B.A. Applied Professional Studies, BA Hons/BSc Hons (Top-up)

University of Greenwich | London , United Kingdom
This programme enables foundation degree and HND graduates to negotiate the content of their own part-time honours degree. The content of the programme builds upon work-based (or work-related) elements, as well as students' own prior learning, and combines these with new areas of learning delivered through taught courses.



This programme enables you to negotiate the content of your own part-time honours degree. Programme content builds upon work-based (or work-related) elements, as well as your own prior learning. You will also explore new areas of learning through taught courses.

You will devise your programme in consultation with your employer and university tutor. The programme is also useful preparation for career progression if you have work experience but are not currently in paid employment.

Academic credits can be awarded for your previous 'experiential' learning. This may have been informal, and you may have viewed it as part of becoming more experienced in your work. You will be guided in making a claim for this.

You may also have taken short courses which were not part of a degree but for which an award was given. Credit may be awarded for this learning, either directly or through a vocational award conversion course.

Overall, the programme will enable you to become an effective, informed and reflective honours graduate who is able to apply academic study to the workplace.

A foundation degree is also available.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with a progression route to honours degree level
  • To enhance your continuing personal and professional development
  • To provide academic recognition for prior experiential and other work-based learning.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • GBP 11200 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time

Course Content

The content of this programme is negotiable, but students gain core, key and transferable skills and a knowledge of subjects useful for their careers.

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)

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Applicants should have:

EITHER A foundation degree


OR 240 credits from the first two years of a degree programme or an equivalent qualification

AND be in employment.

Credit is given for students' prior learning and learning through the workplace.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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