• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.15 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.09 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.80 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    82.5 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    81.0 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    94.0 / 100.0

Newcastle University is a world-class university with a proud tradition, committed to excellence with a purpose. A Russell Group university with a history dating back to 1834, located on a city-centre campus. The reputation, popularity and success of the university is backed up by the high-quality learning and teaching experience provided for students.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry standards are relatively high, with most courses asking for ABB or higher at A level (or equivalent). Offers of places on any degree are made on the basis of individual achievement, ability and potential to succeed.
  • In addition to considering evidence of ability such as exam performance, the university also looks at other evidence in UCAS applications that indicate potential to succeed on a degree programme.
  • Please refer to the university website for up-to-date course and entry requirements information.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Some courses cover more than one subject, and the combined honours degree offers students the opportunity to study up to 3 subjects from a choice of over 20. A number of courses also share a common first year, enabling transfer to other similar courses after the first year.
  • Many courses include the opportunity to spend time overseas: the university is partners with some of the world's most highly ranked institutions and can offer study destinations throughout the world, in the Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe.
  • Almost all degrees are available with the opportunity to spend between 9–12 months in the workplace, although some exceptions apply, please refer to the university website for details.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Over 3000 networked computers across campus, many accessible 24/7 plus free Wi-Fi across campus.
  • The university library service is the only one in the UK to be awarded 5 Charter Marks in a row for excellent customer service and two prestigious Customer Service Excellent awards. As well as the main library, there are libraries in the Medical School and Law School. Together these house over 1 million print books, half a million e-books, a computerised online catalogue and 600 computers.
  • Students have access to their own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with 24/7 access to reading lists and course handouts, and online discussions with tutors and fellow students. The university has one of the largest and most comprehensive lecture capture services (ReCap) in the UK, allowing students to revisit selected lectures online.
  • Dedicated maths and writing support is available for students of any discipline, and the option to learn a language for free, with access to facilities in the award-winning Language Resource Centre.
  • A number of subject-specific facilities on and off-campus include 2 farms, a marine laboratory and vessel, and purpose-built music studios.

Disability Services

  • Advice, information and guidance is available to disabled applicants and students at all stages of their university career. 
  • The service liaises with academic schools regarding students' support requirements and external agencies where appropriate.

Students' Union

  • NUSU has over 200 student societies and sports clubs covering different sports, subjects, cultural interests, politics and religion, along with the award-winning Courier weekly student newspaper, Newcastle Student Radio which broadcasts 24 hours daily and TCTV (The Courier Television).
  • A community volunteering scheme, Student Communication Action (SCAN), offers over 200 different activities each year.
  • The Give It a Go Scheme programme offers one-off taster activities to help students make the most of their spare time, while the Go Play programme lets students try a new sport under the guidance and support of coaches, with no experience or commitment necessary.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Newcastle's popularity as a regional centre and tourist destination means that plenty of part-time work is available for students.
  • The Careers Service provides a variety of tools to help students find part-time work while they are studying and full-time work in the holidays, including an online job search facility.
  • There are also jobs on campus: the on-campus job agency matches students with temporary or casual work assignments within the university.

Careers Guidance

  • 94% of Newcastle's 2015 UK/EU graduates were in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating, and Newcastle graduates benefit from careers support and business start-up support for up to 3 years after graduation.
  • Advice and support from the award-winning Careers Service includes 1-to-1 sessions with a professional careers adviser, drop-in CV checks, academic modules, online resources and skills development workshops covering topics such as how to succeed at interviews. The Graduate Connections online networking tool enables current students to access the careers-related knowledge and experience of past graduates.
  • Students with entrepreneurial ideas are supported by a dedicated team of business advisers, a programme of workshops, and access to dedicated workspace facilities. 38 new businesses were set up by students and graduates in 2015-16, generating 52 new jobs.
  • An online job search facility includes vacation work, placements and internships, and a searchable directory of over 600 graduate employers in the North East, and the Newcastle Work Experience programme offers Newcastle University students paid placements in the North East SMEs.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 74%
  • Postgraduate 26%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 93%
  • Part Time 7%

Where students come from

  • UK 72%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 23%

Student gender

  • Male 50%
  • Female 50%


  • Newcastle University has a history of teaching dating back to 1834 and is a Russell Group university.

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.

Further Details

Address Newcastle University
Student Services
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
UCAS Code N21