- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
Northumbria University has ambitious plans for the future; it pursues new thinking, forges new partnerships, creates and exchanges knowledge and finds new solutions.
UCAS Code: N77
League Table Scores
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.Read more
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.Read more
A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.Read more
A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.Read more
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.Read more
The average staffing levels at the university.Read more
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.Read more
A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.Read more
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.Read more
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.Read more
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.
Level of study
- Undergraduate 80%
- Postgraduate 20%
Mode of study
- Full Time 80%
- Part Time 20%
Where students come from
- UK 87%
- EU 2%
- Other 10%
- Male 42%
- Female 58%
Type of Qualification:
Undergraduate Open Days
Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you.
Student Services and Facilities
- The university's three libraries provide a multidisciplinary collection of over a million print and e-books, 50,000 e-journals and over 300 databases. There are also more than 2,000 silent, quiet and collaborative learning spaces.
- The City campus library is open and staffed 24/7 during semesters, providing support to students that has earned it Customer Service Excellence accreditation since 2010.
- The Northumbria Skills programme provides students with opportunities to learn key digital skills either face-to-face or online.
- Newcastle is a thriving city and there is a huge range of part-time work available for students in its city centre shops, bars and restaurants as well as in contact centres on neighbouring business parks.
- Hundreds of part-time job opportunities are advertised each year via the JobsOnline database and an annual part-time jobs fair is held at the start of the academic year, with dozens of local and national businesses from a wide range of sectors offering great paid part-time roles.
- One-to-one advice and support is provided in Student Central by careers professionals, helping students with planning, job applications or figuring out what role would suit them.
- Careers advisors also deliver sessions as part of courses, and a central programme of workshops and events on a wide range of careers topics helps students make decisions about their future and compete effectively for job or further study opportunities.
- Careers Online and JobsOnline portals, available 24/7, help students explore careers options, find out about different roles and vacancies, prepare for selection processes with simulated interviews, and create winning applications or build their CVs.
- All students can access free, impartial, confidential and professional advice on a range of health and welfare issues including registering with a GP or dentist, prescription charges, personal security and insurance.
- With the demands that university life can bring, the university recommends students maintain a healthy lifestyle; students from overseas are advised to get vaccinations and travel insurance before they arrive at university.
- The team can be contacted by telephone, email, via the online student portal, or face-to-face at all campuses.
- A counselling and mental health support team are available to provide students with advice and guidance on personal, emotional or mental health issues.
- This can range from appointments with counsellors and mental health practitioners, through to online support, referrals to self-help materials and therapeutic workshops, all offered within two working days after request.
- The university works to ensure that the educational opportunities it provides are inclusive for all students, including the many disabled students who choose to study at Northumbria.
- Disabilities Advisers provide students with advice, guidance and support for dyslexia or dyspraxia, long-term medical conditions, sensory or mobility impairments, autism spectrum disorders or diagnosed mental health conditions.
- Depending on a students' individual requirements, the university can provide a range of services. These may include study support, applying for funding, providing specialist mentoring, tutorials or exam arrangements, advice on assistive technology, adapted and accessible accommodation and the use of a support worker service for students who require one-to-one educational support.
Other services and facilities
- At the heart of each campus in Newcastle, Student Central provides professional advice and guidance on accommodation; applying for jobs or starting a business; assessments, course information or studying abroad; change of student status or visas and welfare; learning skills or using the library; choosing a career or placements; counselling or disability information; money and finance.
- Ask4Help is the university’s dedicated student enquiry service. Students can get face-to-face support 24/7 in each Student Central, and via the student portal, which also provides a range of self-service options.
- Northumbria Students' Union delivers free, confidential and independent academic advice.
- It has over 100 societies and volunteering opportunities that are inspired by the hobbies and interests of the passionate students who run them.
- The SU delivers affordable and quality food and drink at its stylish bar, Habita.
- Northumbria is celebrating its 25th year of achieving university status but its roots go way back to the 1880s.
- Since 2005, Northumbria has invested more than £250 million to transform its campuses in Newcastle into stunning spaces for learning, teaching, research and social activities.
- Northumbria University has produced some of the world's most outstanding innovators – including Sir Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice-President of Apple and designer of the iPhone, iPod and iMac.
Notable Alumni and Famous Faces
- Sir Jonathan Ive – Apple’s Vice President of Industrial Design and designer of the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad.
- Sting (Gordon Sumner CBE) – internationally renowned musician, songwriter and actor.
- Victoria Pendleton CBE – double gold-medal-winning Olympic cyclist, and now jockey.
- Amanda Berry OBE – Chief Executive of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
- Stephen Miller MBE – three-time gold-medal-winning Paralympic athlete and captain of the Team GB athletic squad at the London 2012 Summer Paralympics.
- Rob Law MBE – founder of Magmatic and designer of the children's Trunki suitcases.
- Bibiana Aido – Spain’s youngest ever minister, appointed to government at the age of 31.
- Tim Brown – Chief Executive Officer and President of IDEO USA, one of the world’s leading design companies.
- Kevin Whately – television actor, best known for his role as Lewis in Inspector Morse.
- Steve Cram MBE – broadcaster and Olympic silver medallist.
Northumbria University, Sutherland Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST