Northumbria University


When you join Northumbria University, Newcastle, be prepared to be part of a research-rich business focussed and professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. We are a progressive, dynamic and innovative institution with genuine global ambition.

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students

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 campuses in London and Amsterdam as well as Newcastle, and work in partnership with other higher education institutions across the world attracting students from 136 countries...

Diversity and Equality

Northumbria University is proud to be a multi-cultural community; we value diversity, and are determined to ensure that the opportunities we provide are open to all. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strongly underpins the University’s Vision 2025 and Corporate Strategy 2018 - 2023.

Whilst we welcome the greater legislative protection which has been enacted in recent years at Northumbria we have long been aware that there is a compelling moral case for equality. Therefore, as well as implementing our legislative duties we are striving to create a community that positively welcomes diversity by aiming to embed equality, diversity and inclusion into everything that we do.