In light of Covid-19, we have taken the decision to move the May 2020 intake to July 2020 for new International students. This is in recognition of the delays international students will face in completing visa processes. For new Home and EU applicants and continuing international students, the May 2020 intake will run as scheduled. However, these courses will initially be delivered online until a point where normal campus teaching can be resumed. Further information regarding online delivery is outlined below.

As such, as an applicant or offer holder, you therefore have a range of options and you should read these FAQs carefully.

If you feel unable to commence your studies In May or July 2020 or would prefer to wait until all classes are delivered on campus, you can choose to defer your course start date to September 2020 or January 2021, subject to normal campus teaching being resumed.

We would recommend that you then contact us as below, to discuss your options:

For International Students – 0191 204 8899
For Home and EU Students – +44 (0) 20 8003 6750

For all students

Yes. If you hold an offer for the May 2020 intake we will be in touch with you to confirm your preferred study options.

If by Friday 8th May 2020, you haven’t heard from us, or would like to ask questions not covered here, please contact:

For International Students – 0191 204 8899

For Home and EU Students – +44 (0) 20 8003 6750

Please continue to monitor these pages on our website for up to date information. Please also be assured we will be contacting you individually to make arrangements.

Yes. We are happy to defer you to a later intake to meet your own personal circumstances. We recognise that there is significant uncertainty with Covid-19 and are keen to support our applicants accordingly.

You will be given a range of options including starting in July 2020 or deferral to *September 2020, and January 2021 if this better meets your personal circumstances.

*Subject to the course being available in this intake.

Our approach to online learning goes beyond just providing you with material online or via the university’s virtual learning environment and e-library. Your teaching will include live online sessions to replace your lectures and seminars and you will have the opportunity to work online in small groups.

Our Learning On Demand system additionally allows you to log into a virtual PC which provides all the software you would have if you were sitting at a PC on campus. There will also be directed reading via our online library and use of video and podcast.

We also recognise that learning is also about having access to have individual discussions with your tutors. There will be opportunities for ongoing tutorials and regular online drop-in sessions to talk to your lecturers about how things are going, ask questions about your learning and share any worries you may have.

You will be provided with an individualised timetable for your online learning and induction to your programme and how to learn effectively online as part of induction.

No. It is likely some of your study will be online due to restrictions on being able to open our campuses at this time. As outlined in the previous question, we are providing an extensive online course option which is designed to mirror your experience in the classroom as closely as possible, including live lectures and access to all the same support services you would normally receive.

For International students

Our standard deposit refund policy which can be found on the Terms and Conditions of your Offer continues to apply and we will of course refund your deposit in those scenarios.

In addition, if you are adversely affected by Covid-19, which impacts your ability to meet the conditions of your offer or your entry to the UK due to travel restrictions, we will also refund your deposit and discuss possible deferral options with you.

UKCISA has a range of information and advice for International Applicants and Students, including a COVID-19 FAQ section which is regularly updated

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have decided to move the majority of the May intake to a late July start date. This may commence online.

We are aware that most visa centres are currently closed and therefore you cannot apply for a visa. We are monitoring UKVI information regularly and we will be in touch with you over the coming weeks to make sure you have up to date information and are ready to apply for your visa as soon as this changes and we resume on campus teaching.

The courses listed below are going to be delayed from May 2020 to July 2020.

  • MSc Business with International Management
  • MSc Business with International Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Financial Management
  • MSc Business with Financial Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Marketing Management
  • MSc Business with Marketing Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Human Resource Management
  • MSc Business with Human Resource Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Entrepreneurship
  • MSc Business with Entrepreneurship with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Business Analytics
  • MSc Business with Business Analytics with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • MSc Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc International Project Management
  • MSc International Project Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Cyber Security
  • MSc Cyber Security with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Cyber Security Technology
  • MSc Cyber Security Technology with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Computing and Technology
  • MSc Computing and Technology with Advanced Practice

The following courses are no longer available for the May intake:

  • MSc Digital Marketing
  • MSc Digital Marketing with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Luxury Brand Management
  • MSc Luxury Brand Management with Advanced Practice
  • BA Business Enterprise, Creation and Management (Top Up)

We will be in touch with you to offer you a deferral to the September 2020 or January 2021 intake. Should you not wish to take up this offer, a refund can be made as outlined in these FAQs.

We will be emailing you shortly to confirm whether you wish to defer your offer to the July 2020, September 2020 or January 2021 intake. We will need you to reply promptly, by email, to confirm your choice. We will issue an updated offer to you on the basis of your choice made. It is important you communicate your choice to us. We are unable to accept confirmation from any other representatives such as your family or agents.

If you have not heard from us by Friday 8th May 2020 please contact us on 0191 204 8899. Please have your application reference number (this starts with A19 or A20 and is on your offer letter), or your Student ID Number (which is a 6 digit number and may start with 19 or 20) to hand to help us locate your record quickly.

We are pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to study Pre-Sessional English (6 and 12 week options) and the Graduate Certificate course fully online. These courses will be available fully online for you to study from wherever you are in the world.

A CAS will not be required for these online courses.

For students wishing to join our online Pre-Sessional or Pre-Masters intakes, the application deadline is 1st May 2020. We are happy to consider new applications for the online only courses.

