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   The things we
   do here make a
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                                 CONTENTS
                                 6   FROM NEWCASTLE. FOR   19 INTO
                                     THE WORLD.
                                                           20 TAUGHT MASTERS’
                                 8   OUR CITY                 COURSES:
                                                              THE ACADEMIC YEAR
                                 10 TEACHING EXCELLENCE
                                                           22 HOW TO APPLY FOR A
                                 12 RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
                                                              TAUGHT MASTER’S
                                 14 OUTSTANDING CAREERS       COURSE
                                    SUPPORT
                                                           24 RESEARCH DEGREES
                                 16 WHY CHOOSE
                                                           25 YOUR RESEARCH
                                    NEWCASTLE?
                                                              JOURNEY: STEP-BY-STEP
                                 17 FUNDING
                                                           26 OUR POSTGRADUATE
                                 18 ENGLISH LANGUAGE          DEGREES
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FROM.                                                                                                                                      From Newcastle. For the world.

                                                              FOR EDUCATING
     FOR MAKING AN IMPACT                   FOR SOCIETY                           FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER     FOR A LIFELONG COMMUNITY                   FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE
                                                            FUTURE GENERATIONS

                                                                                                             GLOBAL PRESENCE - CAMPUSES IN:

                                                                                                                    LONDON     SINGAPORE

                                                                                 SATISFACTION RATE FOR OUR
                                                                                 CAREERS SERVICE                    MALAYSIA   NEWCASTLE

                                                           AWARDED
                                                           5 QS STARS
                                                           FOR TEACHING
                                                           EXCELLENCE
            IN

                                 RESPONSIBLE
                                 CONSUMPTION
                                 & PRODUCTION

                                 URBAN SCIENCES BUILDING

                                                                                                                                               'For source of Rankings see pages at the back of this Guide.
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OUR CITY
Welcome to Newcastle, a welcoming and
diverse city rated number one place in the
world to visit in 2018*.

We’re a community
Newcastle is well known for being a welcoming and
safe student city. With one in six people in Newcastle a
student, it's easy to see why we were ranked 4th in the
UK for social life**.

We’re full of surprises
Our campus is at the heart of our cosmopolitan city,
surrounded by history, arts, sport, shopping, places to
eat, and things to do. From having lunch on the iconic
quayside or an afternoon picnic in Leazes Park, to
exploring the ancient Newcastle Castle or taking a
surfing lesson at the beach – life here takes you places.

We’re a cultural capital
Newcastle is a hub for cultural venues, and you’ll find a
music venue, museum, sports arena, art gallery, cinema,
or theatre around almost every corner. North East
England’s largest producing theatre company, Northern
Stage, is next door to our Newcastle University Students'
Union (NUSU) on campus.                                            Grey's Monument                        Quayside

We’re affordable
Rated in the top 20 in the UK's most affordable towns
and cities***, low student rents and cost of living means
your money stretches further here. Lots of the city’s
restaurants, bars, and shops offer student-friendly deals,
and our Metro rail service means you won’t need a car to
reach the North East’s hidden gems.

We’re a hub for exploring
By plane, train, or car, we’re well connected to cities
across the UK, and London is less than three hours away
by rail. Newcastle International Airport has regular flights
to over 80 international destinations including
Amsterdam, Paris, New York, and Dubai. Alternatively, if
you're in the mood for a local day out, we're only minutes
from unspoilt countryside and award-winning beaches.

*Rough Guides, 2018 **Times Higher Education Student Experience
 Survey, 2018 *** Totallymoney.com, August 2018

                                                                    Great North Run   Tynemouth   Angel of the North
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 TEACHING EXCELLENCE
 ‘At Newcastle I’ve been encouraged to think outside of the box; to
 really stretch myself’

 For Taka there are no limitations to what she feels       Taka said: ‘Professor Mavin has fought so hard over
 able to achieve now, as she approaches the end of         gender issues; she has really mentored me and
 her MBA at Newcastle.                                     motivated me to look into this issue.
 ‘I’ve come to realise that any restrictions I thought I   ‘She advised and guided me when I was putting
 had in life I’ve been putting on myself. In coming        the proposal for my thesis together, which looks at
 here, I’ve learned to be creative and innovative in       gender diversity in industry and the barriers
 how I respond to any issue in front of me,’ she said.     women face in attaining top management level
                                                           positions.’
 ‘At Newcastle, I’ve been encouraged to think
 outside of the box; to really stretch myself.’            For Taka the outstanding aspect of her course has
                                                           been the quality of teaching at Newcastle.
 Taka was working for a financial services company
 in her home country of Nigeria when she decided           ‘The experience and knowledge lecturers want to
 to pursue an MBA.                                         impact on you has been attained over many years
                                                           and the way they simply and clearly distil that
 She said: ‘It was a really hard decision for me to go
                                                           knowledge, in the best way for you to understand,
 back to being a student, but I had strong plans for
                                                           is inspiring.
 my life – goals and dreams that I wanted to fulfil.
                                                           ‘In one of the modules in particular the lecturer
 ‘I knew I wanted to study in the UK, so I shortlisted
                                                           really brought learning to life, and showed how
 the top universities and Newcastle was in that mix
                                                           what we were learning as part of our MBA, really
 right from the start.’
                                                           reflected and connected with things that are going
 Taka was awarded a Women in Leadership                    on in the world.’
 scholarship by Newcastle University Business
                                                           She added: ‘I knew I wanted to be part of a
 School. Aimed at supporting women in business to
                                                           business school where I could develop the
 become influential leaders, the award reflects the
                                                           personal relationships that would help me
 University’s commitment to equality and diversity.
                                                           throughout my time away from home –
 As part of the award she has received one-to-one          relationships with my professors, with my cohort.
 mentoring support from Director of the Business
                                                           ‘For me it had to be Newcastle; the people here
 School, Professor Sharon Mavin, an internationally-
                                                           are amazing.’
 renowned expert in gender, leadership and
 organisation studies.
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                                  RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
                                  ‘In these last three years I’ve done some amazing things. I’ve
                                  been inspired by the people around me.'

                                  Changing disciplines has allowed PhD research           He said: ‘When a natural disaster occurs – and due
                                  student Fulvio to immerse himself in one of the         to climate change these are going to occur more
                                  biggest challenges of the 21st century – tackling       frequently, and their impact be more severe – if
                                  the effects of climate change.                          you’ve optimised your emergency response,
                                                                                          you can optimise your resources and be
                                  After completing a Master’s degree in structural
                                                                                          more sustainable.
                                  engineering in his home city of Milan, followed by
                                  a year spent working in industry, Fulvio decided to     ‘If your systems are resilient enough, you spend
                                  return to his studies.                                  less on resources during a disaster and your city
                                                                                          returns to normal much quicker.’
                                  He said: ‘I was really motivated to come to
                                  Newcastle and do a PhD in Civil Engineering             Fulvio has been using the Humber estuary as proof
                                  (Water Resources) because I was really interested       of concept, but also got the opportunity to develop
                                  in the work. I’ve found all the structure and           a further case study while on a five-month
                                  opportunity I was looking for here.’                    placement at the University of Auckland in
                                                                                          New Zealand.
                                  He approached Professor Richard Dawson,
                                  who heads up the University’s Water Group – an          He said: ‘This was a chance to further international
                                  academic group within the School of Engineering         research exchanges among PhD students and
                                  which works to make our coasts, cities and              early careers researchers and an opportunity to
                                  infrastructure safer and more sustainable for           create new connections and build an international
                                  future generations.                                     network between the two universities.
                                  Fulvio said: ‘It’s been a complete change of topic; I   ‘And that’s the amazing thing about Newcastle
                                  was a structural engineer and now I’m dealing with      University – if you expose yourself to these
                                  flood protection and strategic infrastructure           opportunities it is absolutely the right place to be.
                                  optimisation. These are climate change related
                                                                                          ‘In these last three years I’ve done some amazing
                                  issues which, for me, is the challenge of the
                                                                                          things. I’ve been inspired by the people around me
                                  century – we cannot reverse climate change, so
                                                                                          and I’ve had the feedback and support that’s left
                                  how do we deal with its often catastrophic effects?’
                                                                                          me free enough to develop my own pathway, but
                                  For his degree, Fulvio is building a multi-objective    still been there when I needed it.
                                  optimisation framework to improve the efficiency
                                                                                          ‘I’m living the life I wanted to live.’
                                  of a city’s emergency response during a
                                  flooding disaster.
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 OUTSTANDING CAREERS SUPPORT
 ‘The Founderships scheme gave me the platform to move from
 being a technical expert to becoming an entrepreneur.’

 Newcastle University alumnus, Johnson,              revolutionise design of microchips worldwide,
 had a date with royalty this summer, thanks         no matter the application. It was while I was
 in part to the support he’s received from the       working on this that I started thinking about
 University’s START UP Founderships scheme.          building a scalable technology business that
                                                     could impact the world right now,’ he said.
 Johnson was among a select group of
 entrepreneurs invited to attend St James’ Palace    ‘The engineering and project management
 for the prestigious Pitch@Palace initiative         skills I needed for my business I got from my
 founded by the Duke of York.                        PhD and Master’s degree, but the Founderships
                                                     scheme gave me the platform to move from
 Aimed at connecting some of the UK’s most
                                                     being a technical expert to becoming an
 exciting start-ups with potential investors,
                                                     entrepreneur.’
 mentors and key business contacts, the
 event crowned a highly promising start to           With six months of funding and intensified
 the graduate’s clean-tech company, Equiwatt.        business support as part of the Founderships
                                                     package, Johnson set about launching Equiwatt,
 Johnson, who completed his Master’s at
                                                     working with a START UP adviser to prepare a
 Newcastle, followed by a PhD in electrical
                                                     business plan, carry out market
 and electronic engineering, said: ‘Being asked
                                                     research and navigate the complexities of
 to St James’ Palace was a massive endorsement
                                                     setting up a business in the UK as an
 and opportunity for Equiwatt, and it was the
                                                     international student.
 University’s Founderships scheme that gave
 me the chance to take my dream and make a           He said: ‘Founderships is a business incubator
 business out of it.’                                scheme that helps you gain the skills you
                                                     need – it gives you the right foundations, then
 Equiwatt is an intelligent energy management
                                                     it’s up to you to take your idea to higher and
 platform that tracks household energy
                                                     higher levels.
 consumption, automatically switching off
 devices to save energy during peak times            ‘In the early days Founderships support was
 when electricity supply is inefficient, expensive   instrumental to Equiwatt’s foundation.
 or simply insufficient.                             Now we have proven the concept and we’re
                                                     breaking into the market.’
 It was born out of Johnson’s experiences in his
 home country of India, where power outages          He added: ‘It’s an exciting time and a nerve
 are not uncommon, and fuelled by his passion for    wracking one when you see something you
 energy storage and conservation.                    have dreamt about starting to become a reality.
 'My PhD looked at energy-efficient                  ‘It’s a real rollercoaster ride running a start-up
 microelectronics architecture that could            business.’
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WHY CHOOSE NEWCASTLE?                                                                                                         FUNDING
As a world top 150 university*, we inspire the minds of thousands of students from over 140 countries.                        There are many different funding sources available for postgraduate students but it can be difficult to know
Our outstanding reputation for academic excellence and high graduate employability ensures we are a                           where to start your search. The table below summarises some of the main funding opportunities available
first-choice destination for students from around the world.                                                                  to you, but remember to check out our website and funding database for the most up-to-date information.

