Business Management and Leadership BSc
Year of entry 20232024 course information
- Start date
- September 2023
- Delivery type
- On campus
- 5 years part time
- Typical A-level offer
- 3 A-level passes or equivalent
Full entry requirements
If you want to build on your knowledge and experience of business management to develop your career, then this part-time degree is for you. The course is flexible, relevant, and designed to make you a more effective manager and leader. You'll be able to make use of your own work experience, as well as learn from the latest research and theory relevant to the current world of work.
The course combines an excellent grounding in fundamental business management concepts, with an emphasis on the development of business management knowledge and skills. It also focuses on your personal and professional development and will build your capacity for progression to more senior management roles.
This degree seeks to build your business management and leadership knowledge, and develop your skills and ability to plan and operate at a strategic level. The course is taught one evening a week, so you can study alongside your work and other commitments.
Lifelong Learning Centre Support
We know that many mature and part-time students face unique challenges including balancing academic study with family and employment commitments. For that reason, the Lifelong Learning Centre provides specialised guidance, advice, and support to mature and part-time students, from pre-application right through to graduation and beyond.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Business Management and Leadership BSc in the course catalogue
Year 1 compulsory modules
|Introduction to Management||20|
|Introduction to Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility||20|
Year 2 compulsory modules
|Human Resource Management||20|
|Research Methods for Business||20|
Year 3 compulsory modules
|Leadership and Change Management||20|
|Work Based Research Project||20|
|Management Decision Making||20|
Year 4 compulsory modules
|Innovation and Enterprise||20|
Year 5 compulsory modules
|Dissertation for Business Management||40|
Learning and teaching
Teaching is imaginative and supportive to make sure that you are intellectually stretched and helped to become an independent inquirer. Group sizes are small enough for you to engage actively and be well supported.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Assessments are varied and include essays, projects, case studies, group presentations, and examinations. This wide range gives you the opportunity to work to your strengths and to gain skills in different forms of expression.
Assessment is a key way of enabling you to learn by doing and feedback from tutors supports this process.
A-level: 3 A-level passes or equivalent
GCSE: English and Maths grade C/4 or above, or equivalent. T Levels will be considered on a case by case basis.
Other course specific tests:
Work experience which demonstrates your appreciation of a range of different roles and/or work settings and/or management.
Additional consideration will be given to life experience and circumstances in which you have gained prior qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma
60 credits overall, with 45 graded credits at Level 3 of which 30 must be at Merit and 15 at Pass.
Pass, Pass, Pass
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Alternative Entry Scheme for mature applicants
If you are a mature applicant (over 21 at the point of entry) and you don’t have the required A Levels or GCSE qualifications, you can complete our Alternative Entry Scheme (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria for the scheme). As part of this, you may be asked to take tests in English and maths and to write an essay. Contact the Lifelong Learning Centre for more information.
If you are a mature student or want to study part-time, the Lifelong Learning Centre offers a free, confidential and impartial pre-entry guidance service. Our experienced staff can also talk to you about how you might meet the entry criteria and what support may be available to you.
UK: £9,250 (per year)
International: International Fee not applicable
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2023/24 and 2024/25
Tuition fees for UK full-time undergraduate students are set by the UK Government and will remain capped at £9,250 for 2023/24 and 2024/25. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation only as a consequence of future changes in Government legislation and as permitted by law.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for international students for 2023/24 are available on individual course pages.
Tuition fees for international undergraduate students starting in 2024/25
Tuition fees for international students for 2024/25 will be available on individual course pages from September 2023.
Fees for part-time courses are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
You will study at 67% intensity (80 credits) for years 1-4. Fees for 2022/23 will be £6,167 (67% of £9,250). In year 5 you will study at 33% intensity (40 credits). The fee you are charged in years 2 to 5 will be calculated as a proportion of the full-time fee agreed for that year.
There are no upfront fees to pay. All eligible students are able to borrow the entire cost of tuition fees making study free at the point of entry, with good repayment terms. You are eligible if you are studying for 30+ credits per year on a programme that is at a higher level than any qualification already held. Previous study in Higher Education may affect your eligibility.
Tuition fees for UK undergraduate students starting in 2023/24
Tuition fees for UK part-time undergraduate students starting in 2023 will be £9,250. The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. Fees for UK undergraduate students are decided by the Government and may vary if policy changes.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.
Depending on your circumstances, non-repayable financial support is available from the Leeds Financial Support scheme.
For guidance on applying to a Lifelong Learning Centre course, visit our admissions guidance page.
Apply to this course through the Lifelong Learning Centre.
We will treat all applications individually. We’ll take into account your life experience and the circumstances in which you have gained prior qualifications and we encourage you to cover these things in your personal statement. Your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Team, and if you’re successful you’ll be invited to an interview. This could be either in person or on the phone. If you’re entering through the Alternative Entry Scheme you’ll be sent details after your interview.
If you are made an offer, you'll be asked to engage with KickStart. This is a pre-entry programme designed to ease your move into studying at the University of Leeds. You're welcome to contact us for further information.
Lifelong Learning Centre Admissions Policy 2023
This course is taught by
LLC Business Management and Leadership Admissions
A University of Leeds degree will make you very attractive to employers and enhance your career prospects. The Business Management and Leadership degree has recently been redeveloped to offer a broader and deeper understanding of business, so you are well placed to progress to more senior management roles within your existing organisation or move to a new role in a different organisation.
A qualification from the University of Leeds counts: our graduates are highly valued by employers. When you complete your degree programme you will also become part of a network of highly employable graduates.
We have experienced careers guidance officers in the Lifelong Learning Centre who are able to provide you with bespoke advice and guidance, focusing on your career development, as well as provide you with regular updates of employment opportunities in your local and regional area. Our career guidance officers will also help you with your job search, interview skills, and writing CVs and applications.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.