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Business, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The Business programme is offered at University of the West of Scotland. The BA Business course has been developed in partnership with businesses and industry leaders to provide a mix of practical skills, knowledge and understanding of theory to help you meet the challenges of a stimulating and rewarding career.

As well as providing a broad base of learning, we also offer the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests in line with your future career aspirations. Specialist areas of study include enterprise and entrepreneurship, marketing or human resources.


The UWS Business degree has been developed in partnership with some of the UK’s top employers and is designed to equip you with the skills employers need.  The degree will assist entry onto graduate management programmes helping you to prepare for a career in public, private and voluntary organisations in the UK and internationally.  Financial services consultants, marketing manager and retail manager are just some of the roles a business degree can unlock.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: For some courses it may still be possible to apply beyond this period, subject to suitable vacancies remaining. January start date only for Part-time.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

In year 1 you will be introduced to key areas of business including finance, human resources management, marketing and economics as well as developing practical skills in communication techniques, time management and presentation skills.

Year 2

In year 2 you will develop skills and knowledge across a range of business disciplines including corporate law. You can specialise in a particular area, such as human resource management or marketing or pursue a broader business degree.  You will also complete a research module at UWS or with an employer. 

Year 3

In year 3 you will develop an understanding of the complex issues at work in the general and specialist areas of business and learn methods of research, equipping you with the skills to research and complete a dissertation in year 4.

Year 4

In year 4 you will complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice and undertake further study in your chosen specialism.   

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Ensure that you have copies of all the documents required for your application. These include:

  • Qualification certificates/transcripts in English
  • English language proficiency test certificates
  • A signed academic reference on headed paper
  • CV in English
  • Proof of funding (if required)
  • Passport
  • Visa/CAS statement (if held)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    10600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • English, Northern Irish & Welsh

£9,250 per year of study

  • Channel Islands & Isle Of Man

£9,250 per year of study

Living costs

  • Hamilton, United Kingdom

    660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Paisley, United Kingdom

    700 - 1400 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The Scottish Government does not provide any statutory student funding for international students studying in Scotland.

However, there are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at UWS.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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