At Southampton Business School, we strive to make our courses both intellectually challenging and practical, and the BSc Business Innovation degree is no exception. Giving you the tools to think critically and creatively, this course will help you to solve the complex problems at the heart of contemporary business.
With an emphasis on the role of innovation in the success of a variety of organisations, this programme mirrors the latest theoretical and practical developments in the business world, including digital business models, technological innovation, service and sustainable innovation.
You’ll be working closely with students studying other subject areas at the University to solve real-world problems, including engineering, biosciences, humanities, social sciences and health sciences. The course offers a lot of flexibility and choice to allow you to carve out your own business path with the support of your lecturers and peers.
During the second year, students have the opportunity to study abroad. This includes the Erasmus scheme as well as Southampton Business School's own exchange opportunities, where students can undertake a period of study at an overseas university.
This course is also available with an added placement year in an approved industrial setting, giving you a chance to understand how the theoretical side of the qualification is applied in a real business setting.
View the programme specification for this course.
Typical entry requirements
|GCSE||GCSE Mathematics minimum grade B and GCSE English Language minimum grade C or equivalent. If you are taking an alternative Mathematics GCSE please contact our admissions team via ugapply.FBL@southampton.ac.uk.|
AAB or ABB with A in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
Most subjects are acceptable with the exception of General Studies.
The School has a list of restricted subjects and one subject on the following list can be accepted if combined with other academic subjects:
- Applied subjects (single Applied Business & Double Applied Business are acceptable)
- Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles (Product Design is acceptable)
- Communication Studies
- Creative Media
- Creative Writing
- Critical Thinking
- Film Studies
- Health & Social Care
- Home Economics
- Hospitality and Supervision
- ICT/IT (excludes Computing & Computer Studies)
- Leisure Studies
- Media Studies
- Music Technology
- Outdoor Education
- Performing Arts
- Public Services
- Sports Studies/Science
- Theatre Studies
- Travel & Tourism
|International Baccalaureate||34 points, 17 at higher level|
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
If you are studying a Level 3 BTEC or OCR Cambridge qualification in Business then this can be accepted. However, if another subject area is being studied we would advise you to check with us prior to applying to ensure this is acceptable. A level Restricted Subjects list also applies to BTEC/OCR Cambridge Qualifications.
The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer that is lower than the typical offer for that programme.
A typical contextual offer is ABB from three A levels or the equivalent from alternative qualifications (the restricted subjects above will still apply).
Please see our contextual admissions pages for more information.
International Foundation programmes
We welcome applications from overseas students offering foundation programmes with a substantial amount of academic study. Less than half the programme should be English language tuition and you will be expected to reach a high standard in your programme comparable to our A level requirements. For more details on the suitability of you programme please contact the Admissions Team at UGapply.FBL@southampton.ac.uk.
We welcome students with other qualifications eg European or Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and Irish Leaving Certificates. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant.
If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Full details can be found in the University’s Policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning. If you think this may apply to you, please contact the Faculty's Undergraduate Admissions Team.
Age 21 and over: recent evidence of study in last two/three years - applicant could be interviewed.
Qualifications from other countries
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
In accordance with University regulations, applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English by offering one of the recognised tests in English. Alternatively, you should supply evidence that you have undertaken formal study in English at an institution that teaches award-bearing programmes in English.
The following test scores are accepted for direct entry:
- IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all bands
See a complete list of the other English language qualifications we accept.
Test results should be less than two years old at the time of expected registration at the University of Southampton and must be verified before admission.
If you do not meet the University’s English Language entry requirements for direct entry onto our BSc programmes, you may be eligible to study on one of the University’s pre-sessional English language courses. For further information on these pre-sessional programmes, please visit the Centre for Language Studies website.
Your application will be carefully considered and we will weigh up many factors – not only your academic achievements, interests and aptitudes, but also your motivation and your academic reference.
We make our decisions in most cases on the UCAS form alone. Candidates who require special consideration (eg on grounds of age, disability or non-standard entry qualifications) may be invited for an interview.
International Foundation Year
International students who do not currently meet our entry requirements may be able to join this course on successful completion of our International Foundation Year. Find out more about the Foundation Year.
Visit our International Office website or the NARIC website for further information on qualifications.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about
entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
View the full list of course fees
Course fees for 2017/18 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically
£9,250 per year.
Tuition fees for international students differ between each course. Most
part-time courses cost 50% of the full-time fee.
Explore funding opportunities
Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your
Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or
your country of origin.
These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.
Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such
essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the
academic requirements for each programme of study.
There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the
|Books||Where a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However, due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.|
|Stationery||You will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items (eg pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.|
|Other||Approved calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.|
|Printing and copying||In most cases, written coursework such as essays, projects and dissertations are submitted online and by hard copy. The costs of printing a hard copy for submission of such coursework will be the responsibility of the student. The cost of photocopying will also be the responsibility of the student. For more information about University printing costs visit: www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing|
|Travel||Some modules may include optional visits. You will normally be expected to cover the cost of travel and admission, unless otherwise specified in the module profile.|
In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated
with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also
ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and
Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.