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BESS Regulations

Details regarding important BESS regulations are outlined below and in the BESS Handbook. For details regarding general College Regulations please see the College Calendar.

Degree Pathway/Module Choices

In the Junior Fresh year, students will take all four disciplines in BESS - Business, Economics, Sociology, Political Science (50 ECT credits), with the remaining 10 credits to be chosen from within Law, Language (French, Spanish, German, Polish, Russian), Social Policy etc.

When BESS students move into the Senior Fresh year, it is then they choose to follow a pathway in Single Honor, or Joint Honor, or Major with Minor, though it is possible to hold open, through specific module selection, the opportunity to leave definitive exit route selection until the Junior Sophister year. It is very important that students are aware of the regulations in relation to module choices and degree pathways, all of which can be found in the BESS Handbook.

Once the pathway decision has been finalised in the Senior Fresh, or Junior Sophister year, there is no further ability to change. The reason for this is that each degree path requires the student to take required modules to fulfil the requirements of that degree. BESS does offer a lot of choice within modules each year but unfortunately it is not possible to gain a degree without the required modules. In some cases student can opt to repeat the year (remember the fee issue though) if they really wish to change their degree path.

Transfers into BESS

Due to the popularity of the BESS programme it is very hard to transfer into BESS. The programme is normally oversubscribed so that space is not available for transfer students. Information regulations governing transfers are available on the following links: