Paid work placements
Study the Pre-Master’s at UNIC and progress to the MBA or Project Management that offers the potential for a paid one-year work placement
General Engineering at the University of Northampton is ranked number five in the UK by the Guardian (2016). Don’t miss the chance to get an excellent start to your engineering career
The University of Northampton
Message from the Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton
Welcome to the University of Northampton International College (UNIC), an integral part of the University of Northampton, an award-winning University dedicated to making sure you receive an excellent experience that will enhance your life skills, knowledge and employability. According to official figures published in July 2016, 95 per cent* of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating – a figure we have maintained for the last three years. Additionally the University has been ranked in the top 20 institutions in the UK both for overall student satisfaction and for the quality of its teaching.‡
Whatever your motivation for choosing to go to University, your time at UNIC will give you more than just a good qualification. We blend excellent teaching with practical experience, alongside work placements and volunteering opportunities designed specifically to develop your creative thinking and equip you with the skills you need to make a positive impact on the world.
I wish you every success in your chosen qualification and look forward to welcoming you to Northampton.
Professor Nick Petford DSc
Why study at the University of Northampton
The University of Northampton offers a unique blend of vibrant campus life, superb facilities and academic excellence. At the heart of all that they offer is their commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change.
The University are proud of their ground-breaking new areas of study and their growing reputation for research excellence. With state of the art facilities they ensure all students have access to extensive libraries, IT suites, studios, innovative learning spaces and laboratories. University life is spread across two linked campuses, with restaurants, shops, bars, Students' Union and a range of accommodation options.
Based in Northamptonshire, at the heart of England and only a short journey from London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, there is never a shortage of things to do and see. While the county boasts rolling countryside, castles and canals, the town of Northampton offers students an exciting urban experience, complete with activities, events, nightclubs, bars, shops and sports. At the University of Northampton all students are offered an outstanding academic experience, filled with learning and teaching excellence, cutting edge facilities and an exciting and stimulating life both on and off campus.
Employability Services at the University of Northampton
Finishing university with a good degree is great, graduating with a well-rounded and complete set of employability skills is even better. That is why the University of Northampton works hard to support students to become highly employable graduates.
The Changemaker Hub
The Changemaker Hub works with students throughout their degree to develop and enhance employability skills. There are a wide variety of additional opportunities to develop these skills including volunteering, work placements, internships, part-time jobs and the opportunity to become a University Ambassador. Students are then supported to evidence these skills through their CV, job applications and interviews.
All students at the University of Northampton can take part in Employability Plus. This is a unique service to the university and provides the opportunity to gain more than just a good degree. It incentivises, rewards and recognises a student's investment in activities taken part in outside of the degree programme, supporting them to give more and get more out of the things they choose to do.
‡ The Guardian University League tables 2016 ranked the University of Northampton 16th out of 119 institutions for ‘Overall Student Satisfaction’ and in the top 20 for ‘Satisfied with Teaching’.
*HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2016. Percentage of UK domiciled full-time first degree leavers in work and/or further study six months after graduating