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Newcastle University

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Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom

Ranking

# 129QS World University Rankings

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155Undergraduate programs

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307Postgraduate programs

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5+QS stars

About Newcastle University

A Global Top 110 university (QS World University Rankings 2024), Newcastle University is home to over 27,000 students from 145 countries.

A founding member of the Russell Group, we have been awarded a 5+ QS Star rating for overall excellence (2023).

We can trace our origins back to the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834. Our Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering recently marked 150 years of invention and innovation.

Today, we combine world-leading research with a world-class academic experience.


 A global leader in the key research strengths of ageing and health, data, cities and place, one planet, culture and creative arts, we are pioneering solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the world. In the UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021, 42% of our research was scored as world leading.


Through 5-star teaching (QS Stars 2023), we educate for life. Students are challenged and supported to learn from world-class experts and academics across more than 185 undergraduate and over 300 postgraduate degrees.


We are a partner in the £350 million Newcastle Helix, a global centre for science, technology, research and education. We host three national innovation centres in ageing, data and rural enterprises, and are home to an Urban Observatory, the largest open platform of urban sensing data in the UK.


Proud to be a University of Sanctuary, we promote a campus and community-wide culture of welcome, engagement and safety for people fleeing persecution and violence.


We were also one of the first universities to sign up to the UK Government’s Emissions Reduction Pledge and are working to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.


Our international outlook


With campuses in Newcastle, Singapore (offering engineering degrees) and Malaysia (providing undergraduate medical and biomedical education), we are dedicated to nurturing a diverse, internationally networked community of students. We have 5 QS Star 2023 credentials in both inclusiveness and internationalisation.


A 250,000-strong global alumni network complements our strong links with national and international employers, including Siemens Research and Innovation Ecosystem (Siemens RIE), PwC, FDM, Accenture and Arup.

About Newcastle University

A Global Top 110 university (QS World University Rankings 2024), Newcastle University is home to over 27,000 students from 145 countries.

A founding member of the Russell Group, we have been awarded a 5+ QS Star rating for overall excellence (2023).

We can trace our origins back to the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834. Our Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering recently marked 150 years of invention and innovation.

Today, we combine world-leading research with a world-class academic experience.


 A global leader in the key research strengths of ageing and health, data, cities and place, one planet, culture and creative arts, we are pioneering solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the world. In the UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021, 42% of our research was scored as world leading.


Through 5-star teaching (QS Stars 2023), we educate for life. Students are challenged and supported to learn from world-class experts and academics across more than 185 undergraduate and over 300 postgraduate degrees.


We are a partner in the £350 million Newcastle Helix, a global centre for science, technology, research and education. We host three national innovation centres in ageing, data and rural enterprises, and are home to an Urban Observatory, the largest open platform of urban sensing data in the UK.


Proud to be a University of Sanctuary, we promote a campus and community-wide culture of welcome, engagement and safety for people fleeing persecution and violence.


We were also one of the first universities to sign up to the UK Government’s Emissions Reduction Pledge and are working to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.


Our international outlook


With campuses in Newcastle, Singapore (offering engineering degrees) and Malaysia (providing undergraduate medical and biomedical education), we are dedicated to nurturing a diverse, internationally networked community of students. We have 5 QS Star 2023 credentials in both inclusiveness and internationalisation.


A 250,000-strong global alumni network complements our strong links with national and international employers, including Siemens Research and Innovation Ecosystem (Siemens RIE), PwC, FDM, Accenture and Arup.

Available programs

With over 185 undergraduate degrees across 39 subject areas to choose from, it’s easy to find your perfect course at Newcastle University

Most of our undergraduate courses are three, four, or five years in length, depending on the subject you choose. You can also broaden your focus – choosing one of our well-established Joint Honours degrees or blending two or three of over 20 courses with our Combined Honours programme. 

You’ll benefit from an outstanding learning experience – our teaching is 5-star (QS Stars 2022) – and because our pioneering research as a Russell Group university will feed into your degree, you’ll learn at the cutting edge of your discipline. 

Strong links with national and multinational industries – including technology innovator Dyson, PwC, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM and our global principal partner, Siemens Research and Innovation Ecosystem (Siemens RIE) – help shape our degree programmes. 

Industry-sponsored events and in-degree opportunities including work shadowing, work experience, internships and volunteering, will give you a new perspective of the world and your future career. 

Your degree could also take you to another country – either as a compulsory part of your studies or as something you choose to do, extending your degree by up to 12 months. 

