Undergraduate top-up degrees

Prepare for your undergraduate degree with the additional support of the International Year one, or top up your existing qualification to gain a full honours degree in one or two years.

Our undergraduate degrees offer flexible entry points to suit your needs. Join directly on levels 4, 5 or 6, depending on your English language level and academic qualifications.

  • Future-proof your career: become career-ready by studying high-demand subjects in growing industries.
  • Boost your undergraduate study skills: build core subject knowledge, boost your confidence, and develop academic skills while studying our International Year One, specifically tailored for international students.
  • Top up your existing qualification to a UK honours degree through a one-year or two-year programme at Northumbria (depending on your entry qualifications).
  • Access to university learning support: you will have 24/7 access to pre-recorded learning materials, University E-library available at any time, and access to learning space on Campus seven days a week. To learn more about all the support available to you, visit our Students Support page.
  • Study at double-accredited Newcastle Business School: part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.
  • Multiple entry points with start dates in September and January*

Entry requirements

Depending on your English language level and previous qualifications, you will study either a 3-year, 2-year or 1-year programme

  • 3 years: Level 4 (International Year One)
    English: IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5
    Academic requirements: Good High School Grades or equivalent
  • 2 years: Level 5 (2nd year of an undergraduate degree)
    English: IELTS 6.0 with no single element below 5.5
    Academic requirements: Level 4 qualification with a pass grade in a business & management related field
  • 1-year: Level 6 (Final undergraduate year)
    English: IELTS 6.0 with no single element below 5.5
    Academic requirements: An HND to an average of merit standard or Foundation Degree to commendation level or 60% average in a business and management-related field

*Start dates may vary depending on the programme; please refer to individual course pages.

BA (Hons) Business Enterprise, Creation and Management (Top-Up)*
Full-time | 1 year | UK/Home: £9,250 per year | International: £16,500 per year

Entry requirements

  • HND/Foundation Degree with GCSE Maths and English language at grade 4 (previously grade C)
  • IELTS 6.0, with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent

Start dates: Jan, May, Sep

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BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance (Top-Up)
Full-time | 1-2 years (depending on entry point) | UK/Home: £9,250 per year | International: £19,000 per year

Entry requirements

  • Entry points directly onto Year 2 and 3 available
  • IELTS 6.0 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Start dates: Sep '23, Jan '24

BSc (Hons) Global Business Management (Human Resources) (Top-Up)
Full-time | 1-2 years (depending on entry point) | UK/Home: £9,250 per year | International: £19,000 per year

Entry requirements

  • Multiple entry points directly onto Year 1, 2 and 3 available
  • From IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Start dates: Sep '23, Jan '24

BSc (Hons) Global Business Management (Logistics and Supply Chain) (Top-Up)
Full-time | 1-2 years (depending on entry point) | UK/Home: £9,250 per year | International: £19,000 per year

Entry requirements

  • Multiple entry points directly onto Year 1, 2 and 3 available
  • From IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Start dates: Sep '23, Jan '24

BSc (Hons) Global Business Management (Marketing) (Top-Up)
Full-time | 1-2 years (depending on entry point) | UK/Home: £9,250 per year | International: £19,000 per year

Entry requirements

  • Multiple entry points directly onto Year 1, 2 and 3 available
  • From IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Start dates: Sep '23, Jan '24

BSc (Hons) Global Business Management (Top-Up)
Full-time | 1-2 years (depending on entry point) | UK/Home: £9,250 per year | International: £19,000 per year

Entry requirements

  • Entry points directly onto 2 and 3 available
  • IELTS 6.0 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Start dates: Sep '23, Jan '24

BSc (Hons) International Banking and Finance (Top-Up)
Full-time | 1-2 years (depending on entry point) | UK/Home: £9,250 per year | International: £19,000 per year

Entry requirements

  • Multiple entry points directly onto Year 1, 2 and 3 available
  • From IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Start dates: Sep '23

BSc (Hons) International Tourism, Hospitality and Events (Top-Up)
Full-time | 1-2 years (depending on entry point) | UK/Home: £9,250 per year | International: £19,000 per year

Entry requirements

  • Multiple entry points directly onto Year 1, 2 and 3 available
  • From IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Start dates: Sep '23

International Year One Business
Full-time | 9 months | International: £16,500 per year

Entry requirements

  • Good High School Grades or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Start dates: Jan, Sep

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