borough and Southbank.

The surrounding areas offer a wealth of cosmopolitan cafes, bars, restaurants, leisure facilities and visitor attractions (eg Borough Market, London Bridge, and the Old Vic Theatre), so there is a huge range of options on offer to suit all price ranges.

A diverse range of employers, volunteer centres and other professional development services are located in the vicinity of the campus and open up a number of opportunities for career and personal development.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications do you need? 

We welcome UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.  

If your qualifications are not listed here please see our academic requirements by country page, which gives the minimum entry requirements for a range of international qualifications.

Year 2

  • A levels: BBB or CC including successful completion of the 4-week Introduction to Business course plus relevant work experience
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM
  • CertHE: Business with English Language or equivalent 
  • BTEC Level 4 HNC: Business or Business Management or Management Administration & IT or Event Management or Events or Travel & Tourism 

Year 3

  • BTEC Level 5 HND: Business or Business Management or Management Administration & IT or Event Management or Events or Travel & Tourism 

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for most courses

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.0
  • no sub-test less than 5.5

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests

 

IELTS Score Exceptions (DBA, Certificate of Higher Education, PhD, etc.)

For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:

  • overall score of 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0


For Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:

  • overall score of 7.0
  • no sub-test less than 7.0


For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:

  • overall score of 5.0
  • no sub-test less than 4.5

 

Pre-sessional courses

Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:

  • 10 week pre-sessional - entry criteria UKVI IELTS 5.0 with no element below 4.5.
  • 5 week pre-sessional - entry criteria UKVI IELTS 5.5 with no element below 5.5.
  • English Language for University Study - entry criteria UKVI IELTS with score of 4.0 in all elements (10 month course), or 4.5 with no score below 4.0 (7 month course).

Course details

You can generalise your degree or specialise in an area related to your career aspirations, such as enterprise and entrepreneurship, marketing or human resource management. The programme offers a broad-based, integrated perspective on business life from operational to strategic levels.

The course is delivered by UWS lecturing staff with significant industry and academic experience who provide expert advice and insight to prepare you for the business world. You will have guest presentations from employers and have the opportunity to visit, local and national companies or to build your knowledge and networks.

Varied assessment formats include case studies and portfolio building.

Practical careers and employability advice is offered through a programme of campus workshops, networking events and site visits by Barclays Bank, as well as through input from HIVE – the skills development experts.

Graduates of this programme can apply for Chartered Management Institute (CMI) exemptions.

Year 2

You will develop skills and knowledge across a range of business disciplines including operations. You can specialise in a particular area, such as human resource management or marketing or pursue a broader business degree. 

Year 3

You will develop skills and knowledge across a range of business disciplines including operations. You can specialise in a particular area, such as human resource management or marketing or pursue a broader business degree.

Learn a Language (optional)

This course also gives you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.

Teaching & Assessment

Assessment is carried out through a combination of written exams, presentations and assignments over each academic level of the degree programme.

Course Structure

Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.

Course Structure (17/18)

Jobs 

With the BA (Hons) International Business at UWS you can tailor your degree to focus on areas that are related to your future career aspirations, such as enterprise and entrepreneurship or human resource management.

Further Study 

Some graduates choose further study, leading to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)See list of courses available.

Undergraduate Tuition Fees 2017/2018

London Campus 2017/18

Scottish & EU

£9,250 per year of study

English, Northern Irish, Welsh

£9,250 per year of study

Channel Islands & Isle of Man

£9,250 per year of study

International (Non-EU)

£12,300 per year of study

More on current & future tuition fees

Additional Costs & Sources of Funding

The cost of attending university is an investment in your future career.

In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs like study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms.

Fortunately, there is a great deal of financial support available to help students meet the cost of their study. This ranges from statutory government loans to pay for tuition fees to bursaries to help towards living expenses.

The sections below provide details of additional costs that your course may involve along with any financial support that may be available.

Additional Costs

Students on certain degrees will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fees. These could be for things like specialist equipment, study materials, work placements, graduation, membership of relevant organisations or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.

For students on course with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel and accommodation.

Please contact the course leader for details of the additional costs associated with this course.

Tuition Fees & Living Cost Support

Tuition Fees & Additional Costs

Tuition fees are calculated based on where you are from and what you are studying. Some courses also involve additional costs, such as mandatory field trips, equipment or studying abroad.

Find out how much it will cost you to study at UWS as an undergraduate student.

Funding for Scottish Students

Scottish students studying at undergraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.

Find out more.

Funding for English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students

English, Welsh and Northern Irish students studying at undergraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.

Find out more.

Funding for EU Students

EU students studying at undergraduate level of UWS may be eligible for SAAS funding, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.

Find our more.

Funding for International Students

There are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at undergraduate level at UWS, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.

Find out more.

Other Financial Support

Discretionary & Childcare Funds

UWS administer a range of discretionary and childcare funds. These are designed to support students who are experiencing financial difficulty or struggling to meet the costs of childcare.

Find out more.

Benefits & Tax Credits

Becoming a student can have an impact on your entitlement to certain benefits. It may mean you are no longer eligible to claim a benefit you have been receiving, or your new income from student funding may affect the amount you are able to receive.

Find out more.

Additional Financial Support

If there isn’t a statutory source of funding for you or your course, or you are in need of additional financial support, you may wish to consider more alternative sources of funding such as trust funds and scholarships.

Find out more.

Money & Debt Advice

Choosing to become a student can have a big impact on your budget and you may need to reassess your spending to account for a reduced income. We’ve put together some guidance to help you manage your money and make the right financial choices for you and your family.

Find out more.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this course, please use our dedicated online application system.

For more information on when and how to apply to study at UWS please refer to our Undergraduate Application Guide.


An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

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Peter McGuire

Business & Enterprise

UWS Undergraduate students studying at Ayr Campus

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