Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Nottingham Trent University

Business Studies Top-up

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Course summary

If you already have (or expect to achieve) a Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree (FdA) in a related subject area, you can top-up your existing qualification to a BA (Honours) in Business Studies. This course is ideal if you are looking for a career at management level, as you'll be able to build on your employability and business skills and have plenty of opportunity to see the principles of business management in practice. This Level 6 programme is awarded by our main university partner, Nottingham Trent University (NTU). About the course This course seeks to develop your existing knowledge, skills and experience and enhance your understanding of the global business environment. It is expected that you will have prior knowledge of a wide range of business topics. You may choose, to some degree, to specialise in an area of personal interest through research and assessments within certain modules. The course is vocational and rooted in an awareness of the practice of business management. This is underpinned by an understanding of the central and contemporary business theories that inform your understanding of the business world and your role in it. The course places a strong emphasis on getting you ready for the workplace and your future career. Skills developed are those which employers tell us they are keen to see in graduates: including presentation skills; report writing; problem-solving and analytical skills. On leaving the course, you'll be ready to embark on your business career or move it to the next level. Course modules include: -academic research skills -business enterprise management -business ethics -strategic business decision-making -research project -business in the economic environment -global marketing Assessment Assessment is via a range of methods including portfolio building, presentation, examinations, assignments and case studies. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2022-23 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information. Your career and progression Past graduates of this programme have obtained managerial positions in large or small organisations in a variety of business sectors and have joined a number of graduate training schemes. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in a wide variety of sectors from KPMG to the Aspinal Foundation, and Nottinghamshire Police to Paul Smith. Alternatively, graduates can progress to postgraduate study in a range of subjects.

Course details


Students will study the following subjects: academic research skills; contemporary issues in business; business ethics; strategic business decision-making; dissertation; business in the economic environment; international marketing. Assessment is by a variety of methods including: case studies; examinations, assignments and a dissertation.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should possess (or expect to achieve) one of the following in a related-subject area: Foundation degree (FdA); Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).

Additional entry requirements


Applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview.


Applicants may be asked to submit a portfolio of their recent work.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College's International Office before submitting an application at: [email protected] Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Business Studies Top-up at Nottingham College - UCAS