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Northumbria University

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Quick facts:

  • Top 20 university for student satisfaction
  • One of the largest universities in the country with around 31,500 students
  • Newcastle : ville étudiante dynamique

With 35,000 students, Northumbria University is one of the largest universities in the U.K. Famous for the employability of its graduates, the university is renowned for its courses in business, health and sport sciences, history, art and design, communication and media.

About Northumbria University

A video about studying at Northumbria University.

Studying in Newcastle : the quintesential student city

Each year, Northumbria University takes in international students from over a hundred countries, attracted by academic excellence, the promising opportunities and the vibrant student life in Newcastle. Lately, the school has launched a 160 million pound renovation programme to add to its already extremely modern infrastructure, and students can benefit from one of the best campuses in the country. The new constructions have allowed, amongst other things, an expansion of the library, the installation of high-tech computing equipment, the construction of studios for the fine arts department, as well as the total renovation of the student union with the addition of three bars and pubs, a concert hall and a cultural center.

Courses and Specialties

Northumbria University offers more than 200 programmes at bachelor level, spread across eighteen faculties : applied sciences ; architecture and environment ; arts ; computer science and digital technology ; education ; geography ; health sciences and political science ; mathematics and information science ; mechanical engineering and construction ; media, design and communication ; business ; law ; physcial and electrical engineering ; psychology ; public health and well-being ; literature, languages and social sciences ; sport, exercise and rehabilitation. Northumbria have several famous alumni, including Sir Jonathan Ive, industrial designer responsible for the Apple iMac and iPods ; rugby legend Johnny Wilkinson ; Sting ; and Tim Brown, director of the design agency IDEO.

Studies at Northumbria cost £9250 per year, and the university offers many scholarships.

Joining Northumbria University

Applications to Norhumbria are made through UCAS, a centralised platform common to all british universities. Study Experience are specialists in guiding students through the UCAS application process, and our team will gladly assist you through these steps.

The deadline for applying is the 15th of January for students wishing to start in September. A full application must include a CV, a professionally translated transcript, your IELTS test results (or equivalent), as well as a personal statement. Study Experience accompany many students in the writing of their personal statements and recommend the best IELTS preparation courses. Speaking of the IELTS, the required score for Northumbria ranges from 6.0 to 7.5 depending on the course. To apply, you must have obtained your baccalaureat with minimum of 14/20 average, but again a higher average can be required depending on the course.

Vivre et étudier à Newcastle

Northumbria University is only two hours from Edinburgh by train. The city of Newcastle was named the best student city by WhatUni Student Award in 2014. It’s not surprising : in Newcastle, one out of six inhabitants are students ; the city is therefore chock full of activities and resources dedicated to this dynamic community. Newcastle is a touristy town, famous for its monuments and cultural scene, but also for beautiful landscapes in the surrounding area.

Northumbria University operate a dozen student halls offering various types of accommodation for all needs and budgets. The halls at Northumbria have been named in the top 3 best in the U.K. The cost of a room in these residences starts at £73.

There isn’t just London in the United Kingdom ! Studying at Northumbria University allows you to take advantage of a university course in the U.K without going bankrupt. For more information on the course and applications, get in touch with a Study Experience team member.

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