Academic Departments

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic quality.  Our academic departments conduct ground-breaking research through diverse themes that have global impact and recognition.

Applied Sciences

The Department of Applied Sciences contributes primarily to the University’s research themes in Cellular & Molecular Sciences and Health & Lifestyle studies...

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Architecture and Built Environment

Architecture and the Built Environment is an essential part of the modern world. From architecture, urban design, and global construction economics, to sustainability, building information modelling...

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Arts

Research in the Department of Arts ranges from practice-led explorations in Fine Art and Performance to theoretical investigations of Visual and Material Culture, Cultural Management and Conservation...

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Computer and Information Sciences

We are living in a digital age where all of our lives are impacted by computer sciences and digital technologies, from cyber security and computational intelligence to games and visual effects...

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Education and Lifelong Learning

The Department of Education and Lifelong Learning has a range of research experience and interests. Its academic staff have extensive experience of leading, conducting and managing research in all areas of education...

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Geography

From Antarctica to Africa, global warming to disaster risk reduction, Geography takes place on a truly global scale at Northumbria. Research in this department is focused in three groups: Cold and Palaeo Environments...

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Healthcare

The Department of Healthcare works closely with the Department of Public Health and Wellbeing to inform policy and practice relevant to the healthcare workforce, improving the quality...

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Humanities

Research in Humanities is divided across two distinct areas: English (Literature, Language and Linguistics and Creative Writing) and History. Alongside these research areas we also have our American Studies...

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Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Engineering is everywhere, from the buildings we live and work in to the products we use every day. Mechanical and Construction Engineering explores a wide range of areas, including research into advanced materials, product development...

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Media and Communication Design

Research in Media and Communication Design explores the many roles played by the media in a wide range of social contexts. Also evident throughout the department’s activity is a strong commitment to interdisciplinary work...

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Newcastle Business School

The subject diversity of Newcastle Business School, part of the Faculty of Business and Law, facilitates inter-discipline exchange of ideas and collaboration between staff across the functional business areas and departments...

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Northumbria School of Design

Northumbria School of Design hosts the following research groups; Design Issues (Critical Design Discourses), Design Innovation and Research Methods, and Design Making...

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Northumbria Law School

The Law Department embraces diversity and breadth of research interests and outputs. While the research flagship of the Department is the Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies...

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Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

From robotics to photovoltaics, cosmic rays to smart materials, Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering’s pioneering research focuses on a wide range of issues. The department is divided into three groups: Sustainable...

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Psychology

The Department of Psychology has an overarching theme of ‘Psychology of Health and Wellbeing’ that defines its research strategy. Areas of research specialism are Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre...

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Public Health and Wellbeing

The Department of Public Health and Wellbeing builds on a long history of high-quality research in public health and related fields; working closely with the Department of Healthcare and the Department of Social Work and Communities...

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