Northumbria University, officially the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, is a university based in Newcastle, one of the liveliest cities in the UK and was built in 1969 and formerly known as Newcastle Polytechnic. It became Northumbria University in 1992 and today is home to 20 schools and departments, and around 35,000 students from about 135 countries. Offering courses in most major subject areas such as Engineering, Computing, Sciences, Business, Law, Design, Built and Natural Environment, Arts, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sport, Health and many more. The lecturers are experts in their field and passionate about teaching. Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused university with a reputation for academic excellence and accreditations from almost 50 professional bodies at national and international level. Internationally, it has partnership arrangements with universities around the world to provide learning for students outside the UK. These include the Northumbria- BINUS Design School in Jakarta, Indonesia. Northumbria also works with Kaplan to offer degrees in Singapore. The university’s UK base consists of three campuses. The main one is in the centre of Newcastle and has recently benefited from a £200 million investment. It includes many of the university’s schools, as well as the main library, a gallery, high-tech laboratories, and the main student’s union, complete with bars and music venues. Northumbria recently introduced its new multi-million pound Sport Centre, which caters for up to 3,000 and features a swimming pool, a sprint track, squash courts and multi-use sports halls. Its Coach Lane campus also has its own sports facilities complete with a fitness suite, indoor courts and all-weather outdoor pitches. It also houses its own library and modern study facilities. The third campus is in London, situated near Liverpool Street in the City, and offers full-time and part-time programmes in business, computing, cyber studies, project management and technology. The University 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. It provides access to more than 550,000 print books, 822,000 ebooks and 108,000 print and electronic journals. IT support for students is available day and night throughout the year. As well as working with higher education institutions around the world, Northumbria boasts connections with major employers such as Nike, the BBC and the NHS. Many of the university’s programmes are sponsored or accredited by leading employers and professional bodies. Notable Alumni · Sir Jonathan Ive – Apple’s Vice President of Industrial Design and designer of the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. · Sting (Gordon Sumner CBE) – internationally renowned musician, songwriter and actor. · Victoria Pendleton CBE – double gold-medal-winning Olympic cyclist. · Amanda Berry OBE – Chief Executive of BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. · Stephen Miller MBE – three-time gold-medal-winning Paralympic athlete and captain of the Team GB athletic squad at the London 2012 Summer Paralympics. · Rob Law MBE – founder of Magmatic and designer of the children’s Trunki suitcases. · Babiana Aido – Spain’s youngest ever minister, appointed to government at the age of 31. · Tim Brown – Chief Executive Officer and President of IDEO USA, one of the world’s leading design companies. · Kevin Whately – television actor, best known for his role as Lewis in Inspector Morse. · Steve Cram MBE – broadcaster and Olympic silver medallist.
English Language Requirements · All applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements for the course of study they wish to undertake. · Northumbria offers an International Foundation Programme (IFP) and Summer Schools to help international students develop their English language skills, all accredited by the British Council. · Northumbria also provides in-sessional support to international students. · Please refer to the university website for details. Undergraduate Programmes IELTS Minimum Component All Undergraduate Programmes (exceptions below) 6.0 5.5 Health Professional Courses 6.5 6.0 Midwifery BSc (Hons), Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (adult) BSc (Hons) 7.0 7.0 Social Work BSc (Hons), Physiotherapy BSc (Hons), Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) 7.0 6.5 Dip HE Medical Science Year 1 (Pre-med Year)* 6.5 6.0 Dip HE Medical Science Year 2* 7.0 6.5 Law 6.5 5.5 Engineering Programmes 5.5 5.5 Postgraduate Taught Programmes Postgraduate Taught Programmes IELTS* Minimum Component All programmes (exceptions below) 6.5 5.5 Bar Professional Training Course 7.5 7.5 School of Life Sciences Postgraduate Programmes (exceptions Below) 6.5 6.0 Master in Nursing (Mnurs), Midwifery Studies PgDip 7.0 7.0 MA Social Work, MSc Physiotherapy, MSc Occupational Health 7.0 6.5 MSc Computer Network Technology, MSc Electrical Power Engineering, MSc Microelectronic & Communication Engineering, MSc Renewable & Sustainable 6.0 5.5 Postgraduate Research Programmes Postgraduate Research Programmes IELTS* Minimum Component All Research Programmes Faculties of Engineering & Environment, Health & Life Sciences, Arts, Design and Social Sciences (exeptions below) 6.5 6.0 Faculty of Business & Law 6.5 6.0 (Except 6.5 for Writing)
Admission Requirement*: UG: Standard XII/Class XII from CBSE, CISC is 65% and above. PG: • 55% (52% from Delhi/Mumbai/Pune Universities) for courses requiring a 2:2 • 65% (60% from Delhi/Mumbai/Pune Universities) for courses requiring a 2:1. Please note these are general entry guidelines. Actual requirements may vary depending on your chosen course of study and certain courses may have specific or additional entry requirements, full details can be found on the course directory. Decisions for entry will also be based on personal statements, previous study information and not just your final course grading.
Accommodation for International Students · Northumbria University offers over 5,000 rooms, most within a 10 minute walk of the main City campus and Newcastle city centre, with a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets including catered, non-catered, en-suite and standard. · Northumbria is the top 3 for national student housing awards (2016). Students can book accommodation online within 10 minutes, selecting the exact room, floor and residence based on real-time availability and flat occupancy. Rent includes high speed Internet, utility bills and contents insurance
Northumbria University offers an International Academic Scholarships scheme to reward outstanding academic achievement. International students, joining full-time courses, who have achieved very good grades in their highest previous academic qualifications, may be eligible for a scholarship of £2,500, depending on the grades you achieved. The scholarships are offered as a reduction in the tuition fees, for the first year of study and apply to all full-time Bachelors, Masters and Research degree programmes. students who do not meet the requirements for an Academic Scholarship will receive an automatic India Country Bursary of £1000 for their first year of study at Northumbria. There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required. Other scholarships You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.