Northumbria University

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.

  • Why Our Programmes?
  • University Recognition & Memberships
  • Sources
  • 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
  • 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
Testimonials
Deepti Dilip Chandiramani
Deepti Dilip Chandiramani
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with International Management (Top-up)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) Choosing Northumbria University was an easy decision. I was excited at the prospect of enrolling into a direct Honours programme that could be completed in under two year..." Read More

Deepti Dilip Chandiramani

Deepti Dilip Chandiramani

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with International Management (Top-up)

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

Choosing Northumbria University was an easy decision. I was excited at the prospect of enrolling into a direct Honours programme that could be completed in under two years with no additional bridging required. Moreover, this programme was assignment-based which suited my interests better.

The modules are very relevant and focus on issues and topics that affect businesses and the economy. Also, the curriculum and project submissions were extremely manageable as we were provided ample time to work on researching and understanding theories, concepts and real-life situations.

I would highly recommend Northumbria University to my peers as the lecturers here were understanding and willing to guide students through every step of the learning process. Additionally, the school is centrally located and there are plenty of spaces for conducive learning or discussion outside of the classroom, such as the library and study areas.

Zaleha Ali
Zaleha Ali
Senior Inventory Control Planner, ASM Front End
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) I decided to study at Northumbria University as they offered a programme that was relevant to my job and interests. The subjects covered are holistic, ranging from Human ..." Read More

Zaleha Ali

Senior Inventory Control Planner, ASM Front End

Zaleha Ali

Senior Inventory Control Planner, ASM Front End

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

I decided to study at Northumbria University as they offered a programme that was relevant to my job and interests. The subjects covered are holistic, ranging from Human Resource Management, Digital Business, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. On top of that, Northumbria University is a recognised institution and I am delighted to achieve an Honours Degree.

Almost all of the modules are applicable and relevant to my current job and industry, where I work with various stakeholders to achieve my KPIs. They also impart qualities and provide training on becoming a manager who can lead projects and resolve select situations.

Most of the modules test students on case-study assignments, exposing them to current market sentiment. On top of a relatable curriculum, the programme made me think out of the box such that I can contribute to benefit my company.

I would recommend Northumbria University as it rewards commitment with great success.

Stephanie Wong Wei Ying
Stephanie Wong Wei Ying
Assistant Guest Services Manager, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-up)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) I sought to progress in my profession and felt that Northumbria University was a good choice, being a reputable university with a high graduation rate that also offered a..." Read More

Stephanie Wong Wei Ying

Assistant Guest Services Manager, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview

Stephanie Wong Wei Ying

Assistant Guest Services Manager, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-up)

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

I sought to progress in my profession and felt that Northumbria University was a good choice, being a reputable university with a high graduation rate that also offered a programme relevant to my current job.

Its modules are well-rounded and suited towards the management level in the hospitality industry, which has helped improve my knowledge vastly. With all modules in sync to current industry trends, I am well prepared to take on my new role.

Even though it has been 10 years since taking my Diploma, I managed to adapt well due to experienced and helpful lecturers who provided me with insightful advice and adequate guidance. The assignment-based curriculum consisted mostly of research and learning about current trends, which enabled me to widen my views on certain subject matters and pick up on ongoing issues.

I would highly recommend Northumbria University as its curriculum and flexibility of schedule is great for a working adult. In addition, its Degrees are recognised and come from a reputable University.

Yao Meng Qiao
Yao Meng Qiao
Client Advisor, Multinational Retailer
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with International Management (Top-up)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) As Northumbria University specialises in business management, I felt it would be beneficial to take up a programme with them for my career development. The modules were h..." Read More

Yao Meng Qiao

Client Advisor, Multinational Retailer

Yao Meng Qiao

Client Advisor, Multinational Retailer

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with International Management (Top-up)

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

As Northumbria University specialises in business management, I felt it would be beneficial to take up a programme with them for my career development. The modules were helpful, especially the Strategic Management and Leadership module which contained multiple case studies and team activities. It also required students to have good communication skills alongside data gathering and analysis capabilities.

Given the assignment-based nature of the programme, lecturers explained the module before we proceed with our research work. Classes were also made enjoyable by lecturers with a good sense of humour, and my friendly course mates who supported one another.

I would highly recommend Northumbria University if you are interested in upgrading your skills or looking to improve on your career prospects, especially since you can finish the programme in 16 months.

Tan Jac Sin Jessie
Tan Jac Sin Jessie
Asia Traffic Planner, Analog Devices International Inc.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) The emphasis on assignment-based learning by Northumbria University has allowed me to apply research of real-life examples towards my work, understand the pain points, an..." Read More

Tan Jac Sin Jessie

Asia Traffic Planner, Analog Devices International Inc.

Tan Jac Sin Jessie

Asia Traffic Planner, Analog Devices International Inc.

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

The emphasis on assignment-based learning by Northumbria University has allowed me to apply research of real-life examples towards my work, understand the pain points, and practice more in-depth and practical learning instead of purely theoretical learning. This helps to paint a better picture for the theories that I have learnt.

The modules were relevant to the actual situations and dynamics of the supply chain industry, especially in this rapidly changing era where the dynamics of geopolitical uncertainty in the advancing technological world has increased the industry’s complexity. The programme encourages collaboration between students over individual action.

Campus life started off stressful for me at first, but it got better after a while. With 4 semesters and 2 modules running concurrently, this has helped me with mastering my time management skills. Our lecturers were helpful and passionate about sharing their knowledge with us and delivered their classes with a good dose of humour.

I would definitely recommend this programme as Northumbria University is a reputable school with accredited programmes that are recognised globally, and I feel my time here was well-spent.

Rachel Yohannan
Rachel Yohannan
Sub-Editor, The Smart Local
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Public Relations (Top-up)
"Northumbria University Graduate (2019) I chose Northumbria University as their grading was purely assignment based, meaning only projects and essays to focus on instead of cramming for exams. Their Mass Communication Degree pro..." Read More

Rachel Yohannan

Sub-Editor, The Smart Local

Rachel Yohannan

Sub-Editor, The Smart Local

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Public Relations (Top-up)

Northumbria University Graduate (2019)

I chose Northumbria University as their grading was purely assignment based, meaning only projects and essays to focus on instead of cramming for exams. Their Mass Communication Degree programme was also well-known, and was a great choice for me as I have always wanted to be a writer and enjoy expressing myself through the written word.

The curriculum has taught me many things, such as Public Relations and Advertising, which simulate real-life experiences. Even though I am not in either of these sectors, it is good to know how they operate as it makes working with them much easier. The lecturers also had prior industry experience and shared their insights with us.

Our assignments required some critical thinking but with a flexible schedule, they were manageable without procrastination. I had ample time to work on these assignments and also take on freelance writing work, alongside other hobbies.

I would highly recommend the Northumbria University Mass Communication Degree programme given the unique competitive advantages it provides you. As you will complete it earlier compared to your peers, you can begin accumulating more work experience sooner.

Peh Kheng Kah, Celine
Peh Kheng Kah, Celine
Demand Planner, 3M
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) What attracted me to the programme was its focus on assignments and group projects. They were relevant to my course of study in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, ins..." Read More

Peh Kheng Kah, Celine

Demand Planner, 3M

Peh Kheng Kah, Celine

Demand Planner, 3M

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

What attracted me to the programme was its focus on assignments and group projects. They were relevant to my course of study in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, instead of the usual textbook and exams-focused learning experience found in other programmes.

The campus and administrative support were well-equipped to help maximise our learning experience. Our lecturers understood that we were fatigued adults attending class after work and made efforts to make classes interesting for us. The assignment-based curriculum also took learning out of the classrooms by encouraging us to be independent in our studies.

Through the discussion and research, I was able to deepen my understanding of the concepts, acquire relevant industry knowledge and also improve on my social skills. I would definitely recommend this programme to anyone who wants to open doors to career and progression opportunities.

Chan Shih Kiet
Chan Shih Kiet
Sales Manager, Global Mobile Company
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) Northumbria University was a natural choice for me as it holds Double AACSB Accreditations and offers a brisk curriculum which only takes 16 months to complete, allowing ..." Read More

Chan Shih Kiet

Sales Manager, Global Mobile Company

Chan Shih Kiet

Sales Manager, Global Mobile Company

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

Northumbria University was a natural choice for me as it holds Double AACSB Accreditations and offers a brisk curriculum which only takes 16 months to complete, allowing minimal disruption to my work.

In addition, the study schedule is convenient for working adults, with 2 to 3 classes weekly and the remaining days used for research and completion of the assignment. Even though it is a part-time programme, it is important to spend those non-school days for research. It was not easy but as I reflect, it was a fun experience nonetheless.

If you are looking for a programme that provides engaging lectures while allowing for flexibility of schedule, I highly recommend Northumbria University.

Programmes Offered

Accounting, Banking & Finance

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Business & Management

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Economics (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Human Resource Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with International Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Communication & Media

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Advertising (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Business (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Mass Communication with Public Relations (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Education & Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Childhood and Early Years Studies (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Guidance and Counselling (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology (Forensic Psychology) (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology (Clinical Psychology) (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Business with Tourism Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Master of Science in Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management
Level: Master's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Law & Criminology

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business (with Law) (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time