Northumbria University

Northumbria University

Northumbria University

The institution

Northumbria University brings together academic quality and professional, real-world focus to offer an outstanding postgraduate learning experience. As one of the largest universities in the UK with more than 33,500 students from 136 countries, our teaching is renowned for quality and relevance and is delivered by research-active academics who are experts in their field.

We support our postgraduate research community with an extensive programme of research training, events, conferences, and activities through the dedicated Graduate School. Situated in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK’s ‘best university city’ (MSN Travel Guide 2009/10/11), Northumbria University provides an outstanding student experience on a modern well equipped campus that in recent years has seen a £200m investment in state-of-the-art facilities. One in six people in our city is a student so there’s an incredible amount of energy and a wealth of activities to explore in the city and the outer region, providing an inspiring global community to become a part of.

Postgraduate study

Whether you’re looking to change direction, increase your earning potential or want to take your talent to the next level, explore your options with our flexible range of postgraduate degrees. You don’t have to stay in your current subject discipline as we offer opportunities in a range of conversion degrees. Our courses are focused on enhancing graduate employability which is why we pride ourselves on excellent links with employers, regionally, nationally and globally. With experienced professors, academic experts and professional support staff committed to giving you the best learning experience, a Northumbria University postgraduate degree will give your career an extra edge.

Academic scholarships are available for students with a 1st or 2:1 degree. The University also offers an easy payment scheme that means students can spread their tuition fees over 10 months.


At Northumbria University research is at the core of our academic community; it informs all aspects of our teaching, and keeps our courses contemporary, relevant and cutting edge. As one of the largest and most successful universities in the UK, our growing research profile makes it perfect for postgraduate study. We pride ourselves on research that makes a difference, research that has application and affects people’s lives, as well as driving forward new knowledge and understanding across all our disciplines. Our research is rated 4* in nine out of the twelve subject areas in which we submitted in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008. A range of research opportunities are available for you to study full or part-time to MPhil and PhD level. Our postgraduate research community is supported with an extensive programme of research training, events, conferences, and activities through the dedicated Graduate School.

You can search for PhD programmes, Research Projects and Studentships for 2014/15 academic year through the Graduate School pages.


We have invested over £200m in world-class campuses to provide you with outstanding facilities. Northumbria University Library achieved the UK’s third highest score for ‘good library and library opening hours’ in the 2013 Student Experience Survey run by the Times Higher Education. Our libraries also hold the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence. All our libraries are IT-equipped and wireless enabled, help is available 24 hours a day and a variety of Learning Zones have been designed to assist your learning. Like our libraries, we make our IT facilities available whenever you need them. Our help is available 24 hours, 365 days a year, so you’ll never be left without support. To help you on your journey, student support is available for you every step of the way. Our Student Support and Wellbeing team are on hand to offer guidance on a whole range of issues including careers advice.

Key information

Northumberland Building
Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone number: 
0191 243 7420
Guardian university ranking: 
Number of academic and support staff: 
Number of postgraduate students: 
Ratio of domestic/international postgraduate students: