UWL Top Up Final Year

UWL Top-Up Final Year

Top-Up degrees are a popular choice among students who possess some professional qualifications such as an HND or a foundation degree. University of West London offers such challenging and innovative academic programs closely linked to employment and ensure that graduates are prepared for the future.

Program Overview

This program is especially suited for students who already have a partial qualification such as completion of a foundation course or a diploma. There are two qualifications currently that can be obtained via the UWL Top-Up Final Year. The BSc (Hons) Psychology Top-up program is offered to those who have completed the Advanced Diploma in Psychology- SQA qualification and the BA (Hons) International Business Management (Top-Up) is offered to students with level 5 equivalent qualifications in HND, CIMA, ABE etc… These fast track programs provide direct entry to the final year of a world-class degree, which broadens their career prospects within a short period of one year.

Course Overview

Designed in partnership with public and private business organizations, this program develops one’s ability to critically evaluate business models and concepts and transfer theoretical knowledge into effective action. This in-depth focus on business skills helps students enhance their employability in the areas of business, finance, marketing, HR, sales, and consulting.

It’s also a stepping stone to the graduate school that would otherwise be unavailable to them (ANC business graduates can also continue on to complete a top-ranked MBA offered by UWL in 12 or 15 months). It can also boost one’s confidence, increase networking opportunities, and open doors in academia.


  • Strategic Management
  • International Trade, Finance, and Investment
  • International Business
  • Managing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • Business Research Project (Dissertation)

Learning Activities and Assessment

Learning activities include lectures, tutorials, case studies, group work, projects, presentations, internships, etc. Students’ learning will be evaluated throughout the program with reports, quizzes, presentations, and the dissertation.

Entry Criteria

  • Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE)
  • SQA Professional Development Award (SCQF level 8) standard
  • OTHM Level 5
  • Diploma in Management Accounting ¬ CIMA (Operational Level)
  • ABE Level 5 Diploma
  • NIBM Advanced Diploma and Higher Diploma.
  • Year 1 & 2 completion at any recognized university
  • BTEC Pearson HND (Higher National Diploma)
  • ACCA Knowledge Level and Skills Level
  • SQA HND (Higher National Diploma) or  Advanced Diploma


12 months (weekends)

Course Overview

Globally, Information Technology (IT) skills continue to be in high demand from businesses in many sectors. This IT degree is designed to help you meet the needs of these businesses, so that you can pursue a rewarding career.

The course welcomes students from a variety of academic and occupational backgrounds. It will empower you to fulfil your academic potential and help you gain the industry-specific and interpersonal skills you need to work as an IT professional.

Throughout your studies, we will support you as you learn how to design, develop and construct computer-based solutions to real business problems.


  • Managing Information Systems Projects (MISP) (20 Credits)
  • Business Intelligence Technologies (20 Credits)
  • Databases and analytics (20 Credits)
  • Enterprise security management (20 Credits)
  • Project (40 Credits)


Assignments, examinations, presentations, assessed individual and group work and class discussions.

Entry Criteria

  • Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE)
  • Advanced Diploma in IT by SQA
  • BTEC Level 5
  • SQA Professional Development Award (SCQF level 8) standard
  • OTHM Level 5
  • Year 1 & 2 completion at any recognized university


12 months

Career Opportunities

  • Software engineer
  • ICT manager
  • Web developer
  • Analyst/programmer
  • Application developer
  • Database administrator
  • Helpdesk/support technician
  • Information systems manager
  • IT project manager
  • IT system/business analyst
  • Network engineer
  • Software/hardware trainer
  • System analyst
  • System support engineer

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