We understand that it is important for you to have an idea of timetabling before you apply or arrive to help plan your time.

In this section, you can get an idea of your timetable as well as other information regarding timetables, classes and modules.

Please be aware the timetables provided below are samples, you will be given your actual timetable once you enrol.

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Sample timetables

Below we have provided some sample timetables for you to download.

Please note that this is a guide and is NOT your final timetable. We have provided this timetable to give you an idea of a typical week studying with us.

View Pre-Sessional English sample timetable View Top-Up sample timetables View Graduate Certificate sample timetable View Non-Computing Masters sample timetable View Computing Masters sample timetable

For information on our part-time courses, please visit the Part-Time Timetables page.

Your degree is made up of modules, these are classes which focus on a particular topic within your degree subject. Unless otherwise stated, all of your modules are core.

The majority of modules at Northumbria University London are worth 20, 40 or 60 credits. These credits go toward your final degree award. As a general rule, 1 UK credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Your degree programme may feature a 0 credit but compulsory module(s). These are designed to either:

  • Improve your English language skills
  • Improve your general academic skills
  • Prepare you for your dissertation, project or graduate life

You can view what modules are included in your programme on the course page.

Each module will feature different teaching methods. Generally, the core topics and subjects will be introduced and taught in lectures. Lectures typically have a larger number of students attending with a lecturer speaking.

The content of these lectures and surrounding reading are then discussed and debated in smaller and more interactive seminars.

Seminars are a more discussion oriented learning environment for more detailed exploration of issues covered in lectures. In seminars, you will engage in advanced study by exchanging information and holding discussions between you and your peers and you and your tutor.

Workshops provide an interactive learning environment, where you will integrate theory and practice. In workshops you will work on assigned tasks structured around solving real life problems.

Unscheduled independent learning aims to develop your ability for inquiry and critical evaluation by placing increased educational responsibility on you, aided by teaching staff. Independent learning is crucial at post-graduate level and vital for your career advancement.

Depending on what programme you are on, you may also be taught in tutorials or labs, where you will apply the course teachings in practical sessions.

To give you an idea of when teaching weeks will begin and end, as well as help plan your holidays, we have provided a rough guide of semester and holiday dates below.  


First term Second term Third term
25 September – 22 December 29 January – 26 March 09 April – 04 May

Assessment weeks

Assessment week 1 Assessment week 2
02 January – 12 January 07 May – 21 May

Please note that for those undertaking a dissertation and/or an Advanced Practice internship you will be expected to be working on this over the summer.

You will submit your dissertation and/or return to class in September.

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NSU London runs many student events throughout the year, from visits to famous landmarks to theatre trips and organising sports teams.

The NSU London page is regularly updated on upcoming events and further information.




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