Northumbria University

country rank  65
world rank  826

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University Overview

Founded in 1992, Northumbria University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Newcastle upon Tyne (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), North East England. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Northumbria University (UNN) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Northumbria University (UNN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 27 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UNN
Founded 1992 Origins date back to 1894
Motto Aetas Discendi
The age of learning

University Location

Address City Campus, 2 Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne (population range: 250,000-499,999)
NE1 8ST North East England
United Kingdom
T +44 (191) 232 6002
F +44 (191) 261 1264

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student 17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office International Office, 21-22 Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
+44 (191) 2274274
(191) 40 60 901

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 1,000-1,499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Northumbria University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Privy Council

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Universities UK
  • University Alliance

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019