This highly flexible course is designed both for students who want to obtain a general knowledge of business studies and students who want to focus on one of the main business disciplines. In the second year you choose to either remain on the BSc Business or opt to specialise with a pathway, while also developing core skills in fundamental business management. Business is life and the study of business is valued by employers.
We take a genuinely interdisciplinary approach to the subject, offering you an innovative way of learning about topics that cannot be pigeon-holed into one particular area. Because our students come from such a variety of backgrounds and range in age and experience, you will find our class discussions a stimulating arena in which to explore new ideas and topics.
You can choose between a general BSc Business degree or BSc Business and a pathway in either accounting, management, human resource management, information systems, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese (lower entry level) or marketing.
This programme attracts students from both the public and private sectors, including administrators, clerical workers and managers, as well as the self-employed. Because it is taught entirely by evening study, you are able to combine your academic studies with daytime commitments.
The majority of our students work or care for a family, so you will be learning with people from a wide range of backgrounds and with a wide range of experiences. This creates a stimulating and supportive learning environment. Our tutorial/seminar sessions give you a chance to interact with your peers and develop insights into analysing and interpreting a wide and varied subject matter.
We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
This course is also available for full-time evening study over 3 years in central London and part-time evening study over 4 years in central London and Stratford.
How to apply
Application deadlines and interviews
15 January is the first UCAS deadline and the majority of university applications through UCAS are made by then. We welcome applications outside of the UCAS deadlines, so you can still apply through UCAS after 15 January, depending on the availability of places. We also take late applications via the UCAS Clearing system in August.
Read more about key dates for UCAS applicants.
In addition to the compulsory modules, you take option modules - which may include other approved business modules offered by the School of Business, Economics and Informatics - and a research project.
For the BSc Business, you take 105 credits of option modules in Year 2, 60 credits in Year 3 and undertake a research project in Year 3.
Department of Management option modules for Stratford
Management Undergraduate Sample Timetable 2014-15.pdf
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We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
Applicants will normally be expected to have grade C in GCSE-level English and mathematics. Applicants who do not hold this level of qualification may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises mathematics and English. This audit assesses an applicant’s potential to cope with, and benefit from, a particular programme of study.
UCAS tariff points
The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.
Certificates of Higher Education
Birkbeck's Certificate of Higher Education in Management offers an entry route, with exemption, of up to 90 credits of the degree if you successfully complete designated modules to an appropriate standard, although you will still need to complete modules from the first year of the degree programme that are not covered by the certificate.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about ourEnglish language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.
Full-time home/EU students: £
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Teaching and assessment
For each module you will typically come for 1 evening a week during the autumn, spring and summer terms, with examinations at the end of each term.
Teaching is mostly through face-to-face lectures and small group seminars. The modules are taught by academic staff who are research-orientated and enthusiastic teachers. There is also an effective personal tutor system and a learning coordinator for additional support. Some modules have a computing component, and this involves sessions in workstation rooms for which the class is usually split into smaller groups.
Most modules are assessed by an unseen formal examination and coursework at the end of each term.