The University of Leeds

Top 10 in the Russell Group for Business, Management and Marketing (Guardian University Guide 2016)

Course Title: BSc International Business

UCAS Code: N120
Duration: 3 Years Full Time
Entry Requirements:AAA at A level. Plus GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English Language grade B. See entry requirements for full details and equivalent qualifications.

This course is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of the main management disciplines and how the international dimension impinges upon these disciplines from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

This programme draws on the specialist knowledge and research expertise of the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL), one of the world's leading research centres. 

Our teaching & research in International Business is ranked 1st in the world by the 2014 Financial Times Masters in Management rankings. 

NSS 2014: BSc International Business 96% student satisfaction


Our degrees have a modular structure. This provides the core elements (compulsory modules) you need but with the flexibility to tailor your course to your personal interests and career aspirations (optional and discovery modules). Use the above tabs to view typical modules for BSc International Business by year and click on the module titles for further information on each. Also, find out more about our modular approach on the learning and teaching page

Learning and Teaching

We use a variety of methods in order to help you succeed. Find out more about learning and teaching at Leeds University Business School.


Your work will be assessed using a variety of methods, designed to showcase your knowledge and strengthen your skill set. Assessment methods may include coursework, oral presentations, group reports, examinations and dissertations.

We constantly review the content of our degrees, therefore some modules may change.

We constantly review the content of our degrees, therefore some modules may change.

You can apply in your second year to spend your third year either in industry or studying abroad.

Find out more about our Year in Industry and Year Abroad options.

What kind of job can you get?

Whether your career aspirations lie with government departments, consultancy firms, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or large multinational enterprises (MNEs), this course will give you a vital understanding of the challenges, opportunities and processes of international business. 

As our international business degrees were only launched in 2010 we do not have any graduate destinations available for you yet. However, these programmes are designed to prepare you for specialist roles in, for example, export management, international marketing, international economic policy and analysis, international trade, and international business finance.

How will we help you get there?

We have a wide range of careers support and opportunities available for you to make the most of. Discover more about our careers services .

The Peter J. Buckley Achievement Scholarships

How many scholarships are available?
All UK/EU candidates commencing study on an International Business Programme (BSc International Business; BSc International Business & Economics; BSc International Business & Finance; BSc International Business & Marketing) in September 2015 who obtain a total of 480 UCAS points or higher will qualify for a scholarship.

Value of the scholarships?
The scholarships are a one-off award of £2,000 and will be offered either as a fees deduction or maintenance paid directly into your Bank Account in monthly instalments.

Who qualifies?
UK/EU Candidates will automatically qualify for a scholarship if they obtain a total of 480 UCAS points or higher from the following academic qualifications: 

  • GCE Advanced (‘A’) Levels, including Critical Thinking and General Studies
  • GCE Advanced Subsidiary (‘AS’) Levels in a subject not offered at ‘A’ Level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher 
  • Scottish Higher in a subject not offered at Advanced Higher level
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level)
  • International Baccalaureate (with a minimum of 35 points overall)
  • Cambridge Pre-U Certificate
  • Level 3 BTEC Qualifications
  • Level 3 OCR Qualifications (Cambridge Technical)
  • Extended Project
  • AAT Level 3 Diploma
  • IFS Diploma in Financial Studies
  • Free-Standing Maths

How do I apply?
There is no separate application process. All eligible candidates who meet the criteria below will automatically qualify for a scholarship:

•    You applied for a place on an International Business Programme by 15th January 2015 and are holding a study offer.
•    You must obtain 480 UCAS points or higher in the qualifications detailed above.
•    You must be paying fees at the UK rate of £9,000.
•    You must be commencing your studies on an International Business Programme in September 2015 and be fully registered at the University of Leeds as an undergraduate student under the relevant University degree regulations and the General Regulations of the University.

When will I be told if I successful?
If you achieve the 480 UCAS points, your scholarship will be confirmed by the Admissions Office by Friday 4th September 2015.