BA (Hons) Business Studies (Top Up)

Course Overview

Subject to revalidation
Duration: One year
This course is designed for students who have already obtained a HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent qualification. This top up will allow students to gain a full bachelor’s degree. 

The course will examine core aspects of business and the operating environment. You will also have the opportunity to complete a research project to draw upon your knowledge and apply your skills to a research problem.  

Delivery of the course will take place via interactive seminars supported by online resources. Up to date, real life case studies will be used to help you learn and ensure your studies are as relevant as possible to the workplace.

Updated September 2020

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Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a HND or equivalent qualification i.e. Foundation Degree

Record of Prior Learning and Transfers
For students wishing to be considered for entry the University of South Wales Group or partner college is able, in many instances and taking into consideration the requirements of relevant professional bodies, to accredit prior learning in accordance with its published regulations

Course Delivery

Assessment will be via assignment, presentation, case study, examination and research projects.

Level 6 modules include:

  • International business
  • Business strategy
  • Business research project
  • Business communications
  • Ethics and sustainability: theory and practice
  • Emerging themes in marketing

Progression Opportunities

Postgraduate study such as the MBA at University of South Wales.

Additional Information

UCAS code: N079 

Tuition fees are £9,000*   |  A £1,000 College bursary is available
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*Please note that the tuition fees stated are for the 2020-21 academic year and are subject to increase for future years of study. Please see the university’s website for further information.

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • travel to and from college, or placement
  • photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • printing and binding
  • gowns for graduation ceremonies
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