successful admissions


of students enter the university of their choice


students consult Education Index when applying for universites

Northumbria University


Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students.

Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of our graduates are working or studying six months after graduation. The University ranked 21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey.

Northumbria works with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 46 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. Innovative and entrepreneurial, it is currently the number one university in the UK for graduate start-ups based on estimated turnover according to the Higher Education Business Community Interaction Survey.

The University has a campus in London as well as Newcastle, and work in partnership with other higher education institutions across the world attracting students from 136 countries.

  • Year established
  • Location
    North of England
  • Registered students
  • Students satisfaction

Academic specialism

Teaching and research activities are managed by four faculties:

  • Arts, Design and Social Sciences;
  • Engineering and Environment;
  • Business and Law;
  • Health and Life Sciences.

The university has a reputation for particular expertise in: Design, Law, Business, Nursing and Subjects allied to Medicine, Primary Education, Sport and Architecture, Psychology, Energy, History, English and the Creative Arts.

The first longitudinal study of the graduates shows 98.1% are in employment with 91.1% in graduate level jobs.

Academic Departments

  • Applied Sciences
  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Arts
  • Computer Science and Digital Technologies
  • Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Geography
  • Healthcare
  • Humanities Mathematics and Information Sciences
  • Mechanical and Construction Engineering
  • Media and Communication Design
  • Newcastle Business School
  • Northumbria Law School
  • Northumbria School of Design
  • Physics and Electrical Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Public Health and Wellbeing
  • Social Sciences & Languages
  • Social Work and Communities
  • Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation


Free consultation

Get free 15 min consultation about this University

  • {{rerrors.FirstName}}
  • {{rerrors.Email}}
  • {{rerrors.Mobile}}
  • By providing your details you are consenting to Education Index sending you information about its services and the university that is relevant to your interests, such as: courses and subjects, events, funding, student life, accommodation and careers. Education Index will never sell, rent, or give away your data for third-party marketing, however they may work with partner organisations to send you relevant information about Northumbria University. If you do not wish to receive further information, you can opt-out at any time using links provided in their communications. Education Index privacy policy applies.
    I agree to comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy. I confirm that I am 16 years of age or older *
  • {{rerrors.Message}}
Northumbria University
Ellison Place
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
View Location
+44 (0)191 232 6002

Featured universities

  • Loughborough University London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Swiss Institute for Management and Hospitality
  • University of Amsterdam
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Twente
  • Normandie Business School
  • SHG International Hospitality and Business Schools
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • University of Toledo
Show all


Northumbria University is located right in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne –one of the UK’s best student cities. It is half an hour away from stunning blue flag beaches, historic castles and rambling countryside. Getting to them is really easy; the North East is connected by Tyne and Wear’s Metro and a great bus network. The region is well connected by rail, road and air too – just three hours from London by rail and 1.5 hours from Leeds and Edinburgh.