Professional Studies (BSc): 2-year top-up, part-time, central London

Year of entry


Start date

October 2018


Central London


Fully Approved


Two years part-time


Flexible - one evening a week for some modules

Other entry years for this course


Have you ever thought it would be interesting to study your job or workplace as a degree subject? Well, now you can. By combining learning gained in the workplace with academic study, you can build on your Foundation Degree, HND or HNC (prior experiential learning - APEL - will also be assessed) to complete this innovative honours degree. With its emphasis on professional development and practice, the course supports you in reflecting on your practice in the workplace, and uses conceptual models to improve your insight into workplace activities. You will also undertake a workplace project, enhancing your expertise in the workplace through academic study and research at degree level.

This programme is also available for study at our campus in Stratford.

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  • Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
  • We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
  • We offer students of all ages and backgrounds a chance to study either part-time or full-time in our Department and to gain an internationally recognised University of London qualification.
  • You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles required for your studies.
  • We offer a range of student support services.
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Course structure

If you have a Foundation Degree from Birkbeck, this programme consists of three modules (two taught modules worth 30 credits each at Level 6 and a workplace research project worth 60 credits).

If you have vocational qualifications from elsewhere, you will need to take two additional modules (each worth 30 credits at Level 5) before taking these modules.

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