A degree top-up is an affordable, flexible & fast-track way to the final year of undergraduate study that can open doors to potential new career opportunities in your chosen field or further study towards a Masters level qualification.

Did you know, you could get a full honours degree in just one year by enrolling on one of Arden University’s top-up degrees if you’ve already completed a BTEC, HND or a foundation degree?

Studying for a top-up degree also shows your employer that you’re a lifelong learner with the dedication, initiative, and structural skills required to achieve a recognised qualification.

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Studying with Arden University, gives you access to a fully supported learning environment with expert academics to guide you at every step.

There is also a choice of flexible funding options available for students and Arden staff you talk through your options.

Offering the ultimate flexibility, our distance learning degree top-ups allow you to study when it suits you. You can access all your materials through our online portal and remain in control of your education and your finances.

Find out more on distance learning or simply view the top-up courses available below.

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For me, Arden University (former RDI) was a smart choice because the distance learning it offers is the most flexible option available and works well with my current schedule. Also, the price structure is reasonable and affordable as it helps to know that I won’t end up with a huge loan outstanding at the end of the course

Samson Odubanjo, degree top-up student at Arden University

Degree top-up courses

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