Welcome to the University of Northampton, a unique blend of vibrant campus life, superb facilities and academic excellence. At the heart of all that we do and offer is our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change. Ranked 44th in the UK (Guardian rankings 2015).
To ensure you get the very best, we have invested millions of pounds in facilities and buildings on both campuses. Based in Northamptonshire, at the heart of England and only a short journey from London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, there is never a shortage of things to do and see. While the county boasts rolling countryside, castles and canals, the town of Northampton offers students an exciting urban experience, complete with activities, events, nightclubs, bars, shops and sports. At the University of Northampton we offer all our students an outstanding academic experience, filled with learning and teaching excellence, cutting edge facilities and an exciting and stimulating life both on and off campus.
Each year the university welcomes more than 1,000 international students from more than 100 countries. Students can expect to find high quality academic teachings, first class resources and a friendly, supportive learning environment. All students benefit from the unique opportunity to develop international relationships and networks through learning alongside others from a wide range of countries and cultures. We offer up to 25% scholarships to international students who have high academic grades in their previous qualifications.
Education has an extensive history in Northampton dating back to the 13th century whilst the University of Northampton has evolved from the beginning of the 20th century. It was established as a Northampton Technical College in 1924. It was founded from a marriage of Northampton's colleges of art, technology and education, which formed Nene College of Higher Education in 1975; it is now the only Higher Education provider in Northamptonshire. In February 1999 Northampton changed name and became a University college. It gained a full University status and power to award research degrees in 2005.
Northampton is in the centre of England, within an hour’s travel from Birmingham, London and Oxford. The university comprises two green campuses within 6.5 km of Northampton town centre. Main line trains and motorway system are close-by, free bus service is available between campuses. The university has two sites: Park Campus at Kingsthorpe, a northern suburb, and Avenue Campus just north of the town centre and opposite a large open park known as the Racecourse. Avenue Campus was from 1924 the site of a college of technology that became part of the university.