University profile

Newcastle University

2019/20 edition

About Newcastle University

Newcastle University is ranked one of the best in the UK for teaching and learning. We are also a world-leader in academic excellence and original research.

  • Top 200 for Graduate Employability (out of 600 analysed universities) in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings(r) 2018
  • First class rating and ranked 20th in the UK for Sustainability (People and Planet's University League 2017)
  • Top 20 'most targeted' university by the UK's leading employers for the last six years (The Graduate Market, report from High Fliers Research 2012-2018 - a report into the universities most targeted for graduate employees by The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers)
  • Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 - the highest rating

Postgraduate study

Check out our courses, funding and find out how to meet us to help you decide what you want to study. Don’t just take our word for it though, find out what our students think through our PG Café site:


Here are some examples of what our postgraduate students said about us:

Hannah’s student profile- Creative Writing MA

“The thing I most enjoy about my course is getting the chance to dedicate so much of my time to something I love and am passionate about. I also love the fact that I keep discovering new things about writing and am being pushed to experiment in my work.”

Hannah’s student blog - Feeling Supported at Newcastle University

“Such support meant I felt I could truly enjoy my Uni experience. Also, whenever I had an issue with finance the team at Student services always gave me a friendly, quick and clear answer.”


Bronwen’s student profile- International Marketing MSc

There is also a wide range of modules on the course, which allows me to learn about all aspects of marketing and business and gives me a wider depth of knowledge in the field.

Bronwen’s student blog – PG Tips: Whats the ‘Tea’ on Job Hunting

The walk-in service allows you to meet with someone ASAP who will check out your C.V. and provide you with tips to improve it, they can help you with job searching showing you where is best to look for jobs and you can even schedule a practise interview with members of the Kings Gate careers team.


Mary’s student profile – Politics PhD

“students are more autonomous and more in control of their learning. This has been good training for my personal development as I can think critically and independently to cultivate my own knowledge.”

Mary’s student blog – Being a Mature student

“After sixteen years of employment, I saw an opportunity to pursue higher education to a PhD level overseas, which I had been dreaming of since I was an undergraduate student.”



Isa’s student blog – What Being a Masters Student is Really Like

“It was liberating to choose my own project direction, but terrifying at the same time! However, I learned how to work more independently in both the lab and the office, which are important lessons for the work force.”

We are one of 24 Russell Group universities. The Russell Group represents leading research-intensive universities in the UK.

Our research delivers a positive impact on a global scale. Our dynamic research environment, equipment and facilities allow you to achieve your goals.

International students


Kinsey’s student profile – International Marketing MSc

“I am living in University accommodation that is majorly comprised of postgraduate students and international students. Living with English locals and other international students from around the world adds such a fun dynamic to my living experience and also provides for many interesting dinner conversations. Sorting out accommodation was a fluid process with much support available, if needed.”

We guarantee international students accommodation for the first year of a course. We also offer help and support if you are looking for private accommodation.


Wenzhen’s student profile – Cross Cultural Communication and Media Studies MA

“Newcastle University not only offers good resources and environment for campus studies, but also encourages students to get involved in the societies and out-of-class practices. Besides, I think the people in this city are very friendly as it is my first time here so I’m really happy to live in Newcastle."

If English isn’t your first language, we offer pre-sessional English courses with INTO Newcastle. We also have pathway courses where you can prepare for direct entry onto one of our degrees.

Our city and campus


Charlotte’s student profile – Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc

“I love Newcastle! It is a very friendly city, full of wonderful cafés, restaurants, and bars. There are lots of shops within easy walking distance of the University, which is very helpful. It’s also a beautiful city with a lot of culture; take a walk down Grey Street see the Theatre Royal, or stroll along the quayside and visit the market”

The city is student friendly, multicultural and safe. Student costs of living are lower than the UK average. As a city based campus we’re in the heart of Newcastle near everything it has to offer, including a vibrant nightlife.

Newcastle University is joint 12th for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016.

Newcastle University London

Our London campus means that you can study one of our quality-assured postgraduate degrees in the nation’s capital. We also offer a range of university preparation courses.

Newcastle University London is in the heart of the financial district. You will enjoy regular contributions from business leaders, alumni and leading professionals. Opportunities include masterclasses, internships and employer events.

Take a look at the postgraduate courses available at Newcastle University London.

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