The University of Northampton

Waterside Campus, University Dr, Northampton NN1 5PH, United Kingdom

About the University

Northampton Technical College opened in 1932 and was followed by the School of Art in 1937. The College of Education, at Park Campus, was opened in 1972. In 1975, Nene College was formed from the amalgamation of the College of Education, College of Technology and College of Art. The institution became University College Northampton in 1999.

University College Northampton was awarded university title and full research degree awarding powers becoming The University of Northampton.

Set in the heart of England, in the historical and culturally rich county of Northamptonshire, the University of Northampton is a dynamic, modern institution that caters to all educational needs and interests.

Currently the only university in Northamptonshire, the University welcomes over 1000 international students from 100 different countries every year to study the traditional arts, humanities and sciences as well as modern subject offerings such as entrepreneurship, product design and advertising. The University is also globally renowned in subject such as Wastes Management, Leather Technology and Fashion.

One of the fastest growing towns in the whole of the UK and a nationally designated growth area, Northamptonshire offers students fascinating and inspiring surroundings to live and study in. Gently rolling fields, stunning gardens & parks and the numerous historic buildings perfectly complement the bustling urban life reflected in the superb range of retail outlets, the latest in cinemas, restaurants and other leisure outlets and the quality shopping facilities available. The various museums and theatres cater to those with a taste for the arts, while the sportingly inclined can sample the excellent facilities for outdoor sports and the well-equipped gyms and health centres. With major cities like London and Birmingham less than hour away, students have varied options for a shopping trip or a fun night out.


In 1924, Northampton Technical College was established and with constant evolution, the University of Northampton was founded in 2005 after the amalgamation of a host of training colleges. In the same year, it gained research degree awarding powers as well as full university status. It is also amongst those few universities, which have been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), apart from being the foremost university in the country to be awarded the title of 'Changemaker Campus' in the year 2012.


University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1999

Times Ranking: 109

Guardian Ranking: 90

Independent Ranking: 104

Tuition Fee: $ $ $

No. of students: 5000-10000

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: N/A

Student / faculty ratio:

Degrees offered: Associate's degrees,Bachelor's degree,Master's degree

Popular Courses

Art and Design
Biological Sciences
Accounting and Finance

Location Details

Waterside Campus, University Dr, Northampton NN1 5PH, United Kingdom

Country: UK

Location: Campus

Town/City: Northampton

Nearest Airport: London Luton Airport

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