Do you want to learn the all-round business skills that employers are looking for, while working on your personal development and setting yourself up to get a degree in the future? This HND Business course offered at University of Portsmouth, kick-starts your business career by providing a valuable introduction to topics including business strategy, finance and marketing.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

It’ll give you an edge when starting your career and give you a solid foundation for further study.

After the Business course at University of Portsmouth, you can top up to a full degree by joining the final year of the BA (Hons) Business and Management degree course at our main campus in Portsmouth.

Studying at our partner colleges means you'll experience a nurturing environment, with plenty of support from experienced college tutors. You'll have access to the University’s services and campus, which includes study support, the Students' Union, student accommodation and our library's online resources.

You'll have opportunities to visit and experience the University lifestyle to help you decide whether you want to take the final year top up to BA (Hons) Business and Management.

What you'll experience

  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in business
  • Learn from experienced tutors, lecturers and business leaders
  • Build knowledge in subjects such as marketing, business finance, business law, data management, business strategy, organisational theories and human resource management
  • Work on a research project and put your knowledge into practice to demonstrate what you’ve learned

You can study this course at Havant College, South Downs College in Waterlooville, Stanmore College or Isle of Wight College in Newport.

After the course you can top up to a full degree by joining the final year of the BA (Hons) Business Management degree course at our main campus in Portsmouth.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you finish your course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies and build your CV.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • group projects
  • one-on-one tutorials

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • individual and group coursework
  • examinations
  • online tests
  • practical exercises

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

After completing this course, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to begin a career in areas such as:

  • marketing
  • sales
  • publicity
  • administration
  • ecommerce
  • accounting,
  • financial and risk analysis
  • HR

You can also top up your qualification to a degree.

Roles the graduates have taken on include:

  • business development officer
  • recruitment consultant
  • publicity officer
  • graduate food buyer
  • financial analyst
  • risk analyst

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Marketing
  • Business Finance
  • Business Law
  • Business Environment
  • Data Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Organisational Theories
  • HND Business Strategy
  • HND Data Management
  • HND Research Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Get a free IELTS practice test

General Requirements

  • 48 points to include a minimum of 1 A level at grade D or above.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6165 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6165 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?