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Northumbria University

United Kingdom
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About Northumbria University

Northumbria University has a rich history going back through its constituent colleges to the late nineteenth century. It was founded as Newcastle Polytechnic in 1969 and renamed as a university in 1992.

The university offers courses through its eight Academic Schools: Arts and Social Sciences; Newcastle Business School; Built and Natural Environment; Computing Engineering and Information Sciences; Design; Health Community and Education Studies; Law; and Life Sciences. The courses offered in most major subject areas such as Engineering, Computing, Sciences, Business, Law, Design, Built and Natural Environment, Arts, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sport, Health and many more.

Many of the courses carry professional accreditation and as well as postgraduate courses which require a subject specific first degree, offers a range of 'conversion' masters for those who are considering a change of direction.

The university has gained scores in the 2011 National Student Survey exceeded the sector average with a student satisfaction rate of 83%. Northumbria is one of only eight institutions to hold maximum Ofsted grades for its primary teacher training provision and one of only five to reach the highest standard for secondary teaching provision.

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The university has a library which operates 24/7, consists more than 500,000 books, 30,000 journals and in excess of 300 databases. E-learning portal is provided for the students as a virtual learning environment containing lecture materials, messages, study notes, reading lists, discussion forums, podcasts and vodcasts.

Besides, Northumbria also offers award- winning Sport Central which include a 3,000-seater indoor arena, a 25m swimming pool, a climbing wall, golf simulators, squash and aerobics courts and fitness centre.

Northumbria University has nearly 5,000 bedrooms within its various residential schemes from en suite, top-of-the-range accommodation to traditional student housing – so there’s a wide variety to suit all tastes and budgets. All residences are ideally located for students, with excellent proximity or transport links to both campuses and the City Centre.

Northumbria University is international in its reach and operations and enjoys excellent worldwide transport links from its Newcastle base via road, rail, sea and air. Northumbria University is less than two hours by train from Edinburgh, three hours from central London and less than one hour by air from  Northern Ireland.


Courses available 264

Accounting and Finance 41 Applied and Pure Sciences 17 Architecture, Building & Planning 8 Business and Management 56 Computer Science and IT 42 Creative Arts & Design 14 Education and Teaching 5 Engineering 8 Health and Medicine 18 Hotel Management & Hospitality 7 Humanities & Social Sciences 23 Law 24 Mass Communication & Media 3


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