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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Faculty of Medical Sciences

We're home to a world-leading collaboration of researchers, doctors and teaching professionals.

We excel in tackling challenges in health and healthcare. We're at the forefront of the translational medicine revolution. 

We turn scientific advances into direct benefits for patients. We enjoy strong partnerships with local NHS Trusts.

Our work has led to major advances in patient healthcare regionally, nationally and internationally.

Our research teams are supported by 3 institutes. Our research themes highlight our focus areas and span across institutes. They allow experts from different disciplines to work together in a team science approach.

Latest from Newcastle

Targeted therapy could be first line treatment for childhood cancer

Scientists studying a common childhood cancer have made a major breakthrough which could lead to a cure for some youngsters who would not have survived the condition.

Published on: 18 June 2021

Newcastle University academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Suzanne Cholerton and Dr Ian Buxton have today been recognised as leaders in their fields with the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Published on: 12 June 2021

Helping older people live in their own homes for longer

A project to help older people retain their independence and stay connected with their families has received support from UKRI Innovate UK Healthy Ageing Trailblazers.

Published on: 10 June 2021

Sucking Eggs – an invite to a conversation on ageing

A new theatre production in collaboration with Newcastle University which is built on the experiences of older people from VOICE, will examine how differently people experience ageing.

Published on: 09 June 2021

New research addresses civic engagement in later life

A research project led by Newcastle University will investigate how older people across Europe engage in different forms of civic activity such as volunteering and taking part in political activities.

Published on: 08 June 2021

Gene protection for Covid-19 identified

The first evidence of a genetic link explaining why some people who catch Covid-19 don’t become sick has been discovered.

Published on: 04 June 2021

World-class, research-led teaching

We have a long-standing reputation for being one of the best places to study medicine, dentistry and health sciences. 

We rank highly across both international and national league tables.

We support undergraduate and postgraduate students studying both taught and research programmes.