Ulster University
Business Studies with Drama BSc (Hons)
Ulster University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Studying business at the Magee campus provides students with extensive choice. In this case Business Studies may be taken as a Major subject with Drama as the Minor subject.

The flexible structure of this programme affords students the opportunity of choosing a pathway to suit their own personal interests and career aspirations. Graduates will have generic skills in particular management functions, for example accounting, marketing and human resource management. The programme is particularly suited for graduates wishing to go on to develop a career in management. The programme equips graduates for a management career in industry, commerce or the public sector. It also provides the entrepreneurial and innovation skills necessary for the creation of new business ventures and to stimulate the competitive impetus for managing and developing existing businesses. Drama as a minor subject helps develop supporting expertise of particular interest to the student.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 133 graduates of Business Studies with Drama BSc (Hons) at Ulster University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Drama.

Overall student satisfaction
74 /100
133 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Drama

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22703 £21987 £25627
25-75 percentile range £19143 - £28107 £16427 - £28868 £18611 - £34546

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Business Studies with Drama, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Business Studies with Drama BSc (Hons) at Ulster University

30% Sales occupations
15% Administrative occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Customer service occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Librarians and Related Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Applicants may be able to satisfy the requirement for one A-Level B or C grade by substituting a combination of alternative qualification to the same standard as defined by UCAS.

Overall Access profile 66% - 70%.

To include 12 points at higher level

To include Unit profile of 8 - 9 distinctions.

GCSE For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent). Essential Skills Level 2 Mathematics will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE Maths and Essential Skills Level 2 Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English. English language requirements for international applicants The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Business Studies with Drama, BSc (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Ulster is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Business Studies with Drama BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £4530 year 1
Ireland £4530 year 1
EU £15360 year 1
International £15360 year 1

Additional fee information

UK and Ireland fees listed are for 2021-22. The tuition fees for 2022-23 are not yet available.

Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Ulster University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Ulster University in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #2 
    • #58 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of Ulster University

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About Ulster University

Ulster University is a publicly funded higher education institution located in Northern Ireland. The university owns and manages four main campuses: Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, and Magee. Each campus hosts its own special facilities for the departments that occupy them, with some of the facilities between them including an award-winning Law Clinic, television and radio studios, Clinical Physiology suites, among many other well-equipped facilities.

Where is this programme taught

Magee, Londonderry
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