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WELCOME In my career I have tried to inspire young people to be the best that they can be, to take chances and to bring about positive change in society. These are exactly the same values I have found at Northumbria University. Known as a centre of innovation, diversity and research Northumbria is focused on giving its students a competitive edge in today’s global job market.

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My dad used to always say to me, education gives you choices. When I was 15 I thought he sounded really boring, now I realise he was absolutely right.

If you choose Northumbria I want to encourage you to make the most of the opportunities it offers, try different things, meet new people and most of all have fun. The things you learn at university will set you up for the rest of your life.

Just being at university is an incredibly positive experience and I like being around positive people. When I came for my first meeting at Northumbria I had a wander around campus and was immediately struck by how friendly and upbeat everybody was.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Chancellor of Northumbria University

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Universities are no longer just about the quality of the degree and teaching. People want more than just a degree. Employability is a massive reason to go to university and Northumbria is very good at preparing its students for working life.

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CONTENTS Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Open days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Study at Northumbria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Our courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Why Northumbria? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Learning experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Our course principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Inspirational staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Award-winning staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Achieving together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 A global learning community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 An outstanding learning environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The University Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Research-rich learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Our research power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Digital learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Here to help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Give your career an edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Our partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 “Must have experience” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Student placements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Student projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Employers love travellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Calling all entrepreneurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 What if you just don’t know what you want to be? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Imagine what you could be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Imagine what you could do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Imagine where you could go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

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Admissions information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Writing your personal statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Your application journey starts here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 UCAS tariff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Money matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 International applicants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Terms and conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Enjoy every minute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Our incredible city . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Adventures out of the city . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Our campus in the city . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 London campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Our homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Our Students’ Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Our sporting life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Meet our hub-stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133


STUDY AT NORTHUMBRIA Applied Sciences courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Business courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

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Applied Sciences (Foundation Year) Biology Biology (Biotechnology) Biology (Neurobiology) Biomedical Science Chemistry Criminology and Forensic Science Food Science and Nutrition Food Science and Nutrition (Human Nutrition) Forensic Science Medical Sciences (Doctor of Medicine Pathway)

Architecture and Built Environment courses . . 58 • • • • • •

Built and Natural Environment (Foundation Year) Architecture Building Surveying Interior Architecture Quantity Surveying Real Estate

Arts courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 • • • • • •

Art and Design History Drama Drama (Acting and Performance) Drama (Applied Theatre) Drama (Scriptwriting) Fine Art

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Accounting Accounting and Finance (Top-up course) Business (Top-up course) Business and Finance (Top-up course) Business and International Management (Top-up course) Business and Marketing (Top-up course) Business Creation (Top-up course) Business Leadership and Corporate Management Business Management Business with Accounting Business with Economics Business with Entrepreneurship Business with Financial Management Business with Human Resource Management Business with International Management Business with Law (Top-up course) Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management Business with Management Business with Marketing Management Business with Tourism Management Entrepreneurial Business Management Finance and Investment Management Human Resource Management International Banking and Finance (Top-up course)

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International Business Management International Business Management with French International Business Management with Spanish International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-up course) Leadership and Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Top-up course) Marketing Management Tourism and Events Management

Computer Sciences courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 • Applied Computing (Completion) • Computing and Information Technology (Foundation Year) • Computer and Digital Forensics • Computer Networks and Cyber Security • Computer Science • Computer Science with Animation, Graphics and Vision • Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence • Computer Science with Games Development • Computer Science with Web Development • Mathematics and Computer Science

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STUDY AT NORTHUMBRIA Design courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Humanities courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Mathematics courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

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• Mathematics • Mathematics and Computer Science • Mathematics and Physics

3D Design Design for Industry Fashion Fashion Communication Fashion Design and Marketing Interior Design

Education and Lifelong Learning courses . . . . . 70 • Early Primary Education Foundation and English Language courses . . . 72 • International Foundation Programme • Pre-sessional courses • Summer school pre-sessional courses Geography/Environment courses . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 • • • • • •

Built and Natural Environment (Foundation Year) Geography Environmental Geography Environmental Science Human Geography Physical Geography

Healthcare courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 • Nursing Science (Top-up course) • Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Adult) • Operating Department Practice

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American Studies English Language and Literature English Language Studies English Literature English Literature and Creative Writing English Literature and History History History and Politics

Information Sciences courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 • Business Information Management (Top-up course) • Computing and Information Technology (Foundation Year) • Information Technology and Data Science • Information Technology Management for Business Law courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 • • • • •

LLB (Hons) LLB (Hons) Law with Business LLB (Hons) Law with International Business M Law Exempting M Law Exempting (Bar Professional Training Course)

Mechanical and Construction Engineering courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 • • • • • • • • •

Automotive Engineering Building Services Engineering Civil Engineering Construction Engineering Management Engineering (Foundation Year) Mechanical and Architectural Engineering Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Design Engineering (Completion)

Media and Communication Design courses . . . 88 • • • • • • • • • •

Animation Film and Television Studies Film and TV Production Graphic Design Interactive Media Design Journalism Journalism and English Literature Mass Communication Mass Communication (Completion) Mass Communication and Business (Completion)


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Mass Communication with Advertising Mass Communication with Business Mass Communication with Public Relations Media and Journalism

Physics and Electrical Engineering courses . . . . 90 • • • • •

Public Health and Wellbeing courses . . . . . . . . . 94

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation courses . . . 100

• Midwifery • Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Child) • Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities) • Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Mental Health) • Occupational Therapy

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Electronic Design Engineering (Completion) Engineering (Foundation Year) Mathematics and Physics Mobile Communications Engineering (Completion) • Physics • Physics with Astrophysics

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Psychology courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Social Work and Communities courses . . . . . . . . 98

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Psychology Psychology (Business Psychology) Psychology (Clinical Psychology) Psychology (Experimental Psychology) Psychology (Forensic Psychology) Psychology (Health Psychology) Psychology with Criminology Psychology with Sport Sciences

Social Sciences courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Applied Sport and Exercise Science Applied Sport Science with Coaching Physiotherapy Sport Coaching Sport Development Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sport Management

Criminology Criminology and Sociology Global Poverty and Development (Completion) International Relations and Politics Sociology

Childhood and Early Years Studies Guidance and Counselling Integrated Health and Social Care Social Work Working Together with Children and Families (Top-up course)

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WHY NORTHUMBRIA? LEARNING EXPERIENCE

30th in the UK for teaching quality * *The Sunday Times University Guide 2016

High profile cultural partners, including BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the Student Law Office* *For outstanding community work

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LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

UK’s best nurse education provider 3 years running*

University Library joint 1st in the UK*

*Post-registration, Student Nursing Times Awards 2012, 2013, 2014

*Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015/16

Top 1% business schools worldwide*

Access to more than 1.2m books*

*AACSB accredited 2015

*University Library: books and eBooks combined

3rd in the UK for student satisfaction*

£6.7m invested in STEM* facilities

*Out of 47 UK universities, International Student Barometer 2015 summer survey

*Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

6th in UK for overall learning experience*

University Library 96% student satisfaction*

*Out of 47 UK universities, International Student Barometer 2015 autumn survey

*Library Survey 2015 – final year undergraduates


Top 20 in the UK for student experience* * Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015/16

RESEARCH RICH LEARNING

World-leading research in every area submitted to REF 2014* UK top 50 for research power* 2nd strongest pool of research activity of all modern UK universities* * REF (Research Excellence Framework) 2014, the national system for assessing the quality of research in all UK universities

EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

94% of students are in work or further study* *6 months after graduation DLHE 2013/14

UK No.1 for graduate start-ups* *Based on estimated turnover (HEBCIS 2013/14)

Almost 50 professional bodies accredit our courses 7th in the UK for graduates in employment*

Ranked 2nd for creating the most employable design graduates*

*Number in professional employment on permanent contracts 6 months after graduation, DLHE 2013/14

* Industrial or product design graduates, BIDA’s Design School Survey 2015

Business School of the Year* *Times Higher Education (2015) Awards For more information visit northumbria.ac.uk

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE At Northumbria, learning starts with you.

We want to equip you with invaluable experience and connections, so we offer exciting opportunities to work with leading organisations nationally and internationally through placements and projects. We want you to broaden your horizons and build your confidence, so we provide you with chances to study abroad.

We want you to maximise your potential, so we work with you at every stage, providing you with clear objectives and honest feedback. We want to give you the best possible learning environment, so we’ve invested in fantastic facilities to ensure you have the tools you need to get the most from your studies. We want you to develop your thinking, skills and independence, so we create learning communities to help you support and learn from each other. Above all we want you to be inspired, every step of the way, so we recruit academic experts from all over the world with the right combination of research expertise and industry experience. You will learn from the best and with the best, but most importantly you will learn together.

The Northumbria University learning experience treats each student as a true partner. Our worldleading academics will inspire you to engage with all of the opportunities we offer to grow yourself, your knowledge and your prospects.

Whatever your ambitions for the future we want to provide you with a learning experience that is tailored and relevant to you. We want to offer courses that build core skills and competencies and help you to succeed no matter what you decide to do. So, our leading academics consult with students and employers to create courses that are current and relevant.

Professor Peter Francis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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Our course principles Northumbria has an extensive range of undergraduate courses. In some ways, they couldn’t be more different. But here’s what every single one has in common. When it comes to learning, there are four things that every course needs to be a Northumbria course. Research-rich learning

Learning environment

Our research is helping to shape the world. And all the great stuff we do starts with a way of thinking. No matter what you study, you’ll learn that way of thinking.

We’ve invested heavily over recent years in our cutting-edge facilities, simulating real world work environments across both campuses. We use digital to ensure that you have what you need, wherever and whenever you need it: you can communicate easily with tutors, and access all our specialist software.

Real world experience We’ll give you regular opportunities to apply your knowledge and build your skills through projects, placements and study abroad opportunities. You’ll learn from our academics who’ve had incredible careers in business and industry, and you’ll graduate with the skills and experience that will give your career an edge.

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Achieving together The most important piece of the puzzle is you. Learning is not something we do for you. And it’s not something you have to do alone. It’s something we do together.

To ensure that all of our courses adhere to these principles and remain current and relevant, our leading academics continuously review and improve course content in consultation with students and employers. As a result it is possible that there may be some enhancements to your course between you applying to Northumbria and enrolling. To make sure you are kept up-to-date with any enhancements, visit northumbria.ac.uk/ yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.


Inspirational staff David Morton

Joanne Clough

Senior Lecturer in Architecture, former lead architect for IKEA

Senior Lecturer in Law, former criminal defence solicitor

Before joining us: David was the lead architect for IKEA’s affordable BoKlok homes, which were designed to help people who couldn’t otherwise afford a home.

Before joining us: Joanne specialised as a criminal defence solicitor. She still works as a consultant solicitor and retains her duty solicitor status. Joanne is also qualified as a higher court advocate and a part-time judge.

“Not only does David know his subject area of Architecture, but his experience of working in practice will make you rethink your paradigms and allow you the creative space to begin ‘Your Own Creative Journey’. I feel very lucky to have learnt under David’s guidance and supervision.”

Been there, done it and got the t-shirt

Daniel Wood, BA (Hons) Architecture

Our staff have worked for top brands and organisations. They have shaped trends and agendas. You‘ll benefit from their experience, be inspired and might just want to follow in their footsteps – or even better create new pathways of your own.

Discover more about David northumbria.ac.uk/davidmorton

“Joanne is an inspiration to any young aspiring lawyer...her passion and enthusiasm for the law is infectious. Her experience of working in practice provides you with invaluable skills that simply cannot be learnt through lectures and seminars. She has a genuine desire to help her students excel which in turn prepares them for employment in the best way possible.” Hollie Burnett, M Law Exempting Discover more about Joanne northumbria.ac.uk/joanneclough

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Award-winning staff So, our academic staff did amazing things before they came here. Now they’re here, they still do amazing things, and they’re regularly recognised for it.

British Psychological Society Fellow Based on the impact of Greta’s research around school breakfast clubs and school-based physical activity interventions, she was awarded the British Psychological Society Fellowship.

This is an incredibly prestigious title which is awarded through a peer reviewed process. I’m thrilled to have been bestowed with this honour, especially as my research is making a real difference to children, families and communities.

Professor Greta Defeyter, Director, Healthy Living Research Unit Discover more about Greta northumbria.ac.uk/gretadefeyter

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I have worked with Greta on a research project investigating holiday hunger in school age children across the summer break. Being able to apply knowledge in the workplace by taking part in actual research is a very different experience to a class based project. I have been provided with the knowledge and encouragement to try new skills, and to engage in reflection on what has been learned through being given great feedback. Lisa McDonald, BA (Hons) Psychology

Professor Defeyter


Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow

Richard, who works in the Department of Mathematics and Information Sciences, was hailed as a ‘scientist of exceptional talent and promise’ after winning The Royal Astronomical Society’s Winton Capital Prize.

I worked with Richard on a summer research project and he was a great mentor. His depth of knowledge and research skills meant that I learnt a great deal from him which enabled me to go on to a position in computing at the world’s foremost particle physics research lab, CERN after graduation. Iain Steers, BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Dr Richard Morton

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A Multi award-winning musician, composer, engineer and record producer Trevor, Senior Lecturer (Media and Communication Design), has worked in most of the major London studios, including the legendary Abbey Road, with a diverse range of artists and world renowned record producers. He has provided music and sound design for high profile clients such as Sony, Digital Computers and N.Telecom. He was even on the judging panel at the 2016 Grammys.

I’ve learned so much from Trevor Sewell as a tutor, he is an inspiration for creating genuine music and he also knows the importance of good music. In my opinion that helped a lot when working on projects.

Trevor Sewell

Nasser Busaad, BA (Hons) Interactive Media Design

More recently Trevor has been awarded Best Blues Song at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for his song ‘Where the Wild Ones Go’. Discover more about Trevor northumbria.ac.uk/trevorsewell

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Commissioned by Great North Run Culture and Northumbria University Photo by Colin Davison

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Achieving together

At Northumbria, we’re focused on one thing – getting you ready for the amazing things you’ll do in your life.

Everything we do at Northumbria is designed to help you achieve. Your academic experience is at the heart of the University, and there is a vast network of support in place to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience.

You come here to learn. Obviously. And you’ll be learning from some of the best people in their fields. But learning isn’t something that we do for you. And it’s not something you have to do alone. It’s something we achieve together.

Gill Rowe, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Here’s what that means for you:

The best thing about my course is the assessment criteria. It is simple and well thought through. Having the opportunity to present to an audience and gain valuable feedback has helped me improve my confidence and speaking skills.

We’ll be clear about what’s expected of you. Your tasks will always have a purpose. Our academics want to hear about your goals, and will take them into account when planning your work where appropriate.

You’ll be part of a learning community. In fact, lots of learning communities. Staff will structure and encourage these groups, but they won’t dictate to them. We create opportunities for interaction and conversations around learning and assessment between peers and tutors, both in the classroom and online, which allows you to learn how to evaluate your own progress and direct your own learning. You won’t be assessed just for the sake of it. Assessment is about helping you learn and taking you a step closer to your goals. If you did really well on an assignment, we’ll explain why. If you didn’t, we’ll work with you so you know how to improve. We are always interested to hear about your experiences of assessment which can influence future assessment processes on your course and more widely.

Srushti Shivaraj, BA (Hons) Business with Economics

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A global learning community

More than 110 nationalities

At Northumbria, you won’t just learn from our academics, or from the books in our library. You’ll learn from a truly global community.

So we make sure that Northumbria is not limited by a postcode. As well as our campuses in Newcastle we have a campus in the UK’s capital city, London, which offers industry-focused courses amid the buzz of the business and financial district. Our extensive global network of partner universities and organisations means that you have the opportunity to study or work abroad with fellow students from all over the globe. This will increase your confidence, broaden your international perspectives and give you a once in a lifetime experience that is highly attractive to future employers. We also take part in Erasmus+, a European Commission programme that can help you with your cost of living while overseas. (See page 40 for more information)

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From our diverse student body to our presence in two of the UK’s most cosmopolitan cities, London and Newcastle; our partnerships with leading Universities across the globe to our high proportion of world-leading research; Northumbria’s outlook is firmly international. Studying alongside students from across the world, learning from the global expertise of our academic community, and perhaps engaging with our extensive opportunities for work or study abroad; your experience here with us will be an outstanding preparation for life in a globalised world.

