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Northumbria University

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

Originally known as Newcastle Polytechnic, the University was formed in 1969 from the amalgamation of three regional colleges: Rutherford College of Technology, the College of Art & Industrial Design, and the Municipal College of Commerce. September 1992 marked the inauguration of the University when the Polytechnic was awarded university status and became Northumbria University. 

Education

Many courses at Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research level across

  • Applied Sciences
  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Arts
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Construction Engineering
  • Newcastle Business School
  • Northumbria Law School
  • Northumbria School of Design
  • Nursing, Midwifery & Health
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing
  • Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Research

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic quality. We conduct ground-breaking research that is responsive to the science & technology, health & well being, economic & social and arts & cultural needs of the communities.

We have an impressive track record of collaborating with like-minded international research, education and business partners. We conduct ground-breaking research and have an international reputation for creating successful, multidisciplinary research projects that make an impact nationally and internationally.

Career

From first year through to final year and beyond graduation, our Careers and Employment Service is here to help. 

We will help you to:

  • Plan your career. Confidential one-to-one support to enable you to focus your career plans, enhance your employability and work towards application success.
  • Find a job. Sign up to JobsOnline and discover part-time jobs and volunteer roles that build your work experience and enhance your employability. 
  • Meet employers on campus. Introduce yourself to potential employers at one of the many employer visits or fairs held throughout the year.
  • Become a global graduate with support on finding opportunities to work and study overseas.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
701
2019
701 50
2018
751
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
401 100
2018
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
-
2019
723 136
2018
859
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

We realise that alongside your academic life, you will be managing your day-to-day life, including money and budgets, living in a new city or country, and your relationships, friendships and family responsibilities. From time to time when juggling such demands, specialist advice and support is invaluable for all of us. The services that we provide complement those provided within your academic faculty. However, for many types of support – around disability issues, faith issues, counselling and mental health support, finance, welfare issues and international student support – the University has also set up a range of central Student Support and Wellbeing services.

Housing services

At Northumbria, we understand that where you live is a big aspect of your student life. That’s why we make sure you shape your experience from start to finish. When applying for accommodation, you can select the exact building, flat and room based on real online availability. Once you’ve found the perfect room for you, you can confirm your booking online within minutes.

Library services

The University Library supports academic success by providing learning spaces, scholarly resources, online services, and opportunities to develop learning skills. The Library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010.

Student Life

Campus life

Northumbria University’s campuses provide exceptional facilities to create an environment where you can shape your future. Our technical facilities support ground-breaking research and ensure students have the practical tools they need to get the most out of their courses. We have state-of-the-art laboratories, prototyping workshops, CAD suites, media labs and more. And all of this is backed up by IT support that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Sports facilities

Whether you compete at the highest level in a sport or you are just looking to stay fit and healthy while at university, Northumbria Sport is the place for Northumbria University students.

We have a gym, pool, sauna, steam room, exercise classes, sports clubs to join, volunteer and internship opportunities and fun events throughout the year.

You will love the convenience of having a great facility right on campus and it's the perfect way to stay fit and healthy while at University.

Accreditation

We are proud to provide our students with opportunities to gain the best education possible and where appropriate make sure our courses meet the requirements of industry as represented by the various professional bodies.  Our accredited courses are assessed against defined and accepted standard criteria as set out by professional bodies and we are periodically visited by representatives of these professional bodies to ensure we continue to adhere to their criteria. 

Student Reviews

Great Peak
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The lecturers were easily accessible and very helpful when faced with difficulties.It had a mixture of classroom and field experience

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Yeh that’s what I was doing

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm really enjoying learning new subjects and really getting to know how an engineer should encounter and solve problems, the experience is supported greatly by the university and i really feel like part of the team.

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

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