Northumbria University

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Intake Periods January 2024, September 2024, January 2025

About Northumbria University

Named ‘University of the Year’ in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2022, Northumbria has invested heavily in its campus to provide students with a world-class experience. This includes state-of-the-art facilities to complement the 24-hour service of the library, Student Central, the Students' Union and the University Sports Centre, Sport Central.

With around 37,000 students from 138 countries, each year we welcome thousands of students from all over the world, enabling us to offer a truly multicultural campus. Our International students have free access to a wide range of facilities and specialist services.  

Northumbria University is a research-intensive university, that unlocks potential for all, changing lives regionally, nationally and internationally.

We offer highly rated courses with many programmes accredited by professional bodies. Our cutting-edge courses are at the forefront of real-world current knowledge and practice and informed by global perspectives and research to shape and enrich our teaching.

Newcastle is well-known as a friendly and safe city situated in the North-East of England. The city is consistently voted as one of the best UK cities for student life. This is partly due to the city’s compactness, which makes it large enough to be vibrant and exciting, while small enough to feel like home. It’s also due to the number of students: one in every six people in the city is a student. And with one of the lowest costs of living in the UK, you can be sure that you’re getting a world class education and affordable location.

University of the Year 2022 – Times Higher Education Awards (THE)


The Guardian University Guide 2024

2nd in the UK for Film Production and Photography

2nd in the UK for Interior Design

6th in the UK for Product Design

8th in the UK for Civil Engineering

3rd in the UK for Children’s Nursing


The Times Good University Guide 2024

3rd in the UK for Chemistry

4th in the UK for Physiotherapy

8th in the UK for Building


Complete University Guide 2024

4th in the UK for Information Technology and Systems

4th in the UK for Forensic Science


Top 40 UK university

The Guardian University Guide and Complete University League Tables 2024

Take a Closer Look

What their Students Say

“I really like the fact that my course is so hands-on, so I get to see how people react to the design, how we interpretate designs, and here at Northumbria I have really noticed how they care about the process of design, what’s the train of thought to the idea, and I find it very interesting.

“I love Newcastle, I have actually been to other parts of the UK, including London and Edinburgh, but I love Newcastle the most because it is really peaceful and there is no rush, and everyone is really nice.”

“My highlight of studying with Northumbria has got to be using all of the resources. In Indonesia there is not as many big libraries, and not as many resources in public spaces where you can work. I really liked when I was going through submissions and I was working in the library, and you’d see all the students also working on their submissions, and I can stay there from the sun rising to the sun going down, and then the sun going up again, and even though it was a very stressful and tiring time, it was also such a fun experience for me and my friends.”

BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Indonesia

“My lecturers have been very supportive, and despite the number of emails and questions you have for them they always reply and are very nice, and are really helpful in their responses.

Even when I asked for help on some research I was doing on other areas that we’re not directly connected to my course, the lecturers were very helpful, so I would say they are fantastic.”

BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence, Nigeria

Northumbria University Gallery

Northumbria University Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, American Studies, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computing and IT, Counselling, Creative Media, Creative Writing, Criminology, Design and Crafts, Drama and Dance, Early Years Education, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Forensic Science and Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, History, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, Languages, Law, Mathematics, Mental Health, Music, Nursing and Midwifery, Physics, Physiotherapy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Sports and fitness, Supply Chain and Logistics

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