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Business University of Portsmouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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Overview
Do you want to learn the all-round business skills that employers are looking for, while working on your personal development and setting yourself up to get a degree in the future?

This HND Business course kick-starts your business career by providing a valuable introduction to topics including business strategy, finance, ecommerce and marketing.

It’ll give you an edge when starting your career and give you a solid foundation for further study.

On this course, you'll:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in business

  • Learn from experienced tutors, lecturers and business leaders

  • Build knowledge in subjects such as marketing, business finance, business law, data management, business strategy, organisational theories and human resource management

  • Work on a research project and put your knowledge into practice to demonstrate what you’ve learned

You can study this course at Havant College, South Downs College in Waterlooville, Stanmore College or Isle of Wight College in Newport.

After the course you can top up to a full degree by joining the final year of the BA (Hons) Business Management degree course at our main campus in Portsmouth.

Careers and opportunities
What can you do with a Business HND?
After completing this course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to begin a career in areas such as:

  • marketing

  • sales

  • publicity

  • administration

  • ecommerce

  • accounting

  • financial and risk analysis

  • HR

You can also top up your qualification to a degree.

What jobs can you do with a Business HND?
Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • business development officer

  • recruitment consultant

  • publicity officer

  • graduate food buyer

  • financial analyst

  • risk analyst

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Course details

Modules

Example topics covered:

Year 1
Marketing
Business finance
Business law
Business environment
Organisational theories
Management accounting
Applied marketing
Human resource management
Small business enterprise

Year 2
Business strategy
Data management
Research project
Business excellence
Business law: further principles
Business psychology
Event management
Human resource development
Promotional strategy
Small business enterprise
Working with and leading people
Employee relations
Project management

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 and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Work experience and career planning
To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you finish your course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your CV.

Learning support
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

academic writing
note taking
time management
critical thinking
presentation skills
referencing
working in groups
revision, memory and exam techniques

If you have a mental or physical disability, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) can give you help, support and advice so you can reach your potential.

Teaching
Teaching methods on this course include:

lectures
workshops
seminars
group projects
one-on-one tutorials

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through:

individual and group coursework
examinations
online tests
practical exercises

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.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

Year 1 students: 19% by written exams and 81% by coursework
Year 2 students: 6% by written exams and 94% by coursework


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 002N
Institution code P80
Campus name Havant and South Downs College - South Downs Campus
Campus code S

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

*This course is available to International applicants who do not require a Tier 4 visa*


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level at grade D or above.
A level 48 Tariff points to include a minimum of 1 A level at grade D or above.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma Acceptable when combined with other qualifications. To include a minimum of 1 A level at grade D or above.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Cambridge Pre-U score of 34 to include a Principal Subject at P2.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 48 points to include 4 points from a Higher Level subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 points to include a Higher Level subject at H4 or above.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 Tariff points.

CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English Proficiency Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic 54.0 An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT) 79.0 79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Trinity ISE Pass Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,165 Year 1
EU £6,165 Year 1
International £13,900 Year 1
England £6,165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,165 Year 1
Scotland £6,165 Year 1
Wales £6,165 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Islands For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance International (Non-EU) For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/international-students/funding **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.**

Provider information

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University of Portsmouth
University House
Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth
PO1 2UP


Clearing contact details

University Admissions Centre - Clearing

023 9284 8000

Course Clearing information

Additional information

​​Clearing Hotline opening hours: Thursday 15th August - 07:00 - 20:00, Friday 16th August - 08:00 - 19:00, Saturday 17th August - 09:00 - 15:00, Sunday 18th August - Closed, Monday 19th August onwards - 08:30 - 17:15,


Course contact details

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University Admissions Centre

023 9284 5566