Digital Business BSc (Hons)

Why choose this course?

Are you technologically savvy with a strong interest in business? If so, this innovative course could be ideal.You'll learn how to use information technology, web solutions and reasoned analysis to develop business solutions.

You'll take part in live client projects, seminars, online project management and business planning. Guest speakers from industry will contribute to your learning.

Attendance UCAS code/apply Year of entry
3 years full time N195 2021
4 years full time including foundation year N196 2021
4 years full time including sandwich year N197 2021
Location Kingston Hill

2020 entry

If you are planning to join this course in September 2020, please view the information about changes to courses for 2020/21 due to Covid-19.

 

Continuing students

Students who are continuing their studies with Kingston University in 2020/21 should refer to their Course Handbook for information about specific changes that have been, or may be, made to their course or modules being delivered in 2020/21. Course Handbooks are located within the Canvas course page.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Kingston Business School has received a business accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), earned by just five per cent of the world's business schools. This officially confirms you'll receive an excellent business education.
  • This course offers the chance to gain additional training, such as an application development certification with Mendix or Bloomberg Market Concepts for financial analysis and solutions.
  • You'll graduate with business acumen and expertise in digital technology and analytical problem-solving. This combination of skills will help you stand out in the employment market.
  • Free car parking at the Kingston Hill campus is available for students of this course. The campus can also be easily accessed by public transport. Halls accommodation is just a walk away from the classrooms.

More about our course

What you will study

Take a look at some of the content and modules that you may have the opportunity to study on this course:

Year 1

Year 2

Optional year

Sandwich year

Final year

In Year 1 you'll study an introduction to business analytics where you'll learn to analyse data using mathematical techniques and information technology to improve businesses decision-making. You'll also become familiar with how information in IT systems can be standardised, linked and interact with modern-day business.

Core modules

Business Analytics

30 credits

This module is an introduction to business analytics, where data is analysed using appropriate mathematical techniques with the aid of information technology, with the aim of improving decision-making. It therefore involves the mutually dependent topics of mathematics and information technology. That is, these days one would not use the mathematics involved in analytics to solve a business problem without the aid of information technology, and equally importantly one cannot efficiently or effectively use information technology without mathematics. The module will be delivered using a learning-by-doing approach. You will be required to design and create models using information technology to solve business-related problems.

Digital Business Environment

30 credits

This module introduces Digital Business students to theories and practices of business organisations. The internal structures and relations of businesses are covered as well as their interactions with the external economic, legal, social and technological environments. Explanations are offered of how the organisation of businesses is shaped by a) the behaviour of individual, groups and organisations and b) by the external influences of markets, industries and the macroeconomic environment. Special attention is given to the impact digital technologies are having on the structure and operation of businesses, markets and industries. In the module you engage in activities that enable you to develop your academic and other relevant skills, which can be applied throughout your time at university and taken into your future work and organisations.

Digital Technologies

30 credits

This module is an introduction to the use of information technology in digital business. There are many different combinations of hardware, application software and connectivity solutions and you will be introduced to these different computing environments. There is an emphasis on the significance of representing data clearly and concisely; the importance in the use of standards; and the ways in which IT is used to support modern business practices.

Understanding how information in IT systems can be standardised, linked and interact is a critical area in modern day business and is an integral part of the module. Teaching will be via a practical approach based in laboratory sessions and will be supported by online materials.

Digital Marketing Principles

30 credits

This module provides you with an introduction to the core concepts of marketing, providing a foundation upon which to apply these concepts in the context of digital business. While underpinned by the theoretical principles and practices in marketing, the module emphasises the role that digital media plays in marketing and provides you with an overview of digital marketing concepts and the importance of integration across digital and traditional channels. The module is delivered using a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, workshops and case studies, enabling you to apply theoretical knowledge to real marketing situations. You are expected to prepare work prior to participation in the scheduled sessions.

In Year 2 you'll look at finance solutions for business, be trained to use our Bloomberg Trading room, plan out a digital project and build a digital system. You will also gain analytical and technical skills to support business decision-making.

