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BA (Hons) Applied Business Studies FT

Why should I do the BA (Hons) Applied Business Studies degree?

The Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Business Studies (subject to validation by the University of Lincoln) is designed to develop you into skilled and qualified leaders, as demanded by today’s employment market.

The BA (Hons) Applied Business Studies is an intellectually challenging degree which develops the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to create versatile, forward thinking, critical thinking, academically prepared, employable graduates.

The programme develops a comprehensive understanding of contemporary business theories and practices. Moreover, through the programme, you will gain knowledge of the critical aspects of business and management, including general management, finance, human resources, and marketing. Sustainability, logistics and corporate social responsibility are explored in detail, preparing graduates to tackle the challenges of the contemporary business environment.

This degree acknowledges the necessity of continuous professional and personal development in the business contexts of the future. The degree develops skills of reflection and reflexivity to equip you with the ability to undertake autonomous life-long learning.

The BA (Hons) Applied Business Studies Degree offers a wide range of knowledge and skills, helping you to pursue a career in any professional business-related role, such as operations and project management, HR management or retail management.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 6

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    3 Years

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body

    University of Lincoln

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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

Programme Structure

Programmes validated by the Lincoln International Business School are made up of a number of modules. Each module carries credits which contributes to your final degree. Modules are either 15 or 30 credits.   Usually, students’ study 60 credits per semester, typically this comprises four taught modules in each semester over 3 years.

Within our newly validated programme you are able to ‘step-off’ programme and achieve a Certificate in HE or a Diploma in HE – more information is available from the course team upon request.

Year 1

Fundamentals of Finance – 15 Core

Personal and Professional Management – 15 Core

Digital Business – 15 Core

Business Data Analytics – 15 Core

Introduction to Marketing – 15 Core

Behavioural Science – 15 Core

Business Environment 30 Core

Year 2

Financial Planning and Control – 15 Core

Sustainable Operations Management – 15 Core

Business Project Management – 15 Core

Digital Marketing – 15 Core

Problem Solving and Decision Making – 15 Core

Introduction to HRM – 15 Core

Effective Team Leadership 30 Core

Year 3

Supply Chains and Logistics- 15 Core

Business Strategy- 15 Core

Philosophy and Management -15 Core

Enterprise and Innovation -30 Core

HRM and Development-15 – Core


Independent Research project – 30 Option

Contemporary Leadership Issues 30 Option

Daytime sessions are on campus; evening sessions are a mix of on campus and on-line delivery. 

Teaching includes a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your teaching team both face to face and online.  Our programme offers a unique approach to interactive teaching to enhance your learning.

Lectures are formal information sessions. These are designed to introduce key topics and give guidance around your reading.

Seminars are more informal sessions and include student and tutor led discussion and activities.

Students will receive classes for 4 modules per week throughout this course. Additional one-to-one meetings with the academic teaching team will provide further support.

Further support is available from the ADAPT Team.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

The requirements for applicants progressing from full-time education are 48 UCAS points/NVQ L3 or equivalent level 3 qualification. Some applicants come through the experiential route (relevant work or life experience). We have a long and successful record of supporting mature students, many of whom left formal education some time ago.

The BA (Hons) Applied Business Studies degree will provide you with excellent capabilities to pursue a career within Business Management. The course will expose you to various disciplines, you will feel confident to take on new challenges in your career.

Employers want graduates who are not just academically qualified but are also work-ready with professional skills in management and leadership. Our degree course will equip you with the skills to become a success within a range of business sectors.

This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different management areas.  Our Alumni, upon completion of similar degrees with us, have gained employment within various sectors of management such as Hospitality, Logistics, Insurance, Recruitment, Manufacturing, Operations, Project Management, Human Resources and Retail.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


£7940.00 PA

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you will have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Project Management Software


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: N1BU
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the UCAS website Apply direct to UCDon if we are your only option Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474