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Business Management and Geography
The course combines study of the fundamentals of both subjects with the opportunity to focus on individual areas of interest through specialist option modules. Students will also develop their employability and personal self-awareness.
An integral part of the programme is the opportunity to undertake a work placement, and in the final year of study, students have the opportunity to complete an interdisciplinary dissertation. Geographical fieldwork is undertaken locally in the first year, and on a residential trip (typically overseas) in the second year of the programme.
Graduates of this course will have a broad and interdisciplinary education, equipping them for a wide range of careers, combining knowledge of the practices of business and management, with geographical understanding of contemporary world issues such as environmental change, globalisation, urbanisation, and sustainability.
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
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You'll participate in compulsory field trips in your first and second years. All travel and accommodation costs for these trips are covered by the university. You are responsible for your living costs while on field trips.
|You will need to have sensible footwear and a weatherproof jacket for field trips.||£0|
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If you choose to participate in any additional, optional trips, you are responsible for any associated costs.
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
|Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.||Typically £0-200|
Library fines (for late returns or lost books)
|£1-35 per book|
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
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Learning and assessment
Learning takes place through a variety of means and modes of delivery, including online, and in lectures, seminars, workshops, case studies, problem-solving activities and fieldwork.
In Year 1 your core modules introduce you to key elements of business, management and both human and physical geography, in preparation for more specialised study in years 2 and 3.
In Years 2 and 3 you can specialise further in the areas that interest you most and continue to develop your employability skills. In your final year, you will take both the business and management synoptic - which allows you to focus deeply on an area of personal interest and develops key employment skills - and either an interdisciplinary or geography dissertation. You also have a range of option modules to tailor your studies to reflect your interests or aspirations.
After you graduate
A degree in Business Management and Geography from Oxford Brookes will equip you with a very wide range of skills with which to enter further study or future employment.
This course will enable you to pursue a career in environmental management, conservation, leisure and tourism, consultancy, geography teaching, or secure a position in a range of settings, such as a multinational business, a major charity, education, health care or government, nationally or internationally. Many of our students go on to graduate training schemes in international companies such as Aldi, AC Nielsen, IBM, Virgin Mobile, Intel, Yell Ltd, O2 and Dell. In addition, our graduates find that their broad skills base makes them attractive candidates for posts in various professions such as advertising, banking, the Civil Service, the arts and media, and services management. Our Careers Centre will support you in finding the right job for you.
Many students continue on to postgraduate study at Oxford Brookes or other universities in the UK or overseas, on courses ranging from Archaeology, Environmental Hazard Management, and River and Coastal Engineering, to International Management, Brand Communications, and International Finance.
Our academics support a small group of research students studying for master's and doctoral qualifications, and encourage new applicants. Recently two graduates have gone on to do Masters in International Disaster Management and Climate Change.
"Oxford is a vibrant city with so much to do. This actually helped in my degree as well – I gathered data from the local food bank in Oxford to use in my dissertation"Read more about Nicola
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