BA (Hons) Business Studies with Entrepreneurship (Sandwich)

Undergraduate, Full-time

Business Studies with Entrepreneurship (Sandwich) BA (Hons)

This combined honours degree is perfect for those wanting to specialise in Entrepreneurship


Learn how to successfully establish, develop and manage a business with first-hand experience from top companies.

This four-year course gives you a sound understanding of business and includes a year-long industry placement.

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4 years

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Course details

This course will provide a broad understanding of the business world, both domestically and internationally, giving you a major advantage as you seek to enter the employment market.

You'll benefit from our excellent industry links as you'll learn first-hand from top companies how to run a successful business.

You'll develop excellent transferable skills in communication, presentation, group working and analysis. All of which will prepare you for a number of careers in business.

By specialising in entrepreneurship you'll also gain skills useful in starting and growing a business.

This is a full-time course studied over four years. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and through independent study.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught You will be taught by a series of lectures, tutorials, workshops and independent study.
  • note and pen Assessments There will be a variety of assessment methods that may include: coursework, exams & practical assessments.
  • briefcase Work placement

    There is a compulsory 48 week placement in year 3. Businesses we have worked with in the past include:

    • Menzies Distribution
    • Royal Bank of Scotland
    • Royal London
    • Scottish Legal Aid Board
    • Morgan Stanley
  • study abroad Study abroad

    There is an option on this course to study abroad in year 2 trimester 1.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Principles of Economics
  • Accounting for Business
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Marketing
  • Exploring Entrepreneurship

Year 2

  • Business and Management Challenges
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise
  • Starting a New Business
  • Strategic Appraisal
  • World Economy

Year 3

  • Work-based Learning (48-week placement)

Year 4

  • Entrepreneurial Consultancy Project
  • Leadership in a Changing Environment
  • Business Strategy and Sustainable Development
  • Growing a Business
  • Dissertation


Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

Typical Entry Requirement


National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

Adjusted Offer Entry Requirement


National 5 grade C in Maths and English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level


GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B3, B3, B3 at Higher Level and grade C2 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

New Grading System:

H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level and grade O4 in Ordinary Level Maths and English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 27 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.

Grade 4 in SL Maths and English.

European Baccalaureate

Pass at 70% or above with grade 7 in three subjects.

Grade 6 in Maths and English.

Minimum year 2


Pass HNC Business, Management or Marketing with grade B at SCQF level 7 in the graded unit.

SQA Advanced Higher


A Level


English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,250 tba
Overseas £12,350 tba

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships


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The broad course opens up more employment opportunities in commercial business and the public sector. Possible areas include:

  • Logistics
  • Graduate training schemes
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human resources
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