BA (Hons) Business Management (top up)

The Business Management (top-up) at Winchester is designed to build on past experience, usually gained through study leading to a Foundation degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND), with a merit profile.

BA (Hons) Business Management (top up) at University of Winchester

UCAS code: N250

Entry Requirements

A Foundation degree in Business Management or an HND in a Business subject with merit profile. Mature students with HNC Merit/Distinction profile and relevant experience may be accepted provided an RPL portfolio is successfully completed and they have sufficient managerial experience. 

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in Mathematics and English Language is required.

Degree duration: 

1 year full-time; 18 months/2 years part-time

If English is not your first language: 

IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2018, the first year will cost you £9,250. For international students, the first year fee is £12,950. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students and £38,850 for International students. Remember, you don't have to pay any of this upfront if you are able to get a tuition fee loan from the UK Government to cover the full cost of your fees each year. You can find out more here. If finance is a worry for you, we are here to help. Take a look at the range of support we have on offer. This is a great investment you are making in your future, so make sure you know what is on offer to support you. 

2018 Entry Full-time £9,250 p/a.

Total Cost: £9,250

UK/EU Part-Time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £77.08 and a 15 credit module is £1,156. Part-time students can take up to a maximum 90 credits per year, so the maximum fee in a given year will be the government permitted maximum fee of £6,938

International Students

2018 Entry Full-time £12,950** p/a
Total Cost: £12,950

International part-time fees are calculated on a pro rata basis of the full-time fee for a 120 credit course. The fee for a single credit is £107.92 and a 15 credit module is £1,620. Fees for students from Vestfold University College in Norway (who receive a 10% reduction) and NLA are £11,655.

**International fees are still subject to approval from the University of Winchester Board of Governors.


Additional Costs:


  • Core Text: Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due to limited availability students are recommended to purchase a copy for their own use. It is possible for students to purchase second-hand copies. Cost £50 - £300 per year
  • Volunteering and Placements: Students may incur travel costs on optional volunteering placements in the second and third year of study. Cost: £5 - £30 per day
  • Printing and Binding: Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding. Cost: £10
  • Smart Wear: Students may be expected to dress formally for oral assessments. Costs will vary depending on the students existing wardrobe. Cost: £0 - £50

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information


Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World


The programme contains multiple built-in formative assessments to enhance the learning experience.

Pre-approved for a Masters:

University of Winchester students studying Bachelor Honours degrees are pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible students must apply by the end of March in their final year and meet the entry requirements of their chosen Masters degree.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

You consider the complexities and ethical implications of business strategies and emerging issues confronting organisations in an era of increasing globalisation and ethical, social and environmental concern.

Study is strategic in nature to allow students to further develop critical thinking skills. The programme is closely linked to industry and students learn through a combination of theoretical and experiential learning, to include project and consultancy- based work with professionals from a variety of specialisms.

An integral part of student learning at this level is the Extended Independent Study. Students act as a consultant and undertake research that responds to the challenges faced by a business or industry, alternatively they can define and resolve their own research problem. Both options provide the opportunity to demonstrate the ability for self-directed study. Alternatively, students may complete the taught module, Researching Contemporary Management Issues, which aims to develop students' ability to critically evaluate approaches to research into contemporary management issues. This provides the opportunity for students to research and critically assess a range of these issues in their own research paper.

Core modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Researching Contemporary Management Issues 
  • Consultancy Project
  • Sustainable Strategy in Practice

Optional modules:

  • Entrepreneurship in Action
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Managing Change
  • Project Management
  • Employing People
  • People Engagement and Development
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Management
  • Social Enterprise
  • Digital Marketing
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Responsible Leadership Development
  • Developing Academic Practice
  • China: 21st Century Challenges

For further information about modules, please view the course leaflet (see right-hand side).

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above. 

The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.

In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services available to students within the University.

Programme Leader

Teaching team

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures library

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

There is a demand for business management graduates across a broad spectrum of roles in a variety of different organisations, from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational corporations. Students are equipped with key business knowledge and skills that can be applied to any organisation.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
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International Students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can send an email to or call +44 (0)1962 827023

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