Part-time Undergraduate Degrees

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Last Updated: January 23rd 2018

Newman has developed a range of part-time flexible learning undergraduate degrees which take as little as one extra year to complete compared to a full-time undergraduate degree. Students studying flexibly can make significant savings compared to the total cost of a full-time degree.

How do part-time degree courses work?
As a part-time student, you choose how many modules to study each year (up to a maximum of 6). To qualify for a student tuition fee loan (see below) you will need to choose at least 4 modules. A normal 3 year degree will take 4.5 years to complete if you take 6 modules per year and 6 years to complete if you take 4 modules per year.

When will I be taught?
You will be taught alongside full-time students, usually between 9.15am-6pm (these courses are not normally taught during the evening). You will normally be required to attend for between 2-2.5 days per week and are able to access the same support, resources and extra-curricular activities (such as sports teams and societies) as full-time students.

What are the entry requirements?
Entry requirements for part-time courses are the same as for full-time courses. You will need a UCAS tariff of between 88-112 UCAS points (dependant upon the course applied for), including at least two A2 Levels at minimum grades of C or equivalent; or Distinction Merit Merit at BTEC. Additional entry requirements differ by course so please refer to individual course pages for specific requirements. For alternative qualifications please see our entry requirements page.

How much will it cost and what funding is available?
As a part-time student, you will be able to access tuition fee loans for the full cost of your degree, but will not be able to access maintenance loans. Tuition fees for flexible learning courses cost £4,950 (2017/2018) per year for the first 4 years of a 4.5 year course, saving over £7,500 on the total cost of a full-time degree. Studying flexibly also enables you to minimise the loans required to study and contribute to your living costs by working longer hours than full-time students.

How do I apply?
If you wish to join a part-time undergraduate course offered by Newman University, please download and complete an application form, including details of your existing academic qualifications (or those due to be completed by August 2018). You will also need to include two references (from referees who know you academically or professionally) using the reference form. If you have any queries regarding the course or the admissions process, please email

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