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Course summary

Our Business (top-up) course allows you to strengthen your understanding of the world of business through an extra year of study converting your HND or Foundation Year into a full degree. You’ll gain a broad understanding of enterprise together with fundamental skills such as critical thinking, team-working, and problem solving. You’ll also learn essential theory in areas including entrepreneurship or strategy to enable you to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems. As a successful graduate you could enter a career in all areas of business such as consultancy, marketing, operations management or human resource management, as well as having the skills to set up your own business. Reasons to study a Business Top-up degree at Kent

  • Top-up your current qualification to a full degree in just one year
  • Tailor your degree to suit your aspirations with flexible optional modules
  • We feature in the top 1% of business schools globally with triple accreditation status from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS
  • Gain employability support during your studies and for three years after you graduate.
  • Take part in our Business Start-Up Journey at ASPIRE to develop entrepreneurial skills alongside your degree


Stage 3 Your studies begin in early September with a two-week Study Skills module. Following this, you study a range of compulsory and optional modules that extend your knowledge from a wide range available. Our modules cover all aspects of business including human resource management, innovation and enterprise, leadership and business ethics.

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

The only qualifications accepted for this programme are: * English HND (Higher National Diploma) in a business-related subject with an average merit grade/merit profile, or * Pearson/BTEC HND (Higher National Diploma) in a business-related subject with an average merit grade/merit profile, or * UK foundation degree in a business-related subject at 60% overall average.

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £13500 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2023/24 for international students are £21,900 for laboratory programmes and £18,000 for non-laboratory programmes
Business (Top-up) at University of Kent - UCAS