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Newcastle University is in the UK's top 25 universities (The Complete University Guide 2019) and its graduates are in demand; the university offers strong links with local, national, and international employers and an award-winning careers service. With an annual research income of over £100 million, the university's research can have global impact; and students are offered a range of funding opportunities.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

6,360 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 77%
  • Part Time 23%

Domicile

  • UK 53%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 38%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 80 460 535
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 120 255 380
Education 70 275 345
Medicine 135 195 330
Civil Engineering 80 230 310
Computer Science 115 190 300
Accounting & Finance 5 240 240
Mechanical Engineering 50 160 205
Anatomy & Physiology 200 0 200
Biological Sciences 175 25 200
Psychology 70 125 195
Communication & Media Studies 15 155 170
Marketing 0 160 160
Agriculture & Forestry 65 90 155
Linguistics 20 120 145
English 55 80 130
Librarianship & Information Management 25 85 110
Chemical Engineering 70 40 110
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 85 85
Chemistry 40 45 85
Geography & Environmental Science 45 25 70
Politics 0 70 70
History 35 35 65
Architecture 40 25 65
Creative Writing 5 65 65
Mathematics 50 10 60
Social Policy 60 0 60
Law 20 35 55
Economics 5 55 55
Dentistry 5 55 55
Music 45 5 50
Aural & Oral Sciences 0 45 45
Materials Technology 5 35 40
Physics & Astronomy 40 0 40
Art & Design 15 15 30
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 20 20
Sociology 5 20 20
Nursing 0 20 20
General Engineering 5 15 20
Geology 5 10 15
Classics & Ancient History 5 10 10
Archaeology 5 5 10
Food Science 0 5 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
East & South Asian Studies 5 0 5
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,000
Mixed 6,000
Laboratory 6,000
Clinical 15,500
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Funding is available to UK, EU and non-EU international students, with a variety of fully funded and partially funded scholarships and studentship opportunities.
  • Funding for postgraduate study comes from a variety of different sources including Newcastle University, charities, UK Research Councils, alumni donations, industrial and commercial companies and external scholarship organisations.
  • The university provides a range of tuition fee discount schemes and fee instalment plans.
  • Please refer to the university website where there is a funding database, updated on a weekly basis, to make the search for funding as easy as possible.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • All postgraduate students are guaranteed university or university managed partnership accommodation for the first year (terms and conditions apply).
  • All postgraduate accommodation is self-catering and located on, or close to campus.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details.