Ranked in the UK top 50 (Guardian University League Table 2017), Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. By putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world-leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.
With 31,500 students Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the country, offering over 460 undergraduate and postgraduate courses on either a full-time, part-time or distance learning basis. Our inspirational academics, cutting-edge courses, outstanding facilities and extensive partner network means that we offer you exceptional opportunities to learn from the best.
Northumbria was recently ranked one of the best young universities in the world (Times Higher Education 150 under 50,). With world-leading research in every area (REF 2014), we are able to provide a research-rich learning experience on all of our courses.
We pride ourselves on giving you the best possible learning environment, enabling the cutting-edge research and international collaborations that will enhance your prospects. According to the latest QS Stars University Ratings we achieved 5 stars for the excellence of our facilities. In fact, Northumbria's University Library was ranked joint 1st in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015/2016.
Over the last ten years we've invested £200 million in facilities in our City and Coach Lane Campuses and we are now investing a further £52 million in our City Campus.
But it's not just physical facilities that we invest in. We put your learning at the heart of everything we do and we use the latest digital technology to ensure that whether you are a full-time, part-time or distance learner you will have the same excellent learning experience.
Emphasis on employability
At Northumbria we work with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit our courses.
Northumbria is ranked in the UK top ten for the number of graduates in professional or managerial roles and 97% of postgraduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2015/16). Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked third in the UK for graduate business start-ups (based on estimated turnover and number of jobs created, HEBCIS 2014/15).
Outstanding student experience
Northumbria is based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne which is regularly voted the best student city in the UK. One in six people in Newcastle is a student and the city offers excellent value for money, being ranked the 3rd most cost-effective UK city for students in the Royal Bank of Scotland Student Living Index 2016.
Our cosmopolitan campus attracts students from 140 different countries, and we've always been proud of the fact that Northumbria is more than just a place where you study for a degree.
The Students' Union offers a great social scene at the heart of our City Campus. The Union building features three award-winning bars and it’s the venue for some of the biggest club nights and gigs in Newcastle.
There are a huge range of clubs and societies that you can join. With all our thousands of students, there are sure to be people who share your enthusiasms and want to try new activities.
If you enjoy any sport at any level, we're the place to be. Join 'Team Northumbria' or learn a new sport and make use of fantastic facilities that include our £30 million flagship 'Sport Central'.
You can also add a different dimension to student life by taking advantage of our partnerships across the world - perhaps registering for a summer programme in another country or completing part of your studies abroad.