When you bring a wide range of people together from diverse backgrounds and cultures, incredible things start to happen. Some of these people will become your closest friends. Others will introduce you to new ways of thinking and living. Some will share perspectives that will challenge you and change your outlook on the world.

Over 200 international partner organisations 25% of Northumbria students come from overseas Campus in London’s business and financial district

Jon Reast, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/international


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An outstanding learning environment We want you to be able to go straight into your chosen workplace and be the best you can be. So throughout your time with us we bring your future workplace to you.

Develop your contemporary art practice with access to darkrooms, a printmaking workshop, digital media suite and MAC lab, wood and metal workshops and a papermaking studio. Learn in dedicated architecture and design studio spaces with access to professional exhibition spaces, industrial woodwork and metal workshops, sewing and print workshops, modelling workshops, and computer suites with full Adobe and CAD packages.

Develop practical skills and gain valuable experience of real hospital situations in a simulated and safe environment at our Clinical Skills Centre. The centre includes a peri-operative suite, hi-fidelity mannequins and fully equipped physiotherapy rooms. Gain real-life experience in our award-winning Student Law Office, working on live client briefs. Law students also learn in a real criminal courtroom donated by the Courts Service and have access to a specialist Law Practice Library. Break the mould with our £6.7m investment in state-of-the-art STEM* facilities, including specialist laboratories and technology. *Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The facilities are absolutely five star. Not only do I get access to machinery within the workshop, but beyond that I have access to various other facilities such as the photography studio and the sound booth. Mark Smith, BA (Hons) Design for Industry

The facilities at Coach Lane Campus are fantastic; there is a very modern Clinical Skills Centre where students become familiar with skills sets before commencing placement.

Experience what it is like to be a real stockbroker at Newcastle Business School’s trading room with Bloomberg Terminals, which are used by top traders throughout the world.

Research sport science at our flagship Sport Central development featuring a biomechanics lab, a gait lab, a performance analysis suite, a nutrition lab, a physiology lab and an indoor sprint track.

We have invested heavily over recent years in the practical tools you need to get the most from your studies.

Cheryl Dunn, BSc (Hons) Midwifery

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Northumbria Library is every student’s second home. It’s open 24/7 and staff are always available to support you in your work. You’ll find all the knowledge and support you need, all in one place.

Reesha Shah, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

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The University Library Our library is ranked joint 1st in the UK for Student Experience* *Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015/16

Access to more than 1.2m books*

An inspirational library providing learning opportunities for every student. In the 2016 Times Higher Education Student Experience survey our University Library achieved joint 1st highest scoring in the UK. We’re part of a very select group of universities with Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation. This proves the service we provide is of the highest standard, not just in our eyes or even in our sector, but across the country.

A space to do great things

*University Library: books and eBooks combined

Our three libraries provide 2,000 study spaces to suit every learning style. Whether you want to study in silence or share ideas in a big group, there’s a space in our library for you.

2,000 study spaces*

All our libraries are fully IT-equipped and wireless enabled. You’ll also be able to use a range of collaborative tools, where you can develop ideas and rehearse your presentations.

*3 Libraries combined

There when you need it Our comprehensive and multidisciplinary library collections, whether in print on the library shelves or digitally in the library online, put the world’s knowledge at your fingertips. Generous opening hours give you access to the library when you need it, including 24/7 at City Campus Library during each semester.

And we’ll help you to use it Our librarians will help you develop and practise the information and digital skills you need to be successful in your learning. When you come into any of our libraries, you’ll also see our Ask4Help team, who are here 24/7 to answer your queries and connect you with the right expert whatever your needs. Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/library

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The tutors are amazing; they are experts in their field and enthusiastic about their subjects. Imagine the power of being involved in research that brings about life enhancing innovations. With the teaching methods, we learn in a fun way which makes it easier to understand.

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Our academics are exploring some of the world’s most urgent and complex problems. Of course they’ll share what they’re doing. But more than that, they’ll explain to you how they do it. Throughout your degree you will be challenged to view your work through a research-rich lens and ask yourself:

• You will be an active participant in your learning, with an emphasis on critical enquiry and opportunities for self-directed study.

Am I asking the right questions?

• Your studio and laboratory experiences will allow you to learn through doing, and offer you the opportunity to explore new ways of working.

Am I looking at problems in fresh ways? Does my work bring together different points of view? Can I justify my conclusions? From the start of your degree you’ll experience the impact of our research-informed learning: • Your lecturers will not only be experts in their discipline, many will have developed the discipline through their internationally published research.

Research-rich learning

Research-informed teaching empowers our students to become researchers in their own right and to co-create knowledge. It enhances their intellectual engagement with their subject and makes them more employable.

Dr James McConnel, Reader in History

• As you progress through your degree you will have the opportunity, particularly in your final year, to be actively involved in research projects. You may not see yourself as a researcher in the future. But no matter what you decide to do, this way of thinking will help you change your world. Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/research

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Our research power We think research matters. And we’re good at it.

University is about more than getting to know facts and learning basic skills. It is about gaining the ability to apply knowledge and understanding to new problems. Northumbria’s approach to research-rich learning embeds this way of thinking, and prepares you to tackle the difficult questions and challenges that you will encounter in your chosen career.

Professor George Marston, Pro ViceChancellor (Research and Innovation)

Northumbria is the biggest riser in research power in the country as quoted by the Times Higher Education. We’ve achieved this step change in research capability by finding the best people; people who not only understand their subject, but are using their understanding to change the world. We have research described as world-leading in every single of area we submitted to in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). For those of you who do not know what the REF is, it is the national system for assessing the quality of research in all UK universities. We have a vast list of research partnerships including Unilever, Nestle, GlaxoSmithKline, the Digital Economy Research Centre, the European Space Agency, NHS and the British Medical Association.

Answering the big questions Research is important to all of our academic disciplines and has a huge impact on the world around us. As part of Northumbria’s research, we tackle questions of major societal importance: • Can bio-based products and processes save the planet while driving our economy? • How will digital technologies change our lives in the city? • How do we investigate extreme environments on Earth and in space? • How can engineering enable more people to live with fewer resources? • What does it mean to be a human? • How can we design interventions to optimise the health and wellbeing of individuals and groups throughout the course of their life? • What are the environmental harms and crimes that are threatening people and the planet, and how do we achieve justice? • What tools and techniques do we have to design the best of all possible futures? If you would like to find out more about how we are responding to the above challenges visit; northumbria.ac.uk/research

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Digital learning At Northumbria we embed technology into every aspect of our courses to enhance and support your learning experience. Our technology helps you to learn in your own way. Here’s a taste of how we use digital to improve your learning experience*: 1. Virtual learning platforms – You’ll have the chance to engage with other students, staff and partners, and build your own learning community online. 2. Online reading list – This service gives you constant access to everything you need to read for your studies. So you can study for your degree in the way that works best for you. 3. Online assessment – Enables you to submit your work and get feedback online. 4. Recorded lectures – Lectures can be prerecorded or live recorded to help with revision and assignment prep. *You may think all universities should offer this as standard. Well, we think so too. But you’d be surprised how many don’t. Make sure you check before making your final decision!

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Whatever you need. You’ll find over half a million eBooks in our library collection making it one of the biggest in the country. That’s not to mention the 50,000 electronic journals and over 100 databases. Chances are, if you need it, we’ve got it.

Wherever you need. You can access your student desktop from anywhere in the world. Use specialist software, check your timetable or renew a library loan, from wherever you are.

Whenever you need. If you have a problem with your IT, there will be someone there for you. Over phone, via email or through online chat, we give you support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Best in the UK for student broadband* *The National Student housing Survey 2014

3,700 computers available on campus 28 open access areas 137 IT labs


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Here to help Being a student is an exciting and worthwhile experience. But, like most new experiences, it can sometimes be challenging.

Before you apply, our specialist advisers are here to explain your funding options, including information on scholarships, bursaries, loans and grants. They can also advise you on how to apply for childcare support. If you have a disability, we can explain how you can be assessed for disability support near your home, so that the support you need can be in place as early as possible. This support will continue throughout your studies and we can provide you with tailored advice on any disability or specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. If you’re an international student, we offer immigration and visa advice together with information on working in the UK. Those flying into Newcastle Airport can register with our ‘Meet and Greet’ service who will meet you to help you reach your accommodation. When you’re studying we can advise on many different issues, such as offering practical advice on personal safety, budget planning, financial matters and healthcare costs.

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We have a free confidential counselling and mental health support service for students with personal, emotional or mental health issues. Student Support and Wellbeing can also help you make decisions if your circumstances change while at university. We organise ‘Fast Friends’ together with the Students’ Union, an exciting programme of social events and activities. There is also spiritual and pastoral support across many faiths and beliefs, as well as discussion groups and days out. Award-winning support – We’re proud to hold Customer Service Excellence (CSE) accreditation, and in 2015 we were awarded the Times Higher Education’s Leadership and Management Award for having the UK’s most ‘Outstanding Student Services Team’. Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/ssw

Receiving support from Student Support and Wellbeing throughout my time at Northumbria has had a very positive impact on my self-esteem and the way I approach my studies. I consider it one of the most valuable things I have done throughout my time at university, and will take it with me through the rest of my life.

So it’s worth knowing that, at every step of the way, Student Support and Wellbeing is here to support you – starting right now.

Anonymous student, Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences


Over 93% of students tell us the service they receive from our advisers, counsellors and practitioners is “good” or “very good”.* * Student Support and Wellbeing Survey 2016

The UK’s most outstanding Student Services Team* *Times Higher Education’s Leadership and Management Award 2015

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GIVE YOUR CAREER AN EDGE Do more than learn. Find more than a job.

We don’t just want you to get a job. We want you to be on a fast-track to the career of your choice and we are confident that a degree from Northumbria will help you achieve that. Almost 50 professional bodies accredit our courses. As a student on an accredited course you will be able to gain recognition from potential employers for your professionalism, code of ethics, competencies and skills. See page 55 for further details. We want you to build contacts in your industry before you even graduate. So we showcase your talents to the world outside the Uni wherever and whenever we can.

We want you to be a leader in whatever you choose to do. If you have a vision to be your own boss and grow your own company, we want you to be an entrepreneur and we will help your dreams become a reality. And most of all, we want you to be ready for whatever the world of work throws at you. We’ve got great connections with a fantastic range of research, educational and industry partners across a wide variety of sectors. This means that we can provide you with opportunities to work with leading brands and organisations through projects and placements, you can even experience studying overseas, all of which ensures you are ready for your next step after university.

To adapt in a constantly changing marketplace, graduates need transferrable skills, flexibility and resilience. At Northumbria we have built employability and entrepreneurship into the design of our entire course offering, to give graduates the skills, knowledge and behaviours to enhance their employability and leadership potential.

Lucy Winskell OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Engagement)

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You come to university so that when you leave, you get a job. That’s what everyone says. But honestly, we don’t think that goes far enough.

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Our partners

Our partnership strategy is based on mutually beneficial relationships. Our extensive partnership network allows us to provide invaluable opportunities for hands-on experience, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Lucy Winskell OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Engagement)

We have award-winning cultural partnerships such as the international gallery and local landmark BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. This

partnership has enabled students to work side by side with professional artists at the purpose-built cultural hub, BALTIC 39. No other art school in the country has this close a relationship with an international centre for contemporary art. Our wide-ranging arts partnership with Tyneside Cinema has allowed us to develop Tyneside Cinema’s Graduate Residency programme which supports the professional development of emerging artists. That’s what Mani Kambo and Hope Stebbing did when they graduated; the scheme enabled them to work on a dedicated moving image and sculpture installation.

I’m excited and honoured to have been given this opportunity by Tyneside Cinema and Northumbria University. I’m looking forward to working in an unfamiliar medium and creating a new body of work.

Amongst a long list of partners is The International Centre for Life which we have collaborated with for over five years, working on cutting-edge scientific projects such as the stunning Bodyworlds Vital exhibition. Centre for Life’s Chief Executive, Linda Conlon, said: “Our shared interest in science is the common denominator for working together. We are both about learning and our motivations are the same, but we deliver in different, yet complementary, ways and I believe that’s key to the partnership.”

Hope Stebbing, BA (Hons) Fine Art

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“Must have experience” You’ll see it in a lot of job adverts – “Must have experience”. It’s true that employers want people who have proved themselves in the office as well as in the exam hall.

I love seeing the transformation in students pre and post placement.

Kelly Boden Placement and Partnerships Manager

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What if you left university with experience at Unilever, Kellogg’s, Nike, GSK, BAE Systems, Procter and Gamble, NHS, Capita, Northumbrian Water, Caterpillar, Nissan or Parsons Brinckerhoff? We work with some of the world’s biggest companies. And when you study here, we do everything we can to give you experience and pass those connections on to you. This on-the-job experience won’t just help you get a job – it’ll make you ready for it. You’ll develop your skills, get used to the environment and find out what’s happening right now in your chosen sector. How do you get this experience? Through undertaking a placement or working on a live project.


PREMIERSHIP RUGBY NEWCASTLE UNITED FOUNDATION NEWCASTLE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB PWC TUI UK NEURO PARTNERS LTD NIGHTLINE NHS MORGAN STANLEY TEAM NORTHUMBRIA CALVIN KLEIN CHEMOXY INTERNATIONAL TOMMY HILFIGER BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART LIVE THEATRE GRANT THORNTON ENGLISH HERITAGE NATIONAL TRUST TYNE & WEAR ARCHIVES & MUSEUMS NIKE MARS UNILEVER EY NISSAN HUGO BOSS LOCAL COUNCILS LEGO RINGTONS H&M GREGGS GENERAL ELECTRIC BRITISH AIRWAYS BMW VAUXHALL MOTORS BARRATT EC HARRIS MCCARTHY & STONE BAE SYSTEMS PARAGON BUILDING CONSULTANCY BARBOUR HEWLETT PACKARD MARKS & SPENCER RENAULT GENERAL MOTORS NESTLE GSK MICROSOFT PROCTER & GAMBLE IBM WALT DISNEY WORLD AIRBUS LLOYDS BANKING GROUP CUMMINS BANK OF ENGLAND HYPERION RECRUITMENT JOHN LEWIS L’OREAL LIDL CAPITA AESICA PHARMACEUTICALS WAITROSE NORTHUMBRIAN WATER PREMIERSHIP RUGBY NEWCASTLE UNITED FOUNDATION NEWCASTLE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB PWC TUI UK NEURO PARTNERS LTD NIGHTLINE NHS MORGAN STANLEY TEAM NORTHUMBRIA CALVIN KLEIN CHEMOXY INTERNATIONAL TOMMY HILFIGER BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART LIVE THEATRE GRANT THORNTON ENGLISH HERITAGE NATIONAL TRUST TYNE & WEAR ARCHIVES & MUSEUMS NIKE MARS UNILEVER EY NISSAN HUGO BOSS LOCAL COUNCILS LEGO RINGTONS H&M GREGGS GENERAL ELECTRIC BRITISH AIRWAYS BMW VAUXHALL MOTORS BARRATT EC HARRIS MCCARTHY & STONE BAE SYSTEMS PARAGON BUILDING CONSULTANCY BARBOUR HEWLETT PACKARD MARKS & SPENCER RENAULT GENERAL MOTORS NESTLE GSK MICROSOFT PROCTER & GAMBLE IBM WALT DISNEY WORLD AIRBUS LLOYDS BANKING GROUP


Student placements

Working at CERN is simply phenomenal, this week I’m hoping to meet some astronauts that are doing a talk on their mission of putting some CERN equipment on the International Space Station. This placement is full of opportunities for me!

We have a lot of placement opportunities. My most recent placement was on a delivery suite in an obstetric unit, which was an amazing experience. I helped deliver 16 babies, which was very rewarding and clinically challenging.

Supercharge your CV by getting hands-on experience and develop your workplace skills through the extensive range of companies on our placement books*.

Sophie Kent, BSc (Hons) Midwifery To hear more from Sophie visit northumbria.ac.uk/sophiekent

Liam Dodd, BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/placementoptions * With the exception of courses with compulsory placements, there is a study abroad and/or placement option on the majority of our courses, which can vary in length depending on the course. You apply for your selected course and have the option to apply for study abroad and/or a placement after your first year. However, there is a competitive selection process and so it is not guaranteed.

