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Why Choose Northumbria?

Choosing the right university is more important than ever and there is a lot to consider, from the right course for you to the university with the most to offer your future. We recognise that studying is an important investment, but when it comes to choosing Northumbria, we feel the decision is easy.

Academic Excellence:

  • Programmes developed in close consultation with industry experts ensuring you develop the knowledge and skills employers are looking for
  • Our teaching is renowned for quality and relevance and is delivered by research-active academics who are recognised experts in their field


  • Top 50 in the UK for research power and recognised by the Times Higher Education as having the biggest rise in research power of any university in the country (Research Excellence Framework 2015).

  • We reported the largest rise in research rated as world-leading and internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2015).

Quality Courses:

  • Many of our courses offer accreditation from industry, giving you professional standing or exemption from examinations
  • We designed our courses to give you real skills which are immediately relevant to today's workplace

World-Class Campuses:

  • You will learn in a great environment. Our campuses have had over £200m invested in new buildings and refurbishments
  • You can access extensive sport and recreational facilities through Sport Central

Ongoing Support:

  • There is first class student support including disability support, financial advice and careers servce
  • Award-winning IT provision and 24/7 library access

Your Future:

  • KnowmoreOur programmes can help you advance your career, begin a new career or fulfill a lifelong interest


Postgraduate Accommodation

Postgraduate Accommodation

Postgraduate students have the full choice of accommodation options, but within our residences, a number of flats or houses are reserved for postgraduate and older undergraduate overseas students.

Spread The Cost

Spread the cost of your tuition fees

For Full-Time, UK/EU self-financing students, we are happy to offer the option of spreading the cost of your course over up to ten* months throughout the year interest free.

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