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About Us

About Us

We aim to improve lives and livelihoods with world-class science research and teaching. We are a diverse community of more than 1,000 staff and students from all over the world. We promote an inclusive working environment.

Pioneering training and research for societal impact

We pioneer training and research that has an impact on society from our local area to all corners of the planet. This includes:

  • discovery of the world's deepest-living fish
  • development of new cancer treatments
  • development of new sustainability technologies
  • development of pest-resistant crops

We cover a full range of the natural sciences. We work with other disciplines such as maths, computing, engineering and medicine.


Our subjects are taught by highly respected academic staff and include:

Masters degrees

We offer excellent opportunities for further study and to specialise in areas including:

Postgraduate research

You could join in the rich research offering at Newcastle with our MPhils/PhDs.

Across our subjects, we work at the cutting edge of research and can help you develop your theories.


We've made an impact in such areas as protecting coral reefs and opening up untapped oil reserves.

Our research helps us better understand our interactions and impact on our planet.


A wide range of world-class facilities support our teaching and research. These include:

  • two farms
  • a coastal marine science laboratory and research vessel
  • field stations
  • exceptional x-ray crystallography laboratories

Working with business and government

Our facilities and expertise help us effectively collaborate with business and government.