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Newcastle University is one of the top 150 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020), and is a global leader in ageing and health, data, culture and the creative arts, cities, and energy. The university works with partnerships around the world to address society's biggest issues. Its graduates are in high demand; students benefit from the university's strong links with local, national, and international employers and an award-winning careers service.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

6,613 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 78%
  • Part Time 22%

Domicile

  • UK 53%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 38%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Other 295 705 1000
Business & Management Studies 95 585 685
Education 80 300 380
Computer Science 120 255 370
Medicine 130 235 365
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 115 225 340
Civil Engineering 65 190 255
Communication & Media Studies 15 235 250
Biological Sciences 180 30 210
Accounting & Finance 5 200 210
Anatomy & Physiology 205 0 205
Psychology 70 125 195
Marketing 0 190 190
Mechanical Engineering 45 130 175
Agriculture & Forestry 50 90 140
Linguistics 15 115 130
English 55 70 125
Chemical Engineering 75 35 105
Chemistry 40 55 95
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 90 95
Architecture 45 45 90
Librarianship & Information Management 25 65 90
Politics 5 75 75
Law 20 50 75
Geography & Environmental Science 45 25 70
History 30 40 70
Mathematics 55 15 70
Economics 5 55 60
Creative Writing 5 55 55
Dentistry 0 55 55
Music 40 5 45
Social Policy 45 0 45
Aural & Oral Sciences 5 40 40
Physics & Astronomy 40 0 40
Art & Design 15 20 35
Materials Technology 10 25 35
Nursing 0 25 25
Sociology 5 25 25
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 25 25
General Engineering 5 15 20
Archaeology 5 15 15
Geology 0 15 15
Classics & Ancient History 0 10 10
Philosophy 5 0 5
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 5 0 5
Medical Technology 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • There are a range of funding opportunities available to UK postgraduate students, including bursaries, fully-funded and partially-funded scholarships and studentships, alumni discounts, and a tuition fee instalment plan.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • The university offers many different styles of accommodation. All postgraduate accommodation is self-catering and located on, or close to campus.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details.