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University of Portsmouth UK

The University of Portsmouth would welcome applications from students who have completed any level 4 or level 4&5 course at Severn Business College which can enable you to progress to our suite of undergraduate courses. If you have completed any level 7 course at Severn Business College, we also accept this as progression to our suite of Masters courses. Our Learning at Work courses are ideal for busy professionals who can remain working and achieve a University qualification without taking a career break. The flexibility of the course allows you to set your own objectives and deadlines, and tailor your learning to suit you and your employer.
BA (Hons) Business, BA/BSc (Hons) Professional Studies, MA Business Management, MA/MSc Professional Studies.
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Buckinghamshire New University UK

MCC offers flexible distributed learning BA (Hons) Business Management Top-Up awarded by the Buckinghamshire New University UK. Applicants with Level 4&5 qualification 240 credits (Pearson/Qualifi) are eligible. The course consists of 4 modules: Strategic Marketing, Managing Innovation in Business, Leading and Managing Change, and Corporate Strategy and Governance.
MCC offers flexible distributed learning International Master Of Business Administration (MBA) Top-Up awarded by the Buckinghamshire New University UK. Applicants with Level 7 qualification 120 credits (Pearson/Qualifi) are eligible. The course consists of module Dissertation only.

University of Essex Online UK

The University of Essex Online would look at direct entry onto the UG degree top-up programmes on a case by case basis providing the students have 120 credits at L4 and 120 credits at L5. Would look on a case by case basis at Level 7 up to a maximum of 60 credits for MSc programmes.

Edinburgh Napier University UK

Edinburgh Napier University offers a number of online programmes including top-up degrees as well as Masters programmes. Severn Business College students would be welcome to apply to join these programmes.

University of Lincoln UK

WINC offer Online BA (Hons) Business Studies Top-Up awarded by the University of Lincoln UK. Applicants with Level 5 qualifications (for example Higher National Diploma) from approved awarding bodies are eligible. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this programme.

University of Bolton UK

WINC offer Online MBA Top-Up awarded by the University of Bolton UK. Applicants will have both of the following: significant (minimum 2 years) work experience in a business or management capacity; and a HE Level 7 qualification with at least 100 credits (minimum) in a relevant subject (for instance, Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Edexcel DMS, ABE Level 7 Extended Diploma).

Staffordshire University UK

Staffordshire University would welcome applications from students who have completed the course at Severn Business College; students can apply to any Staffordshire University course via the Staffordshire University website.

University of Sunderland UK

Progression opportunities to the University of Sunderland are:

Please Note: The University of Sunderland may offer places to students applying to the above programme to suitably qualified students, subject to a place being available. However, where the student’s first language is not English, additional evidence of language competency will be required.

Additional Universities UK

Additional universities, where SBC students may progress on to (based on a case by case basis):

Anglia Ruskin University, University of Derby, University of Northampton, Arden University, Bangor University, Leeds Beckett University, University of South Wales, York St John University, University of Plymouth, Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Gloucestershire, De Montfort University, University of Huddersfield, University of Worcester, Teesside University, London Metropolitan University, Oxford Brookes University, University of Gloucestershire and more.

Student Feedback

Thank you, Severn Business College for all the support during level 7 course and guidance for admission to masters degree top up. After completing my level 7 qualification, I progress to the Master degree top-up and now I have achieved the Master Degree. Again, thank you for the support and for helping me to achieve my dreams. (J S)

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