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Why choose Postgraduate study at the University of Northampton?

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 with one of our popular Teacher Training and Education courses, or would simply like to continue to study a subject you love like our specialist Sport and Exercise MA/MSc. At Northampton you’ll find a wide range of subject areas to choose from.

Here at Northampton, our mission is to transform lives and inspire change. We aim to ensure your time at university is fulfilling, satisfying and enjoyable. We have exciting, industry-relevant courses, excellent and passionate lecturers, and a brand new campus which opened in 2018. In short, we care about making sure you have all the support you need on this important stage of your life.

Visit our dedicated Postgraduate study portal to discover our courses, along with the top reasons to choose Northampton as well as details on how to apply, fees and funding and upcoming events.

Postgraduate Funding Support

Did you know you may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,907? 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.

Why choose Postgraduate study at the University of Northampton?

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

Discover more about what we can do for you to support your employability prospects, our Changemaker status and what this means for you.


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. Discover more at our Research Hub.

“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

We’re proud to have been awarded Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), discover what it means for you

Next Steps

The best way to truly experience the University of Northampton is to visit us. If you can, please do attend one of our upcoming open days to see first-hand what we have to offer you.

Check out the subject areas and courses we offer.

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

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

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