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Choosing where to study

Universities in Newcastle

Which universities are in Newcastle? Discover location, transport and facility information for each uni.

Newcastle upon Tyne


  1. Why study in Newcastle?

  2. Entry requirements

  3. Transport links

  4. Newcastle University

  5. Northumbria University

Why study in Newcastle?

Newcastle is an exciting and vibrant city with plenty of cultural events, festivals and nightlife. Both of its universities are consistently being ranked in the top UK places to study, with an estimated student population of 45,000. It’s also one of the most affordable student cities to live and is compact enough to be able to walk or cycle pretty much everywhere. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary from uni to uni and course to course – the best way to check what you need to get into your preferred course at each university is to use our course chooser and see what each course’s entry requirements are.

Transport links

Average train journey times from Newcastle

Bristol 5 hours 16 minutes
Cardiff 7 hours 36 minutes
London 3 hours 33 minutes
Manchester 2 hours 35 minutes
Nottingham 4 hours 24 minutes
Oxford 4 hours 30 minutes
Southampton 6 hours 3 minutes

Several different companies provide rail services to and from Newcastle as part of the local and national rail network. The Central Station is Newcastle’s only national railway station and is linked to the local public transport network by bus and Metro services.

Bus services in Newcastle are plentiful and frequent with a wide variety of special travel tickets available e.g. a Day Rover for unlimited travel by any form of public transport in Tyne & Wear.

Newcastle International Airport is situated approximately eight miles from the city centre near Ponteland and has its own Metro station.

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a research-intensive university where cutting-edge research feeds directly into teaching, creating world-class learning experiences. With over 18,000 students every year, both international and local, it’s clear that the academic reputation is as far reaching as its research.


The 50-acre campus in Newcastle city centre is the university hub and has facilities for research innovation, teaching and learning, and engagement and is less than a two-minute walk from the main city centre shopping area. The School of Computing and Newcastle Business School are based at Newcastle Helix, which is still only a 15-minute walk from the centre of campus. Most of the student accommodation is within ten minutes' walk of the campus.

See the university profile page for an interactive map and more information. 



Students benefit from facilities such as our award-winning library service and centre for Physical Recreation and Sport.

They also pride themselves on their high-specification, specialist facilities include laboratories, studios, museums, galleries, farms, and even a sea-going vessel.

For more information on facilities, visit the Newcastle University facilities page and see the sports table for what recreational and elite sports are available. 


Northumbria University

This university has campuses in London and Amsterdam as well as Newcastle, and works in partnership with other higher education institutions across the world attracting students from 136 countries. 

Northumbria works with major employers, including Nike, IBM, Nissan, Proctor & Gamble, the BBC, and the NHS, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. 


The university comprises two campuses, one in the heart of the city and one just three miles away at Coach Lane. With its award-winning architecture, modern teaching buildings and impressive sports facilities, the City campus creates an environment that encourages learning and self-development.

Coach Lane Campus is home to all students from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and has excellent computing and library services; its own modern Students' Union, and new sports facilities.

See the university profile page for an interactive map and more information. 



The university has one of the best academic libraries in the UK while the sports facility, Sport Central has a gym, swimming pool and more. There are plenty of study spaces, digital hubs and touch down spaces across the campus – including a Digital Commons

And while on campus staff and students can also pick up some food on the go; catering and retail outlets serve hot and cold takeaway food which can even be pre-ordered via an app.

For more information on facilities, visit the Northumbria University facilities page and see the sports table for what recreational and elite sports are available. 


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