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Course summary

Chichester College’s BA (Hons) Business Top-up Degree is accredited by University of Chichester. The programme provides the opportunity for Higher National Diploma and Foundation degree students to achieve their full degree at Chichester College, Programme lectures and tutorials are timetabled with compliment work and other commitments and welcomes applications from mature students or students returning to complete their higher education/business degree. This programme is accredited by the University of Chichester. This qualification has been designed with employment in mind and is based on current and future industry requirements. This course will ensure that you are well-rounded, have good business acumen and can keep up with an ever-changing business environment. As a result, this qualification focuses on developing your practical application of theory to real business scenarios and build resilience within the business environment. This qualification has been designed alongside past graduates to achieve maximum flexibility and varied teaching methods through a ‘blended learning’ approach. The programme provides interactive sessions, online resources/tasks, independent research and 1:1 support. Special features include; Small group sizes ensure you get the support you need to succeed and opportunities to continue studies at a masters/postgraduate level at University.


The Business Top-up Degree is run as a modular programme over 1 year, divided by terms. Students are required to complete and pass four compulsory and one optional units. The compulsory modules are; Business Research, Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship, Managing Operations, Strategic Management, Contemporary Human Resources. The optional module choices include; Business Research, Management (optional), Global Economy, or Project Implementation.

Assessment method

The course uses a variety of assessment methods (report, professional discussion, presentation, portfolio and timed assessment) to ensure you graduate with well-rounded business skills and can apply theory in practice. Each module sets out the required assessment which usually consists of one to two assessment methods. The course is designed to be as flexible as possible to fit around your work and personal commitments. Taught interactive sessions will mostly take place on Tuesday (6pm- 9pm) and Wednesday evenings from 5pm-9pm. There are some flexibilities within the timetable to choose an option that is of most interest, or perhaps better fit your other commitments. Term 2 and 3 are focused on work placement, or setting up your own business and independent research.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You would typically have a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree in Business with 240 credits. We recognise that learning can be achieved in many ways and it may be possible to enter the programme with evidence of relevant prior learning at level 5/6.

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5No factor below 5.5 for reading and writing. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.
Institution's Own TestAs part of your interview, you may be asked to prepare/complete a written assessment.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500* Whole course
Northern Ireland £8500* Whole course
Scotland £8500* Whole course
Wales £8500* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to confirmation for September 2024 (January 2024) These fees are exclusively for L6 Top-up at University of Chichester and CCG (Franchise). Please contact University of Chichester International Admissions for all non-UK fees; [email protected]
Business (Top-up) at Chichester College Group - UCAS