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University of Northampton - UK



Year Of Estabishment

1975

Staff

1,048 (approx)

Acceptance Crireria

Profile Dependent

Accomodation

Yes

College Address

Park Campus, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, United Kingdom

College Contact

+44 (1604) 735 500
Type

Public

Scholarship

Profile Dependent

No.of students

13,925 (approx)

Intake

Sep/Oct

Overview

Overview

The University of Northampton is a public university, established in the year 1975. Its setting is suburban. The main campus is located in Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. After the consolidation of numerous training colleges, in the year 2005, this university gained its full status as the University of Northampton. The university was accredited in the year 1992 by Privy Council. It is affiliated to European University Association (EUA), Million+ and Universities UK. It?s a non-profit organization. The university functions on the motto ?Transforming lives, inspiring change?.

University of Northampton has been ranked by Complete at #62, by The Guardian at #47 and by Times/Sunday Times at #59 nationally for the year 2015/16. In a national conference held in June 2011 at the UnLtd/HEFCE, the university bagged ?The Outstanding HEI Supporting Social Entrepreneurship Award?. The university has joined a global network of 20 Changemaker Campus. It is the first university in Northampton to join this network.

Campus

The university is spread over two allied campuses. Park Campus located at Kingsthorpe and Avenue Campus is located at north town centre, opposite to the racecourse. Millions of pounds have been invested by the university for providing world for providing top notch facilities to both the campus. The campus is centrally located in the city of England. Bars, shops, restaurants and other such facilities can be easily accessed from the campus.      

Schools

University of Northampton owns the following schools and colleges:

  • ·         School of the Arts
  • ·         School of Applied Sciences
  • ·         School of Education
  • ·         School of Health
  • ·         School of Business
  • ·         School of Social Sciences
  • ·         Daventry University Technical College
  • ·         Silverstone University Technical College

Departments

Some of the departments within its colleges and schools are:

  • ·         Architecture
  • ·         Art & Design
  • ·         Business Management
  • ·         Computer Graphics & Animation
  • ·         Computer Science & Information Technology
  • ·         Economics & Commerce (B Com/H)
  • ·         Education & Teaching
  • ·         Engineering & Technology
  • ·         Fashion
  • ·         Healthcare
  • ·         Hospitality, Tourism & Events
  • ·         Humanities
  • ·         Journalism, Media, PR & Communication
  • ·         Law
  • ·         Linguistics (English Lit. & Hons)
  • ·         Medicine
  • ·         Music & Dance
  • ·         Psychology
  • ·         Science
  • ·         Sports

Teaching Standards

Faculty at this university is devoted towards providing best possible learning and research experience to their students. According to a recent survey conducted by the university, the university was placed amongst Top 20 colleges of Northampton for Student Satisfaction and is considered to be one of the biggest increases for student satisfaction in the East Midlands.

Courses

Northampton offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across its six schools and two technical colleges. Some of its major courses are:

  • ·         Travel and Tourism Management (HND)
  • ·         Fashion Marketing (BA (Hons))
  • ·         Film and Television Studies (BA (Hons))
  • ·         Civil Engineering (FdSc)
  • ·         Fine Art (BA (Hons))

Student Facilities

The recently renovated students union building at the Avenue Campus offers a bar & diner and homes radio station and newspaper office run by the University of Northampton Students? Union. The students? union organizes events across both the campuses. On Park Campus daytime bar & food outlet, sports activities, live bands and club nights are hosted. On Avenue Campus, wide range of entertainments like karaoke and quiz nights are organized by the union.   

More than 25 sports clubs and 22 sports teams are owned by the university. The basketball team of this university competes in the English Basketball National League and is one of the most successful teams on campus.

Accommodation

From private sector accommodation to on campus halls of residence, well maintained housing are provided by the University of Northampton. Single-sex halls as well as co-ed halls are offered by the university. On campus halls of residence have full access to university network and are provided with free WiFi access. 24x7 security and support teams are allocated for students? safety. First priority is given to first year students and disabled students. Students from UK can reside for 42 weeks while students from EU can reside for 43 weeks.

Notable Alumni

Some of the notable personalities are:

·         Will Alsop - modernist architect

·         Jon Bewers - footballer

·         Jon Brown - writer of sitcom Mongrels

·         James D. Boys - academic and media consultant

·         Dallas Campbell - television presenter and stage actor

·         Andrew Collins - writer and broadcaster

·         Bill Drummond - artist, musician, writer and record producer

·         Owen Paterson - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

·         Lisa Davina Phillip - actress and singer

·         Richard Rosson - balloon artist and contortionist

Scholarship

A wide range of scholarship programmes are offered by the university. Some of them are:

  • ·         High Achievers Scholarship
  • ·         Northampton Santander Masters Scholarship
  • ·         Sir Thomas White Scholarship
  • ·         T D Lewis Scholarship
  • ·         John Lowe Scholarship
  • ·         Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship
  • ·         Maggie Barwell Scholarship
  • ·         Cordwainers Scholarship
  • ·         Leathersellers Company Scholarship
  • ·         Wilson Endowment Scholarship

Scholarships are provided on the basis of merit. It is provided to reduce financial pressure on the students. 

Courses Offered

Accounting and Finance MSc

Masters | 1 Year

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Advertising and Accounting BA (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)

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Criminology and Business BA (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)

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Banking and Financial Planning BSc (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (4 years)

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History BA (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)

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Business and Management BA (Hons)

Bachelors | Full Time (1 year)

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