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Waterside Campus, Northampton United Kingdom
    • QS World University Rankings
      1001-1200
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputHigh
    • Student/Faculty Ratio17
    • ScholarshipsYes
    • International Students3,444
    • SizeM
    • Exam TypeIELTS

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    Located in an ancient market town steeped in the social, political and industrial history of the nation, the University of Northampton is actually one of the UK’s youngest universities.

    Since its establishment, it’s been rapidly building a reputation for its innovative teaching with a long-standing reputation amongst students for supportive, high quality teaching. We use technology to shift our focus onto the development of in-depth understanding and the application of knowledge and skills. This means you will benefit from meaningful interactions with tutors in seminars, tutorials and workshops, rather than being talked at in lecture theatres.

    By harnessing novel technologies that inject interest and introduce flexibility into the theoretical practices of learning, the university has made its students able to study and work wherever they want, whenever they want, with whoever they want. As a result, seminars and workshops deliver a deeper, more meaningful relationship with lecturers and professors, more time to explore, challenge and question, whilst leaving space and time for individual support, advice and guidance.

    With that, the University of Northampton is proud to offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs across three faculties: Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology and Faculty of Health, Education and Society.

    Discover more about international student life at the University of Northampton by attending a virtual event, or ask the students themselves on our Ask a Student page!

    You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

    To facilitate the university’s new style of learning, it has purpose-built a new high-tech campus. Called the Waterside campus it is self-contained with everything students need by way of modern, spacious teaching and learning facilities, libraries, shops, food and drinks outlets, accommodation, health, faith and recreational facilities all on a compact single campus. Yet is is within 10 minutes walk of the town centre. Take a virtual campus tour here.

    The Creative Hub brings together creative and science disciplines in a flexible learning space on the banks of the River Nene, and is home to the majority of the university’s creative, workshop and laboratory specialist teaching spaces.

    The Learning Hub is an innovative 'fusion facility',  winner of the Royal Society of Chartered Surveyors 'Design Through Innovation' award. It is designed to allow students and staff from different disciplines to work together and take learning out of the traditional classroom environment to facilitate participation and group learning. It houses 24/7 library facilities, superb social, eating and learning spaces and some specialist teaching facilities.

    Winner of the Architects Journal Retrofit Award ,  t he Engine Shed is a superbly and sympathetically restored railway engine maintenance workshop. Restored to the highest measures of sustainability, it has become the home of the Students’ Union. The Students’ Union continues to offer all sports and societies free of charge, so you can join in all the fun, without having to worry about the cost. The Students’ Union also operates the university’s town centre nightclub, café, bar and performance venue, The Platform.

    The Sports Dome, Pavilion and multi-sport all-weather pitches are used for teaching purposes on the university’s sports and exercise degree programs, but also offer superb facilities for students to take part in team sports, whether it’s just for fun or to represent the university in one of the many sports clubs. 

    The university’s specialist sports performance laboratories and teaching rooms for sports students are located in the Sports Labs.


    The International Leather Centre, due for completion in 2020, will be the base for the university’s world-renowned Institute for Creative Leather Technology. It will also be home to Europe’s only on-campus working tannery, ground-breaking research and highly specialised teaching in this in-demand subject discipline.

    Snack bars, cafés and restaurants can be found throughout the campus, but for those wanting to grab and go, there’s also a mini-market and Subway.

    When it comes to moving abroad and adjusting to university life, the quality and ease of access to student support services is crucial. From the simplest of questions to the most serious of issues, the university’s dedicated Student Support Help Desk is always on hand to help. You can find out more about student services and support by clicking here

    For those who want to relax in the great outdoors without the hassle of time-consuming journeys, Northampton offers easy access to picturesque countryside, packed with historic churches, lovely villages and more Stately Homes than any other county in England. Yet for those who enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life, London, Birmingham, Leicester, Cambridge and Oxford are all reachable in under an hour. The region is also served by five international airports, offering budget and scheduled flights to and from all corners of the globe.

    What’s more, is that Northampton’s Cultural Quarter and town centre are within easy walking distance from the university campus. Having been officially awarded ‘Purple Flag’ rating for its ‘entertaining’, ‘diverse’, and most importantly, ‘safe’ nightlife, the town of Northampton is also where you can find all the restaurants, bars, cafés, museums, theatres, cinemas and supermarkets you will ever need to make the most of your spare time as a student. 

