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What makes Leadership degrees at Worcester special?

This suite of Leadership degrees allows you to combine a focused study of management with another business specialism. This gives you a highly distinctive award title which broadens your career options, makes you stand out to employers and signals your areas of specialist expertise.

You will be taught by experienced practitioners in their fields. As a result, you will experience outstanding learning and teaching, inspired by contemporary research and the latest business practice.

  • Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship BA (Hons) 
  • Business, Leadership & Human Resource Management BA (Hons) 
  • Business, Leadership & Management BA (Hons)

Key features

  • A curriculum that develops knowledge, skills and the ability to think critically, innovate and adopt a responsible approach to business
  • Professionally relevant, integrated professional body accreditation and opportunities to develop leadership and management skills, engage with employers and build a professional network
  • Optional one-year paid work placement
  • A global focus through internationalisation of the curriculum, staff team, student body and opportunities to study abroad in America, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand
  • Opportunities to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and explore your own start-up
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Choose your degree

Our specialist single honours degrees allow you to study the perfect combination of subjects for you.
See the Course content section below for more details on which modules are available in each combination.

  • Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship BA (Hons)

    Businesses that thrive depend on outstanding leadership across all levels of the organisation. This course provides you with specialist development of your leadership and entrepreneurial skills, whilst exploring the general business issues which impact upon your organisation. It will prepare you well for a broad range of career options including company internships, trainee management and customer facing roles, or may inspire you to start your own business or work with other entrepreneurs.

    Specifically, you will learn to define vision, articulate goals and to inspire others as well as self-discipline, initiative, resilience, information gathering, on-target decision making, dilemma resolution, team facilitation and an ability to take reasonable risks and deal with the consequences.

  • Business, Leadership & Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

    This course provides a general business perspective alongside the potential to develop a specialist understanding of Leadership and Human Resource Management. It will provide a very relevant foundation for a generalist career in management or HRM, including recruitment where many graduates find fruitful career-start opportunities working initially within specialist recruitment agencies/ consultancies.

    Specifically, you will develop skills such as emotional intelligence and how to define vision and articulate goals; dilemma resolution, team facilitation, self-discipline, initiative, resilience, information gathering, on-target decision making, and an ability to take reasonable risks and deal with the consequences.

  • Business, Leadership & Management BA (Hons)

    This course provides a general business perspective alongside the potential to develop a specialist understanding of Leadership and Management, creating the essential foundations for business success. Strong leadership and management skills are highly sought by all organisations, so this degree will prepare you to access career opportunities across a wide spectrum of business sectors and types of organisation, including company internships, trainee management and customer facing roles.

    Specifically, you will develop skills such as how to become a business strategist and analyst; define vision and articulate goals; identify business opportunities; creative-problem solving; on-target decision making; analytical thinking; risk and project management; information gathering and interpretation; dilemma resolution, team facilitation, self-discipline, initiative, resilience.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

280

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

280 UCAS Tariff points and Grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics

From 2017 there will be a change in the UCAS point system. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

The University will consider each application on its individual merits and will recognise a range of qualifications not currently included in the Tariff, including Access courses, European Baccalaureate and pre-2002 qualifications such as GNVQ. Please contact the Admissions Office for advice.

Applicants with no formal qualifications may be considered for Mature Student Entry Routes.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ. Visit our Academic Quality Unit pages for full programme specifications for each course.

Year 1

Core modules

Module options

Year 2

Core modules

(content will vary if you choose to spend a semester at a partner university overseas)

Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship BA (Hons) 

Business, Leadership & Human Resource Management BA (Hons) 

Business, Leadership & Management BA (Hons)

Module options

Year 3

Core modules

(content will vary if you choose to spend a semester at a partner university overseas)

Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship BA (Hons)

Business, Leadership & Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

Business, Leadership & Management BA (Hons)

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

You will learn how to:

Explore the real-life application of learning via tutors with business experience, via work placement, and via contact with local, national and international businesses – in the past these have included Shell, Barclays Bank and the BBC.

There will be opportunities to take part in projects for clients, visits to businesses, live and computerised simulations, case studies and exhibitions alongside the usual lectures, workshops and seminars. You will develop a range of skills, which you can evidence on your CV and talk about at job interviews

Teaching approach

Worcester is a place where you will be supported to reach your full potential as a self-directed learner ready to make an immediate impact in the world of work. Tutors are friendly, approachable and accessible and virtual resources enable you to work flexibly to suit your own learning preferences and busy lifestyle.

You will progressively build your knowledge and expertise across levels of study through modules which are delivered in different ways, perhaps through traditional lectures and seminars as well as e-lectures, workshops and simulations. In a typical week, you will have 12 hours of scheduled contact time, which you will supplement with one-to-one tutorial meetings and around 20 hours of guided independent study.

Assessment

There are a variety of assessment types – reports, presentations, projects, examinations – and sometimes you will even be able to choose an assessment style to suit you.

Meet the team

Here are a few of the current members of the department who teach on this course:

  • Dr Pamella Murray-Hopkin

    Dr Pamella Murray-Hopkin

    I enjoy enhancing student and client performance using a combination of experiential, educational and psychological development methodologies. The University suits my philosophy of education in that students are robustly challenged whilst being carefully supported. I appreciate working collaboratively with peers and seniors in WBS, across the University and externally. There are many opportunities for me to inform my teaching practice through working in the local community and in a range of sectors.

