Courses by subject

Subject Areas

Explore your academic interests and career aspirations through UON’s breadth of subjects, range of elective courses and history of interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

Courses A-Z

Subject List

Accounting and Finance

Studying one of our Accounting and Finance degrees at the University of Northampton will see you develop excellent problem-solving skills and provide you with industry desired analytical skills. Many of our courses offer professional accreditation which are seen as regulators in their respective Accounting and Finance industries.

Advertising and Marketing

The marketing and advertising challenges of the future encompass the rise of technology, global competition, fast-changing consumer trends and managing the entire customer experience. Our choice of marketing and advertising courses will equip you with all the knowledge and skills you need to pursue your career ambitions.

Art and Design

Feed your passion for the arts at UON, where you'll learn in a supportive and professional workshop and studio environment. Whatever course you choose, we provide plenty of hands-on project work and the chance to explore your abilities, ready for your future career. You can choose to specialise in various modern and popular forms of art and design.

Biological Sciences

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Biological Sciences offer the hands-on practical learning required to give you true insight into life as a scientist. You will learn in industry-standard laboratories which are designed to equip you with the practical knowledge and experience needed for a career in the field of science.

Business Management and Entrepreneurship

The University of Northampton business degrees will equip you with all the skills you need to achieve your career prospects and stand out to potential employers. Whether you are joining us as an undergraduate or looking to advance your knowledge with our postgraduate programmes, our wide range of business degrees are sure to appeal to you.

Computer Science

From virtual reality and gaming to web design and security – our courses will help you develop the key skills essential for career enhancement and progression, to ensure that you excel in whichever career you choose to enter. We offer flexible, part-time and full-time, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to help you develop key computing skills.

Continuing Professional Development CPD

Continuous professional development (CPD) in healthcare is fundamental for healthcare practitioners. CPD programmes are a great way enable you to learn new skills, progress into specialisms or take on new responsibilities. You can further advance your skills by studying a postgraduate course, single module or attending a short study skills session.

Criminology and Policing

Our degrees in criminology, policing and criminal justice will allow you to explore your interests in crime prevention, investigations, criminological questions, and human behaviour in a variety of disciplines. Through practical and theoretical methods you will gain the expertise and skills needed to embark on your chosen career.

E-sports and Game Development

Our E-sports and Game Development courses are offered as flexible, part-time and full-time, undergraduate programmes to help you develop keys skills. This undergraduate portfolio of Games programmes covers all aspects of the game creation; from programming the operation of games, to creating the design and digital artwork that players interact with.

Economics, Politics, and International Relations

From tackling real-world economic challenges, to exploring contemporary issues such as threats to global security and the changing nature of international co-operation and power alignments. Our degrees will allow you to explore global issues from a wide range of sectors and provide you with the analytical skills to understand them.

Education and Teacher Training

Our education and teacher training courses are delivered by experienced tutors and practicing teachers to ensure you gain all the insight and knowledge you need to thrive in this dynamic and rewarding field. Choose from a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including initial teacher training qualifications and PGCE courses.


Engineering is an evolving sector that needs engineers with a wide variety of knowledge and skills. You will become immersed in our engineering labs using specialist technology, including computer simulation tools, and a mechanical and embedded system design. Our staff have significant industrial experience and use the latest teaching technology.

Events Management, Hospitality, and Tourism

Our courses have been specifically designed to meet the needs of industry. The Events Management, Hospitality, and Tourism industries are dynamic sectors and graduates from our courses are equipped with the creative management skills and knowledge to allow you to adapt and be successful in these diverse business environments.

Geography and Environmental Science

Build an understanding of the physical and human factors that impact our environment daily. Discover why the environment has become a major international talking point in recent times and how you can help shape the conversation for future generations. Your lecturers are well respected and vastly experienced in their specialist fields.

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is attractive to those who wish to study business and have a particular interest in the people who work for organisations. Our Human Resource Management programmes integrate business issues with the management of people, helping you apply your learning to real life scenarios. Some of our courses offer CIPD accreditation.


Our Humanities degrees will allow you to explore literature and history from the past through to the present day. Our lecturers are active researchers, who are publishing in their specialist fields, offering expert teaching in subjects ranging from Shakespeare to Victorian literature, and issues and topics in British, European and World history.


UON’s Law degrees provide flexible and innovative pathways for various academic interests and professional goals required for a successful law career. Our undergraduate programmes are designed to support students into the law profession of their choice, whether that be in a traditional or non-traditional setting, or at an accelerated pace.

Leather and Fashion

Our Leather and Fashion courses have a range of degrees and professional courses, where you will develop an expertise in the technical practical skills. As the UK’s only university to integrate leather technology with fashion, marketing, and environmental concerns we are proud to house an on-campus tannery and laboratories for leather making.

Master of Business Administration

Our MBAs are designed to provide you with management skills that global businesses demand. The structure combines the study of critical business areas and leadership skills with additional recognition, qualifications and activities. Develop professional practice by collating modules that cover the essential understanding of business.

Media and Journalism

Explore media production through masterclasses with industry practitioners and benefit from broadcast recording equipment and editing facilities. Learn from the best in the business as you are mentored by experienced media industry figures and ply your trade in a state-of-the-art TV and Radio recording studios here on our campus.

Music and Arts

Through our portfolio of music and performing arts programmes we develop your raw talent and focus your direction towards a career in the arts. Whether it is acting on stage or screen, voice-over work, collaborative performances, devising your own stage play or recording and producing your own song or composition, we have the course for you.

Nursing and Midwifery

We have a strong healthcare provision of pre-registration and post-registration Nursing and Midwifery programmes. Training that provides knowledge needed for a career in NHS healthcare, private and volunteering sectors. Taught by qualified academic tutors with expertise in clinical and academic fields, our programmes focus on practice-based placement learning and teaching.

Project Management and Logistics

Our Project Management and Logistics programmes provide applicants with the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in business. Our programmes integrate business issues with the management of people and projects and studying at university level will allow you to quickly and effectively contribute to organisations in these growing sectors.

Public and Professional Healthcare

Our healthcare courses promote advanced knowledge of public and professional health. Studying with UON will equip you with the knowledge and skills that you will require for professional practice through combining the theoretical study with hands-on learning in the University’s specialist labs and practical settings across public, private and independent sectors.

Social Work and Social Care

Social Workers and social care professionals deal with some of the most vulnerable people in society. This hugely rewording career offers a variety of roles in the sector, giving you an opportunity to explore different career paths. Our programmes can pave the way for you to become a registered Social Worker or a Health and Social Care professional.

Sociology, Psychology, and Counselling

Our choice of sociology, psychology and counselling degrees offer a look into the unique nature of the human complex and behaviour. You will gain an understanding of how the human mind approaches decision-making, exploring their own emotions and analysing their actions is valuable knowledge to those wanting to gain a career in counselling and a profession in the social sciences.

Sport Sciences

Our Sport Sciences courses focus on the scientific, health and business principles that underpin the sport and exercise industry, including psychology and coaching. During your studies you can make use of our purpose-built laboratories and sports zone on campus to develop your knowledge and understanding of the key issues within their field of sport and exercise science.


Starting your studies from a strong position can shape future success. With our experienced teaching staff immersing you in your chosen subject from day one, you’ll be working on projects that will give you practical insight which will stay with you throughout your learning journey and long after you graduate.


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