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 15–18 credits per semester; 30–35 credits for an academic year; 4.5-9 credits for summer




Class Selection Guide

Grade & Credit Conversion Scale


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. 

Fall semester students: some Northumbria classes have final exams in January. When enrolling in classes make sure that you check the exam date to ensure that you will be able to return to the University of Minnesota in time for the spring semester. 

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

Summer Courses

Northumbria offers 3-week and 6-week summer courses available to international students. 

For more detailed information, visit Northumria's Summer School website.

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.