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Top 10 Cheapest Part-Time Degree Courses in Singapore 2019/2020

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Getting a Bachelor’s degree to further your career is almost always a requirement. Yet, these degrees are getting increasingly expensive.

As such, our list on the cheapest part-time degree courses in 2017 is widely popular. This list provides an update to that containing Top Up and some regular Degree Courses.

Here are all the basic information you need in finding affordable and suitable part-time degree courses for your academic and work qualifications.

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1. Top 10 Cheapest Part-Time Degree Courses in Singapore
(Top Up)

A Top Up Degree allows you to earn a Bachelor’s Degree using current diplomas or other accepted qualifications to shortened the studies. This may be taking one or two years off the degree course, or studying just the last year of it.

2. Top 10 Cheapest Part-Time Degree Courses in Singapore
(Full Degrees, Non-Top Up)

Full Degrees are degrees that take complete course of study and are typically longer than Top Up Degrees. Normally, Bachelor’s Degrees are undertaken through full-time study. Good news is there are schools that offer Bachelor’s Degree in part-time mode of study!

10 Cheapest Top Up Part-Time Degree Courses

10. University of Essex (Kaplan)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting (Top Up)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (Top Up)

Top-Up Degree Requirements:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications: subject for assessment

The program being offered is suitable for students with intentions to pursue a career in Accountancy and Financial Services.

Students who finish the program can have exemptions from the following:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA): up to 7 papers
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA): up to 6 papers
  • Institute of Chartered accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW): up to 5 papers for Accounting, up to 6 papers for Accounting and Finance
  • Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation level): up to 2 foundation level papers (for Accounting and Finance only)

Fees: $21,774.50

Duration: 18 months

Intake: 2 intakes

University Ranking: 251-300

9. Northumbria University (Kaplan)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting (Top Up)

Top-Up Degree Requirements:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications: subject for assessment
  • English requirements: successful completion of an approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English can be considered.

The program helps students qualify for the standards of professional accounting bodies. It is designed to maximise exam exemptions, and the course currently have 42 individual exemptions.

Northumbria University was awarded ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015

Fees: $21,721.00

Duration: 16 months

Intake: 2 intakes

University Ranking: 401-500

8. Murdoch University (Kaplan)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Top Up)

The program enables students to learn key skills in accounting topics and areas such as accounting and auditing standards, financial statement analysis, forecasting and budgeting, negotiation, ethical decision-making and problem solving.

Top-Up Degree Requirements:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications: subject for assessment

Some future jobs:

  • Accountant including Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)
  • Auditor or Bookkeeper
  • Financial Analyst or Planner
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Credit Manager

Fees: $19,966.20

Duration: 28 months, (16 months for students with Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diplomas, Private Diplomas or Polytechnic Diplomas)

Intake: January, May, September

University Ranking: 401-500

7. Birmingham City University (Kaplan)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Finance (Top Up)

The program consists of core units such as Globalisation, Comparative International Reporting, Current Issues in Company Reporting, Financial Management, International Business Strategy, and International Corporate Finance.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Administration (Top Up)

The program consists of core units such as Business Operations and Systems, Relationship Marketing, The Real World of Management, Managing and Leading Strategic Change, Sustainable Marketing, International Business Strategy and International Marketing.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Business (Top Up)

The program consists of core units such as Globalisation, The Real World of Management, Business Operations and Systems, Managing and Leading Strategic Change, Making Sense of Organisations, International Business Strategy, and International Marketing.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Marketing (Top Up)

The program consists of core units such as Digital Marketing Strategy, Contemporary Advertising, Relationship Marketing, Sustainable Marketing, Social Marketing, Marketing Strategy and Planning, and International Marketing.

Top-Up Degree Requirements:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications: subject for assessment

Fees: $14,017.00

Duration: 12 months

Intake: 3 intakes

University Ranking: 1000+

6. University of Derby (Aventis School of Management)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business Management (Top Up)

Top-Up Requirements:

The program allows students to learn in specialised areas of management, leadership and marketing by providing hands-on business knowledge, strategic business perspectives and management concepts and trends. It also helps students understand the modern business world.

