Newcastle University was established as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834. Since then it has become one of the most prestigious universities in the UK by continuous development, and is always in the top UK university rankings. The university won the Sunday Times University of the Year award in 2000 and was ranked 9th best in the UK by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2007. The majority of undergraduate subjects were also ranked in the top 10 or top 20 in the Times Good University Guide, 2008. All of its subjects were awarded at least 20 points out of 24 by the Quality Assurance Agency.
In 2010, the university was short-listed to be The Times Higher Education University of the Year. Newcastle University is a member of the Russell Group formed by 20 research universities. It is also an important department for national strategies.
Newcastle University is located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the northeast of England. The university’s campus extends to the city centre. Newcastle upon Tyne is also well known for its friendly residents, high quality of life and relatively low cost of living. It has always welcomed foreign students.
Reputation and Strengths
According to the UK University Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2001, 60% of the faculties at Newcastle University received excellent grades of 5 * or 5. 35% of the faculties were awarded 4 points. The faculties that received 5 * and 5 includes: Clinical Medicine, Physiology, Psychology, Nursing, Biology, Earth Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Marine Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, Law, Political Science, Accounting and Finance, English Literature, Linguistics, Musicology, and Religions.
Newcastle University was short-listed to be The Times Higher Education University of Year in 2010, and was ranked 21st in 2010 by The Times. The university’s MBA programme is recognised by the Association of MBA’s (AMBA). All faculties were rated 20 points (out of 24 points) or above in the UK’s university teaching quality assessment (TQA). The following faculties got full marks: Biochemistry and Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Psychology and Linguistics.
Newcastle University was established as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834 and has become one of the most prestigious universities in the UK by continuous development. Newcastle University consists of eight schools: Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, the Environment and Society Institute and Medicine and Science, which provides a total of over 200 undergraduate subjects and 130 taught postgraduate subjects. All faculties have master’s or doctoral study courses.
Subjects: Undergraduate Subjects
Psychology & Statistics
Farm Business Management
Statistics with Management
Organic Food Production
Postgraduate Subjects: Management
International Business Management, MA
Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise Management, MSc
Finance, Accounting, Economics
MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Finance
Master of Business Administration, (MBA)
International Economics and Finance, MSc
International Economics and Finance, MSc
The LLM Degree Programme
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Secondary (with Qualified Teacher Status QTS); MEd
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Primary (with Qualified Teacher Status QTS); MEd
Education Research, MA
Education Master of (MEd)
Advanced Educational Studies Postgraduate Diploma
Educational Psychology, MSc
Translating and Interpreting, MA
Professional Translating for European Languages, MA
International Marketing, MSc
Newcastle University has an annual investment of over ten million pounds for the improvement of library and computer facilities, which makes the university one of the most invested universities in these areas. Robinson Library is the first UK university library to receive charter marks, awarded for its excellent services. The library has a collection of over one million volumes, with 2,450 seats, including two hundred computer seats. The university also has specialist libraries for Medicine and Law.
University Computer Services (UCS) installed more than one thousand computer terminals in the campus. Groups distribute them in several computer rooms. Advanced PC-services also receive two sets of supporting services using Macintosh computers and Unix systems. The university’s science facilities includes: The Wolfson Research Centre built for the elderly health institutes; new laboratories for research of Rheumatology, Cancer Drug Research and Development, Archaeology, Food and Nutrition; and reconstructed laboratories for Environmental Engineering, Geology, Textile Science and Botanic Biology.
- Classroom taught subjects (such as Arts, Social Sciences and Agriculture): Approximately £9,500 per year.
- Laboratory courses (Engineering, Computer Science and Construction): Approximately £12,850 per year.
- Clinical courses: Approximately £14,520 – £20,260 per year.
Cost of living: Approximately £5,500-6,000 (9 months)