From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today offers a first-class student experience in one of the UK’s most vibrant, student-friendly cities.
Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Newcastle University is in its global top 200, while we rank in the top 20 UK universities in the The Sunday Times University Guide 2013.
Other high rankings for its employability and student satisfaction, coupled with the vast array of opportunities on offer for students, show that Newcastle’s student experience is amongst the best in the UK.
Newcastle University is one of the top 20 UK universities targeted by graduate employers and is a top 15 university for graduate employability. With its award-winning Careers Service, it has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK with 93.4 per cent of its 2011 UK and EU graduates entering employment or further study within six months of graduation (HESA 2011). The Careers Service also supports around 30 student companies to launch every year and provides employment and volunteering opportunities in local firms and organisations.
Its commitment to research-informed teaching creates an exciting atmosphere of enquiry and discovery, and provides students with the opportunity to get involved in the world-leading research activities taking place at the University. Newcastle University offers some 175 undergraduate programmes and over 340 postgraduate programmes, all of which provide a high standard of teaching, with plenty of opportunities to develop invaluable skills and experiences.
For detailed programme information, please see our online Undergraduate Prospectus www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate or Postgraduate Prospectus www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate.
Newcastle’s Library Service is the only one in the UK to be awarded the government's Charter Mark for excellent customer services five times in a row, together with a Customer Services Excellence award. As well as the main library, there are libraries in the Medical School and Law School, and together these house over one million books and 500,000 electronic resources.
Other first-class facilities at Newcastle include over 1,400 networked PCs, 24-hour computer clusters, social learning spaces, a lecture recording system, an award-winning Language Resource Centre and a recently-refurbished Students’ Union.
Recognised as one of the best universities in the UK for sport, Newcastle have ranked in the top 15 of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league for the past seven years. It has over 60 established sports clubs, professional coaching and an Elite Athletes Squad and sports scholarships for high-performing athletes.
A multi-million pound programme of development in recent years has transformed Newcastle’s campus through new buildings, refurbishments and extensive landscaping.
Recent developments include the completion of a brand new Business School, and the INTO Newcastle University Centre, a new teaching and accommodation centre offering up to 540 international students a range of academic programmes leading to undergraduate and postgraduate study in the UK.
Newcastle University has a world-class reputation for research excellence verified by the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) considering Newcastle’s research as ‘World leading’ or ‘internationally recognised’. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) ranked Newcastle among its top 12 universities for research power.
The university is spearheading three major societal challenges that have a significant impact on global society. These themes are: Ageing, Sustainability, and Social Renewal. These themes build upon areas of research in which the University has an international reputation for excellence, and focus on identifying solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.
At the same time as increasing our thriving international community here in Newcastle, we are furthering our strategic global links by developing our presence in South East Asia, through Newcastle University International Singapore (NUIS) and Newcastle University Medicine (NUMed) Malaysia.
With the opening of Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia in 2011, we became the first UK university to establish a medical campus overseas. NUMed now has 220 students and in time will train 1,000 medics to support Malaysia’s health service.
Our presence in Singapore, and our partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology, goes from strength to strength. From three degree programmes and just 67 students and four academic staff in 2009, NUIS has grown exponentially. This year, well over 500 undergraduates are studying with NUIS, which now offers six degree programmes ranging from Marine, Offshore, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering to Naval Architecture and Food and Human Nutrition. With the addition of a seventh programme, in Electrical Power Engineering, in September 2013, undergraduate student numbers are set to increase to more than 600, together with a 32-strong team of academic and support staff.
Newcastle’s UK campus is a single-site classic red-brick university with its location in the heart of a lively compact city. Known as one of the most vibrant, friendly and cosmopolitan cities in the country, Newcastle is fast becoming an internationally renowned centre of culture. It has character, stunning architecture and an unforgettable nightlife and with the University right in the centre, it’s easy for students to take advantage of all that Newcastle has to offer. Ancient castles, beautiful countryside and the unspoilt coastline of Northumberland can also be found close by.