Top-up Awards

Newman provides a number of  top-up awards, enabling students who have successfully completed a foundation degree or HND to continue their studies to honours degree level.

There are a number of courses designed specifically for continuing a foundation degree to full honours degree level, or you could join the final year of a relevant undergraduate degree course. We will examine the course content of your HND or foundation degree to advise you on the most appropriate modules for you to complete your degree.

Applied Health and Social Care BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up Award

Undergraduate - BA (Hons) BSc (Hons)

1 year


Business Management full-time top-up award

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

1 year full-time


Counselling / Counselling Studies top-up award BA (Hons)

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

18 months


Drama full-time top-up award

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

1 year full-time


Early Childhood Education and Care full-time top-up award

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

1 year full-time


Primary Education

Undergraduate - BA (Hons) with QTS Foundation Degree

1 year full-time


Professional Practice Top-up award BA Hons

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

 1 year full-time

1.5-2 years part-time


Sport and Exercise Studies full-time top-up award

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

1 year full-time


Working with Children, Young People and Families full-time top-up award

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

1 year full-time


Working with Children, Young People and Families part-time top-up award BA (Hons)

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

1-2 years part-time


Youth and Community Work full-time top-up award

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

1 year full-time


Youth and Community Work top-up award (JNC recognised)

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

1-2 years part-time


Youth Studies full-time top-up award

Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

1 year full-time


Tuition Fees

Students finishing a full or part-time HND or foundation degree in 2014 can do a 1 year full-time top-up for £8,700. Students who finished their HND or foundation degree before the summer of 2014, or who studied the HND or foundation degree part-time can only study the top up part-time.

Fees for students who completed a Newman foundation degree and choose to study the top-up part-time costs £6,266.

Students who finished their part-time HND or foundation degree in summer 2014 can study a part-time top-up award for £2,200 (‘continuing’ students).

For further information click here.

How to apply

Full-time applicants should apply via UCAS, part-time students should complete the application form and send it to the University



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