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HND Business and Marketing

Enhance your understanding of business and marketing

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This HND level programme is ideally suited to students who want to specialise in marketing, but would also like to learn more about the business needs and theories that underpin it. Southampton Solent’s thorough business and marketing curriculum, developed in consultation with members of the business community, will help ensure that you learn the broad range of transferable business and marketing skills that modern employers require.  

Study at HND level is ideally suited to those who would benefit from a more structured and supportive method of learning. HND qualifications can be developed into a full degree via a one year top-up course.

  • Students learn the essential skills required to drive growth, create brand awareness and manage a range of marketing projects.
  • Southampton Solent’s HND in business and marketing has a long history of successful delivery, with over 60% of students going on to further study at degree level.
  • The course teaching team hold a wealth of industry and academic experience.
  • Units cover a broad range of topics including people management, finance, strategy, law and marketing strategy.
  • The School of Business and Law has been awarded the Small Business Charter, which recognises the support Solent gives to entrepreneurs and local businesses.
  • Southampton Solent’s student entrepreneur programme encourages and supports student businesses.
  • Students are supported as they pursue work placements and other hands-on learning opportunities.
  • The Southampton Solent University campus offers modern facilities including high-end computer suites and comfortable group working spaces.

The industry

The UK’s economic recovery is maintaining a strong pace, with many businesses feeling comfortable enough to focus on growth for the first time since the survival-oriented recession years. Studying business with a marketing focus positions students perfectly to help drive that growth, delivering quality marketing research and then making decisions accordingly.

The programme

Developed with input from industry partners and past students, this course focuses on the essential business and marketing skills that modern employers value. Student learning is supported by an experienced team of tutors and Solent’s custom virtual learning environment, where you will have access to lecture notes, exercises, presentations and other learning resources.

Many of our students progress from this HND onto either a full three-year degree (possibly directly into the second year) or a marketing top-up programme (if they have achieved a merit profile in year two).

Next steps

Think you’ve got what it takes to drive growth in modern businesses? With a supportive teaching team, small class sizes and an innovative curriculum, Southampton Solent University’s HND in business and marketing will help you to develop an understanding of essential marketing theory while you learn transferable business and management skills.

Have you got a question about applying?


Don't just take our word for it...

Scott Biddlecombe
Scott Biddecombe
"The HND course allowed a more relaxed and well-structured approach to obtaining a degree. I feel the transition from HND to a top-up degree was good and well informed. It was successful and a pleasant experience."
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"The HND course allowed a more relaxed and well-structured approach to obtaining a degree."
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UCAS codes


  • 2 Years Standard entry 52NN


  • 3 Years Standard entry

Typical entry requirements

120 UCAS Tariff points

Year one:


Core units

  • Managing Business Finance
  • People and Organisations
  • Marketing for Business
  • Business Environment
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business and Employment Skills

Year two:


Core units

  • Principles of Business Law
  • Business Consultancy Project
  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing Planning
  • Understanding Your Market


  • Finance for Business Managers
  • Managing E-Business
  • Management Dimensions in Europe
  • Curriculum Plus
  • Languages

Teaching, learning and assessment

This course combines classroom-based study with Solent’s virtual learning environment (myCourse). Students are supported within mentor groups by an academic, to aid progression and development during the course of the degree.

The course is assessed through assignments, presentations, in-class tests (coursework) and examinations.

Web-based learning

Solent’s virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.

UCAS codes


  • 2 Years Standard entry 52NN


  • 3 Years Standard entry

What do we offer?

From a vibrant city centre campus to our first class facilities, this is where you can find out why you should choose Solent.

Graduates may enter a wide range of business and marketing positions in the UK or abroad with the knowledge and skills gained on the course, but many students also top up their studies to a full degree with Solent

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Retail
  • Management
  • Hospitality and leisure
  • Sales and marketing.

Links with industry

This course will help you to develop the skills, techniques and personal qualities needed to enhance your job performance. As part of the Solent's School of Business and Law, the academic teaching team has strong professional and industry experience which informs and directs your learning.

Transferable skills

You will develop communication, presentation, project management, teamwork, numeracy and IT skills.

Further study

You can top up your HND to a degree with one of our top-up courses in business or marketing. Alternatively, you can go on to study for qualifications with a professional body.


Key facts


Location of study: East Park Terrace

Study mode: Full-time, Part-time

Entry requirements

  • Full-time: 120 points from minimum two completed A-levels or equivalent qualifications
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Mathematics. 
  • Part-time: Although formal qualifications are useful, part-time students are admitted under a different admissions policy and so these are not mandatory. The main qualities you need to demonstrate are commitment and that you will benefit from the course.
We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.

English language requirements

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 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT 71 with a minimum of 19 in 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.  

Non-standard entry

If you do not have these qualifications or are unsure of your eligibility please contact the University using the contact details found at the top of this page.


Costs involved


Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year are:

UK and EU fees: £7,650 per year

International fees: £10,500 per year

UK and EU part-time fees: £3,825 per year

International part-time fees: Please contact us for information

Other costs

An Edexcel registration fee will be payable in the first year. As a guide the 2015-16 fee was £199.40

Graduation costs 

Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2015, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £42 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.

For more details, please visit:

Bursaries and scholarships

Southampton Solent University offers a range of scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our scholarships page to find out more.

How to apply


Any student applying for the first year of a full-time/sandwich undergraduate course must apply through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service). This includes mature, overseas and EU students.

Nearly all schools and colleges offer their students the facility of applying electronically through the UCAS website using 'Apply'; it may also be used by those applying independently in the UK and overseas. This facility and all course information can be found on the UCAS website:

Your application should reach UCAS by January if you hope to enter a course the following autumn. Early application is advised for the most popular subject areas. Late applications may be made until June. The UCAS Code for the University is S30, code name SOLNT.

Part-time and distance learning courses

Applications for part-time and distance learning courses are made directly to the University and can be made at any time prior to the start of the course. Please contact the admissions office for further details, contact details are at the top of the page. Print the application form below, complete and return to the admissions office, addresses are given on the form.

Part-time undergraduate study application form

Student support and services


Student welfare

Southampton Solent University is committed to giving you the best possible educational experience during your time with us. As such we have a number of support services and policies set up covering funding, careers and employability, chaplaincy, counselling, international advice, student affairs, key academic skills, disability support and general student advice. Find out more about our approach to student welfare.

University facilities

You will have access to a modern, comfortable and efficient environment in which to study, following our extensive refurbishment and modernisation over recent years. Some key facilities include Mountbatten library, a wide variety of sports and watersports facilities, plus superb IT and media facilities. Find out more about our first-class facilities here.

Living in Southampton

Southampton is a vibrant student city and studying at Solent means that you will be at the very heart of the action. Find out more about being a student in Southampton.

Solent Students’ Union

Run by students for students, Solent Students’ Union is a key part of any student’s time at Solent. Visit the Students’ Union website for more information.


UCAS codes


  • 2 Years Standard entry 52NN


  • 3 Years Standard entry


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