Based in Northamptonshire at the heart of England and only a short journey from London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, the University of Northampton offers students an outstanding academic experience; filled with learning and teaching excellence, cutting-edge facilities and an exciting and stimulating life both on and off campus.
At the heart of all that the university offers is its commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change. Northampton is proud of its ground-breaking new areas of study and its growing reputation for research excellence, with state-of-the-art facilities and technology that ensures all Northampton students have access to extensive libraries, IT suites, studios, innovative learning spaces and laboratories.
In addition to offering over 250 courses in various undergraduate fields of study, the University of Northampton offers foundation degrees, diplomas, postgraduate up to PhD level. It is one of the few universities in the UK able to offer two year fast-track degrees for Management, Marketing and Law, although it also offers four-year extended degrees with a year in industry. The University of Northampton also leads and engages in a wide variety of research at regional, national and international level. In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, the University was recognised as a world leader for its research activities.
Since first opening its doors in 1924 as Northampton Technical college, Northampton has grown into a full-fledged university which now houses approximately 14,000 students on two campuses, Park Campus and Avenue Campus.