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Education has an extensive history in Northampton dating back to the 13th century whilst the University of Northampton has evolved from the beginning of the 20th century.


Nothampton wants to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that you actually learn rather than the way you are expected to learn. Join us and you will be one of the first students through the doors of our Waterside Campus.

Perhaps you want to study for a degree to kick-start your career or take it to the next level? Maybe you’re passionate about a subject that has grabbed your interest and want to learn every detail you can? Maybe you want to change the world for the better? Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.


All the research that we undertake, and the work that we do to generate new knowledge, is designed to have a social impact, helping improve people’s lives and the environment. Delivering social impact through research is a key part of our strategic plan Transforming Lives + Inspiring Change and is integrated with the Changemaker Challenges.

The Changemaker Challenges include making a positive difference to Northamptonshire in the key areas of:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Education
  • Culture, Heritage and the Environment
  • Enterprise and Innovation

The University is working with local partners to deliver these four Challenges as we strive to improve Northamptonshire.


The University of Northampton has built on our global reputation as a leader in social innovation to create a unique employability offer that we believe will ensure that our Graduates will stand out from the crowd and become highly employable, digitally literate, global citizens of the future.


Housing services

When you come to study with us, you can choose to live in halls of residence or privately-owned housing. We have a selection of accommodation available on the new Waterside Campus, in the Town Centre and in the Student Village on Boughton Green Road.

The Universityoffer single and twin rooms with shared bathrooms or en-suites and complete with halls facilities and services. The rooms are all equipped with network access and WiFi, as well as 24-hour security and a dedicated support team.

Library services

The Library provides access to print, online and multimedia resources, including University generated research output, adaptable and IT rich learning environments, including silent and group study spaces, and expert help and support in finding and managing information.

Student Life

Campus life

The University’s Travel Plan exists to reduce the impact of our student, staff and visitor travel to our sites and to provide viable and accessible sustainable travel options instead, which results in a reduction of carbon emissions, Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) pollution and congestion. With over 2,000 staff and 10,000 students, travel is a key issue for the University to manage.

With the move to our new campus, Waterside, the University is working hard to ensure it supports sustainable travel options through its Travel Plan, including: subsidised Uno Buses, free intercampus Uno Bus, a park and ride facility on the edge of town, Cycle CoNNect hire bikes, and excellent cycling and walking routes.

Sports facilities

Northamptonshire is home to several top sports teams, with regular football, rugby and cricket matches taking place near to the university.


  • Northampton Saints Rugby Club is one of the top premiership clubs in the country. The club has a strong reputation at national and international level and features world class players.
  • The Northampton Saints play at Franklin’s Gardens, a world renowned venue close to Northampton town centre.


  • Northampton Town Football Club play at Sixfields, a purpose built athletics stadium surrounded by leisure amenities including restaurants and a cinema.


Accredited in the United Kingdom, The University of Northampton has a gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Northampton, England, United Kingdom

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