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Whether you are 18 or 80, wanting to enhance your career prospects, head off in a new direction or just looking for something to study in your spare time, we believe we can offer you something of interest.

Northumbria University has a wide range of part-time provision which includes taught courses and research programmes. When you have work or other commitments, a flexible learning approach to study is important. Use this page to find out what Northumbria can offer you.

 The right direction for career development, through Part-time Study

Naomi Harling"With my degree and my teaching certificate, I feel I am at an advantage to take my work further at a professional level..."
Naomi Harling, HEFC Full Award Course and PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training

Click here to find out more about Naomi and gain an insight into what you can expect while studying a HEFC validated by Northumbria University.


Over 150 part-time courses are easily accessible from our online course directory. View the modules, check the fees and even apply directly from your selected course entry.

Research Programmes
The University offers both Doctor of Philosophy degrees (PhDs) and Professional Doctorate awards on a part-time basis. Information for prospective postgraduate research students is provided by our Graduate School

You can order a part-time prospectus through the Northumbria Enquiry Service. Once registered you can also receive alerts for Open Days and events such as online chat opportunities.

Apply Now
Applications for the majority of part-time programmes should be made directly to the University (the Bar Professional Training Course and NEBOSH qualifications are the only exceptions). Applications forms can be accessed through the online directory or downloaded here (pdf). Visit our How to Apply section for further information.

The University organises events throughout the year to give you the opportunity to find out more about part-time study at Northumbria. For further information, please contact the Student Recruitment Team on +44 (0)191 227 4323 or visit our Northumbria Enquiry Service page.