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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Block delivery
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 3 Years
Campus Location: University of Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes

About the course

Study part-time while working in business or management: keep earning as you achieve a higher education qualification which builds on your work experience.

This course will develop your knowledge in people, marketing, financial and operations management, as well as developing your own management skills, with an emphasis on work-based learning as you apply theory to practice.

It also covers entrepreneurship and setting up a new business, ideal if your ambition is to set up on your own.


  • Learn one day a week, allowing you to manage your time and finances whilst achieving a higher education qualification
  • Study essential aspects of management including marketing, financial and management accounting, managing effectively in the workplace, business law and project management
  • Develop your entrepreneurial skills and understanding of how to set up a new business
  • Gain skills in decision-making, data and financial analysis and problem-solving
  • Benefit from a degree which builds on your current work experience and enables you to immediately apply your learning in your organisation

Units

  • Accounting For Business (AAF016-1) Compulsory
  • Foundations Of Business Management (BBS013-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Academic Study And Work-Integrated Learning In Business Management (BSS007-1) Compulsory
  • Principles Of Marketing (MAR001-1) Compulsory
  • Working In The Business Environment (BBS008-1) Compulsory
  • Applied Management (BBS012-2) Compulsory
  • Intercultural Management In Business (MAR015-2) Compulsory
  • Management Project (BSS026-2) Compulsory
  • Operations And Project Management (BBS011-2) Compulsory
  • Small Business Planning And Entrepreneurship (BBS006-2) Compulsory
  • Sustainable Business Management (BSS017-2) Compulsory

The course uses a range of assessment types and methods, as appropriate, to ensure the validity and fairness of assessment. Formative assessment is used to provide feedback to you to support your progress, and diagnostic assessment is used to assess your current knowledge or skills. Summative assessment for most units includes a combination of coursework and tests or examination. Most units include elements of individual and group activity to reflect the type of work undertaken in business and management. Coursework is mainly individually assessed and focuses on tasks which develop vocational skills, underpinned by subject knowledge, requiring higher levels of cognition in the later years of the course. Assessment takes a variety of forms, including essays and reports, portfolios, presentations, research proposals and exams. Where possible and relevant, assessments are rooted in authentic and practical workplace scenarios to enable work related learning. All coursework has an assignment specification, with grading criteria, which is issued to you, normally at the beginning of the year, but at least 3 weeks prior to the deadline. All marked work is returned to you following the university guidelines, with written on-line feedback, including advising you on how you can improve your work next time. All coursework submitted is subject to university procedures for the detection of plagiarism.

Entry Requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk

  • Appropriate work placement/paid employment to be in place for when the course starts

Students will be expected to be working for a minimum of 14 hours per week normally, which can include paid employment, voluntary work and/or internship.

Applicants without the formal standard entry requirements but who have significant experience in an appropriate management role may be considered if their experience and training can be demonstrated (through a combination of RPL and RPEL) to be equivalent to the `standard entry requirements.


 

 

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2019/20 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2019/20 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

Milton Keynes campus

Our Milton Keynes campus is located in the town centre, very close to the main shopping centre and other amenities.

The campus has modern teaching facilities and social spaces to help our students prosper both academically and personally. 

Study locally and save money if you're MK-based. For example, our foundation degrees offer you part-time and flexible learning study modes, so you can continue to work full-time and live at home whilst studying for your degree. Our degrees with placements also give you the opportunity to get real work experience as part of your studies.

Location

The Milton Keynes campus is ideally placed with good local connections as well as excellent transport links to London, the Midlands and internationally.  By fast train you will be in London in 35 minutes. The campus is just a five-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the rail and bus stations, with all the businesses and amenities Milton Keynes has to offer close at hand.

How to Apply

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2019/20 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

How to Apply


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2019/20 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk