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Business (Joint Honours) BA/BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:


  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,465

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,000

  • Location:


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Our Business Joint Honours course will nurture your knowledge and understanding of core business operations, such as digital marketing, human resource management, information technology, logistics and finance. You will have the opportunity to select your preferred modules in Stages two and three to tailor the course to your interests.

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Course Content

  • This programme will equip you with business knowledge and skills that are required for the demands of the contemporary global business environment and give you a solid understanding of how business enterprises work. The course reflects industry needs, as a wide range of organisations (in fields as diverse as criminology, leisure and education) are now demanding higher levels of business-related skills.

    Key features
    • Academic skills support is provided at module level, programme level and university level
    • Intensive personal support at Stage 1 to ease the transition
    • Wide range of module choices to allow you to focus on your interests at Stages 2 & 3 through your choices of major, minor or joint
    • Optional placement opportunities after Stage 2 with hands-on support
    • Power you up at Stage 3 with more practical and creative skills to help you to be resourceful, flexible and independent
    • Broaden your professional experiences through our links with partners, employers, industry leaders and experienced entrepreneurs throughout your studies.
    Studying Joint Honours at UON


    Information about the modules for this course can be found on the award map:

    Business Joint Honours modules

  • Our Business Joint Honours has some great combinations so you can tailor your degree to your ambitions. Here are the following course combinations available to you:

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK Full Time: £9,250
    • UK Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £13,000
    • Optional Work Placement Year: £1,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK/EU Full Time: £9,250
    • UK/EU Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    • International Full Time: £12,900
    • Optional Work Placement Year: £950
    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

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  • At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.

    If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.

  • You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

  • The award for this course will be a BA if taken as a major or joint. Students may be awarded a BSc if they study this subject as a minor subject and pair it with a BSc subject. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for more information on Joint Honours Degree designations.

    If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Based upon the University’s Active Blended Learning approach to teaching, you can expect to utilise a variety of assessments to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding through elements including essays, reports, presentations, debates, posters, videos and websites. The assessments allow you to engage with the subject to highlight your skills and specialism within different business areas and provides you with key transferable employability skills such as working in small teams and on focused projects.

    Is there a reading list for this course?

    If you wish to get ready for the course before enrolment you can check your summer reading list for more information. Joint Honours Business Summer Reading List is available via the UON Library website. Click ‘Reading List’ from the top menu, then search ‘JH Business’ and select ‘JH Business Programme (additional list for summer)’.

    Are there any special features on this course?
    • You have the opportunity to develop your understanding of many general business issues including strategy, operations management and a variety of functional areas with an international perspective
    • You will develop your vocational skills and knowledge in areas such as marketing, finance or human resource management
    • You will develop your entrepreneurial and employability skills

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Careers and Employability

Graduates from the Business Joint Honours course may apply for general graduate trainee posts or for more specific careers depending upon their Joint Honours combination or the specific options studied.

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