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    Our degree will prepare you for active participation in the management of business.

    The course will give you the knowledge and experience demanded by employers and builds a wide range of personal skills.

    Studying for a higher education award in business will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to establish a career in business. The BSc (Hons) Business is a full-time course offered by Modern Continuing Education Centre in association with Canterbury Christ Church University.

    Why study Business Studies?

    The course is for those looking to understand the business environment and gain a comprehensive and specialised range of knowledge of business. You may be taking your first degree or adding to existing skills. If you want to enhance your skills and employability, or whatever your situation or career goals may be then a business degree is for you.

    Find out more about Business Studies at Modern Continuing Education Centre

      All about the course

      You will study a range of modules that will give you a board and balance knowledge of business. Modules will cover content in strategy, management, marketing, finance and public relations.

      Entry requirements

      A recognised level 5 award such as an HND or any equivalent level 5 award that has been approved for entry to level 6 study.

      The Equivalent Qualification such as Executive Diploma in Accounting and Management and ATHE Level 5 Diploma in Management (QCF) that are operated by Modern Continuing Education Centre.

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

      Module information

      Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

      Core/optional modules

      *Modules subject to validation

      How you’ll learn

      Our teaching supports students in reaching their potential in the course. We recognise the diversity of learning styles and techniques they will use and offer a variety of means through which they can engage with the subject: lectures, seminars, discussions, presentations, visiting speakers, digital materials, coursework and tutorials.

      We offer timely feedback from tutors. We also value the learning from students’ experiences with other work and organisations and support their reflections on their academic and personal development. We encourage them to develop skills relevant to life and work as well as for academic study. Typically, teaching takes place in face to face mode and in on-line environments and is informed by student feedback.

      To enhance student learning your module tutor may direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.

      All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

      When not attending lectures, seminars, workshops or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study. Typically, this involves reading journal articles and books, undertaking research in the library, working on projects, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations, workshops and seminars.

      Each module will involve 200 hours of work with 50 of these being contact time (lectures and seminars) and the rest self-directed study which includes preparation for and the production of assessments. Students will typically have around 12 contact hours per week with additional academic tutoring outside of these hours.

      Our classes are delivered in smaller groups, enabling students to learn and develop understanding using more formative assessments.

      Modules are split over two semesters with 60 credits studied on each semester, with the exception of modules that 40 credit-bearing, such as the Dissertation Research Project. Delivery of most modules will typically consist of a 4 hours in total, with one-hour interactive lecture and a two hours seminar/workshop, and one hour follow up tutorial per week. There is also contact time allocated to provide students with further tutorial support outside of the classroom.

      Our faculty staff have a wide range of industry and academic experience and deliver the vast majority of lectures and seminars. We recognise the importance of continuing professional development and the accreditation of awards relating to the HE Sector, such as HEA recognition.

      How you’ll be assessed

      The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or 'formative' assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.

      There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.


      You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

      We aim to provide you with feedback within 10 working days of hand-in (practice assessment) and 15 working days of hand-in (formal coursework assessment).

      Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

      The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

      68% coursework
      28% written exam
      3% presentation

      Your future career

      A good BSc (Hons) Business Studies award enables you to continue your studies towards a master degree or membership of professional institutions in areas such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

      You will be equipped with skills to enter into a corporate business career, start your own business or enter into more creative industries. A business degree can open the door to many opportunities.


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      Regulated by the Office for Students

      The Office for Students (OfS) regulates Canterbury Christ Church University. The OfS is the independent regulator of higher education in England. It aims to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Further details about its work are available on the OfS website.

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