International Enterprise and Business Communication (Top-Up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Discover how to turn ideas and opportunities into a successful business venture on this BA (Hons) International Enterprise and Business Communication top-up degree, while also developing your English language skills. You'll explore all aspects of business enterprise, such as how to harness your entrepreneurial spirit when building a new business, and the art of bringing new products and services to market, from an initial spark through to development and launch. Studying in an English-speaking environment, you'll also learn how people use conversational, formal and business English in preparation for the fast-paced world of international business enterprise and entrepreneurship. After the course, you'll have the English language skills and international enterprise understanding to set up your own business or start-up. You'll also be prepped to succeed in a range of careers in the global marketplace, in areas such as business management, export and/or import finance, international market research and marketing.

  • Improve your English in three ways:
dedicated English language classes to improve your vocabulary and grammar business communications classes where you'll practise presentations, interviews and writing for business living and working with both UK and international students and experiencing life in a welcoming UK city
  • Learn what goes into building a profitable business enterprise from start to finish, including self-motivation and entrepreneurialism, product portfolio management and service innovation, and business strategy
  • Be fully supported by your tutors and our dedicated global team, and join a community with more than 5,000 international and EU students from 150 different countries
  • Earn a full BA (Hons) degree in International Enterprise and Business Communication in just two years
  • Have the opportunity to learn a foreign language for free as part of your degree, choosing from Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish
Eligibility This course is open to EU and international students whose first language is not English. A key part of the course is improving your written and spoken business English. Careers and opportunities With the knowledge, intercultural skills and awareness, confidence and motivation this course will give you, you'll be ready to join the ranks of these successful entrepreneurs in setting up your own new business, or to apply what you've learned to a career in the global marketplace. Your enhanced English language and business communication skills will be invaluable too - the ability to effectively communicate with others and in different contexts, with awareness and understanding of different cultures, will give you an edge within your new business or future roles. What areas can you work in with an international enterprise and business communication (top-up) degree? With the skills you'll gain on this course, you could pursue careers such as:
  • entrepreneur / owner of a start-up or SME
  • product management
  • market research or analysis
  • marketing
  • bilingual consultancy


Year 1 Core modules

  • Business Communication 2 - 20 credits
  • General Language Grade 5 (English) - 20 credits
  • Business Venturing - 20 credits
  • Language of Human Resource Management - 20 credits
  • Managing Across Cultures - 20 credits
  • Managing Product Portfolios - 20 credits
Year 2 Core modules
  • General Language Grade 6 (English) - 20 credits
  • Project - 20 credits
  • Business Communication 3 - 20 credits
  • Contemporary Issues in Product and Service Development - 20 credits
  • Recruiting and Motivating Teams - 20 credits
  • Strategic Management - 20 credits
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry. If a module doesn't run, we'll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through:

  • oral presentations
  • essays
  • written work, including reports, articles and case studies
  • group and individual projects
  • exams
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

Only applicants whose first language is not English should apply.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants require relevant HE study leading to a Level 4 qualification, for example an appropriate HNC, or 120 credits from year 1 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc), in a relevant subject.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5.
TOEFL (iBT)72 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 162 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015). An overall score of 162 with no component score less than 162.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 51 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level II with a Pass in all 4 components.

Student Outcomes

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £16200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
International Enterprise and Business Communication (Top-Up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS