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Northumbria University

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Established since 1880, Northumbria has a lustrous history of more than 135 years. With over 35,000 students across 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest public universities and is one of the 6 shortlisted Universities for University of the Year in UK by Times Higher Education in 20171.

The University offers mainly assignment-based Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programmes with well-paced schedule for busy adults and is the only UK institution that earned the “Double AACSB Accreditations” for both Business and Accounting programmes2. Northumbria University is also awarded Business School of the Year by Times Higher Education 20153, the same award which Said Business School from University of Oxford won in 2017.

Direct Honours Bachelor’s Degree Programmes with Dual Specialisations

  • Completion within 16 months4
  • Choose from a wide range of disciplines including Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Communication and Media, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Counselling, Humanities and Social Sciences and Law
  • Direct entry for recognised Diploma Holders5
  • Mostly assignment-based assessment with exception of Accounting Degree

Master’s Degree Programmes

  • Completion within 15 months4
  • 100% assignment-based programmes to cater to working adults
  • High passing rates of more than 95%6

  • Ranked 5th for Education in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2017)
  • Ranked 18th Universities in UK for best student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016)
  • Ranked 39th for Best Value Universities in UK (Times Higher Education 2017)
  • Ranked 48th Universities in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2018)
  • Top 50 for Business & Management Studies in UK (The Guardian University Guide 2017)
  • Awarded 5 Stars in Teaching, Internationalisation, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness (QS Stars 2018)
  • Winner of National Union Awards (NUS) 2016 under the section of Student Opportunities Award (
  • Northumbria University is in the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) acceptable institutions list
    ( – Applicable only to foreign student applying for work pass)
  • Northumbria University is recognised by the UK government. Candidates with a degree from a University accredited by the home government of the country will be considered for appointment into the Singapore Public Service (

Times Higher Education Awards 2017

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), February 2017

Times Higher Education Awards 2015

Subject to programme and meeting entry requirements

Subject to University’s approval

6 Passing rates for intakes running in 2017

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