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Newcastle University

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A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), we are dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world. Through world-class research we tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society globally. Through high quality teaching we educate for life, nurturing the next generation of creative practitioners, clinicians. 


We can trace our origins back to 1834. Today, we have a global presence with campuses in the UK, Singapore and Malaysia and a global reach, connected to and networking with strategic partners, industry collaborators and employers around the world.

A first-choice study destination for students across the globe, we are home to a vibrant community of 29,000+ students from 140 countries.


Get a world-class education and become a highly desirable graduate. Invest in your future with:

  • industry-relevant degrees
  • research-informed teaching
  • professional accreditation or pathways to accreditation
  • professional development programmes
  • projects and real-world business challenges
  • industry sponsored events
  • clinical placements and case-led study
  • performance opportunities
  • award-winning Street Law pro bono scheme
  • Language Resource Centre offers – self-study materials in 100+ languages

Be supported by a personal tutor and peer mentor and become an effective learner with our Academic Skills Kit. Our Doctoral College supports the academic, personal and professional growth of our research students.


With strengths in ageing and health, data, one planet, cities, culture and creative arts, our work impacts every corner of society. Our experts work with international partners on global challenges, such as ending poverty and cutting sugar consumption. 42% of our research was ranked world-leading in REF 2021.

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 and an Urban Observatory, the UK’s largest sensor deployment and largest set of open environmental monitoring data in the world. 

Research is at the heart of our teaching and you’ll engage with, and learn from, world-leading experts in their field.


Ranked 65th for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings 2023), we’ll prepare you for your future career.

Our Careers Service will guide you to build work experience, market your skills and prepare for interviews. Graduate Framework and ncl+ Award initiatives support key employability skills development; recruitment fairs and insight events offer networking opportunities.

You’ll be supported to find work – from part-time jobs while studying to graduate roles – we advertised 4,600+ graduate jobs and placements in the 2021-22 academic year.

Graduate and international pathways support career planning in the UK or your home country. START Up offers support to grow an independent career or business.

Short Courses

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
129 -19
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

We have invested in outstanding facilities and services to support your learning and ensure you reach your full potential.

Our Student Services provide co-ordinated support and information in the friendly, safe and relaxed environment of King’s Gate, our £35 million dedicated services hub.

Our teams offer help, advice and support in a wide range of issues including:

  • visa support
  • Careers Service
  • student financial support
  • student wellbeing
  • accommodation

Our Student Advice Centre is a professional service provided by Newcastle University Students’ Union; our Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Service offers inclusive support for all faiths and none. 

Housing services

Feel at home in our affordable accommodation.

  • accommodation guarantee for first-year undergraduate and postgraduate taught students (criteria apply). International and eligible EU undergraduate students guaranteed accommodation for the duration of study
  • 5,000+ rooms in student villages, Victorian terraces, city-centre apartments and well-equipped flats. Accessible accommodation available
  • located on campus, in the city centre, or Newcastle’s vibrant suburbs, connected by fast, frequent public transport
  • catered and self-catered
  • en suite rooms; rooms with shared washbasin, shower and toilet facilities; or private washbasins
  • inclusive bills
  • free wifi
  • on-site support (office hours) and ResLife programme 

Library services

Multi-award-winning, our Library Service has over 0.8 million print books, 0.7 million e-books and 57,000 e-journals. It holds Special Collections including unique archives of historical significance.

Based across four libraries open 7 days a week (term-time) with some 24/7 opening, you can access study spaces, a laptop loan scheme, online enquiry service, academic and study skills support. 

ICT services

On-campus computer rooms (many accessible 24/7) house 3,000+ networked computers, with free wifi widely available.

Our virtual learning environment gives 24/7 access to reading lists and course handouts, supports online discussions with tutors and fellow students, and includes lecture and event-recording service ReCap – all backed by our IT Service support.

Medical services

Student Wellbeing services include:

  • counselling
  • financial support
  • mental health and disability
  • multi-faith support
  • specialist Learning
  • student Welfare 

Global network TalkCampus offers 24/7 peer support; through our iNCLude app you’ll create positive habits and coping skills.  

Postgraduate support includes an advice line, wellbeing workshops and staff-student networks for research students.

Campus life

Our safe city-centre campus is minutes away from Newcastle’s main shopping area, nightlife, arts and culture. It’s also centrally located for public transport by train, bus or Metro.

Facilities are 5-star (QS Stars 2022). On-campus lecture and seminar spaces, four libraries, a Sport and Fitness Centre, labs, studios and clinical suites, are complemented by an art gallery, museum and theatre.

A School of Computing, learning and teaching spaces, and triple-accredited Business School are at innovation hub Newcastle Helix. A new centre for architecture and urban design opens this year; our £110m engineering hub opens in 2024.

Off-campus subject-specific facilities include two farms, a marine lab and research vessel.

Sports facilities

Top 10 for sport in the UK (British Universities and Colleges Sport league), we recently invested £32million in exceptional facilities.

Our Sport and Fitness Centre features a high-tech gym, sports halls, glass-backed squash courts and high-performance strength and conditioning rooms. Purpose-built pitches and outdoor facilities are available at locations around Newcastle. 

You can compete at regional and national level with Team Newcastle. Give It A Go sessions, intramural sport and an extensive programme of fitness classes make sure sport is for all at Newcastle.

We also offer one of the UK’s best Performance Sport programmes – 48 students achieved international honours and professional contracts in 2022. 

Student clubs

Newcastle University Students' Union (NUSU) will be at the heart of your experience offering 180+ societies, 60+ sports clubs, taster sessions and a volunteer programme.

A Student Advice Centre and Welfare and Support service provide impartial, professional advice. Extra support is available through confidential listening service Nightline and NUSU Buddies, which helps students build effective support networks.

Sabbatical officers, including a dedicated Postgraduate officer, will represent you on University-wide issues, with opportunities to stand for Student Council, School or course rep roles.

NUSU facilities include social and study spaces, a student bar and Venue which hosts gigs and club nights.

Our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing an exceptional education. It also confirms that our courses meet the standards set by professional bodies.

Our courses are significantly influenced and shaped by the needs of professional bodies and the global employment market. Our accredited degrees share close links with industry, meaning that our students are exposed to cutting-edge business developments.

QS World University Rankings

2023 – 122

World University Rankings, Times Higher

2023 - 139

Best Global Universities US News & World Report

2023 – 156

Academic Ranking of World Universities Shanghai Jiao Tong Uni

2022- 201

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

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