About This Course
BA Business is Bangor Business School’s generalist degree. During your first year of studies, you will follow introductory courses that will expose you to the full range of subject areas in the School – Management, Marketing, Economics, Accounting, Finance and Banking. In your second and third years, you will then be able to choose freely from across the full range of Business School modules*, designing your own individual programme that meets your own needs and interests.
By following this degree programme, you will develop a broad understanding of business organisations, their internal functions and the environments in which they operate.
Many students will choose this degree programme if they are keen to gain a Business related degree but are unsure of which particular Business disciplines they would like to pursue. Students on this degree scheme will be able to transfer to any of our specialist degree schemes at any point during their first year of studies if they so wish. Alternatively, many students will stick with the BA Business programme in their second and third years, in order to follow a broader, more general, syllabus that they can tailor to their particular preferences.
*Subject to pre-requisites and timetabling restrictions. Some modules (particularly in the third year) will require that you have studied certain other modules before. Your personal tutor, and other School staff, will help you plan your programme to meet these requirements, and to avoid timetable clashes.
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Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- You will study within a multidisciplinary School that employs specialists across a broad range of business subjects, including accounting, banking, finance, economics, management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
- Our students take part in national competitions such as the IBM Business Challenge and ‘The Pitch’, a UK-wide business plan and marketing challenge.
- Our staff are active researchers in their subject areas and we enjoy an international reputation.
- We have excellent computing facilities and you will have the chance to develop your skills in data analysis and report preparation.
- Bangor offers an attractive range of postgraduate degrees (MA and MSc) in business and finance subjects.
- Bangor Business School students run a CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) student chapter association which organises a range of marketing events and activities, enabling students to put into practice what is learnt in lectures.
During the course you will spend up to 15 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. There is a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations. You will complete assignments such as collecting and analysing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, writing essays and completing problem-solving exercises.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Business Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
General University Costs
Home (UK) students
- The cost of a full-time undergraduate course is £9,000 per year (2021/22 entry).
- More information on fees and finance for Home (UK) students.
International (including EU) students
There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:
- If you choose to study abroad or take the International Experience Year as part of your course.
- If you attend your Graduation Ceremony, there will be a cost for gown hire (£25-£75) and cost for additional guest tickets (c.£12 each).
Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:
- Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
- Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
- Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.
For 2021 entry:
GCSE Maths at grade C/4 required if not demonstrated by the Level 3 qualification
Offers are tariff based, 80 - 112 tariff points, from Level 3 qualifications* e.g.:
• A Levels
• BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DMM
• International Baccalaureate Diploma
• Access: Pass
• City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
• Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements
We also welcome applications from mature applicants
*For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.
General University Requirements
To study for a degree, you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com.
We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more information about studying as a mature student, see our Studying at Bangor section of the website.
EU and International Students' Entry Requirements
For detailed guidance on the entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.
Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor University International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.
Many graduates from Bangor Business School pursue careers in areas such as accountancy, banking, investment, insurance, risk management, marketing, human resource management and retail management.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
With the BEA, you can gain recognition for your extra-curricular activities (e.g. volunteering, clubs and societies, part-time work, etc.)
Bangor University runs a paid internship scheme within the university’s academic and service departments.
Volunteering widens your experience and improves your employability. Find out more about the volunteering on the Students’ Union’s website.