You'll have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in the Bloomberg Market Concept (BMC) certificate and the project management PRINCE2 foundation examination

Core modules

Finance Solutions for Business

30 credits

This module is designed to provide students with the latest techniques to analyse and manage financial data. Students will use the dedicated Bloomberg dealing room and software packages to access real-time financial data. They will develop technical skills that are widely used in the financial industry. The module also introduces topics in finance that include: portfolio management, trading strategies and stock valuation. Teaching consists of traditional lectures, and also lab sessions where hands-on practical exercises are provided. The module is assessed via the Bloomberg Market Concept (BMC) certificate and two courseworks where students are required to construct and manage financial solutions for a specific period.

Building Digital Systems

30 credits

This module introduces the principles of Information Architecture (IA), equipping students with the knowledge, skills and technologies required to design a typical information architecture solution. Students will gain experience in designing and implementing a prototype solution; understand the difference between mobile and web applications; learn about the importance of modelling data using tight, loose and social classification systems; and the way that navigation and search have changed the ways that information is used.

Data-Driven Decision Making

30 credits

This module is designed to equip students with an advanced set of analytical and technical tools, including inferential data analysis, optimisation, prediction and simulation, to effectively manage and support business decision-making. The module builds upon the skills gained during the first year and develops students' abilities for problem analysis, model building, application, and evaluation. Students will develop and extend their technical skills to reflect those required in the workplace. Teaching will be via a mixture of lectures and tutorials based around lab sessions and make use of online software, materials and assessment

Contemporary Project Management

30 credits

The contemporary business environment is characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, which calls for a balanced and flexible way of managing project work. Hence awareness and confident application of various methodologies and approaches fitting specific project and organisational context are essential for project management specialists today. The module introduces several popular project and product delivery frameworks, such as classic, PRINCE2, Agile, and Scrum. The ultimate goal is to provide balanced coverage of popular methodologies and enable project management specialists to choose the one that best fits their project/organisational profile in every situation.

Study abroad optional year

You have the option to take an additional year to study abroad or to undertake a year-long work placement overseas (or even a mix of both).

 This course has a sandwich year option which takes place between Year 2 and your Final year. During this sandwich year you will take a placement within a relevant setting, ensuring you gain essential experience to add to your CV and help you secure a graduate job.

In the Final Year there is a big focus on putting what you've learnt into practice by undertaking a live project for an external client. This project will emphasise the importance of blending business, people and technology issues when analysing situations to support businesses to gain a competitive advantage.

Core modules

@Work in the Digital Industries

30 credits

This module offers students the opportunity to reflect on working within the digital industries, either using a period of work experience, live client work through their programme, or a short internship, as the basis to develop their self-awareness and future employability. The module develops students' ability to critically engage with key contemporary issues within the digital work environment, such as ethics, corporate social responsibility and changing management cultures, and contextualise their own experience to become life-long learners prepared to enter the graduate employment market.

Business Intelligence and Big Data Mining

30 credits

This module is designed to introduce students to the latest techniques in data analytics from a business perspective. It aims to make students familiar with, and proficient in applying, the fundamental principles of data visualisation and "data mining" (discovering patterns within data), which are essential skills for data scientists and data analysts working in the modern world. A particular emphasis will be placed on developing student's ability to identify the key features and factors influencing businesses' Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in the context of large datasets, using appropriate software tools. Furthermore, the students will develop their communication skills and will be able to present their findings visually in a format suitable to be understood by people who may have had rather less training in scientific fields (managers, financial sponsors/clients, accountants, politicians or policy makers, the general public).

The module will be taught in a very practical way using an example driven approach to present applications of the theory, and subsequently interpretation and communication of the outcomes in a range of business contexts such as, but not limited to banking, car manufacturing, sales and healthcare. These have broad application in a range of careers and enhance the employability of graduates.

 

Information Architecture for Digital Business

30 credits

This module introduces a changing landscape of enterprise information architecture through practical work engaging with typical components and business processes. This will also involve studying the changes with commoditisation of IT and Cloud-based services. Other topics include business process management and the trend towards service oriented architecture. These form an important link between business strategy and IT and they will be covered through practical hands-on experience. The module thus provides an important foundation and background for employability especially in IT consultancy.

