School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

About Us

About Us

Our students enjoy access to teaching staff working on vital research across diverse subjects.

A Chemistry researcher conducts an experiment within one of our lab facilities.

Our ground-breaking research has led to treatments for cancers, discovery of the world's deepest-living fish and development of pest-resistant crops.


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

Postgraduate taught

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

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

Centres and institutes

Our work spans technical excellence, socio-technical investigation and policy impact. Our Centre for Rural Economy and Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation play a key role.

Our research has had a global impact in protecting coral reefs.