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Newcastle University is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, and consistently ranked in the UK Top 30. It is considered a global leader in the realms of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts. Its campus is at the heart of a lively and cosmopolitan student city, famous for its arts, sport, shopping and nightlife.

Key Facts


  • #37 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
  • #30 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • #67 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2024
  • #2 for Creative Writing, #4 for Communication and Media studies and Dentistry, #5 for Linguistics, #7 for Agriculture and Forestry, Animal Science, Art and Design and German (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 19,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 6,500

Year founded

  • 1963

  • It holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold Award.
  • With the recent opening of a new school of pharmacy, Newcastle has become one of the few universities to offer courses and research in medicine, dentistry, biomedical sciences, psychology and pharmacy. 
  • Newcastle University has a long history dating back to 1834, when the School of Medicine and Surgery was established.
  • In addition to its main campus in Newcastle, the university has a business school in London, and a science and engineering facility in Singapore. It was also the first UK university to establish a fully-owned international campus for medicine at its NUMed campus in Malaysia. 
  • In 1967, the civil rights activist and spokesperson Dr Martin Luther King Jr visited Newcastle University and was awarded an honorary degree.
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