Located in Newcastle, Northumbria University was founded in 1871. There are two campuses in Newcastle and a further campus in London. The university has a league table ranking of 68 according to the Guardian University League Tables 2016.
The University has over 27,000 students enrolled on a wide variety of courses, including English literature, marketing, journalism and design. There are four main faculties;
- Art, Design and Social Sciences
- Engineering and Environment
- Business and Law
- Health and Life Sciences
The student union at Northumbria University was named the top union in 2011 by the National Union of Students. The union boasts three bars, clubs and a live entertainment venue, as well as offering over 100 clubs and societies.
The focal point of sports facilities at Northumbria University is the £30 million state of the art centre. Featuring a 25m swimming pool, fitness centre, squash courts, running track and sports hall, students can expect some of the best equipment in the UK.
The University guarantees accommodation for all new first year undergraduates, with over 5,000 rooms available. Prices range from £2870 per academic year for single, self-catered accommodation to £7484 per academic year for en-suite accommodation in a studio.