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List of Approved institutions

List of Approved institutions

Top-up degrees

The iconic King’s College Chapel of the University of Cambridge (centre), built between 1441 and 1515

Durham Castle, a building of Durham University

 

Earlham Hall at the University of East Anglia

The Old College of the University of Edinburgh

Imperial College London

 

Hazlerigg Building at the Loughborough University

 

Foxhill House, home of the School of Law, at the University of Reading

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning

We accept a diverse range of qualifications, this includes considering prior learning as credit towards your York degree. This means you can apply to be exempt from taking certain modules on your York degree, if you have previous relevant qualifications or experience.

This policy applies to all undergraduate and postgraduate taught (MSc, MA, PG Dip, PG Cert and MRes) applicants, including those from outside the UK. It applies whether you’re applying to study at York or one of our partners such as Hull Northampton Medical School. There are two ways that you can use prior learning towards your York degree.

  1. Credit transfer

This is where higher education credit gained from an alternative course at York, or from a course at another university, can be accepted as part of the course you’re applying to at York.

  1. Recognition of prior learning

We can assess whether you can demonstrate sufficient knowledge, understanding and skills in order to be exempt from studying some required modules. This can be used in two ways:

  • Prior certificated learning (formal qualifications) at a level equivalent to higher education credit
  • Experiential learning where your work experience and non-certificated learning can be recognised.

How to apply

  • If you’d like to make an application for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning you should contact the department you’re applying to and then complete the relevant application form.
  • You will be responsible for providing sufficient evidence to support your application. This might include certificates of qualifications, an academic transcript or reference from an employer.
  • Your application will be assessed based on academic judgement by qualified members of academic staff.
  • All applications should be made prior to enrolment unless the department has agreed otherwise due to exceptional circumstances.
  • In most cases your prior learning should have been completed within five years of your expected start date at York.

 

 

We maintain policies and guidelines that promote and facilitate student transfer to the University, including transfer coursework applicable to general education requirements. Students who have completed an approved associate of arts degree will have satisfied Northampton University’s general education requirement.

Students who have completed an approved general education program in which we hold articulation agreements will have satisfied our general education requirement. Completion of the general education program must be verified or documented on the sending institution’s official transcript.

Students transferring without completion of an associate of arts degree will have their previous college-level coursework evaluated on a course-by-course basis for equivalency with our general education requirement.

We provide full transfer credit for specialized associate degrees (associate of science, an associate of fine arts, etc.) successfully completed at regionally accredited institutions. If completion of a required general education program is documented on the official transcript, the transfer student will have satisfied our general education requirement.

Additionally, we maintain many program-by-program articulation agreements to assist transfer students. A transfer without a degree is evaluated on a course-by-course basis subject to the University’s policies regarding lower-division programs.

We provide full transfer credit for specialized associate degrees (associate of science, an associate of fine arts, etc.) successfully completed at regionally accredited institutions. If completion of a required general education program is documented on the official transcript, the transfer student will have satisfied our general education requirement.

Additionally, we maintain many program-by-program articulation agreements to assist transfer students. A transfer without a degree is evaluated on a course-by-course basis subject to our policies regarding lower-division programs.

Credits must:

  • Be relevant to the specific master’s degree discipline the student is pursuing
  • Be acquired from other accredited graduate institutions
  • Be limited to a total of 12 credit hours for an MA degree or 9 credits for a 36-hour MBA degree
  • Have grade of B- or above
  • Not have been applied toward the completion of another degree
Bachelor in Islamic Studies

Bachelor in Islamic Studies

Bachelor in Islamic Studies

  • Duration/Mode 4 years full time
  • Typical A-level offer: HLC UK

 

We offer BA, MA, and PhD history and religion degrees, with interdisciplinary modules, which encourage collaboration with other disciplines at Northampton. You will study alongside renowned academics whose research is building a new way of looking at the world, and whose interests encompass culture, religion, gender, economics, law, philosophy, politics, technology, and warfare. Our small group teaching means that our students enjoy greater time and attention than they may find in other degree programmes.  We will help you to develop the valuable critical thinking, research, and writing skills that will enable you to make a difference in the world in whatever career you choose.

Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities that are based around the world and Regional accreditation validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution, including its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources. HLC’s institutional accreditation includes all degree levels as well as onsite and online offerings. Institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom and other countries institutes may also seek accreditation through national or specialized accreditation agencies. National accreditation associations, like regional accreditors, accredit the institution as a whole. Specialized accreditation agencies accredit programs.

 

Overview

Islam is one of the most influential and widely practised religions in the world and there is a growing recognition that Islamic Studies is a subject of strategic importance both in the global context and in modern Britain.

 

This Islamic Studies degree offers you teaching of the highest standard, in a research-intensive environment where scholars and students come together to explore the rich and variegated landscape of Islam, the Islamicate, Muslim societies and cultures.

 

We combine several academic perspectives throughout the degree, including theology, history, philosophy, sociology and political science. The complex and evolving nature of our field of enquiry demands dynamic tools of analysis, meaning that you’ll study the conventional analytical tools applied in Islamic Studies alongside other approaches such as decoloniality and critical Muslim studies.

 

You can choose to study Arabic, Turkish or Persian language modules.

 

You’ll also be able to access a wide range of activities offered by the School’s Iqbal Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam.

 

Duration

The program is taught for 4 years full time or online.

 

Specialist resources

Our departmental archive contains Arabic manuscripts, as well as 10,000 archaeological artefacts that range from Pharaonic to early Palestinian eras. It’s a fantastic research resource – as is our University Library, which has extensive collections relating to Middle Eastern politics and cultures as well as Islamic Studies. The University Library runs free classes and workshops so you can learn how to use them.

 

If you choose to study any language modules during your degree, you’ll have access to the University’s Language Zone with digital language labs, audio-visual booths and Computer-Assisted Language Learning

 

Course Guide

This degree comprises all the traditional subjects you would expect of a firmly grounded and well-designed Islamic Studies degree.

You’ll study modules that deal with Muslim theology, Shari’a law, Islamism, Qur’anic Studies and contemporary intellectual trends.

You’ll also have the opportunity to explore intellectual traditions, social formations and political discourses that are too often marginalised or excluded altogether from the discipline. Examples include Sunni-Murji’ite theology, proto-Shi’i theology, Hanafi legal thought, sexual ethics, emancipatory readings of the Qur’an by women and Black Muslim liberation theology.

Throughout your degree, you’ll benefit from many opportunities to explore your own intellectual curiosities, especially from your second year onwards, when you will be able to formulate your own essay questions within certain modules.

In your final year, you’ll be able to put the research skills you have gained into practice in your Final Year Project – an independent piece of research on a topic of your own choosing.

Modules

Year 1

 

Compulsory modules

  • Arabic for Beginners20 credits
  • Muslim Beliefs: From Theology to Sunni-Shi’a Sectarianism20 credits
  • Early and Medieval Islamic History20 credits

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

  • Persian for Beginners20 credits
  • Turkish for Beginners20 credits
  • Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilisation20 credits
  • Religion in Modern Britain10 credits

Discovery modules

You may also study discovery modules.

 

Year 2

 

Compulsory modules

  • The Shari’a: Theory, Practice, Transformations20 credits
  • Culture and Society in the Arab World20 credits
  • The Qur’an: History, Text and Intepretation20 credits

 

Year 3

  • Arabic for Beginners 220 credits
  • Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict20 credits
  • Arab Media, Politics and Society20 credits
  • Global Jihad: From the Taliban to ISIS20 credits
  • Modern Middle Eastern History20 credits
  • Black Europe20 credits

Discovery modules

You may also study discovery modules.

