Northumbria University

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Newcastle, England


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Design, Physics, Nursing Science

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Northumbria University Overview

With around 26,000 students from over 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest and most successful universities. Northumbria has a rich history going back through its constituent colleges to the late nineteenth century. It was invented as Newcastle Polytechnic in 1969 and inaugurated as a university in 1992. Offering degrees in utmost major subject areas, Northumbria University courses in Engineering, Computing, Sciences, Business, Law, Design, erected and Natural Environment, Arts, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sport, and Health are some of the stylish in the UK.

Lecturers are experts in their field and passionate about teaching. numerous courses carry professional accreditation, and, as well as Northumbria masters’ courses which bear a subject-specific first degree, the University offer a range of’ conversion’ masters for those who are considering a change of direction. Northumbria is the only Business School in Europe with double recognition for Accounting and Business from AACSB.

Northumbria’s constantly excellent performance in UK quality audits places it at the veritably top among ultramodern universities. With over 95 of graduates in work or continuing education, Northumbria is among the most successful universities for graduate employment. The Northumbria University acceptance rate is 65 and a crucial Northumbria University ranking is placing in the Top 25 in the UK for graduates in largely professed employment.

Northumbria University Rankings

  • 49th in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 38th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 548th in the QS World University Rankings 2024

Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) show Northumbria University with the biggest rise in research power ranking of any UK university. Its research power ranking rose to 23rd, having previously risen to 50th in 2014 from 80th in 2008, making Northumbria the sector’s largest riser in research power ranking for the second time.

Other key Northumbria University rankings include:

  • 95th in the Times Higher Education Ranking Young University Rankings 2022
  • Top 20 in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Design, and Education
  • Top 30 in Architecture, Nursing and Midwifery, Journalism, Publicity and Public Relations, Law, Building and Town, and Country Planning, Health Professions, Civil Engineering, and Criminology


Northumbria University

Northumbria University guarantees accommodation for all first-year students once an offer has been accepted. Over 5,000 rooms are available either self- provisioned or provisioned and all accommodation is a many minutes’ walk from main buildings or direct public transport to get you there. Accommodation Services staff are on hand all year to offer information and advice about all aspects of student accommodation and advise on similar things as landlord/ tenant problems if renting intimately.

Northumbria University Location

Newcastle is situated in the north- east of England, about four hours north of London by train. The city has a population of around 200,000 and was suggested to be the stylish city for students in 2011. The notorious River Tyne splits the city, with a wide variety of artistic attractions, including galleries, museums, nightlife, and shopping, giving students of all types something to see and do. The Metro system which links the university and city also runs out to the flaxen beaches of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth.

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20% tuition fee

This information is for Northumbria Alumni applying to study at Northumbria University in the academic year 2023/24.
The world is changing, and at Northumbria we stand ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We want to support our students to achieve their ambitions, to support their creativity and curiosity.

Northumbria offers a generous 20% tuition fee discount to students who choose to continue their studies or return to Northumbria to gain a Masters or Postgraduate Research qualification.

If you have graduated with a Full Undergraduate Degree, Masters, or Postgraduate Research qualification from Northumbria University (or Newcastle Polytechnic), you will automatically receive a 20% tuition fee discount (pro-rata if your course is more than one year) on most Masters and Postgraduate Research courses.

This discount applies to Full and Part-Time students (including the Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and is available to students studying at our Newcastle and London campuses or via Distance Learning.

Eligible students also include those who have previously studied at Northumbria in the UK as a Study Abroad or Exchange student, or those who have completed a Northumbria degree outside the UK via a Transnational Education (TNE) partnership, subject to successfully graduating at the level mentioned above.

Terms & Conditions:

To be eligible for the Alumni Discount, you must:
Be a UK, EU or International applicant who has achieved a full first degree from Northumbria University or Newcastle Polytechnic. (as defined by the levels published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency – ‘HESA’)
Provide proof of your previous qualification from Northumbria University or Newcastle Polytechnic.

Be applying to study on a Full Masters or Postgraduate Research course in September 2023 or January 2024
Be a self-funded student ie; not in receipt of any sponsorship