If you have applied to complete a Pre-Masters named programme, we will in touch with you by Friday 8th May 2020 to discuss your options. In this scenario you may change your offer to a Graduate Certificate in Business or defer your offer until September 2020 or January 2021.

Your Offer Letter will include your Target Course, which you can study on campus in London for your chosen Postgraduate programme, in time for our September 2020 or January 2021 intakes. This is providing you have met all outstanding condition(s) of your Offer.

These courses will run to the currently advertised start dates, but will be delivered online.

The Pre-Sessional English and Graduate Certificate courses will be available as both online and on campus options for the September intake so that you can select the most appropriate option for your personal circumstances.

Applications for the July (delayed from May) intake will be closed on 30th April 2020 including new applications for revised start dates to July. The July intake is being offered only to those who have applied to the London campus, hold offers or have paid deposits for the May 2020 intake prior to the 30th April 2020.

We have an extensive range of courses options for the September 2020 and January 2021 – applications for these intakes are open.

All Postgraduate courses will start on 27th July 2020. The latest date of enrolment for this intake is 3rd August 2020.

By running the intake in July to accommodate students who wanted to start in May, we have adjusted our timetable. This means that you cannot miss more than one week of the course to maximise your chances of success on the course. We will allow students to defer to September who cannot make this last date of enrolment, which will be strictly adhered to.

Our September intake is going ahead as planned. There may be slight changes to dates to allow additional travel time for you – we will communicate this to you if it changes. All courses and dates are scheduled to run as planned and we are continuingly reviewing the current situation in relation to Covid-19 and if there are any subsequent changes, we will advise you as soon as we possibly can.

Existing students progressing to their next course will be supported to do so. If you studied Pre-Sessional English or Pre-Masters options in January and are due to progress on to one of the programmes listed below for the May intake, you will be able to do so assuming successful completion of your course. These courses will be offered fully online until a point when normal on campus teaching is allowed to resume. If you are unable to commence your online studies at this time you can choose to take a break in study. Our Ask4Help team can support you with this. Please contact them via the Student Portal.

Progression programmes starting in May:

  • MSc Business with International Management
  • MSc Business with International Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Financial Management
  • MSc Business with Financial Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Marketing Management
  • MSc Business with Marketing Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Human Resource Management
  • MSc Business with Human Resource Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Entrepreneurship
  • MSc Business with Entrepreneurship with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Business Analytics
  • MSc Business with Business Analytics with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • MSc Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Digital Marketing
  • MSc Digital Marketing with Advanced Practice
  • MSc International Project Management
  • MSc International Project Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Cyber Security Technology
  • MSc Cyber Security Technology with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Computing and Technology
  • MSc Computing and Technology with Advanced Practice

We are aware that many applicants are unable to book tests. Northumbria accepts a wide variety of English tests and exemptions that may offer an alternative, including the QA Higher Education English test.

If you have specific questions about evidencing your English language, please contact us directly and we can discuss your options with you.

You can also find Covid-19 updates through the following links:

Yes. Our accommodation support team will be happy to help.

You can find much more information on the QA Higher Education website here.

If you would like to speak to someone, please contact QAHE.accommodation@qa.com or 0203 6276101.

Recognising that some or all of your study will be online you will need to access the University’s resources via internet. As such you should have access to a computer (desktop/laptop) that is less than 5 years old alongside speakers/headphones/earbuds for listening to audio or videos presented and a webcam. Google Chrome is our preferred internet browser although others can be used. You should have access to a stable internet connection of 56K or greater. The University Student Desktop will provide access to core software required and a Student edition of Microsoft Office 365 can also be downloaded free of charge.

For Home students

Yes – this intake is going ahead as planned, albeit starting fully online. These courses already include a significant amount of blended content and support. The last date of enrolment will be 25th April 2020. If you are unable to commence your online studies at this time or do not wish to study online you can choose to defer your studies to July 2020 or September 2020. Please contact the Admissions Team at pt.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk

Yes – this intake is going ahead as planned. It already includes a significant amount of blended content and support. If we need to move these courses to start fully online we will advise you nearer the time. You can find relevant dates here.

The following courses are going ahead in May for Home and EU students to join.

  • MSc Business with International Management
  • MSc Business with International Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Financial Management
  • MSc Business with Financial Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Marketing Management
  • MSc Business with Marketing Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Human Resource Management
  • MSc Business with Human Resource Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Entrepreneurship
  • MSc Business with Entrepreneurship with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Business Analytics
  • MSc Business with Business Analytics with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • MSc Business with Hospitality and Tourism Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Digital Marketing
  • MSc Digital Marketing with Advanced Practice
  • MSc International Project Management
  • MSc International Project Management with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Cyber Security Technology
  • MSc Cyber Security Technology with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Computing and Technology
  • MSc Computing and Technology with Advanced Practice

You should be aware that all of your course will be delivered online until we are able to resume normal classroom teaching.

If you would prefer to defer to a later intake, please contact us on
+44 (0) 20 8003 6750

Yes. Our September intake is going ahead as planned. All courses and dates are scheduled to run as planned. We continue to monitor the situation with Covid-19 and will update you with any necessary changes

We will deliver your course online and return you to face to face classes as soon as government and medical advice allows us to do so.

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