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

University Recognition and Memberships

Professional Recognition & Membership

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
  • Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • EPAS Accreditation
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • The Institute of Data & Marketing  (IDM)
  • Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) – NBS is recognised as a Centre of Excellence
  • 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
Candy Wang
Candy Wang
Senior Category Support Executive, Heinemann Asia Pacific
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Management (Top-up)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) Northumbria University was my choice as it offered a Degree programme I could complete within 18 months with a mostly assignment-based grading. Most classes we..." Read More

Candy Wang

Senior Category Support Executive, Heinemann Asia Pacific

Candy Wang

Senior Category Support Executive, Heinemann Asia Pacific

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

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

Northumbria University was my choice as it offered a Degree programme I could complete within 18 months with a mostly assignment-based grading. Most classes were held on weekday evenings, which made it possible for me to manage both work and studies with ease.

As a Senior Category Support Executive at Heinemann Asia Pacific, the modules covered were comprehensive, relevant and applicable to my job scope. Prior to taking this Degree, I was having difficulty entering the travel retail industry as I had no experience and lacked academic credentials.

My Degree in Business Management has enabled me to fulfill my dream to work in this sector, as well as empowered me with better knowledge and, subsequently, greater involvement in my company’s projects, helping my career growth.

Vicnesh s/o Mathavan
Vicnesh s/o Mathavan
Senior Executive, Pre-School Services
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Studies and Guidance and Counselling (Top-up) (Teach-out)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) As Northumbria University is recognised for their outstanding teaching, I felt confident about pursuing my Degree here. The lecturers are experts in their resp..." Read More

Vicnesh s/o Mathavan

Senior Executive, Pre-School Services

Vicnesh s/o Mathavan

Senior Executive, Pre-School Services

Programme taken: Private: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Studies and Guidance and Counselling (Top-up) (Teach-out)

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

As Northumbria University is recognised for their outstanding teaching, I felt confident about pursuing my Degree here. The lecturers are experts in their respective professional fields who share their experiences and knowledge with us relating to childhood studies.

Changing childhoods is one of the relevant modules applicable to my current job. It explores the experiences of children and shapes the perspective that they are to be protected, loved and respected. My Degree helps me analyse these concepts of children and youths which are held by society, as a whole. Such concepts are likely to be engrained in people’s minds and possibly translate into policies that directly impact the youth. Through understanding children, it empowers us to care for them.

This programme serves as a stepping-stone for those who wish to work with children and youths, and expands one’s career opportunities in the education sector.

Hadri Yeo
Hadri Yeo
Operations Executive at Established Logistics Company
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) This Degree has been vital in opening up new opportunities for me, and would provide a boost in my career progression to management level and beyond.  The assi..." Read More

Hadri Yeo

Operations Executive at Established Logistics Company

Hadri Yeo

Operations Executive at Established Logistics Company

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

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

This Degree has been vital in opening up new opportunities for me, and would provide a boost in my career progression to management level and beyond.  The assignment based learning approach helped bridge the huge academic learning gap from Diploma to Degree. Several modules have proven extremely useful and ideal for my role as an Operations Executive, where I work towards optimising productivity for a cohesive operation.

With its experienced lecturers and a well-balanced curriculum, my Northumbria University education at Kaplan has allowed me to simultaneously manage my assignments and work. In addition to its easily accessible location, Kaplan’s renowned reputation was a major factor for me when deciding on which institution to enrol in. I have since recommended fellow colleagues to enrol in this programme, as I believe it will aid in their career advancement.

Chai Ming Hui
Chai Ming Hui
Area Sales Manager, WIKA Instrumentation Pte Ltd
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with International Management (Top-up)
"Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019) I chose Northumbria University as I like the assignment-based curriculum where we are assessed mostly through projects and presentations. It helps enhance my a..." Read More

Chai Ming Hui

Area Sales Manager, WIKA Instrumentation Pte Ltd

Chai Ming Hui

Area Sales Manager, WIKA Instrumentation Pte Ltd

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

Northumbria University 1st Class Honours Graduate (2019)

I chose Northumbria University as I like the assignment-based curriculum where we are assessed mostly through projects and presentations. It helps enhance my analytical and critical thinking skills in order to complete the assignments. This Degree only takes 18 months to complete and fits within my schedule with minimal disruption.

Northumbria University’s engaging lecturers have prior industry experience and are willing to share their insights with us, and I strongly believe that Northumbria Degree holders have better opportunities for career progression.

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.

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