Faculty of Medical Sciences



Internationally recognised research and world-class teaching.

A student riding past the Faculty of Medical Sciences building on a bike.

Pioneering research

Newcastle University's Faculty of Medical Sciences is home to a world-leading collaboration of research scientists, engineers, medical doctors and teaching professionals. Key areas of focus include ageing, cancer, cell biology, genetics, drug development, medicine in society, and neuroscience.

We excel in tackling challenges in health and healthcare. As a faculty at the forefront of the translational medicine revolution, our primary aim is to turn scientific advances into direct benefits for patients being treated in our partner NHS Trusts. This strategy has already led to major advances in the healthcare of patients within the region, as well as nationally and internationally.

World-class teaching

Newcastle University has a long-standing reputation for being one of the best places to study medicine, dentistry and health sciences in the UK and in the world. Our undergraduate and postgraduate Biomedicine subjects are featured in the top 200 of the major international rankings and recognised with consistent top 10 rankings in the national league tables.