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BA (Honours) Business and Marketing (1 year top-up)

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BA (Honours)

Business and Marketing (1 year top-up)

Convert your already attained qualifications to full honours level, and develop sought-after business acumen.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? N1N5
When do I start? September 2022

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Course summary

  • Convert your existing Foundation, HND or academic credits into a full honours degree
  • Gain a head start in your business and marketing career with management-oriented studies
  • Attain creativity and entrepreneurial skills that will set you apart as a professional
  • Apply your skills to practical tasks - work on producing a fully-fledged product development proposal
  • Graduate as an innovative thinker and an employable, experienced professional

This course is based around the final year of the Business and Marketing degree. You'll top up your qualifications while learning the skills you need to excel. You'll graduate ready to enter an exciting career.

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

In this course, you'll learn to consider business and marketing from the outside in: closely examining consumer choice and how you can innovate to stand out. You'll attain the knowledge you need for entrepreneurial, global, customer-led and market-driven business practice, and apply it readily through hands-on exposure to marketing techniques. You'll benefit from expert tutelage and a course emphasis on employability.

You learn through:

  • Formal lectures
  • Seminars
  • Problem solving exercises
  • Case studies
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Directed learning activities
  • Live projects
  • Blog and video production
  • Business simulations
  • Enterprise initiatives
  • Student-led voluntary work
  • Assessment/accreditation for part time work

Course leaders and tutors

Elizabeth Dempsey
Elizabeth Dempsey
Senior Lecturer

Elizabeth Dempsey is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing within Sheffield Business School.

Applied learning

Live projects

Throughout the course, you'll be expected to apply your knowledge to real-world situations. You'll take part in business simulations, have the opportunity to undertake voluntary and part-time work for academic credits, and will produce a fully-fledged product development proposal.

Networking opportunities

Sheffield Hallam's Marketing Student Society, of which you will become an automatic member, is one of the few such societies in the country to have links to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). This will allow you superb networking opportunities, with masterclasses and links to business professionals in Sheffield and elsewhere.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in the following positions

  • Account Manager
  • Advertising Executive
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Developer
  • Buyer
  • Distribution Manager
  • Events Coordinator
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Communication Executive
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Personnel Manager
  • Press Executive
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Director.

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Allianz
  • Bloomberg
  • L'Oreal
  • Centrica
  • Honda
  • Renault
  • Gripple (UK)
  • Cummins
  • Fujitsu
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Kent County Council
  • GE Money
  • IBM UK
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • Norwich Union
  • Pirelli
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • SAP
  • SSE
  • Telefonica UK (O2)
  • Tesco
  • Westfield Health.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Entry requirements

All students

Applicants normally need one of the following:

• a foundation degree, HND or equivalent qualification in business, with an overall merit profile from year two modules. Your qualification should include relevant marketing-related content in year one and year two.


• 120 year one and 120 year two credits, with an overall mark of 55 per cent or above, from a relevant business degree or equivalent. Your qualification should include relevant marketing-related content in year one and year two.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Brand And Reputation Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Go-To-Market In The Digital Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing In A Global Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Marketing Innovation And Creativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Operations And Project Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Customer Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leadership In Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing For Success Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing The Digital Enterprise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Business, management and enterprise courses (PDF, 269.9KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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