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Key Facts

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Start Dates: Feb,Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 3 Years
UCAS Code:N120
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

In order to remain competitive international businesses are looking for graduates who are able to work in a flexible, collaborative way in order to help provide innovative solutions to often complex and open-ended international problems.

This course is specifically designed to enable you to develop these skills through an exciting programme that links academic theory and real world business projects in realistic business settings.

Studying this course will help you to gain an insight into the reality of international business that goes beyond what is discussed in the text books and will help you to engage with potential employers in a much more meaningful way.


The course isn’t just theoretical; it’s based in industry practice and can be very hands-on. We also have business employers regularly come in to give seminars, which motivates us to work harder.

Charlotte Essien, BA (Hons) Business Studies (International)

Units

  • Accounting For Business (AAF016-1) Compulsory
  • Business Practice Explored (BSS005-1) Compulsory
  • Finance For Business (AAF017-1) Compulsory
  • Managing People (BSS006-1) Compulsory
  • Using Data To Build Business Practice (BSS004-1) Compulsory
  • Leadership And Management (BSS028-2) Compulsory
  • Marketing Communications In The Digital Age (MAR021-2) Compulsory
  • Operations And Project Management (BSS027-2) Compulsory
  • Planning Careers And Employability (BSS030-2) Compulsory
  • Strategy And Innovation (BSS029-2) Compulsory
  • Business In An International Environment (BSS071-3) Compulsory
  • Business In Practice (BSS065-3) Compulsory
  • Developing Employability Skills. The Future You (BSS059-3) Compulsory
  • Dissertation In Business (International Business) (BSS069-3) Compulsory
  • Preparation For The Dissertation (BSS058-3) Compulsory

The overall aim of the assessment strategy is designed to enable you to demonstrate the ability to do business in practice. We use a wide and varied range of assessments in the knowledge that individuals are not all the same therefore you will find a broad range which reflect a wide range of learning styles. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate that you understand the theory and have developed critical thinking skills which help evaluate the relevance of what has been learned. Assessments are designed to help you to develop and demonstrate the skills that are essential to effective communication in businesses settings and to allow for progress through the course. Critical to assessment is the feedback to you will receive throughout the course. Feedback will range from formal feedback based on submitted work to informal feedback in discussions and seminars. Assessment will use a variety of methods.

Entry Requirements

To learn more about the following UCAS entry requirement tariffs:

  • 80 – 96 tariff points
  • 96 – 112 tariff points
  • 112- 120 tariff points

and information on qualifications to achieve those points visit beds.ac.uk/entryrequirements

You can check your qualifications are valid for UK universities through the UCAS Tariff Calculator

For International and EU entry requirements please visit your country page

Don't forget you may be eligible for one of our scholarships or bursaries

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Entry Requirements


To learn more about the following UCAS entry requirement tariffs:

  • 80 – 96 tariff points
  • 96 – 112 tariff points
  • 112- 120 tariff points

and information on qualifications to achieve those points visit beds.ac.uk/entryrequirements

You can check your qualifications are valid for UK universities through the UCAS Tariff Calculator


For International and EU entry requirements please visit your country page

Don't forget you may be eligible for one of our scholarships or bursaries


You are likely to progress to a career in a wide variety of industries. Our aim is to produce practice based all-rounders who understand the demands and requirements of the commercial world.

The experience you will gain will equip you with both the knowledge and process skills to make you highly effective. This course prepares you for the world of work and you will find that you can easily fit into a wide variety of tasks and organisations.

Your understanding of the context of the business skills and capabilities within the international context will help you to progress in companies that have an international presence.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

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 undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

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 undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

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

Clicking this card will take you to /howtoapply/money/extra-costs/

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

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 undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

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 undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

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.

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student