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The University’s online learning programmes are flexible, so enable you to balance study with your work and home commitments.

Our programme structure and learning materials enable you to study at your own convenience and develop your own study schedule in order to meet the assignment deadlines.  You will study independently and be required to read around your subjects, research topics, look for relationships between different elements studied and solve problems.

Our programmes have been designed to provide you with the skills that global businesses demand. The knowledge that you gain during your studies will help you in your current role and future career.


We support our students’ learning online, whether they are based in the UK or anywhere in the world. You will have access to a wide range of support and resources during your studies, including:

Tutors to hand

Throughout the duration of your studies, you will have access to a dedicated course tutor. Your Course Tutor will oversee your studies and ensure that the resources are in place to deliver the programme effectively.   Your tutor will support you if there are personal issues or if there are problems that your module tutors cannot resolve.

You will also have Module Leaders will be able to help you with specific queries about the modules on which you are enrolled. This is the person to consult if you have specific study difficulties with the module, for example, you might not fully understand the assessment requirements for the module, or have difficulties obtaining reading material.

A modern working environment

All learning materials will be provided electronically and you will have access to a wide range of learning resources including e-books, videos and electronic materials through the Virtual Learning Environment. Your assessed work will be submitted and graded online, so you will be able to see your grades and feedback immediately wherever you are in the world. It is important that you have a computer and an adequate internet connection for your studies.

This is provided through NILE – Virtual Learning Environment – test your compatability.

You will also have access to a wide range of e-books, journals and other materials from the library. This can all be accessed remotely via NILE, so you can use our library online from your own PC, laptop or tablet.

Alumni Association

Upon graduation, you will become a member of the University of Northampton Alumni Association, a global network of more than 50,000 international alumni.

If you are already an alumni you are entitled to receive a discount of 10% for online learning courses. Contact us to find out more about the Alumni Association.

You can also be part of the Student’s union.