         World-class teaching and research                          Student city
                                                                                                                               All students (all courses)                                                      UK/EU students (Masters’ courses)
         Ranked in the top 10 universities in Europe for            The cosmopolitan capital of North East England,
         teaching excellence (Times Higher Education Europe         Newcastle is one of the UK’s favourite student cities.    Tuition fee         We offer a 2% tuition fee discount if you pay               Postgraduate    This loan scheme is for eligible students
         Teaching Rankings 2018), we have a global                  Our city-centre campus is right at the heart of this      discounts           your annual fees in full before the end of                  Master’s Loan   studying taught and research Master’s courses
         reputation for the quality and innovation of our           vibrant city packed with culture, history and                                 registration week. We also offer a 20% discount                             (eg MA, MSc, MRes, LLM, MBA). The Scheme is
         teaching. Your learning experience is enriched by          architectural beauty. Combine this with our                                   on tuition fees for eligible alumni students.                               administered by the Student Loans Company.
         embedding research-led teaching into our study             reputation as one of the friendliest, safest and most
         programmes. This ensures that you will be research-        affordable cities in the UK, and Newcastle is the          International students (all courses)                                           Bursaries       These are typically provided to help fund some
         informed and benefit from the latest developments          perfect place to study.                                                                                                                   and awards      of the additional costs associated with studying.
         and discoveries.                                                                                                                                                                                                     A variety of organisations, including charities
                                                                                                                              International       We offer a 10% tuition fee discount to close relatives of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and trusts offer bursaries and awards.
                                                                    Easy visa application process                             family discount     Newcastle University students and graduates.
         Excellent study support                                    It's never been easier to apply for a visa. Newcastle                                                                                     Scholarships    These are normally based on academic
         We received a 93.4% student satisfaction rating for our    University is piloting a UK government visa               External funding    We participate in a number of prestigious scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              merit or specific eligibility criteria such as
         excellent level of learning support in the International   application process for international students                                schemes such as Chevening, Commonwealth and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the course you are applying for. They can
         Student Barometer survey, Autumn 2018. You will be         planning to study a full-time Master's course (13                             Fulbright, and jointly with these schemes offer full
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              be fully funded or partially funded.
                                                                                                                                                  scholarships.
         supported by a core academic team, and will have           months or less). Our Visa Support Team will support
         access to a variety of additional support services,        you through this process. One of the major benefits       Loans               We participate in a number of international loan             UK/EU students (Research degrees)
         including Maths Aid for numerical skills development       of the scheme is that you get six months leave at the                         schemes enabling eligible applicants to receive
         and our Writing Development Centre who will help           end of your course to look for work in the UK.                                financial support.                                          Studentships    These PhD opportunities normally have a fixed project
         you with your academic writing skills.                                                                                                                                                                               title, named supervisor, and funding already in place.
                                                                    Live and breathe English                                   International students (Masters’ courses)                                                      It is possible to do a studentship in an academic school
         High student satisfaction                                  For our international students, speaking, reading, and                                                                                                    or via a Doctoral Training Centre or Doctoral Training
         Of all English-speaking countries, the UK scores the       listening to English every day is the best way to truly   Vice-Chancellor's   We offer full and partial tuition fee scholarships                          Partnership. See page 25 for more information.
         highest for international student satisfaction. At         grasp this global language. Our outstanding English       International       for outstanding students from a range of countries
         Newcastle, 96.5% of students are satisfied with their      language support programme and Language                   Scholarships        throughout the world.                                       Postgraduate    This loan scheme is for eligible students studying
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Doctoral Loan   doctoral degrees (eg PhDs, EdD). The Scheme is
         teaching from expert lecturers, and our students gave      Resource Centre (see pages 18–19), means you get to       Vice-Chancellor's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              administered by the Student Loans Company.
         an overall happiness rating of 95.6% (International        further improve your language skills and open new         Excellence
         Student Barometer survey, Autumn 2018).                    doors to careers around the world.                        Scholarships
                                                                                                                              Vice-Chancellor's
         Outstanding Careers Service                                Gateway for travel                                        Global                                                                            Funding website
         With a 92.7% satisfaction for our Careers Service**, we    With easy and affordable air, sea and rail transport      Scholarships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our dedicated postgraduate funding website lists all of
         offer one of the most innovative careers services in       links, Newcastle is a gateway to explore Europe’s                                                                                           the funding sources in one place. Simply enter some
         the UK. You are guided on everything from skills           countries and cultures. London is less than three          International students (Research degrees)                                        basic details about where you’re from and what subject
         development and job searches, to interview                 hours by train and Newcastle International Airport                                                                                          you are hoping to study and the search will return the
         preparation and help with your LinkedIn profile. Add       has regular flights to over 80 international              Newcastle           This award covers the difference between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                relevant funding sources. We update our website weekly,
         to this work experience and placement                      destinations including Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, New      University          home and overseas tuition fee rates.
                                                                                                                              Overseas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                so opportunities may vary at any one time.
         opportunities, invaluable connections with                 York, Dubai and London.
                                                                                                                              Research                                                                          www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding
         employers, a dedicated team to support                     *QS World University Rankings 2020                        Scholarships
         entrepreneurs and you have all the support you need        **International Student Barometer survey, Autumn 2018
         to help you on your career journey.
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE                                                                                                              INTO
English doesn’t need to be your first language to succeed on a postgraduate course.                                           We have a close relationship with INTO, a global organisation that helps thousands of international
                                                                                                                              students from around the world achieve their dream of studying in the UK.
Our English language and academic preparation courses will give you a solid foundation
of skills on which to achieve great things. Sign up before your studies to prepare                                            INTO offers personalised support services before, during and after your study journey. From settling
for your course, and benefit from the amazing language support we offer throughout                                            in to UK life, to learning the skills you’ll need during your future course, INTO nurtures international
your time with us, too.                                                                                                       students to be self-confident, independent, and successful in their future studies.

