Chichester College

Business (BA Hons Top-up) Chichester College Degree level: Undergraduate


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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, whilst working and/or balancing other commitments.

The programme has been designed with employers and is based on current and future industry requirements to ensure graduates are well-rounded, have good business acumen and can apply learning to the rapidly changing business environment. As a result, there is strong focus on developing your practical application of theory to real business scenarios and building resilience in business environments.

The programme provides optimal flexibility and varied teaching methods through a ‘blended learning’ approach. This involves teaching in small, interactive sessions, 1:1s and online resources. There is also independent learning through either a 10 week work placement, or setting up your own business, and an independent research project into a business topic of interest. Our focus is to help you develop a real understanding of business and provide you with a supportive ‘practice ground’ to progress your career.

Course details


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 modules – three compulsory and one optional. The compulsory modules are business research, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, strategic management and managing operations. The optional modules are contemporary human resource management, global environment and project implementation. For the entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship modules, students will have the option of either going on 10 week work placement within an organisation, or setting up and implementing their own businesses.

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code N200
Institution code C57
Campus name Chichester Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

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

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Whole course
EU £9,250 Whole course
England £9,250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9,250 Whole course
Scotland £9,250 Whole course
Wales £9,250 Whole course

Additional fee information

This fee is exclusively for those studying the Bachelor of Science and Arts Level 6

Provider information

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Chichester College
Westgate Fields
PO19 1SB

Course contact details

Higher Education Admissions

01243 786321

Fax: 01243 539481