Validated by Kingston University, this course is suitable for HND Business (and associated subjects) students wishing to top up to a full degree. Delivered through a combination of core and optional modules, this is an ideal route into junior management roles or as a gateway into post graduate education.
September 2020 delivery
It is anticipated that delivery for this course in September will be through a blended approach consisting of some face to face delivery and some online delivery. We will continue to be guided by the Department of Education and Kingston University guidelines. Our class sizes are typically small which is beneficial in adhering to social distancing measures and keeping our students and staff safe. We aim to move to full face-to-face delivery as soon as Government guidelines allow us to do so safely.
Award: BA (Hons) Business (Top-up)
UCAS Code: KC22
Institutional Code: K82
Location of study: Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road
Awarding body: Kingston University
Course duration: 1 year (full time)
Academic year dates: Full-time course: September 2020 - May 2021
Days of the week: You will be expected to attend for 4 days a week, one day per week will be free for studies and part-time work commitments. The timetable will also be dependent on the two optional modules that are selected. Timetable TBC.
Work placements: No specific credited workplace learning, however if you would like to undertake a work placement as part of the course, our Careers staff will work with you to try to identify a suitable opportunity and location for your work placement in the UK. Please note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs. Further details on the likelihood of securing a placement, its impact on your course duration, and whether or not it will be paid are available from the Careers Advisory Service.
Timetables: Timetables will be available to you on the first day of the Induction programme, which will be September 2020.
Maths and English GCSEs at grade C/4 or above are also required.
Applicants’ previous life experiences both personally and professionally will be considered in assessing their suitability for the course.
References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.
Optional modules: Two optional modules from:
You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of students. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will use industry-standard software and have access to computer labs and library facilities throughout your course.
When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, and our computer laboratories.
The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include written assignments and a range of coursework assessments such as assignment reports, online tests, presentations and written tests. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark;
All assessments are spread across the year to make the workload manageable.
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity. Assessment comprises a variety of methods including coursework, practical activities, presentations, written reports and examinations.
Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:
Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Visit their pages for more information.
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.
Fees: For the academic year 2020-21 the tuition fees for this course are:
Inflation linked tuition fee rises: The College may decide to increase tuition fees year on year at a reasonable rate in line with inflation. Any increases would not exceed the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecast for RPI-‐X (the retail price index, excluding mortgage interest payments). This intention will be clearly advertised on the College’s promotional material.
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:
Accommodation and living costs are not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation page.
Sources of financial support: You may be eligible to apply for additional support. Details can be obtained from our Money to Study page.
Bursaries, scholarships and prizes: The College also provides a number of scholarships and prizes for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. Some of these are available to students on any course, and some have specific conditions. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes page.