                                                                                                                              Courses are run at our Newcastle and London                              INTO Newcastle University
         Entrance requirements                                        Language support                                        campuses, and INTO will support you with:                                INTO Newcastle University is at the heart of our University
                                                                                                                                                                                                       campus and the bustling city centre. Everything you need is all
         If you’re not a native speaker of English, or if you are a   We will consider your declared level of English         • s tudying English in the UK before making your application to         within this modern learning hub, with state-of-the-art study
         Tier 4 visa application student, you will need to show       competency as part of the registration process and         university                                                            facilities, on-site accommodation, and lots of areas for relaxing
         that you have adequate knowledge of written and              make recommendations for tailored support.
                                                                                                                              • studying an academic course to prepare you for entry to a             and making friends.
         spoken English before you begin your studies.
                                                                      Once you have started your course, we also offer a         postgraduate degree                                                   www.ncl.ac.uk/ipc/study
         For direct entry to a Newcastle University course,           number of free services to help you continue to build   • improving your general English language skills
         you will typically need an overall IELTS score of 6.5        your language skills while you study.                                                                                            Newcastle University London
         (or equivalent), but some courses may ask for a                                                                      By studying with INTO, you’re joining the Newcastle                      At Newcastle University London, we have partnered with INTO
         higher level of English language proficiency. You can                                                                University family                                                        to offer a range of university preparation courses in the heart of
         check the language requirements for each course                 Free services include:                               INTO staff in our Newcastle and London campuses can help you             this world financial city. Newcastle University London brings
         on pages 26–61 or online.                                                                                            with any issues life throws your way, whether they’re study-
                                                                           	in-sessional English language courses                                                                                     together students, alumni, and businesses to develop the core
         www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses                                                                                   related or not. Each campus hub has its own character, too.              skills needed to take on a business degree and a career that’s
                                                                            www.ncl.ac.uk/students/insessional                                                                                         going places.
         Tier 4 (General) visa application students also need
         to demonstrate proficiency at level B2 of the                      	tandem learning – partnering you with an
                                                                                                                                                                                                       www.ncl.ac.uk/london/courses/university-preparation
         Common European Framework of Reference for                          English-speaking student who wants to
         Languages. This is equivalent to at least IELTS 5.5                 learn your language                                                                                                       For detailed information on entrance requirements and how to
         in each of the four components: reading; writing;                                                                                                                                             apply, see the websites listed above for INTO Newcastle
                                                                           	access to online English language study
         speaking; and listening.                                                                                                                                                                      University and Newcastle University London.
                                                                             materials – helping you with academic
         www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa
                                                                             writing, grammar and vocabulary
         Alongside the IELTS test, we also accept a range of
                                                                           	specialist courses to improve your writing
         English language qualifications including Cambridge,
                                                                             for university study
         Pearson’s and those from the International
         Baccalaureate organisation. Check for                             	free access to our award-winning
         equivalencies online.                                               Language Resource Centre
         www.ncl.ac.uk/international/language                               www.ncl.ac.uk/langcen
         Tests are normally considered valid for two years
                                                                                                                               Type of programme        Content                                                                         Start date/enrolment
         from the date the test was taken to the start date
         of your course.                                                                                                       Graduate Diploma        Preparing you for direct entry to a number of postgraduate programmes across     September and January
                                                                                                                                                       the University. Combines English language learning and academic study

                                                                                                                               Academic English        For students who want to improve their level of academic English, or to meet     Start dates throughout the year –
                                                                                                                                                       the language requirements for a degree programme at both our Newcastle and       September, January, April or July
                                                                                                                                                       London campuses

                                                                                                                               Pre-sessional           For students already holding an offer to study at Newcastle or London who need   Courses are 6 or 10 weeks in length
                                                                                                                               English only            to improve their language skills before starting a degree                        and are held in the summer months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (start dates in June and July)
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TAUGHT MASTERS' COURSES:
THE ACADEMIC YEAR                                                                                                                      SUMMER TERM

                                                                                                                                       Many of the more formal timetabled elements of your course reduce now as you concentrate
Driven by personal passions, real-world applications, and research that pushes boundaries –                                            on planning and writing your research/project dissertation. The dissertation is normally
the pace of a taught Master’s can feel different to that of an undergraduate degree.                                                   between 15,000–18,000 words and provides the opportunity to put into practice all of the skills
                                                                                                                                       and knowledge you have acquired over the previous months.

Most Master’s courses are full-time, and take place from September to September. Learning is fast-paced,                               We appreciate that your research project/dissertation is a big undertaking, so we have tailored
                                                                                                                                       a comprehensive package of ongoing support, including research study skills modules and
thought-provoking, and pushes you to apply your own ideas and experience to your studies. Depending                                    expert academic supervision.
on the subject, teaching is delivered via a range of lectures, seminars, group projects, lab-based sessions,
technical skills development, and practical experiments.                                                                               You will normally submit your final dissertation/research project around August/September.

From start to finish, here’s what to expect…

   SEP                     OCT               NOV             DEC          JAN              FEB              MAR            APR   MAY            JUN               JUL              AUG                SEP               OCT                NOV                DEC

   ARRIVAL AND INDUCTION                                           AUTUMN TERM                                                         SPRING TERM                                  GRADUATION

   Your first term typically starts in September, although         Our timetabled courses run through the Autumn term                  Alongside compulsory                         Graduation normally takes place in December, and is the perfect opportunity
   a small number of our taught courses start in January.          and you will normally study compulsory modules that                 modules, many courses offer                  to celebrate your postgraduate success with friends and family on our
                                                                   focus on building your core skills and knowledge in                 a range of optional modules,                 stunning campus.
   Having arrived at your accommodation and registered
                                                                   your chosen subject. The first term can seem quite                   often undertaken in the
   as a student, we will help you spend the first week                                                                                                                               After you graduate, you’ll still be a part of the Newcastle University community.
                                                                   busy as you settle into your new routines, but don’t                Spring term and enabling you
   familiarising yourself with our campus, study                                                                                                                                    You’ll join a worldwide network of influential alumni, who are changing the world
                                                                   worry, we provide lots of help and support to ensure                to tailor your study to a
   environment and meeting your academic colleagues                                                                                                                                 in fields as diverse as digital technology, finance, and fine art. So whichever path
                                                                   your transition is as easy as possible. At the end of               particular field of interest.
   and fellow students before term time begins.                                                                                                                                     you take, you won’t be too far away from over 200,000 Newcastle graduates
                                                                   the Autumn term, you will break for the Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                    living in over 180 countries and independent states around the world.
   Your University induction will include a                        vacation, but will typically work across the holiday
   comprehensive overview of our facilities, including             period preparing for exams and written assessments                                                               Careers support doesn’t end when you take off your graduation gown, either.
   our libraries, wellbeing services and IT support. You           in January.                                                                                                      For three years after you graduate, you have access to our award-winning
   will also have the opportunity to attend your                                                                                                                                    careers service, our ‘START UP’ business support for ambitious entrepreneurs,
   academic school and subject inductions, to get a feel                                                                                                                            and a calendar of global networking events.
   for your new learning environment. To find out more,
                                                                                                                                                                                    www.ncl.ac.uk/alumni/community
   visit our arrival website at www.ncl.ac.uk/pre-arrival

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    From Newcastle. For the world.
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HOW TO APPLY FOR A TAUGHT
MASTER'S COURSE                                                                                                                                   SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Securing your place at Newcastle University is just a few steps away. Follow instructions
1-5 below to apply for a taught Master’s course. A step-by-step guide can also be                                          You will need to submit:
found at: www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/guide                                                                           • academic transcripts to confirm your degree or your progress and results to date
                                                                                                                           • a copy of the photograph page of your passport
To apply for a PhD see page 25.
                                                                                                                           • if you are not from a majority English language-speaking country you will
                                                                                                                              need to include a copy of your English language test results eg IELTS
                                                                                                                           • certified translations (if your documents are not in English)

          Choose your course                                          Check for application deadlines and                 1. A
                                                                                                                              ccept your offer                                          4. Congratulations!

