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Business Diploma of Higher Education

(SCQF level 8)

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course is designed to give you direct entry into the third year of the BA degree programme in Business at Strathclyde Business School, a qualification highly regarded by employers. It is run as a collaboration between City of Glasgow College and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Three Highers, Two at Grade B and One at Grade C in relevant* subjects including English AND two National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including Mathematics; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience

* relevant subjects include Administration, Business Management, Economics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Studies or Natural Sciences.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

Year one:
  • Business Law.
  • Economics.
  • Managing People.
  • Principles of Marketing.
  • Psychology.
  • ICT.
  • Statistics.
Year two:
  • Core subject: Management Development.
  • Marketing subjects: Understanding Consumers and Markets / Retail and Services Marketing.
  • Law subjects: Discrimination Law / Employment Law / EU Law.
  • Human Resource Management subjects: Work Organisational Psychology / Work. Psychology for Human Resource Management.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career in marketing, legal services, management, human resources, administration in industrial and commercial sectors, teaching, public sector employment or research.

Continuing study

Successful students may progress on to third year of the BA Business at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow, where you will study your two principal subjects from year two of the diploma.  You can also apply for courses at other universities.



How the course is taught

A mix of class lectures, tutorials and group tasks.

Assessment methods

You'll undertake a number of degree exams in January and May each year.  In addition course assessments will need to be carried out during the year.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020
    End Date:
    11th Jun 2021
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome