A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world.
Through world-class research it tackles some of the biggest challenges facing society globally, leading in its key strengths of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, culture and creative arts. The UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessed its research as world-leading with outstanding impact.
Through high quality teaching it educates for life, nurturing the next generation of creative practitioners, clinicians, scientists, engineers and educationalists. A founding member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities, its students learn at the cutting-edge of discoveries.
Newcastle can trace its origins back to the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834. Its Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering recently marked 150 years of invention and innovation.
Today, it has a global reach, connected to and networking with strategic partners, industry collaborators and employers around the world.
Home to a vibrant community of 29,000 students from 140 countries, the University has three campuses: a 50-acre city-campus in Newcastle and hub of its teaching, learning, research and collaboration; a campus in Singapore offering engineering degrees in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology and Ngee Ann and Nanyang Polytechnics; a campus in Malaysia providing undergraduate medical and biomedical education.
The University hosts three national innovation centres, bringing together businesses and research specialists in ageing, data and rural enterprises. It is also a partner in the £350 million Newcastle Helix, a global centre for science, technology, research and education.
Newcastle is proud to be a University of Sanctuary, promoting a campus and community-wide culture of welcome, engagement, and safety for people fleeing persecution and violence.
One of the first universities to sign up to the UK Government’s Emissions Reduction Pledge, Newcastle is working to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2030. It is ranked 1st in the UK and 8th in the world for its commitment to sustainable development (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022).
Newcastle University students are challenged and nurtured to achieve great things, learning from world-leading experts and academics whose pioneering research feeds into more than 300 postgraduate degrees.
Strong links with national and multinational industries help shape degree programmes. Industry sponsored events, work experience and study abroad initiatives give students a new perspective of the world and their future career.
Teaching is five-star (QS Stars 2022), supported by cutting-edge facilities including the new Sir Terry Farrell Centre for architecture and urban design, and a £110m investment in the Stephenson Building – a world-class engineering hub for future technologists, researchers, designers and visionaries, due to open in 2024.
Specialist subject facilities include:
high specification labs and clinical skills suites
studios and rehearsal spaces
on-campus museum and art gallery
two commercial farms and a biological field station
sea-going research vessel, coastal station and marine lab
Learning is enhanced by the University’s partnership with Newcastle Helix, an innovation district that also hosts the triple-accredited Business School, School of Computing and state-of-art learning and teaching spaces.
Supporting you during your studies Health and Wellbeing teams help students reach their full potential during their studies, supported by services including counselling, mental health, disability and specialist learning support.
Students can choose from over 180 Student Union-run societies and 60+ sports clubs offering countless opportunities to make friends and memories for life.
Careers and employability
As a top 20 'most targeted university in the UK’ by Times Top 100 Employers, Newcastle prepares students for life after their degree. Students are supported to take the next step in their professional life, grow an independent career or – through the University’s START UP programme – launch a business. Careers Service support continues for up to three years after graduation.
Our students and graduates have launched thriving businesses, thanks to the support available from Newcastle University.
START UP helps current students and recent graduates (up to three years) who want to work either as an independent professional without employees, or start a company with employees.
There are currently 203 START UP-supported businesses trading with a combined annual turnover of £88 million. Between them, they've raised over £44 million in external investment, won national and global awards and created 947 full-time equivalent jobs.
Researchers at Newcastle University are developing solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing the world today.
A multidisciplinary institute of excellence, the University’s pioneering academics and students continuously push boundaries in their quest to understand the world around us.
With strengths in ageing and health, data, one planet, cities, and culture and the creative arts, its work impacts lives in every corner of society. From transforming plastic into green energy to using digital technologies to support ageing and multiple long-term conditions – what the University does affects all walks of life, from personal wellbeing to the world’s biggest cities.
This is a time of huge research growth and collective excellence at Newcastle. Results from the most recent Research Excellent Framework (2021) demonstrated that the University’s research power has grown by 65% since 2014. 42% of its research was scored as world-leading, and research income increased from £93m to £109m.
Newcastle’s innovations have global impact. As a member of the research-intensive Russell Group, experts work with international partners every day to tackle global challenges such as influencing policy, ending poverty, and cutting sugar consumption.
The University is also dedicated to revolutionising processes at the heart of industry. It’s academics and researchers collaborate with companies from small enterprises to global corporations, helping them to overcome challenges and generate innovative solutions in real-life scenarios. Each partnership is unique and matches organisations with the perfect experts to understand their business needs and upskill their staff for long-term problem-solving benefits.
Newcastle University has created a helpful funding search-tool that highlights all long-standing, and new, schemes and helps identify what financial support may be able to apply for.
The database is easy to use, too. By editing the search by keyword, or by filtering results based on your details, it finds the most relevant funding opportunities. The database is updated weekly, so the number and type of funding opportunities will vary at any one time so it’s important to check back regularly and refresh your search.
Newcastle, the city
The University’s city-centre location puts it at the heart of the cosmopolitan city of Newcastle, ranked 50th in the world and 10th in the UK by QS Best Student Cities 2022.
One of the UK’s most affordable cities (QS Best Student Cities 2022), this friendly capital of North East England has a rich heritage, beautiful architecture and glorious green spaces. It offers top-class sport, a multicultural arts scene, great shopping and exciting nightlife.