    When it comes to student life beyond academics, the University of Northampton encourages students to find their own work-life balance. With free societies, clubs and sports at the university, it’s easy to join in the fun and find something that’s perfectly suited for you. 

    Considering the university is home to over 1,000 international students, representing 60 nations from around the world, you’ll be sure to find like-minded fellow students for those moments of nostalgia for home or for sharing the enjoyment of common cultural experiences and festivals.

    The A-Z of extra-curricular activities is huge, from American Football to weightlifting, cricket to trampolining, from the Advertising Students’ Society to the Warhammer Society, debating to meditating, there’s something for everyone.  

    Many nationalities have specific societies for students to join where they often share the differences and excitement of their own cultures, cuisines and festivals with events around campus.

    And if the sports club or society you would like to join doesn’t exist, all you have to do is find five like-minded friends and the university will give you a budget to get the idea up and running!

    Student accommodation

    Compared to life in the big cities, students find accommodation and living costs much more affordable in Northampton, with the university itself offering some of the least expensive student accommodation in the UK. 

    The university’s Waterside Student Village allows some 550 students to live just a few short steps from all the facilities offered on campus. Over 400 places are in four-storey town houses, the remainder made up of en-suite rooms in shared apartments and some single studio apartments. 

    Just a 10 minutes’ walk away on the edge of Northampton’s town centre is the St. John’s Hall of Residence, which offers 437 single en-suite, and some single and dual occupancy studios. 

    The university’s third student accommodation, Scholars Green Student Village. is located on the outskirts of Northampton, connected to the main campus by free bus services, and offers approximately 1,000 twin and single accommodation spaces. This is a perfect option for those who want to enjoy the hustle and bustle of campus life during in the day, but come back to relax somewhere quieter in the evenings. It is also the university's most budget friendly option.

    Across all of the university’s halls of residence, the cost of rent includes all utility bills, wi-fi and cleaning service in the communal areas.

    Explore everything the University of Northampton has to offer when it comes to student living.

     

    The University of Northampton welcomes applications from all over the world, with country-specific application guidance available on the university’s website

    There is no application fee, and students who wish to apply to study at the University of Northampton should do so online, via an in-country representative, or via UCAS. You will also need to submit a copy of the photo page of your passport, evidence of your academic qualifications achieved to date and provide contact details for at least one referee.

    As a UK university, the medium of instruction is English, so international students will need to provide evidence of English proficiency. If you require additional English tuition to prepare you for your course, the university offers Pre-Sessional English Programmes to help develop the skills you need to progress.

    Additional funding and scholarships are also available to help with tuition fees and living costs. The University of Northampton’s International Scholarship scheme automatically allocates a tuition fee discount of up to 30 percent for students with high levels of academic achievement. These scholarships are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, are unlimited in number and apply for all years of your on-campus tuition. 

    The University of Northampton is committed to developing graduates who are not only qualified to get their first graduate job, but who have also developed the skills and attributes necessary to progress as their career develops. 

    The Changemaker Hub works with students before, during and after their studies to develop and enhance employability prospects. Experiential learning is an important and valuable part of students’ development. Whilst, the university works with students to equip them with the skills and mind-set for employment, time spent working in a business or community environment provides the practical element of the students’ skills and personal development. 

    Through the University of Northampton’s extensive network of relationships with business and community organisations, students are offered guidance, advice and support to secure work placements with blue chip companies such as Burberry, Ted Baker, Mercedes, Walt Disney, Microsoft, and Aston Martin to name but a few. Placements are available on all undergraduate courses and many Masters programmes.

    We have made study trips and field trips an integral part of many of our courses. The benefits they bring in terms of wider-thinking, new ways of working, additional skills and knowledge all add to your future employability. In fact, we think they are so important that we will pay all travel and accommodation costs for all trips that are a compulsory part your course.

    So, it’s no surprise that the university’s Employability Service has won a national accolade as ‘Overall Winner for Developing Employability’ whilst boasting an outstanding record of at least 94 percent employability for 10 years running. 


    About

    Located in an ancient market town steeped in the social, political and industrial history of the nation, the University of Northampton is actually one of the UK’s youngest universities.

