The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Visit Us

Visiting Politics at Newcastle

Finding a degree course and choosing the place where you’ll be living and studying for three years is a big decision. We realise that it’s important for you to have the opportunity to see the department, the university and the city for yourself.

To help with this, we offer a range of options for prospective students and guests to visit us at different stages of the application process.

Open Days (Pre-application)

Newcastle University holds open days in the summer and autumn each year. These events offer information and activities that will help you find out about politics, the university, student life and the city.

You’ll be able to meet our staff and current students, and hear a talk from the Admissions Officer about our degree programmes. Open days are designed for prospective students who are just beginning the UCAS process and haven’t yet made an application.

Visit days (offer holders)

If you apply for politics at Newcastle and we make you an offer, we’ll send you an offer email and an invitation to attend a Politics Offer Holders' Visit Day.

We believe that the best way for you to make a decision about whether Newcastle is right for you is to come and meet our staff, hear about our teaching, and talk to current politics students.

Other visits

Independent visits

Where possible, we encourage prospective students to visit us as part of the organised open day programme. This allows you to take advantage of the full range of activities offered both by our department and the university.

However, we understand this isn’t always possible. If you can’t attend one of these events, please have a look at the University’s visit us pages for alternate ways of finding out more about the university.

We will accommodate independent visits, although the availability of staff is limited during busy teaching semesters. Please contact for more details


Teachers are welcome to attend our pre-application open days, and we’re always happy to hear from teachers and careers advisers interested in what we do. If you’d like further information, please contact