Northumbria University

Newcastle, England


Northumbria University, officially the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, is a university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. A former polytechnic, it was established as one of the new universities in 1992. The university has two large campuses. City Campus, located in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, is divided into City Campus East and City Campus West by the city’s central motorway.

Northumbria specialises in law and business, arts and design, computing, environmental science, built environment, applied healthcare, sports science and psychology, and teacher education. Northumbria also offers ‘clinical’ courses in law accredited by the Law Society and Bar Council. In the 2014 REF, along with Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, humanities and arts subjects were the best scoring Units of Assessment.

Northumbria University has remained ranked between 48 and 60 for the past ten years in the Guardian University League Tables. The Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Ranking places Northumbria University in the 401-500 range.

56 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1992
Size Large
26,675 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS
Other Applications Accepted Institution's own application form

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL, PTE, Trinity ISE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application

Cost and Scholarships

£ 15,000
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



Rutherford Academic Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth £1,500
Eligibility and Requirements UK students applying to study at Northumbria University
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --
Other Details The students must Be ordinarily resident in the UK and be Home for the purposes of fees, or be a resident of the Channel Islands/Isle of Man.* Enrol with Northumbria University on or before the enrolment deadline (03 October 2019 - date TBC). If you have not enrolled by this date the Rutherford Scholarship offer will be withdrawn. Be applying and studying for your first higher education qualification. Register with Student Finance England (SFE), Student Finance Wales (SFW) or Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI)
EU Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth £2,000
Eligibility and Requirements Be eligible to pay Home fees. This scholarship is not available for students who are eligible to pay international fees. Be ordinarily a resident in an EU member state outside of the UK.
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --
Northumbria Undergraduate Global Scholarship
Total Worth £3,000 fee discount in the first year and £1,500 fee discount for every subsequent year of study
Eligibility and Requirements To be eligible for the Northumbria Global Scholarship, you must: be an International student with ‘overseas’ fee status be a self-funded student (not in receipt of any sponsorship) be accepted and enrolled on a full-time taught course, either undergraduate or postgraduate, at the Newcastle upon Tyne campus meet all individual course requirements
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Other Details Sponsored students are not eligible for the Northumbria Global Scholarship Students undertaking an integrated Masters course will not receive the Northumbria Global Scholarship in the final year Students undertaking the GDL qualification are not entitled to the Northumbria Global Scholarship Students undertaking a placement or study abroad year are not entitled to the Northumbria Global Scholarship in this year Students who are progressing from a partner institute where reduced fees have been agreed are not eligible for the Northumbria Global Scholarship