  • Dr Rebecca Jones

    Dr Rebecca Jones

    Rebecca is an active researcher investigating the impact of workplace coaching. She is a certified coach and is actively engaged in providing coaching to professionals in industry.

    Rebecca has experience of teaching on a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses and her particular teaching and research expertise lie in personality, training, coaching, performance management, feedback and leadership development.

  • Dr Mike Bagshaw

    Dr Mike Bagshaw

    Mike is an Organisational Psychologist and Management and Leadership Development professional with over 20 years of consultancy experience in the UK and abroad. He has worked with a wide range of organisations in both the private and public sector, helping them to overcome the more difficult people management, development and leadership issues.

    An experienced one-to-one coach and mentor working with people who represent the critical intellectual capital for the future. Mike is also an experienced conference speaker both in the UK and abroad. He is a member of the British Psychological Society.

  • Dr Holly Andrews

    Holly Andrews

    Holly Andrews has been a lecturer with Worcester Business School since 2009. As the employability champion for the business school, Holly runs the work placements scheme and manages the core undergraduate personal development modules.

    Holly is currently studying for a PhD, entitled “An analysis of the influence of psychopathic traits on career development.

  • Dr Scott Andrews

    Dr Scott Andrews

    Scott began his academic career in 1996 at the Business School of the Royal Agricultural University and subsequently became a tutor at Cardiff University and an Associate Lecturer on the MBA programme at the Open University. A keen international traveller, Scott has led over 120 international educational programmes in more than 40 different countries. Scott is research active and interested in leadership, strategy and management and the way that not for profit organisations adjust during seasons of growth.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Employability

We recognise that optimising your future employment and earning potential are a key factor in selecting your degree. All of our courses:

  • Are written and taught by business professionals who adopt a real-world approach to learning, teaching and assessment and are fully aware of what today’s employers are looking for
  • Help you develop the skills required by graduate employers – research and problem solving, critical analysis, communication, numeracy, self-management, team working, leadership, self-awareness, use of IT, enterprise and creativity
  • Offer the option of a paid placement year, which significantly increases your chance of getting a job when you graduate
  • Include the opportunity to learn through work-based projects, allowing you to ‘earn as you learn
  • Are accredited by, recognised by or mapped to professional qualifications and/or associations as appropriate
  • Provide access to our broad network of business managers and employers (including our own Business School Advisory Board) who work closely with us to design courses, offer scholarships and prizes, host student visits, provide work-related projects and contribute to teaching activities
  • Offer employment preparation workshops which include CV preparation (including access to our electronic CV Compiler Tool) and mock interviews
  • Offer the option to spend a semester abroad at one of our exchange universities in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand to help you develop the intercultural skills that are so highly sought after by today’s employers

  • Case study

    Employer's view

    "We've had a fantastic time with the students from the University of Worcester Business School. The Business Challenge module is truly innovative, providing opportunities to be creative and work with a great group of people. The students have not only left Funny Blood with a lasting legacy of ideas, campaigns and contacts but they've also raised awareness of Platelet Function Disorders both locally and - literally - Worldwide as well as raising vital funds for the Haemophilia Unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital. Their projects have provided us with some amazing experiences like playing the giant killers at Worcester City FC, being on court with the Davis Cup players at Pershore Tennis Centre and Worcester Wolves and saving lives via #giveblood with NHS Give Blood. As a result, Funny Blood's been featured in the local press and radio a number of times and our social media interaction has increased; at the project's peak, our reach on Facebook was over 57k. A truly fantastic experience, thank you!"

    Ruby Edwards
    Founder, Funny Blood

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard annual fee for full-time UK and EU students enrolling in 2016 is £9,000 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard annual fee for full-time international (non-EU) students enrolling in 2016 is £11,400 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on this course in 2016 are £1,180 per 15-credit module, £1,575 per 20 credit module and £2,360 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

Visit our Money Advice pages for information on how much you should budget for your course.

Financial support

£1,000 ABB or equivalent scholarships

The University of Worcester offers a £1,000 first-year scholarship to all new undergraduate students to the University who achieve at least ABB at A Level, or the equivalent qualification (such as distinction, distinction, merit at BTEC), and who are responsible for paying their own tuition fees.

For full details visit the scholarships and fee waivers page.

£1,000 academic achievement scholarships

Based solely on academic performance, the University awards up to 100 scholarships of £1,000 each to eligible high-achieving undergraduate students after completion of their first and second year of a degree course, or first year of a foundation degree or HND.

For full details visit the scholarships and fee waivers page.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £89 per week to the £145 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

  • Business, Leadership & Entrepreneurship BA (Hons): NND9 | With additional Placement Year: N12N
  • Business, Leadership & Human Resource Management BA (Hons): NND6 | With additional Placement Year: N126
  • Business, Leadership & Management BA (Hons): NNC2 | With additional Placement Year: N21N

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

For the latest information, check the UCAS website at www.ucas.com

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Admissions tutor

John Gardener
01905 855357
j.gardener@worc.ac.uk