BA (Hons) Business Studies (Top-up)

Course Overview

Ready to continue your journey to professional success? Join our top-up Business Studies bachelor’s degree, delivered in partnership with the University of West London. The course is one of the UK’s longest-established business programmes and has been designed to teach students the analytical skills needed for success in a number of business roles.

The course content has been developed with input from public and private organisations, professional bodies and academics; the resulting qualification supports students in their transition from a Higher National Diploma (or equivalent) to bachelor’s degree level study.

UKCBC offers this programme as part of a franchise partnership with the University of West London (UWL). Students are expected to fulfil all the admission requirements prescribed by UWL, and admissions are subject to approval by UWL. Students are expected to adhere to the relevant rules and regulations of UWL, in addition to the regulations of UKCBC. In addition to various study support and facilities provided by UKCBC, Students can benefit from the various facilities and support provided by UWL.

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Programme TitleBA (Hons) Business Studies (Top-up)
Awarding BodyUniversity of West London
LevelBachelor of Arts
DurationOne Year
IntakeSeptember; February
Mode of StudyFull-time
CampusesLiverpool Street; Gants Hill

Why Choose the BA (Hons) Business Studies (Top-up)?

UWL’s BA (Hons) Business Studies (top-up) has been developed to prepare students for life after graduation. The university has strong links with major professional institutions, including the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Management Institute, and the Chartered Institute of Personnel. These associations directly inform course content, which ensures students are taught the practical and academic skills that employers want to see. Graduates of the Business Studies (top-up) will also enjoy academic exemptions from the Chartered Management Institute.

Modules covered in the one-year course include Strategic Management; International Trade, Finance and Investment; International Business; Managing SMEs; and an independent research project that students can direct towards their professional interests.

Course Modules

  • Strategic Management
  • International Trade, Finance and Investment
  • International Business
  • Managing SMEs
  • Business Research Project

Course Entry Requirements

As a potential student of the BA (Hons) Business Studies (top-up), you will be expected to have an interest in business and enterprise, be able to demonstrate your motivation for the subject, and have one or more of the following academic qualifications in order to join:

  • A Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant subject, or
  • EduQual Diploma in a relevant subject (SCQF Level 8), or
  • A Diploma of Higher Education, or
  • A Foundation Degree, or
  • Any level 5 qualification having 240 credits from the UK, with an overall score of ‘Merit’ (if the qualification is an overall ‘Pass’, at least one-year work experience is required)

Tuition Fees£9,250 per year