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Normally applications for Postgraduate and Post-experience courses are made direct to the University using the online application form; however, there are a few exceptions in areas such as law and teacher education.
- Law Professional Courses
For information about how to apply for a full-time Postgraduate Law Professional course; the Legal Practice Course (LPC), the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), please visit the Central Applications Board (for LPC/GDL) or Bar Standards Board (for BPTC) websites. (Part-time or distance learning professional law programmes use the standard university application form.)
- Graduate Teacher Training Courses
If you are a graduate or expect to complete your degree this year then you can apply through the Graduate Teacher Training Registry (GTTR) Clearing House for the Professional Graduate or Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses at Northumbria University. If you are not a graduate, you can apply through UCAS for an undergraduate degree course that provides Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or the Teaching Qualification (TQ).
(Please note - applicants to the Graduate Teacher Programme must apply via the TDA website.)
The GTTR institution code for Northumbria University is NORTH N77
Applicants apply via GTTR Apply wherever there is access to the internet, and full instructions and an online help facility is available. Application details can be checked and printed at any time, text for personal statements and references can be copied and pasted into applications from a word processing package, and applications can normally be processed by the relevant Clearing House within one working day once submitted. More details on apply can be found on the GTTR website.
If you wish to defer your entry, you should ensure you indicate this in section 3i of the application form. Full details of application deadlines and the application fee can be found on the GTTR website.
School-Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)
These courses are designed for graduates who want to complete their training in a school environment. Applications for these courses are made through GTTR.
- The GTTR institution code for the PGCE Secondary Education - Physical Education (North East Partnership) is NEP N55
- The GTTR institution code for the PGCE Secondary Education - Design and Technology (Northumbria Partnership) is NPART N76
- The GTTR institution code for the PGCE Health and Social Care (Northumbria Partnership) is NPART N76
Whilst most of our courses do not set an exact deadline for applications, you are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship or funding. Overseas students should submit applications to us by no later than 31 July for courses starting in early September or 1 December for courses that commence in January. This allows sufficient time to process our decision, for you to obtain visas and to organise your accommodation and travel arrangements.
Graduate Teacher Training Courses
Equal consideration is given to all applications received by GTTR by the main application deadline, details of all deadlines can be found on the GTTR website.
TDA will accept applications for Primary and Secondary non priority subjects until 7th January, however applications for Secondary priority subjects can be submitted after this deadline.
Law professional courses
For details about the selection and allocation process for the Law Professional courses please see the relevant website. For the Legal Practice Course (LPC)/Common Professional Examination and the Graduate Diploma in Law (CPE/GDL) courses www.lawcabs.ac.uk, and for the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) www.barcouncil.org.uk.
Most courses require at least one reference, but some may need two. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure Northumbria receives a satisfactory academic reference. If you have not been in education for a number of years, then a reference from your employer may be acceptable.
We try to reply to applicants as soon as possible but you should receive a response within 10 working days, and this will be one of the following.
- Conditional offer which will normally be upon the completion of your undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification and achieving a particular classification or grade. You will be required to send us a confirmation that you have passed your current degree course as soon as you receive notification to enable us to confirm your offer.
- Unconditional offer is made if you have already met the entry requirements of your chosen course
- Reject your application
You will be asked to confirm your acceptance in writing of any offer made.
Fairness and Transparency
The University is committed to a system of admissions that ensures fairness, transparency and equal opportunities within the legal framework of the UK and best practice. All reasonable effort will be made to ensure that no prospective or existing student is unreasonably treated less favourably on the grounds of age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital or parental/carer status, political belief or social or economic class, or any other type of discrimination.
Tuition Fee Assessment
Tuition fees are set at different levels for Home/EU and International Students. Before you begin your course the University must establish your tuition fee status. In many cases, the University will be able to make this assessment without requiring any additional information.
Guidance can be found on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website www.ukcisa.org.uk to help you understand how Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) make an assessment on your fee status.
Applicants who may not have the standard entry qualifications are welcome to apply and may be interviewed. Some courses will interview as part of the selection process. This applies particularly to courses in art and design, teaching and health.
Applicants for Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Primary (Early Years) and Social Work will be required to complete a health questionnaire. They may be required to attend for doctor or nurse assessment at the University Health Centre.
Prior to beginning their programme, all applicants to Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy are advised to start a course of Hepatitis B vaccinations, available from their own GP. In addition, Midwifery applicants must provide evidence before they commence training that they are immune to Hepatitis B or have Hepatitis B non-carried status.
Applicants to these courses who have had contact with MRSA in the previous 6 months may be asked to provide evidence that they are not colonised by submitting negative swabs results prior to commencement of training. Alternatively, they may be screened on commencement of the programme.
All applicants will receive vaccination screening at the University Health Centre on commencement of their programme.
Disclosure of Criminal Background
To help the University reduce the risk of harm or injury to any member of its community caused by the criminal behaviour of other students, it must know about any relevant criminal convictions an applicant has.
Relevant criminal convictions are only those convictions for offences against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature, and convictions for offences involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking. Convictions that are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) are not considered to be relevant and you should not reveal them.
If you are applying for courses in teaching, health, social work and courses involving work with children or vulnerable adults, you must complete the section of your UCAS application form entitled 'Criminal Convictions'. You must disclose any criminal convictions, including spent sentences and cautions (including verbal cautions) and bindover orders. Further information on how to complete this section is available from the UCAS booklet 'How to Apply'. For these courses, applicants are required to undergo police clearance for entry and will need to complete a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced disclosure form. The University will send you the appropriate documents to fill in if you are offered a place in the course. The University is a registered body with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
If you are convicted of a relevant criminal offence after you have applied, you must inform the university immediately. Do not send details of the offence; simply tell the University that you have a relevant criminal conviction. You may then be asked to supply more details.
Please note that the University follows anti-fraud procedures to detect and prevent fraudulent applications. If it is found that an applicant supplies a fraudulent application then it will be withdrawn.
The University reserves the right to cancel an application or withdraw any offer made if it is found that an application contains false, plagiarised or misleading information.
Northumbria welcomes enquiries and applications from disabled students whether disability is due to mobility or sensory impairment, specific learning difficulties, mental health issues or a medical condition. Applications from disabled students are processed in the usual way, but applicants should declare their disability at the application stage so that the University can contact them to assess how to meet any support needs they may have. Disabled applicants may be invited to visit the University so that this can be done in person.
To find out more contact:
Disability Support Team
Tel +44 (0)191 227 3849 or
Minicom +44 (0)191 222 1051
The University has a thriving overseas community and applications from International students are welcome. Advice on the suitability of overseas qualifications is available from:
(However, if you have already applied to Northumbria and have a query, please contact email@example.com or telephone 00 44 191 243 7906)
Provision of Information
The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants and enrolling students to provide additional information about any aspect of their application or enrolment. In the event of any student providing false or inaccurate information at any stage, and/or failing to provide additional information when requested to do so, the University further reserves the right to refuse to consider an application, to withdraw registration, rescind home fees status where applicable, and/or demand payment of any fees or monies due to the University.
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