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You don’t have to leave the Northumbria campus to find students getting real world experience. You can gain experience working at our awardwinning Student Law Office (SLO), working on live cases with real clients giving legal advice and representation like any other law firm. Members of staff are there every step of the way, and give you advice and support. Since 2008 students have helped to secure more than £1 million of compensation for SLO clients.

Direct your own management consultancy

Hands-on experience is also available at the Northumbria University Business Clinic where students find solutions to real business issues, dealing with everything from strategic marketing reviews to operational audits.

This experience has improved my employability skills massively as I obviously didn’t have these skills before; it is the perfect mix of academic and professional experience to prepare you for the world of work.

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Rebecca Brown, BA (Hons) Business with Marketing Management

Work on live legal cases

The best thing about studying Law at Northumbria is that we get taught how to be a good lawyer, not just a good student. In the Student Law Office we act for real clients and act on real cases. You cannot get experience like that from a normal law degree and employers love it!

Emily Wilson, MLaw Exempting To hear more from Emily visit northumbria.ac.uk/emilywilson Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/slo

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Student projects Collaborative projects mean that you can use your degree work to answer a real brief with a real company. They also give you the time, space and resources to explore ideas, test concepts and create new ways of thinking, plus they look amazing on your CV. Dr. Martens

Unilever

British brand Dr. Martens has set a number of live briefs for Northumbria’s Fashion students.

Our partnership with Unilever has reached a decade. Currently, design-focused students and academics are exploring new ways to help Unilever meet their sustainability targets. Packaging, water use, energy – we help them examine every aspect of their production. And undergrad students are a huge part of this work, gaining real world experience at the highest level.

Bethany Watson, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication Discover more about other project opportunities on our Fashion courses northumbria.ac.uk/fashion

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Design School thinking has provided us with a new set of tools to bring to life our technical challenges, and more importantly the potential solutions.

Steve Singleton, Science Area Leader, Unilever

Our task was to create an exciting new campaign for Dr. Martens, that would be presented and pitched to the local agency, who would choose one student for a short placement. I put my all into my project and was selected as the winner, starting my placement in the first term of my final year. Students at Northumbria are lucky because the university sets up as many live projects as possible, providing amazing opportunities that wouldn’t be available elsewhere.

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It’s really positive that this team of students have taken an interest in our project and decided to support it with their work and now an exhibition. They’ve been up to the site several times and are inspired to come up with ideas which will give communities sustainable futures.

Paul Cross, from the Sustainability Carlisle Network

Sustainability Carlisle Network Designs for an innovative urban farm were in Carlisle last summer, as Northumbria’s architecture students provided the community with a vision of the future. Sustainability Carlisle Network approached Northumbria’s Architecture Department for help with the project. Four final year students – Hong Chew, Zenny Cheung, Chun Chiu Chan and Jian Zhang – took up the challenge and came up with innovative plans which would provide sustainable food, including fish and vegetables, for the local community. Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/urbanfarm

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Employers love travellers Northumbria is all about helping you to experience new things. And one of the best ways to experience new things is living and learning in a different culture.

We talk to a lot of employers about what they want from a graduate. Something that comes up again and again is “international awareness”. We also see student confidence go through the roof after studying abroad. Once you’ve lived abroad, made friends in a new country and studied in a second institution, cracking the job market doesn’t seem so tough. Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/studyabroad

We take part in Erasmus+, a European Commission programme offering students an opportunity to undertake a period of study and/or work abroad in another EU country providing help with the cost of living.*

Studying abroad at Florida Atlantic University gave me personal development opportunities I would never have imagined possible. I have gained confidence, self-assurance and resilience. It is an amazing opportunity I would highly recommend!

Carley Denton, BA (Hons) Human Resource Management

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Study abroad

Travel without breaking the bank

I went abroad three semesters in three different countries. This year and a half was certainly the highlight of my university years, as I was living the dream. I met people from all over the world, expanding my network of contacts, which will help me in the future.

Thanks to our network of partner organisations, you’ll have the opportunity to study in countries from Spain to South Korea and from Canada to China.

Marius Nazare, BA (Hons) International Business Management


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Calling all entrepreneurs If you think that entrepreneurship might be in your future, there is no better place to begin your journey than Northumbria. Our students create amazing companies

Companies that were born at Northumbria

In the last five years more than 100 companies have been started by Northumbria students, employing over 950 staff and with a combined turnover of £62.2 million*. That’s more than any other university in the country.

A place where things happen There is a thriving culture of innovation and enterprise in the North East. And Northumbria students are a huge part of that. We have grown our number of enterprise learners to over 4,100 in 2014, complimented by a free bespoke start-up service for students and graduates. If you’ve got an idea that you think could be a business, we’ll help you at every stage of setting it up. We’ll put you in touch with industry experts, and help turn your idea into a reality. Our support doesn’t stop when you graduate either – not only do we help get your businesses off the ground but we help them become sustainable, keeping them on path to success. Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/sgenterprise *Based on estimated turnover, according to the Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey (HEBCIS, 2013/14)

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reframed.tv

Feritt

Green Digit Limited

Share moments. See reactions.

Your next job is only a click away

Natural packaging for seeds

Co-founded by Computing graduate Jo York, award-winning reframed.tv aims to make video truly social. It connects tweets to moments in videos. So you can join in the conversation and watch the social response unfold live, no matter when you watch the video.

Feritt was launched by Biomedical Science graduate Oliver Woods during his final year of studies. Feritt is an online platform that allows job seekers and employers to speed up the job application process using familiar online tools.

SeedCell is the brainchild of Design for Industry graduate Dan Robson. SeedCell offers a fun, clever, and waste-free way to plant seeds. You plant the packaging along with the seeds, and the water absorbing technology helps the seeds to grow with no need for tools.

reframed.tv

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Northumbria means business Northumbria graduates have gone on to create cutting-edge products that are loved far and wide.

Trunki Rob Law MBE trunki.com

The Love Chair Deadgood Studio deadgoodltd.co.uk

Apple Watch and iPhone6 Sir Jonathan Ive apple.com/uk

Dan Black & Martin Blum black-blum.com

The TeaShed Jules Quinn the-teashed.co.uk

Lux bedside table Jake Barker jakebarkerdesign.com

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What if you just don’t know what you want to be? Here at Northumbria we can help you follow your dreams, harness your ambitions and achieve your career goals.

We can’t stress this enough: that’s absolutely, totally, 100% fine. Many of the world’s most successful people had no idea what they were going to do with their lives when they left school. And Northumbria is the perfect place to start working it out.

The Careers and Employment Service From first year through to final year and beyond graduation, our Careers and Employment Service is here to help. We’ll support you at every step of the journey, helping you to identify goals and plan your way to achieving them.

How we do it Get 1-1 support. Wherever you are in your course, and whether you know what you want to do or not, you can meet our advisers for confidential 1-1 advice anytime. We help with planning, job applications or just figuring out what sort of role would suit you. Meet employers on campus. Introduce yourself to potential employers, and find out more about different career paths, at one of the many employer visits or fairs held throughout the year. Get ahead with tools for success. You’ll get exclusive access to resources that will help you explore career options, find out about different job roles, and write mind-blowingly good applications. Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/careers

We help students find jobs they love. And we’re good at it.

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My long term goal is to become a primary school teacher. The University has given me a lot of information on how to do this and the Careers & Employment Service is amazing, extremely helpful people.

But what if you don’t know what your ambitions are? What if you haven’t decided on your career goals yet?

Alex Robson, BA (Hons) English Language Studies


94% of students are in work or further study six months after graduation* *(DLHE 2013/14)

Northumbria is ranked 7th in the UK for the number of graduates in professional employment on permanent contracts* *(DLHE 2013/14)

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Imagine what you could be By the time you graduate from Northumbria you will have gained the attributes that prepare you for your next step. You will emerge as a leader, an expert, a professional and an innovator, with the skills and confidence to make a real impact.

Introducing some of our graduates (1) James Collins - Marketing Manager for Yorkshire Forward, a regional development agency (2) Cally Taylor - Psychological thriller author (3) Daniel Isemede - Specialist Biomedical Scientist for NHS England (4) Melanie Cheung - HR Officer for Parker Hannifin, a global leader in motion and control technologies (5) Rachael Martin - Primary school teacher (6) James Boyle - Head of Campus Recruiting Operations and Strategic Initiatives for Barclays (7) Amy Ekins - Project Manager for Wearset, a publishing services company (8) Asma Hilal - Advocate for CRB Africa Legal (9) Matt Verity - Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Trueview, an online networking company

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Richard Brownlie-Marshall, BA (Hons) Design for Industry, 2010 Creative Designer, Pret A Manger & Founder, RBM by Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As a businesswoman I love telling people I am a design graduate from Northumbria.

The transition from student to employed felt very easy, which is a true testament to how Northumbria prepared me for the world of work.

The Northumbria experience has given me the skills and knowledge to grow and develop myself.

Danielle Dunn, BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing, 2002 & MA Design Professional Practice, 2015 MD, Danielle Dunn Creative Agency

Harry Trick, BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics, 2011 Associate, Ernst & Young

(10) Holly Armstrong - Director of GFW Lettings, property sales and lettings company (11) Ekpemi Anni - User Experience Consultant, helping global companies to create innovative products and services (12) Andrew Dark - MD of Custom Planet, printwear and branding specialists (13) Josefine Rottmann - Management Trainee for Arla Foods (14) Dan Ziglam - Founder & Director of Deadgood, a modern British design company (15) Amy Golding – Artistic Director for theatre company, Curious Monkey (16) Muara Sipahutar - Business Development Manager for online gaming company, PT Qeon Interactive (17) Helen Colclough - E-Commerce Development Manager for River Island (18) Dave Robinson - Senior Industrial Design Consultant, developing innovative medical devices at Team Consulting (19) Danielle Dunn - Entrepreneur, MD of Danielle Dunn Creative Agency

(20) Saad Alhermi - Customer Project Manager for manufacturing company, Ericsson AB (21) Rosemary Milburn - Owner & Designer at Rosie Willett Designs, handmade headpieces and jewellery (22) Rhiannon Clarricoates - Senior Paintings Conservator for Hirst Conservation (23) Peter Middlebrook - CEO of Geopolicity, based out of the Middle East providing political and economic consulting (24) Zenab K. Majid - Assistant Lecturer, Architecture Department at Salahaddin University (25) Dattatreya Avinash Thotli - Administration Manager for care homes company Care For Your Life Ltd (26) Amy Foweather - Family Law Solicitor, Stowe Family Law LLP (27) Lauren Muxworthy - Outreach Executive, specialising in PR and campaign management at Glass Digital (28) Henry Marks - Interior Designer, specialising in Museum and Exhibition Design at MET Studio

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Imagine what you could do Northumbria graduates are making a distinctive mark on the world. Check out some of our most notable graduates in whose footsteps you could be walking – and start to imagine what you could do.

Dr Arnab Basu MBE (1)

Martin Corry MBE (5)

Neil Marshall (9)

Chief Executive Officer, Kromek. Materials Engineering graduate (1999).

Over 30 caps for England, three for British Lions and nearly 200 appearances for Leicester Tigers. Sports Studies graduate (1997).

Film director, editor and screenwriter best known for his work on Game of Thrones and Dog Soldiers. Media, Culture and Society graduate (1992).

Amanda Berry OBE (6)

Stewart Wingate (10)

Chief Executive of BAFTA. Studied on Northumbria’s Business and Graphic Design degree (1982).

Chief Executive Officer at Gatwick Airport. Electrical & Electronic Engineering graduate (1994).

Stephen Miller MBE (3)

Sir Jonathan Ive (7)

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Paralympic athlete and World Record Holder in the Club Throw. Business Information Systems graduate (2002).

Senior Vice President, Design at Apple Inc. Designer of the iPhone, iMac, iPad and iPod. Design for Industry graduate (1989).

Victoria Pendleton CBE (4)

Tim Brown (8)

Britain’s most successful female track cyclist and Olympic gold medallist. Sport and Exercise Science graduate (2002).

Chief Executive of IDEO USA, one of the world’s leading design consultancies. Design for Industry graduate (1985).

Bibiana Aido (2) Spain’s youngest ever Minister appointed to Government at the age of 31. International Business Administration graduate (2000).

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Northumbria University Alumni Association has over 186,000 alumni across the world

located in

167

countries

TOP COUNTRIES HONG KONG

10,478

MALAYSIA

9,889

CHINA

4,736

GERMANY FRANCE

2,246 2,031

SINGAPORE 1,634 INDIA SPAIN

1,382

Less than 100

Less than 500

More than 500

More than 1000

More than 2000

1,051

SRI LANKA 1,051

Based on data from November 2015

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Imagine where you could go When you start studying at Northumbria, you’re joining a global family.

Our alumni are from all parts of the globe and act as a resource to help you, no matter where you go and what you want to achieve. Whether you are living abroad or just passing through, you can meet fellow alumni and forge professional relationships.

Our alumni create opportunities for you, that we’d never be able to offer without them. We’re hugely grateful to them, for all the ways that they make our students’ lives better. We hope that, soon, you will be too.

While you study

We can offer internship opportunities to both our students and our graduates thanks to our partnerships with some high profile global organisations. The Santander Universities SME Internship & Work Placement Programme, for example, delivers exciting experiences and enhanced career prospects.

Our students have gone on to do amazing things, and have power and influence across the world. Most of them look back on their time at Northumbria as a huge factor in their success. So they give back to the university, and that means fantastic opportunities for you. They volunteer their time to advise you on getting into a particular career. They fund scholarships and facilities for you to use. They initiate work placements in their organisations.

When you graduate The Alumni Association really comes into its own after you graduate. Our networking meetings, social

events and reunions are a great way to catch up with old friends, but they also give you the chance to meet other graduates, who’ll be able to support you in all kinds of ways. Plus, all our former students can take advantage of our benefits and services package at Northumbria, including careers advice, mentoring and professional development and discounts for the library or sports facilities on campus. Graduates of Northumbria University and any of our constituent colleges can join the Northumbria Alumni Association for free. So we don’t stop helping you after you leave us. In many ways, our support for you is just beginning. Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/alumni

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OPEN DAYS “

If you are unsure of whether to study at Northumbria, book an open day and experience the city and the University for yourself. Words cannot describe how great it is living in Newcastle. After the open day, your mind will be made up!

Matthew Vincent, BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science

Want to know what it’s like to be a Northumbria student? Come and visit us • Friday 1 and Saturday 2 July 2016 • Saturday 24 September 2016 • Saturday 29 October 2016 • Saturday 26 November 2016

On the day • Attend sessions informing you about our range of full-time undergraduate courses • Take a tour of our campus • Look around our accommodation • Meet our staff, talk to our students For up-to-date event information on all of our Open Days visit northumbria.ac.uk/opendays

Can’t make it? If you can’t make an Open Day there are still ways to experience what it’s like to be a student at Northumbria. • Take a tour around our accommodation from the comfort of your own home with our accommodation video: northumbria.ac.uk/accommodation

• Watch our videos and listen to our students to find out why they enjoy every minute at Northumbria: northumbria.ac.uk/iwant • Find out about student life at Northumbria from our current students, watch vlogs about why they chose their course, read articles on their top places to visit in Newcastle and watch live pre-recorded tours of our accommodation: northumbria.ac.uk/TheHub

Offer holder visit days If you have been lucky enough to have your application accepted to join us, you can come and visit us to learn about your course in more detail at one of our Offer holder Visit Days which take place between November and April.

Interviews If your course requires an interview as part of the selection process these will take place between November and April and you will be contacted to arrange a suitable date.

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OUR COURSES Northumbria is new kind of excellent university with ambitious plans for the future. If you are a dedicated student with ambitious plans for your future, we think you’ll fit in here.

Interested? Read on to find out why you should come to Northumbria to study the subject of your choice, what makes our departments so special and what courses we have to offer. Visit our website and use our course search to find out all you need to know about your course – from modules to staff and student profiles to graduate careers.

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Once you know which course you’re interested in, how do you know what you need to achieve to get here? On every course page we’ve highlighted the entry points we would typically ask for. We’ve shown them as tariff points typical of our standard offer and given you a range (e.g. 120-128 tariff points) where we make offers depending on the applicant’s profile. If you’re not sure how your qualifications translate into points, look at page 106 or visit the UCAS website at ucas.com

At Northumbria we have a flexible and inclusive approach to assessing potential candidates. We know that there are many different qualifications, skills and experiences which can all contribute to your application. We make an offer based on the individual and our published entry requirements are typical of our standard offer, so just think of them as a guideline. Feel free to get in touch to talk to us about any queries you may have on +44 (0)191 406 0901 or email er.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk. A member of our dedicated admissions team will be happy to help.


Questions you may have… Is my course accredited? Northumbria has a long and successful history of professional accreditation for its courses. However we continually review and improve our course content and delivery, and continued accreditation is subject to approval of those improvements by the relevant accrediting body. At time of print, we anticipate that all the courses which are stated as accredited within this publication will be fully re-accredited by September 2017. To ensure you are kept up-to-date with any enhancements visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates. To find out which professional body accredits your course visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search for the course you are interested in. What is an Integrated Masters degree? An Integrated Masters (MComp, MEng, MGeog, MMath, MNurs or MPhys) is a fully fundable undergraduate degree with the opportunity to undertake a whole year of study at Masters level. An Integrated Masters lasts longer than a standard three or four year undergraduate degree but gives you the added advantage of graduating with a qualification at Masters level. Please visit northumbria.ac.uk/ integratedmasters to see a list of these courses. What is a top-up course? A top-up course is for you if you have previously studied a related course of Higher Education such as a Higher National Diploma or a Foundation Degree. A top-up course allows you to ‘top-up’ your HND or FD and achieve a full degree after only one extra year of study.

What is a completion award? You can follow a completion pathway if you have started a course in a similar subject at one of Northumbria’s partner institutions, and you wish to transfer to Northumbria to complete your degree. You can also qualify for a completion award with a HND or FD. Is there a study abroad or placement option on my course? With the exception of courses with compulsory placements, there is a study abroad and/or placement option on the majority of our courses, which can vary in length depending on the course. You apply for your selected course and have the option to apply for study abroad and/or a placement after your first year. However, there is a competitive selection process and so it is not guaranteed. Please visit northumbria.ac.uk/studyabroad and northumbria.ac.uk/placementoptions to find out more information.

What is a foundation year? A foundation year is designed for those students who may not have achieved the entry requirements for their chosen degree course, or whose qualifications may be in a different subject area and who want to explore taking a degree in something completely new. The course provides an extra year of study for you to get the subject knowledge you need, and as long as you pass the foundation year you will progress to the first year of a named degree which is part of the scheme. Please visit northumbria.ac.uk/foundationyear to see a list of these courses. Will there be any optional modules on my course? Many of our undergraduate courses offer option choices in Years 2 and 3, you will be asked to indicate your preferences well in advance of the options running. To find out more information on module options visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search for the course that you are interested in.

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Why study Applied Sciences at Northumbria? At Northumbria we want you to realise your potential and secure that rewarding career in science. That’s why our courses are designed in consultation with leading employers, so you will graduate with the knowledge and practical skills needed to drive your career as a professional scientist. • Many of our courses are officially accredited by professional bodies, such as the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Biomedical Science, the Association for Nutrition and the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, meaning they are recognised by employers as being of the highest professional quality.

• Our state-of-the-art facilities incorporate modern laboratories, IT suites, a sensory evaluation suite, a replica law court and a crime scene house.

• Our lecturers are experts in their professions, either as academics, practitioners or expractitioners, leading to relevant and innovative teaching.

• Our graduates gain employment in a wide range of industries including biochemical, chemical, forensic science, nutritional and pharmaceutical industries.

• Hands-on laboratory work is a component of all courses, providing the opportunity to put theory into practice.

• Most of our undergraduate courses offer the opportunity for a year in industry, enhancing your future job prospects and providing insight into industrial and commercial applications of science.

I get on with my tutors very well, they’ve all been extremely helpful and supportive. They’re always very happy to see you if you need help and they’ll always put themselves out for you. They’ve played a massive part in making university such an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

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James Murray, BSc (Hons) Biology


3/4

BSc (Hons) C100

120-128

3/4

BSc (Hons) C100

120-128†

3/4

Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons) B940

120-128

3/4

Chemistry

BSc (Hons) F110

120-128

3/4

Chemistry

MChem

F101

128-136

4/5

Criminology and Forensic Science

BSc (Hons) MF94

120-128†

3/4

Food Science and Nutrition

BSc (Hons) BD46

120-128

3/4

Food Science and Nutrition (Human Nutrition)

BSc (Hons) BD46

120-128

3/4

Forensic Science

BSc (Hons) F410

120-128

3/4

Medical Sciences (Doctor of Medicine Pathway)

DipHE

See website†

Award

UCAS code Tariff points* Years

Applied Sciences (Foundation Year)

BSc (Hons) Y002

80

Biology

BSc (Hons) C100

Biology (Biotechnology) Biology (Neurobiology)

N/A

Accreditation*

Placement option*

120-128

Course

Part-time option

Study abroad option*

Applied Sciences courses

1

2

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/ yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

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Why study Architecture and Built Environment at Northumbria? Studying with us shows the world you mean business. Our graduates are currently influencing the built environment around the globe, and our courses have been designed to ensure that you can join them. Develop the skills that employers are looking for through field trips, placement years, live projects, guest lectures and employer-led CV workshops. Get ready to make your mark on the world.

• Outstanding ‘Overall Satisfaction’ results in the National Student Survey 2015, with Architecture achieving 97%, Interior Architecture achieving 100% and both Building Surveying and Quantity Surveying also achieving over 90%.

• We have strong links to industry and excellent employment opportunities, which are significantly above the sector average (DLHE Survey 2014). • Our courses are accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to help you launch your career.

• We have one of the most highly respected Architecture courses in the UK, rated 6th in the UK in The Guardian League Tables 2015.

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The studio environment is great. The fact that we all work in there and bring out the best skills in each other is one of the reasons I love it at Northumbria, we work as a team and have all grown close as friends.

Alexander Furniss, former BA (Hons) Architecture student now studying for an MArch qualification

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Accreditation*

Tariff points* Years

Part-time option

Placement option*

UCAS code

Study abroad option*

Architecture and Built Environment courses Course

Award

Built and Natural Environment (Foundation Year)

Foundation K441 year

80

1

Architecture

BA (Hons)

K100

144†

3

Building Surveying

BSc (Hons)

K230

120-128

3/4

Interior Architecture

BA (Hons)

W251

128-136†

3

Quantity Surveying

BSc (Hons)

K240

120-128

3/4

Real Estate

BSc (Hons)

K440

120-128

3/4

 

 **

* See page 54-55 for more information ** Joint accreditation of combined studies: BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and PG Cert Interior Architecture † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates. Matt van Geffen, Architecture

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Why study Arts at Northumbria? Our Arts department offers a stimulating and dynamic learning environment with excellent facilities in which to study flexible, student-orientated courses. Staff are highly experienced and globally-renowned experts in fine, cultural and performing arts. • Our Art and Design subjects are ranked 17th in the Sunday Times University Guide 2016. • We work with a range of high profile cultural partners, including BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Live Theatre, Northern Stage, Great North Run Culture and Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, providing you with industry exposure and live project opportunities. • Our unique Art and Design History course offers you the opportunity to focus on historical understanding of art and design, whilst also developing professional skills via work placement and enterprise training to enhance your employability.

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• Our University Galleries present a dynamic programme of exhibitions featuring leading contemporary artists and student initiated projects.

Installation view of 2015 Degree Show by Sam Potts, BA (Hons) Fine Art

• Graduate Studio Northumbria (GSN) is a unique opportunity for Fine Art graduates to work in a professional studio community, in a supportive and inspiring environment. • Our Drama degrees will provide you with professionally engaged training in our dedicated modern rehearsal spaces, and performance opportunities in our two studio theatres. Our courses are integrated into the region’s drama community and offer specialised pathways in Acting and Performance, Applied Theatre and Scriptwriting.

Tim Croft from Milkilling – photo by Colin Davison


Placement option*

Course

Award

UCAS code Tariff points*

Years

Study abroad option*

Arts courses

Art and Design History

BA (Hons)

W900

120-128†

3/4

Drama

BA (Hons)

W400

120-128†

3/4

Drama (Acting and Performance) BA (Hons)

W400

120-128†

3/4

Drama (Applied Theatre)

BA (Hons)

W400

120-128†

3/4

Drama (Scriptwriting)

BA (Hons)

W400

120-128†

3/4

Fine Art

BA (Hons)

W100

120-128†

3/4

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates. Artists Hope Stebbing and Oliver Perry (Northumbria graduates) Commissioned by Great North Run Culture and Northumbria University – photo by Colin Davison

I heard a lot of my friends in the year above me at school talk about Northumbria and how Newcastle was such a good student city, I then came to the Open Day and loved the course and the opportunities involved. I love having access to professional printing resources and my own personal space to set up work.

Mary Bonner, BA (Hons) Fine Art

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Why study Business at Newcastle Business School? Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We will equip you with the in-depth understanding, skills and experience you need to succeed in business. • Northumbria has been named Business School of the Year at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2015. • We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation. • Our Student Employability Centre* supports students through learning experiences such as volunteering, placements and internships. *Available at Newcastle campus only.

• Our degrees are recognised for their quality by many professional bodies including CIPD, CIPS, AACSB, EPAS, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, AIA, CILT, AAT, and ICAEW. • If you want to focus on a particular area of business we have a range of specialist courses, but we also have general business management courses which allow you to gain a broad understanding of business. • There are study abroad opportunities at our many partner universities in Europe, USA, South East Asia and Australia. There are also opportunities to do a work placement year as part of your chosen course.

I spent my placement year working in London at multinational pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). I thoroughly enjoyed my placement working within their HR department and had so many great opportunities that have enhanced my CV.

Meera Kakade, BA (Hons) Business with Human Resource Management

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Placement option*

General Courses

Award

UCAS code Tariff points* Years

Study abroad option*

Accreditation*

Business courses

Business Management

BA (Hons)

N202

128-136

4

International Business Management (IBM)

BA (Hons)

N1T9

128-136

4

International Business Management with French

BA (Hons)

N1R1

128-136

4

International Business Management with Spanish

BA (Hons)

N1R4

128-136

4

Business with Accounting

BA (Hons)

N1S4

120-128

3/4

Business with Economics

BA (Hons)

N1L1

120-128

3/4

Business with Entrepreneurship

BA (Hons)

N1S2

120-128

3/4

Business with Financial Management

BA (Hons)

N1N3

120-128

3/4

Business with Human Resource Management

BA (Hons)

N1N6

120-128

3/4

Business with International Management

BA (Hons)

N1N2

120-128

3/4

Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management

BA (Hons)

N1NF

120-128

3/4

Business with Management

BA (Hons)

N1S8

120-128

3/4

Business with Marketing Management

BA (Hons)

N1N5

120-128

3/4

Business with Tourism Management

BA (Hons)

N1NV

120-128

3/4

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Business with… courses

continued overleaf * See page 54-55 for more information  Students on these courses are required to undertake a work placement or study abroad as part of their 4-year course  IBM students (and IBM plus languages) are required to undertake an international work placement or study abroad as part of their 4-year course † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

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Accreditation*

Accounting

UCAS code Tariff points* Years

Part-time only

Award

Placement option*

Specialist Courses

Study abroad option*

Business courses cont.

BA (Hons)

N400

128-136

3/4

Finance and Investment BA (Hons) Management

N390

128-136

3/4

Human Resource Management

BA (Hons)

N600

120-128

4

Marketing Management BA (Hons)

N550

128-136

4

Tourism and Events Management

N800

120-128

4

Business Leadership and BA (Hons) Corporate Management

N210

136-144

3

Entrepreneurial Business BA (Hons) Management

N1N4

120-128

3

Leadership and Management

N/A

See website†

3

BA (Hons)

Work-based learning courses

BA (Hons)

See below 

Placement Option

Study Abroad Option

Business Leadership and Corporate Management

As a student on this innovative work-based learning course, you will spend two years in a salaried role working with a business organisation.

Should you wish, your two year employment role may be with an organisation based abroad.

Entrepreneurial Business Management

As a student on this innovative work-based course you will develop your understanding of business and participate in a personal development programme, through working in a team managing your own business projects.

There will opportunities for you to work with students abroad participating in a similar study programme.

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UCAS code Tariff points*

Years

Accreditation*

Business courses cont. Top-up Courses

Award

Accounting and Finance

BA (Hons) N420

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

Business

BA (Hons) N1N8

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

Business (London Campus)

BA (Hons) N1N8

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

Business and Finance

BA (Hons) N1N9

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

Business and International Management

BA (Hons) N1N7

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

Business and Marketing

BA (Hons) N2N1

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

Business Creation (London Campus) (Subject to validation)

BA (Hons) N190

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

Business with Law

BA (Hons) 8G12

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

International Banking and Finance

BA (Hons) N4N2

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

International Banking and Finance (London Campus)

BA (Hons) N4N2

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

International Hospitality and Tourism Management

BA (Hons) N840

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

BA (Hons) N901

HND/FD in a related discipline 1

* See page 54-55 for more information  Students on these courses are required to undertake a work placement or study abroad as part of their 4-year course † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

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Why study Computer Science/ Computer Security at Northumbria? If you want to work at the cutting edge of computer science, networks or security, to help shape tomorrow’s world and equip yourself for a career that’s entirely future-proof, then our courses are for you. • Longstanding professional accreditation from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, enables our graduates to progress to Chartered status. • We have formed an Employer Advisory Board to ensure our course content is 100% relevant. Members include Accenture, Eutechnyx, Hewlett Packard, Nissan, Procter & Gamble, Sage and Waterstons. • We are a partner in the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Cyber Security Institute.

• Flexible undergraduate courses with BSc (Hons), Integrated Masters (MComp) and pathways in Computer Science and Computer Security and with options in Creative Computing. • Our brand new Computer Science with… MComp courses (see course table, right) have been launched in response to industry demand, and we are working with BCS to ensure that they will also be fully accredited. Check northumbria. ac.uk/csdt for updates.

A placement is a great opportunity. It’s like a trial run at your future job. Doing my placement year has led me to believe I have made the right choice for my career; I am very thankful for the opportunities that Reece Innovation have provided me with and also the knowledge that I have gained during my time working with the company.

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Ben Apes, BSc (Hons) Computer Science


Placement option*

Course

Award

UCAS code

Tariff points*

Years

Study abroad option*

Accreditation*

Computer Sciences courses

Computing and Information Technology (Foundation Year)

Foundation year

I200

80

1

Computer and Digital Forensics

BSc (Hons)

GF44

120-128

3/4

Computer and Digital Forensics

MComp (Hons)

G3F4

120-128

4/5

Computer Networks and Cyber Security

BSc (Hons)

G4W3

120-128

3/4

Computer Networks and Cyber Security

MComp (Hons)

G4W2

120-128

4/5

Computer Science

BSc (Hons)

G400

120-128

3/4

Computer Science

MComp (Hons)

G401

120-128

4/5

Computer Science with Animation, Graphics and Vision

BSc (Hons)

G450

120-128

3/4

Computer Science with Animation, Graphics and Vision

MComp (Hons)

G451

120-128

4/5

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence

BSc (Hons)

G403

120-128

3/4

Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence

MComp (Hons)

G408

120-128

4/5

Computer Science with Games Development

BSc (Hons)

G405

120-128

3/4

Computer Science with Games Development

MComp (Hons)

G406

120-128

4/5

Computer Science with Web Development

BSc (Hons)

G404

120-128

3/4

Computer Science with Web Development

MComp (Hons)

G409

120-128

4/5

Mathematics and Computer Science

BSc (Hons)

G3N5

120-128†

3/4

Applied Computing (Completion Award)

BSc (Hons)

G510

1

Applied Computing (Completion Award) (London Campus)

BSc (Hons)

G510

HND/FD in a related discipline HND/FD in a related discipline

1

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

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Why study Design at Northumbria? Our School of Design covers an exciting range of industrial and fashion design disciplines. We are an award-winning creative community; we encourage collaborations and idea sharing between our design courses so that students get the best possible learning experience. • Our School of Design was named one of Europe’s top design schools by US Business Week magazine and has an international reputation for innovation and creativity. • Our partners include household names such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Microsoft, Mars, Dunhill, Mulberry, Samsung, Unilever, Phillips, Nike and Intel – to name but a few. • Northumbria boasts illustrious design alumni including Sir Jonathan Ive (Senior Vice-President, Apple), Rob Low MBE (Founder, Trunki), Nicola Morgan (Designer, Lanvin, Paris) and Tim Brown (Chief Executive, IDEO). • Every course in fashion and industrial design scored over 90% for student satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey.

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• We have an established reputation at Graduate Fashion Week with our students winning over 40 awards in the last five years, including Designer of the Year, the Fashion Innovation Award, and for the last three years running, the Ethical Award. • In 2015, our staff, students and graduates won over 70 national and international design and media awards, commendations and prizes. • Our School of Design has been fitted with state-of-the-art facilities and the latest design technology including dedicated show spaces, digital photography studios, CAD suites, traditional letter press and screen printing, 3D prototyping workshops, plus interaction and animation studios.


Years

Placement option*

UCAS code Tariff points*

Study abroad option*

Design courses Course

Award

3D Design

BA (Hons) W260

120-128

3/4

Design for Industry

BA (Hons) W240

120-128

4

Fashion

BA (Hons) W230

128-136

4

Fashion Communication

BA (Hons) WP29

128-136

3/4

Fashion Design and Marketing

BA (Hons) W231

128-136

4

Interior Design

BA (Hons) W250

120-128

3/4

* See page 54-55 for more information  These courses have a compulsory placement We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

I chose Northumbria purely for my course. I had heard many great things about Interior Design at Northumbria and how well respected the course is. One of the highlights was a field trip to New York, we visited many tourist attractions as well as a top Interior Design practice. This was an amazing opportunity to see the difference between a UK and American company.

Arabelle Kaye, BA (Hons) Interior Design

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Why study Education and Lifelong Learning at Northumbria? Education is one of the essential building blocks of society and is a fundamental right of everyone. That’s why we aim to create excellent educators. Northumbria provides you with the opportunity to work with a team who are recognised for the high quality of their work as an “Outstanding” university provider of both secondary and primary Initial Teacher Education, as classified by the Department of Education from Ofsted inspections. • Our courses are ranked 12th in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

• You will benefit from the enthusiasm and knowledge of tutors and visiting experts.

• All courses in Initial Teacher Education are rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and have been for 14 years. We are the only university in the UK to have this accolade for this length of time.

• You will obtain a range of qualifications designed to meet government regulations for professional practice including qualified teacher status and FE qualified teacher learning and skills.

• All of our courses offer the opportunity for experience in educational settings, through our extensive and high quality partnerships with schools and colleges.

• The degree is designed to meet government regulations for initial teacher training and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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Placement option*

Course

Award

UCAS code

Tariff points*

Years

Accreditation*

Education and Lifelong Learning courses

Primary Education (3-7 Years)

BA (Hons)

X120

120-128†

3

Primary Education (7-11 Years)

BA (Hons)

X120

120-128†

3

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

My confidence and self-belief that I can actually and will actually become a teacher has risen dramatically from my first day at Northumbria. I can speak in front of a group of people without hesitation and feel very comfortable to give my opinions.

Lauren Hewson, BA (Hons) Primary Education

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Why study Foundation and English Language courses at Northumbria? • Northumbria provides a range of pre-sessional and in-sessional English language courses for international students. • This full-time course is ideal if your academic qualifications meet the requirements for your chosen course, but your English language level falls below the entry requirements of the academic course you wish to join. • It helps you to participate fully in lectures, seminars and project work and develop your independence. Intercultural skills are also an important employment tool that will be useful for you in the future. • You will develop these skills in a content-based approach to learning involving critical thinking, questioning, discussion, reflection and analysis. You will also develop the ideas and concepts necessary to participate in the global academic community. In addition you will also cover key aspects of applied mathematics and ICT to enable you to

perform at the level expected at undergraduate study. • The courses are designed to provide a solid foundation to studying in a British university and students benefit from staff who are used to supporting international students through this important transition. • Teaching and learning takes place in seminars, lectures tutorials and workshops. In addition, students engage in independent study involving directed and self-directed learning. • You will be assigned your own guidance tutor who will provide academic and pastoral support and be your first point of contact if you have any questions or problems. • All our English language courses are accredited by the British Council. • If you are studying on the International Foundation Programme you will study relevant academic modules in addition to English Language modules.

Applying When applying you will need to choose your degree course and state this on the application form. If you are accepted you will receive one offer letter for the English Language/International Foundation Programme followed by the appropriate degree programme. Once you have successfully completed the International Foundation Programme and achieved the required grades*, you can gain direct admission onto your chosen degree at Northumbria. *Certain programmes may also require an interview or portfolio.

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Pre-sessional courses

for 11 weeks. There is no mid-point assignment. Presessional English is also offered at London Campus.

The English and Study Skills course helps you improve your English language level so that you can meet the entry requirements of the course you want to join. By the end of the course you should be able to attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and produce academic assignments.

Both courses offer you the opportunity to visit another city or local tourist attraction on a day trip. The countryside and coast of Northumberland is extremely beautiful and has a rich heritage while Newcastle is a vibrant city famous for its culture and nightlife. There is no charge for these trips but you may need to pay entrance fees into some attractions.

Summer school presessional courses The summer school English and Study Skills course is similar in content to our year-round provision. Depending on your requirements you can attend either the full 11-week course beginning in June or a six-week course beginning in July. Please note that if you start the course in June you must enrol

International Foundation Programme (IFP) The International Foundation Programme is ideal if your qualifications and English language skills fall below the entry requirements for your chosen undergraduate course. It combines the study of academic subjects with English language and study skills. The course is multidisciplinary and

provides progression to a wide range of degree courses at Northumbria University. The main focus of this course is that you can adapt to and therefore succeed within a Higher Education institution in the UK. Upon successful completion you will be awarded a Foundation Diploma in International English for Academic Communication.

Start dates and entry requirements English and Study Skills start in September and January. Our International Foundation Programme starts in September and January. The summer school starts in June and July.

Programme

Leads to

International Foundation Programme

English Language, Sport Psychology, Computing, Law, Media Production

International Foundation Programme: Art, Design and Media

Portfolio-based programmes: Art, Design, Multimedia (computer-based) courses

International Foundation Programme: Business

Business courses

International Foundation Programme: Engineering

Mechanical, Engineering & Environment, Automotive, Architectural Engineering, Product Design

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Why study Geography/Environment at Northumbria? We’re all about the future. The future of our planet, the people who live on it, and your role in shaping it. That’s why our courses are real world focused, with opportunities for field trips, studying abroad and work placements. We will help you discover your passion, and prepare you for a career that interests and challenges you every day. • Our courses regularly achieve over 90% student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. • We have strong links with high profile organisations including Northumberland National Park, Wildlife and Wetland Trusts, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Tyne Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency, the British Army, North East Ambulance Service, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Public Health England, the NHS and Northumbrian Water.

• Our department has an impact in more than 30 countries, from the Arctic to Antarctica via the Tropics, through field trips, student and staff research, and engagement projects. • Current field trip destinations include Amsterdam, Tenerife, Andalusia, Ukraine, Scotland and the Lake District.

I deferred my third year to do a placement with the Formula One team Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains. I had the best year working and had so many highlights – I got to meet the drivers which was such an amazing experience. Other highlights included being given increased responsibility throughout the year, by the end of my placement I had ownership of lots of different projects which I really enjoyed, it really pushed me to develop my skills.

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Katie Scott, BA (Hons) Geography


Years

Part-time option

Foundation year

K441

80

1

Geography

BA (Hons)

L700

120-128

3/4

Human Geography

MGeog (Hons)

L7T6

120-128

4/5

Geography

BSc (Hons)

F800

120-128

3/4

Physical Geography

BSc (Hons)

F840

120-128

3/4

Physical Geography

MGeog (Hons)

F5H8

120-128

4/5

Environmental Geography

BSc (Hons)

FL97

120-128

3/4

Environmental Science

BSc (Hons)

F851

120-128

3/4

Built and Natural Environment (Foundation Year)

Accreditation*

Tariff points*

Award

Placement option*

UCAS code

Course

Study abroad option*

Geography/Environment courses

* See page 54-55 for more information We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

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Why study Healthcare at Northumbria? Our health courses have been developed with input from experienced clinical experts. This allows you to gain up-to-date knowledge and hands-on expertise to prepare you for a caring career as a health professional. • An innovative suite of health courses will be delivered by Northumbria from September 2017. Reflecting current and future practice and designed to promote employability, they have been created in partnership with NHS and other employers. These programmes will provide students the opportunity of being at the forefront of delivering high quality, person-centred care. • Our nursing courses are ranked 19th in both the Complete University Guide 2016 and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. • We have strong partnerships with local NHS Trusts. GP practices and private and voluntary providers which enable students to experience a wide range of placements.

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• Our teaching includes input from experienced clinical experts representing a range of professional fields, in state-of-the-art clinical skills facilities. • You will benefit from courses that effectively integrate theory and practice, and are underpinned by a research evidence base. • Our courses are structured to incorporate interprofessional collaborative working, core skills development, person-centred care, problemsolving, organisational and management skills.


Award

UCAS code Tariff points* Years

Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Adult)

BSc (Hons)

B700

120-128†

Operating Department Practice

DipHE

B990

72†

Nursing Science (Top-up course)

BSc (Hons)

N/A

See website

3

Accreditation*

Course

Placement option*

Healthcare courses

2 †

1

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

I am more confident in meeting new people and settling quickly into changing environments as well as increasing my passion for promoting health needs. In terms of employment opportunities, I believe that this experience will demonstrate that I am independent, confident and selfmotivated which are desirable nursing characteristics.

Frances Allan, BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Adult)

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Why study Humanities at Northumbria? When you study on one of our Humanities courses you become part of a passionate and creative community of students, researchers, academics and professionals. Expert tutors bring your subject to life and share their research with you. • Our cultural partners include Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, New Writing North, the co-operative movement and Shandy Hall, providing students with live project opportunities. • The flexible nature of all our courses means you can pursue your own personal interests through a wide variety of optional modules. • You will benefit from dedicated study spaces in the department especially for Humanities students. • On our History courses you have the opportunity to gain real world experience through our bespoke placement module. • Our English Language modules are taught by world-leading scholars in subjects as diverse as cognitive linguistics and TESOL.

• Meet writers, publishers and literary agents through our unique Creative Writing module delivered with New Writing North. • From William Shakespeare to contemporary crime fiction, our English Literature courses allow you to discover your passions. • Bring your subject to life with a semester of study in the USA on our American Studies course. • English Literature and History achieved 100% ‘Overall Satisfaction’ in The National Student Survey 2015. • Our unique Humanities Learning Portal serves as your online gateway to studying in the Humanities.

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Placement option*

Tariff points*

Years

Study abroad option*

Humanities courses

BA (Hons) T700

128-136

3/4

English Language and Literature

BA (Hons) Q390

120-128†

3/4

English Language Studies

BA (Hons) Q310

120-128†

3/4

English Literature

BA (Hons) Q320

120-128†

3/4

English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons) QW38

120-128†

3/4

English Literature and History

BA (Hons) QV31

128-136

3/4

History

BA (Hons) V100

128-136†

3/4

History and Politics

BA (Hons) LV21

128-136

3/4

Course

Award

American Studies

UCAS code

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

At Northumbria you get given so many opportunities to succeed within yourself, as all the staff really want you to do well. The first semester of my second year, I went on an ERASMUS exchange to Germany. I carried on with my course, experienced the culture and developed my German language skills, and I also gained a lot of independence.

Amelia Hellawell, BA (Hons) English Language Studies

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Why study Information Sciences at Northumbria? Information science is an interdisciplinary field that connects people with information and data – in every way you can imagine. In one way or another all businesses are dependent on data for success, and our courses will equip you to be an integral part of that process. • Our ITMB degree is endorsed by Tech Partnership UK, supported by more than 90 top employers (see logos, right), and is available exclusively at Northumbria within North East England.

• We are an internationally recognised iSchool, part of a network of 65 world-leading institutions – including the universities of California and Toronto – dedicated to advancing the information field.

• We have formed an Employer Advisory Board to ensure our course content is 100% relevant. Members include Newcastle Libraries, Hewlett Packard, PWC and RIBA Enterprises Ltd.

• Our courses are underpinned by cutting-edge research, with 90% of our research impact judged to show very considerable reach and significance (REF 2014).

Northumbria was so helpful with getting a placement, with CV sessions running weekly, mock applications and interviews. My placement year at GE completely changed me – from a student to a young professional. I even managed to secure a place on the Information Technology Leadership Programme with GE Aviation, starting in July 2016, which I am really looking forward to.

Nicole Matthews, BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management for Business

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Years

Computing and Information Foundation year I200 Technology (Foundation Year)

80

1

Information Technology and Data Science

BSc (Hons)

GI85

120-128

3/4

Information Technology Management for Business

BSc (Hons)

GN52

120-128

3/4

Business Information Management (Top-up course)

BSc (Hons)

G500

HND/FD in a related discipline

1

Course

Award

UCAS code

Accreditation*

Placement option*

Tariff points*

Study abroad option*

Information Sciences courses

* See page 54-55 for more information We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

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Why study Law at Northumbria Law School? Our award-winning Law School is one of the largest in the UK, with a national and international reputation for excellence in legal education. Our specialist degrees are designed to equip you with the legal knowledge and practical skills needed to enter a range of professional careers including law and business. • We have been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the outstanding community work of our Student Law Office.

• Our Student Employability Centre supports student employability through learning experiences such as volunteering, placements and internships.

• Our unrivalled law clinic, the Student Law Office, is the largest of its kind in the UK where you can represent members of the public working on real legal problems.

• Our innovative and practical M Law courses equip you with a Masters level qualification and develop the skills to succeed as a solicitor or barrister.

• Our Student Law Office has managed more than 3,000 enquiries, represented more than 1,000 clients and secured more than £1 million on their behalf since 2008.

• You will be taught by experienced academics and legally qualified staff so you can benefit from our close links with the legal profession.

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Placement option*

Course

Award

UCAS code

Tariff points* Years

Study abroad option*

Accreditation*

Law courses

LLB (Hons)

LLB (Hons)

M101

120-128

3/4

M Law Exempting

M Law

M100

128-136

3/4

M Law Exempting (Bar M Law Professional Training Course)

M100

128-136

3/4

LLB (Hons) Law with Business

LLB (Hons)

M1N1

120-128

3/4

LLB (Hons) Law with International Business

LLB (Hons)

M1N9

120-128

3/4

* See page 54-55 for more information We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

I particularly enjoy the legal theory mixed with the practical applications as I believe the ability to apply theory to reality makes law come alive. The skills that Northumbria students can demonstrate are impressive to employers and I believe the way the course is taught has made it so much easier for me to learn.

Dan Tresigne, M Law Exempting (BPTC)

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Why study Mathematics at Northumbria? Mathematics graduates understand the world in a special way, and their skills are in high demand. According to a 2015 report by the Council for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) that demand is still rising, giving graduates access to a wide range of interesting careers boasting excellent salaries. • Our Mathematics course achieved 93% student satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey. • Mathematics graduates are eligible to apply for Associate membership of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. • We have formed an Employer Advisory Board to ensure our course content is 100% relevant. Members include Hewlett Packard, PWC and RIBA Enterprises Ltd.

• Our courses are underpinned by cutting-edge research, with 62% of our research outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014). • There are study abroad opportunities at our many partner universities in Europe, USA, South East Asia and Australia. There are also opportunities to do a work placement year as part of your chosen course.

I worked really hard to get into the university I wanted to go to and now I’m here it’s so worth it. It’s welcoming and you don’t feel out of place or intimidated – it’s definitely been the best decision I’ve made to come to Northumbria.

Louise Wardle, BSc (Hons) Mathematics

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Placement option*

Course

Award

UCAS code

Tariff points*

Study abroad option*

Mathematics courses

Mathematics

BSc (Hons)

G100

120-128†

3/4

Mathematics

MMath (Hons) G101

120-128

4/5

Years

Mathematics and Computer Science BSc (Hons)

G3N5

120-128†

3/4

Mathematics and Physics

G4H3

120-128†

3/4

BSc (Hons)

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

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Why study Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria? Engineering at Northumbria is hands-on and real world-focused. We have worldclass facilities, expert staff and courses that are accredited by all the relevant professional bodies, giving you the perfect launch pad for your career. • Benefiting from a £6.7m investment in STEM facilities (HEFCE award 2014-2016). • Professional accreditation by IMechE, ICE, CIBSE, CIOB and RICS.* • We have formed an Employer Advisory Board to ensure our course content is 100% relevant. Members include Akzo Nobel, Balfour Beatty, Caterpillar, BAE Systems, British Engines, Mott MacDonald, Nissan and Wilmott Dixon. *Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, Chartered Institute of Building, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

• Our brand new courses in automotive and construction engineering, plus MEngs in mechanical, civil and architectural engineering (see course table, right) have been launched in response to industry demand, and we are working with the relevant bodies to ensure that they will be fully accredited. Check northumbria.ac.uk/mce for updates. • Our BIM Academy, a joint venture between the University and Ryder Architecture, is a global leader in Building Information Modelling.

