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Benefits for you:

  • Learn in an environment which is directly linked to your degree.
  • Be supervised by a workplace mentor.
  • Eliminate or reduce student debt by remaining in paid employment.
  • Achieve a BA (Hons) Applied Business Degree from one of the UK’s leading universities in 3 years.

Why choose Gradworks and Edinburgh Napier University for your Honours Degree?

At Gradworks we know choosing a university course is a big decision, however if what you’re looking for is a bespoke work-based course that is centred around facilitating the student and employer, to give you the skills and experience to apply your new knowledge to your workplace – then this is for you.

With Edinburgh Napier University’s BA (Hons) Applied Business degree, you will be paid as an employee while completing your degree in 3 years.   You will spend on average 80% of your time within your workplace, and 20% of your time in lectures.


Edinburgh Napier University is ranked number one in the UK for nurturing student talent (The Guardian University Guide 2017). In the QS World University Rankings 2017 it was also awarded a maximum 5 stars for teaching and employability. Edinburgh Napier University will provide ongoing academic and pastoral support throughout the duration of your programme.

Course details*

Course delivery

The programme is delivered over a full calendar year on a day-release basis - weekly in year 1 and monthly in years 2 and 3. Staff from Edinburgh Napier University will fly over to deliver the teaching of the modules at Antrim Civic Centre.


Mixture of practical assignments, exams, group projects and work-based learning.

Work placement

You will be a full-time employee as well as a student for the duration of the programme so there are no separate placements.

*Disclaimer:  Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. 

Full information on this is available in Edinburgh Napier University’s disclaimer.

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