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The Extended Study Path


Our Extended Degrees are for students who do not meet our standard entry requirements.

The Extended Study Path is an additional entry year available on to all of ARU London's undergradaute degrees. The extended degree course has been specifically designed to ensure that candidates gain the skills needed to succeed at degree level. Modules help to develop skills in writing assignments, mathematics, computing, public speaking and presenting, whilst developing an understanding of the modern business world. Prospective students should expect to undertake significant amounts of reading and independent study outside of the classroom (approximately 12 hours per week during term time).

This course has particular appeal for candidates who want a change in career and candidates wanting to return to education. Our innovative courses ensure that what you learn can be practically applied to the business world as well as preparing you to tackle the academic workload of a full degree course.

Mode of Study


1 Year Foundation leading onto a 3 Year Degree

September and January Start

Extended Degree Course Codes

Extended Degree Course Codes

BSc (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management (NN12)

BSc (Hons) Business and Law (NM12)

BSc (Hons) Business and Marketing (NN13)

BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism (NN14)

BSc (Hons) Law and Accounting (MN11)

BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting (NN17)

BSc (Hons) International Business Management (N101)

BSc (Hons) Business and Hospitality Management (NN11)

BSc (Hons) Business and Healthcare Management (N100)

Structure and content

Semester 1

Introduction to Business

Academic Research and Writing

Quantitative Methods

Business Communications

Semester 2

Understanding Business

Building a Business

Introduction to Computer-Based Technologies

Teaching and assessment

Assessments are varied and take the form of written essays, reports, and business correspondence, as well as tests in mathematics and presentations.

The Building a Business module is worth double credits and is assessed by a semester-long group project ending in delivering a business pitch in front of a panel. The best performing groups also then present their ideas to senior management.

Students should expect to work on written assignments of 1000-3000 words for most modules, due in at the end of the semester.

Entry Requirements

Requirements for this are 5 GCSEs together with evidence of at least 12 years of education eg. partial completion of A Level, BTEC, International Baccalaureate or an Access Course. EU applicants must also provide an English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

We also welcome applications from mature students who can demonstrate appropriate and relevant work experience.


In today’s tough jobs market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job after university.  We believe your degree from ARU London will definitely enhance your employability

  • Your ARU London lecturers all have first-hand experience of business and some continue to work in business.  You are therefore assured that the content of your degree will be directly relevant to the demanding, constantly evolving world of contemporary business.  Furthermore, you will study business from a practical as well as from an academic perspective.

  • ARU London lecturers have a wealth of contacts too and you will study alongside students from all over the world.  All great for networking!

  • Our student-friendly timetables will make it easier for you to secure meaningful, part-time work.  Part-time work will give you valuable experience outside of the classroom and will boost your credentials with a prospective graduate employer.  We are also working with a number of employers to be able to offer part-time work in conjunction with our degrees.

  • During your final year there will be additional seminars with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects.  These will include CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.

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