Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic quality.
Our inspirational academics, cutting edge courses, outstanding facilities and extensive partner network means that we offer you the opportunity to learn from the best and give your career an edge, while enjoying every minute of your time here.
Northumbria University creates and applies knowledge that transforms lives and makes a powerful cultural and economic impact.
We have a thriving research community that conducts ground-breaking research and a track record of creating successful, multidisciplinary partnerships which enable us to constantly search for new ways to challenge, innovate and improve.
LEARN FROM THE BEST
At Northumbria our aim is to shape ambitious, motivated, self-confident people who have a clear vision of what they want to be and the skills and the know-how to make it happen.
The content and structure of our courses, which are designed with input from academics, students and employers, reflect contemporary knowledge and practice and are informed by global perspectives.
We hold accreditations from over 46 professional bodies at national and international level and work with hundreds of organisations in the realms of business, arts and science. So what you learn from here will equip you for life beyond university.
ENJOY EVERY MINUTE
Everyone wants to enjoy themselves and going to university is about so much more than just getting a degree.
One in six people in our city is a student so there’s an incredible amount of energy and countless activities to explore.
Northumbria University is ranked 21 out of 111 universities for student experience.* We are also located in the best place for city life^, packed with bars, pubs and clubs, Newcastle is much more than a great night out. Boasting a combination of friendly culture, rich history, fantastic coastlines and sporting passion, Newcastle can rival any city in the world.
*Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014
^WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2014 (Best City Life)
GIVE YOUR CAREER AN EDGE
Employability is about gaining experience as well as expertise, about preparing for the workplace as well as for exams, and about making contacts outside university as well as within it. We work hard to ensure that we provide you with the opportunity to build all of these critical skills, which is why Northumbria graduates are targeted by regional, national and international employers.
Our focus on employability can be broken down into the following areas:
- Placements and work opportunities
- Accreditations and partnerships
- Live projects with clients and customers
- Careers and Employment service support
- Student and graduate enterprise
- Getting involved in volunteering
We help you achieve your ambitions and get ready to take your talents into the world of work, boasting Top 7 in UK for the number of graduates in professional employment * and Number 1 University in the UK for graduate start-ups**
* UK DLHE Survey 2013/14
** Based on estimated turnover, according to the Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey (HEBCIS)