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Newcastle University (NEWC-N21)

1.Overview of the institution

Known as one of UK’s top civic university, Newcastle University is popular for its diverse cosmopolitan student population. It’s a university that embraces diversity and is committed to excellence. One of Newcastle University’ core values is giving back to the society. They lay a huge amount of focus on trying to address societal and economic challenges. Their vision is not only to be a top-notch research and education institute but also one that focuses on the impact of the education imparted. Newcastle University was also the first university in England to establish and own an international campus solely for Medicine in 2011. Newcastle University was also one of the founding members of the Russell Group.

2.Location and facilities

The university is located in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the North East of England. It is an industrial hub and is easily connected to several cities of Europe.

The university spend on student facilities is over 10 million pounds per year. A lot of provisions are made to have state of the art research and commercial facilities. The different schools have been given the tools required for them to carry out their world class research.

In today’s hi-tech world computer facilities are essential and they are provided at Newcastle University as well. It supports a round the clock Service Desk that is available to every student.

3.Departments/Subject areas


  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Faculty of Medical Sciences [Newcastle Biomedicine]

  • Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering

Academic Schools

  • Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

  • Architecture, Planning and Landscape

  • Arts and Cultures

  • Biology

  • Biomedical Sciences

  • Business School

  • Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

  • Chemistry

  • Civil Engineering and Geosciences

  • Combined Honours Centre

  • Computing Science

  • Dental Sciences

  • Education, Communication and Language Sciences

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • English Literature, Language and Linguistics

  • Geography, Politics and Sociology

  • History, Classics and Archaeology

  • Law School

  • Marine Science and Technology

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mechanical and Systems Engineering

  • Medical Education

  • Modern Languages

  • Psychology


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5. Rankings

  • The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014: 18th out of 121

  • The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014: 3rd in the North East and Yorkshire.

  • The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014: Top 15 for graduate career prospects

  • The Guardian University Guide 2015: Top 15 for graduate career prospects

  • The Complete University Guide 2015: Top 15 for graduate career prospects

  • UK’s top 12 for Research Power in Science and Engineering

  • 8th for Medical Research Power

6. Careers: Unique student support

Newcastle’s Career Service has won 7 national awards in 7 years. They assist students with CV checks, business start up supports, vacancies online, working in home countries and workshops. The employability rate of their international students is 85%.

Newcastle also has a work experience programme that is open to all students. This programme compliments the education programmes and helps students put the theory they have learnt into practice. These students receive a training bursary of 600 pounds if done a term time placement. They have to follow a proper interview process to get placed.

Along with organising a career fair every term, the careers service also has a Career Development Module. This is a 20-credit module that can be done during the academic year. The placement is for a minimum of 70-hours and this helps to build the students’ knowledge and skills at the workplace.