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The Northern Consortium (NCUK) was created in 1987 by eleven British universities to facilitate their collaboration in establishing and running a major split degree programme for Malaysian Government sponsored students. Today, NCUK provides a range of pathway programmes designed to get international students into a UK university. Our programmes are developed in partnership with our founder universities.

The universities that recognise NCUK programmes are called NCUK partner universities. They are not restricted to the eleven founders and include a number of other leading UK, Irish and Australian universities (see Since 1987 we have placed over 20,000 students.

How NCUK Operates
NCUK’s programmes are offered in collaboration with overseas and UK partner organisations (delivery partners). Programmes are, in effect, licensed to the delivery partners who are then responsible for promoting and delivering the programme to standards set by NCUK. Examinations are set by NCUK.

NCUK programmes & guarantee
Uniquely, NCUK is able to guarantee placements on suitable degree courses for all students who successfully complete one of its programmes. This ability to guarantee placements stems from the academic credibility of NCUK programmes and the robust quality assurance procedures which are under the direct scrutiny of the eleven founding universities. Many NCUK graduates have obtained outstanding degree results, and are proof of the rigorous standards upon which we have built our reputation.

The programmes offered by NCUK are:

  • NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY)
  • NCUK Graduate Diploma and Pre-Masters Programme (Grad Dip and PMP)
  • NCUK International Diploma

Becoming an NCUK Assessment Developer or External Examiner is an opportunity to boost your professional development and enhance your CV. The roles offer flexibility and can be fit around your other commitments. You will gain valuable insight into the assessment process, network with other higher education professionals and broaden your understanding of the differing approaches to collaborative provision/international students.