   1      Our postgraduate website has all of the information
          that can help you compare courses and make a            3   deposits
                                                                      These can be found online in the ‘How to Apply’
                                                                                                                          When you have received an offer you need to
                                                                                                                          officially accept it to secure your place. You can do
                                                                                                                                                                                         You have now completed all stages of the formal application.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Further information about what to do once your place has
          decision that’s right for you. This includes detailed       tab for each course.                                this online via your applicant portal login at:                been confirmed can be found in our online guide at:
          module outlines, subject facilities, entrance               www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses                  www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply                               www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/your-offer-guide/pre-arrival
          requirements, fees and funding opportunities,
          so you can really start to get a feel for what it’s                                                             2. What next?                                                  This includes advice on how to register, and what to expect
          like to study here.                                         Apply online or via your education agent                                                                           when you arrive in Newcastle. We will also send you regular
          www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses
          We also work with education agents across the
                                                                  4   • R egister via our secure applicant account and
                                                                         create a username and password.
                                                                                                                          Conditional offer
                                                                                                                          If you receive a conditional offer, you will need to
                                                                                                                          work towards meeting the conditions of your offer,
                                                                                                                                                                                         email updates, so look out for these.

                                                                      • Complete the application form – you can save     so that your application becomes unconditional.
          world who can support you through the application             and update as many times as you like
          process. To find your nearest agent, check our                                                                  Documents relating to your offer can be scanned
                                                                        before submitting.                                and uploaded online via your applicant portal login.
          country pages online.
                                                                      • Attach and upload your supporting documents.
          www.ncl.ac.uk/international/country                                                                                                                                                                    Further guidance on how to
                                                                      • Submit your application. You can track the       OR
                                                                         progress of your application when it has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 complete your application
          Check the entry requirements                                   been submitted.                                                                                                                         can be found at
  2
                                                                                                                          Unconditional offer
          As a guide, the minimum entry requirement for the              www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply                 When your offer is unconditional you may need to                                       www.ncl.ac.uk/
          majority of our taught Masters' courses is an                                                                   pay a deposit or provide proof of sponsorship                                          postgraduate/apply/guide
          upper-second-class Honours degree (2:1) or                                                                      before we can confirm your place. If you need to
                                                                      Your offer
                                                                  5
          international equivalent. Some courses accept a 2:2                                                             pay a deposit, information on how to pay the
          Honours degree or equivalent. We also welcome               Our offer guide will help you with the following
                                                                      steps, as well as providing advice about applying   deposit will be included in your official
          applications from professionals with significant                                                                offer letter. You can pay online via your applicant
          work experience.                                            for a visa and accommodation.
                                                                                                                          portal login.
          • A cademic and English language requirements              When we have received and considered your
             can be found at www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/              application, a formal letter will be sent to        3. Confirmation of your place
             courses                                                  you/your agent by email informing you of            When you have met all of the conditions of your
          • English language entrance requirements are               our admissions decision.                            offer (and paid your deposit if required), you will
             also listed for individual courses on pages 28–61.       www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/your-offer-guide         receive a ‘Confirmation of Place’ email. If you need
          • Guidance on the international academic                                                                       to apply for a Tier 4 (general) visa you will also
             equivalencies for most countries can                                                                         receive a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’
             be found at www.ncl.ac.uk/international/country                                                              (CAS) number, which you will need in order to
                                                                                                                          apply for your visa.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Studentships

                                                                                                                                                                                                               If you don’t have a clear idea of
RESEARCH DEGREES                                                                                                                     YOUR RESEARCH JOURNEY:                                                    a specific PhD research project,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               but know which area you would

From experiencing the first sparks of an idea, to working with supervisors who inspire you – the rewards that
                                                                                                                                     STEP-BY-STEP                                                              like to work in, then it may be
                                                                                                                                                                                                               useful to search for a project
                                                                                                                                                                                                               that has already been
come with making an expert contribution to a subject that you are passionate about are limitless.                                                                                                              established. These normally

                                                                                                                                     1                                      2
                                                                                                                                                                                                               have a named supervisor, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                               fixed project title and funding
Below is an overview of the different types of research degrees available at Newcastle.                                                       Consider which research           Review our research            already in place. This type of
For further information on research degrees, visit www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses                                                         degree best suits your            groups and academic            project is typically referred to as
                                                                                                                                              ambitions. See page 24            staff profiles online and      a ‘studentship’.
                                                                                                                                              for more information.             consider whether their
                                                                                                                                                                                                               See our central funding
                                                                                                                                                                                specialisms are a good
  Type of research                                                                                                                                                                                             webpages for more information:
                                 What’s involved?                    Subject areas                      Duration                                                                intellectual fit with yours.
  degree                                                                                                                                                                        www.ncl.ac.uk/                 www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/

                                                                                                                                     3
  Research Masters’ (MRes,       Research project, dissertation,     Most subject areas                 12 months full time;
                                                                                                                                                                                who-we-are/academic            funding
  MLitt, MMus, MPhil,            and research training                                                  24 months part time                   Refine your PhD research

