Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation.

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.


Northumbria University’s main campus is located in Newcastle which is located in the north-east of England. The city has incredible sights for students to see as well as a vibrant nightlife.

In addition, 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.


The University have top courses in Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Business & Economics. Click below to discover the wide range of courses that are offered at Northumbria University.