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The HND is also recognised as being equivalent to the first two years of a UK degree. HND graduates will therefore gain entry into the third and final year at a university and be able to work toward obtaining a BA Honours Degree in only one further year of study.

Course details

The HND in Business is a major workplace qualification course, delivered over two years, which includes a broad range of highly relevant business and management subject areas, making it ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private of public sector business.
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Mode of study: Full-time Blended learning
  • Intake: Intakes: January, May & September
  • Course length: 2 years
  • Course fee: 6000 per year
  • Locations: London

Plymouth University

Course overview

In exceptional circumstances, mature entry applicants (21+) without the standard academic background, but with relevant and substantial work experience (min 2 years), may be considered for entry. They will be interviewed by the Head of Admissions, undergo functional skills testing and will be required to submit two detailed references in support of their suitability for the programme. Such applicants must be able to demonstrate their readiness for a return to study and ability to cope with the rigours of the programme. Admissions decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Entry requirements

A level standard or overseas equivalent Other UK level 3 qualifications (e.g. Foundation Diploma, Access to HE Certificate, a BTEC Diploma/National, Advanced GNVQ or AVCE)

Overseas Qualifications equivalent to Level 3 (e.g. Diploma de Baccalaureate, Brandos Atestas, Ensino Medio, etc )


On successful completion of this 2 year course, students will have strong career prospects in diverse areas of business including:

  • Business Managers
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing, PR and sales
  • Secretarial and numerical clerks


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Business and Business Environment415
Marketing Processes and Planning415
Human Resource Management415
Leadership and Management415
Accounting Principles415
Managing a Successful Business Project415
Innovation and Commercialisation415
Operations Management415
Research Project530
Organisational Behaviour515
Pitching and Negotiation Skills515
Business Strategy515
Sales Management515
Managing and Running a Small Business515
Statistics for Management515