University Guide

University of Northampton

The University of Northampton was formed in 1899 by the amalgamation of a number of training colleges and gained full university status in 2005. The University has an increased focus on seminars and tutorials that allow closer interaction between students and a member of staff. The University of Northampton currently has nearly 12,000 students, with just over 9,600 undergraduates.

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University of Northampton

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Northampton.

  • Rankings

    The Complete University Guide has ranked the University of Northampton 109th out of 130 UK universities overall.

  • Employability

    The University of Northampton is committed to developing graduates who are not only qualified to get their first graduate job, but who have also developed the skills and attributes they need to progress in their chosen career. The Northampton Employment Promise guarantees a three to six month paid internship, or support into postgraduate study, if students haven’t found full-time employment within 12 months of graduating (terms and conditions apply).

  • Fees

    All UK undergraduate students studying a BA or BSc at the University of Northampton have a tuition fee of £9,250. Tuition fees for EU and international students vary depending on the type of course and mode of study.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Northampton offers a wide range of bursary packages to qualifying students. It also offers a support package of either a laptop, or a discount of £500 on University-owned accommodation, as well as funded study trips.


The University of Northampton offers a range of accommodation options, including a selection of halls of residences available at Waterside Campus, in the Town Centre and at Scholars Green Student Village. There are single and twin rooms with either shared bathrooms or en-suites, all with Wi-Fi and 24 hour security. For some suggestions of private student accommodation properties, take a look at AFS’s recommendations in Northampton.

Students' Union

Committed to ensuring that students have a positive, quality experience at the University, the Students’ Union offers a range of retail outlets, bars, sports, societies and volunteering projects. It is one of only three universities in England to offer free membership of societies and sports clubs, including free kit.

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University of Northampton Students' Union
University of Northampton Students' Union

Famous for

The University of Northampton is well known for its celebration of the different thinkers, opening a new campus in 2018 based on how students actually learn. Every eligible full-time student receives a laptop, funded study trips and a guaranteed graduate internship included in their fee.


During the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Northampton offered local businesses the opportunity to apply to them for a grant worth up to £5,000 to help them survive and thrive during this difficult time.

Accommodation for Students says

"Northampton is perfect for student living, home to both beautiful parks and woodland, as well as brilliant nightlife. The Students' Union club has recently won the 'Best Club' award by NUS".

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