• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
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Overview

In this Leadership, Business and Management (Top-up) (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you'll cover topics such as strategic management, change management and business strategy, and learn how to manage people effectively. 

You'll also delve into leadership theories and develop your critical thinking and research skills. Delivered in partnership with you and your employer, this course lets you apply what you learn in the classroom straight away in your job.

You'll graduate with the skills to confidently tackle business issues and uncover great opportunities for yourself and your employer. Your degree will also boost your earning potential and promotion prospects, and allow you to make an even greater contribution to your organisation.

What you'll experience

  • Top up what you've already learned at Foundation level, and graduate with a full Bachelor's degree
  • Learn as you work, maintaining an income while putting what you learn into practice
  • Deepen your understanding of key business, leadership and management subjects that are vital for a successful business career
  • Form a network with your fellow students who are also working professionals, providing insights from other industries and an invaluable support system for your future endeavours

You'll cover topics such as strategic management, change management and business strategy, and learn how to manage people effectively. You'll also delve into leadership theories and develop your critical thinking and research skills. Delivered in partnership with you and your employer, this course lets you apply what you learn in the classroom straight away in your job.

Work experience and career planning

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

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary opportunities that will complement your studies and build links with employers at home and abroad.

Teaching

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops
  • work-based learning

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • online activities
  • presentations
  • essay assignments
  • a 10,000-word dissertation

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

A degree in leadership, business and management will set you up for a successful career in the corporate world. With this degree, you'll have the skills and knowledge to make a greater contribution to your organisation. You'll be able to work in areas such as:

  • marketing
  • sales
  • administration
  • e-commerce
  • accounting
  • human resource management

You could also go onto further study at Master's level.

Previous graduates have gone on to work as:

  • business development officers
  • recruitment consultants
  • emarketing executives
  • publicity officers
  • risk analysts

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • the academic field of strategic management
  • the strategic management decision process
  • strategic analysis of the external environment, internal resources and competences
  • business level strategy
  • corporate level strategy
  • international strategy
  • generating and selecting strategic options
  • methods of growth
  • managing change and reviewing past strategies

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.

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General Requirements

  • 240 HE credits from University of Portsmouth Foundation degree in Business and Management or Leadership and Management, or 240 HE credits from a similar Business qualification which may be subject to both conditions. If appropriate, prior learning may be assessed and accredited in accordance with University policy, which includes the setting of a time limit (normally 5 years) to ensure currency.
  • Students should be employed in a role that offers appropriate opportunities for undertaking the work based learning units.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9530 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4110 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4110 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
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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

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