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University of Northampton


  • The University of Northampton has been given the Gold Award in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating possible which places it among the elite of the UK’s higher education institutions.
  • The University of Northampton has rocketed into the Top 50 UK University for Business, Management and Marketing (by subject) – Guardian University Guide 2016
  • The Northampton Business School at the University of Northampton has been nominated by the TIMES Higher Education (the prime HE publication in the UK and part of The Times group) for Outstanding Business School of the year now for 2013, 2014 and 2015: unprecedented 3 years in a row. (Only six UK business schools are nominated annually of the 120+ in existence.)
  • The University of Northampton is ahead of the national average in the annual National Student Survey (NSS) with 90% overall satisfaction for Business and Administrative Studies.
  • Ranked in the Top 20 for International student satisfaction (International Student Barometer Survey).

Postgraduate Programmes

The University of Northampton has over 350 courses for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in a range of subjects. Currently the student body is around 14,000 students with 1,500 staff members. The University is home to two award-winning campuses (Avenue & Park) which houses four major faculties: Health & Society, Education & Humanities, Business & Law and Arts, Science & Technology.

Northampton is in the heart of England and is the fastest growing town in the UK with around 250,000 residents. Northampton is a modern, bustling town centre surrounded by a beautiful countryside and is steeped in history. Within Northamptonshire we have “Silverstone – The British Formula One circuit” with many international companies based here including Carlsberg, Weetabix, Avon Cosmetics, Nationwide and Barclaycard.

The University is ranked Number 1 for employability in the UK - this is defined by the 95% of the graduates who were either in employment or further study after six months of graduating. The University is proud of the current alumni working for international organisations throughout the world as well as undergraduate placements that have been arranged with global companies including TESCO, IBM and Volkswagon.

The University of Northampton provides foundation degrees (FdSc and FdA), HNDs, Bachelor Degrees (BA/BSc/LLB – Single or Joint Honours with oppportunities for a ‘sandwich year’), Top-up degrees, taught and research postgraduate qualifications (MA/MSc/LLM/Mphil/PhD).

Professional recognition with the Northampton Business School MBA (with CIPS accreditation)


Employers and industry leaders continue to look to individuals who can demonstrate their continued commitment to acquiring industry specific knowledge. Membership of internationally recognised professional bodies is therefore an important consideration in building a successful career. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) have accredited our MBA programme; whilst you are studying you can join as a Student Member becoming an Affiliate Member and then Member (MCIPS).

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