Course Details


The course covers a broad range of modules which cover the key areas of modern business giving you a well-rounded knowledge base and the confidence to work as a professional within any organisation. The range of subjects you will study include marketing, finance, human resource management, business strategy, international business and entrepreneurship.

You will also have the opportunity to develop an array of key transferable skills sought after by employers. These include strategic and critical thinking, problem solving, working with others, leadership and negotiation.

How long is the course?

This course is delivered over four years, part-time and commences in September. Timetabling may vary, dependent on the order of units studied. Attendance is typically 9.00am – 4.30pm across one day per week, plus the option to attend a half a day study skills support. Evenings may be included.

What qualification will I achieve?

The qualification title is Foundation Degree in Business

What will I study?

Study over the four year period consists of the following core modules:

Level 4

  • Managing Organisations and People
  • Business in Context
  • Human Resource Management
  • Foundations in Marketing
  • Academic and Professional Development
  • Business Information, Communication and Networking

Level 5

  • Work-Based Learning
  • Introduction to Strategy for Business
  • International Business
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

In addition you will have the opportunity to study for the Chartered Management Institute  (CMI) Level 4 Award in Leadership and Management. Additional fees will be incurred. Please enquire on application.

Where will I study?

You will study at University Campus Barnsley, Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2AN.

What equipment will I need?

You will need to provide your own writing material, paper and folder. You will also need a storage device (USB) to save computerised work.

How will I be assessed?

Most modules are assessed on 100% coursework, with some modules being assessed by a mixture of coursework and module exams. Assessment methods are assignment based and may include practical projects including presentations, group activities, written reports or research projects.

What can I do next?

Following this course you can progress on to University to undertake a range of business related top up degrees, or go into business related employment. This qualification may enable you to claim accredited prior learning against an undergraduate qualification dependent on the institution’s entry policy and the programme that you are considering.

How do I apply?

Apply directly via UCAS.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £2,995 per year.

Student Finance

As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. See the Fees and Finance page for further information

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Further information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 165 or email

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