Strategy, Management and Consultancy

30 credits

This module introduces students to the management of strategy via a systems engineering approach in organisations, highlighting the important role of the consultant. Models from the strategic management literature are applied within practical settings in order to relate theory to practice. Students are provided with an opportunity to develop their management skills, knowledge and experience by undertaking a live project for an external client. This activity emphasises the importance of the user experience by blending business, people and technology issues when analysing problem situations to support businesses to gain a competitive advantage. This module is aimed at students who want to work in a contemporary business-based role using information technology, agile methods, web solutions and reasoned analysis to generate and develop business solutions in today's technology-dependant business environment. The module is assessed by the group consultancy project (40%), a client presentation (20%) and an individual report (40%) with supporting materials on Canvas.

 

The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. The regulations governing this course are available on our website. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered.

Foundation year - Business

If you would like to study this business degree at Kingston University but are not yet ready to join the first year of a BSc(Hons) course, you may want to consider studying this course with a foundation year.

Kingston Business School Accreditations

Kingston Business School holds the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in recognition of the excellence of its business education. This accreditation has been earned by just 5% of the world's business schools and recognises the high quality and standard of our business degree offering.

Kingston Business School Accreditations

Entry requirements

Typical offer 2020

  • 112 UCAS tariff points (to include at least two A-levels or equivalent qualifications)
  • BTEC Lvl3 National: Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM)
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A*-C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading.)

Entry requirements 2021

UCAS tariff points: 112 for BSc (Hons); 48 for BSc (Hons) including foundation year.

Additional requirements

Entry on to this course does not require an interview, entrance test, audition or portfolio

Teaching and assessment

Timetabled teaching and learning on this course includes lectures, workshops in computer labs, small group tutorials and seminars. 

Guided independent study

When not attending timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This typically will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for exams. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, the library and CANVAS, the online virtual learning platform.

Academic support

Our academic support team here at Kingston University provides help in a range of areas.

Dedicated personal tutor

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of academic staff who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at Kingston and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer at Kingston University. 

Your workload

Year 1

Year 2

Final year

Year 1
  • Scheduled teaching: 330 hours
  • Guided independent study: 870 hours
Year 2
  • Scheduled teaching: 264 hours
  • Guided independent study: 936 hours
Final year
  • Scheduled teaching: 264 hours
  • Guided independent study: 936 hours

 

  • Year 1 - 28% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
  • Year 2 - 22% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
  • Final year - 22% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity

Contact hours may vary depending on your modules

How you will be assessed

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose:

Year 1

Year 2

Final year

Year 1
  • Coursework: 58%
  • Practical: 30%
  • Exam: 12%
Year 2
  • Coursework: 85%
  • Practical: 15%
  • Exam: 0%
Final year
  • Coursework: 72%
  • Practical: 28%
  • Exam: 0%

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 20 working days.

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. For undergraduate students Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes

To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 20 students and lecture sizes are normally 15-20. However this can vary by module and academic year.

Who teaches this course?

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on this course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Student academic mentors also provide support during certain tutorials / seminars, under the supervision of the module leader.

The following group of staff members are currently involved in the delivery of different elements of this course. This pool is subject to change at any time within the academic year.

Course fees and funding

2021/22 fees for this course

The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2021/22 the fees for this course are:

 Fee category Amount
Home (UK students)

Foundation year: £9,250
£9,250*

International

Foundation year: £13,500
Year 1 (2021/22): £13,500 
Year 2 (2022/23): £13,900
Year 3 (2023/24): £14,300

For courses with a sandwich year, the fee for the placement year can be viewed on the undergraduate fees table. The placement fee published is for the relevant academic year stated in the table. This fee is subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body.

* For full time programmes of a duration of more than one academic year, the published fee is an annual fee, payable each year, for the duration of the programme. Your annual tuition fees cover your first attempt at all of the modules necessary to complete that academic year. A re-study of any modules will incur additional charges calculated by the number of credits. Home tuition fees may be subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body. Full time taught International fees are subject to an annual increase and are published in advance for the full duration of the programme.

Eligible UK students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest-rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.

