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Northumbria offers over 200 taught postgraduate courses on its Newcastle campuses, some of which are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis. Students can choose from a wide range of MA, MSc, MArch, MRes, and LLM courses. Further courses offered on the London campus and on the Amsterdam campus cover Business, International Relations and Project Management subjects.
The majority of the university’s master’s courses last one year full-time and two years part-time. However, a number of courses also come with an Advanced Practice or Study Abroad option. These two-year full-time courses provide students with the opportunity to put what they have learnt into practice through a 3-4 month work placement, study abroad placement, or a research study project in their second year.
Students also have significant control over how and what they learn, and can tailor their learning experience by choosing which modules and projects they undertake and the topic of their final dissertation or project.
Students are taught by experts in their field, who remain active researchers and continue to develop their own expertise through collaborations with industry. Teaching is conducted through seminars, lectures, and practical sessions such as workshops and project work.
Students who choose to undertake a research degree at Northumbria will be joining fellow researchers in tackling some of the world’s biggest and most pressing challenges and in making some of the world’s most important discoveries. They are currently using their research to help people live longer and healthier lives and protect the planet.
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 60% of the university’s research was deemed to be internationally excellent (3*) or world-leading (4*), putting it in the top 50 in the UK for research power.
The university currently offers a wide range of research degrees, including Master of Research (MRes), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degrees. PhDs and MRes courses allow students to undertake an individual programme of original research development in their chosen field of study, whereas DBAs or Professional Doctorates offer students the chance to develop their professional skills and understanding of practice.
Research students work alongside and are supervised by academics who are leaders in their field and genuinely passionate about their subject. They will share their own experience and knowledge, and work with students to develop their own knowledge and research skills. They will challenge students to question the status quo, to look at problems in new ways, to utilise innovative methods, and to justify their research conclusions.
Northumbria offers postgraduate courses that are delivered via distance learning, covering a range of subject areas including Business, Computer Science, English, History, Law, PGCE, Project Management, and Psychology.
Courses are flexibly designed to support learning at a pace that suits a busy lifestyle. Students will be taught by the same expert academic staff as students on campus and many of the university’s online courses are professionally accredited.
Students on distance learning courses will have access to the eLearning Portal, a virtual learning environment with a wide range of interactive tools and learning resources. Through this portal, students can take part in virtual lectures, seminars, and debates with academics and fellow students. They can also access online presentations, eBooks and documents, and quizzes and activities.
All students will be fully supported throughout their online courses by a programme leader, programme administrator, and individual module tutors, who will be easily accessible via the eLearning Portal and can help on a wide range of academic issues.
Distance learning students are also allowed to access all of the on-campus facilities, including the library and the Students’ Union building. They can also request face-to-face meetings with student support services or their academic tutor.
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