Top-Up Degrees at UCB

What is a top-up degree?

A top-up degree enables students who have completed or who are due to complete a Foundation degree or another relevant qualification such as a HND, to achieve a Level 6 qualification and graduate with a BA/BSc (Hons) degree.

What subject can I study?

Depending on the subject matter of your Level 5 qualification (FdA/HND) will depend on the options that we can offer you, to find out more about what subjects you can study at UCB please email

How to apply if you have completed your Foundation degree or HND

If you have successfully completed or are currently studying your Foundation degree or HND, then you can apply direct to UCB providing you meet the entry requirements for your choice of undergraduate degree.

To apply direct to UCB you must satisfy the following: 

  • You must not have previously applied via UCAS this year
  • You only wish to apply to UCB
  • You must complete our UCB Direct enquiry form so that our Admissions team can assess your enquiry and respond promptly 

If you have a query regarding an existing enquiry then please contact our Admissions team, email or call us on 0121 604 1040.