top-up programmes

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Pathway to British degrees (bachelor/master) 

top-up programmes

As OTHM qualifications are regulated, graduates are eligible to progress onto degree and master's programmes with advanced entry.

Progression to university programmes with advanced standing:

  • Completion of Level 4 & 5 Diploma(s) together 240 credits, which is equivalent to UK degree year 1 & 2 respectively, allow learners to join Final year degree top-up and achieve a full degree.

  • Completion of Level 6 Diploma 120 credits, which is equivalent to UK degree Final year, allow learners to join relevant Masters programmes.

  • Completion of Level 7 Diploma gives learners 120 credits exemption towards a 180 credits MBA/Masters programme, which means learners only need to complete a 60 credit dissertation to achieve a full MBA/Masters programme.

  • Completion of Level 8 Diploma gives learners 180 credits exemption towards a DBA/DProf/PhD programme,

Top-up programmes

BUSINESS/ACCOUNTING & FINANCE: BA/BSc (Hons) degree – 120 credits final year (top-up)


After studying with LSBE the OTHM undergraduate qualifications:

You can study, for example, the University of Chichester BA (Hons) in Business Management (top-up) (120 credits, Final Year) which is delivered through London Graduate School. Tuitions: Levels 4 & 5 with LSBE = £2,400 + Final Year (top-up) = £3,950 Total Tuition fees for your BA: £6,350 Other options:
  • BA (Hons) Business (top-up) at Arden University
  • BA (Hons) Business Management (direct entry to Year 3) at Middlesex University, Mauritius
  • BA (Hons) Business Management and Entrepreneurship (top-up) final year at University of Sunderland
  • BA (Hons) Global Business (top-up) at Coventry University
  • BA (Hons) International Business (direct entry to Year 3) at Middlesex University, Mauritius
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (top-up) at Concordia University Chicago
  • BA (Hons) Business (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • BA (Hons) Business and Computer Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • BA (Hons) Professional Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (top-up) final year at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)




BUSINESS: MBA/MSc/MA - Master’s degree – 60 credits final stage (top-up)


After studying with LSBE the OTHM postgraduate qualification:

You can study, for example, the University of Chichester Master of Business Administration (top-up) (60 credits, Final Stage) which is delivered through London Graduate School. Tuitions: Level 7 with LSBE = £1,600 + Final Stage (top-up) = £3,850 Total Tuition fees for your MBA: £5,450 Other options:
  • MBA (top-up) at Arden University
  • Master of Business Administration (top-up) (MBA) at Concordia University Chicago
  • Master of Business Administration (Executive) (top-up) (MBA) at University of Northampton
  • Master of Business Administration (Dissertation Only) (MBA) at University of Sunderland
  • MA Business Management (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • MA Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • MSc Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)




EDUCATION: MA/MSc - Master's degree - 60 credits final stage (top-up)


After studying with LSBE the OTHM undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications:

You can study the University of Chichester MA in Education Management and Leadership (top-up) (60 credits, Final Stage), which is delivered through London Graduate School. Tuitions: Levels 4, 5, 6 with LSBE = £4,000 Total tuitions fees for undergraduate qualifications: £4,000 Tuitions: Level 7 with LSBE = £1,600 + Final Stage (top-up) = £3,250 Total Tuition fees for your MA: £4,850 Other options:
  • MA Professional Studies (top-up) at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • MSc Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)




HRM: MA/Msc - Master's degree - 60 credits final stage (Top-up)


After studying with LSBE the OTHM postgraduate qualification: OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management (year 1 master) You can study, for example, the University of Chichester MA in Human Resource Management (top-up) (60 credits, Final Stage) which is delivered through London Graduate School. Tuitions: Level 7 with LSBE = £1,600 + Final Stage (top-up) = £3,250 Total Tuition fees for your MBA: £4,850 Other options:

  • MA Human Resource Management (top-up) at University of Northampton
  • MA Human Resource Management (top-up) stage 3 only at Anglia Ruskin University
  • MA Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • MSc Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)




ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE: Msc/MA - Master's degree - 60 credits final stage (Top-up)


After studying with LSBE the postgraduate qualification OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance (year 1 master), you can study, for example, the University of Chichester MSc in Accounting and Finance (top-up) (60 credits, Final Stage) which is delivered through London Graduate School. Tuitions: Level 7 with LSBE = £1,600 + Final Stage (top-up) = £3,250 Total Tuition fees for your MBA: £4,850 Other options:

  • MSc in Accounting and Finance (top-up) at University of Northampton
  • MA Business Management (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • MA Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • MSc Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)




STRATEGIC MARKETING: Msc/MA - Master's degree - 60 credits final stage (Top-up)


After studying with LSBE the postgraduate qualification OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Marketing (year 1 master), you can study, for example, the University of Chichester MSc in Strategic Marketing (top-up) (60 credits, Final Stage) which is delivered through London Graduate School. Tuitions: Level 7 with LSBE = £1,600 + Final Stage (top-up) = £3,250 Total Tuition fees for your MBA: £4,850 Other options:

  • MA Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • MSc Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)
  • MA Business Management (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)




BUSINESS: DBA/DProf/PhD - Doctor's degree - Dissertation stage (Top-up)


Learners completing the OTHM Level 8 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice can progress to a university partner to discuss a research proposal for DBA/DProf/PhD or directly into employment in an associated profession.

The qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).