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BA (Hons) Business English (International Top Up)

Complete your honours level degree in the UK while developing your English skills as an international student

1 year Full Time
Bishop Otter Campus


The BA (Hons) Business English (International Route) Top-up degree is a one-year full time course designed for international students who hold a language or communication based Level 5 associate degree (or equivalent) and want to earn a full honours degree and possibly continue to English-medium postgraduate study.

The course is for international students who want to study in the UK and gain a full business-related honours degree alongside the skills and knowledge needed for further postgraduate study. You will develop your academic and vocational English skills on a course that includes language sessions and introduces the world of business.

This degree will prepare you for further study at masters level in the UK. If you achieve a second class honours or higher you will be guaranteed entry to the University of Chichester MSc International Business programmes, with bursaries available for students achieving a 2:1 or above.

On this course you will:

  • Develop the academic and communication skills you need to perform at postgraduate level or in a business role where you need English
  • Gain business knowledge and cultural awareness
  • Learn to conduct independent research projects
  • Develop your English language skills
  • Work closely with your personal tutor throughout your degree
  • Benefit from quality teaching by skilled academics who are experts in their field with real industry experience
  • Make the most of small class sizes
  • Complete workshop-based interactive activities
  • Be guaranteed admission to our postgraduate programmes if you achieve a 2:2 or above
  • Be eligible for postgraduate business programmes bursaries if you achieve a 2:1 or above

This course is accredited by:

British Council Accreditation

Teaching and Assessment

How you will learn

This course is delivered in small classes through workshop-based, interactive and developmental activities.

You will be assessed through a range of assignments including exams, coursework, essays, presentations and a group discussion.

We specialise in offering individual and tailored support to international students.

In addition to International English classes which form part of your Programme you also receive:

  • Individual tutorial support (3 hours per semester), to help you plan, carry out and check your coursework
  • A special international orientation programme to welcome you to University
  • Dedicated international advisers to help you with issues such as visas, opening a bank account and generally settling in to life in the UK
  • Social events to help you integrate into the University community and University life

The Course

What you will study

The learning focus of the BA (Hons) Business English (International Route) combines study skills, academic English, research skills, and business practice.

This list is indicative and subject to change.

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Academic English 1

You will be assessed through a portfolio of written tasks and a group discussion. More information on this module will be available soon.

Business in Context

You will be assessed through coursework and an exam. More information on this module will be available soon.

Business English Project

This dissertation-style project is designed to help you prepare for the demands of a postgraduate dissertation. You will be introduced to business research as well as independent research work.

English for International Business Communication 

More information on this module will be available soon.

Academic English 2

This module will build on the Academic English 1 module and develop your English skills. More information on this module will be available soon.


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After your degree

This course will help you to develop the academic and communication skills you will need to perform successfully at the postgraduate level. You will develop your business knowledge, cultural awareness, language ability, and ability to conduct independent research projects.

This BA (Hons) Business English (International Route) degree can meet the requirements for you to apply for postgraduate business degrees at any UK university. If you meet certain conditions you are guaranteed admission to specific postgraduate courses at the University of Chichester and could earn a place on: MSc in International Business, MSc International Business and Finance, or MSc International Business and Marketing. If you achieve an upper second class degree (2:1) or higher then you will be guaranteed admission to one of our postgraduate programmes and qualify for a bursary.

Course Costs

Course Fees 2022/23

International fee

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fees page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

Entry Requirements

Typical offers (individual offers may vary):

Grade C or Pass
Associate Degree (or Junior College Diploma)
from a recognised institution.
5.5 minimum
with no element lower than 5.5.

If your language is not yet at this level, please read about our Pre-sessional Programmes.

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