Progression Routes

ATHE learners can cut the amount of time and money they spend on achieving a degree by more than half. This is because ATHE has special arrangements with a range of universities that enables learners to skip an entire year's study of the degree for every level they achieve with ATHE.

The following progression routes have all been arranged and confirmed between ATHE and each university, however you can also apply to universities which are not on this list as many others will accept ATHE qualifications as they are regulated by Ofqual.

You are able to group or order the below progression routes by clicking the arrows on the relevant column. This will allow you to view by qualification, university and more.

TypeUniversityProgrammeFeesDurationProgression from
Master'sUniversity of Northampton (delivered by Altstrat)MSc Leadership for Health and Social Care£12,900To be advisedLevel 6 Diploma in Healthcare Management
Master'sNorthampton UniversityMBA Top Up (Distance Learning)£3,3601 yearLevel 7 Strategic Management Qualifications

Learners completing the new level 7 Strategic management qualifications must complete the following units:
• International Business Environment;
• Managing Organisational Improvement; &
• International Marketing OR Strategic Marketing
Master'sUniversity of GloucestershireMBA Top up £4,000 4 months Level 7 Strategic Management Qualifications
Master'sUniversity of SunderlandMBA Top up £5,500 - £6,250
(full fee)
6-7 monthsLevel 7 Strategic Management Qualifications
Master'sNorthampton UniversityMBA Top Up £3,360Level 7 Strategic Management Qualifications

Learners completing the new level 7 Strategic management qualifications must complete the following units:
• International Business Environment;
• Managing Organisational Improvement; &
• International Marketing OR Strategic Marketing
Master'sUniversity of BoltonMBA Top up £5,600 7 monthsLevel 7 Strategic Management Qualifications
Master'sUniversity of BoltonMBA (Full course) £11,500 12 months  Level 6 Management Qualifications
Overseas Master'sLimerick Institute of TechnologyMBAEnquireFull programmeLevel 6 Management Qualifications
Bachelor'sBirmingham City UniversityMarketing - BA (Hons)£9,000 - UK or EU
£12,000 - International
Full Time (3 years), Sandwich (4 years)Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sBirmingham City UniversityMarketing (Professional Practice) - BA (Hons)£9,000Full Time (3 years)Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sSouthampton Solent UniversityLLB (Hons)£9,000 - Domestic
£10,500 - International
3 yearsLevel 3 Diploma in Law
Bachelor'sBirmingham City UniversityBusiness Management - BA (Hons)£9,000 - UK or EU
£12,000 - International
Full Time (3 years), Sandwich (4 years)Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sBirmingham City UniversityBusiness Accountancy - BSc (Hons)£9,000 - UK or EU
£12,000 - International
Full Time (3 years), Sandwich (4 years)Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sBirmingham City UniversityBusiness - BA (Hons)£9,000 - UK or EU
£12,000 - International
Sandwich (4 years)Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sBirmingham City UniversityBusiness (Professional Practice) - BA (Hons)£9,000Full Time (3 years)Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sBirmingham City UniversityBusiness (Marketing) - BA (Hons)£9,000 - UK or EU
£12,000 - International
Full Time (3 years), Sandwich (4 years)Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBSc (Hons) Professional Investigative PracticeEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Law
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBSc (Hons) Marketing ManagementEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sSouthampton Solent UniversityBSc (Hons) Marketing£9,0009 monthsLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sLimerick Institute of TechnologyBSc (Hons) Management Top Up (3rd year)€9,50012 MonthsLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sSouthampton Solent UniversityBSc (Hons) International Management£9,0009 monthsLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sSouthampton Solent UniversityBSc (Hons) Information Technology for Business£9,0009 monthsLevel 5 Diploma in Computing
Bachelor'sSouthampton Solent UniversityBsc (Hons) in Business Administration£9,0009 monthsLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBSc (Hons) Criminology Enquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Law
Overseas Bachelor'sLimerick Institute of TechnologyBSc (Hons) Computing Top Up (2nd year)€9,50012 MonthsLevel 4 Diploma in Computing
Bachelor'sSouthampton Solent UniversityBSc (Hons) Accountancy and Finance£9,0009 monthsLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sUniversity of Prince Edward IslandBachelor of Business Studies (BBSt)EnquireFull programmeLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management for Health and Social Care
Overseas Bachelor'sUniversity of Prince Edward IslandBachelor of Business Studies (BBSt)EnquireFull programmeLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sSouthern Cross University
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Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality ManagementEnquireFull Time
(2 years)
Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sSouthern Cross University
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Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality ManagementEnquireFull Time
(1 year)
Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sSouthern Cross University
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Bachelor of Business in Hotel ManagementEnquireFull Time
(1 year)
Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sSouthern Cross University
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Bachelor of Business in Hotel ManagementEnquireFull Time
(2 years)
Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sSouthern Cross University
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Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event ManagementEnquireFull Time
(2 years)
Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sSouthern Cross University
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Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event ManagementEnquireFull Time
(1 year)
Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sSouthern Cross University
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Bachelor of Business AdministrationEnquireFull Time
(2 years)
Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sSouthern Cross University
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Bachelor of Business AdministrationEnquireFull Time
(1 year)
Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sSouthern Cross University
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Bachelor of BusinessEnquireFull Time
(1 year)
Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Overseas Bachelor'sSouthern Cross University
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Bachelor of BusinessEnquireFull Time
(2 years)
Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of BoltonBA (Hons) Top Up £10,250 2 semesters Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sCoventry UniversityBA (Hons) Top Up £9,560 To be advised Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) Sports Marketing ManagementEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sAnglia Ruskin UniversityBA (Hons) Management (Distance Learning) - Top Up£4,500
(for 120 credits) 
12 months Level 4 and 5 Extended Diplomas in Management 
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) International Tourism ManagementEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) International Relations and PoliticsEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Law
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) International DevelopmentEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) International BusinessEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) in ManagementEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of BedfordshireBA (Hons) in Law (LLB)Enquire 3 years Level 3 Diploma in Law
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) in Law (LLB)Enquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Law
Bachelor'sUniversity of BedfordshireBA (Hons) in Business Management Enquire 3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) Human Resource ManagementEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) Fashion MarketingEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) Events ManagementEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) EconomicsEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) Business StudiesEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of SunderlandBA (Hons) Business Management (Top-Up)EnquireTBALevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) Business EntrepreneurshipEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor's University of SunderlandBA (Hons) Business and Marketing ManagementEnquire2 yearsLevel 4 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of SunderlandBA (Hons) Business and Marketing ManagementEnquire1 yearLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor's University of SunderlandBA (Hons) Business and Marketing (Top Up)EnquireTBALevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) Business and Management (3rd year)£9,000 - Domestic
£10,500 - International
9 MonthsLevel 4 and 5 Extended Diplomas in Management 
Bachelor'sLondon School of Business and ManagementBA (Hons) Business and Management (3rd year)£8,0009 MonthsLevel 4 and 5 Extended Diplomas in Management 
Bachelor'sUniversity of SunderlandBA (Hons) Business and ManagementEnquire1 yearLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of SunderlandBA (Hons) Business and ManagementEnquire2 yearsLevel 4 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of Sunderland)BA (Hons) Business and Human Resources ManagementEnquire1 yearLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of SunderlandBA (Hons) Business and Human Resource ManagementEnquire2 yearsLevel 4 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of SunderlandBA (Hons) Business and Financial ManagementEnquire2 yearsLevel 4 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of SunderlandBA (Hons) Banking and Finance (Top Up)EnquireTBALevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of NorthamptonBA (Hons) AdvertisingEnquire3 years Level 3 Diploma in Business
Bachelor'sUniversity of SunderlandBA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Services (Top Up)EnquireTBALevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of Lincoln via WINC OnlineBA (Hons) Business Studies Top Up£2000-£2500TBCLevel 5 Extended Diploma in Management
Bachelor'sUniversity of Lincoln via WINC OnlineBSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems) Top Up£2000-£2500TBCLevel 5 Diploma in Computing
Bachelor'sUniversity of Lincoln via WINC OnlineBSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology) Top Up£2000-£2500TBCLevel 5 Diploma in Computing
Master'sUniversity of Bolton via WINC OnlineMaster of Business Administration Top- Up£2750-£3500TBCLevel 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management
Degree EntryCambridge Education Group offered at:
OnCampus Coventry
OnCampus Hull
OnCampus LSBU
OnCampus London (Birkbeck)
OnCampus Sunderland
International Year OneTBCDependent on point of entryLevel 3 Diploma in Business
Applicants must achieve a Pass on every unit and have IELTS or equivalent at 5.0 or above dependent on point of entry.
Pre-Master's ProgrammeCambridge Education Group offered at:
OnCampus Coventry
OnCampus Hill
OnCampus LSBU
OnCampus London (Birkbeck)
OnCampus Sunderland
OnCampus UCLAN
Pre-Master's ProgrammeTBCDependent on point of entry.Level 6 Management Qualifications
Applicants must achieve a Pass on every unit and have IELTS or equivalent at 4.5 or above dependent on point of entry and location.