                                                                                                                                                                            4
  LLM by research)               modules. Some courses                                                                                        idea/ project title so that
                                 contain taught modules.                                                                                      it’s clear to the potential
                                                                                                                                              academic school or                Don't forget it may be         Doctoral training centres
                                                                                                                                              research institute what           possible to undertake a        and partnerships
  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)     Original project/thesis and         All subject areas                  Usually 3 years full time;
                                                                                                                                              area you are hoping to            PhD studentship within a
                                 research training modules.                                             6 years part time
                                                                                                                                              specialise in. Or search          Centre for Doctoral            It may be possible to undertake
                                                                                                                                              for a pre-defined PhD             Training or Doctoral           a funded PhD studentship via a
  Integrated PhD                 Original project/thesis,            Computer science,                  Usually 4 years full time;            studentship project.              Training Partnership.          Doctoral Training Partnership
                                 research training modules and       educational and applied            6–8 years part time                   See right >>>>>>>>                See right >>>>>>>>             (DTP), Doctoral Training Centre
                                 Master’s-level taught modules.      linguistics, linguistics and                                                                                                              (DTC) or Centre for Doctoral
                                                                     English language, marine
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Training (CDT).
                                                                     engineering and science,

                                                                                                                                     5                                      6
                                                                     phonetics and phonology.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Being part of one of these
                                                                                                                                              Check if you need to              Apply online. We accept        means that you can benefit from
  Engineering Doctorate (EngD)   Original project/thesis,            Water science and engineering      4 years full time
                                                                                                                                              either contact a potential        applications throughout        the research expertise and
                                 research training modules
                                 and Master’s-level taught                                                                                    supervisor first or submit        the year for non-funded        training of a number of leading
                                 modules. You will spend                                                                                      a research proposal               PhDs.                          universities, academic schools
                                 time working with industry.                                                                                  without identifying a                                            and academics. These centres
                                                                                                                                                                                See the ‘How to apply’         are often interdisciplinary and
                                                                                                                                              supervisor (for non-
                                                                                                                                                                                page of your research          you may be able to collaborate
                                                                                                                                              funded PhDs). See the
  Professional Doctorates        Taught modules, work                Clinical psychology, educational   Length of study can                                                     degree for more                with an industrial or commercial
                                                                                                                                              ‘How to Apply’ page of
  (eg Clinical Psychology        placements, a project               psychology, education              vary, but not usually less                                              information.                   organisation.
                                                                                                                                              your research degree for
  (DClinPsy), Applied            and dissertation.                                                      than 3 years full time
  Educational Psychology         The degrees are closely aligned
                                                                                                                                              more information.                 Funded PhDs (or
  (DAppEdPsy), Education (EdD)   to professional training.                                                                                    www.ncl.ac.uk/                    studentships) have             You will study alongside a
                                                                                                                                              postgraduate/courses              specific closing dates. See    cohort of other PhD students.
                                                                                                                                                                                the 'Fees & Funding' page      Newcastle currently leads or
                                                                                                                                                                                of your research degree        collaborates with 13 of these
                                                                                                                                                                                for more information.          centres. See the ‘Training &
                                                                   Humanities and Social Sciences
FACULTY RESEARCH                                                   www.ncl.ac.uk/hss/learning/postgraduate/training
                                                                                                                                                                                www.ncl.ac.uk/
                                                                                                                                                                                postgraduate/courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Skills’ page of your research
TRAINING PROGRAMMES                                                                                                                                                                                            degree for more information.
                                                                   Medical Sciences                                                                                                                            www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/
All three of our faculties offer a range of                        www.ncl.ac.uk/fms/postgrad/skills                                                                                                           courses
workshops, events and other learning
opportunities:                                                     Science, Agriculture and Engineering                              Further guidance on how to complete your application can be
                                                                   www.ncl.ac.uk/sage/education/postgraduate                         found at www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/guide
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Find the degree                                      All of our research and taught degree programmes are
                                                     grouped into subject tables on the following pages. Each
                                                     table lists the different award types, whether full time or part

for you                                              time, and English language requirements. The fees listed for
                                                     international, UK and EU students are for one year of study
                                                     (2020–21) only. If your studies last longer than one year your
                                                     fee may be subject to annual inflationary increases.

                                                     To get more detailed information on the structure of our
At Newcastle, our long history of excellence in      courses including modules, assessment methods, mode of
learning, teaching and research means you’ll         delivery, and course-specific facilities, check online.
benefit from a world-class education, and leave      www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses
prepared for your future career.

Whether you’re looking to study a taught Masters’
or are searching for a research degree, this quick
guide will help you choose the right postgraduate
course for you.
                                                      INTO preparation                     London
                                                      courses                              and Singapore
                                                      Our range of INTO preparation        We offer a range of postgraduate
                                                      courses are listed on the            degrees in London and Singapore,
                                                      following pages. Check online for    these are marked in this Guide.
                                                      full information about the courses   Check online for further details.
                                                      offered at our sites in Newcastle
                                                      and London.                          www.ncl.ac.uk/london
                                                                                           www.ncl.ac.uk/singapore
                                                      www.ncl.ac.uk/ipc
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Degree                       Level            FT Full time   UK/EU          International   IELTS                                R
                                                                                                                                 ● esearch   Taught   Degree                   Level           FT Full time     UK/EU          International   IELTS                                R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ● esearch   T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ● aught
                                              PT Part time   fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)                                                                                     PT Part time     fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)

AGEING                                                                                                                                                ARCHAEOLOGY
Ageing*                      MPhil; PhD; MD   FT/PT          Check online   23,200-34,400 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum      ●                    Archaeology              MLitt; MPhil; PhD FT/PT          Check online   17,340          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
                                                                                          of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                            of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               all other sub-skills)
Ageing and Health            MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
                                                                                            of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                 Cultural Property        MLitt           FT/PT            Check online   17,340          IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum    ●
                                                                                                                                                      Protection                                                                               of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Musculoskeletal              MRes             FT             Check online   Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
Ageing (CIMA)                                                                               of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                 Archaeology              MA              FT/PT            7,800          18,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
Clinical and Health          MSc; PGDip;      PT online      Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               all other sub-skills)
Sciences with Ageing         PGCert; CPD                                                    of 7.0 in writing and reading, and
                                                                                            6.5 in speaking and listening)
                                                                                                                                                      ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND LANDSCAPE
Clinical Research/Clinical   MClinRes;        PT online      Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                                      Architecture, Planning   MPhil; PhD      FT/PT            Check online   17,340          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
Research (Ageing)            PGDip;                                                         of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                      and Landscape                                                                            of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
                             PGCert; CPD
                                                                                                                                             ●        Urban Energy             MRes            FT               Check online   17,340          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
Medical Sciences             MSc              FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                            of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                 Technology and Policy                                                                    of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

