UK 1-year top-up degree for polytechnic students

A top-up degree allows you to top-up your polytechnic diploma or private college advanced diploma to a Bachelor’s degree (honours) in the UK in just 1 year. You will be either joining the 3rd year class directly or the class could be specially designed to let you complete the degree in 1 year.

Pros & Cons of studying a top-up degree

It’s a demanding course, as you normally need to finish your final year essay/project during this 1- year program as well as attend classes for several other modules at the same time. It’s challenging for some students, but it can be quite rewarding, as you can save 1 year of tuition fees and living expenses compared to studying the degree from year 2.

The universities who offer top-up degree are not ranked as highly as Russell Group universities. After completing the top-up degree, you can always apply to a Master’s degree at another university. You could aim for those highly-ranked universities, including Russell Group universities if you score 2nd upper class or 1st class in the top-up degree. You could also choose to work if employment opportunities arise.

We think a top-up degree is good for those who have tight budget, or those who wish to receive a Bachelor’s degree sooner and have the flexibility to work or continue studying in the future.

Popular UK top-up degree options

UNIVERSITY TOP UP DEGREE OPTION
UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER
  • Management
  • Early Childhood
  • Nursing
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Logistics
  • Maritime Law / Business
  • Shipping
  • Interior Design
  • 3D Design
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Public Health
  • Counselling
  • Biological Science
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY
  • Business Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Design
  • Sports & Community Development
SOLENT UNIVERSITY SOUTHAMPTON
  • Business Management
  • File and Television
  • Graphic Design
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Fashion Management
  • Photography
  • Music Techology
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance
  • Maritime Management
  • Marketing
  • Media Production
  • Hospitality Management
  • Applied Computing
  • Nursing
UNIVERSITY OF SUNDERLAND
  • Business Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Nursing
  • Engineering
  • Counselling
  • Dance
  • Design
UNIVERSITY OF WEST OF ENGLAND
  • Art & Design
  • Construction
  • Business Management
  • Environmental Health
  • Information Technology
NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
  • Business Management
  • Food Science
  • Media
  • Fashion
FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY
  • Art & Deisng
  • Creative Advertising
  • Performance
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON
  • Business & Management
  • Business Entrepreneurship
  • International Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Events Management
  • International Logistics & Trade Finance
  • International Tourism Management
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Engineering
  • Photography
  • Early Childhood Studies
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
  • Business Management
  • Sports Business
  • Tourism
GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY
  • Physiotherapy
University of Portsmouth
  • Computing
  • Electronic Systems Engineering
  • Leadership & Buisness
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Account and Finance
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Animal Conservation
  • Early Childhood
  • Applied Sport Science
  • Business Management
MORE OPTIONS AVAILABLE…

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