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What is a Top-up degree?

With so many different degrees and higher education qualifications, it is important to ensure that you understand what each has to offer and how they can benefit you. Here we explore a top-up degree, who they are available to, and the benefits. 

What is a one-year Top-up degree? 

A top-up degree is equivalent to a final year of an undergraduate degree, enabling students to develop their subject-level knowledge, skills and understanding whilst gaining an internationally recognised degree in 1 year.  

Who is a Top-Up degree for? 

Top-ups are ideal for students that hold either a foundation year degree or an HND in the same subject. With this qualification, students can explore career progression within many different fields and increase their employability to future employers due to their enhanced level of understanding and experience. 

What are the benefits of a Top-up degree? 

A top-up degree is an excellent option for many students looking to build on a previous qualification, such as an HND or a Foundation Year degree. It has many benefits. Not only is it an effective way to strengthen your knowledge and capabilities in a particular topic, but it can also allow you to get ahead in the game career-wise and potentially increase your earning potential due to the higher-level qualification. 

What can I do after a Top-up degree? 

A top-up degree can open doors to students to many different postgraduate study options. 

Whether you are interested in furthering your understanding in a subject area or widening your experience in something that you are passionate about, a top-up degree can enable you to pursue further postgraduate study or enter mid-level management positions in your chosen field.  

How will a Top-up degree be taught? 

Top-up degrees are often taught in a variety of different ways, with a combination of core lectures, and optional practical modules. Most top-up degrees also have a major project/dissertation module that is compulsory. 

At Regent, we believe in offering flexible learning, including evening and weekend learning. Our lessons take place at one of our central London campuses depending on the subject area. All study locations are fully equipped with state-of-the-art modern facilities with great transport links.  

Find out what top-up degree courses we have available here!