• LevelLevel 6
  • Duration30 weeks
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


This course maintains the key themes of business (developed in the first two years of study) these being, management, marketing, HRM and understanding the external environment as well as preparing and supporting students through their individual Business Based Dissertation where you have the opportunity to set and study a topic of your choice and carry out primary research in a business related activity.

Students will also be eligible to claim dual accreditation for a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification by the end of the course.

This programme is IoT (Institute of Technology) recognised, guaranteeing you outstanding technical training.  

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• Planning Business Research
• Digital marketing
• Strategic Management
• Critical Issues in Human Resources Management
• Managing International Business
• Business Based Dissertation

Day time, week-days. Learning is face to face.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate foundation degree or Level 5 equivalent, equivalent to 240 HE credits.

UCAS code: A167

You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods, including, essays, presentations, research tasks, projects and case studies.

Fees payable directly to Middlesbrough College, £8,500 per year.
Student finance code- 543346
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Please apply through UCAS for this course. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you.

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Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. As well as being just a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from a bursary that can help with the costs of travel.


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