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Top-up at BA (Hons)
Business and Management

University of the West of England, Bristol

Complete Level 5 Diploma with ABP and progress to the final year at UWE Bristol



This course is for those who want flexibility to design their own programme and the option to switch to specialised courses like Business Management with Marketing or Business and Human Resource Management after the first year.

Why study business and management?

Businesses have to constantly challenge and re-invent themselves to compete in the increasingly competitive global market.

As such, employers need graduates who can go beyond business theory with practical skills and real-world experience of how the business world works.

Subjects you will cover

Year one

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Business Finance
  • Law and Practice in Business
  • Managing People and organisation
  • Operations Management
  • Principles of Marketing

Year two

  • Business Decision Making
  • International Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Money and Banking
  • Principles of Supply Chain Management
  • Project Planning and Development

Year three

  • Strategic Management (Business, International and Management)
  • Managing Organisational Change
  • Integrated Business Management Simulation.
  • Plus optional modules from (the number depending on credit requirements)

Why University of the West of England, Bristol?

Find out more about UWE Bristol's employability figures, league table positions and other important University rankings and metrics.

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Gold rating for student experience in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Gold for outstanding student experience in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

graduates employed ranking.

91% in work or further study after 15 months

UWE Bristol has a strong reputation for graduate employability according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2023.

Ranking reputation 2020

Over £300 million invested in new facilities up to 2030

UWE Bristol is progressing an ambitious investment programme, with £600m committed to delivery of our Strategy 2030 across our people, estate and infrastructure.

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4th in the South West in the Guardian League Table

We are ranked 4th in the South West in the Guardian League Table 2024.


Bristol named as one of the best places to live

Bristol is named one of the best places to live in the UK by The Times, 2023.

research world leading

76% of our research is considered to be world leading or internationally excellent

Our research has resulted in real benefits to the economy and society as well as increasing academic knowledge, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

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Top 20 for best apprenticeship training provider

RateMyApprenticeship is the UK's leading job resource for young people seeking apprenticeships.

How to study


Year 01

Online from anywhere of the world


Year 02

Online from anywhere of the world


Year 03

University of the West of England, Bristol


Year 01

GBP 1,000 only, Pay to ABP

Year 02

GBP 1,000 only, Pay to ABP


Year 03

As set by University of the West of England, Bristol; directly pay to the University

Facilities at UWE Bristol


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Frenchay Campus

Just four miles north of the city centre (15 minutes by Metrobus), Frenchay is where most of their students study and many choose to live too, making the most of the new purpose-built facilities.

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City Campus

City Campus is UWE Bristol’s creative and cultural industries campus made up of sites at Bower Ashton, Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed.

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Glenside Campus

Glenside Campus is three miles northeast of the centre. Picturesque and well-equipped, it's an inspirational place to study, and is home to many of our allied health, nursing and midwifery students.

Take a Virtual Tour of UWE Bristol's campuses

You don’t need to visit UWE Bristol in person to get a real feel for the facilities on offer and their diverse campuses. Take a Virtual Tour and discover it all for yourself from wherever you are.

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Best-of-both worlds

Want connected campus life – but crave vibrant city living? Choose UWE Bristol, and get both. See how it all fits together, explore our campuses, and start looking forward.

Choose your path. Find your place. Build your future. It’s all mapped out.


UWE Bristol offers great accommodation options on campus and in the city centre, so take a look and decide where you’ll feel most at home.

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