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Newcastle University

Location Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom
Ranking

# 122QS World University Rankings

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246Undergraduate programs

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441Postgraduate programs

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5+QS stars

About Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a prestigious university dedicated to leading the way in innovation, creativity, and excellence.  We welcome more than 28,000 students from 140 countries, and ensure they graduate as highly employable professionals.

We’re a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts, and many of our 225,000 alumni are leading the way in sectors as diverse as digital technology, finance, and fine art. 

We’re one of the top 150 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022) and we have a thriving international community led by world-class teaching staff. Our academics include three T.S. Eliot Prize winners, the Scottish national poet Jackie Kay, and Turner Prize nominees. 

The University exists to find solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges, to pioneer new ways of thinking, and to provide students with the high-quality learning and teaching experience they need to start changing the world. 

Our Newcastle campus has a history dating back to 1834. As a founding member of the Russell Group, we have a world-class reputation for pioneering research and innovation in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. 

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) placed Newcastle University 16th in the UK for Research Power and we have received three prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for the quality of our research. 

Newcastle University is awarded 5 QS Stars for Student Employability (2021), with 94% of our students in a job or further study within 15 months of graduating. 

We inspire students to think differently, take on new challenges, and gain the confidence to push boundaries – all while forging lasting friendships and making incredible memories. 

Our Newcastle campus 

Our 50-acre campus in Newcastle city centre is the hub for our teaching, research and collaboration. 

Newcastle University students benefit from our award-winning library service with over one million print books, a wide collection of rare books and manuscripts, and half a million e-books. 

We also have various subject-specific on and off-campus facilities. These include two farms, a marine laboratory and vessel, purpose-built music and media studios, high-specification labs and clinical skills suites, Hatton Art Gallery (one of the largest exhibition spaces in the North East) and The Great North Museum: Hancock (our on-campus museum).

We’re home to the National Innovation Centre for Ageing, the National Innovation Centre for Data, and the National Centre for Energy Systems. Not to mention our Urban Observatory, which is the largest set of open environmental monitoring data in the world. 

When it comes to student accommodation, we understand the importance of finding the right home from home. Our accommodation is ranked Top 20 in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020). It ranges from historic Victorian halls to modern city-centre apartments and student villages. Our residences are in prime positions on campus, a short walk away, or in the vibrant suburbs of Newcastle. 

Newcastle University's Students' Union is at the heart of our campus. It’s home to more than 160 student-run societies and over 60 sports clubs covering different subjects, cultural interests, politics, religion, sports and the chance to get involved with many volunteer projects. 

We also have the multi-award-winning Courier weekly student newspaper, the Newcastle Student Radio, and NUTV (The Courier Television). 

Our city 

The University is placed at the heart of a friendly, multicultural and safe city, where one in six people is a student. It’s also in the top 10 cities for affordability in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2022). 

Newcastle upon Tyne is world-famous for its arts and culture, sport, shopping, bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues. The city is also in close proximity to beautiful countryside and award-winning beaches. 

About Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a prestigious university dedicated to leading the way in innovation, creativity, and excellence.  We welcome more than 28,000 students from 140 countries, and ensure they graduate as highly employable professionals.

We’re a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts, and many of our 225,000 alumni are leading the way in sectors as diverse as digital technology, finance, and fine art. 

We’re one of the top 150 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022) and we have a thriving international community led by world-class teaching staff. Our academics include three T.S. Eliot Prize winners, the Scottish national poet Jackie Kay, and Turner Prize nominees. 

The University exists to find solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges, to pioneer new ways of thinking, and to provide students with the high-quality learning and teaching experience they need to start changing the world. 

Our Newcastle campus has a history dating back to 1834. As a founding member of the Russell Group, we have a world-class reputation for pioneering research and innovation in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. 

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) placed Newcastle University 16th in the UK for Research Power and we have received three prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for the quality of our research. 

Newcastle University is awarded 5 QS Stars for Student Employability (2021), with 94% of our students in a job or further study within 15 months of graduating. 

We inspire students to think differently, take on new challenges, and gain the confidence to push boundaries – all while forging lasting friendships and making incredible memories. 

Our Newcastle campus 

Our 50-acre campus in Newcastle city centre is the hub for our teaching, research and collaboration. 

Newcastle University students benefit from our award-winning library service with over one million print books, a wide collection of rare books and manuscripts, and half a million e-books. 

We also have various subject-specific on and off-campus facilities. These include two farms, a marine laboratory and vessel, purpose-built music and media studios, high-specification labs and clinical skills suites, Hatton Art Gallery (one of the largest exhibition spaces in the North East) and The Great North Museum: Hancock (our on-campus museum).

We’re home to the National Innovation Centre for Ageing, the National Innovation Centre for Data, and the National Centre for Energy Systems. Not to mention our Urban Observatory, which is the largest set of open environmental monitoring data in the world. 

When it comes to student accommodation, we understand the importance of finding the right home from home. Our accommodation is ranked Top 20 in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020). It ranges from historic Victorian halls to modern city-centre apartments and student villages. Our residences are in prime positions on campus, a short walk away, or in the vibrant suburbs of Newcastle. 

Newcastle University's Students' Union is at the heart of our campus. It’s home to more than 160 student-run societies and over 60 sports clubs covering different subjects, cultural interests, politics, religion, sports and the chance to get involved with many volunteer projects. 

We also have the multi-award-winning Courier weekly student newspaper, the Newcastle Student Radio, and NUTV (The Courier Television). 

Our city 

The University is placed at the heart of a friendly, multicultural and safe city, where one in six people is a student. It’s also in the top 10 cities for affordability in the UK (QS Best Student Cities 2022). 

Newcastle upon Tyne is world-famous for its arts and culture, sport, shopping, bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues. The city is also in close proximity to beautiful countryside and award-winning beaches. 

University information

Total students

26,602

UG students

79%

PG students

21%

International students

7,205

UG students

59%

PG students

41%

Total faculty staff

2,671

Domestic staff

70%

Int'l staff

30%

Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

Newcastle University is one of the top public universities in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. It is ranked #122 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

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

Ranking criteria

54.8
Overall
46.2
Academic Reputation
83.8
Employer Reputation
39.1
Faculty Student Ratio
58.9
Citations per Faculty
84.8
International Faculty Ratio
75.6
International Students Ratio
96.9
International Research Network
14.9
Employment Outcomes
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Available programs

With over 200 undergraduate degrees to choose from, it’s easy to find your perfect course at Newcastle University.

You’ll benefit from an outstanding learning experience and leave prepared for your future career.  Whether you’re looking for a course with professional accreditation or one that offers the chance to study abroad, we can help find the perfect degree for you. 

Most of our undergraduate courses are three, four, or five years in length, depending on the subject you choose and whether you opt to undertake a study abroad or work placement as part of your studies. 

You can access in-degree opportunities that include volunteering, internships, work shadowing and work experience. You can also customise your degree with a work placement, extending your studies by up to a year. 

You can design a degree that’s perfect for you by blending two or three of over 20 courses, with our Combined Honours programmes. Or choose one of our well-established Joint Honours degrees.  Our undergraduate degrees will allow you to develop skills that will help you become a highly desirable graduate.

Take advantage of some of our fantastic opportunities: 

     Immerse yourself in programmes shaped by our links with national and multinational companies (such as Dyson, PwC, GlaxoSmithKline) and our global partner Siemens.Explore your subject through fieldwork, study visits and practical skills sessions.  Push boundaries with original research.  Gain professional accreditation in your field.  Showcase your skills through performance opportunities, professional development programmes and industry-sponsored competitions.   Apply your learning in clinical settings, working alongside professional practitioners.

To help finance your studies, the University offers a range of scholarship options and help finding part-time work to fit around your studies.

Find out what our students have to say about their time at Newcastle University: 

“One thing that stood out to me from day one was the staff’s commitment to excellent teaching. It really does make a difference when the people teaching you are not only passionate about their subject, but passionate about ensuring you get the most out of the sessions.” 

Ray, Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Sciences 

“Not only will you be studying in a beautiful city, you would also be learning about topics which interest you and gaining in-depth knowledge which will allow you to obtain a degree at the end of it all. Staff are all extremely friendly and eager to offer help when it is needed and when exams and assignment deadlines do come around, you will be well-prepared and equipped with everything you need to get a good result. You will be able to meet other like-minded students who share a similar interest to you and are likely to stay friends for a very long time.” 

Ruby, English Language BA Honours 

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As a Russell Group university, Newcastle University has a long history of excellence in learning, teaching, and research. This means you’ll benefit from world-class education and leave prepared for your future career. 

 

At Newcastle University, we offer a wide range of postgraduate study options, from taught courses to research programmes. 

 

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). 

 

We are ranked 16th in the UK for global research power (REF 2014), 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. 

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 opportunities on our website.

Our award-winning careers service is one of the best and most innovative in the UK. We’ll support you to take the next step in your postgraduate career, both while you are studying with us and for up to three years after graduation. Work with our team of experts to:

·        Access one-to-one application support, interview coaching and specialist online resources, including guidance on the new 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+scheme;

·        Start or grow your own business or independent career with help from our dedicated START UP teams and Founderships initiative, we’ve already helped 191 businesses to start trading!

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

·        Confidential Post Grad support services, available 24/7

·        A health hub app and global mental health network

·        Wellbeing workshops

·        A dedicated visa support and finance teams

·        Staff-student networks for our research students

·        Academic support including our Writing Development and Language Resource Centres, Maths-Aid drop-in services and a range of free in-sessional English language courses.

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

“The Engineering and project management skills I needed for my business I got from my degree, but the Founderships scheme gave me the platform to become an entrepreneur.” Johnson

“The experience and knowledge of the lecturers has been attained over many years and the way they clearly distil that knowledge is inspiring.” Taka

“I have been inspired by the people around me and I have had the feedback and support that has left me free enough to develop my own pathway” Fulvio

Archaeology MA
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Urban Design MA
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Writing Poetry MA
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Ageing MD
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