Northumbria gives students many opportunities to make industrial contacts and encourages workplace experience. It is common for industry experts to present guest lectures and regularly attend careers fairs. Due to the success of my BEng placement year, I will be returning to BAE Systems on the Sigma Engineering Leadership Programme upon graduation.

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Anna Jackson, Former BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering student now studying MSc Mechanical Engineering


Placement option*

Part-time option

Engineering (Foundation Year)

Foundation year

H3M2

80

1

Automotive Engineering

BEng (Hons)

H3P3

120-128†

3/4

Automotive Engineering

MEng (Hons)

H3P4

120-128†

4/5

Building Services Engineering

BEng (Hons)

N/A

120-128

3-5

Course

Award

UCAS code Tariff points*

Years

 P/T only

P/T only

Building Services Engineering

MEng (Hons)

N/A

120-128

5-7

Civil Engineering

BEng (Hons)

H200

120-128†

3/4

Civil Engineering

MEng (Hons)

H201

120-128†

4/5

Construction Engineering Management

BSc (Hons)

K251

120-128†

3/4

Mechanical and Architectural Engineering

BEng (Hons)

H3H3

120-128†

3/4

Mechanical and Architectural Engineering

MEng (Hons)

H3H4

120-128†

4/5

Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

BEng (Hons)

H3M9

120-128†

3/4

Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

MEng (Hons)

H8C4

120-128†

4/5

Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons)

H300

120-128†

3/4

Mechanical Engineering

MEng (Hons)

H304

120-128

4/5

Mechanical Design Engineering (Completion Award)

BEng (Hons)

H303

HND/FD in a related discipline

1

Accreditation*

Study abroad option*

Mechanical and Construction Engineering courses

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

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Why study Media and Communication Design courses at Northumbria? We are a creative, imaginative and diverse community working within the broad scope of the creative, the cultural and the communicative. Whether its analysing the latest movie, designing a new font, creating social media or building the next must-have app, joining our community will give you opportunities to become part of the next generation of makers. • Our partners include the Tyneside Cinema and high-profile creative agencies such as Elmwood and R/GA giving you access to direct industry exposure and live project briefs. • We will give you excellent resources to work with including a green screen studio, newsroom, editing suites, sound recording and processing, state-of-the-art cameras and kit, an animation render farm, 3D printer, stop motion facilities and industry standard software.

• You will learn the practices and theories which will develop your technical and your critical analytical skills, both of which are vital for careers in the cultural and creative sectors as well as many other industries. • The department boasts an illustrious alumni list including Neil Marshall (Episode Director – Game of Thrones) and Lol Crawley (Cinematographer – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom); current staff include award-winning filmmakers, journalists, animators and designers.

I chose Northumbria University because the course looked amazing with many job opportunities. My tutors are really inspiring, especially some that had been various places in life. It’s amazing when they show us what they’ve created; it gives us the inspiration that one day we may be there.

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Amy Mills, BA (Hons) Animation


Years

BA (Hons) WW2P

120-128

3/4

BA (Hons) P391

120-128

3/4

Film and TV Production

BA (Hons) P310

120-128

3/4

Graphic Design

BA (Hons) W210

128-136

3/4

Interactive Media Design

BA (Hons) W280

120-128

3/4

Journalism

BA (Hons) P500

128-136†

3

Journalism and English Literature

BA (Hons) PQ53

128-136

3/4

Mass Communication Mass Communication with Advertising Mass Communication with Business Mass Communication with Public Relations Media and Journalism Mass Communication (Completion Award)

BA (Hons) P301 BA (Hons) P3N5

120-128 120-128

3/4 3/4

 

 

BA (Hons) P3N1

120-128

3/4

BA (Hons) P3P2

120-128

3/4

BA (Hons) PP35 BA (Hons) P900

128-136† HND/FD in a related discipline HND/FD in a related discipline

3/4 1

Course

Award

Animation Film and Television Studies

UCAS code

Mass Communication and Business BA (Hons) PN91 (Completion Award)

Accreditation*

Placement option*

Tariff points*

Study abroad option*

Media and Communication Design courses

1

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates. For more information visit northumbria.ac.uk

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Why study Physics and Electrical Engineering at Northumbria? Engineering at Northumbria is hands-on and real world-focused. We have worldclass facilities, expert staff and courses that are accredited by all the relevant professional bodies, giving you the perfect launch pad for your career. • Benefiting from a £6.7m investment in STEM facilities (HEFCE teaching capital award 20142016). • Our physics courses are recognised by the Institute of Physics (IOP) for the purpose of eligibility for Associate Membership. • We have formed an Employer Advisory Board to ensure our course content is 100% relevant. Members include Akzo Nobel, Caterpillar, BAE Systems, British Engines, Mott MacDonald, Nissan and Parsons Brinckerhoff.

• Our Electrical Engineering course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and has been successfully accredited for 30 years. • We are an international pioneer in photovoltaic (PV) research and have been a world leader in this field for more than 20 years. Our PV clad Northumberland Building (pictured right) was the first of its kind in the UK. • We are a partner in the STFC funded UK contribution to the international DKIST Telescope project.

I chose Northumbria University because of the values of the course staff, their promotion of intellectual creativity and the opportunity to follow individual interests and passions within the subject. The course has lived up to and exceeded my expectations!

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Steven Armstrong, BSc (Hons) Physics


Placement option*

Course

Award

UCAS code Tariff points*

Years

Study abroad option*

Part-time option

Accreditation*

Physics and Electrical Engineering courses

Engineering (Foundation Year)

Foundation year

H3M2

80

1

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

BEng (Hons)

H600

120-128†

3/4

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

MEng (Hons)

H602

120-128†

4/5

Mathematics and Physics

BSc (Hons)

G4H3

120-128†

3/4

Physics

BSc (Hons)

F300

120-128†

3/4

Physics

MPhys (Hons) F301

120-128†

4/5

Physics with Astrophysics

BSc (Hons)

120-128†

3/4

Physics with Astropysics

MPhys (Hons) F2W4

120-128†

4/5

Electronic Design Engineering (Completion Award)

BEng (Hons)

H610

HND/FD in a related discipline

1

Mobile Communications Engineering (Completion Award)

BEng (Hons)

G422

HND/FD in a related discipline

1

F3F5

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates. For more information visit northumbria.ac.uk

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Why study Psychology at Northumbria? If you want an in-demand career that lets you make a real difference in the world, there’s never been a better time to study psychology. You will learn from inspirational, approachable staff with a wealth of practical experience, so when you graduate you’ll be well on your way to developing an impactful career. • Our well-respected courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society. • We have a diverse range of laboratory facilities, including the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre and the UK’s only ecologically valid two bedroom sleep laboratory which is part of Northumbria’s Centre for Sleep Research. • You will be taught through lectures, seminars, laboratory and practical work to give you a comprehensive understanding of the scope, methods and applications of psychology.

• Our graduates go on to careers in educational, clinical, occupational and forensic psychology, or related careers such as counselling, occupational therapy, nursing, the probation service, social work, special needs education, market research and teaching. • Our strength in psychology research has significantly increased, placing us second in the Alliance group of universities for world-leading research, thanks to a significant investment in research-active staff (REF 2014).

• Our state-of-the-art facilities include specialist teaching accommodation, an experimental laboratory, student hubs and study cubicles.

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Placement option*

Course

Award

Study abroad option*

Accreditation*

Psychology courses

Psychology

BSc (Hons) C800

128-136

3

Psychology (Business Psychology)

BSc (Hons) C800

128-136

3

Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

BSc (Hons) C800

128-136

3

Psychology (Experimental Psychology)

BSc (Hons) C800

128-136

3

Psychology (Forensic Psychology)

BSc (Hons) C800

128-136

3

Psychology (Health Psychology)

BSc (Hons) C800

128-136

3

Psychology with Criminology

BSc (Hons) C8M9

128-136

3

Psychology with Sport Sciences BSc (Hons) C8C6

128-136

3

UCAS code

Tariff points* Years

* See page 54-55 for more information We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

Research is a big part of psychology so Northumbria has made sure that research skills have been instilled in us. Knowledge of statistics and research makes you more aware and critical of all the scientific claims that you hear in the media.

Nadiah Lim, BSc (Hons) Psychology

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Why study Public Health and Wellbeing at Northumbria? Our health courses have been developed with input from experienced clinical experts. This allows you to gain up-to-date knowledge and hands-on expertise to prepare you for a caring career as a health professional. • An innovative suite of health courses will be delivered by Northumbria from September 2017. Reflecting current and future practice and designed to promote employability, they have been created in partnership with NHS and other employers. These programmes will provide students the opportunity of being at the forefront of delivering high quality, person-centred care. • We are a multidisciplinary community of professionals, students who are preparing for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council or the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and qualified practitioners who are studying as lifelong learners. • Our nursing courses are ranked 19th in both the Complete University Guide 2016 and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

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• Our graduates gain high levels of employment in the NHS, private and third sectors. • We have strong partnerships with local NHS Trusts, GP practices and private and voluntary providers to enable you to experience a wide range of placements. • Our teaching includes input from experienced clinical experts representing a range of professional fields, in state-of-the-art clinical skills facilities. • Our courses incorporate collaborative working, core skill development, person-centred care, problem-solving and organisational and management skills.


Placement option*

Course

Award

UCAS code Tariff points*

Years

Accreditation*

Public Health and Wellbeing courses

Midwifery

BSc (Hons)

B720

120-128†

3

Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Child)

BSc (Hons)

B701

120-128

3

Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities)

BSc (Hons)

B741

120-128†

3

Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

BSc (Hons)

B740

120-128†

3

Occupational Therapy

BSc (Hons)

B920

120-128†

3

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

We have a lot of placement opportunities. My most recent placement was on a delivery suite in an obstetric unit, which was an amazing experience. I helped deliver 16 babies, which was very rewarding and clinically challenging.

Sophie Kent, BSc (Hons) Midwifery

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Why study Social Sciences at Northumbria? By studying a course within the Department of Social Sciences you will be joining a community of enquiring minds who are interested in international developments analysing crime and the criminal justice system, thinking on a global scale and challenging conventional wisdom. Join us, and get ready to make positive social change. • Key partners include the Arts Alliance, VSO, Traidcraft, CAFOD, New Writing North and the Youth Offending Team.

• Northumbria boasts one of the largest criminology programmes in the country.

• Placement opportunities are available in challenging environments such as prisons, youth offending teams, homeless charities and parliamentary offices.

• A variety of modules are taught by research specialists. Northumbria’s social science research covers areas such as international development, public policy and management, offenders and offending and society and citizenship.

• Academics from Social Sciences were behind the formation of the North East Homeless Think Tank – a regional agency bringing together academics, researchers and policy officers to inform and influence policies affecting homeless groups.

• Many staff within the department are leaders in their fields and include 2014 holder of the British Sociological Society and Higher Education Academy National Award for Excellence in Teaching Sociology and the Chair of the European Group for Public Administration.

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Placement option*

Course

Award

UCAS code

Tariff points*

Study abroad option*

Social Sciences courses Years

Criminology

BSc (Hons)

M900

120-128

3/4

Criminology and Sociology

BSc (Hons)

LM39

120-128

3/4

International Relations and Politics

BA (Hons)

L2L2

128-136

3/4

Sociology

BSc (Hons)

L300

120-128

3/4

Global Poverty and Development (Completion Award)

BSc (Hons)

3W2L

HND/FD in a related discipline

1

* See page 54-55 for more information We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

One of the things I like the most about my course is how friendly and helpful the staff are, you can approach them about anything and they’ll do their best to help. The lecturers have lots of contacts, so if you’re trying to gain extra experience they can really help with that. The placement modules are amazing as you get credit for attending a placement such as a prison.

Joshua Lumsden, BSc (Hons) Criminology

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Why study courses within the Department of Social Work and Communities at Northumbria? Social work and associated professions are rapidly changing and at Northumbria we are at the forefront of high quality professional education, innovation and research. The department is committed to the values of social justice and equality. Our expert teaching team, drawn from a range of professional and research backgrounds, work in partnerships with our students to help them reach their full potential and equip them to enter a range of professional roles focused on children, adults, families and communities. A well-developed professional network enables us to deliver current and relevant courses in partnership with service users and professionals. • Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Social Work (including 170 days assessed practice placements in social work settings) will enable you to apply to the HCPC for registration as a qualified social worker. • Childhood and Early Years Studies BA (Hons) offers a unique and exciting opportunity to explore range of issues relating to childhood, children, young people and society. You will analyse and research topics as diverse as social policy, representations of childhood and activities to support children and young people.

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• Successful completion of BA (Hons) Guidance and Counselling gives you the added benefit of a recognised career development qualification as it is approved by the Career Development Institute, the professional organisation for career guidance professionals in the UK. • The Integrated Health and Social Care degree will support you to review, debate and evaluate different health and social care systems, and provide opportunities to develop workplace skills alongside your academic learning.

• The ‘top-up’ BA (Hons) Working with Children and Families will consolidate your previous professional and academic development and equip you as a graduate in the children’s workforce with critical, reflective and leadership skills. • Thanks to a significant investment in researchactive staff, Northumbria is now ranked in the UK top 20 for research power in Social Work and Social Policy (REF 2014). Research interests include family therapy, mental health professional practice and management of children’s services.


Award

UCAS code Tariff points*

Years

Childhood and Early Years Studies

BA (Hons)

W3P9

120-128†

3

Guidance and Counselling (Subject to validation)

BA (Hons)

TBC

120-128†

3

Integrated Health and Social Care (Subject to validation)

BSc (Hons)

TBC

120-128†

3

Social Work

BSc (Hons)

L502

120-128†

3

Working Together with Children and Families (Top-up course)

BA (Hons)

TBC

See website†

2

Accreditation*

Placement option*

Course

Study abroad option*

Social Work and Communities courses

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

My most memorable placement was in a secondary school working with vulnerable adolescents. I learned so much about how young people’s worlds work, how to communicate effectively, build strong relationships with appropriate boundaries and have confidence in my abilities. It was life changing!

Sophie Graham, BSc (Hons) Social Work

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Why study Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation at Northumbria? Do you want to develop a career in one of the most dynamic and diverse industries in the world? Do you want to gain the right skills, knowledge and competences to work in a truly global environment? Do you want to access state-of-the-art facilities? If so, Northumbria could be the place for you. • We have been delivering sport degrees for over 30 years and are one of the original providers in UK Higher Education. • Graduates from our sports courses have included successful medal winning athletes such as Victoria Pendleton (Olympic cyclist), Steve Cram (track and field athlete), Jamie Noon (Rugby Union), Martin Corry (Rugby International), and Chris Cook (Olympic swimmer). • Our Physiotherapy course is ranked 11th in both the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2016. • We have research funding from some major charities including the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Movember Foundation/Prostate Cancer Charity and the National Institute for Health Research.

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• Our students benefit from teaching informed by our world-class research with organisations such as the English Institute of Sport, Newcastle United Football Club, Sunderland Association Football Club, Mars, UK Space Biomedical Association, GlaxoSmithKline, Durham Primary Care Trust, the Professional Golf Association, the Football Association, Prozone, Newcastle Falcons and Durham County Cricket Club. • You will study in our state-of-the-art facilities, which include laboratories for physiology, biomechanics and nutrition. We also have strength and conditioning suites, a clinical skills centre, an indoor sprint track and performance analysis facilities.


Award

UCAS code Tariff points*

Years

Applied Sport and Exercise Science

BSc (Hons)

C600

128-136

3

Applied Sport Science with Coaching

BSc (Hons)

C6XC

128-136

3

Physiotherapy

BSc (Hons)

B160

128-136

3

Sport Coaching

BSc (Hons)

CX61

128-136

3

Sport Development

BA (Hons)

C6X1

128-136

3

Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

BSc (Hons)

CB64

120-128

3

Sport Management

BSc (Hons)

CN62

128-136

3

Accreditation*

Placement option*

Course

Study abroad option*

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation courses

* See page 54-55 for more information † These courses have additional entry requirements, for more information visit northumbria.ac.uk/courses and search the course you are interested in We continually review and improve our course content, so to ensure you are kept up to date with any enhancements make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates.

