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One year top-up

programmes

BA (Hons) Business Administration

BA (Hons) Business Management with Business English

BA (Hons) International Finance

BSc (Hons) International Logistics with Business English

BSc (Hons) Shipping and Logistics

BSc (Hons) International Supply Chain and Shipping Management

BA (Hons) International Trade and Operations Management

University of Plymouth Business School

Top-up your study to a full degree in just one year!

Study a masters with us as well and receive a

10% discount!

off the masters fee!

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The Business Administration Top-up is ideal for those students studying an EDEXCEL HND in Business. It provides students with an excellent opportunity to study the core disciplines of business including marketing, human resources, finance and operations management.

Entry Requirements

• Completion of an EDEXCEL HND in Business

or an equivalent to Stage 2 of a British degree in any relevant subject such as Accounting; Economics; Marketing; Operations Management or Personnel Management

• IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent English

qualification (with a minimum of 5.0 in the writing section)

• Students with an IELTS OF 5.5 or 5.0

(with a minimum of 5.0 in the writing section) may also be offered a place subject to satisfactory completion of an eight or twelve week English Language summer school

Modules studied

• Marketing Management • Financial Analysis

• Managing Human Resources • Business Analysis

• Business Management • Operations Management

Postgraduate progression

opportunities include:

• MSc Business and Management • MSc Finance

• MSc Tourism and Hospitality

BA (Hons) Business Administration Top-up

BA (Hons) Business Management with Business English

This course is especially suited to those students who would like to pursue a career in business or management. An elective choice is available and allows you to specialise in a particular area of business if you wish. Prospective applicants please note that the English language components of this top-up course are intended to benefit those students where English is not their first language. Prospective applicants whose first language is English, may find themselves better suited to the BA (Hons) Business Administration top-up course.

Entry Requirements

• Applicants should normally have successfully

completed a Foundation degree or HND in the area of Business and Management or an alternative programme of study equivalent in level and content to the first two years of a University of Plymouth Business and Management Bachelor degree i.e. levels 4 and 5. This completed programme of study should normally have included modules in at least three of the following areas: Economics, Human Resource Management or

Organisational Behaviour, Marketing, Accounting or Finance.

• Applicants for this programme require a level

of proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in the writing section) or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test)

and may be required to provide certificated evidence of achievement. Applicants with an IELTS of 5.0 or 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in the writing section), may be offered a place dependent on satisfactory completion of a 12 week or an 8 week Summer School.

Modules studied

• Business Analysis • Business English

• English for Academic Purposes • Business Project

• Two Electives (free choice from a

range available)

Postgraduate progression

opportunities include:

• MSc Business and Management • MSc Finance

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BSc (Hons) International Logistics with Business English

This course is especially suited to those students who would like to pursue a career in either the maritime or logistics field. Continuation onto our range of specialist shipping and logistics masters is available once the top-up year has been successfully completed.

Entry Requirements

• An equivalent to Stage 2 of a British degree

(for instance, completion of a graduation or higher diploma - our Admissions Team can advise further) in a relevant subject such as business, logistics, management or transport

• IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent English

qualification (with a minimum of 5.0 in the writing section)

• Students with an IELTS OF 5.5 or 5.0 (with a

minimum of 5.0 in the writing section) may also be offered a place subject to satisfactory completion of an eight or twelve week English Language summer school

Modules studied

• Research Methods for International Business • Project Dissertation

• International Logistics Management • Ports and Intermodalism

• English Language • Business English

Postgraduate progression

opportunities include:

• MSc International Shipping • MSc International Logistics • MSc Port Management • MSc International Supply Chain

Management

• MSc Business and Management

BA (Hons) International Finance

This course is especially suited to those students who would like to pursue a career in accounting or finance. Continuation onto our specialist MSc Finance and general business masters is available upon successful completion of the top-up year.

Entry Requirements

• An equivalent to Stage 2 of a British degree

(for instance, completion of a graduation or higher diploma – our Admissions Team can advise further) in Finance or Accounting

• Students with an equivalent professional

qualification (such as part-qualified ACCA) are also considered

• IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent English

qualification (with a minimum of 5.0 in the writing section)

• Students with an IELTS of 5.5 or 5.0 (with a

minimum of 5.0 in the writing section) may also be offered a place subject to

satisfactory completion of an eight or twelve week English Language summer school

Modules studied

• English For Academic Purposes • International Financial Management • Financial Research Methods • Finance Elective (choose one from

Investment Management, International Economics, Quantitative Finance or Project in International Finance)