2020/21 fees for this course

The tuition fee you pay depends on whether you are assessed as a 'Home' (UK or EU), 'Islands' or 'International' student. In 2020/21 the fees for this course are:

 Fee category Amount
Home (UK and EU students)

Foundation year: £9,250
£9,250*

International

Foundation year: £13,100
Year 1 (2020/21): £13,100 
Year 2 (2021/22): £13,500
Year 3 (2022/23): £13,900

For courses with a sandwich year, the fee for the placement year can be viewed on the undergraduate fees table. The placement fee published is for the relevant academic year stated in the table. This fee is subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body.

* For full time programmes of a duration of more than one academic year, the published fee is an annual fee, payable each year, for the duration of the programme. Your annual tuition fees cover your first attempt at all of the modules necessary to complete that academic year. A re-study of any modules will incur additional charges calculated by the number of credits. Home/EU tuition fees may be subject to annual increases but will not increase by more than the fee caps as prescribed by the Office for Students or such other replacing body. Full time taught International fees are subject to an annual increase and are published in advance for the full duration of the programme.

Eligible UK and EU students can apply to the Government for a tuition loan, which is paid direct to the University. This has a low interest-rate which is charged from the time the first part of the loan is paid to the University until you have repaid it.

Additional costs

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

Where a course has additional expenses, we make every effort to highlight them. These may include optional field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering), security checks such as DBS, uniforms, specialist clothing or professional memberships.

Text books

Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. You may prefer to, or be required to, buy your own copy of key textbooks.

Computer equipment

There are open-access networked computers available across the University, plus laptops available to loan. You may find it useful to have your own PC, laptop or tablet which you can use around campus and in halls of residences.

Free WIFI is available on each of the campuses.

Printing

In the majority of cases coursework can be submitted online. There may be instances when you will be required to submit work in a printed format. Printing and photocopying costs are not included in your tuition fees.

Travel

Travel costs are not included but we do have a free intersite bus service which links the campuses and halls of residence.

Note for EU students: UK withdrawal from the European Union

The Government has recently announced that new students from the European Union and Swiss Nationals starting their course after August 2021 will no longer be eligible for a student loan in England for Undergraduate or Postgraduate studies for 2021/22 academic year. This decision only applies to new EU students starting in 2021/22. If you are an existing/continuing EU student, you will continue to be funded until you graduate or withdraw from your course.

Need to know more?

Our undergraduate fees and funding section provides information and advice on money matters.

Work placements

Our course offers a sandwich year option. This enables you to carry out a work placement for a year; helping to you develop your skills and gain invaluable experience. This option will also help you to:

  • Improve your career choices: Business experience and placements help you to make better-informed career choices and help you stand out from the competition when you look for a job.
  • Help with your studies: Statistics indicate that on average students who do placements get better results in their final year.
  • Develop your professional skills: Preparing you for your career
  • Increase your employability: Each year many of our students receive graduate job offers from their placement employer.

After you graduate

You'll be well-prepared for a range of roles and ready to build a career in business analytics or in business and technical sales, digital marketing, social media, business change management, data analytics or project management.

Changes to courses for 2020/21 due to Covid-19

Changes detailed here are for students who will be starting the course in September 2020.

Course information (changes for 2020 entry)

Composition of the course

We do not anticipate making any changes to the composition of the course, i.e. number of modules or credits in a year, as a result of the pandemic.

In order to safeguard our students' health and safety and to minimise the risk of disruption to their studies, the University has postponed all Study Abroad programmes for outgoing students in the first teaching block of 2020/21. The University will review this decision before the second teaching block and will take into account relevant government advice at that time.

Changes can be made to courses as part of normal enhancement processes in order to keep our courses up to date with current developments in that subject area and to provide a high quality student experience. Any such changes made to the composition of the course will be highlighted to students during the induction period.

Modules

Changes can be made to modules as part of normal enhancement processes in order to keep our courses up to date with current developments in that subject area and to provide a high quality student experience. Any such changes made to module titles and/or availability of modules will be highlighted to students during the induction period.

Module Digital Project Management has been renamed Contemporary Project Management to enhance the student experience on the module and better meet the new standards of the AACSB. Minor changes have been made to the learning aims and outcomes, and to the curriculum.

