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In your first year of the Business and Management (Hons) programme from University of Portsmouth, you'll get a grounding in the essential topics that underpin the functions of successful businesses. 

You'll also develop the transferable skills you'll use throughout your degree and career in areas such as team working, prioritisation, planning, IT, entrepreneurship and communication.

In your second and third years, you'll tailor your degree to focus on the business subjects that match your ambitions and interests. You'll get to grips with overcoming the challenges global businesses face and have the chance to apply your skills in industry on a summer internship or placement year.

The course sets you up for a career across plenty of sectors and industries in the UK and beyond. You'll have the skills to get ahead as a business professional in areas such as business consultancy, marketing, finance and risk analysis.

This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses. So you'll have the flexibility to transfer to another business degree after year 1 if you develop an interest in a specific subject area such as human resource management, supply chain management, economics, entrepreneurship or marketing.

What you'll experience

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to become highly effective in business and management
  • Get a rich understanding of core business areas such as marketing, accounting, operations and management
  • Tailor your studies in the areas that interest you most by choosing from around 40 unit options
  • Hone your entrepreneurial skills and build your network by working with real businesses on projects

You can also:

  • Learn a foreign language as part of your studies, such as French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin
  • Get the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Introductory Certificate in Marketing, which is highly sought after by employers for both marketing and non-marketing roles
  • Study at partner universities such as San Jose State in California and the University of Iceland

Placement year

After your second year, you can do a paid placement year to boost your experience and put your knowledge to work. Previous students have worked in organisations such as IBM and Bosh. You can also set up your own business.

You’ll get help with identifying and applying for placements. And you'll get mentoring and support to get the most out of the year.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you finish your course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your CV.

If you're interested in setting up your own business while you study, you can get support on this course from the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence are experienced business professionals who work with us to deliver group workshops and 1-to-1 drop-in clinics to help you plan and market your business idea.


Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • one-on-one tutorials
  • practical sessions
  • group discussions

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • individual and group coursework
  • examinations
  • online tests
  • practical exercises
  • independent research

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

As a versatile degree, tailored to the areas of business and management that interest you, your BA (Hons) Business and Management degree will open doors to various career paths in the business world.

Previous graduates have secured roles in areas such as:

  • business development
  • consultancy
  • recruitment
  • marketing
  • publicity
  • finance
  • risk analysis


This course is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Programme Accreditation System (EPAS). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Business Accounting
  • Business Innovation Development Project
  • Business Operations and Systems Management
  • Economics for Business
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
  • Business Analysis and Decision Making
  • Business and Employment Law
  • Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
  • Employability, Research and Professional Development

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • 112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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