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Newcastle University

Newcastle University  is a public research university in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England. In 1963, following an Act of Parliament, King's College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Key statistics

Newcastle University is a red brick university and is a member of the Russell Group, an association of prestigious research-intensive UK universities. The university has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK. Newcastle attracts over 20,000 students from more than 120 different countries.

Teaching and research are delivered in 24 academic schools and 40 r..

Newcastle University
Newcastle University
Newcastle University
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1834
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Cost of Living
£12,006
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September/October/November 2022

Newcastle University  is a public research university in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England. In 1963, following an Act of Parliament, King's College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Key statistics

Newcastle University is a red brick university and is a member of the Russell Group, an association of prestigious research-intensive UK universities. The university has one of the largest EU research portfolios in the UK. Newcastle attracts over 20,000 students from more than 120 different countries.

Teaching and research are delivered in 24 academic schools and 40 research institutes and research centres, spread across three Faculties: the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Faculty of Medical Sciences; and the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering. The university offers around 175 full-time undergraduate degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas spanning arts, sciences, engineering and medicine, together with approximately 340 postgraduate taught and research programmes across a range of disciplines. The Medical School in Malaysia, NUMed offers full UK medical and biosciences degrees in-country, while in Singapore it offers seven undergraduate degree programmes ranging from engineering to food and human nutrition.

Total UG Students  Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
15,500 6,500 29% 15:6

Newcastle is in the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction and it is  also among the top 20 universities targeted by employers in the UK. The  graduates continue to be among the most highly employable in the country, with 94% of UK and EU first degree students progressing to work or further study within six months of graduating.

Notable Alumni

  • Rowan Atkinson CBE − Successful actor, comedian and screenwriter.

  • Ann Cairns − President of International Markets for MasterCard.

  • Dr Chiau Beng Choo − former CEO of Keppel Corporation Limited.

  • George Clarke − Architect, presenter and writer.

  • His Excellency Alexander John Gosse Downer AC − Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

  • Deemster David Doyle − First Deemster and Clerk of the Rolls of the Isle of Man.

  • Sir Terry Farrell CBE − Architect Planner.

  • Bryan Ferry CBE − Singer songwriter.

  • Chris Gibson-Smith − Business leader and former chair of the London Stock Exchange.

  • Anna Jones − CEO at Hearst Magazines UK, including brands such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire and Red.

Post Graduate

Music MMus
Tution Fees
17,340
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Physical Geography BSc Honours
Tution Fees
19,200
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Professional Translation for European Languages MA
Tution Fees
18,000
Duration
 12 Months 

Under Graduate

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industr..
Tution Fees
22,800
Duration
 4 years 

Under Graduate

Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting BA ..
Tution Fees
18,000
Duration
 4 years 

Under Graduate

Biology (Ecology and Conservation) BSc Honours
Tution Fees
22,800
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Geography MPhil
Tution Fees
16,500
Duration
 12 months 

Post Graduate

Urban Planning MSc
Tution Fees
18,000
Duration
 12 Months 

Under Graduate

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundat..
Tution Fees
22,800
Duration
 4 years 

Under Graduate

Physics BSc Honours
Tution Fees
22,800
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Media and Cultural Studies MPhil
Tution Fees
17,340
Duration
 12 Months 

Post Graduate

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security MSc
Tution Fees
23,400
Duration
 12 months 

Under Graduate

Psychology and Sport and Exercise Science BSc Join..
Tution Fees
22,800
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Law LLB Honours
Tution Fees
18,600
Duration
 3 Years 

Post Graduate

Film: Theory and Practice MA
Tution Fees
18,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Transplantation MRes
Tution Fees
22,800
Duration
 12 months 

Post Graduate

Evolution and Human Behaviour MRes
Tution Fees
22,800
Duration
 1 Year 

Under Graduate

Psychology and Nutrition BSc Joint Honours
Tution Fees
22,800
Duration
 3 Years 

Under Graduate

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (with Industria..
Tution Fees
22,800
Duration
 4 years 

Post Graduate

Materials Design and Engineering MSc
Tution Fees
23,400
Duration
 12 months 
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English Language Requirements

You need a good level of English language to study at Newcastle University.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide a recognised English language test or qualification. 

