From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today offers a first-class student experience in the heart of Britain’s number one student city.

Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and is ranked among the best in the world by both the QS and Times Higher Education university league tables. Newcastle University features in the top 20 universities by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013. 

Newcastle offers close to 200 undergraduate programmes and over 300 postgraduate programmes to around 23,000 students from over 110 countries worldwide. The University has a global reputation for high-quality teaching and cutting-edge research and its commitment to research-informed teaching creates an exciting atmosphere of enquiry and discovery.

There is a strong emphasis on student employability with a vast array of opportunities for students to develop employability skills and experience. The University has an award-winning careers service and also has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

Newcastle University is an attractive city-centre campus, dominated by classic red-brick Victorian buildings and is currently undergoing a multi-million programme of investment in its campus and facilities.  

Internationally, Newcastle University is the first UK university to offer medical degrees in-country at our NUMed Malaysia campus. Newcastle also has an educational partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology offering degrees in naval architecture.

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"My decision to study at Newcastle University was influenced not only by the reputation of the degree programme itself, but the excellent reputation of the University and the city in general. I was also attracted by the University's convenient city-centre campus location, competitively priced student accommodation and the variety of different attractions in the surrounding region."
Joel, Food and Human Nutrition BSc Honours

location of

Newcastle University
King�s Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
Nearest station: 0.5 miles away

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Newcastle University

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One Favourable

studied Biomedical Sciences MSci (Hons) at Newcastle University and says:

Beautiful campus and unbelievable city life catering for students.

Overall rating: 5 5stars Read full review »

One Critical

studied Computing Science (Games and Virtual Environments) BSc (Hons) at Newcastle University and says:

Avoid Garth Heads student accomodation for several reasons.


Overall rating: 1 5stars Read full review »

Newcastle University

Whatuni member rating

The times

Rank 18th

Student stats

*Data refers to students in their first year only.
  • 100 : 0Full time: Part time
  • 84 : 16UK: International
  • 56 : 44Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 88 : 12School Leavers : Mature students
  • 4,600Number of students

Graduate prospects

  • 89% % in job or further study