Convert Your HND to a Degree
Top-up degrees are for those who have successfully completed a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Foundation Degree and want to study further and progress onto the final year of an honour’s degree programme.
Although a HND or Foundation Degree is an excellent qualification, depending on your career ambitions, you may decide that it’s worth studying a little longer for a degree. Topping up your HND or Foundation Degree will typically take one further year of study. They’re designed to ensure you don’t need to start your degree from scratch, which could take three years or more, and instead take a faster route to graduation. You can start a top up degree straight after finishing your previous qualification or after a break if you would prefer – there’s no time limit.
Is a Top Up Degree Right for Me?
Top up degrees are a brilliant option if you are looking to enhance your existing subject knowledge, skills and understanding further, as well as improve your employability prospects or go on to postgraduate study. Most often, top up degrees are industry specific, helping you to develop the key skills you need to succeed in a particular field, whether that’s Business, Computing, Healthcare, Hospitality, or something else.