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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. Both research-engaged and business-focused, it has an expanding multicultural learning community, with excellent links with education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Northumbria University has:

  • Over 3,200 international students
  • Students from over 100 countries
  • Over 100 university partners worldwide
  • Opportunities to study abroad 
  • International partnerships and networks
  • Internationally renowned educational consultants

Partnership working with other institutions around the world enables Northumbria to provide outstanding learning for students within and outside the UK and to undertake internationally excellent and world-leading teaching and research. Franchising is the process by which Northumbria University authorises an approved partner institution to deliver (and sometimes assess) part or all of an approved University of Northumbria at Newcastle programme, which leads to a university award. The department has run for numerous years successful franchise programmes particularly in Singapore, at Kaplan Higher Education Institute and the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) where we offer:

  • BA (Hons) Childhood & Early Years Studies
  • BA (Hons) Guidance & Counselling
  • Masters of Public Health (MPH)
  • MSc Healthcare Management

Numerous students at Kaplan and MDIS have graduated from these and similar programmes. The MPH & MSc Healthcare Management both attract a number of international students. Come and join us and fulfil your potential and dreams!

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Pictured from left to right: Executive Director and Joint CEO of Live Theatre Jacqui Kell, Director of Cultural Partnerships at Northumbria University Neil Percival, and Director of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) Keith Merrin.
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Launch of The Regeneration Shop in Chopwell. Sarah Cotton, Senior Programmes Manager at Chopwell Regeneration Group; Jennine Wilson, Lecturer in Fashion and Senior Technician at Northumbria University; Hal Convery, Shop Manager at The Regeneration Shop; Crystal Hicks, Executive Director of Chopwell Regeneration Group; Gayle Cantrell, Assistant Professor BA Fashion Communication at Northumbria University; Sophie Wetherell, Assistant Professor BA Fashion / MA Fashion Design at Northumbria University; Emma Jane Goldsmith Assistant Professor BA Fashion / MA Fashion Design at Northumbria University; Professor Anne Peirson-Smith, Head of Fashion at Northumbria University.
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A three-year research project, led by academics from Northumbria University, aims to better connect the care system and expand it include creative health approaches such as art, crafts, sports, gardening or cooking to provide holistic support tailored to individuals. Getty Images.
Research led by Northumbria academics shines a light on the impact of moving patients from hospitals to care homes during the pandemic. Photo - Getty Images

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