Newcastle University offers world-class education at its vibrant campus in one of the UK’s favourite student cities. As a member of the Russell Group, its teaching is inspired by globally excellent research – and a Newcastle University degree is held in high regard by employers across the world.

  • Top 150 in the world and 21st in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2020).
  • One of the top 20 universities targeted by leading UK employers for the last 8 years (High Fliers Research 2012-2020).
  • 5+ stars awarded for teaching, research and university facilities (QS Stars University Ratings 2018).
  • 4th in the UK for local life (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020).
  • Gold for teaching quality (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017).



International Foundation

Leads to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.

  • International Foundation in Architecture
  • International Foundation in Biomedicine, Biology and Pharmacy
  • International Foundation in Business and Management
  • International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Foundation in Science, Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

International Year One

Leads to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree.

  • International Year One in Architecture
  • International Year One in Business


Graduate Diploma

For students who do not meet the academic and English language requirements for a Master’s degree.

  • Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities
  • International Graduate Diploma in Architecture and Landscape Architecture

English Language

English Language Courses

Academic English
An intensive course offering students rapid progress in preparation for academic study.

  • Academic English

English Language Courses

Pre-sessional English
Short and intensive preparation for students who are already academically qualified and are due to start an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University.

  • Pre-sessional English

English Language Courses

Study Abroad With English
This programme gives current university students the opportunity to experience UK university life, while developing English language skills. Students will sample subject modules related to their degree.

  • Study Abroad with English

Top subjects

  • Architecture
  • Business Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communications
  • Earth and Marine Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Media and Film Studies

Key rankings

  • 2nd in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology (The Complete University Guide 2020).
  • 3rd in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (The Complete University Guide 2020).
  • 8th in the UK for Architecture (The Complete University Guide 2020).
  • 8th in the UK for Marketing (The Complete University Guide 2020).
  • Top 125 in the world for Law (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • Top 150 in the world for Life Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • Top 125 in the world for Computer Science (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2019).
  • Top 150 in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2019).

Student success

Take a look at our student progression results in all subjects/programmes for 2018-19.

Passed: 97% of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: 80% eligible to progress to Newcastle University of those who passed

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