University of Portsmouth

Business with Business Communication (Top-up) University of Portsmouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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Overview
You'll learn valuable cross-cultural business communication skills while building on your existing knowledge of business to deal with many of the challenges facing global business managers.

You'll graduate with an understanding of global business and be able to confidently apply the skills and knowledge you've learnt in areas such as business management, finance, recruitment and business development.

What you'll experience
On this course you'll:

  • Join the course at either the year 1 or year 2, depending on the level of your previous studies

  • Benefit from a programme of study that's specifically for non-native English speakers

  • Get all the support you need while living in a new country, from our Global Office

  • Join a community with more than 4,000 international and EU students from over 100 different countries

Careers and opportunities
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

What can you do with a Business with Business Communication (Top-up) degree?
Previous students have gone on to work in:

  • business development and consultancy

  • recruitment

  • digital marketing

  • publicity

  • financial and risk analysis

What jobs can you do with a Business with Business Communication (Top-up) degree?
Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • business development officer

  • recruitment consultant

  • publicity officer

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

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

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
  • Business Accounting for Finance
  • International Business
  • Services Marketing
  • English Language Grade 5
  • Business Communication

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Advanced Study Skills
  • Cross Cultural Awareness for Business
  • Business Communication 3
  • English Language Grade 6
  • Strategic 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.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

  • individual and group coursework
  • examinations
  • online activities
  • practical exercises
  • your choice of independent research

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.


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!

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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
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher Not accepted


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced (Taken after Jan 2015) Year 2 applicants require an overall score of 162 with no component score less than 162. Year 3, applicants require an overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162
Cambridge English Proficiency (Taken after Jan 2015) Year 2 applicants require an overall score of 162 with no component score less than 162. Year 3, applicants require an overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 For year 2 entry applicants require a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5. For year 3 entry applicants require a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic For year 2 entry applicants require an overall score of 51 with a minimum of 51 in each skill. For year 3 entry applicants require an overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT) For yr 2 applicants require 72 with minimum of 18 Reading, 17 Listening, 20 Speaking & 17 Writing. For year 3 applicants require 79 with minimum of 18 Reading, 17 Listening, 20 Speaking & 17 Writing.
Trinity ISE For year 2 entry applicants require Trinity College ISE Level II with a Pass in all 4 components. For year 3 entry applicants require Trinity College ISE Level III with a Pass in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,200 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance International (Non-EU) Year in placement/industry £2,500 Year abroad of a language course £2,500. 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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