University of Worcester (U of W) in Worcester, UK
For third-year BME participants, studying at University of Worcester is convenient, accessible and affordable. U of W is in the very centre of the United Kingdom – 40 minutes from Birmingham and its international airport, and just over 2 hours from London. It is a historic, riverside cathedral city with a thriving student population and student-oriented culture.
Worcester is full of quirky eateries, student clubs and bars (all at value-for-money prices), as well as high street and boutique fashion. The city offers a taste of ‘real England’ with its locally-brewed ales, traditional pubs, cobbled side streets, county cricket played against the backdrop of its Cathedral, premier league rugby, thoroughbred horse racing, and river-based activities.
At U of W, third-year BME students follow the programme "Bachelor (Hons) International Business Management" consisting of the following courses*:
- International Business Project
- Intercultural Perspectives
- International Marketing
- International Business Strategy
- Business Option (elective)**:
- Contemporary Advertising: Apps, Guerrillas, Viral and More
- International Banking and Finance
- Innovation and Intrapreneurship
- Language Course*: Manderin, German, Italian, Japanese, French Spanish
* Please note specific course offerings are subject to change.
** Lists of optional courses subject to change.
Apart from the variable transportation costs students incur when travelling to and from their home country, the following 2 cost estimates need to be considered for participating in BME's third year:
- the cost of living near the third-year partner institution
- the yearly tuition fee of the third-year partner institution
Estimates of the cost of living near U of W vary with the specific student's lifestyle, but a typical figure is between £ 500 and £ 750 per month.
U of W's yearly tuition fee for academic year 2017-2018 is £ 9.250 (there is a bursary available reducing the tuition fee to £ 8.250). This online overview has more specifics on tuition.
In the UK, the tuition fee does not have to be paid immediately. Students can apply for a study loan via Student Finance England (if their terms and conditions are met). This loan only has to be repaid in instalments when you earn £ 20.000 or more gross a year. Refer to "What you repay" for more specifics.
For the third BME year also, the quality of the student accommodation significantly contributes to a participant's overall experience. Therefore, again carefully research housing options before committing to a selection and always visit the accommodation before sending a first deposit or signing the contract. Specifically for exploring accommodation possibilities near U of W:
- see excellent pointers on U of W's "Accommodation" webpage
- search the web and browse the many relevant Facebook groups for student housing listings
To apply to U of W for your third BME year, email firstname.lastname@example.org asking for the PDF-file "University of Worcester Application Form", enter your data in the PDF you'll be sent and submit it as instructed in the form.
Note that students wishing to receive both the UCLL degree and the U of W degree, must, in addition to the 60 ECTS studied as part of the U of W degree, successfully pass an additional 7.5 ECTS Foreign language module.