                                                                                                                                                      Advanced Architectural   MSc             FT               7,800          18,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
AGRICULTURE                                                                                                                                           Design                                                                                   of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

Agriculture*                 MPhil; PhD       FT/PT          Check online   23,200-29,400 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum      ●                    Architectural Practice   PGDip           FT               Check online   Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                          of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                   and Management                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

Sustainable Agriculture      MRes             FT             8,310          23,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●                    Architecture             Master of       FT               9,250          21,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
and Food Security                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                                          (MArch)                                                         of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

Agricultural and             MSc              FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●        International Graduate   Graduate        FT               Check online   Check online    IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
Environmental Science                                                                       of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                 Diploma (Architecture)   Diploma                                                         of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                      (INTO Newcastle
Biodiversity Conservation    MSc              FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                                      University)
and Ecosystem                                                                               of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Management                                                                                                                                            International Graduate   Graduate        FT               Check online   Check online    IELTS 5.0 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                             ●        Diploma (Architecture    Diploma                                                         of 5.0 in all sub-skills)
Sustainable Agriculture      MSc              FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                                                                                      with Pre-Sessional
and Food Security                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                      English) (INTO
                                                                                                                                                      Newcastle University)
ANIMAL SCIENCE
                                                                                                                                                      Landscape Architecture   MA              FT               7,800          18,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
Animal Science*              MPhil; PhD       FT/PT          Check online   23,200-29,400 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum      ●                    Studies                                                                                  of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                          of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                      Planning and             MA              FT/PT            7,800          18,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
Animal Behaviour             MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●                    Environment Research                                                                     of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                            of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                      Regional Development     MA; PGDip       FT/PT            7,800          18,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                                      and Spatial Planning                                                                     of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

                                                                                                                                                      Smart Systems            MSc             FT/PT            11,550         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                                      Engineering                                                                              of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Architecture, Planning and Landscape continued overleaf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                *Tuition fees vary by research project.
For more information on the International                                                                                                                                                                     Tuition fees given (£) are typically for full-time (FT) doctoral and master's-level
English Language Testing System (IELTS) see page 18.                                                                                                                                                          degrees for one year of study (2020–21 only). Check online for further details.
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Degree                      Level            FT Full time   UK/EU          International   IELTS                               R
                                                                                                                               ● esearch   Taught   Degree                       Level         FT Full time     UK/EU          International   IELTS                                 R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ● esearch   T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ● aught
                                             PT Part time   fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)                                                                                      PT Part time     fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)

Spatial Planning            PGDip            FT/PT          5,200          12,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●        Diabetes                     MRes          FT               7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
                                                                                           of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in                                                                                                                       of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                           all other sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                    Drug Delivery and            MRes          FT               Check online   Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
Urban Design                MA; PGDip        FT/PT          7,800          18,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●        Nanomedicine                                                                               of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                    Immunobiology                MRes          FT               7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
Urban Planning              MSc              FT/PT          7,800          18,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●                                                                                                   of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                           of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
                                                                                           all other sub-skills)                                    Mitochondrial Biology        MRes          FT               7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
                                                                                                                                                    and Medicine                                                                               of 6.5 in all sub-skills)

BIOLOGY                                                                                                                                             Musculoskeletal              MRes          FT               Check online   Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
                                                                                                                                                    Ageing (CIMA)                                                                              of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Biology*                    MPhil; PhD       FT/PT          Check online   23,200-31,300 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
                                                                                         of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                  Regenerative Medicine        MRes          FT               7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●

                                                                                                                               ●                    and Stem Cells                                                                             of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Biotechnology               MRes             FT             8,310          23,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
and Biodesign                                                                              of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                Toxicology                   MRes          FT               7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●

                                                                                                                               ●                                                                                                               of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Environmental Geoscience MRes                FT             Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                           of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                Translational Medicine       MRes          FT               7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●

                                                                                                                                           ●        and Therapeutics                                                                           of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Computational Ecology       MSc              FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                Transplantation              MRes          FT               7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●

                                                                                                                                           ●                                                                                                   of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Ecological Consultancy      MSc              FT             10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                Clinical Research/Clinical   MClinRes;     PT online        Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                 ●

                                                                                                                                           ●        Research (Ageing)            PGDip;                                                        of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Global Wildlife             MSc              FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                                                                                                                 PGCert; CPD
Science and Policy                                                                         of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                    Clinical Research            MClinRes;     PT               Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                 ●
Industrial and Commercial   MSc              FT             10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●
                                                                                                                                                                                 PGDip;                                                        of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Biotechnology                                                                              of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                                                 PGCert; CPD
Wildlife Management         MSc              FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●                                                                                                                                                     ●
                                                                                                                                                    Clinical and Health          MSc; PGDip;   PT online        Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                Sciences                     PGCert; CPD                                                   of 7.0 in writing and reading, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6.5 in speaking and listening)
BIOMEDICINE                                                                                                                                         Clinical and Health          MSc; PGDip;   PT online        Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                 ●
Biomedicine*                MPhil; PhD; MD   FT/PT          Check online   23,200-34,400 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●                    Sciences with Ageing         PGCert; CPD                                                   of 7.0 in writing and reading, and
                                                                                         of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                             6.5 in speaking and listening)

