Northumbria University is a busy and representative university, offering 30 out of the 32 most popular academic subjects amongst UK universities. This modern university specialises in: business and law, art and design, computing, environmental sciences, built environments, applied healthcare, psychology and sports science, and teacher education.

Prospective lawyers will be interested to learn about Northumbria University’s ‘clinical’ law courses, accredited by the Bar Council and Law Society, which enable graduates to enter directly into the legal profession; additionally, the University’s Student Law office allows students to provide legal advice to real clients under the supervision of fully qualified, practising lawyers.

Entry Requirements

Requirements for different courses vary and you should visit Northumbria University’s International webpage, where you will find the requirements for each course and how these requirements transfer to the educational framework in your country.

Remember that you will need to be able to speak English to gain the most from your student experience at Northumbria University. You will usually be required to have a University recognised English language test such as IELTS, PTE Academic or equivalent.

Foundation course requirements are IELTS 5.0 for most International Foundation Programmes; IELTS 5.5 for International Foundation Law; and between IELTS 4.5-6.0 for the English Language Pre-Sessional Programme.

Most undergraduate programmes at Northumbria University require a minimum of IELTS 6.0 (or a Pearson 54). Engineering programmes require a 5.5. The Dip HE Medical Science Year One and the Health Professional Courses, as well as law courses, require a 6.5 (Pearson 62). Midwifery, Nursing Studies, Social Work, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy require 7.0 (Pearson 69,) as does Dip HE Medical Science Year 2.

For more information, please visit the dedicated university English Language Requirements page.

How to Apply

You can apply online for a course at Northumbria University. Again, you should visit their website and follow the appropriate links. You will learn much about the process there and be able to select the course that suits you and for which you are qualified. You can email your supporting documents at any time of your application and you will be provided with an immediate student application number.

It is also possible for you to apply online through the UK’s University and Colleges Admission System, UCAS; visit its website and follow the directions you find there. Northumbria University’s UCAS number is NORTH N77.


Full details of the wide range of reductions and scholarships available for students at Northumbria University can be found in the application form and on the university website.

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