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Faculty of Medical Sciences

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

We have taught medicine in Newcastle since 1834. We are proud of our rich and vibrant history, which provides a strong foundation for innovation and growth.

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.

World-class, research-led teaching

We have a long-standing reputation for being one of the best places to study medical 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.

Latest from Newcastle

Lifetime achievement award for leading scientist

A Newcastle professor has received the prestigious Society of Cosmetic Chemists Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mediterranean diet associated with decreased risk of dementia

Eating a traditional Mediterranean-type diet – rich in foods such as seafood, fruit, and nuts – may help reduce the risk of dementia by almost a quarter, a new study has revealed.

Major funding for Newcastle researchers to target cancer

Scientists have received nearly £6 million from Cancer Research UK to fund their fight against the disease in adults and children.

Promoting safer sleeping for babies in England– new report

Change is needed to the way safer sleep information is communicated, if risks to babies from unsafe sleeping practices are to be reduced, according to a new report.

Revolutionary new bone cancer drug could save lives

Researchers have developed a new drug that works against all the main types of primary bone cancer.

Technical skills boosted for research excellence

Newcastle University is part of a £5.5 million national institute ensuring the UK has the technical capability and capacity across academia, research, education, and innovation to be a global leader.