Higher Education In this section Studying higher education Innovate 21 Competition Programmes Foundation degree programmes Top-up degree programmes Masters degree Professional qualifications Higher Apprenticeships North East Institute of Technology Research & Scholarly Activity Student life HE Information Top-up degree programmes New College Durham works in partnership with the Open University. All of our Level 6 top-up degrees and Level 7 provision are validated by the Open University. BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (Top-up) Part Time This course aims to provide you with a programme of study that broadens and deepens your knowledge and skills of counselling principles and practice, and builds upon the studies you have already undertaken at foundation degree level. BA (Hons) Design (Top-up) Full Time This course will nurture creativity and support concept development to a level where you can seek employment, engage in self-employment or undertake further study. BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) Full Time This programme builds on and consolidates existing knowledge, understanding and skills of working with children, strengthening the links between theory and practice. BA (Hons) Education & Training (Top-up) Part Time This programme will top-up your foundation degree in an education or supporting learning related area to a degree and will provide you with the potential to progress within the education sector. BA (Hons) Management (Top-up) Full Time This programme will top-up your foundation degree in a business related area to a management degree. BA (Hons) Management (Top-up) Part Time This programme will top-up your foundation degree in a business related area to a management degree. BA (Hons) Popular Music (Top-up) Full Time This top-up programme will provide you with interdisciplinary and collaborative working opportunities, and an opportunity to explore the aspects of popular music that interests you most. BA (Hons) Visual Arts (Top-up) Full Time Explore visual art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, printmaking, and photography, and gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in this exciting industry. BSc (Hons) Business Computing (Top-up) Full Time This new and dynamic programme focuses on computing in business, and offers the perfect opportunity to top-up your foundation degree to a degree in an IT related area. BSc (Hons) Cyber Security (Top-up) Full Time This programme is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a professional computing practitioner, specialising Cyber Security. BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care (Top-up) Full Time This programme will ensure you develop the advanced knowledge and skills of a health and social care professional. BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Development (Top-up) Full Time This programme will top-up your foundation degree in a sport related area. It will provide you with a high level of knowledge and practical skills, to prepare you for a successful career in the sport and leisure industry. You will explore the science behind sport, human movement and physical activity.