UWE Bristol - BA Hons Business and Management Top Up

UWE Bristol

BA Hons Business and Management Top Up

Top up your existing qualifications to an honours degree. This top-up degree is equivalent to the final year of undergraduate study and is aimed at students who have previously completed a relevant qualification, such as a Higher National Diploma or equivalent.

Why study business and management?

Businesses have to constantly challenge and re-invent themselves to compete in the increasingly competitive global market.

As such, employers need graduates who can go beyond business theory with practical skills and real-world experience of how the business world works.

Why UWE Bristol?

Our BA(Hons) Business and Management top-up course is driven by the needs of organizations, with an emphasis on skills development. It equips you with the knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your business career. On successful completion, you will be awarded a full BA(Hons) degree.

This one-year course is for those who want a business career but aren't ready to specialize yet. It's flexible and practical, giving you lots of choices and the chance to hone your interests through specialist modules

Enterprise is at the heart of everything we do at Bristol Business School. We help our students to get their start-up ideas up and running with funding, support, desk space, and our in-house crowdfunding platform. You'll get access to guest speakers, case studies, competitions, and online simulations, ensuring you graduate ready for work.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement:

    If English is not your first language, you will need to meet the UK Border Agency's and the University's minimum English language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.

You should normally hold an HND or Foundation Degree (or equivalent), or have successfully completed the equivalent of 240 UK credit points (120 ECTS credits) in a related subject discipline.

Career Prospects

This course opens up a diverse range of career pathways. These include management roles in retail, marketing, HR, and recruitment.

Bristol has a strong labour market and employers highly value our course and students.

We have good links with organizations and past graduates have secured roles with multinationals, small to medium enterprises, and the public sector.

Many students take up graduate management schemes, go on to further study, or progress to teaching and research careers.

Course Details

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.


  • Enterprise Project or Business Project and Business Project in Theory
  • Business Strategy
  • Managing Organisational Change
  • Integrated Business Management Simulation
  • Academic and Professional Development.

 Optional Modules

  • Brand Management
  • Business Innovation and Growth
  • Competing Through Quality
  • Digital Marketing Communication
  • Doing Business in Asia
  • Events and Festivals Management
  • International Business in Emerging Markets
  • International Financial Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing Communications
  • Investment Management
  • Project Management
  • Retail Marketing and Management
  • Sustainable Business
  • The Economics of Developing Countries
  • Virtual Business.
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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