“Against its dramatic backdrop of Victorian elegance and industrial grit, this fiercely independent city harbours a spirited mix of heritage and urban sophistication.” – Lonely Planet
England’s North East region is bright and effervescent. With settlements that line the 73-mile winding banks of the River Tyne, the North East presents the perfect blend of urban life and extraordinary nature – from the wild, open plains of the Cheviot Hills to the noble beauty of the North Pennines and the tumbling patchwork landscape of Northumberland National Park.
Characterised by grand Victorian buildings and former warehouses and factories that now breathe new life as galleries, bars, museums and various leisure venues, the North East exemplifies the best of England’s old and new. Here you will find Newcastle upon Tyne – one of the UK’s great student cities and a place also known as one of the nation’s friendliest hubs.
Year after year, visitors come to marvel at the monumental site of Hadrian’s Wall – a defensive fortification that stretches 80 miles, coast-to-coast, and dates back to Roman times – and the first street in the world to be illuminated by electric light, highlighting a culture and heritage that is rich, to say the least. A short distance from the city sits the county’s finest assets, with Northumberland’s rugged coastlines and countryside serving as the perfect backwoods getaway to all who call it home.
The Newcastle we see today is brimming with verve. Entertainment, culture and retail hotspots burst through every street, with the city encompassing two of Europe’s largest indoor shopping centres, while standing as the birthplace of Fenwick’s first department store.
The Great North Run is one of Newcastle’s most anticipated annual events, seeing more than 5,000 people scoot their stuff along the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside. The race has come to be known as the world’s largest and most popular half marathon event, and cements the city’s reputation as a paradigm of vitality and health.
But Newcastle’s sporting spirit doesn’t stop there. At the heart of this metropolis sits the top-tier English football club of Newcastle United, an institution that has gleaned a legion of fans fondly known as the Toon Army. Generations of footie followers have filled the seats inside this famous stadium, captivated by the team in black and white stripes and the city’s competitive zeal. A bird’s eye view of St. James’ Park displays the city in its prime – including the Rye Hill Campus of Newcastle College, an institution that emanates its hometown’s warming vibe.
Known to be one of the most influential institutes in the UK education scene – not to mention its status as one of the only degree-granting colleges in the region – this further learning lyceum has earned a reputation for providing elite business programmes.
Serving more than 20,000 students from diverse roots, the college offers a hands-on, career-focused setting that helps students progress into higher education, or otherwise take a confident leap into a globally-relevant career.
Among the school’s first-rate courses lies the MA in Business Management; an 18-month postgraduate programme with an ingrained internship placement. Specifically designed for applicants who hold a relevant BA degree, the course instils the skills needed to navigate the complexities of contemporary enterprise. Graduates leave readily equipped with the tools required to successfully lead personnel and organisations, opening a diverse range of potential avenues in business, administration and management within both the public and private sectors.
Newcastle College’s MBA also runs for 18 months, pledging an engaging and meaningful experience for all those taking part. Covering crucial business aspects such as accounting, marketing, CSR and research methods, this course is the ideal foundation for professional growth and development.
“The MBA programme is a highly valued Master’s degree level qualification for business practitioners,” the course description states. “We offer a flexible entry model, which considers your qualifications, work experience and your potential to implement learning in the workplace,” it adds.
This innovative programme allows you to specialise in your areas of choice, presenting the solid grounding needed to impact the corporate field. It is the quintessential course for working professionals looking to further advance their career, promising a unique and relevant set of skills that could lead you anywhere around the globe.
“The students on our MBA programme come from a wide variety of countries and business backgrounds,” says Dr Boris Pajkovic, MBA programme leader at the College. “Open classroom discussions, workshops, seminars and tutorials allow us to harness the wealth of experience from the learners and to examine business practices from all over the world.”
Here, students have access to stellar business facilities, also taking advantage of unparalleled industry links that connect aspiring corporate moguls to a network of employers long before they graduate. On top of this, you will pursue a work-related project as part of your course, with the school’s dedication to experiential learning empowering you with the tools needed to thrive.
Business at Newcastle College caters to all levels and abilities, cultivating an inspiring ethos that brings out your very best. All courses are created to help students fly, regardless of their chosen field, while frequent programme revisions ensure your knowledge stays up-to-date and relevant. In addition to expert teaching and unparalleled hands-on learning options, business students have access to cutting-edge facilities and continually reap the benefits of the college’s experienced faculty, now and long into the future.
“I had a great time in Newcastle. Studying a Master’s abroad was the best investment of my life,” says Thiago Magalhaes, an international student originally from Brazil. “Newcastle College provides great facilities for its students,” he concludes. “Newcastle upon Tyne is a lovely city, full of energy and things to do. I highly recommend it.”