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Welcome

When you join us at Northumbria University, you will become part of an organisation that creates and applies knowledge that transforms lives and makes a powerful cultural and economic impact.

Don't believe us? Then just consider that this is the University that boasts the current senior vice-president of design at Apple and lead designer behind both the iPhone and the iPad among its alumni - two of the most revolutionary consumer products of the last decade.

Other universities might make such a boast and sit back and relax. Not Northumbria. Our researchers are helping advance our understanding of the world around us through partnerships with the European Space Agency, CERN and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and working as part of the British Antarctic Survey to identify undiscovered new forms of life in one of the most remote places on the planet. We've even developed a formula for making the perfect cup of tea!

Universities thrive when they attract the world's brightest minds to push the boundaries of our understanding. Our ability to do so gives a vibrancy to working at Northumbria that permeates through everything we do.

Located in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a base in London, Northumbria attracts students from more than 136 countries and last year received applications from more high-achieving students than at any point in our history. A business-focussed university, we work with more than 560 employers and over 60 professional bodies. This has helped to place us among the top 10 universities in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment.

If, like us, you never stand still and constantly search for ways to challenge and innovate, then you will find support, encouragement and opportunity here at Northumbria. What are you waiting for?

Key Facts about Northumbria University:

  • We are the winner of The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the outstanding work of our Student Law Office. This is the highest form of national recognition for higher and further education open to a UK academic institution
  • We are currently ranked 23rd in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2013 - a rise of eight places on the previous year
  • In 2013, we were named the 4th Best University in Sir Andrew Witty's review of Universities and Growth for our ability to establish start-up companies
  • Our University Library is ranked joint third in the UK behind Oxford and Cambridge, boasting half a million books, 30,000 journals and 300 academic databases
  • Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with more than 35,000 students from 136 countries