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Northumbria University, Newcastle

About Northumbria University, Newcastle

The University has its origins in the Rutherford College, founded in 1880. Today, by putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.

Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of our graduates are working or studying six months after graduation. We are ranked 21st out of 111 universities in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey.

Northumbria works with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes.  Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked fourth in the UK for graduate business start-ups.

We have a campus in London as well as Newcastle, and work in partnership with other higher education institutions across the world attracting students from 136 countries...

Northumbria University, Newcastle Rankings

  • #901-1000 Universities Rankings - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2020
  • #651-700 World University Ranking - QS 2021
  • #351-400 University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #52 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #27 University Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #660 Global Universities - US News & World Report 2021

Northumbria University, Newcastle Course Rankings

Northumbria University, Newcastle Business Courses

  • #501-600 PG Business and Economics - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #42 Accounting & Finance Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #59 Business & Management Studies (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #58 Business, Management & Marketing - The Guardian 2021
  • #33 Accounting & Finance Rankings - The Guardian 2021

Northumbria University, Newcastle Engineering Courses

  • #251-300 PG Engineering and Technology - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #25 Civil Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #28 Electrical & Electronic Engineering - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #31 Mechanical Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #40 Mechanical Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #21 Civil Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #8 Electronic & Electrical Engineering - The Guardian 2021

Northumbria University, Newcastle Computers Courses

  • #251-300 PG Computers - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #80 Computer Science - The Complete University Guide 2021

Northumbria University, Newcastle Department structure

Several programmes are offered at Northumbria University at various schools, including:

Northumbria School of Design

Covers Industrial, Fashion, Communication and Innovation Design. Boasts impressive alumni including the Chief Design Officer at Apple, Sir Jonathan Ive, who helped design the iPad, iPhone and iMac.

Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Well-established, with BSc Nursing programmes ranked in the top 20 in the UK (Complete University Guide) and accredited by the Royal College of Nursing. Hosts highly rated Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health Professional Council (HPC) approved events.

Architecture and Built Environment

Housed in impressive new facilities and focusing on the teaching, research and enterprise of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Quantity and Building Surveying, Real Estate and Housing.


World-renowned experts deliver dynamic and stimulating courses in a wide range of disciplines, from animation to film, theatre and television, through to arts management and teaching.

Computer and Information Sciences

Leading department with new building, featuring leading work in computer science, games, animation and visual effects, computer forensics and security, network technology, website development, library management, and data and information sciences.

Newcastle Business School

Globally recognised school offering some of the best business-related courses in the UK.

Northumbria Law School

One of the UKs largest law schools, delivering excellent courses with a national and international reputation in legal education.

Top Courses at Northumbria University 

Programs Fees per annum
M.Sc Computer Science $21,920
M.B.A $25,345
M.Eng Mechanical Engineering $21,920
M.Eng Civil Engineering $21,920
M.Sc Project Management $25,345
M.Sc Engineering Management $21,920
L.L.M International Commercial Law $21,920
M.Sc Health Psychology $21,920
B.Sc Computer Science $21,920
B.Sc Applied Computing $21,920
B.Eng Mechanical Engineering $21,920
B.Eng Civil Engineering $21,920
B.A Business Management $21,920

Northumbria University Application Process

The detailed application process for seeking admission at the university is as follows:

How to apply?

  • UG applications- Apply through the (UCAS) portal with an application fee of 20 GBP for the first choice.
  • PG applications- Apply through University’s online application system.

Basic Admission Requirements

  • General requirements: Official academic transcripts, Letter of Recommendations and English language requirements.
  • Additional requirements: Birth certificate, passport copy, personal statement, essay, and research proposal (for research programs).

Northumbria University, Newcastle English Proficiency Test Requirements

The acceptable English test scores are given below:

English Test Minimum scores required
IELTS Academic 6.5 with no component below 5.5
PTE 50-57
Cambridge English Advanced and Proficiency 169 overall

Northumbria University Campus and Accommodation

Some of the choices available are mentioned below:

Residence Halls Cost per week (GBP)
Trinity Square 121.03
Claude Gibb 78.96
Lovaine Hall 79.80
Glenamara House 98.00
Winn 119.98
Camden Court 132.25
New Bridge Street 131.95

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Northumbria University, Newcastle Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 21,920


£ 21,920

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 14,980

Campus accommodation

£ 5,510

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.