Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Location: City

Student life

Fun, friendly and effortlessly cool, Newcastle is a UK Top 5 student city (QS Best Student Cities 2024). Multicultural and vibrant, it’s also one of the UK’s most affordable cities.

From our safe city-centre campus, you can explore Newcastle’s Chinatown, a stunning Quayside of iconic bridges, bars and restaurants, legendary nightlife and an historic core with 19th century architecture, market and theatre.

World class art and music rub shoulders with top-class sport; parks and open spaces paint the city green.

At the heart of your experience will be our Students’ Union with 180+ societies, 60+ sports clubs, taster activities and volunteer opportunities.

Through our Student Services you’ll access a network of support including health and wellbeing, visa and immigration advice, student finance and disability support.

You’ll find your home from home in our student villages – all in great locations and offering self-catered accommodation that’s guaranteed in your first year (criteria apply).

Visit Newcastle University to see what life is like on campus.

What's it like to live in North East?
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The North East, and its main cities Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland, are nestled between far-reaching coastlines and adventure-filled national parks. You'll find architectural delights from Newcastle’s Grey Street – one of the finest in the country – to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Cathedral. The Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens are must visits, while beaches like Embleton Bay and Bamburgh are definitely worth a road-trip.

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What's it like to live in Newcastle?
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Renowned for its cracking nightlife, and with a staggering 42,000-strong student population, Newcastle will show you a good time.

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Campus and facilities

Historic red brick buildings and striking contemporary architecture meet state-of-the-art teaching and study spaces on campus.

Facilities range from one of the largest medical and dental teaching and hospital complexes in the UK, to purpose-built studios, high-specification labs, an on-campus museum, theatre and art gallery.

We’ve created a £110 million engineering hub for the next generation of visionaries. We’re a partner in Newcastle’s £350 million Helix – a global innovation district for education, research, science and technology that will enhance your learning.

Four libraries form our award-winning Library Service. Exceptional indoor sports facilities are complemented by outdoor pitches and facilities in easy-to-access locations around the city – we’re Top 10 for sport in the UK (British Universities and Colleges Sport league).

Off-campus facilities include two commercially run farms, a coastal station, marine lab and £1 million research vessel designed by staff and students.

    Course locations

    Main Site

    King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

    Main Site (Newcastle)

    King's Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU