Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.
Our ambition is to be in the top 30 of UK universities. Northumbria is transforming to become a new kind of excellent university. To achieve this transformation, between 2013 and 2018 we will:

  • Build global reputation, market position and revenue streams
  • Grow high-quality research and use it to drive excellence in all of our activities
  • Maximise student and stakeholder satisfaction
  • Strengthen operational efficiency and effectiveness, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Type of Courses

Bachelor’s Degree (294)
First Degree (345)
LLB (8)
Master’s Degree (51)
Other Undergraduate (1)

Schools or Faculties

  • Applied sciences
  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Arts
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Construction Engineering
  • Newcastle Business School
  • Northumbria Law School
  • Northumbria School of Design
  • Nursing, Midwifery & Health
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing
  • Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Job Prospects & Employability

  • Northumbria places a big emphasis on employability and it shows – 93% of students are in work or further study six months after graduation and it is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for the number of graduates in professional employment on permanent contracts.
  • The university’s Careers and Employment Service works with students throughout their time at Northumbria and after graduation, providing practical, personalised support including 1-to-1 sessions with careers advisers.
  • JobsOnline, the university’s online vacancies system, has thousands of opportunities for part-time jobs and volunteer roles that build work experience to internships and graduate jobs.
  • Northumbria also holds a number of employer fairs and visits throughout the year with organisations like Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, Proctor & Gamble and the NHS.


  • Northumbria has a generous package of scholarships and bursaries.
  • The university’s dedicated team of advisers offer all Northumbria students free, impartial, confidential and professional advice and guidance on a wide range of issues, including financial support, hardship funding, benefits and council tax.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details.

Student Support

We realise that alongside your academic life, you will be managing your day-to-day life, including money and budgets, living in a new city or country, and your relationships, friendships and family responsibilities. From time to time when juggling such demands, specialist advice and support are invaluable for all of us.
The services that we provide complement those provided within your academic faculty. Your faculty is a very important source of advice and information about your course and studies. However, for many types of support – around disability issues, faith issues, counselling and mental health support, finance, welfare issues and international student support – the University has also set up a range of central Student Support and Wellbeing services, to ensure that you have access to trained professionals with the right expertise.