Have any questions about studying with QA Higher Education and Northumbria University London? Below you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Why partner with Northumbria University?
QA Higher Education is the London Campus Partner of Northumbria University. Our partnership enables us to deliver internationally recognised and highly applied part-time degrees to working professionals based in and around London. All our programmes are validated by Northumbria University and are taught by QA Higher Education and University staff. This ensures that you get the best mix of academic as well as practitioner education in which to benefit your future prospects. For more information on Northumbria University click here
Where is the London Campus based?
Our London Campus is based in the heart of London’s square mile 5 minutes from Liverpool Street Station, nestled amongst financial institutions, corporate headquarters and plenty of bars and cafes. Our address is: 110 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7HT. View our virtual campus tour here.
What can I study at Northumbria University? How do I find course information?
Northumbria University offers 5 part-time programmes at our London campus. All our Masters are all taught over 15-18 weekend blocks spread over the 2 years. Have a look on our programme pages to see what you might be interested in and if any of these match your career choices. Our available programmes include:
Can I visit the campus? Is there an open day for postgraduates?
Our monthly London Campus Open Day is the perfect opportunity for you to book a 1:1 session with one of our Learning Advisors and receive a tour of the campus you will be learning in. Our Learning Advisors are onsite throughout the week so if you cannot make an Open Day, you can still book a separate session convenient for you.
What are the entry requirements? Am I eligible to apply?
Each of our programmes have individual entry criteria, the details of which are available on each programme page. If you are still unsure if you are eligible to apply, please get in contact with our Learning Advisors or send us your CV and we will be able to guide you. Each application is approved by Northumbria University individually and your full academic and working background is taken into consideration. As such you do not need an undergraduate degree to be eligible for our programmes.
How much are the programmes?
The price of our Masters degrees vary with each programme. Have a look at our programme page to find out the exact prices for each course.
What finance options available to me?
We offer all self-sponsored non-postgraduate loan students an interest free payment plan after payment of their deposit. Postgraduate loans are available for the Academic Year 2016/17 and are open to all UK and EU students studying any postgraduate degree. This is a loan of up to £10,280 and loan repayment rates are set at 6% of your annual income over £21,000. Full payment discounts are also available if you wish to pay for your programme in full. Your current employer may also sponsor you to study for a Masters with us, contact our team to find out more.
When does the programme start each year?
Each programme has three intakes; January, May and September. This excludes MSc Web and Mobile Development Technologies which only has a September intake.
Where do the lectures take place?
All lectures take place at Northumbria University London’s Campus, ideally located 5 minutes from Liverpool Street Station. The exact address is 110 Middlesex Street, E1 7HT, London.
How experienced are the programme lecturers?
Our Masters programmes are delivered by a mix of leading academics and industry experts. View our Faculty page for full professional and academic profiles.
How do I apply for postgraduate study?
Most of our programmes are available to apply online directly with Northumbria University. You can also apply by downloading a PDF application form. Our Learning Advisors are available to assist you through the application process and answer any questions you may have.
How long before the enrolment date do I need to apply?
The application deadlines for the part-time programmes are listed on our Admissions page. It is advisable that you apply as soon as possible for your chosen programme and intake to avoid disappointment. If you pay your deposit early, you could be eligible for an early application discount.
Is there an application fee?
To process your application we require a £450 booking fee. After you are accepted onto your chosen programme you are then required to pay your remaining deposit of £2000 before your programme induction if you are a self-sponsored student. Contact us for more information if you intend to apply for the Postgraduate Loan or seek sponsorship from your employer.
I have not got an undergraduate degree – am I eligible for any programmes?
Mature applicants lacking standard academic qualifications may be considered for entry if s/he has demonstrable experience in their chosen area of study and is able to fulfil the objectives of the programme. If you are at all unsure of your eligibility, please send us your CV and we will call you to discuss further.
What documents do I need to submit with my application?
For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:
How long will it take before I receive a decision on my application?
Applications can take up to 10 working days to be approved if you submit all your documents with your submission.
What are the tuition fees? When do I pay?
The tuition fees vary for each programme. Have a look at the instalment plan to find out when you have to pay each instalment.
What funding is available?
For the Academic Year 2016/17, the Government will be providing a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) up to the value of £10,280 for UK and EU students. If you enter either full-time or part-time postgraduate study after the 1 of August 2016, you could be eligible to receive this funding. To find out more about Postgraduate Loans visit the UK Government website.