University profile

Newcastle University

2023/24 edition

About Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023) and a founder member of the Russell Group.

We can trace our origins back to the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834. Today, we have a global reach, connected to and networking with strategic partners, research institutions, industry collaborators and employers around the world.

Awarded 5+ QS Stars for Excellence 2022, we are a global leader of sustainable development – ranked 1st in the UK and 8th in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.

Research excellence

With strengths in ageing and health, cities and place, data, one planet, culture and the creative arts, our research has global impact.

Results from the most recent Research Excellent Framework (2021) demonstrated that the University’s research power has grown by 65% since 2014. 42% of our research was scored as world-leading, and research income increased from £93m to £109m.

We have one of the largest European Union research portfolios in the UK. We host three National Innovation Centres in ageing, rural enterprises and data, and are a University Partner in The Alan Turing Institute – the UK’s leading Institute for data science and AI research.

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Our courses

Our pioneering research feeds into over 300 taught and research degrees. Funded doctoral training centres and partnerships offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration with business or industry. Continuing Professional Development courses will help you progress in your career.

Some of our courses provide opportunities to study part time and we offer courses that blend online learning with face-to-face teaching.

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Your learning

Our teaching is five-star (QS Stars 2022) and we are continually investing in your learning experience with state-of-art facilities such as our £110m engineering hub – a world-leading centre for future technologists, researchers, designers and visionaries due to open in 2024.

Your learning will be enhanced by our partnership with Newcastle Helix, a £350m innovation district.

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Your career

Placements, internships, and skills development opportunities will build your experience. You will connect with employers through our events and strong links with national and international businesses, and network with our 250,000-strong alumni community.

Our Careers Service will support you to take the next step in your professional life, grow an independent career, or – through our START UP programme – launch a business.

We offer tailored careers advice for our postgraduate students and Careers Service support for up to three years after graduation.

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Your student experience

Our city-centre campus is at the heart of one of the UK’s most affordable cities and a top 10 student cities (QS Best Student Cities 2023). Known for the warmth of its welcome, Newcastle is multicultural, rich in history, arts and culture, with vibrant nightlife, shopping and sport.

You will join a community of 29,000 students from 140 countries and be supported to settle in through welcome and induction programmes. Dedicated Student Services teams and tailored postgraduate support, will ensure you reach your full potential.

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Funding your studies

A postgraduate degree at Newcastle University is an investment in your future. To help you study with us we offer a number of scholarships and bursaries for UK, EU, and international students.

Our searchable funding database is updated regularly and funding opportunities are linked to our online course profiles.

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