Reputation and Quality

Professor Steve McHanwell's teaching
excellence has earned the praise of students.Newcastle University is a Russell Group University and we ranked 18th out of 121 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 and third in the North East and Yorkshire.

Newcastle is ranked:

  • 8th in the UK for Medical and Life Sciences research quality (REF 2014)
  • 3rd in the UK for English, and in the top 12 for Geography, Architecture and Planning, and Cultural and Media Studies research quality (REF 2014)
  • an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) top 20 strategic partner
  • top 20 for graduate career prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University Guide, 2015; The Guardian University Guide 2015; The Complete University Guide 2015)

We have a world-class reputation for research excellence and are spearheading three major societal challenges that have a significant impact on global society. These themes are: Ageing and Health, Sustainability, and Social Renewal.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) commended our management of academic standards and quality of learning by giving us a 'judgement of confidence' – the highest rating available.

We have been awarded five QS Stars.

Newcastle University is the first UK university to establish a fully owned international branch campus for medicine at its NUMed Campus in Malaysia.

At Newcastle, we are committed to world-class academic excellence, as part of our vision to be a civic university.