Fees: $13,800.00

Duration: 9 months

Intake: February, June, October

University Ranking: 801-1000

5. University of Sunderland (MDIS)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Accounting and Financial Management (Top Up)

Top-Up Degree Requirements (Any of the following):

  • Higher National Diploma in Business related discipline
  • MDIS Advanced Diploma in Management Studies (Business Administration/Accounting and Finance)
  • Business-related diplomas from local/overseas polytechnics with entry requirements of 10 years of formal education.
  • PEIs qualification (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year external degree programme) with entry requirement of 112 years of formal education

The University of Sunderland ranked 27th and 52nd in The Guardian University Guide 2018 for League Table for Accounting & Finance and League Table for Business, Management & Marketing respectively.

Fees: $13,349.20

Duration: 12 months

Intake: February, June, October

University Ranking: 151-200 (Europe Teaching Ranking 2018)

4. University of Sunderland (MDIS)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business and Management (Top Up)

Top Up Requirements:

Year 2 Entry (Any of the following)

  • MDIS Diploma in Management Studies
  • Higher National Certificate in a business-related discipline
  • Non-business related Diploma from local/overseas polytechnic with entry requirement of 10 years of formal education
  • Business related PEIs Diploma (with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education)

Year 3 Entry (Any of the following)

  • Higher National Diploma in business-related discipline
  • MDIS Advanced Diploma in Management Studies
  • Business related Diploma from local polytechnics
  • PEI’s business-related Diploma and advanced Diploma (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year external degree programme) with entry requirement of 12 years formal education.

The program provides students knowledge and understanding of organisations and gives preparations for international careers in commercial and non-for-profit organisations and businesses.

Fees: $13,349.20

Duration: 24 months

Intake: January, May, September

University Ranking: 151-200 (Europe Teaching Ranking 2018)

3. Edinburgh Napier University (PSB Academy)

Bachelor of Arts Business Management (Top Up)

Top Up Requirements (Any of the following):

  • PSB Academy Diploma In Business Administration or equivalent
  • Polytechnic Diplomas in Business, Management, Accountancy, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Industrial Management
  • Other equivalent Diploma, advanced or higher diploma qualifications which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

The program enables students to have an understanding of theories and concepts of business and management about organisations, processes and practices. It also hones competencies that are useful in practical business situations, and builds a foundation for specialist studies.

The Edinburgh Napier University is accredited by China’s Ministry of Education

Career Opportunities:

  • Business Analyst
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

Fees: $12,390.60

Duration: 12 months

Intake: March, July, October

University Ranking: 601-800

2. University of Hertfordshire (Dimensions)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration (Top Up)

Top Up Requirements (Any of the following):

  • Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business, Business Management or Accounting and Finance
  • SQA Advanced Diploma in Business or Business with Accounting
  • 3-year Diploma or an Advanced Diploma from relevant disciplines or its equivalent

The program is designed to lead to a wide of career paths. It offers combinations of learning structures and techniques such as academic study, skills development and practical training. The program covers study areas such as accounting, finance, economics, human resources, marketing and operations.

The BA Business Administration of the University of Hertfordshire collaborates with the following professional bodies:

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Fees: $12,107.00

Duration: 12 months

Intake: January, April, July, September

University Ranking: 601-800

1. University of Portsmouth (MDIS)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business and Human Resource Management (Top Up)

Top Up Requirements (Any of the following):

Year 2 Entry / Level 5

  • Diploma in Management Studies awarded by MDIS
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) in a business-related discipline
  • Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs)
  • Recognised Higher Education providers in a business-related discipline, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

Year 3 Entry / Level 6

  • Relevant polytechnic diploma in a business-elated discipline with a particular focus on Human Resource Management, (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 and Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with a pass grade
  • Relevant overseas polytechnic diplomas, in a business-related discipline with a particular focus on Human Resource Management (which are deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Year 1 and Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) in business-related discipline with a particular focus on Human Resource Management
  • Relevant PEI qualification in a business-related discipline with a particular focus on Human Resource Management (which is deemed by the University to be equivalent to Level 4 / Level 1 and Level 5 / Year 2 of the University course) with an. entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

The program provides understanding for human resource management functions combined with the study of business and business functional area.

