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Newcastle UniversityTyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne View All Courses
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear,
Tel0191 208 3333
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Background and HistoryNewcastle University began its days as a school of medicine and surgery which was established in October 1834. By 1852 the school had split into two rival institutions with the majority college becoming formally linked to Durham University following a dispute between the teaching staff. In 1908 when Newcastle was teaching a wide range of subjects from Medicine to the Arts, the separate and independent institutions became recognised as two divisions: Newcastle and Durham. It wasn't until 1963 that the growth of the Newcastle Division outpaced Durham's, leading to tensions which eventually resulted in an Act of Parliament separating the two and formally creating the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle is also a Russell Group university.
Location and Accessibility
Road: Newcastle upon Tyne is easily accessed via the A1 from the north and south and the A69 from the west. There is no parking on campus but there are several car parks located nearby such as Claremont Road car park.
Rail: Newcastle University is a 15 minute walk from Newcastle Central Station. Taxis are available immediately outside the station and there is also a Metro service that runs across the city and a metro station is located within Central Station.
Air: Newcastle International Airport is only seven miles away and is easily reached by taxi, metro or bus.
Disabled access: Most buildings and facilities are wheelchair friendly, and accommodation designed for people with disabilities is available. For more information contact Disability Support on 0191 208 3333.
What's on Offer?Undergraduate: BA, BSc, MSci, BEng, MEng, MComp, BDS, BMus, MPlan, MMath, MMathStat, MB BS Postgraduate: MSc, MA, MPhil, PhD, MD, MRes, PGDip, MLitt, MArch, MPrac, PGCert, MClinRes, DBA, LLM, MFA
Entry RequirementsRequirements vary for each subject. Your chosen course's departmental homepage on the University website will show the individual requirements.
University AccommodationNewcastle University guarantees you a place at University accommodation for the first year. There are 15 different accommodation sites, both catered and non-catered, on offer, all within a three mile radius of campus.
Private AccommodationAlternatively, you may prefer a flat/house share if university accommodation is not for you. The most popular student area in Newcastle is Jesmond, with a cheaper alternative being Heaton. Both areas are within walking distance of the university and the city centre and both have good access to other amenities and services.
Courses and Fees
Academic Strengths and Research ProfileNewcastle Medical and Law school were ranked in the top three of the Sunday Times University Guide 2012. Newcastle University was ranked 12th in the Sunday Times 2012 University Guide.
Tuition FeesTuition fees vary depending on the course of study chosen and whether you wish to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Fees are also likely to be considerably higher for overseas students than UK/EU students. For a full list of fees it is advisable to contact the university directly or visit their website.
There are a generous range of scholarships and fee and accommodation discounts available at Newcastle University. There are also non-repayable grants available and on-campus finance guidance and support. Bursaries are available, based on household income. The system is linked to Student Finance England, meaning you don't have to apply for a bursary as your household income details (given as part of your student finance application) will be passed on to the University, who will then work out whether you are entitled to a bursary or not.
Academic FacilitiesThe University library is the only library in the UK to be awarded the Government's Charter Mark for excellent customer service five times in a row. The university has three libraries: the main Robinson Library, the Walton Library in the Medical School and the Law Library in the Law School. The libraries offer over 100 000 electronic resources, one million books and wireless networking as well as study support services. The main library is open 24 hours a day and there are also computer clusters dotted around the campus.
Other on-site Amenities
The newly refurbished Newcastle University Student Union offers over 200 student societies and sports clubs, there are also media opportunities with The Courier (the weekly student newspaper), Newcastle Student Radio which broadcasts 12 hours a day and TCTV (The Courier Television). There are also opportunities to get involved in volunteer and charity work with SCAN and RAG as well as others. There is also a top-class fitness centre and sporting facilities, resulting in Newcastle having finished in the top 15 of the 146 British Universities and Colleges over the last six years.
Medical and Social Care
Students are advised to register with a local GP, while Chaplaincies of all faiths are available across the city.
What's on in the Area
Newcastle is famous for its lively nightlife, its beautiful architecture, shopping, culture and history. This buzzing city has so much to offer in the way of galleries, museums and much more, all in a location where your pound will stretch just that little bit further.
The university has an outstanding and award winning careers service which will support you up to three years after you graduate. Newcastle graduates have an employment record of 93.7% and this places the university in the top 15 of the major university league tables for graduate prospects. Newcastle is also one of the top twenty most targeted universities by the UK's leading employers following its impressive employment record and award-winning ncl+ scheme.