 


Year 3/4

 

Compulsory modules

  • Islam and Modernity 20 credits
  • The Hadith: History, Criticism and Canonisation 20 credits
  • Final Year Project 40 credits

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

  • Arabic for Beginners 320 credits
  • Middle Eastern Politics: Regimes, Societies and Conflict 20 credits
  • Material Cultures and Cultures of Consumption 20 credits
  • Adventures of the Imagination: Crime and the Fantastic Across Continents 20 credits
  • Decolonial Approaches20 credits
  • Social Movements across Cultures 20 credits

 

Bachelor in Islamic Studies

MA Islamic Studies

We offer BA, MA, and PhD history and religion degrees, with interdisciplinary modules, which encourage collaboration with other disciplines at Northampton. You will study alongside renowned academics whose research is building a new way of looking at the world, and whose interests encompass culture, religion, gender, economics, law, philosophy, politics, technology, and warfare. Our small group teaching means that our students enjoy greater time and attention than they may find in other degree programmes.  We will help you to develop the valuable critical thinking, research, and writing skills that will enable you to make a difference in the world in whatever career you choose. 

Overview and entry requirements
The MA Islamic Studies programme offers students the opportunity to concentrate on the Qur’an, the Hadith and other Islamic texts, and so provides unique training in the translation of Islamic religious material. The degree is designed to benefit academics, teachers of Islam in other institutions, translators of Islamic material into English in research centres, government departments and da’wa centres. It provides excellent research training and is a useful qualification for those who wish to progress to higher postgraduate degrees.

Why study Islam at Northampton

• we are world-renowned for our language courses and specialist in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East

• study a wider range of religious and philosophical traditions in more depth than any other programme in the field, with our highly diversified expertise, our comprehensive resources, and our interdisciplinary approach

Accreditation

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent accreditation agency that accredits degree-granting colleges and universities that are based around the world and Regional accreditation validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution, including its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources. HLC’s institutional accreditation includes all degree levels as well as onsite and online offerings. Institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom and other countries institutes may also seek accreditation through national or specialized accreditation agencies. National accreditation associations, like regional accreditors, accredit the institution as a whole. Specialized accreditation agencies accredit programs.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
• We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.

DURATION:
• Two  year (full-time), or two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Programme
Module Code Credits Term
Dissertation in the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East 101MC999 60 Full Year

Optional Modules
Students take 30 credits from List A or an approved open option.
List A
Module Code Credits Term
Qur’an and Hadith Studies Part I KHTV0214 15 Term 1
Qur’an and Hadith Studies Part B KHTV0215 15 Term 2
The Qur’an:Language, Style and Translation in English Part A KHTV0216 15 Term 1
The Qur’an:Language,Style and Translation in English Part B KHTV0217 15 Term 2

Islamic Legal Texts in Arabic Part A KHTV0218 15 Term 1

Islamic Legal Texts in Arabic Part B KHTV0219 15 Term 2

Islamic Texts: Language and the Synthesis of Classical Scholarship Part A KHTV02202 15 Term 1
Islamic Texts: Language and the Synthesis of Classical Scholarship Part B KHTV0214 15 Term 2

Translation of Islamic Texts (a project) KHTV0214 30 Term 1

Sufism Part A
Sufism Part B

Modern Trends in Islam KHTV0214 15 Term 1

Sufism Part B

Modern Trends in Islam KHTV0214 15 Term 2
Modern Trends in Islam KHTV0214 30 Full Year

List B
Module Code Credits Term
Islamic Law (MA/LLM) 15LC121 30 Full Year
Reading Classical Arabic Historians: Themes and Trends in Islamic Historiography 15PH035 15 Term 2

RN to MSN Pathway

RN to MSN Pathway

Online RN – MSN Pathway for RN’s with a Non-Nursing Bachelor Degree

This pathway is available to registered nurses who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a discipline other than nursing.

Requirements For Admission

Students are admitted to this pathway as Provisional Admission; the admissions criteria are the same as for Provisional Admission to the MSN track for BSN prepared RN’s.

  

Provisional Admission

  1. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions. Nurses with any restrictions on their license, including participation in a voluntary disciplinary alternative program, cannot be admitted.
  2. A minimal grade-point average of 2.75 on all undergraduate work (A=4.00).
  3. Submission of the NursingCAS Application by the posted deadline.
  4. Submission of a resume which documents clinical experience. (Note: Prior to enrolling in a nurse practitioner clinical course, students are required to have at least 2 years of experience in an area appropriate to the specialty track.)
  5. After acceptance into the program, admission is contingent upon a negative drug screen, results of an acceptable background check, submission of Health Data Forms, evidence of Health Insurance, and completion of Certified Profile Medical Records Manager.  Instructions provided in acceptance letter.

Note: Prior to enrolling in a nurse practitioner clinical course, students are required to have at least 2 years experience in an area appropriate to the Specialty track.

 

Progression Requirements

The following nursing courses must be completed with a GPA of at least 2.75 prior to enrolling in graduate nursing specialty courses: NU 404, NU 450 or NU 452. Students who have earned a GPA of less than 2.5 will be academically dismissed from the Graduate School. Students in the RN to MSN track follow the same progression as students in the regular MSN  program.

  

Program Completion Requirements

Students in the RN – MSN pathway follow the same degree requirements and progression policies as students in the MSN track for BSN prepared RN’s with the addition of the above listed courses.

    RN to MSN Pathway

    Post BSN Pathway

    Online MSN Program for BSN Prepared RN’s

    The Post BSN Pathway is designed for Registered Nurses who hold a bachelor of science in nursing degree from an accredited institution.

     

    Requirements for Admission

    Students are admitted each semester as space is available in the selected specialty track. Students are admitted to a specialty track and may not change their track without prior permission. Students must be in good standing with all academic institutions/nursing programs that they have attended in order to be admitted to the MSN program.

    All courses are offered completely in the on-line format, for the convenience of working nurses. Students log on anytime and anywhere to complete web-based courses that are expertly designed and highly interactive. Students complete the clinical requirements for the degree in their home communities.

     

    Regular Admission

    1. Graduate of an approved bachelor’s program with a major in nursing.
    2. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions. Nurses with any restrictions on their license, including participation in a voluntary disciplinary alternative program, cannot be admitted.
    3. A minimal grade point average of 3.0 on all BSN work (A=4.0).
    4.  Submission of a resume which documents clinical experience. (Note: Prior to enrolling in nurse practitioner clinical course, students are required to have at least 2 years of experience in an area appropriate to the specialty track.)
    5. After acceptance into the program, admission is contingent upon a negative drug screen, results of an acceptable background check, submission of Health Data Forms, evidence of Health Insurance, and completion of Certified Profile Medical Records Manager.  Instructions provided in acceptance letter.

     

    Provisional Admission

    1. Graduate of an approved bachelor’s program with a major in nursing.
    2. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions. Nurses with any restrictions on their license, including participation in a voluntary disciplinary alternative program, cannot be admitted.
    3. Provisional: A minimal grade point average of 2.75 on all BSN work (A=4.0)
    4. Submission of a resume which documents clinical experience. (Note: Prior to enrolling in a nurse practitioner clinical course, students are required to have at least 2 years of experience in an area appropriate to the specialty track.)
    5. After acceptance into the program, admission is contingent upon a negative drug screen, results of an acceptable background check, submission of Health Data Forms, evidence of Health Insurance, and completion of Certified Profile Medical Records Manager.  Instructions provided in acceptance letter.

    Note: Prior to enrolling in a nurse practitioner clinical course, students are required to have at least 2 years experience in an area appropriate to the Specialty track.

     

    Non-Degree Admission

    1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from accredited institution.
    2. Current registered nurse licensure with no restrictions. Nurses with any restrictions on their license, including participation in a voluntary disciplinary alternative program, cannot be admitted.
    3. A minimal grade-point average of 2.75 on all undergraduate work (A=4.00). 
    • Admission for non-degree students in selective courses may not be available due to class size or required prerequisite.
    • All requirements for a master’s degree must be completed within five calendar years from admission as a graduate student at the Northampton University College of Nursing.