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Business, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

The Business, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences pathway will enable you to study a bachelor degree in subjects such as Accounting, Business Studies, Marketing, Law, History and English.

Business, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Business, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

The BAHSS pathway prepares you for degrees in subjects such as accounting, business studies, marketing, law, history and English.


If you study on the Business, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences pathway you will study the following modules:

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Leadership

20 credits - semester 1 - compulsory

This module introduces you to the concepts of leadership from a global and local business perspective.  It will also give you the opportunity to explore entrepreneurial leadership practice and what this means at an individual level.

Introduction to British and Irish Society

20 credits - semester 1 - compulsory

This module will introduce you to the study of British and Irish society. It aims to foster better awareness of the impact of processes of globalisation.  The module will specifically increase awareness and provide the means for better analysis of the changing cultural and economic circumstances of these islands and also help you to think about similar changes elsewhere.

Introduction to Accounting and Mathematics for Business

20 credits - semester 2 - optional

This module will help you to understand the practical aspects of business finance and decision-making. You will develop an appreciation of accounting and financial information in business decision-making and financial control.

This module is recommended if you wish to study a bachelor degree in Business, Marketing, Finance or Accounting.

Introduction to Creative Industries

20 credits - semester 2 - optional

In this module you will explore the development and growth of a range of Creative Industries within Northern Ireland society. These include; Film and Media studies, Journalism, Literature, Music and Drama.  You will experience first-hand how these industries developed and continue to grow, where they are now central commercial figures in the Northern Irish economy.   Ulster University has a key role in supplying these local and international industries with a well-qualified and skilled workforce.

This module is recommended of you wish to study a bachelor degree in the areas of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.


Language, Academic and Cultural Modules

During the first semester you will focus on developing your English language skills to gain the level required to study English and the academic modules in semester two.

You will study all four modules.

English with Study Skills

20 credits - semester 1 - compulsory depending on IELTS level

English with Study Skills is a foundation course in English for academic purposes. Students develop skills for understanding and processing academic input in the English language medium, and learn how to speak and write effectively at university.

Compulsory for students with an IELTS score of 5.0-5.5 and students who need to acquire an IELTS score of 6 or above, in order to meet the criteria set out by the chosen progression degree.

Extending Critical Thinking for Undergraduate Study

20 credits - semester 1 - available depending on your IELTS level

This module seeks to harness English Language capabilities and develop Critical Thinking to raise levels of written English. This module will inform, develop and challenge your ability to engage in normative thinking strategies. Critical thinking can enhance students' interest, motivation and success in a given subject. These skills can be transferred into writing in English and in preparation for academic readiness, success and progression.

English for Academic Transition

20 credits - semester 2 - compulsory

English for Academic Transition enables students to consolidate and further enhance the language and study skills acquired in the Semester 1 module English with Study Skills.  Successful completion of this module indicates a level of competence in English appropriate for undergraduate study at Ulster University.

Compulsory for students who have completed English for Study Skills module who need to acquire a IELTS level higher than 6.0 in order to meet the criteria set out by their progression degree.

Exploring Cultural Identities

20 credits – Semester 2 – Compulsory for all students

This module offers all students, from both pathways, to learn together and explore ideas and realities of culture, as well as, self, group, community and national identities.  The module offers students time to explore ideas unique to their own cultural identity against the backdrop of cultural identity issues specific to Northern Ireland. Providing students with a coherent, impartial analysis of the cultural identity themes that have shaped Northern Ireland society, is central to this module's delivery.

By so doing, we offer the student a context for an emergent modern society into which they can draw comparisons, differences and value judgements from their own experience of cultural identity.

Project-Based Learning

20 credits – Semester 2 – Compulsory – available depending on your IELTS level

This module provides opportunities for students to select an issue-based problem, specific to their chosen academic pathway (STE or BAHSS) upon which they will carry out investigative research. Students may also place this issue-based scenario module within the context of their home country, whereby they can draw upon existing underpinning knowledge.

