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Northumbria is an innovative, pioneering university which pursues new thinking, forges new partnerships, creates and exchanges new knowledge and finds new solutions to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on.

The University’s inspirational academics, partners and students work together to transform lives and make a remarkable impact on the world.

Rated 5 stars for both teaching and employability by QS Stars, and awarded Silver in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, Northumbria offers cutting-edge postgraduate degrees, degree apprenticeships, and research degree opportunities.

All of these have been shaped by the University’s ground-breaking research and created in collaboration with the 560 employers and 60 professional bodies who sponsor or accredit Northumbria’s programmes.

The University has invested more than £250m in campus facilities over the past 10 years, in order to support its world-class research and learning experience.

A vibrant multicultural community, the University is home to over 32,000 students, from nearly 140 countries. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best student city in the UK, there are also campuses in London and Amsterdam and partnerships with other higher education institutions across the globe. 

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About the Northumbria University, Newcastle

Northumbria University is one of the largest universities in the UK, based in the heart of Newcastle-upon- Tyne. With its four campuses in Newcastle City, Coach Lane, London and Amsterdam, Northumbria University offers students a wide variety of postgraduate and research-oriented degrees.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

43% Part Time
57% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

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Source: HESA, 2019

20,940 Undergraduate
4,675 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2019


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