Universities in Newcastle
||Almost one seventh
of Newcastle’s population are students, who have
flocked to the city to take advantage of all that Newcastle
has to offer those with a desire for a degree.
The city is home to two centres of higher education, the University of Newcastle [map],
which is exclusively based in Newcastle, and Northumberland
which has two campuses in the city and another close by.
The University of Newcastle is the older of the
two, and can trace its origins back to 1834. Back then
it was a School of Medicine and Surgery but today it’s
an institution with a reputation for a diverse range
of quality courses as well as a respected centre for
research. In fact in 2001, the Sunday Times voted it
as ‘University of the Year’.
Students here have a choice of over 240 programmes of
study covering subjects such as Civil Engineering, Architecture,
Dentistry, Languages and Marine Sciences amongst others.
And because this compact campus is located close to
the city centre, students here are never too far away
from the Bigg Market action and Quayside nightlife.
Meanwhile students at the Northumbria University can count themselves as part of one of the largest metropolitan
universities in the country. The university boasts more
than 23,500 students in a range of full and part time
courses based at one of their three campuses.
Northumbria University has its heart in the city where
it has two campuses, the administrative centre, the
main library and Student Union. In addition to these
the Longhirst Campus, is just 15 miles north of the
Because this university is so large, students have over
500 courses to participate in, from midwifery to sports
management to Dance-Choreography and a whole host of others
besides. As well as undergraduates, they also cater for
postgraduates and those wishing to boost their skills
with a short course. Despite the wide range of courses
available, the university league tables regularly place
this university among the best.
Newcastle is in fact somewhat of a student’s paradise,
combining excellence in academics at the University of
Newcastle and Northumberland University, with a vibrant
social scene - it’s no wonder students love this
|University of Newcastle
upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
|(0191) 222 6000