International Education (Top-Up) (Hons), B.A. | University of Northampton | Northampton, United Kingdom
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International Education (Top-Up) (Hons)

12 months
14750 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The International Education (Top-Up) (Hons) programme offered at the University of Northampton focuses on a comprehensive awareness and understanding of Education and on English Language use and teaching in a global context. Through this course, you will develop your knowledge, skills and practice to a high level.


The International Education (Top-Up) (Hons) programme offered at the University of Northampton develops an understanding of theories of language acquisition and learning and their application. The Research Project allows you to show a comprehensive and critical understanding of your chosen topic focused on education and intercultural communication.

Course Details

This course gives you the opportunity to top-up HND/ or Diploma level qualifications (or equivalent) to a full honours degree. Students with a background in the following subjects will be considered: English, linguistics, applied linguistics, English language, Business English, English literature, TEFL, English and Education, Education studies, Early Childhood Studies, Intercultural communication.

Moreover, this course which will enable you to gain employment in a range of international educational contexts, from English Language teaching in schools, kindergartens to Educational Leadership, Education Consultancy and Teacher Training.

Course Highlights

  • Study English language with the key theoretical and practical issues involved in the field of TEFL or intercultural communication.
  • Opportunity to take the Cambridge English Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA).
  • Opportunity to visit local nurseries/pre-schools and have a ‘student buddy’ if choosing early years modules

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • English Use and Intercultural Communication (+ academic English)
  • English Language Teaching in International Contexts
  • Research Project
  • Educational Aims Values and Ethics
  • Professional Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Personal, Academic and Professional Development: Graduate Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are welcomed from students with a HND or equivalent qualification in one of the following subjects: English, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, English Language, Business English, English Literature, TEFL, English and Education, Education Studies, Early Childhood Studies, or Intercultural communication.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credit module
  • UK Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250
  • International Integrated Foundation Year: £14750

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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