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Newcastle University is home to teaching and research across a diverse and exciting range of subject areas. We have over 200 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate degrees to choose from.

At Newcastle, you'll get a world-class education, and leave as a highly desirable graduate prepared for your career. Most of our undergraduate degrees are three, four, or five years in length, depending on the subject you choose and whether you opt to undertake a study abroad or work placement as part of your studies.

Newcastle University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, made up of 24 of the UK’s leading research universities.

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Open Days

Our Open Days are a great way to meet staff and current students, find out more about courses on offer and take in the atmosphere on campus and in our glorious city. Find out more about Open Days and other opportunities to visit campus on our Open Day website

To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.

Student Life in Newcastle

Newcastle is a big city in a small space and it has a sizeable student population. It's easy to get around and is well connected with the Metro rail network running across the city, from the airport, to the North Sea coast.

From Sunday walks along the Quayside, to seminars and lectures from award-winning academics, student life at Newcastle University is varied and rewarding. 

During an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, there'll be plenty of time for you to get out and explore the city and the surrounding area, as well as to get involved with the clubs and societies at University. 

Newcastle University has been rated 7th in the UK for overall student experience and 4th in the UK for social life (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018), reflecting the high levels of student satisfaction.

Travel Information

Situated in the North East of England, Newcastle has excellent transport links with major UK and international cities.

Newcastle is a compact city so it's easy to cycle or walk around. The Metro rail network offers fast, efficient travel around the city and Tyneside. Newcastle is a 3 hour train journey from London and the Newcastle International Airport is only 7 miles from the city centre.

A 25 minute Metro ride takes you to Tynemouth and South Shields, with miles of award-winning beaches with Blue Flag status, making them perfect for walking, cycling and surfing – and of course, fish and chips!

Other Contact Details

Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

+44 (0) 191 208 6000

Campus and facilities

Newcastle’s single site, city-centre campus is a beautiful place to learn and socialise, and is just a short walk from world-class arts, culture, sport, shopping and nightlife. The University has invested millions in developing its campus and facilities and a further £100 million is planned over the next few years.

Newcastle is a big city in a small space. The compact campus means it’s easy to get around and you don’t have too far to walk to get to your next lecture, the library or the Students’ Union. A blend of red brick and modern architecture, it is visually stunning with plenty of green space and areas to meet friends and socialise.

Newcastle University continually invests in its facilities so that you have access to some of the best resources in the country. The multi-award-winning library is open 24/7 during term time with free WIFI, 3,000 computers, plenty of printers, and helpful IT staff throughout campus.

Some specialist subject resources include:

  • New £58 million Urban Sciences Building home to our School of Computing
  • New £34 million Learning and Teaching Centre 
  • On campus art gallery, theatre, and Great North Museum
  • Two commercial farms and a biological field station
  • Music and media studios
  • A sea-going vessel, coastal station and marine lab
  • Learning Resource Centre open to all students who want to learn a language

Newcastle is a top 10 University for sport (British Universities and Colleges rankings), and includes a wide range of fun and competitive sports clubs and exercise classes ideal for all students from beginner to elite. The University has recently invested £30 million in a brand new Sports Centre, which houses a world-class gym, an 8-court sports hall, squash courts, and a strength and conditioning suite. They have also invested in state-of-the-art artificial pitches, a rowing ergometer training centre and improved changing facilities at their Cochrane Park campus.