Northumbria University

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  • International Fees From

    all degrees £16,500 per year (2022/23) UG

  • World Ranking

    401-500 in Times HE

  • Students

    25,700 UG
    11,300 PG

  • International


  • Accommodation

    £79.80 per week

  • History

    Originally known as Newcastle Polytechnic, the University was formed in 1969 from the amalgamation of three regional colleges: Rutherford College of Technology (founded in 1880), the College of Art & Industrial Design, and the Municipal College of Commerce. The Polytechnic became a University in 1992, and by the year 2000 Northumbria University was the largest university in the North East of England, with a broad portfolio of courses and a rich cultural diversity in its student population.


    The University’s estate in Newcastle comprises of two campuses, one in the heart of the city and one three miles away at Coach Lane. With its award-winning architecture, modern teaching buildings and impressive sports facilities, the City campus creates an environment that encourages learning and self-development. Coach Lane Campus is home to all students from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and has excellent computing and library services; its own modern Students’ Union, and new sports facilities.
    The University also offer courses in London. The campus is situated very close to Liverpool Street station.
    Most recently, The University has also introduced new programmes taught in Amsterdam.


    Northumbria is ranked between 401-500 in the Times Higher Education World rankings.


    27% of all students studying at Northumbria are international students.


    Northumbria has 37,000 students in total.


    Facilities at the university of Northumbria include:

    £30 million Sport Central (gym, basketball courts, squash, swimming pool, sauna, etc.)

    Student Central library and study facilities, open 24/7 with secure smartcard access.

    State-of-the-art specialist teaching facilities for subjects including applied sciences, art and design, architecture, computer science, engineering, business, law

    The Students’ Union is located at the heart of the City Campus, with 100+ societies and 40+ sports clubs for students to get involved in, three award-winning bars, and some of the biggest club nights and gigs in Newcastle.

    Coach Lane Campus hosts the Nursing and Health Sciences facilities and sports grounds (rugby, football, etc.)

    Subject Areas

    REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page-

    • Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
    • Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
    • Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Computer Science and Informatics
    • Engineering
    • English Language and Literature
    • Geography and Environmental Studies
    • History
    • Law
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Social Work and Social Policy
    • Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism

    Online Courses

    Northumbria offer many distance learning courses that fit around a busy lifestyle and offer students the opportunity to be part of a diverse, supportive, international, virtual community. Courses are offered in: Education to Business, Construction to Computing, Law and English Literature to Design . You can find a full list of the University's distance learning programmes here:

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