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University of Northampton

Why choose Postgraduate study at the University of Northampton?

Welcome to the University of Northampton

Selecting the right postgraduate course for you is a key decision to make, whether you would like to enhance your career prospects through our unique MBA, require further qualifications for your chosen career, such as one of our popular PGCE courses, or would simply like to continue to study a subject you love like our specialist Serious Games MSc, at Northampton you’ll find a wide range of subject areas to choose from.

Visit our dedicated Postgraduate study portal to discover what courses we offer as well as details on how to apply, fees and funding, and upcoming events. Here you can also find out about life as a Postgraduate student from a student perspective, giving you unique insight into what it’s like to study at the University of Northampton.

Postgraduate Funding Support

Did you know you may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,280? We also have a number of scholarships and bursaries that our postgraduate students can apply for, plus University of Northampton alumni can apply for a 20% discount on course fees.

From research trips to conferences and events, the funding could really help add value to your studies.

Each scholarship has it’s own eligibility criteria, therefore we recommend that you visit our Bursaries, Scholarships and awards page for more information.

One of UK’s leading Universities for employability

Research shows that graduates with an MBA qualification significantly increase their earning potential and can make a return on investment of their tuition fees within a few years. (Source: Graduate Prospects).

Obtaining a postgraduate qualification can lead to promotion or generate a pathway into more senior roles, as well as creating an opportunity for those looking to change direction in their career. Whatever your course of study, our lecturers have strong links with industry and will engage you beyond the classroom and into professional environments. You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience and make valuable contacts, enhancing your career prospects.

"The course at the University of Northampton was fantastic, I’ve learnt a lot as well as being able to put large amounts of what I have learnt into practice. The support provided by the faculty was incredible and really helped me achieve my overall goal."

Hanifa Dungarwalla – MBA graduate

Find out more about what we offer on our Careers page.

Why choose Postgraduate study at the University of Northampton?


We are a changemaker university which means that the employability support we provide is different. We are part of an exclusive network of only 37 colleges and universities around the world that are recognised as Changemaker Campuses. If you’re looking to make a difference in the world or solve a social problem, we can offer the support so you can make this happen.

Find out more about what Changemaker means for you by watching our video below and by visiting our Changemaker page.

World-Leading Research

By studying with us you will have the benefit of academic staff who are true experts and active researchers in their field. Our staff and students undertake high-quality and impactful research projects across a broad range of disciplines, some of which has been officially recognised as ‘world-leading’, of ‘international excellence’ or ‘outstanding’ for their impact.

“In my role I visit universities all around the world and I have to say that the support and structures for research students and research supervisors at Northampton are some of the best I’ve seen.”  

Hugh Kearns, international expert on researcher development, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Gold rated teaching

The University of Northampton has been awarded Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), placing us in an elite group of only 42 higher education institutions in the UK to have been given the highest possible rating. By studying at Northampton, you will be choosing one of the best teaching universities in the UK.

Waterside Campus

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be, and that’s why we’ve decided to build a brand new campus. Join us and you will be in an exclusive number as one of the first students through the doors of Waterside Campus when it opens in September 2018.

Next Steps

Visit us at one of our Postgraduate events.

Check out the subject areas and courses we offer below.

For all the information you need to make your decision please visit our Postgraduate portal.

For further information please email: [email protected] or call one of our friendly team on 0300 303 2772.

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