For January Start 2020 the structure of the course will differ from September 2019 start.
January to April 2020
You will study the first set of taught modules from January to April 2020. There are a total of 8 modules plus a Business Project or Dissertation and the Professional Development Programme (PDP). Most students will study these in two groups of 4 modules. However, the choice of options does mean that some students will choose to undertake 5 modules in one group and 3 modules in another.
April to September 2020
You will then study the Professional Development Programme (PDP) module, and complete your business project/dissertation from April to September.
There are three possible streams to choose from for the Professional Development Programme (PDP):
- Work experience: If you select to gain work experience you will need to have your proposed work approved before proceeding. We will support you in finding work experience, and we do source a number of projects for students to undertake, however we do not find work placements for students.
- Business simulation: (This will involve attending a series of on-campus seminars and activities over a five-week period during May/June.)
- PIPE Club: (support in setting up your own business). (This will involve attending a series of on-campus seminars and activities over a five-week period during May/June.)
Due to the timing of the second set of taught modules it is not possible for January Start students to study abroad as part of the Professional Development (PDP) module.
The business project/dissertation is a major piece of work, with the exact requirements varying according to your degree programme. Your programme director will explain the requirements for your degree to you.
You will be assigned a supervisor to support you in your studies. You will be able to apply the knowledge that you have learnt from the first 4 modules in completing your project/dissertation. Your research and reflections will, no doubt, raise new questions about business and you will be able to explore these further in the second set of taught modules.
September 2020 to December 2020
The remaining taught modules will then be studied from September through to Christmas, with the exams taking place in early January.
Students will join with the new starters who join us in September for this set of modules. This gives the advantage of meeting a new group of colleagues, and broadening out the learning experience.
September 2020 to January 2021
You will study the second set of taught modules from September to December. Exams will be undertaken in early January.
Details of when in the year you will study two optional modules will be confirmed at the start of the course and will depend on the modules that you choose.