Newcastle University

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Intake Periods September 2024

About Newcastle University

Newcastle University is committed to providing students with the best teaching, the best support, and access to the best facilities.

In 2022, we were one of three UK universities to be awarded QS 5 Stars across all categories - including our teaching, student employability, and facilities, respectively.

Our campus is beautiful, with green spaces and a blend of old and modern architecture.

It is perfectly situated less than two minutes' walk away from the hustle and bustle of the main city centre shopping area.

According to QS Best Student Cities 2022, Newcastle is in the top ten most affordable cities in the UK. Newcastle boasts friendly local people and a cheap and easy-to-understand transportation system.

Newcastle is a safe, diverse place that offers all the perks of city life, with the comforts of a town


Newcastle University is a world-class institution established in 1834 with an international reputation for academic excellence. Newcastle University is a founding member of the elite Russell Group, a group of 24 highly research-intensive universities in the UK. High-quality teaching, strong research profile, and outstanding student support make the University one of the most popular institutes in the UK.


Situated in the heart of one of the UK’s most dynamic student cities, Newcastle University is home to over 28,000 students, with more than 5,400 international students from over 115 countries. With a strong focus on internationalisation, the University have prestigious partnerships with institutions worldwide as well as multinational companies such as Siemens, PwC and IBM.


A commitment to academic excellence, teaching quality and student experience is demonstrated through Newcastle’s position in both national and international rankings. As a global top 130 university (QS World Rankings 2023), courses in Media Studies, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Linguistics, Pharmacy and Pharmacology among others, are also in the UK top 10 (Guardian University Guide 2020).


Such an extensive portfolio of courses, with a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework as well as being Top 20 most targeted University by Times Top 100 Employers, provides Newcastle students with a unique learning opportunity. A range of scholarships for high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students are also available.

Take a Closer Look

What their Students Say

“Situated in gorgeous Northeast England, Newcastle is known for its natural beauty and rich heritage. The city also has a lower cost of living. You couldn’t ask for better quality teaching. The city balances community and connections. I feel quite lucky to be a part of a world famous university that feels like home.”

Anshuma Sharma
MA, Media and Public Relations, Newcastle University

“Studying at Newcastle University is definitely challenging and competitive, with everyone here being really smart and probably topping their respective schools in A-levels.

However I believe that it is rewarding, as we get to do good work in the lives of our future patients. Newcastle has one of the best universities in the UK to study medicine, with a great programme and hospitals in the North East where we will be doing lots of attachments.

“People here are really friendly. I’ve been told that people in the North East are some of the friendliest people you’d meet in the UK. Coming to study in Newcastle has given me a great first experience of living in the UK.”

Dawn Chueh Wei Qing
Medicine, Newcastle University

Newcastle University Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Anatomy and Physiology, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics and Ancient History, Computing and IT, Creative Writing, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Forensic Science and Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, History, International Relations, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Languages, Law, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Sports and fitness, Supply Chain and Logistics

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