The University of Portsmouth was ranked 37th and 56th by The Guardian University Guide 2018 and The Complete University Guide 2018 respectively.

Fees: $12,005.68

Duration: 12 months

Intake: March, July

University Ranking: 501-600

10 Cheapest Part-Time Degree Courses (Non-Top Up)

10. University of London (SIM Global Education)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance

The program consists of core units such as Introduction to Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Principles of Banking and Finance, Principles of Accounting, Managerial Economics, Microeconomics, Financial Reporting, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Asset Pricing and Financial Markets, Auditing and Assurance, and Accounting Theory.

Students may obtain exemptions from professional bodies such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and CPA Australia.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance

The program allows students understand the role of finance in an industrial economy through providing means to understand ways through which financial intermediaries and institutions function.

The program offers core units such as Introduction to Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Principles of Banking and Finance, Principles of Accounting, Asset Pricing, Principles of Corporate Finance, Elements of Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Financial Intermediation, and Investment Management.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business and Management

The program offers core units such as Introduction to Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Principles of Banking and Finance, Principles of Accounting, Business and Management in a Global Context, Financial Management, Asset Pricing and Financial Markets, Principles of Corporate Finance, Managerial Economics, Management Science Methods, Human Resource Management, and Organisational Theory: Interdisciplinary Approach.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance

The program offers core units such as Introduction to Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Macroeconomics, Elements of Econometrics, Asset Pricing and Financial Markets, Principles of Corporate Finance, Industrial Economics or Monetary Economics and Quantitative Finance.

Fees: $29,900.00

Duration: 3 years

Intake: August and September

University Ranking: 396

9. Singapore University of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Information Technology and Business (ERP)

The program hones students with knowledge and competencies in IT and Business and to successfully perform in organisations. The program also grants them industry recognised SAP certification, and automatic membership in Singapore Computer Society Student Chapter.

Fees: $26,790.66 (You may click the link to view other variations in fees for Singaporean Citizen 40 years old and above, Permanent Resident, Other Resident, and with or without Government Subsidy)

Duration: 3 years (basic undergraduate degree), 4 years (honours degree), 8 years maximum for all degrees

Intake: April 1 to September 30 2019, January 2020

University Ranking: 7,197

8. The University of Sydney (SIM Global Education)

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

The program enables students to explore contemporary research philosophy and methodologies, learn about ethical considerations, research design, data collection and analysis, thesis writing and familiarise with research studies and research in a clinical setting.

Fees: $23,540.00

Duration: 2 years

Intake: January and July

University Ranking: 42

7. Singapore University of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Accountancy

The program is structured to provide students with academic and professional training in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Assurance and taxation and general business knowledge.

Fees: $21,095.05 (You may click the link to view other variations in fees for Singaporean Citizen 40 years old and above, Permanent Resident, Other Resident, and with or without Government Subsidy)

Duration: 3 years (basic undergraduate degree), 4 years (honours degree), 8 years maximum for all degrees

Intake: April 1 to September 30 2019, January 2020

University Ranking: 7,197

6. Coventry University (PSB Academy)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance

The program offers modules such as (Year 1) Mathematics Techniques for Accountants, Statistical Analysis for Accountancy and Finance, Introduction to Business Economics, Introduction to Personal Finance, Academic and Professional Training, Management Accounting Foundations, Financial Accounting Foundations.

(Year 3) Financial Reporting and Analysis, Decision Management, Principles of Taxation, Principles of Financial Investment, Economics of Banking and Finance, and Professional and Academic Competencies.

(Year 3) International Finance, International Corporate Reporting, Audit and Internal Control, Performance Management, Corporate Financial Management, and Advanced Study for Accounting and Finance.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business and Finance

The program offers modules such as (Year 1) Fundamentals of Personal finance, Statistical Analysis for Accountancy and Finance, Introduction to Business Economics, Marketing essentials, Fundamentals of Business Organisation, Academic and Professional Training, and Academic Writing: Developing Critical Thinking Skills.

(Year 2) Marketing Planning, Business Management, Business Accounting, principles of Financial Investment, Economics of. Banking and Finance, and Professional Academic Competencies.