    Since its establishment, it’s been rapidly building a reputation for its innovative teaching with a long-standing reputation amongst students for supportive, high quality teaching. We use technology to shift our focus onto the development of in-depth understanding and the application of knowledge and skills. This means you will benefit from meaningful interactions with tutors in seminars, tutorials and workshops, rather than being talked at in lecture theatres.

    By harnessing novel technologies that inject interest and introduce flexibility into the theoretical practices of learning, the university has made its students able to study and work wherever they want, whenever they want, with whoever they want. As a result, seminars and workshops deliver a deeper, more meaningful relationship with lecturers and professors, more time to explore, challenge and question, whilst leaving space and time for individual support, advice and guidance.

    With that, the University of Northampton is proud to offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs across three faculties: Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology and Faculty of Health, Education and Society.

    Discover more about international student life at the University of Northampton by attending a virtual event, or ask the students themselves on our Ask a Student page!

    You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

    To facilitate the university’s new style of learning, it has purpose-built a new high-tech campus. Called the Waterside campus it is self-contained with everything students need by way of modern, spacious teaching and learning facilities, libraries, shops, food and drinks outlets, accommodation, health, faith and recreational facilities all on a compact single campus. Yet is is within 10 minutes walk of the town centre. Take a virtual campus tour here.

    The Creative Hub brings together creative and science disciplines in a flexible learning space on the banks of the River Nene, and is home to the majority of the university’s creative, workshop and laboratory specialist teaching spaces.

    The Learning Hub is an innovative 'fusion facility',  winner of the Royal Society of Chartered Surveyors 'Design Through Innovation' award. It is designed to allow students and staff from different disciplines to work together and take learning out of the traditional classroom environment to facilitate participation and group learning. It houses 24/7 library facilities, superb social, eating and learning spaces and some specialist teaching facilities.

    Winner of the Architects Journal Retrofit Award ,  t he Engine Shed is a superbly and sympathetically restored railway engine maintenance workshop. Restored to the highest measures of sustainability, it has become the home of the Students’ Union. The Students’ Union continues to offer all sports and societies free of charge, so you can join in all the fun, without having to worry about the cost. The Students’ Union also operates the university’s town centre nightclub, café, bar and performance venue, The Platform.

    The Sports Dome, Pavilion and multi-sport all-weather pitches are used for teaching purposes on the university’s sports and exercise degree programs, but also offer superb facilities for students to take part in team sports, whether it’s just for fun or to represent the university in one of the many sports clubs. 

    The university’s specialist sports performance laboratories and teaching rooms for sports students are located in the Sports Labs.


    The International Leather Centre, due for completion in 2020, will be the base for the university’s world-renowned Institute for Creative Leather Technology. It will also be home to Europe’s only on-campus working tannery, ground-breaking research and highly specialised teaching in this in-demand subject discipline.

    Snack bars, cafés and restaurants can be found throughout the campus, but for those wanting to grab and go, there’s also a mini-market and Subway.

    When it comes to moving abroad and adjusting to university life, the quality and ease of access to student support services is crucial. From the simplest of questions to the most serious of issues, the university’s dedicated Student Support Help Desk is always on hand to help. You can find out more about student services and support by clicking here

    For those who want to relax in the great outdoors without the hassle of time-consuming journeys, Northampton offers easy access to picturesque countryside, packed with historic churches, lovely villages and more Stately Homes than any other county in England. Yet for those who enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life, London, Birmingham, Leicester, Cambridge and Oxford are all reachable in under an hour. The region is also served by five international airports, offering budget and scheduled flights to and from all corners of the globe.

    What’s more, is that Northampton’s Cultural Quarter and town centre are within easy walking distance from the university campus. Having been officially awarded ‘Purple Flag’ rating for its ‘entertaining’, ‘diverse’, and most importantly, ‘safe’ nightlife, the town of Northampton is also where you can find all the restaurants, bars, cafés, museums, theatres, cinemas and supermarkets you will ever need to make the most of your spare time as a student. 

    When it comes to student life beyond academics, the University of Northampton encourages students to find their own work-life balance. With free societies, clubs and sports at the university, it’s easy to join in the fun and find something that’s perfectly suited for you. 

    Considering the university is home to over 1,000 international students, representing 60 nations from around the world, you’ll be sure to find like-minded fellow students for those moments of nostalgia for home or for sharing the enjoyment of common cultural experiences and festivals.