This module seeks to develop a heightened knowledge of the chosen pathway subject, as well as building on intrapersonal and academic skills including; decision-making, problem-solving, time-management, writing for purpose / audience, data handling, report writing and research methods.

Compulsory for students with an IELTS score of 6.0 or above.


Bachelor degrees I can progress to


BSc (Hons)
Accounting (Pathways) - View the Accounting (Pathways) course page

An innovative suite of pathways that offers you great employment opportunities within several of the fastest growing professional service areas.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Accounting and Law - View the Accounting and Law course page

A highly sought after four-year degree qualification which offers students both the equivalent of a degree in law and a degree in accounting.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Accounting and Marketing - View the Accounting and Marketing course page

A dynamic degree leading to a professional career in the fields of Accounting and/or Marketing.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BSc (Hons)
Accounting with Specialisms - View the Accounting with Specialisms course page

A unique course which enables you to specialise in a dynamic area of accounting and gives you an edge for your future career.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BSc (Hons)
Business Economics - View the Business Economics course page

This programme offers a thorough understanding in economic theory with business knowledge and applications.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Business Information Systems - View the Business Information Systems course page

Business@Magee: Providing extensive choice for business skills development.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BSc (Hons)
Business Studies - View the Business Studies course page

Developing students with the essential knowledge, skills and attributes in order to successfully undertake a career in business and management.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Business Studies with Computing - View the Business Studies with Computing course page

Business@Magee: Providing extensive choice for business skills development.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BSc (Hons)
Business Studies with Irish - View the Business Studies with Irish course page

Business@Magee: Providing extensive choice for business skills development.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BSc Hons
Business Studies with Specialisms - View the Business Studies with Specialisms course page

Business@Magee: Providing extensive choice for business skills development.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BSc (Hons)
Cinematic Arts - View the Cinematic Arts course page

High quality storytelling across all screens.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BSc (Hons)
Communication Management and Public Relations - View the Communication Management and Public Relations course page

Integrating theory and professional practice.

Part-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc Hons
Consumer Management and Food Innovation - View the Consumer Management and Food Innovation course page

Developing leaders for the food industry and education.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BSc Hons
Criminology and Criminal Justice - View the Criminology and Criminal Justice course page

Criminology & criminal justice addresses crime, deviance and its control through an applied, interesting & intellectually challenging curriculum.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Culinary Arts Management - View the Culinary Arts Management course page

Develop the culinary skills and management knowledge necessary for a vibrant global career.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Belfast campus


BA Hons
Drama - View the Drama course page

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking & practical skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BA (Hons)
Drama with Marketing - View the Drama with Marketing course page

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking & practical skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BA (Hons)
Drama with Music - View the Drama with Music course page

Explore contemporary performance to develop your creativity, critical thinking & practical skills for a career in creative industries and beyond.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BSc (Hons)
Economics - View the Economics course page

This programme emphasises those aspects of Economics that relate to the practical application of Economics to finance, policy making and management.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BA Hons
English - View the English course page

Contemporary and traditional English Literature that develops writing skills, communication and creative thinking.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BA (Hons)
English and History - View the English and History course page

The best of both worlds. Unique historical expertise in a range of eras and contemporary and traditional English and writing skills.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BA (Hons)
English with Education - View the English with Education course page

Contemporary and traditional English Literature that develops writing skills, communication and creative thinking.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BA (Hons)
English with History - View the English with History course page

Contemporary and traditional English Literature that develops writing skills, communication and creative thinking.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BSc (Hons)
Finance and Investment Management - View the Finance and Investment Management course page

A partnership with the global professional body Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment offers this programme’s students a competitive edge.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Health and Social Care Policy - View the Health and Social Care Policy course page

Health and Social Care Policy focuses on policy issues facing our society such as providing and financing healthcare, health inequalities and ageing.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BA Hons
History - View the History course page