In most cases you will need an overall score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. You will also need at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in each of the four sub-skills:

  • Writing

  • Reading

  • Speaking

  • Most of our courses require and IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent or above, although for some courses the required score will be higher.

Undergraduate Requirements

 75% average in Standard XII as comparable to ABB at A level.

This can be awarded by:

  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  • Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

  • National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

  • Various state boards

  • Autonomous schools

  • Actual grades required will vary depending on exam board.

Please check course specific entry requirements as they do vary across courses, with ABB typically the minimum required.

Postgraduate Requirements

58% to 55% required according to different courses

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Bachelor Pass or General degree in Arts, Science or Commerce

  • Bachelor Special or Honours degree

  • Bachelor degree in professional subjects

Admissions criteria may vary depending on the course you're applying for. Please check specific entry requirements for postgraduate degrees

All students are guaranteed accommodation for their first year of study, provided that they meet certain conditions. A full list of these conditions can be found on the university website

  • Both self-catered and catered accommodation is available and Internet access is provided.

  • International students are placed across university accommodation and do not have to move out of their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations.

  • Most accommodation sites are within 10 minutes' walk of the campus. Some are a little further out, but nothing more than a short Metro or bus journey away

To qualify for the New Students' Guarantee as a undergraduate*, you must:

  • Have accepted our academic offer to study at Newcastle as your firm choice university

  • Be enrolled for the full academic year

  • Be a single student (ie not need accommodation for you and a partner or family)

  • Have completed the online Accommodation Application .

The guarantee may involve some temporary sharing at the start of term.

Mature undergraduate students aged 25+ will be allowed to choose from residence options within both undergraduate and postgraduate areas. If you prefer not to live with students between the ages of 18-22, we recommend you make your selections based on the postgraduate options available.

To qualify for the New Students' Guarantee as a postgraduate, you must:

  • Be enrolled for the full academic year

  • Be a single student (ie not need accommodation for you and a partner or family)

  • Meet all conditions of the academic offer to study at Newcastle

  • Have completed the online Accommodation Application 

  • Pay an application fee payment of £500 (refundable off your summer term's rent)

Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer CAS
4 Weeks 10 Days 4 Days
  • Funding is available to UK, EU or non-EU international students, with a variety of fully funded and partially funded scholarships and studentship opportunities.

  • Funding options also include a range of tuition fee discounts, fee instalment plans, UK Research Councils and doctoral training centre funding, alongside alumni and charity awards.

  • The university aims to make the search for funding as easy as possible, with a comprehensive online easy to use funding database, updated on a weekly basis. Please refer to the university website for further information.

The main scholarship award scheme for undergraduate students is:

You may also be able to apply for one of  subject scholarships or sports scholarships.

 10 100% International Foundation scholarships available for gifted students .

To apply you must already hold an offer to study at INTO Newcastle University.

The scholarships are for the following courses:

  • International Foundation in Architecture

  • International Foundation in Business and Management

  • International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences

  • International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering

  • International Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.

Other scholarships

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

 

 

 

 

Some key facts of Newcastle University

  • The Complete University Guide 2018 : 23

  • World University Rankings 2017 : 190

  • The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 30

  • QS World University Ranking 2018: 161

  • Newcastle University holds the 1st rank  in the UK for Computing Science research impact

  • The university also holds the 3rd position  in the UK for Civil Engineering research.

  • 11th in the UK for Mathematical Sciences research (REF 2014) 

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) tier 1 strategic partner

  • 94% of our 2017/18 UK full-time undergraduates progressed to employment.

  • Awarded 5 QS Stars for Student Employability (2021)

 

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