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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

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

Latest from Newcastle

Key collaboration dedicated to cancer drugs discovery

Newcastle University has extended its drug discovery alliance with CRUK and Astex Pharmaceuticals to continue its focus on the discovery and development of new cancer drugs.

New Trustee Chair of Association for the Study of Obesity

Congratulations to Dr Nicola Heslehurst who has been appointed as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the UK Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO).

Newcastle University recognised for its work to advance race equality

Newcastle University has been awarded a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award by Advance HE in recognition of its work towards tackling race inequality in higher education.

PHIRST for golden opportunities to create public health evidence

An innovative scheme is enabling local government to work with the UK’s leading public health researchers to rapidly evaluate initiatives that aim to improve health in their communities.

Gastroenterology and hepatology research ranked as top ten

The US News Best Global Universities listing has placed Gastroenterology & Hepatology research at Newcastle University as top 10 in its 2022-23 rankings.

More Covid-19 deaths globally in areas of high deprivation

Mortality rates of Covid-19 across the globe were higher in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage, new research has revealed.

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.