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, building surveying, quantity surveying, real estate, and housing.

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Arts

From creating fine art to conserving it; from animation to film, theatre and television, through to arts management and teaching, our Arts department is a dynamic and stimulating environment to study a wide range of courses. Learn from world-renowned experts in Fine Art, Performance and Visual Cultures.

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Computer and Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in computer science, games, animation and visual effects, computer forensics and security, network technology, website development, library management, and data and information sciences.

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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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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, Physics and Electrical Engineering

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

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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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Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University 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

Our School of Design covers Industrial, Fashion, Communication and Innovation Design. With alumni including Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive, principal designer of the iPad, iPhone and iMac, our design community examines design in the context of use, beauty and social and cultural contexts.

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Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Northumbria University is well-established with highly rated Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health Professional Council (HPC) approved events. Our BSc nursing programmes are ranked 11th in the UK and are accredited by the Royal College of Nursing.

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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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Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Criminology, Sociology, International Relations International Development, Media, Journalism and Mass Communications. Award-winning global research and partnerships will give you the real world experience to drive positive social change on an international level.

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Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Within this department we’re ranked top 5 nationally for our education programmes, while over half of our research in Social Work and Social Policy has been rated as world leading or internationally excellent.

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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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