More than 14,000 students attend courses in the arts, science and technology, business, education, health and social sciences on two campuses close to Northampton town centre. The university has seen a substantial investment in campus facilities in the past few years, including a refurbished library at Park campus. Social enterprise is at the heart of the student community at Northampton and all students have the opportunity, as part of their degree course, to work in a social enterprise – part of the university’s vision to be the top university in the UK for social enterprise by 2015. The student union provides a variety of entertainment events at its two locations. Northampton itself is a big market town with some attractive green spaces and architecture.



Park campus has a nightclub and Avenue campus has a student union bar, as well as dance and drama studios, and computer-aided design suites. There is 24-hour access to IT resources.


Founded from a marriage of Northampton’s colleges of art, technology and education, which formed Nene College of Higher Education in 1975.
In February 1999 it became University College Northampton.
Gained university status and the power to award its own research degrees in 2005 and became the University of Northampton.


Over 14,000 students currently study at the University of Northampton on a mixture of undergraduate, postgraduate and further education programmes.
The gender mix is currently 62% female, and 38% male.
Almost 98% of students that enter onto undergraduate courses at the University previously attended a state school.
87% of all students are from the UK, 2% are from Europe, and 11% are from the rest of the world.