Length of course

We expect to deliver the course within the planned timescales to enable successful students to progress through and graduate from the course without delay.

In exceptional circumstances the sequence of learning and teaching activities may be changed, e.g. re-sequencing those modules that can be delivered more effectively under the current restrictions with those which would be more difficult to deliver, such as practical modules and placements.

If the current pandemic situation continues into the next academic year and beyond, the University may be unable to offer suitable placements which may then impact the length of the course. In these circumstances the University will provide students with appropriate alternative options and ensure that support will be available to them so that they are able to make informed choices.

Entry requirements (changes for 2020 entry)

We have not changed entry requirements as a result of the pandemic. However, the range of accepted alternatives have increased as has the way in which we select students, which now includes virtual interviews and online portfolios.

Entry requirements for international students

We have not changed entry requirements for international students as a result of the pandemic. However, in response to the pandemic, we now accept a much broader list of English language exams for entry to the course; the level of these exams remain the same.

Teaching (changes for 2020 entry)

Changes to the way the course will be delivered

Due to the current pandemic the course's teaching and learning activities will be delivered through both online and on-campus methods (blended learning) in 2020/21. In order to provide all students with a comparable on-campus experience, the University has committed to ensuring that all courses provide at least 30% of their teaching and learning activities on-campus.

While physical distancing measures remain in place, you will receive your learning and teaching via a blend of on-campus and on-line activities. Should your circumstances prevent your attendance at on-campus sessions, you will still be able to engage with your course in a way that allows you to progress. Where this is not possible, support will be available to consider what options are open to you.

Changes to teaching in the event of a further lockdown or adjustments in government advice

The University will continue to closely monitor government announcements and advice in relation to the current pandemic and, where required, will take any necessary action in order to comply with such advice.

In the event that a further lockdown is enforced the University will aim to deliver the course fully online. This may require some additional changes being made to planned teaching and learning activities, including assessments. The majority of our courses are prepared to be delivered fully online if the situation requires it. Where the quality of the student experience may be compromised significantly, or the course is unable to be delivered fully online, the University may need to suspend the delivery of that course until a time that it can be delivered appropriately. Students will be supported in these situations to ensure they are able to make the right choices for their particular circumstances.

In the event that the current social distancing restrictions are fully lifted and the University is able to resume normal delivery of teaching and learning activities, courses will assess whether it is in the students' interest to resume normal delivery. In some cases it may be better to continue and complete modules under the planned blended delivery mode.

Changes to the overall breakdown of scheduled teaching hours, placements and guided independent study hours for Year 1

Changes to the overall breakdown of scheduled teaching hours, placements and guided independent study hours will not be made as a result of the pandemic. However, it is possible that some adjustments might be made at module level, e.g. a few more scheduled activities, in order to help ensure student engagement with blended learning.

Any changes made to the overall breakdown of scheduled teaching hours, placements and guided independent study hours for year 1 of the course will be highlighted to students during the induction period.

'Scheduled teaching' includes teaching that is online either live or recorded / on demand.

Timetable

Your individualised timetable for teaching block 1 (i.e. up to December 2020) should be available by the end of August. Timetables for teaching block 2 (i.e. from January 2021) will not be available until the autumn. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 9pm. To accommodate smaller group sizes and social distancing, we will need to maximise the time available for teaching. This means, we may have to use Wednesday afternoons and enrichment week for additional teaching slots. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Assessment (changes for 2020 entry)

Changes can be made to modules, including how they are assessed, as part of normal enhancement processes in order to keep our modules up to date with current developments in that subject area. Due to the current restrictions in place, i.e. social distancing, it is anticipated that many formal on-campus examinations, including practical examinations, will be replaced with alternative assessments which can be completed online. These changes will be considered and approved through the University's processes to ensure that student assessments will be able to demonstrate they have achieved the expected learning outcomes. The approval process will also assess whether the change impacts the status of any professional body accreditation the course benefits from.

Any changes to the overall methods of assessment for Year 1 of the course will be highlighted to students during the induction period.

