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Newcastle University

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Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom

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# 110QS World University Rankings

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About Newcastle University

A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is home to 29,000 students from 140 countries.


A founding member of the Russell Group, we are one of only 19 universities in the world – and just three in the UK – to achieve a five-plus QS Star rating for overall excellence (2022).


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, energy, cities, and the 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 2022), we educate for life. Students are challenged and supported to learn from world-class experts and academics across more than 185 undergraduate and 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 sensor deployment in the UK and the largest set of open environmental monitoring data in the world.


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


Dedicated to nurturing an internationally networked and diverse community of students, we have 5-QS Star 2022 credentials in both inclusiveness and internationalisation.


We have invested millions of pounds in financial support for our students , including a generous range of Vice-Chancellor’s international scholarships, subject and sports scholarships. International family discounts are also available.


Our dedicated Visa Support team and a range of pathway courses support the international student journey to Newcastle. Additional study support, including free in-sessional English programmes, helps our students gain the skills they need to succeed during their degree programme with us.


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


Campuses in Singapore (offering engineering degrees) and Malaysia (providing undergraduate medical and biomedical education) contribute to our global reach.  

About Newcastle University

A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is home to 29,000 students from 140 countries.


A founding member of the Russell Group, we are one of only 19 universities in the world – and just three in the UK – to achieve a five-plus QS Star rating for overall excellence (2022).


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, energy, cities, and the 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 2022), we educate for life. Students are challenged and supported to learn from world-class experts and academics across more than 185 undergraduate and 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 sensor deployment in the UK and the largest set of open environmental monitoring data in the world.


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


Dedicated to nurturing an internationally networked and diverse community of students, we have 5-QS Star 2022 credentials in both inclusiveness and internationalisation.


We have invested millions of pounds in financial support for our students , including a generous range of Vice-Chancellor’s international scholarships, subject and sports scholarships. International family discounts are also available.


Our dedicated Visa Support team and a range of pathway courses support the international student journey to Newcastle. Additional study support, including free in-sessional English programmes, helps our students gain the skills they need to succeed during their degree programme with us.


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


Campuses in Singapore (offering engineering degrees) and Malaysia (providing undergraduate medical and biomedical education) contribute to our global reach.  

Available programs

With over 185 undergraduate degrees 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 – 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 and practical skills sessions
    • pushing boundaries with original research
    • 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 conferences and guest lectures by leading professionals


International support

 

Newcastle University is home to students from 140 countries, so we understand how to support our international students.


We have regional specialists based in different countries and work with education agents worldwide to support you during your application. Find country-specific details here.


Our dedicated Visa Support Team can help with your visa or immigration status, including guidance on how the Graduate Route visa could allow you to stay in the UK for up to two years as you build your career after university.


Our specialist International Pathway Courses 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.


Through our Airport Meet and Greet Service we can also 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.


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 8,000 students to study with us.


Careers support


We’re ranked 65th in the QS World University Rankings for Employer Reputation 2023 and 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 advertise over 3,000 vacancies, work experience and placement opportunities through our Careers Service each year and have excellent links with local employers who provide a wide range of work experience and graduate opportunities.


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 can also help you grow an independent career or – through our START-UP programme and Founderships initiative – launch your own business. We’re an endorsing body for the Start-up visa for international students, helping you stay in the UK for two years after graduation to develop your business.


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 students
    • subject and degrees 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
    • International family discounts – for all international students with a close family member who has graduated from 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

Home to 29,000 students from 140 countries, Newcastle University offers a wide range of postgraduate study options, covering taught courses to research programs.


Whether you are looking to extend your knowledge, specialise in a field or gain a competitive edge in the job market, we have more than 300 postgraduate degrees to choose from.


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 into new realms. As a research student at Newcastle University, you’ll be part of something truly special.


International support  

 

Joining our diverse and vibrant community, in the heart of the North East of England, we’ve thought of a range of specific support for our overseas students, too.   

 

Newcastle University works with a number of education agents in countries around the world. They support you in choosing and applying for university study in the UK and help with your application. Find country-specific details here.  


Our dedicated Visa Support team offers you immigration support, including guidance on the Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) visa and how the Graduate Route visa could help you build a life and career in the UK after university.


Our International Student Pathway brings together all the careers information you need. This post-study work visa could help you build your career after university, allowing you to stay and work in the UK for up to two years following a Master’s course or three years after completing a PhD.


You can access support to find a job in your home country. For example, our China Career Gateway programme prepares our Chinese students for the UK and Chinese job markets.   

We’re also an endorsing body for the Start-up visa. Aimed at early-stage, high potential entrepreneurs, this route could help you stay in the UK for two years after graduation to develop and grow your business.


Careers support


We’re ranked 65th in the QS World University Rankings for Employer Reputation 2023 and 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.


We’ll support you to take the next step in your postgraduate career, work with our team of experts to:


    • Access one-to-one application support, interview coaching and specialist online resources, including guidance on the Graduate Route post-study work visa;
    • Gain work experience through paid work placements, jobs on campus and internships. A number of our PhD’s also include training and work experience in specialist laboratories;
    • Connect with employers through our on-campus and virtual recruitment fairs and regular networking events;
    • Develop your employability skills and shape your future with our Graduate Framework and access professional development opportunities through our ncl + Award;
    • Start or grow your own business or independent career with help from our dedicated START UP teams and Founderships initiative, we’ve already helped 203 businesses to start trading


Awarded 5* QS stars for Student employability (2022), we also have well-established links with many top employers including, Accenture, Jaguar Land Rover, PWC and IBM.


We advertise over 3,000 vacancies, work experience and placement opportunities with our Careers Service each year. We have excellent links with local employers, who provide a wide range of work experience and graduate opportunities.


Financial support and scholarships


We know that how you pay for your postgraduate studies is very important, so we offer funding opportunities to a wide range of students throughout the year. Our searchable funding database is updated weekly, so you can review the latest international opportunities on our website.


Student wellbeing service


We understand the demands of postgraduate study, that’s why our Student Wellbeing services is tailored to your needs and includes:


    • Postgraduate advice line – get free and confidential advice from a trained professional, available 24/7
    • Wellbeing workshops
    • A dedicated visa support and finance teams
    • Staff-student networks for our research students
    • We've developed an online Academic Skills Kit to support students to become effective independent learners. Our Language Resource Centre offers distance and online learning resources and self-study materials.
    • Global mental health network   TalkCampus  also offers peer support 24/7, and our  iNCLude app  has been developed to help you create positive habits and great coping skills.    


There's dedicated support for our postgraduate students , too, to help you adjust to new ways of working and studying with us.


What our students think


Here are some examples of what our postgraduate students said about their experience studying at Newcastle University:


‘ 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


‘ 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  

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University information

Our Undergraduate applications in the UK are through UCAS. In the US, we also operate via Common App.

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. 

We invest millions of pounds in financial support for students who choose to come and study here. Our generous scholarships will support new eligible undergraduate students starting their degrees in 2019. Scholarship provision for 2020 entry is not yet confirmed, and when it is we will publish up to date undergraduate scholarship and postgraduate scholarship information on our website.

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Our Newcastle campus


Our facilities are five-star (QS Stars 2022) 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.


The new Sir Terry Farrell Centre for architecture and urban design is due to open in February 2023. We’re also investing £110m in our Stephenson Building , a world-class engineering hub for future technologists, researchers, designers and visionaries that’s due to open in 2024.


On- and off-campus subject-specific facilities include two farms, a marine laboratory and vessel, purpose-built music and media studios, high-specification labs and clinical skills suites. The Hatton Art Gallery – one of the largest exhibition spaces in the North East – and The Great North Museum: Hancock are both based on campus.


Students benefit from an award-winning library service spanning four libraries, 800,000 print books, 700,000 e-books and 57,000 e-journals. Our Special Collections of rare books and manuscripts includes unique archives of historical significance.


Top 10 for sport in the UK (British Universities and Colleges Sport league), we recently invested £32 million in sports facilities. High-tech studio spaces, a world-class gym, sports halls, squash courts and two high-performance strength and conditioning rooms are matched by outdoor facilities that include four 3G pitches, a dedicated hockey pitch, an ergo room and 10 grass pitches.


Student accommodation is in prime positions on campus, a short walk away, or in the vibrant suburbs of Newcastle.  Residences range from traditional halls to modern city-centre apartments and student villages.

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Student life

Student experience


Students are supported to reach their full potential by our Student Health and Wellbeing services that provide counselling, mental health, disability and specialist learning support, as well as financial support and faith and spirituality support.


Global mental health network TalkCampus also offers peer support 24/7, and our iNCLude app has been developed to help students create positive habits and great coping skills.


We’ve developed an online Academic Skills Kit to support students to become effective independent learners. Our Language Resource Centre offers distance and online learning resources and self-study materials.


Our Students' Union is at the heart of the Newcastle experience, offering more than 180 student-run societies and over 60 sports clubs. Extra support is also available through NUSU’s Student Advice Centre and Welfare and Support service.     

Newcastle University is in the top 10 for graduate prospects in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019), with 85% of graduates in employment in professional or managerial roles.

Our graduates benefit from careers support and business start-up support for up to three years after graduation. Advice and support from the award-winning Careers Service includes one-to-one sessions with a careers adviser, drop-in CV checks, academic modules, online resources, and skills development workshops covering topics such as how to succeed at interviews.

The university's STARTUP programme offers students with entrepreneurial ideas support from a dedicated team of business advisers, a programme of workshops and events, and access to workspace. The university has a good record of supporting students, with 179 start-up businesses currently trading with an annual turnover of £26.8m, creating 449 full-time equivalent jobs between them. Our Graduate Connections online networking tool enables current students to access the careers-related knowledge and experience of our alumni, too.

Our Careers Service helps students to find work while they’re with us, too. An online job search facility includes vacation work, placements and internships, and a searchable directory of over 600 graduate employers in the North East.

Our internship programme offers Newcastle University students paid placements in local businesses. There are also jobs available on campus, if you don't want to travel too far. Our on-campus job agency matches students with temporary or casual work assignments within the university.

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 public universities in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. It is ranked #110 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

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
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