Northumbria University is a truly international university with students from all over the world studying on our programmes, either on our campuses in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne or at one of our many partner institutions worldwide
Many students choose Northumbria because of its reputation as one of Britain's best modern universities. They are usually looking for a well-regarded qualification that will help them in their future career. This is why we ensure that our courses provide the knowledge and practical skills that employers are looking for.
Northumbria's international reputation as a leading British university is the result of a distinctive combination of outstanding academic research and teaching, innovative programmes, traditional values and social and cultural diversity. Since its foundation in the historic City of Newcastle upon Tyne, the University has developed into a successful regional, national and international institution.
Largest Regional University
By the year 2000 Northumbria University was the largest university in the North East of England, with a broad portfolio of courses and a rich cultural diversity in its student population. Northumbria has a student population of around 32,000 with 3,300 overseas students on our Newcastle campuses and a further 3,000 studying on University programmes in their own countries.
Teaching and research activities are managed by nine schools including: Applied Sciences; Arts and Social Sciences; Built Environment; Business, Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences; Design; Health, Community and Education Studies, Law and Psychology and Sport Sciences.
The highest standards have been maintained, with an excellent result in a recent Institutional Audit by the Quality Assurance Agency. The professional standing of our programmes has been endorsed with accreditation from over 30 professional bodies. In 2006 Northumbria was declared in a national competition as the ‘UK’s most IT-Enabled Organisation’.
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