Why Northampton?

TEF Gold

By joining Northampton, you will be studying at one of the very best teaching universities in the UK, with some of the best student support around. In awarding us Gold – the highest possible ranking – the official judgement of the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) review states:

“Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.”

“It is of the highest quality found in the UK.”

International Scholarships

Whether you study a Bachelors or a Masters programme, our generous International Scholarships are awarded automatically and could give you as much as 30% tuition fee discount for the duration of your course. International alumni may qualify for 50% reduction. Find out more on our Scholarships page.

Student Benefits

Need a new laptop? It’s yours to keep – or take your choice of discount on university accommodation or vouchers to spend on campus. As an undergraduate student at Northampton you will enjoy the most comprehensive Student Benefits Package in the UK.

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New campus

We want to deliver an educational experience fit for the 21st Century. That’s why we built a brand new campus from the ground up, focusing on the way you actually learn, rather than the way you’re expected to. Just a short stroll from the town’s Cultural Quarter, our new Waterside location has everything you need for your studies and living.

Value for money

As if the International Scholarships and Benefits Package weren’t enough of a bonus, you will find Northampton is also far more economical for overall living costs and cheaper than many UK higher education destinations.

Great location

You will find Northampton is easy to get to and great as a base for exploring the UK. Within an hour of London by train and surrounded by great city locations, Northampton is served by five international airports and lies at the heart of road and rail links to all parts of the UK and Europe. The town is home to top flight sports teams, acclaimed music venues, well-known theatres and restaurants offering cuisine from around the world.

Free sports and societies

Life at university isn’t just about the studying and we make it easy for you to join in the fun by offering all sports, clubs and societies free of charge through the Students’ Union. So whatever your passion, you can enjoy life to the full without worrying about the cost.


Our brand new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

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