- 1 Year Standard EntryNN15
Each application will be treated on its strengths.
Merit profile at Level 5 of a Business HND, with a Merit profile in the appropriate pathway units. A Merit profile will consist of a minimum of 3three merits (60 credits) at Level 5.
Completion of Year 2 of a relevant and comparable degree at this or another institution.
Completion of a course that is the equivalent of an HND in Business passed at Merit profile.
International students must hold an English Llanguage qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
In my view
"My top-up course was a very fulfilling experience. It was well structured, giving me support and confidence to know what to do whilst still challenging me to progress my learning."
Anna Hoeing, Graduate
Graduates go into many different types of employment, including commerce, retail and the NHS.
Some enter employment as marketing assistants or trainee marketing managers. This course gives graduates a firm foundation in the world of commerce and marketing, which can be applied in any of the public, private and voluntary sectors.
This course provides a broad business degree and provides entry to a number of business environments, including banking, financial services or other areas of industry and commerce, as well as careers in businesses with an emphasis on marketing, advertising or public relations.
Students can also apply to employer training schemes, or can study further qualifications through a professional body, such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Career paths include:
For facts, figures and further details of graduate employability, view the career destinations PDF for this course.
The BA Business and Marketing one-year top-up course at Southampton Solent University is specifically designed to convert your existing qualifications to degree level (Level 6). It will broaden and strengthen knowledge and experience gained from your earlier studies at HND or equivalent.
You will have the opportunity to improve your general business subjects, develop your own study of marketing through a dissertation and turn your diploma (or equivalent) into a broad-based business degree.
Many of the teaching staff have professional and industry experience in business and marketing and feed their knowledge and skills into the course, ensuring that all the study units reflect current developments in the workplace.
Five core units and one option:
Business Project Skills OR Business Project Skills with English where English is not your first language
Business Project Report
Business Finance Management
Strategic Marketing Management.
Contemporary Business Issues
Integrated Marketing Communications and Strategies
Why choose Solent?
Solent provides the opportunity to convert your existing qualification into a full degree within a short time frame. The course has the benefit of attracting students from a number of destinations both in the UK and overseas. This creates a strong cross-cultural environment in which to learn and prepare students for the outside world.
This course gives you the opportunity to progress your current studies to degree level in just one year.
Students will be given current issues to grapple with, to make decisions and provide recommendations.
This course allows you to look at a number of business, management and marketing issues which are relevant to many career opportunities.
A mixture of coursework, projects and exams, with the emphasis on coursework and projects.
Coursework and projects will focus on real business issues and the application of knowledge and skills to current matters.
Key career skills
Presentation, project management, communication, evaluation and problem solving.
“I chose Southampton Solent University after seeing recommendations from previous students. I liked that the course had a strong employment-based focus to really help you prepare for your career.
“Before I came to Solent I had chosen business-related subjects at A Level before studying BA Business Administration back home in Germany. I got an ERASMUS scholarship to study abroad and decided to come to England.
“My top-up course was a very fulfilling experience. It was well structured, giving me support and confidence to know what to do whilst still challenging me to progress my learning. It covered all aspects of business studies, finance, human resources, management and marketing. The content was really up-to-date too, even covering the recent recession. I enjoyed writing my dissertation as it gave me a new perspective on the business world. The support I received from my tutors was outstanding too.
“The careers service is very proactive and heavily promoted throughout the University. It offers students the chance to find work either during or after their study. They can gain a cutting edge to getting ahead in the competitive jobs market. Through the careers service I gained employment as an intern at the University, which I do alongside my master’s. After my studies, I would like to continue working at the University or move into management or human resources.”