Academic Departments

At Northumbria, students enjoy an educational experience that will set them up for life, taught by experts in their field who have a passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

Northumbria’s courses are highly rated. In the National Student Survey 2013, several disciplines achieved 100% satisfaction from our students and half scored 90% or more.

We have a strong national and international reputation for academic quality. The Law Department’s Student Law Office was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the highest form of national recognition open to a UK university. Our Arts Department is one of only 18 in the country to receive funding for a Centre for Doctoral Training over the next five years. Newcastle Business School has earned double accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for its business and accounting programmes, a kite mark earned by just 1% of business schools worldwide.

Applied Sciences

The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Biomedical Science have accredited a number of our programmes. We cover biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, pharmaceutical analysis, forensic science, food and nutritional sciences.

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Architecture and Built Environment

Architecture and Built Environment at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in architecture, interior architecture, architectural technology, building surveying, quantity surveying, real estate, and housing.

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Arts

Northumbria’s Arts department offers a stimulating and dynamic learning environment in which to study flexible, student-orientated courses. Staff are globally-renowned, research-active experts in Fine Art, Performance and Visual Cultures.

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Computer Science and Digital Technologies

Computer Science and Digital Technologies at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in computer science, games, animation and digital visual effects, computer forensics and security, network technology and website development.

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Education and Lifelong Learning

Our department provides you with the opportunity to work with a team who are recognised for the high-quality of their work as an Outstanding University provider of both secondary and primary Initial Teacher Education, as classified by the Department of Education from Ofsted inspections.

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Geography

Geography at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in physical and human geography, environmental science and management, health & safety, and disaster management.

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Healthcare

Healthcare offers students the opportunity to develop caring careers that can transform the lives of patients, families and communities. Our nursing programmes are ranked 11th in the UK and are accredited by the Royal College of Nursing. The department has an outstanding 96% graduate employment rate.

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Humanities

Humanities at Northumbria is composed of three subject teams: History, Literature & Creative Writing, and English Language & Linguistics, and is also developing strengths in the fields of American Studies and Heritage Studies.

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Mathematics and Information Sciences

Mathematics and Information Sciences at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in Information Sciences, Library & Information Management, Mathematics & Statistics, and Project Management.

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Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in construction (project management) and engineering (architectural/building services, automotive, civil, mechanical and product design).

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Media and Communication Design

The Department of Media and Communication Design provides an exciting range of courses led by a committed and highly regarded staff team with extensive industry experience.

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Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK.

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Northumbria Law School

Northumbria Law School is one of the largest law schools in the UK, with a national and international reputation for excellence in legal education.

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Northumbria School of Design

Northumbria’s alumni include Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive, principal designer of the iPad, iPhone and iMac. Our School of Design covers the discipline areas of Industrial Design, Fashion Design and Innovation Design.

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Physics and Electrical Engineering

Physics and Electrical Engineering encompasses all of our work in physics and astrophysics, electrical and electronic engineering, mobile communication, microelectronic, renewable and sustainable energy technologies, and advanced materials.

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Psychology

The British Psychological Society has accredited a number of our programmes. We cover psychology and its various specialisms including health, occupational, organisational and sport & exercise psychology.

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Public Health and Wellbeing

Nursing and Midwifery programmes have an outstanding reputation, ranked 11th in the UK. We offer pre-registration mental health, children’s and learning disability nursing, midwifery and occupational therapy. We prepare district nurses and health visitors and support the development of registered and qualified health professionals through Masters and CPD education.

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Social Sciences & Languages

The department offers an exciting and extensive range of high-quality undergraduate and post-graduate courses in criminology, politics, sociology and modern foreign languages.

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Social Work and Communities

We’re ranked among the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction with social work programmes. We cover social work, community studies, family therapy, Early Years teaching, mental health professional practice and management of children’s services.

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Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Our physiotherapy programme is rated #3 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2015). We also cover sport & exercise science, strength & conditioning, exercise behaviour, physiology, and sport marketing, management & coaching.

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