I enjoy the practical seminars where we learn new skills; we often practice on each other. The teaching methods mean we learn in a fun way which makes it easier to understand. Hassan Al-Noumani, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

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Admissions information Your choice of university is an important one and we view selection as a two-way process. You select your university as much as the university selects you! Northumbria University welcomes all applicants who are likely to benefit from and contribute to our challenging and stimulating learning environment. If you have the potential, ability and motivation to benefit from both your intended course of study and the wider experience of university life, then we can’t wait to meet you. The University is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities. We welcome applications from candidates of all social and ethnic backgrounds, and each individual will be considered solely on the basis of their individual merits.

Selection process The selection process varies between courses. For further information on the selection process for your course, please see northumbria.ac.uk/courses For some courses, a decision will be based on your UCAS application: the admissions selector will consider your academic qualifications, potential achievement, work and life experience, and personal skills and qualities.

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For other courses, you may be required to attend an interview before the admissions selector decides if an offer of a place can be made. Interviews are compulsory for Interior Architecture, most courses in art and design, and courses in health, social work and teaching. The University does not currently ask for an admissions test for entry to any of its undergraduate courses. If you are made a conditional offer (including academic qualifications and DBS/medical clearance for some courses) then you must meet all conditions by 31 August 2017. Any offer the University may make is subject to the terms and conditions set out in our Admissions Policy and handbook of student regulations. Your attention is particularly drawn to the Student Enrolment Conditions in section 2, details of which can be found by visiting our website at northumbria.ac.uk/handbook

Advice and information If you require additional information about any of our courses, or need advice on entry requirements or the application process, then please contact our Admissions Office on +44 (0)191 406 0901 or email er.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk and a member of our dedicated team will be happy to help. Alternatively applicants from outside of the EU can call our International Admissions Office on +44 191 227 4274 or email international@northumbria.ac.uk


Writing your personal statement If you’re feeling a bit daunted about writing your UCAS personal statement then don’t worry – there’s a wealth of information available to help you get started. If you’re in school or college then your teachers and careers advisers will be a great source of information, hints, tips and motivation. If you’re not in school or college then you can find some fantastic resources on the UCAS website, including personal statement mind maps, timelines, worksheets and videos. You can only write one personal statement for all your choices – which can’t be changed once you’ve submitted your form – so you’ve got to make sure that it’s the best it possibly can be. Personal statements are all about you – this is your chance to sell yourself and tell the universities you apply for why they should choose you, so try and make your personal statement stand out. Think about what you want to tell universities about why you want to study at degree level and what really interests you about your chosen subject.

What skills, knowledge and achievements do you have that make you suitable for the course and will help you do well? These skills could be from education, employment or work experience, hobbies and interests or social activities. Think about which of your skills are suitable for the courses you’re applying for – do your research and make sure that you link your relevant skills and experience to what the selectors are looking for.

Discover more Visit our website for a full guide to writing personal statements, plus interview tips and advice on portfolio preparation, at northumbria.ac.uk/iwantguides

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Your application journey STARTS HERE How to apply – UK applicants The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) processes applications for all undergraduate courses. The UCAS institution code for Northumbria University is NORTH N77. Applications are made using the secure, web-based application system UCAS APPLY at: ucas.com You may apply for up to five courses and your choices should be listed in alphabetical order. All applications are treated equally and admissions selectors will not be able to see which other institutions you have applied to, so you should not express any order of preference when you apply. You can apply from 1 September 2016, and applications should normally be received by 15 January 2017. Got results? Now what?

1

Research Start exploring your options for university. Look online, go to UCAS fairs, speak to friends and family and do some research at school/college.

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If your offers are still conditional then you need to make sure you put your very best efforts into studying hard and getting the best grades you can.

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Longlist

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Shortlist

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Draw up your longlist of universities you are interested in. Check the UCAS website for entry requirements. Get out and visit university open days to really get a feel for their campuses. For dates of our Open Days see page 53.

Decide on the five courses you want to apply for. They may be at different universities or all at the same – it’s totally up to you.

Prepare your application. Make sure you declare all your qualifications and really put your heart and soul into your personal statement. Check our guide on page 103. The deadline for equal academic consideration is 15 January.

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Choose your firm and insurance choices Once you’ve received all of your decisions you need to take one as your first, or firm choice and one as your second, or insurance choice. Your first choice is the place you really want to go to – and we really hope that’s Northumbria!

FINISH

If you meet your offer conditions…you are in! Can’t wait to welcome you to Northumbria in September

Apply

Decisions

Selection

Hopefully you’ll receive offers from all of your chosen courses, which will either be unconditional if you meet all the criteria or conditional if you’ve still got exams to sit or have non-academic conditions. If you’re unsuccessful in any of your choices, don’t forget you may still be able to use UCAS Extra to make other choices.

Now you need to wait to hear from universities. You may be asked to provide further information or to go for an interview for your course. Selection processes vary for different courses.

If you miss your offer at Northumbria It may still be possible to accept you, but if we can’t then you may have to go to your insurance choice if you meet their conditions.

If you miss your insurance too You could go into clearing to find a place at university or you could take a gap year or re-sit your exams and and apply again next year.

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UCAS tariff

Entry requirements

The most up-to-date version of the tariff can always be accessed on the UCAS website: ucas.com

AS

A level and AS qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technicals

A level with AS

Int Dip

AS Double Award

A Level

A Level double award

Diploma

Extended Diploma

BTECs

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160

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112

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96

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and vocational qualifications for entry, including: • GCE and VCE A and AS Levels • Edexcel/BTEC NQF and QCF Qualifications • Edexcel/BTEC Higher National Certificates and Diplomas

If you’re looking for the academic entry requirements for a specific course, you’ll find these listed on pages 56-101, usually expressed as UCAS tariff points. The University accepts a wide variety of academic

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• Access courses approved by the national recognition scheme • Foundation Courses • Foundation Degrees • Cambridge Pre-U • International Baccalaureate • European and overseas qualifications

A level and AS qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technicals

A level with AS

Int Dip

AS Double Award

A Level

A Level double award

Diploma

Extended Diploma

We also usually require five GCSEs at grade C or above preferably including English Language and Mathematics. Some courses may require additional subjects at GCSE level and you should check the detailed information on entry requirements for each course. This information can be found on our website at: northumbria.ac.uk/coursesearch If you require any additional information about any of our courses, or need advice on entry requirements or the application process, then please contact our Admissions Office on +44 (0)191 406 0901 or email er.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk

BTECs

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UCAS Tariff Points

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34

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D

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8

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6

C1/C2

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Money matters A Northumbria degree is a valuable investment in your future. Understanding the way funding and finances work can be quite challenging, so we’ve simplified the different types of support available. This guide should ease any concerns you or your parents/ guardians may have about the cost of university, and we’re always here if you want to discuss your options further. This information is for UK and EU students only. If you are an international student go to northumbria.ac.uk/international or see page 109.

What is a bursary? Northumbria University bursaries are cash contributions towards your time at university, to be spent on things like food, rent, books etc. If you are eligible for a bursary, the amount you get will depend on your household income as calculated by the Student Loans Company when you apply for support. Bursaries do not need to be paid back.

Tuition fee loan Tuition fee loans pay for your course and all students are eligible for a loan to cover the cost of these fees, regardless of your household income. For more information on tuition fee loans and maintenance loans visit gov.uk/studentfinance/ overview where you can also apply.

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What is a scholarship?

2017 Northumbria bursaries and scholarships*

a national recruitment website, to access 100s of part-time job vacancies. There are also other ways in which you may be able to access financial help towards the costs of living: for example, a maintenance loan (repayable) from Student Finance England or other funding body. If you are resident in the UK and are applying for a full-time course then you may qualify for a loan. Please see gov.uk/ studentfinance/overview for more information.

At the time of printing (February 2016), our 2017 bursary and scholarship package has not been finalised. You can register for updates at northumbria.ac.uk/feesandscholarships and we will inform you as soon as details are available.

The University’s Student Support and Wellbeing service also has a hardship fund which can help you if you are a UK/EU student who is experiencing financial hardship, providing you meet certain eligibility criteria.

*Please note that our bursaries package is open to UK students only and our scholarships package is open to UK/EU and international students, both are subject to Office for Fair Access approval and other terms and conditions. Certain restrictions apply to our scholarships and bursaries which means they are not available to all students. For more information, visit northumbria.ac.uk/feesandscholarships

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Our generous scholarships are cash contributions awarded to high-achieving students. So if you do well in your exams before your time at Northumbria, you could be on target for a non-repayable scholarship to help with your day-to-day finances.

Help with living costs We’re lucky to be situated in a very student-friendly city, with many retailers and services offering discounts for students. In fact we’re one of the most cost effective cities to live in. Many students decide to work part-time and can sign up to JobsOnline,

Visit the Money Matters section on our website northumbria.ac.uk/moneymatters You can also speak to one of the University’s Funding Advisers. Information on how to contact an Adviser can be found at northumbria.ac.uk/financialsupport


International applicants No matter where in the world you are right now, we want to make your journey to Northumbria as smooth as possible. You’ll find all the information you need on our website, and if you have any further questions then our authorised overseas representatives, the Northumbria Regional Offices and the International Office here in Newcastle are always happy to help. See page 113 for contact details.

How to apply You can apply for undergraduate courses via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), for further details visit ucas.com. Alternatively you can use the Apply Online function on the individual course listing. For further information on how to apply and international entry requirements please visit northumbria.ac.uk/internationaladmissions For details of the English language entry requirements for our courses visit northumbria.ac.uk/englishlanguagerequirements

What happens next Once we receive your fully completed application form and documents, you will receive our decision by email. Visit northumbria.ac.uk/internationaladmissions for further details on: • W  hether you will need to have a telephone/skype interview, or provide a portfolio

For information on fees visit northumbria.ac.uk/ coursesearch – select a course then click on the fees tab to access our fees calculator. The calculator will provide an estimate of the fee you will pay, including any discounts you may be entitled to. All courses are priced in UK pounds, however, we have added a currency converter to help you get an approximate idea of cost in your own currency.

• How to accept your offer

Visit northumbria.ac.uk/internationaldiscounts for further details on:

• Paying your deposit and fee discounts

• Early payment discounts

• Applying for a visa (see also ukvisas.gov.uk)

• Academic scholarships for high achieving students

• Application deadlines

• T he range of extras covered by your fees, including an International Induction Programme to help you settle in and free English language tuition during your degree course, should you need it.

• Applying for accommodation

Financial considerations Cost is an important factor for most students and we fully appreciate what a big investment you are making in your future. Fortunately the cost of living in Newcastle compares very favourably with many other parts of the UK.

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Location Whether travelling by air, sea, rail or road Northumbria University is easily accessible. Newcastle has its own airport operating both domestic and international flights, and a recently renovated train station, Central Station, both of which are conveniently connected to the extensive local Metro network.

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Terms and conditions The contract between the student and Northumbria University, which is formed on acceptance of the offer of a place on an academic programme, incorporates as its key terms the student enrolment conditions. The student enrolment conditions may be viewed at northumbria.ac.uk/handbook Our courses

Admissions policy

This prospectus describes the courses offered by Northumbria University (‘the University’). Further documents describing the teaching, examination, assessment and other educational services (‘educational services’) offered by the University are made accessible to all students. The information in this prospectus was correct at the time of publication (February 2016) but is subject to change. For example, to ensure that all of our courses remain current and relevant, our leading academics continuously review and improve course content in consultation with students and employers. So to ensure that you are kept up-to-date with any enhancements, make sure you visit northumbria.ac.uk/yourlearning and sign up for regular updates. The University reserves the right to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of courses, to discontinue courses and to merge or combine courses if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary. If the University discontinues or decides not to provide the course, or makes any significant variation to the course prior to the course commencing then it will use reasonable endeavours to notify you in advance and you shall be entitled to withdraw your application by written notice to the University and fees paid by you will be refunded.

Where entry requirements for an undergraduate degree programme are expressed as a range of grades (eg 120-128 tariff points), each offer will be determined on an individual basis, taking account of an applicant’s profile. It is not possible therefore to advise prospective students whether they will receive an offer, or of the conditions attaching to an offer, before their application has been considered. Subjects and qualifications being taken, predicted grades, contextual data, and information in the personal statement and reference all contribute to an individual’s profile. Our published entrance requirements are typical of a standard offer and are intended as a guideline for applicants to consider when assessing their suitability for our courses. There are no guarantees that an offer will or will not be made, or the level at which the offer will be made. In any given admissions cycle, the terms of conditional offers made to applicants will not normally differ significantly from the entry requirements published in advance in respect of the admissions cycle concerned. Any necessary amendments to typical entry requirements which take place during the admissions cycle will be published on the University’s website.

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Finance information The financial information in this prospectus refers to UK and EU students (page 108) and international students (page 109) only who begin their studies at Northumbria

in 2017. The grants and loans you may be eligible for depend entirely on your own personal and family circumstances and the particular course you choose to study. Please get in touch if you have any queries and we will do our best to help. You will not be eligible for a Northumbria bursary or scholarship if you receive financial support from the NHS. Based on 2015 figures.

Other information Copies of this publication are available in alternative formats such as braille, large print or disk. In the first instance please contact our publications team for details. Email: bc.publications@northumbria.ac.uk The information given in this prospectus is for guidance only. In compiling it the University has taken every care to be as accurate as possible, but the prospectus must be read as subject to change at any time and without notice. It is not to be taken as imposing upon the institution any obligation to provide, or to continue to provide, any course or amenity described herein. We are committed to considering all applications received at UCAS by the 15 January deadline equally, and applications received after 15 January will normally only be considered if there are still vacancies on a course. You may, if you wish, defer your entry for one year, to 2018, and you should make sure you indicate this in the appropriate section of your application form.


Contacts Course Enquiry Centre

UK and EU Admissions

Overseas Offices

Ellison Building Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST Tel: (+44) 191 349 5600 Email: course.enquiries@northumbria.ac.uk

Tel: (+44) 191 406 0901 Email: er.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk

Thailand Also responsible for Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Vietnam.

International Enquiries

Professor Andrew Wathey CBE MA DPhil FRHistS FRSA FSA

Northumbria University International Development Ground Floor Library Building Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom NE1 8ST Tel: (+44) 191 227 4274 Fax: (+44) 191 261 1264 Email: international@northumbria.ac.uk

Academic Registrar

International Admissions

Chancellor

Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

Maggie New, BA, DMS, MSc

Tel: (+44) 191 243 7906 Email: internationaladmissions@ northumbria.ac.uk

London Campus

Bangkok Thailand Tel: (+66) 2 712 7338 Email: thaioffice@northumbria.ac.uk India Also responsible for Bangladesh and Nepal. Haryana India Tel: (+91) 124 421 6246 Email: indiaoffice@northumbria.ac.uk P. R. China Beijing P. R. China Tel: (+86) 10 6538 8135 Email: chinaoffice@northumbria.ac.uk Malaysia Also responsible for Brunei, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Tel: (+60) 3 2287 8080 Email: malaysiaoffice@northumbria.ac.uk

Northumbria University 110 Middlesex Street London E1 7HT Tel: (+44) 207 092 9710 Copies of this publication are available in alternative formats such as braille, large print, tape or disk. In the first instance please contact Publications for details. Email: bc.publications@northumbria.ac.uk

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ENJOY EVERY MINUTE We’ll level with you. Like all prospectuses, the Northumbria one is usually put together by university staff. Of course when it comes to our courses, research, teaching, and helping you to get your dream career we are the right people to guide you through. But, when it comes to what it’s actually like to be a student at Northumbria, we’re not the real experts - our students are. So this year, so that you can see what Northumbria life is really like, we’ve asked some of our students to share their experiences. Whether you’re a sport fanatic or a culture vulture, a foodie or an adventurer - here it is, no spin, no filter.

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OUR INCREDIBLE CITY One of our favourite things about Northumbria University: it’s slap-bang in the middle of, for our money, the greatest city in the UK. It’s got more tasty treats than Heston Blumenthal’s pantry, more culture than Stephen Fry, more retail therapy than Black Friday, more sport than Superbowl Sunday, and more buzz than a beehive. And all of this comes with a world-famous Geordie welcome. No wonder Newcastle’s been voted the best student city 4 out of the last 6 years*.