Postgraduate progression

opportunities include:

• MSc Business and Management • MSc Finance

• MSc Tourism and Hospitality

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Entry Requirements

• Appropriate work experience and/or

relevant study to Stage 2 of a British degree or equivalent (for instance, completion of a graduation or higher diploma – our Admissions Team can advise further)

• IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent English

qualification (with a minimum of 5.0 in the writing section)

• Students with an IELTS of 5.5 or 5.0 (with a

minimum of 5.0 in the writing section) may also be offered a place subject to satisfactory completion of an eight or twelve week English Language summer school

Modules studied

• Research Methods for International Business • Project Dissertation

• International Shipping

• Strategic Management and Governance • International Logistics Management • Ports and Intermodalism

Postgraduate progression

opportunities include:

• MSc International Shipping • MSc International Logistics • MSc Port Management

• MSc International Supply Chain Management • MSc Business and Management

BSc (Hons) Shipping and Logistics

This course is especially suited to those students who would like to pursue a career in shipping and logistics. It is ideal for students who have either work experience or academic qualifications in the shipping and logistics field.

Entry Requirements

• Appropriate work experience and/or

relevant study to Stage 2 of a British degree or equivalent (for instance, completion of a graduation or higher diploma – our Admissions Team can advise further)

• IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent English

qualification (with a minimum of 5.0 in the writing section)

• Students with an IELTS of 5.5 or 5.0 (with a

minimum of 5.0 in the writing section) may also be offered a place subject to satisfactory completion of an eight week or twelve week English Language summer school.

Modules studied

• Research Methods for International Business • Project Dissertation

• International Logistics Management • International Supply Chain Management • International Shipping

• Ports and Intermodalism • Managing People (Optional) • Enterprise and Innovation (Optional) • Marketing Fundamentals (Optional)

Postgraduate progression

opportunities include:

• MSc International Shipping • MSc International Logistics • MSc Port Management

• MSc International Supply Chain Management • MSc Business and Management

BSc (Hons) International Supply Chain and Shipping Management

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This is a top-up programme, which enables students who have achieved a Foundation Degree in Business or a recognised equivalent to progress to an Honours degree, specialising in International Trade and Operations

Management.

Entry Requirements

• Applicants will normally hold a Foundation

degree in Business or a recognised equivalent.

• Plus IELTS of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.0 in

the writing section.

• Students with an IELTS of 5.5 or 5.0 (with a

minimum of 5.0 in the writing section) may also be offered a place subject to

satisfactory completion of an eight week or twelve week English Language summer school.

Modules studied

• Research Methods for International Business • Project Dissertation

• International Trade and Finance • Global Supply Chains

• Global Enterprise

• International Trade and Operations

Management Research Project

• Managing People (Optional) • Enterprise and Innovation (Optional) • Marketing Fundamentals (Optional)

Postgraduate progression

opportunities include:

• MSc International Logistics • MSc International Supply Chain

Management

• MSc Business and Management

BA (Hons) International Trade and Operations Management

One year top-up programmes

Recognising the need for many international students to top-up their existing studies to achieve the award of a British BSc or BA programme, the University of Plymouth has created seven one-year programmes.

Designed to suit your previous studies and what type of career you would ultimately like to choose.

University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is one of the UK's most dynamic and innovative universities - located at the heart of a great and beautiful waterfront city. With an educational history dating back to 1862, it boasts a tradition of excellence. Our agenda is to shape the university so that its future will be as successful - and as long lived - as its past.

One of our many recent successes is the on-going development of a superb city centre campus - we have already invested

£100 million in new resources and facilities, with more new purpose-built facilities set to open soon.

Plymouth Business School

It is the major provider of management education in the South West region of England. With strong industrial links often based on the small business sector, the university is embedded in an enterprise culture. It provides a range of services including training, research consultancy, technology transfer, and economic regeneration. It also has very strong international links with a large programme of student exchanges and collaborative staff research.

English Language Centre

The University of Plymouth is pleased to offer summer school programmes designed especially for students that don't meet our English language entry criteria. For more information please visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/elc.

Special Features

• If you wish to progress onto a

postgraduate programme we will offer you 10% off the masters fee and there is no need to repeat your IELTS test, so long as you graduate with at least a 2:2 in your top-up

• One year of intensive study at one of the UK’s biggest universities starting in September

• English Language summer school available starting in July

Fees

Fees for all of these programmes are detailed on our website:

www.plymouth.ac.uk/fees

If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact us for advice.

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One year top-up programmes

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