(Year 3) Investment Analysis, International Finance, Corporate Strategic Management, Services and. Retail MArketing, Corporate Financial Management, and Advanced Study for Accounting and Finance.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business and Marketing

The program offers modules such as (Year 1) Marketing Research I, Marketing Principles and Practice, Academic Study Skills, Communications for Marketing and Advertising, Organising for Business, Accounting for Business Mangers, and Academic Writing: Developing Critical Thinking Skills.

(Year 2) Marketing Research II, Contemporary Issues in HR Service Delivery, Digital Marketing, Career Preparation, Effective Communication Skills II, Marketing Management, and Managing Business.

(Year 3) Advanced Marketing Study )Project), Brand and Corporate Communications, Global Marketing, Corporate Marketing Strategy, Contemporary Marketing Issues, and Innovation and Change.

Fees: $21,186.00

Duration: 16-28 months

Intake: March, July, November

University Ranking: 571-580

5. Murdoch University (Kaplan)

Bachelor of Business in Accounting (Single Major)

The program enables students to hone skills useful for accounting standards, auditing standards and taxation. Students shall learn financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting, negotiation, ethical decision-making and problem-solving.

Fees: $19,966.20

Duration: 28 months, (16 months for students with Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diplomas, Private Diplomas or Polytechnic Diplomas)

Intake: January, May, September

University Ranking: 401-500

4. Murdoch University (Kaplan)

Bachelor of Business in Business Law (Single Major)

The program provides core units of Finance Law, Marketing & Advertising Law, Workplace Law, Company Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Taxation.

Fees: $18,489.60

Duration: 28 months, (16 months for students with Murdoch University-recognised Kaplan Diplomas, Private Diplomas or Polytechnic Diplomas)

Intake: January, May, September

University Ranking: 401-500

3. Singapore University of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Communication

The program offers a total of 130 credit units in Communication and Research core courses, Communication electives, Social Sciences core courses, General electives and SUSS core courses.

Fees: $15,623.07 (You may click the link to view other variations in fees for Singaporean Citizen 40 years old and above, Permanent Resident, Other Resident, and with or without Government Subsidy)

Duration: 3 years (basic undergraduate degree), 4 years (honours degree), 8 years maximum for all degrees

Intake: April 1 to September 30 2019, January 2020

University Ranking: 7,197

2. Singapore University of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business

The program is structured accordingly with the Business Excellence Framework. The curriculum focuses on Management, Marketing and Law, Accounting, Economics, Finance and Quantitative Skills and Strategy, IT and Quality Management.

Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics

The program is designed to enable students acquire knowledge and understanding in business management and data mining. It also consists of learning capabilities in management, accounting, marketing, operations, and IT management.

Bachelor of Science in Finance

The program hones students to be professionals in the financial sector with knowledge and skills suitable for careers in finance. The courses are taught in seminar style approach with small size classes.

Bachelor of Science in Marketing

The program enables students acquire knowledge and competencies in terms of marketing activities, business and general management. The curriculum focuses on. marketing in order to hone students as marketing professionals in private and public sectors.

Bachelor of Human Resource Management

The program contains topics in social science, business, and human resource functions. It enables students to explore learnings in business with HR knowledge. The course is essential for students who seek careers in terms of workforce building and management.

Fees: $15,401.58 (You may click the link to view other variations in fees for Singaporean Citizen 40 years old and above, Permanent Resident, Other Resident, and with or without Government Subsidy)

Duration: 3 years (basic undergraduate degree), 4 years (honours degree), 8 years maximum for all degrees

Intake: April 1 to September 30 2019, January 2020

University Ranking: 7,197

1. Singapore University of Social Sciences

Bachelor of General Studies

The program is the only multi-disciplinary program offered at tertiary level in Southeast Asia. It offers varieties of courses from humanities to sciences like art appreciation, music appreciation, human resource management and design thinking courses. SUSS offers 60 programs and 200 courses from which you can design your own course of study.

Fees: $6,500.25 (You may click the link to view other variations in fees for Singaporean Citizen 40 years old and above, Permanent Resident, Other Resident, and with or without Government Subsidy)

Duration: 3 years (basic undergraduate degree), 4 years (honours degree), 8 years maximum for all degrees

Intake: April 1 to September 30 2019, January 2020

University Ranking: 7,197

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