You’ll build the skills to become a highly desirable graduate: 

  • exploring your subject through fieldwork, study visits, practical skills sessions, workshops and studio-based teaching.
  • applying your learning in clinical settings, working with industry-standard equipment alongside professional practitioners.
  • showcasing your skills through performance opportunities, professional development programmes and industry-sponsored competitions.
  • gaining industry perspectives through business simulations, conferences and lectures by leading professionals.

Supported entry 

We have a longstanding commitment to raising aspirations and equal opportunities among UK students. 

If you meet the eligibility criteria for one of our supported entry routes, you could get extra help and advice during your journey to Newcastle and a lower conditional offer.  Our PARTNERS programme is one of the most well-established routes of its kind and has supported over 9,000 students to study with us. 

Financial support and scholarships 

To help finance your studies, we offer a generous range of discounts, partial and full scholarships. These include: 

  • Vice-Chancellor’s scholarships – merit-based awards for talented international and EU students.
  • subject and degree scholarships – financial support or prizes for talented students.
  • sports scholarships – for committed athletes with a record of achievement.
  • Opportunity scholarships – means-tested, to support highly motivated students from all backgrounds.
  • Sanctuary Scholarships – supporting asylum seekers and refugees to access higher education.
  • International family discounts – for all international students with a close family member who has graduated from Newcastle University or is currently studying with us.

What our students think 

‘Newcastle University has an amazing student community made up of UK and international students from all corners of the earth. This presents an opportunity to learn about each other's culture and eliminate all the stereotypes.’ Oratile 

‘At Newcastle you can make unforgettable memories with unforgettable people.’ Holly 

‘The University does its best to make all its students feel comfortable and provide a positive, wholesome experience. I truly believe I've made the right decision by choosing to study at Newcastle.’ Kaushik 

Music BA Honours

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Dietetics MDiet

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Newcastle University offers more than 300 postgraduate degrees across taught and research study options. 

Our taught Masters’ degrees are normally 12 months in length if studied full-time, with flexible and part-time study options also available. Learning is fast-paced and thought-provoking, and we encourage you to apply your own ideas and experience to your studies. 

Depending on the subject, teaching is delivered via a range of lectures, seminars, group projects, lab-based sessions, technical skills development, and practical experiments.  At Newcastle, we also offer a wide range of research degrees at doctoral level (PhDs, Integrated PhD and professional doctorates) and Master's level (Mlitt, MPhil and MRes).  As a globally respected university, our research ‘power’ has grown by 65% since 2014 (REF 2021), and our researchers are pushing the boundaries of knowledge. As a research student at Newcastle University, you’ll be part of something truly special. 

Financial support and scholarships 

We know that how you pay for your postgraduate studies is very important. We offer funding opportunities to a wide range of students throughout the year. Our searchable funding database is updated weekly with new scholarships, opportunities, grants, and discounts.

We offer an Alumni Progression Discount to eligible UK alumni from disadvantaged backgrounds when they continue their studies with us. An Alumni Progression Scholarship towards living costs is available for eligible UK and international alumni.

What our students think 

‘The teaching and learning approach at Newcastle involves an interactive approach and innovative tasks that helps students to become more creative.’ Rakshya 

‘No other university could offer me this approach to my course. Other institutions prepare either tech-enthusiasts or business graduates, but the combination of both that’s provided at Newcastle is required to succeed in the real world.’ Ayman 

‘START UP helps people to make a job when they can’t take a job. Its step-by-step approach gave me the confidence and courage of my convictions to make my business a success.’ Dan    

Archaeology MA

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Archaeology MPhil

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Fine Art MFA

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Fine Art MPhil

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French MLitt

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German MLitt

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History MA

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History MPhil

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Linguistics MA

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Music MLitt

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Music MMus

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Music MPhil

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Philosophy MLitt

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Philosophy MPhil

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Portuguese MLitt

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Public History MA

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Spanish MLitt

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Writing Poetry MA

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Energy MPhil

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Ageing MD

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Ageing MPhil

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Agriculture MPhil

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Biology MPhil

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Biomedicine MD

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Biomedicine MPhil

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Biosciences MD

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Biosciences MPhil

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Cancer MD

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Cancer MPhil

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Cancer MRes

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Diabetes MRes

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Epidemiology MRes

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Genetics MD

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Genetics MPhil

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Neuroscience MD

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Neuroscience MRes

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Pharmacy MD

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Pharmacy MPhil

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Psychology MPhil

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Economics MSc

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Education MPhil

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Law LLM

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Law MPhil

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Sociology MA

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Statistics MPhil

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University information

Our Undergraduate applications in the UK are through UCAS. 

All our courses have their own required criteria, and this is published on our University website. ABB is typically the minimum requirement with many courses requiring higher grades. The international qualification equivalencies are also published on our website.  When applying it is important to provide full details of previous and current qualifications to evidence ability to meet the criteria. 

Bachelor

90+
6.5+
85+
3.2+
1200+

Master

6.5+
2.8+
500+
90+

Our Newcastle campus


Our facilities are five-star (QS Stars 2023) and cutting edge as we continue to invest millions in our 50-acre city-centre campus to create a first-class student and research environment.


We’ve recently invested £110m in our Stephenson Building, a world-class engineering hub for the next generation of engineers, researchers, designers, and visionaries. Our new Sir Terry Farrell Centre for architecture and urban design opened in February 2023. On-campus state-of-the-art teaching and study spaces include:


  • Medical School and Dental School – one of the largest integrated teaching and hospital complexes in the UK, linking directly to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.
  • some of the best equipped teaching facilities for pharmacy in the UK.
  • fine art studios including specialist multi-media workshops. Facilities are linked to the Hatton Gallery, one of the North East’s largest exhibition spaces that’s used for our Fine Art degree shows.
  • on-campus museum with collections dating from prehistory to modern day.
  • centre for digital media and film practice with industry-standard editing and production facilities.
  • dedicated music and rehearsal studios.
  • specialist spaces for sport and exercise science including a physiology lab, biomechanics lab and gait track. A food sensory suite, food handling laboratory and nutritional investigation rooms support our human nutrition and dietetics degrees.
  • on-campus theatre.
  • high-specification labs and clinical skills suites.
  • smart grid lab and energy storage test bed.
  • translation and interpreting suites.


Off-campus two commercially run farms of more than 800 hectares support our research and teaching in food security, sustainability practices, nutrition and rural energy. State-of-the-art marine science and engineering facilities include the Dove Marine Laboratory, used for field study and collecting expeditions, and £1 million research vessel The Princess Royal. Designed in-house by staff and students, the boat is based at the Blyth Marine Station.


Students benefit from an award-winning library service spanning four libraries, 800,000 print books, 800,000 e-books and 56,000 e-journals and reports. Our Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts includes unique archives of historical significance.


Facilities include PC clusters, innovative spaces to study, think, learn, collaborate and consult, as well as a dedicated postgraduate study room in our main Philip Robinson Library.


Top 10 for sport in the UK (British Universities and Colleges Sport league), we recently invested £32 million in sports facilities. High-tech gym, sports halls, glass-backed squash courts and high-performance strength and conditioning rooms are matched by outdoor facilities at our purpose-built pitches, pavilions and centres in easy-to-access locations around Newcastle.


Student accommodation


We guarantee accommodation to all first-year, undergraduate and postgraduate students where certain eligibility criteria are met. Our accommodation is affordable to suit all budgets, with all-inclusive bills.


Self-catered undergraduate student villages are in great locations, either within a 20-minute walk to campus, or close to public transport links giving easy access to the university and city centre.


Rooms are available with either en suite facilities or private washbasins with shared toilet and shower facilities. We also have a range of accessible accommodation and some studios.


Residences are clustered into flats with contemporary kitchens, comfy chill-out areas as standard and designated laundry rooms. Some also feature study zones, games areas and communal spaces.


Postgraduate accommodation offers rooms with shared or private facilities. We also have self-contained flats for couples, and a small number of fully-furnished two- or three-bedroom properties for students with families.


Entry phone systems, CCTV and on-site support make sure our accommodation is safe and secure.

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Student life

Student Services


Through our dedicated Student Services hub you’ll access coordinated support and information on careers, accommodation, student wellbeing, finance, chaplaincy and pastoral care for all faiths and none. Our Student Progress Service offers advice ranging from registration and visa support to congregations.


Academic support


As an undergraduate student you’ll be guided by an academic team including your course director, subject lecturers, professional and technical staff, and your personal tutor or supervisor.


You’ll settle into university life, supported by a trained student mentor – a fellow student in Stage 2 or 3 of their degree – who can guide you through your first year.


The Academic Skills Team will support you to become an effective independent learner. Through one-to-one support, drop-in sessions, embedded teaching and an online Academic Skills Kit (ASK) you’ll develop academic and research skills, and can access support with assessment and feedback as well as with your assignments. An ASK podcast, and the ‘Your Skills’ programme provide additional support, with specific study resources for international students.


Our Language Resource Centre offers resources, self-study materials and opportunities for language learning in over 100 languages, including English.


Our Doctoral College connects our postgraduate students to academic, personal and professional support within a community that’s world class in many areas of research.


Health and wellbeing support


Your wellbeing needs will change during your time at university, but our dedicated wellbeing consultancy team will help you access the support you need, as well as offering School-based wellbeing advice and counselling support.


We run health and wellbeing events ranging from awareness days to health fairs and drop-in sessions, or you can access our online wellbeing workshops and programmes.


Self-help resources and apps include TalkCampus offering peer support 24/7; our iNCLude app has been developed to help you create positive habits and great coping skills.


Support is available to students with caring responsibilities. If you have a disability, long-term medical condition or specific learning need, specialist practitioners will work with you to support your learning – from accessing software to help you study, to alternative arrangements in exams, and practical advice about getting additional support.


Because we understand the demands of postgraduate study our services have been tailored to your needs and include:


  • postgraduate advice line – get free and confidential advice from a trained professional, available 24/7
  • wellbeing workshops
  • staff-student networks for our research students


International support


We understand how to support our international students as they join our diverse and vibrant community in the heart of North East England.


We have an experienced team in our international office and work with educational partners worldwide to support you during your application. Find country-specific details here.


As well as an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, we also offer International Pathway Courses. These have been designed to give you the knowledge you need to progress to your chosen Newcastle University degree. You’re guaranteed a place if you meet the success requirements.


If English is not your first language, there’s extra support when you join us to improve your academic reading, writing and speaking skills with free in-sessional English programmes.


Our dedicated Visa Support Team can help with your visa or immigration status and offer guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme.


They will continue to support you throughout your studies and can advise on the Graduate visa and Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES), both of which could help you build a life and career in the UK after university.


The Graduate visa allows students to stay and work in the UK for up to two years following a Bachelor’s degree or three years after completing a PhD. The DES allows PhD and doctoral students to stay in the UK for a further 12 months to look for a job and start work.


Through our Airport Meet and Greet Service we can arrange to meet you at Newcastle International Airport and take you to your student accommodation.  Our International Welcome Programme will help you settle into life with us.


Students’ Union


Our Students' Union will be at the heart of your Newcastle experience. It provides more than 180 student-run societies, 60+ sports clubs, a programme of Give It A Go free or discounted taster activities, and Go Volunteer opportunities to support our local communities.


Run by students for students, the Students’ Union is led by a team of Sabbatical Officers. A network of student representative roles includes over 1,000 student reps supporting students’ academic interests, plus Liberation Officers elected as the voice of under-represented or marginalised communities.


A support and advice hub houses a Welfare and Support Centre and Student Advice Centre. Advisers can provide free, confidential advice, ranging from academic, financial and housing issues to personal and welfare concerns.


We’re ranked in the World Top 90 for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings 2024) with a 5 QS Star rating for employability (2023). 

Our students go on to accomplish great things, working for national and international employers such as Siemens, Dyson, IBM, NHS, PwC, Deloitte, EY and Accenture.

We know how to prepare you for your future career. Our Careers Service will support you while you’re studying with us and for up to three years after you graduate. 

You’ll be guided to plan your career, supported to find placements, internships or work experience, and learn how to market your skills, experience, and prepare for interviews. 
Through our skills initiatives ncl + Award and our Graduate Framework you’ll identify and develop the key skills employers are looking for. You’ll also network with employers at our high-profile recruitment fairs, employer and sector insight events. 

Whether you’re looking for part-time work while you study, or a graduate job, we can help. We advertised over 4,600 placement vacancies and graduate jobs through our bespoke interactive platform MyCareer (2021-2022).  

Our International Student Pathway supports international students to explore the UK jobs market or find a job in their home country. Our China Career Gateway programme prepares our Chinese students for both the UK and Chinese job markets. 

We provide tailored support for neurodiverse and disabled students and graduates including adjusted access to events and advice on recruitment and workplace adjustments.

We can also help you grow an independent career or – through our START-UP programme and Founderships initiative – launch your own business. We’ve already helped over 200 businesses to start trading.

Targeted postgraduate support includes one-to-one application support, interview coaching, specialist online resources and careers workshops.
We can also help you grow an independent career or – through our START-UP programme and Founderships initiative – launch your own business. We’ve already helped over 200 businesses to start trading.

Targeted postgraduate support includes one-to-one application support, interview coaching, specialist online resources and careers workshops.

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

Newcastle University is one of the top universities in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. It is ranked #129 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #126
  • 2014
    #129
  • 2015
    #=127
  • 2016
    #162
  • 2017
    #168
  • 2018
    #=161
  • 2019
    #=141
  • 2020
    #146
  • 2021
    #152
  • 2022
    #134
  • 2023
    #122
  • 2024
    #110
  • 2025
    #129
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