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Southampton Solent University’s accountancy and finance top-up programme is specifically designed to let you build on your existing qualifications and experiences, transforming them into a valuable honours degree. You’ll broaden and strengthen the knowledge you’ve already gained from work in the industry or prior study at HND level (or equivalent), and have the chance to improve your general business knowledge.
This programme is a great way to take advantage of these opportunities as soon as possible, allowing you to earn an honours degree in just one year. Students on the course study intensively, looking at both national and international markets to ensure a firm understanding of the global economy.
Solent is a place of study to students from all over the world. Learning with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds helps to emulate real working practises and brings new points of view to discussions and debates.
Year one: CORE UNITS *Business Finance - Theory and Practise *Financial Aspects of Decision-Making *Strategy for Management and Marketing *International Financial Reporting and Analysis *Academic and Professional Development *Business Consultancy Project.
There is a balance of assessments to develop your portfolio of transferable skills. These assessment methods include traditional essays, reports and examinations, as well as innovative online portfolios, webpage development and live brief pitch presentations.
You will work on a research dissertation, which gives students the chance to independently use the analytical skills learnt throughout the first half of the year and focus on an area of finance that most interests them.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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|HND (BTEC)||M||Pass a relevant HND with an overall mark of 55% or Merit profile|
Pass GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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Main Contact - Admissions and Enrolment Team
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