NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY

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Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne, is an expanding multicultural learning community, with excellent links with further and higher education, industry and commerce throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Based in Newcastle; a renowned student city with low costs of living. It is a member of the University Alliance.

Renowned for the excellence of its teaching, as well as for preparing students for the world of work, Northumbria also provides research opportunities for professional reflective practice.

In 1992 Newcastle Polytechnic was inaugurated as the new Northumbria University in 1992 as part of the UK-wide process in which polytechnics became new universities. It was originally styled the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

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Situated in the north-east of England, Northumbria has two separate campuses. The largest, City Campus, is situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne opposite the Civic Centre and has recently been extended with the building of a £100 million+ development at City Campus East. Coach Lane Campus is situated in a leafy suburb of the city, 3 miles from City Campus and linked by the University’s free bus service.

In terms of student numbers the University is the 5th biggest in the UK and the largest in the North East. Northumbria has a student population of around 32,000 with 3,300 overseas students on our Newcastle campuses and a further 3,000 studying on University programmes in their own countries. It also includes the North East’s largest community of taught postgraduate students, ranking in the top 10 biggest providers of taught Postgraduate degrees in the UK. Northumbria also offers ‘clinical’ courses in law accredited by the Law Society and Bar Council. These allow graduates direct entry to the profession. The institution’s Student Law Centre is a unique clinical legal education enterprise, where law students participate in a legal advice and representation scheme on behalf of real clients, as part of their academic and professional development. The service is run as a full legal service, just like any other firm of solicitors. Practising lawyers closely supervise the students’ work and have overall responsibility for ensuring that clients receive a professional service.

The School of Design in Newcastle upon Tyne also has a satellite campus in Islington, London.

Northumbria University offers approximately 500 study programmes through eight Schools:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • The Built and Natural Environment
  • Design – based in Newcastle upon Tyne and Islington, London
  • Health, Community and Education
  • Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences
  • Law
  • Life Sciences(which incorporates Applied Sciences and Psychology and Sport Sciences)
  • Newcastle Business School

Another reason you’ll love studying here is the city of Newcastle upon Tyne itself. Most of the courses are taught in city-centre campus, and there isn’t a city in the UK that can match Newcastle at the moment in terms of student life. It’s as famous for its cultural life as it is for its social life, and it’s surrounded by some of the most beautiful and historic countryside that the UK has to offer.

There is no doubt that it is a great place to live and to be a student, with its lower cost of living and accommodation compared to other areas in the UK, its good public transport infrastructure, its International Airport . After all, the forty-two thousand students currently studying in the city can’t be wrong.

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