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Overview of Northumbria University

Today, a university of global repute, Northumbria University began as Rutherford College of Technology way back in 1894. Almost a hundred years later, it gained university status in 1992 and became Northumbria University. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the northeast of England, the university has two large campuses in Newcastle and London. 

Northumbria describes itself as a comprehensive university, offering 30 of Britain’s 32 most frequently chosen academic disciplines. It has more than 31500 students on its rolls and the Northumbria University international students numbered 3465 in 2017-18.

Northumbria University Courses 

Describing itself as a comprehensive university, Northumbria University offers 30 of Britain’s 32 most frequently chosen academic disciplines through its various faculties listed below:

  • Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Engineering and Environment
  • Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

No wonder that Northumbria University international students make this university one of their chosen destinations.

The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in about 484 courses from the departments mentioned above in all the three modes—full time, part-time and online. 

Courses vary from Accounting through Advanced Clinical Practitioner degree to TESOL MA. 

Northumbria University master’s courses or Northumbria postgraduate courses range from Advanced Computer Science through Biotechnology to Real Estate (International). You have a long list to choose from. 

For those in need of financial help, Northumbria University offers a range of student scholarships. 

Of the 484 courses, most are available under Northumbria University Online Courses. 



Northumbria University Ranking

Northumbria University World Ranking
ARWU (2018)901-1000
QS (2020)701-750
Times Higher Education or THE (2020)351-400

Northumbria University National Ranking
The Complete University Guide (2020)50
The Guardian (2020)48
The Times / Sunday Times (2020)61
Teaching Excellence Framework, a British Government AssessmentSilver


3D Design BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and Finance (Top-up) BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
American Studies BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Animation BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Automotive Engineering MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
Chemistry MChem (Hons) - Postgraduate
Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
Computer and Digital Forensics MComp (Hons) - Postgraduate
Computer Networks and Cyber Security MComp (Hons) - Postgraduate
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Newcastle is located in the north-east of England, about four hours north of London by rail. The city has a population of around 200,000 and was voted the best student town in 2011. The famous Tyne River divides the city from a wide variety of cultural attractions, including galleries, museums, nightlife and shopping, giving students of all kinds plenty to see and do. The Metro system, which connects the university and the region, also runs along the sandy beaches of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth.

Student Life

Northumbria University international students enjoy a comfortable and happy student life. They can choose their accommodation, the type and ambience, online. They can become members of various societies, post their vlogs, and avail themselves of the university’s healthcare and sports facilities. Students can also avail themselves of the Northumbria University scholarships and bursaries. 

  • Sam Ainsley, artist.
  • Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of BAFTA
  • Gavin Brown, art dealer
  • Nigel Cabourn, fashion designer
Fun Facts
  • St James Park, the home of Newcastle United, is one of the oldest football stadiums in the UK and is situated right in the core of the town.
  • Newcastle is the birthplace of many famous people including comedian Rowan Atkinson (AKA Mr Bean), singers Cheryl and Sting, and TV presenters Ant & Dec.

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