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Business and Finance (top up award) (Hons)

Northumbria University

12 months
16500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you already have an HND or foundation degree, this Business and Finance (top up award) (Hons) course from Northumbria University will allow you to top it up to an honours degree with just one year of additional study. You will build on your all-round knowledge of business, adding a strong emphasis on finance.


The course includes specialist modules that cover topics like financial management, international finance and corporate reporting. With a finance specialism as part of your degree award, you’ll have an extra edge in employability.

There’s plenty of support for you to develop the academic study skills that are required. Whatever your background, we’ll help you take the more critical, deeper and research-informed approach that’s needed for an honours degree at a UK university.

On graduation you’ll be equipped to embark on a business- or finance-related career. Finance is a central function in business and our past students have been gone on to rewarding jobs in a variety of roles.

Career Edge

  • The Business and Finance (top up award) (Hons) course from Northumbria University includes the ‘Academic and Career Development’ module that will equip you with knowledge and skills for academic success and long-term career development. As part of this you’ll explore your personality, values, abilities and interests to make a well-informed career choice and develop a career plan.
  • Every module will play a role in developing and reinforcing the transferable attributes that are necessary for graduate employment: effective time management, excellent communication, good teamwork and high level analysis. In addition our Careers and Employment Service will offer a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Finance and Responsible Financial Management
  • Banking Risk 
  • Contemporary Corporate Reporting 
  • Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School 
  • Academic and Career Development 
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Supporting Study 
  • Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility 
  • Finance and Entrepreneurship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

BTEC HND/Foundation degree

  • in a related discipline or equivalent UK/Overseas qualifications.
  • If you have taken a BTEC HND programme we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of merit standard.
  • If you have taken a Foundation Degree we will be looking for performance to commendation level or 60% average.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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