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Newman University

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Newman University


Genners Lane,
Bartley Green,
B32 3NT


0121 476 1181


0121 476 1196



[email protected]


Address and Location

Situated in the West Midlands, Newman University is located in semi-rural Bartley Green, 8 miles south-west of Birmingham city centre.  

Background and History

Newman University was founded in 1968 as Newman College of Higher Education, before receiving full university status in 2013. Initially established as a teacher training college, Newman has since expanded to provide a range of single and combined honour degrees, and work-based foundational degrees. The university is founded on Catholic values of tolerance and inclusion and is proud to welcome staff and students of all religions and backgrounds.

Location and Accessibility

By Rail: The nearest station to the university is Northfield, Selly Oak is more convenient to travel from, however. Exit the station via the car park and turn left onto Bristol Road for buses to the university.

By Road: The university's Bartley Green location is conveniently accessible from both the M5 and M42 motorways.

Accessibility: Most university facilities are wheelchair-accessible and accommodation is provided for students with disabilities.

What's on Offer

Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees

Entry Requirements

Entry standards vary between subjects, with most requiring at least 280 UCAS points. Specific course information can be found on the university website.


University Accommodation

Newman provides more than 200 bedrooms on campus.First year students are given priority, rooms are not guaranteed for second and third-year students. Accommodation in halls is guaranteed for all international and exchange students.

Private Accommodation

Second and third-year students have the option of looking for private accommodation, Newman offers help and support for house hunters.

Courses and Fees

Academic Strengths and Research Profile

Newman offers research courses across a wide variety of subjects. The university's teacher training programmes are especially highly-regarded.  

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate courses currently cost £9,000 per year. Fees for international students and postgraduates vary.  

Financial Support: A variety of scholarships and means-tested bursaries are available to undergraduates and postgraduates. Check the university website for more details.


Academic Facilities

Newman have recently provided their campus with a £20 million refurbishment to improve study facilities and working spaces. The university boasts a modern campus, including a state-of-the-art library and purpose-built drama and art studios.

Other on site Amenities

The university recently opened its refurbished sports centre. The facility includes a newly-built sports performance suite, fitness suite and all-weather games pitch. The Newman campus also features a selection of cafes and shops.  

Medical and Social Care

The university's students' union is active and provides a variety of support systems for students. Newman also hosts its own chaplaincy.    

What's on in the Area

Although based outside of the city centre, Newman students are free to take advantage of all that Birmingham has to offer.Being the second largest city in the UK and home to several universities means the city knows how to keep its student population entertained. Whether culture-vulture or nightclubber, you'll never run out of new spots to visit. Day-out highlights in the city include the City Museum and Art Gallery, Thinktank Science Museum and nearby Cadbury World, while the National Exhibition Centre hosts a rolling revue of international acts.

Moving On

Newman provides a dedicated careers service, offering students advice and support when searching for work experience and postgraduate employment.

Did you know?

Vocational learning is of high importance at Newman, and all courses require students to undergo work placements. Since opening in 1968, the university has had one of the best graduate employment records in the UK.

Is Newman the place for you?

Newman is perfect for students wanting to experience high-quality tuitionin a close-knit community of learners. Birmingham is an exciting place to live, and the university's research is especially strong in psychology, education, sport and childcare studies.


93% Overall Satisfaction
12% Time in Lectures
30% Course Work
£5,274 Max Fee
£4,894 Average Uni Accomodation
£3,600 Private Accomodation
85% Go on to work or study
68% Employed after 6 months
£15,970 Average Salary
267 Average UCAS Points
< 120 Lowest UCAS Points
8% 1st Class Degree