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Business and Management Practice BA (Hons) - Top Up Year

Course code: BHAQ307P

Subject area: Higher Education

Study level: Undergraduate

Course level: H

Course details

Course time:

09:00 - 17:00

Days of week:


Course date:

25th Sept 2024 - 14th May 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Organisations vary widely in their nature - private, public, not-for-profit - size and structure. On this course you will study all types of organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate, preparing you for a wide range of different careers. You will have the opportunity to use your work place as a point of reference for assignments.

This course is validated by Oxford Brookes University. Applications are made through UCAS – code 100N.

The course runs for one day per week and across two semesters per year, from September to May. During this time, you will be taught within a range of teaching and learning environments that will include lectures, workshops and seminars. All staff delivering on the course have a minimum qualification level at grade 6 and substantial experience of working within a relevant business sector.

Students can expect to spend a further four additional days outside of their normal timetabled day in order to complete the requirements of a full time programme. The College will ensure you receive those dates prior to commencement of your programme.

You will be supported through group and individual tutorials and our HE upgrade sessions by your course tutor. Students also have access to Brookes Upgrade Service. Although the course is one day per week, it is classed as full-time and therefore there is a substantial amount of self-study required in order to be successful on this programme. You should prepare for between 15 – 21 hours of self-directed study each week on top of your normal attendance at college.

For anyone studying on a course that we offer in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, you are also eligible to apply for accommodation with the University throughout the duration of your studies. Visit for more information.

Course units
The modules on the programme that involve opportunities for work-based learning assessment include:

• Managing Quality and Risk

• Dissertation or Work-based Research Project (Double Module)

• Managing Marketing Activities

• Developing Self and Others

• Strategic Futures, Insight and Design

• Managing Change

• Strategic Leadership

From September 2024 the programme will change slightly to the following modules:

• Strategic People Management

• Managing Quality and Risk

• Dissertation or Work-based Research Project (Double Module)

• Managing Marketing Activities

• Developing Self and Others

• Strategic Futures, Insight and Design (Double Module)

What next?
On this course you will develop the skills, understanding and personal attributes required for a career in business sectors such as sales, finance, HR and marketing. Students have also progressed into teaching and social work. The timetable enables students to remain in employment while undertaking the programme.
Entry criteria
Students must have completed an appropriate programme to be eligible to apply for the final year, Level 6, entry to the BA (Hons) Business and Management Practice.

These include:

A Foundation Degree in Business and Management Practice awarded by Oxford Brookes University, successfully gaining 240 CATS credits;


A Foundation Degree in Business and Management or related disciplines in Business awarded by another university, successfully gaining 240 CATS credits subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University;


A Higher National Diploma from another institution, successfully gaining 240 CATS credits with Merit Profile at Level 5 of the Business and Management QAA Benchmarks, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.

All applicants need to be employed in either a voluntary or paid role for the duration of the course, and we will provide you with opportunities to use your workplace as a point of reference for your assignments. This will enable you to appreciate the links between theory and practice and to develop your understanding of key business-related issues within a vocational context.

Students who have completed 240 credits at levels 4 and 5 at another institution within or outside the UK may be considered, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.

English Language Requirements (For students whose first language is not English): IELTS 6.0 (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking). If you need a student visa to enter the UK, you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements.

We include students with disabilities and/or learning difficulties into the life of the College and seek to offer opportunities for success in all courses at all levels. If you have any particular requirements, please contact our Learner Support Adviser on 01235 216440.

Fee information
Home Tuition fee is £7,570 per year, part time £3785 per year.

International Tuition fee is £9,900 per year for new students, £9,650 for continuers.

All fees are payable to Oxford Brookes University at Enrolment.

Student Support is available for this degree. See and follow the links to Student Finance. Please ask for information at interview.

For further information, see also the Oxford Brookes University website:

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Course fees

Tuition Fee: £7,570.00

Qualifications received
BA(Hons) Business, Management and Communications. Awarded by Oxford Brookes University.
Learning & method assessment
Assessment methods have also been developed to reflect these work-based requirements and include:

• 'Live' projects

• Reports

• Presentations

• Development Plan

User skills
Transferable skills developed as part of this qualification include:

• Academic and Research Literacy


• Communication

• Critical Self Awareness

• Business Finance Awareness

• Problem Solving

• Teamwork

• Networking

• Presenting Complex Information

• Management and Leadership Skills