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 click here.
How to apply if you have completed your Foundation degree or HND
If you have successfully completed 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
- Please ensure you have your results and that have met the entry criteria for your chosen course
- You only wish to apply to UCB
- Complete the UCB Direct enquiry form so that our Admissions team can assess your application and respond promptly
- You must be a UK or EU applicant for residency purposes
If you have a query regarding an existing application then please contact our Admissions team:
UK Applicants: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0121 604 1040
EU Applicants: EUadmissions@ucb.ac.uk or call us on 0121 604 1040
How to apply if you have not completed your Foundation degree or HND
If you are currently in the second year of your Foundation degree or HND course and you would like to apply for a full-time undergraduate top-up, you will need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). To start your application, visit UCAS Please see below the UCAS codes you will require to complete your application.
UCB UCAS codes
It is important that you choose entry point 3 or 4 on your application (entry point 4 is for courses at UCB with a year's placement).
UCB’s institution name is: BUCB
UCB’s institution code is: B35
Course codes can be found on each individual course page within our website or prospectus.
If you have any questions regarding your UCAS application, please contact our Admissions team.
Tel: 0121 606 1000
UCAS application fee
If you are applying for a one course, your application fee will be £13 and £23 for more than one course. All applications received after 30 June, 2017 – even if one course is selected – will be £24.
When to apply
For September 2017 entry, the deadline for UK and EU applicants is 31st August 2017.
Part-time top-up route
Ideally students should be working or volunteering in a relevant sector to the course they are applying for. UCB offers two intakes per year - February and September.
You can apply direct using the following link Part-time top-up application form
Students will also need to have an active email account when applying for a course as all correspondence will be sent electronically.