    The A-Z of extra-curricular activities is huge, from American Football to weightlifting, cricket to trampolining, from the Advertising Students’ Society to the Warhammer Society, debating to meditating, there’s something for everyone.  

    Many nationalities have specific societies for students to join where they often share the differences and excitement of their own cultures, cuisines and festivals with events around campus.

    And if the sports club or society you would like to join doesn’t exist, all you have to do is find five like-minded friends and the university will give you a budget to get the idea up and running!

    Student accommodation

    Compared to life in the big cities, students find accommodation and living costs much more affordable in Northampton, with the university itself offering some of the least expensive student accommodation in the UK. 

    The university’s Waterside Student Village allows some 550 students to live just a few short steps from all the facilities offered on campus. Over 400 places are in four-storey town houses, the remainder made up of en-suite rooms in shared apartments and some single studio apartments. 

    Just a 10 minutes’ walk away on the edge of Northampton’s town centre is the St. John’s Hall of Residence, which offers 437 single en-suite, and some single and dual occupancy studios. 

    The university’s third student accommodation, Scholars Green Student Village. is located on the outskirts of Northampton, connected to the main campus by free bus services, and offers approximately 1,000 twin and single accommodation spaces. This is a perfect option for those who want to enjoy the hustle and bustle of campus life during in the day, but come back to relax somewhere quieter in the evenings. It is also the university's most budget friendly option.

    Across all of the university’s halls of residence, the cost of rent includes all utility bills, wi-fi and cleaning service in the communal areas.

    Explore everything the University of Northampton has to offer when it comes to student living.

     

    The University of Northampton welcomes applications from all over the world, with country-specific application guidance available on the university’s website

    There is no application fee, and students who wish to apply to study at the University of Northampton should do so online, via an in-country representative, or via UCAS. You will also need to submit a copy of the photo page of your passport, evidence of your academic qualifications achieved to date and provide contact details for at least one referee.

    As a UK university, the medium of instruction is English, so international students will need to provide evidence of English proficiency. If you require additional English tuition to prepare you for your course, the university offers Pre-Sessional English Programmes to help develop the skills you need to progress.

    Additional funding and scholarships are also available to help with tuition fees and living costs. The University of Northampton’s International Scholarship scheme automatically allocates a tuition fee discount of up to 30 percent for students with high levels of academic achievement. These scholarships are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, are unlimited in number and apply for all years of your on-campus tuition. 

    The University of Northampton is committed to developing graduates who are not only qualified to get their first graduate job, but who have also developed the skills and attributes necessary to progress as their career develops. 

    The Changemaker Hub works with students before, during and after their studies to develop and enhance employability prospects. Experiential learning is an important and valuable part of students’ development. Whilst, the university works with students to equip them with the skills and mind-set for employment, time spent working in a business or community environment provides the practical element of the students’ skills and personal development. 

    Through the University of Northampton’s extensive network of relationships with business and community organisations, students are offered guidance, advice and support to secure work placements with blue chip companies such as Burberry, Ted Baker, Mercedes, Walt Disney, Microsoft, and Aston Martin to name but a few. Placements are available on all undergraduate courses and many Masters programmes.

    We have made study trips and field trips an integral part of many of our courses. The benefits they bring in terms of wider-thinking, new ways of working, additional skills and knowledge all add to your future employability. In fact, we think they are so important that we will pay all travel and accommodation costs for all trips that are a compulsory part your course.

    So, it’s no surprise that the university’s Employability Service has won a national accolade as ‘Overall Winner for Developing Employability’ whilst boasting an outstanding record of at least 94 percent employability for 10 years running. 


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    University highlights

    The University of Northampton is one of the top Public universities in Northampton, United Kingdom. It is ranked #1001-1200 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2022
      #1001-1200

    Ranking criteria

    3.4
    Academic Reputation
    3.2
    Employer Reputation
    9
    Faculty Student Ratio
    3.5
    Citations per Faculty
    24.2
    International Faculty Ratio
    89.4
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    10,395

    19%
    81%

    International students
    3,444

    33%
    67%

    Total faculty staff
    603

    106
    497

    Total students
    10,395

    19%
    81%

    International students
    3,444

    33%
    67%

    Total faculty staff
    603

    497
    106

    Scholarships

    Yes
    The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

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