Newman has a range of full-time and part-time learning undergraduate single and joint honours degree courses and Initial Teacher Education degrees. All degrees at Newman give you the opportunities to gain graduate level work experience during your studies. You can search for Courses by Subject to find the course you are interested in.
Newman offers a range of Postgraduate Courses in a number of subjects and postgraduate teacher education courses for both primary and secondary level education. See also our Taught Higher Degrees.
Newman is developing its research culture at postgraduate level. These degrees are gained by in-depth research leading to the development of a thesis. Following several years of study, either full or part-time, a PhD thesis will normally be in the range of 40,000-80,000 words and be original research which adds to knowledge in the field. You will be given appropriate support and research training by experienced supervisors, both at Newman and the University of Leicester (awarding body). Current areas for full-time and part-time research students include:
- Education and Professional Studies
- Early Childhood Education and Care
- Creative Arts
- Physical Education & Sports Studies
Full-time Research Studentships are occasionally offered by Newman.
The Foundation Degree is aimed at those who wish to combine study with work and make useful connections between the two. Newman was among the first higher education institutions to design a Foundation Degree, and is building on that success with a range of new programmes designed to meet the needs of working people.
Foundation degrees are equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate degree, and normally take three years to complete part-time. Designed in consultation with employers they give students the relevant skills and knowledge required by employers in specific fields, whilst also encouraging appropriate skills such as research and evaluation necessary for higher level work.
Newman has significant expertise in the development and delivery of foundation degrees, and works in partnership with employers, government bodies and regulatory organisations, as well as further education partners, to ensure students are equipped with a wide range of generic workplace skills and sector specific knowledge and understanding to become leaders in their chosen field.
Many students who would not consider themselves eligible for higher education, often find that a foundation degree gives them the welcome and support that they need. The focus is on combining study with work and making useful connections between the two.
Newman offers a number of short courses to develop your skills and expertise.