With around 35,000 students from over 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest and most successful universities.
Northumbria has a rich history going back through its constituent colleges to the late nineteenth century. It was founded as Newcastle Polytechnic in 1969 and inaugurated as a university in 1992.
Offering courses in most major subject areas such as Engineering, Computing, Sciences, Business, Law, Design, Built and Natural Environment, Arts, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sport, Health and many more. Our lecturers are experts in their field and passionate about teaching.
Many of our courses carry professional accreditation and as well as postgraduate courses which require a subject specific first degree, we offer a range of 'conversion' masters for those who are considering a change of direction.
Northumbria’s consistently excellent performance in UK quality audits places it at the very top among modern universities. Sixteen of its subject areas have been awarded 22 or more out of a maximum possible of 24 by the Quality Assurance Agency. All subjects have scored over 20 points, bringing an average score of around 22.
With over 95% of graduates in work or continuing education, Northumbria is among the most successful universities for graduate employment.
We are located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England, less than 3 hours away from London by high speed train and just over an hour away from Edinburgh.
The cost of living is lower in Newcastle than many other cities in the UK and it has once again been voted the UK’s Top University City!
Northumbria boasts one of the best inner-city sites in the country having invested well over £100 million in its city centre campus. Our state-of-the-art City Campus East is now home to over 9,000 staff and students from the Schools of Business, Design and Law.
Northumbria University has always been one of the most ambitious and successful UK universities for sport and in summer 2010 opened the doors to a fantastic £30 million sport facility - Sport Central.
See our website for full information: www.northumbria.ac.uk