Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Business Administration (Top-up)

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Course summary

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Are you hoping to upgrade your existing qualifications to a full UK honours degree? This intensive business administration top-up programme is specifically designed to help you build on what you’ve already learned from either past study or work in industry. Students cover a range of relevant topics including human resources, marketing, management and business academia - developing a sought-after set of practical business administration skills. Solent’s intensive business administration top-up is perfectly suited to students who are looking to upgrade their existing qualifications and earn a full honours degree in just one year. Students will focus on core business functions, gaining a transferable skillset that can be applied in a broad range of business environments. The academic experience on this degree centres on first hand advice and real examples of business scenarios. Studying a broad range of industries and roles is advantageous, as it help students to decide where their specialisms lie and which industry they might like to pursue employment in. The course team maintain strong relationships with local and national businesses. These relationships have previously led to live assessment briefs, work experience placements and guest lectures. Exercises like this ensure that students are kept up to date with the latest industry developments. Students are also guided as they write a dissertation, carrying out in-depth research into a relevant business area. Students use the analytics skills learnt throughout the course to inform this research, and are encouraged to focus on an area that they think they might like to work in after graduation. Convert existing qualifications and experience into an internationally recognised honours degree in just one year you'll study both national and international business. This is a broad business administration degree providing entry to a number of business, management and marketing environments. This top-up covers a broad range of core business areas, building on your existing knowledge and providing you with the essential skills required to thrive in a busy workplace. This course is ideal for those who have some business-related qualifications, and wish to upgrade these to a full honours degree. Students build upon their existing knowledge by studying topics such as HR, marketing and management, making it ideal for those who wish to progress their career further.

Course details


YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Strategy for Management and Marketing Business Finance Management Cross-cultural Management HR Management Academic and Professional Development Business Consultancy Project.

Assessment method

There is a balance of assessments to develop your portfolio of transferable skills. These assessment methods include traditional essays, reports and examinations, as well as innovative online portfolios, webpage development and live brief pitch presentations.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeN101
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
HND (BTEC) M Pass a relevant HND with an overall mark of 55% or Merit profile

Pass GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Business Administration (Top-up) at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS