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HND stands for Higher National Diploma. It is a work-related higher education qualification. HND is designed to provide the skills that can be utilized in a particular job / field. HND may take two years or more depending upon performance of students and is highly valued by employers around the globe. It is being provided by about 400 universities and institutes of further education or HND top up in the UK.


Since HND is designed to provide you with the skills for a certain field of work, it can lead you straight to a career. You can also convert your HND to a bachelor’s degree in the UK with some extra study. Once you complete the course, it can allow you an entry into second or third year of a bachelor’s degree course in numerous institutions worldwide

UCI - hnd pathway for study


  • Internationally recognized qualification offered by Pearson Edexcel, London, UK.
  • Pearson Edexcel operates in 112 countries, more than four million students study its internationally recognized qualifications annually.
  • Equivalent to Two Year BA/BSc in Pakistan.
  • Affordable and economical.
  • Direct to employment – in-depth professional education, highly acceptable as ground for employment.
  • Successful completion of HND allows direct entry to a one-year top-up to a BA/BSc Honors Degree in the UK universities.
  • Ideal for students who wish to start professional training early.
  • HND qualification’s assessment is assignments based and UCI help students to complete their HND within time.  


At least 2 ‘A’ levels and 5 subjects of ‘O’ levels, Intermediate, Matric and Work related experience. Appropriate English language skills.

Which universities accept HND graduates in UK?


University of Birmingham, University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, University of Leeds, University of Bristol, University of Southampton, University of Glasgow, University of Sheffield, University of Liverpool, University of Edinburgh, University of Warwick, University of Leicester, University of Exeter, University of Reading, University of Kent

Please note that acceptance criteria may vary among universities and specific programs. It is advisable to check with the admissions department of each institution to determine the exact entry requirements for your desired course of study. Additionally, it’s important to research individual university websites or contact their admissions offices for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding HND graduate admissions

HND scope in Pakistan

In Pakistan, HND (Higher National Diploma) qualifications have gained recognition and are considered valuable in certain industries. While the scope of HND may vary depending on the field of study and industry. 
It’s important to note that the scope of any qualification, including HND, is influenced by various factors such as market dynamics, industry trends, individual skills and competencies, and personal networking.

HND top-up degree in UK

In the United Kingdom, HND (Higher National Diploma) graduates have the option to pursue a top-up degree to convert their HND qualification into a full bachelor’s degree. HND top-up programs are specifically designed to build upon the knowledge and skills acquired during the HND course and provide an opportunity for further academic and professional development.