Business and Management (Top Up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Develop your strategic view of business on this BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-up) degree. If you’ve studied a related subject at higher education, such as completing two years of study on a bachelor's degree or HND course, and want to build on your knowledge to convert your previous learning into a full bachelor’s degree over one year, this course is for you. This broad degree explores the key disciplines within an organisation so you’ll learn to strategically grow and develop a business in a responsible and sustainable way. You’ll learn to explain and critique the theory and practice of business and management, develop creative business solutions, manage a project, refine your communication skills, and discover how to identify, analyse and appropriately respond to issues that arise within today’s global business context. You'll complete this course with a final project that presents a real opportunity for you to demonstrate the breadth of your skills and knowledge gained on the course through research and discussion of real-world international, ethical or sustainability challenges faced by an organisation. You'll choose your project topic during your course. This degree keeps your career options open so you’ll learn skills and management techniques that are transferable to different sectors, giving you many opportunities across the broad spectrum of business disciplines. Course highlights

  • Identify, analyse and respond to ethical, social and environmental issues in today’s global business context
  • Work on real-world scenarios and projects and apply your new knowledge to challenges faced by real local and global businesses
  • Hear from experienced guest lectures and industry practitioners and Learn from lecturers and tutors with years of industry experience
  • Network with industry professionals at presentations and networking events with the local business community
  • Graduate ready to apply your knowledge and experience to the business world
Careers and opportunities You’ll graduate ready to join the business world, and have the skills and knowledge you need to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to business problems across the globe. Graduates from our business and management courses have gone on to work for companies across all business sectors, such as national and local government, technology companies, automotive, hospitality, media and entertainment, and retail firms. You could choose to study a postgraduate qualification in a more specialised business-related area such as project management, digital marketing or human resource management. Graduates from our business and management courses have gone into careers such as:
  • HR manager
  • business analyst
  • marketing manager
  • supply chain analyst
  • business operations manager
  • talent acquisition
  • account analyst
Previous business and management graduates have gone on to work for companies such as:
  • Santander Bank
  • CapGemini
  • Jardine Motors Group
  • NHS
  • Lenovo
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers


Year 1 All modules on this course are core.

  • Financial Statement and Data Analysis
  • Contemporary Issues in Product and Service Development
  • Developing your Research Skills
  • Responsible and Sustainable Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Independent Study Project
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

Assessment How you're assessed will depend on the modules you choose. As well as online assessments and coursework you may be assessed using:

  • written reports
  • presentations
  • portfolios
- exams

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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

Relevant HE study leading to a Level 5 qualification, for example an appropriate HND, or a foundation degree at Level 5, or 240 credits from year 1 and year 2 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 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015) An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) (taken after January 2015) An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
TOEFL (iBT)79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 4 with a minimum of 3 in each component.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III 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
Business and Management (Top Up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS