Already done some degree-level education?

You might be eligible to apply for module exemptions when you study with us.

Module exemptions

If you have previously completed study at another institution, you may be able to transfer the credits you gained for those modules onto your University of Essex Online degree course provided the content and learning outcomes are similar.

This is known as Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and will reduce the time it will take you to complete your University of Essex Online qualification, as well as reducing the course fee you will be required to pay.

Ask our Admissions team about module exemptions for previous study by calling +44 (0) 1206 489 358 or email

If you want to apply for any module exemptions, you must do so prior to starting your degree course.


Degree top-up course

If you’ve previously completed a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation degree or two years of a Bachelors degree in a relevant business subject, then you may be eligible to study our BA (Hons) Business and Management (Top-Up), taking you to the final level of your undergraduate degree.

Please contact our Admissions team for further information.