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Northumbria's international reputation as a leading British university is the result of a distinctive combination of outstanding academic research and teaching, innovative programmes, traditional values and social and cultural diversity. Both research-engaged and business-focused, it has an expanding multicultural learning community, with excellent links with education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Northumbria University has:

  • Over 3,200 international students
  • Students from over 100 countries
  • Over 100 university partners worldwide
  • Opportunities to study abroad 
  • International partnerships and networks
  • Internationally renowned educational consultants

Partnership working with other institutions around the world enables Northumbria to provide outstanding learning for students within and outside the UK and to undertake internationally excellent and world-leading teaching and research. Franchising is the process by which Northumbria University authorises an approved partner institution to deliver (and sometimes assess) part or all of an approved University of Northumbria at Newcastle programme, which leads to a university award. The department has run for numerous years successful franchise programmes particularly in Singapore, at Kaplan Higher Education Institute and the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) where we offer:

  • BA (Hons) Childhood & Early Years Studies
  • BA (Hons) Guidance & Counselling
  • Masters of Public Health (MPH)
  • MSc Healthcare Management

Numerous students at Kaplan and MDIS have graduated from these and similar programmes. The MPH & MSc Healthcare Management both attract a number of international students. Come and join us and fulfil your potential and dreams!

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