UCAS code: N250
A Foundation degree in Business Management or an HND in a Business subject with merit profile. Mature students with HNC Merit/Distinction profile and relevant experience may be accepted provided an RPL portfolio is successfully completed and they have sufficient managerial experience. HNC students with less work experience and/or Pass grade may be eligible for entry on FdA Management to complete the requisite number of modules (six). Completion of the six modules will result in the award of a Foundation degree and progression to the top-up degree.
A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics is required.
1 year full-time; 18 months/2 years part-time
If English is not your first language:
IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in writing) or equivalent
Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man
2016 Entry (Full-time) | £9,000
Part-Time £1,125 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary. Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will not exceed the government permitted rate of £6,750.
Total Cost £9,000
2016 Entry (Full-time) | £11,300 p/a
Part-Time £1,410 per 15 credit module. The number of credits available per module may vary. Students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year.
Total Cost £11,300
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Optional cost - It is recommended that students buy core texts for each year of the course. It is possible to buy second-hand copies or study using library and online sources. This will cost approximately £50-£200 per year.
To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here
Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester
Suitable for applicants from:
UK, EU, World
The programme contains multiple built-in formative assessments to enhance the learning experience.
Pre-approved for a Masters:
University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.
Terms and Conditions
For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.
Students consider the complexities and ethical implications of business strategies and emerging issues confronting organisations in an era of increasing globalisation and ethical, social and environmental concern.
Study is strategic in nature to allow students to further develop critical thinking skills. The programme is closely linked to industry and students learn through a combination of theoretical and experiential learning, to include project and consultancy- based work with professionals from a variety of specialisms.
An integral part of student learning at this level is the Extended Independent Study. Students act as a consultant and undertake research that responds to the challenges faced by a business or industry, alternatively they can define and resolve their own research problem. Both options provide the opportunity to demonstrate the ability for self-directed study. Alternatively, students may complete the taught module, Researching Contemporary Management Issues, which aims to develop students' ability to critically evaluate approaches to research into contemporary management issues. This provides the opportunity for students to research and critically assess a range of these issues in their own research paper.
- Dissertation, Researching Contemporary Management Issues, or Consultancy Project
- Sustainable Strategy in Practice
- Entrepreneurship in Action
- Strategic Innovation Management
- Managing Change
- Project Management
- Employing People
- People Engagement and Development
- Business Ethics
- Financial Management
- Social Enterprise
- Digital Marketing
- Strategic Brand Management
- Responsible Leadership Development
- Developing Academic Practice
- China: Twenty-first Century Challenges
For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right hand side).
Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions
The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.
In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services available to students within the University.
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library
At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
There is a demand for business management graduates across a broad spectrum of roles in a variety of different organisations, from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational corporations. Students are equipped with key business knowledge and skills that can be applied to any organisation.