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“LIKING NEWCASTLE WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT; I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THIS CITY.” DANIELLE POOLEY, BA (HONS) FASHION COMMUNICATION

“I LOVE DISCOVERING NEW THINGS AROUND THE CITY, ESPECIALLY THE BOUTIQUE AND INDEPENDENT STORES.” STEPH WILLIAMS, BA (HONS) MARKETING MANAGEMENT For more information visit northumbria.ac.uk

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“I LOVE NEWCASTLE, I ALWAYS HAVE. THERE’S AMAZING ARTS AND CULTURE, WANDERING AROUND THE BALTIC ART GALLERY IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO AT THE WEEKEND.” FRITHA GALLEY, BSC (HONS) SOCIAL WORK

Sage Gateshead

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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Theatre Royal

“CULTURE IS ALL AROUND THE CITY. I LOVE TO SEE A PLAY AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, IT OFFERS EVERYTHING FROM AWARD WINNING BALLET AND DANCE TO SENSATIONAL OPERA ALL WITHIN A SPECTACULAR HISTORIC 1800’S BUILDING.” MIHAIL PANDREA, BA (HONS) ARCHITECTURE


“I STUDY A CREATIVE SUBJECT, AND I WAS ABSOLUTELY THRILLED TO DISCOVER A HUGE CREATIVE SCENE. OUSEBURN VALLEY IS THE PLACE TO VISIT IF YOU WANT IN ON THE ACTION.” BETHANY WATSON, BA (HONS) FASHION COMMUNICATION

“CHINATOWN LIES WITHIN THE HISTORIC HEART OF NEWCASTLE WHERE THE BEAUTIFUL CHINESE ARCH IS THE GATEWAY TO SOME AMAZING RESTAURANTS.” LOUISA RUSTER, BA (HONS) MARKETING MANAGEMENT studios and gallery

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“IT IS AMAZING TO BE A SPECTATOR AT THE GREAT NORTH RUN, THE WORLD’S LARGEST HALF MARATHON. THE ATMOSPHERE IS INCREDIBLE.” CHARLIE SMITHSON, BSC (HONS) HUMAN NUTRITION

“THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH EAST REALLY LOVE THEIR FOOTBALL, EVERYONE SHOULD EXPERIENCE WATCHING THE TOON AT ST JAMES’ PARK.” SAM MELLEFONT, BA (HONS) BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AND CORPORATE MANAGEMENT

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“CHILL OVER A CUPPA WITH FRIENDS AT QUILLIAM BROTHERS! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE.” ALYA OMAR, BA (HONS) ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING

“THINKTANK, THE CLUNY AND THE BOILERSHOP ARE SOME OF THE GREAT UNDERGROUND VENUES IN THE CITY TO WATCH YOUR FAVOURITE BAND.”

FACTS · Newcastle has been voted best student city 4 times in the last 6 years* * MSN Travel Survey 2009, 2010, 2011 and What Uni Guide Choice Awards 2014

· The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art was the first non-Tate venue outside of London to host the Turner Prize · The Great North Run brings nearly 60,000 runners and an annual festival of sport and culture to the city · Newcastle’s Chinatown is one of only five Chinatowns in England · Shop till you drop in one of the UK’s largest city centre shopping complexes, Eldon Square or at the Metrocentre in Gateshead, plus experience a range of boutiques and quirky markets

MIHAIL PANDREA, BA (HONS) ARCHITECTURE

“I LOVE TO INDULGE IN SOME SERIOUS GOOD GRUB AT THE COOK HOUSE.” SHANNEN O’HARA, BSC (HONS) REAL ESTATE

· Delve into the city’s sporting culture with visits to Newcastle United’s St James’ Park, Newcastle Falcons rugby stadium Kingston Park and our very own Sport Central, home of the Eagles basketball team Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/ourlocation

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“IF YOU HAVE EVER FANCIED SURFING, YOU CAN TRY ONE OF THE EXCELLENT SURF SCHOOLS AT TYNEMOUTH.” CHARLIE SMITH, BA (HONS) GEOGRAPHY

ADVENTURES OUT OF THE CITY When you need a break from city life, you can get the sea air in your face, swim in a man-made lake or take a walk along a Roman Wall. It’s all just a bus or Metro ride from campus. We’re an hour and a half from a wee dram in Edinburgh, and three hours from cocktails in London. And with a big international airport in town, you can hit Europe and the world.

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“ONE OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO AT THE WEEKEND IS TO VISIT THE COUNTRYSIDE, NORTHUMBERLAND IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO BE.” photo: visitnorthumberland.com

MARINE CAMILLE CHAMPOURET, BA (HONS) FILM AND TELEVISION STUDIES

“I LOVE BEING CLOSE TO THE COUNTRY AND NOT IN A HUGE METROPOLITAN AREA.”

FACTS · The Metro system provides quick and easy travel around the region, taking in the coast, Sunderland and the airport · The North East coastline boasts some of the best surfing beaches in the north of the UK · You can walk along well-preserved sections of Hadrian’s Wall and visit the castles that protected it · Kielder Water and Forest Park is a giant playground – by day enjoy mountain biking, horse riding and water sports and by night you can star gaze at Kielder Observatory · Visit historic towns and cities such as Durham, Hexham and Alnwick for architectural gems, quirky shops and a thriving café culture · If you fancy going further afield take the Virgin Trains East Coast mainline from Central Station to cities such as York, Leeds and London virgintrainseastcoast.com · Make the most of our domestic and international airport and have a weekend away or enjoy a long holiday with links to destinations from Bristol to Aberdeen and Prague to New York newcastleairport.com Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/ourlocation

ALASTAIR SMITH, BA (HONS) FASHION For more information visit northumbria.ac.uk

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OUR CAMPUS IN THE CITY Most places, you have to choose. You’re either in a campus in Middle-of-Nowhere-Suburbia, or you’re at a university where the buildings are scattered all over the city. This means it’s hard to meet up with friends, and you’re constantly rushing from one site to the next. But at Northumbria, you can have it all. You’ve got Newcastle all around you, but you also have a campus where you can have fun times with friends, feast on snacks from around the globe and dance like a crazy person.

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“THE ATMOSPHERE AT COACH LANE CAMPUS IS INCREDIBLE, THE PEOPLE ARE SO FRIENDLY.” SOPHIE GRAHAM, BSC (HONS) SOCIAL WORK

Coach Lane Campus

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“I CHOSE TO STUDY AT NORTHUMBRIA BECAUSE THE LOCATION IS PERFECT FOR AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT, EVERYTHING IS IN ONE PLACE AND SO CLOSE TO THE CITY.” TASHA CALVERT, BA (HONS) DRAMA

City Campus East

Students’ Union

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“CAFE CENTRAL IS PERFECT FOR YOUR MORNING COFFEE! THERE IS A LOVELY ATMOSPHERE. YOU CAN RELAX WITH FRIENDS AND FOR A CHANGE OF SCENERY I LIKE TO DO SOME OF MY UNI WORK THERE.” STEPH WILLIAMS, BA (HONS) MARKETING MANAGEMENT

FACTS

• A fantastic range of restaurants, cafés and deli bars for food and drinks – including Costa and Starbucks – all with free Wi-Fi

• A five-minute walk from City Campus to the heart of Newcastle city centre

• Free UPAY Chilli service for cashless shopping, eating and drinking

• Around 25,000 students study on our Newcastle campuses

•O  ur Coach Lane Campus is a 15-minute bus journey from the City Campus and is home to education, nursing and social work students. As well as its stateof-the-art learning facilities the campus also has a sports centre, restaurant, café and Students’ Union.

• Over £200 million invested in campus developments since 2005 • Both our campuses are covered by our pioneering saftey app to give you peace of mind. Download it from safezoneapp.com

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LONDON CAMPUS

FACTS · London is one of the top student cities in any country (QS Best Student Cities, 2015) · A multicultural city where international students make up 33% of the total student population · Our Campus is located in a well-known student hub near to several other university campuses · Situated just minutes away from Liverpool Street station, where the financial district meets the home of the tech start-up

“THE LONDON CAMPUS HAS A REALLY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE BECAUSE OF ITS SMALL SIZE. IT’S LOCATION NEAR LIVERPOOL STREET TUBE IS IDEAL FOR EASILY GETTING TO AND FROM THE CAMPUS.”

· Modern and professional study facilities, utilising the latest technology to bring our classrooms to life · Unlike many other London universities, our relatively small learning community enables us to offer a friendly and welcoming study environment · We have experience in catering to the needs of international students and know how to make you feel welcome in your new surroundings Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/london

EBENEZER AMEDIEME, BA (HONS) BUSINESS (TOP-UP) For more information visit northumbria.ac.uk

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OUR HOMES

Hang up your posters and plump up your scatter-cushions: here’s some stuff on where you’ll actually be living over the next 3 years. It’s near to where the action is, voted the 2nd best accommodation in the UK (damn you Lancaster!) and set up to help you turn your roommates into besties. Plus, your money goes further here than pretty much everywhere else.

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“FROM DAY ONE I KNEW I HAD MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE COMING TO NORTHUMBRIA. I GOT ON STRAIGHT AWAY WITH MY FLATMATES.” JOANNE ATKINSON, BSC (HONS) BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES


“THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN HALLS IS MEETING NEW PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND CULTURES.”

“I BELIEVE THAT MOVING INTO STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IS THE BEST WAY TO MEET NEW FRIENDS FOR LIFE.” MAX GILES, BA (HONS) BUSINESS WITH MARKETING MANAGEMENT

KONG LIM, LLM BAR PRACTICE

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“I LOVE HOW MODERN MY FLAT IS. WITH JUST A COUPLE OF PERSONAL TOUCHES IT QUICKLY FELT LIKE HOME.” AILSA INGLIS, BA (HONS) DESIGN FOR INDUSTRY

“I LOVED THE LOCATION OF MY HALLS. THE CITY CENTRE, THE QUAYSIDE AND THE LIBRARY WERE ALL WITHIN A 10-MINUTE WALK.” RACHEL PATTON, BA (HONS) DISABILITY AND CHILDHOOD STUDIES

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FACTS

“THE FACILITIES ARE EXCELLENT. MY HALLS HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED.”

· Free 100MB broadband included in all Northumbria University accommodation

LAURA COOKE, BSC (HONS) PSYCHOLOGY

· Voted second best student accommodation in the UK in the National Student Housing Survey 2015 · 5000 bedrooms available for students · All within walking distance of campus or with convenient transport links · En-suite, standard, catered and selfcatering options available · You can choose the exact room, floor and residence online based on realtime availability, and complete all your contracts online too

“THE SECURITY ON CAMPUS IS BRILLIANT, THEY WILL BE THERE IF YOU NEED THEM. THAT’S THE IMPORTANT BIT – BE SAFE!”

· View flat occupancy before you arrive to find out if your flatmates are male or female, undergraduate or postgraduate, UK or international, and use social media to connect with them · Our accommodation also features full recycling and re-use schemes and there is a wide range of accessible housing for those who require it Discover more northumbria.ac.uk/accommodation

ZANA JASHARI, MLAW EXEMPTING (BPTC)

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“THERE ARE OVER 100 SOCIETIES TO JOIN WHICH MEANS THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. YOU CAN EVEN SET UP YOUR OWN!” ELLIOT RUDICK, BA (HONS) MEDIA AND JOURNALISM

OUR STUDENTS’ UNION

Imagine a building where you can learn to skydive, go clubbing, film a TV show and make the world a better place. No, it’s not Kimye’s mansion, it’s the Students’ Union, and it’s there to help you try new things and make the most of your studenty time.

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FACTS · Run by a team of students who you elect to represent you · Over 100 societies for you to join, from Snowsports and Skydiving to Doctor Who and the DJ society · Volunteering opportunities with sports, animals, teaching IT to the elderly, hospital arts and more · With our own magazine, TV and radio station there are endless ways to get your name out there and build up your portfolio

“HABITA IN THE SU IS GREAT TO CHILL OUT, HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS, HAVE A DRINK AND SOMETHING TO EAT WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC.”

· At the heart of our Union is our free, confidential, independent advice service, able to assist you on a number of issues · Three award-winning bars and club venues with weekly events and live music · Great range of food and drink at student-friendly prices, including Starbucks coffee · All money you spend here goes back into providing services to students Discover more mynsu.co.uk

HELENA FAGAN, BSC (HONS) SOCIOLOGY

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OUR SPORTING LIFE

Welcome to Team Northumbria! Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a world-class athlete, you’ll get the chance to try something new (American football? Water polo? Aquajog?) or hone your talent. And when we’re not busy beating local rivals Newcastle Uni on every playing surface known to man (Stan Calvert trophy winners 2014 and 2015), the Northumbria Sport Foundation means that we also get to make a difference.

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“I COMPETED FOR NORTHUMBRIA IN 6 DIFFERENT SPORTS IN BUCS WHERE WE REACHED 6 FINALS AND WON 5 GOLD MEDALS, SUCH AN ACHIEVEMENT.” ALICE HARKNESS, BSC (HONS) APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE WITH COACHING

“BEING PART OF TEAM NORTHUMBRIA SPORT IS LIKE BEING PART OF A FAMILY.” HARRY COWLEY, BA (HONS) ARCHITECTURE

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“THE COAST 2 COAST WAS HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE MOST PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY CHALLENGING TASKS I’VE EVER DONE, BUT THE AMAZING SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT WAS LIKE NOTHING I HAVE EVER FELT.” SAMANTHA ORRIDGE, MSC CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

“I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO TRAVEL TO ZAMBIA WHERE I COACHED YOUNG CHILDREN AND EDUCATED THEM ON VARIOUS HEALTH ISSUES, IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE!” MATTHEW VINCENT, BSC (HONS) APPLIED SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE 135


FACTS · UK top 10 university for sport, according to The Daily Telegraph 2015 · £30 million has been invested in our flagship Sport Central facility, which includes a 3,000-seat arena, swimming pool, gym and climbing wall · Outdoor pitches at Bullocksteads for rugby, football, Gaelic Football and lacrosse only a 10-minute drive away · Northumbria Sport Foundation offers volunteering opportunities locally and in Zambia · Club Northumbria offers opportunities for anyone to get involved · Team Northumbria offers success in the big leagues for committed students · Our Sport Scholarship Scheme helps truly talented athletes to finance their studies

“THE FACILITIES AT SPORT CENTRAL ARE OUTSTANDING AND I REALLY ENJOY THE CLASSES OFFERED.”

· Our sports facilities are ranked top 5 in the UK by Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015/16 Discover more nusportcentral.com

GEORGINA EMSLEY, BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT For more information visit northumbria.ac.uk

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HELLO

Meet some of our Hub-Stars who write articles and produce videos especially for you. They’ll help guide you through your university journey.

HIYA! I AM STEPHANIE, A 1ST YEAR MARKETING MANAGEMENT STUDENT FROM CUMBRIA. I’m gluten free, allergic to peas and my favourite accessory is a pair of sunglasses. 137

HELLO, GUYS! I’M ALYA OMAR, A 3RD YEAR ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING STUDENT FROM MALAYSIA. I am an optimistic individual with a love for Mythology – especially Greek/Roman! I’m particularly fond of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which basically sealed my love for Greek myth.

I AM BETH, A 21-YEAR-OLD FASHION COMMUNICATION STUDENT IN MY 3RD YEAR, FROM HULL. When I’m not hiding in my room surrounded by mountains of lecture notes you’ll find me visiting local bars, restaurants, music venues and events, so if you’re looking for the best of Newcastle’s food and entertainment scene, I’m your girl.


TO HEAR MORE FROM US VISIT THE HUB northumbria.ac.uk/thehub

HEY I’M LOUISA, A 21YEAR-OLD MARKETING MANAGEMENT STUDENT IN MY FINAL YEAR FROM GERMANY. I love English Breakfast Tea – English people are truly right when they say “A cup of tea makes everything better.”

MY NAME IS MIHAIL PANDREA, I AM FROM BRĂILA, ROMANIA AND I AM A 1ST YEAR STUDYING ARCHITECTURE AT NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY. I am the one wearing brown, green, black, dressing like I am lost in the 50’s, whispering Etta James’s jazz or Luis Prima’s blues!

BECOME AN HONORARY HUB-STAR! Want to feature on our website? Want to win an iPad Mini or Apple Watch Sport? Then share with us ‘What do you want from Uni?’ on either Twitter, Instagram or Vine using #NUHubStar For more information and T&C’s please visit: northumbria.ac.uk/nuhubstar

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