Module Digital Project Management has been renamed Contemporary Project Management to enhance the student experience on the module and better meet the new standards of the AACSB. In addition, the assessment on this module will now involve:

  • a practical exam in the form of a group presentation (30%)
  • a practical exam in the form of an individual test (40%)
  • and coursework in the form of an individual assignment.

Staff (changes for 2020 entry)

No changes are expected to the general level of experience or status of staff involved in delivering the course.

As a result of the social distancing restrictions in place, on-campus teaching activities may need to be split into smaller groups which may require the support of teaching assistants and student mentors, who will be managed by experienced staff.

Fees, funding and additional costs (changes for 2020 entry)

Tuition fees

There will be no changes to published tuition fees for 2020/21.

Additional costs (e.g. field trips, materials, equipment, etc.)

As a result of the blended delivery of courses in 2020/21, where a significant proportion of the teaching will be done online, students will need a personal laptop or computer and access to the internet to participate in online teaching and learning activities. Students who are able to travel will have access to computers on campus, however, it should be noted that access to on-campus facilities will be restricted due to social distancing requirements.

The University is considering how best to provide support to students who do not have access to suitable hardware and software requirements and access to the internet. Identifying students who require this type of support is an important milestone for the University in our journey to ensure equity of access while we continue to deliver our blended approach. Information about the support that will be available will be provided to students during the induction period.

Funding

There will be no changes to any existing University funding arrangements for 2020/21. Currently there are no indications from the UK government that there will be any changes to government funding arrangements.

Fees and funding for international students

There will be no changes to published tuition fees or funding arrangements specifically relating to international students for 2020/21.

Work placements and field trips (changes for 2020 entry)

Placements (including work and clinical placements) and field trips included as part of the course will go ahead as planned. However, to ensure students are able to gain maximum value from these activities, it may be necessary to reschedule them to later in the year, or to a different year when current restrictions have been lifted. We acknowledge that this year it may be more difficult for students to secure appropriate placements. In those situations, students will be guided and supported through the various options that will be available to them, including switching courses or interrupting their studies until a time when they can complete their placement.

Any proposed changes to placements or field trips would go through the University's agreed processes where the impact of the change will be carefully considered. Students will be advised of any changes that may become necessary and appropriate support will be available to guide them through the various options that may be available to them.

In the interest of the health and wellbeing of our students, the University will ensure that appropriate risk assessments are made before students are sent on a placement.

Courses which require placements or field trips to be completed in order to pass relevant modules will have contingency plans in place in the event that a placement or field trip cannot be completed due to another lockdown or more stringent social distancing measures.

Voluntary placements or field trips may be rescheduled, or, as a last resort, cancelled if it becomes difficult to deliver them and doing so is in the interest of the health and safety of our staff and students.

Award, qualification and accreditation (changes for 2020 entry)

Qualification

No changes will be made to the qualification awarded, e.g. BSc (Hons), as a result of the pandemic.

Changes can be made to courses, including the qualification awarded (although very rare), as part of normal enhancement processes in order to keep our courses up to date with current developments in that subject area. Any changes made to the qualification awarded for the course will be highlighted to students during the induction period.

Accreditation

During the pandemic, the University has been working closely with all its associated professional bodies to establish where flexibility/changes can be applied without undermining their professional standards. This will ensure that any changes made to courses which have professional, statutory or regulatory body (PSRB) accreditation do not negatively impact the accreditation status.

In the very exceptional circumstance that professional bodies do not agree with changes proposed, it may be necessary to defer relevant modules until those modules can be delivered as required. Students will be informed of this during the induction period and appropriately supported so that they can consider all options available to them.

Additional (changes for 2020 entry)

International students

International students should maintain awareness of the UK government's and their home country's government advice on possible travel restrictions. The University will closely monitor advice and guidance published by the UK government and assess its impact on our international students. Appropriate advice and guidance will be provided as and when required.

Students who are unable to attend on-campus learning and teaching activities

The University will ensure students who are unable to attend on-campus learning and teaching activities are able to effectively engage with their studies remotely. For certain courses an inability to attend on-campus learning and teaching activities may not be in the students best interest, as it may impede their chances of succeeding in the course or lead to them receiving a poor learning experience. In such cases students will be advised and guided through the various options available to them, such as deferring their studies until they can engage fully with the course.

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