Learn from expert researchers how our uniquely broad choice of Histories and skills translate into the work place.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BA (Hons)
History with Education - View the History with Education course page

Learn from expert researchers how our uniquely broad choice of Histories and skills translate into the work place.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BA (Hons)
History with English - View the History with English course page

Learn from expert researchers how our uniquely broad choice of Histories and skills translate into the work place.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BSc (Hons)
Human Resource Management - View the Human Resource Management course page

This course develops HR professionals with the skills and expertise necessary to engage employees and contribute to organisational effectiveness.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Interactive Media - View the Interactive Media course page

Creating Media for the Future.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BSc (Hons)
International Hospitality Management - View the International Hospitality Management course page

Developing business leaders for the vibrant and evolving international hospitality industry.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Belfast campus


BSc Hons
International Travel and Tourism Management - View the International Travel and Tourism Management course page

Developing business leaders for the international travel and tourism industry.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


MA
Journalism - View the Journalism course page

Professional journalism theory and practice: news-gathering, reporting, newswriting, sub-editing and ethics for a changing media landscape.

Full-time Postgraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BSc (Hons)
Language and Linguistics - View the Language and Linguistics course page

How language works, is learned and used.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


LLB Hons
Law - View the Law course page

The Ulster Law School has an excellent reputation for teaching, research, student support and student development.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


LLB Hons
Law - View the Law course page

The Ulster Law School has an excellent reputation for teaching, research, student support and student development.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


LLB (Hons)
Law with Accounting - View the Law with Accounting course page

The Ulster Law School has an excellent reputation for teaching, research, student support and student development.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


LLB (Hons)
Law with Criminology - View the Law with Criminology course page

The Ulster Law School has an excellent reputation for teaching, research, student support and student development.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


LLB (Hons)
Law with Marketing - View the Law with Marketing course page

The Ulster Law School has an excellent reputation for teaching, research, student support and student development.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


LLB (Hons)
Law with Politics - View the Law with Politics course page

The Ulster Law School has an excellent reputation for teaching, research, student support and student development.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Leisure and Events Management - View the Leisure and Events Management course page

Developing business leaders for the leisure and events industry.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Coleraine campus


BSc (Hons)
Management and Leadership Development - View the Management and Leadership Development course page

An industry-relevant course that produces work-ready graduates with key business, management and leadership skills.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc Hons
Marketing - View the Marketing course page

The BSc Hons Marketing degree produces dynamic graduates who pursue professional careers in the field of Marketing in NI and abroad.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BMus (Hons)
Music - View the Music course page

A course for the modern musician.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BA (Hons)
Music with Drama - View the Music with Drama course page

A course for the modern musician.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Magee campus


BSc Hons
Politics - View the Politics course page

A dynamic subject essential to understanding people, power and policies in a changing world.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Politics with Criminology - View the Politics with Criminology course page

A dynamic subject essential to understanding people, power and policies in a changing world.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc Hons
Social Policy - View the Social Policy course page

This course addresses key questions around human need, welfare, inequality and wealth distribution.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Social Policy with Criminology - View the Social Policy with Criminology course page

This course addresses key questions around human need, welfare, inequality and criminal justice.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Social Policy with Sociology - View the Social Policy with Sociology course page

This course addresses key questions around human need, welfare, inequality and sociological concepts and debates.

Part-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc Hons
Sociology - View the Sociology course page

Sociology at Ulster has a record of excellence in teaching and learning, consistently achieving 100% satisfaction rates in the National Student Survey

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Sociology with Criminology - View the Sociology with Criminology course page

Sociology at Ulster has a record of excellence in teaching & learning, consistently achieving 100% satisfaction rates in the National Student Survey.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus


BSc (Hons)
Sociology with Politics - View the Sociology with Politics course page

Sociology at Ulster has a record of excellence in teaching & learning, consistently achieving 100% satisfaction rates in the National Student Survey.

Full-time Undergraduate course   |   Year of entry: 2019/20  |   Jordanstown campus