University Study in the United Kingdom: Northumbria University

University Study in the United Kingdom: Northumbria University — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type University study program; take classes alongside British students
Program Level 3000 level courses
Courseload 13-18 credits per semester; 28-35 credits for an academic year

Students are required to maintain a minimum of 13 credit enrollment status per semester or maintain the minimum program credit enrollment determined by their study abroad program, whichever is greater.




Grade & Credit Conversion Scale

Fact Sheet

Students are required to carry 50 credit units per semester (equivalent to 15 University of Minnesota credits).  Most classes carry 10, 15 or 20 credits, meaning students will have between three and five classes per semester. 

For more information, visit Northumbria's main study abroad page.

Major Advising Pages

Northumbria University offers coursework that has been identified as a strong curricular match for the following UMN degree programs and student populations:

Student Populations


Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.

Benefits of Global Identity

No Additional Cost

Because integrated-study programs like University Study programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program). Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad. Registration instructions will be sent by email by the Learning Abroad Center, or you can contact Erica Qualheim for additional information.