What is a Top-Up Degree?

If you’ve already completed a BTEC, HND or a Foundation Degree, you could get a full honours degree in less than a year by enrolling on one of Arden University’s top-up degrees.

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Is an Arden University top-up degree right for me? 

What is a top-up degree?

A top-up degree is a one or two-year degree that can build on your existing qualification and means you don’t have to start a full honours degree from scratch.

Is it right for me? 

If you’ve completed a relevant two-year qualification, such as a BTEC, HND or a Foundation Degree, and are looking to develop your skills and knowledge to improve your employability, a flexible and accessible top-up degree that you can study online could be just right for you. 

What top-up degrees are available?

These are the Top Ups available at Arden University:

What are the advantages of studying for a top-up degree? 

Top-up degrees are focused on getting degree level skills and knowledge specific to the subject you have chosen to study, that will be useful in your career. 

Another big plus of studying for a top-up degree is that it shows your employer that you’re a lifelong learner with the dedication, initiative, intellectual and organisational skills to complete a recognised qualification. That’s a good thing, which will help take you forward in your chosen career path. 

Studying with Arden University, also provides you with a fully supported learning environment with expert academics on hand to help you. There is also a range of flexible funding options available for students and Arden staff you talk through your options.

What are my options after completing a top-up degree? 

The great news is that you graduate with a full honours degree once you’ve completed a top-up degree. That opens the door to potential new career opportunities in your chosen field or further study towards a postgraduate qualification. 

If you’re juggling work or family commitments, for example, but want to build on your qualifications, a Distance Learning or Blended Learning top-up with Arden University could be the ideal solution, as you don’t need to change your life or give up your commitments to achieve your goals.

Need help deciding? Check what courses you’re eligible for