Newcastle University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Armstrong Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom

Newcastle University traces its origins back to the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834.

Since this time, the University has become a front runner in research excellence. Its student-centric ethos makes for an unrivaled student experience.

As a research-intensive Russell Group founding member, students get the rare opportunity to study at the forefront of new discoveries.

Nestled at the heart of the North East of England - the University boasts over 200 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate degrees to choose from, with an array of award-winning departments.

Students’ learning will also be supported by specialist subject facilities, including:

  • 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
  • a sea-going research vessel, coastal station and marine lab

As well as the £350 million urban regeneration project, Newcastle Helix.

Outside of the lecture theatre Newcastle University houses over 65 different sports clubs, so there’s no shortage of opportunities for students to challenge themselves and make new friends. In fact, the University has recently invested £30 million into new, state-of-the-art sports facilities.

In addition to the new sports facilities, students can also choose from over 160 different societies to get involved in.

With campuses not only in Newcastle, but London, Singapore and Malaysia, Newcastle University has a global reach and global employer links.

The Malaysian-based campus offers UK undergraduate medical and biomedical education while the Singapore-based campus offers engineering degrees in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology and Ngee Ann and Nanyang Polytechnics.

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  • Founding member of the prestigious Russell Group
  • Globally connected with almost a quarter of a million worldwide alumni
  • Top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects according to The Complete University Guide
  • Top 5 in the UK of graduate entrepreneurship according to HE-BCI Survey 2018-19

Singapore Campus

Newcastle University has been operating in Singapore since 2007, when courses were introduced to meet the needs of leading figures in the marine sector.

In 2009, Newcastle University joined forces with the Singapore Institute of Technology to launch our Singapore operation.

Since then, over 1,000 students have graduated in major areas of Engineering and Science.

Newcastle University degrees are informed by international research excellence, and students are encouraged to be innovative and think independently and critically to prepare them to become industry leaders and decision makers.

Malaysia Campus

By invitation from the Malaysia government, Newcastle University opened a branch campus in 2011 in the south of Johor, Malaysia.

The University boasts a purpose-built campus equipped with world-class staff delivering a high quality medical and biomedical education.

Pioneering change is a huge part of Newcastle University’s identity, and the University welcomes students from all backgrounds to contribute to their legacy of research excellence.

Newcastle University researchers are some of the best in the world, addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges and working closely with students to create a practical, cutting-edge learning experience.

Newcastle University’s research strengths are:

  • ageing and health
  • cities and place
  • culture and creative arts
  • one planet
  • data

Find out more about the people and stories behind Newcastle University’s research in the From Newcastle Podcast

Find out how Newcastle University instigates change on a global scale.

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Key statistics

  • 14.8
    No. of students per staff
  • 26%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 53 : 47
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 22%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 25,650
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings


Subjects taught at Newcastle University

  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Arts & humanities

    • Architecture
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Archaeology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Engineering & technology

    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Biological Sciences
    • Veterinary Science
  • Education

    • Education
  • Law

    • Law