                                                                                                                               ●                    Clinical and Health          PGCert; CPD   PT online        Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                 ●
Biofabrication and          MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
Bioprinting                                                                                of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                Sciences with Allergy                                                                      of 7.0 in writing and reading, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               6.5 in speaking and listening)
Cardiovascular Science      MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●
                                                                                                                                                    Clinical and Health          MSc; PGDip;   PT online        Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                 ●
in Health and Disease                                                                      of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                    Sciences with                PGCert; CPD                                                   of 7.0 in writing and reading, and
Cell Signalling in          MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum   ●                    Clinical Research                                                                          6.5 in speaking and listening)
Health and Disease                                                                         of 6.5 in all sub-skills)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Biomedicine continued overleaf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                *Tuition fees vary by research project.
For more information on the International                                                                                                                                                                     Tuition fees given (£) are typically for full-time (FT) doctoral and master's-level
English Language Testing System (IELTS) see page 18.                                                                                                                                                          degrees for one year of study (2020–21 only). Check online for further details.
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Degree                      Level            FT Full time   UK/EU          International   IELTS                                R
                                                                                                                                ● esearch   Taught   Degree                     Level      FT Full time     UK/EU          International   IELTS                                 R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ● esearch   T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ● aught
                                             PT Part time   fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)                                                                                  PT Part time     fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)

                                                                                                                                                     BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
Clinical and Health         MSc; PGDip;      PT online      Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                ●        Business and Management MPhil; PhD    FT/PT            Check online   17,340          IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum     ●
Sciences with               PGCert; CPD                                                    of 7.0 in writing and reading, and                                                                                                              of 6.5 in writing, and 6.0 in
Molecular Pathology                                                                        6.5 in speaking and listening)                                                                                                                  all other sub-skills)

Clinical Science            MSc              PT             Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                ●        Accounting, Finance and    MSc        FT               10,200         21,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
(Medical Physics)                                                                          of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                 Strategic Investment                                                                  of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

Clinical Science            MSc              PT             Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                ●        Advanced International     MSc/MSc    FT               Check online   Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
(Physiological Sciences)                                                                   of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                 Business Management                                                                   of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     (Dual Award)
Medical Sciences            MSc              FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                           of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                 Advanced International  MSc/MSc       FT               Check online   Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
                                                                                                                                                     Business Management and                                                               of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     Marketing (Dual Award)
BIOSCIENCES
                                                                                                                                                     Arts, Business             MA         FT/PT            10,200         19,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
Biosciences*                MPhil; PhD; MD   FT/PT          Check online   23,200-34,400 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum      ●
                                                                                                                                                     and Creativity                                                                        of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                         of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     Cross-Cultural           MA           FT/PT            7,800          18,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
Medical and Molecular       MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
                                                                                                                                                     Communication and                                                                     of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
Biosciences                                                                                of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     International Management                                                              all other sub-skills)
Molecular Microbiology      MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●                                                                                                                                                            ●
                                                                                                                                                     E-Business                 MSc        FT               10,200         19,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                           of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                       of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
Medical Sciences            MSc              FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●                                                                                                                                                ●
                                                                                                                                                     E-Business (E-Marketing)   MSc        FT               10,200         19,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                           of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                       of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

                                                                                                                                                     E-Business                 MSc        FT               10,200         19,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
BIOTECHNOLOGY                                                                                                                                        (Information Systems)                                                                 of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
Biotechnology*              MPhil; PhD; MD   FT/PT          Check online   23,200-34,400 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum      ●
                                                                                                                                                     Global Human Resource      MSc        FT               10,200         20,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
                                                                                         of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     Management                                                                            of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
Biofabrication and          MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
                                                                                                                                                     Innovation, Creativity     MSc        FT               10,200         19,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
Bioprinting                                                                                of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     and Entrepreneurship                                                                  of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
Biotechnology               MRes             FT             8,310          23,200          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
                                                                                                                                                     International Business     MSc        FT               10,200         21,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
and Biodesign                                                                              of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     Management                                                                            of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
Biotechnology and           MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
                                                                                                                                                     International Business     MSc        FT               10,800         21,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
Business Enterprise                                                                        of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     Management (Newcastle                                                                 of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
Industrial and Commercial   MSc              FT             10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●        University London)
Biotechnology                                                                              of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                                                                         ●
                                                                                                                                                     International Graduate     Graduate   FT               Check online   Check online    IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                                                                                     Diploma (Business          Diploma                                                    of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     and Humanities) (INTO
                                                                                                                                                     Newcastle University)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *Tuition fees vary by research project.
For more information on the International                                                                                                                                                                 Tuition fees given (£) are typically for full-time (FT) doctoral and master's-level
English Language Testing System (IELTS) see page 18.                                                                                                                                                      degrees for one year of study (2020–21 only). Check online for further details.
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Degree                     Level            FT Full time   UK/EU          International   IELTS                                 R
                                                                                                                                ● esearch   Taught   Degree                     Level            FT Full time     UK/EU          International   IELTS                                R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ● esearch   T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ● aught
                                            PT Part time   fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)                                                                                         PT Part time     fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)

International Graduate     Graduate         FT             Check online   Check online    IELTS 5.0 overall (with a minimum                 ●        Medical Sciences           MSc              FT               7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
Diploma (Business and      Diploma                                                        of 5.0 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                              of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
Humanities with Pre-
                                                                                                                                                     Oncology                   MSc; PGDip;      PT online        Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                ●
Sessional English) (INTO
Newcastle University)                                                                                                                                                           PGCert; CPD                                                      of 7.0 in writing and reading, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6.5 in speaking and listening)
International              Graduate         FT             Check online   Check online    3 terms - IELTS 5.5 overall (with a               ●
                                                                                                                                                     Oncology for the           MSc; PGDip;      PT online        Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                ●
Graduate Diploma in        Diploma                                                        minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     Pharmaceutical Industry    PGCert; CPD                                                      of 7.0 in writing and reading, and
Business (Newcastle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6.5 in speaking and listening)
University London)                                                                        4 terms - IELTS 5.0 overall (with a
                                                                                          minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)                          Palliative Care            MSc; PGDip;      PT online        Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                ●

                                                                                                                                            ●                                   PGCert; CPD                                                      of 7.0 in writing and reading, and
International Marketing    MSc              FT             10,200         21,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 6.5 in speaking and listening)
                                                                                          of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

International              MSc              FT             10,800         21,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●        CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Marketing (Newcastle                                                                      of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
University London)                                                                                                                                   Chemical Engineering*      MPhil; PhD       FT/PT            Check online   23,800-30,000 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum      ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Management and Business MA; PGDip           FT/PT          7,800          18,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
Studies (Research)                                                                        of 6.0 in all sub-skills)                                  Applied Process Control    MSc; PGDip       FT               10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Master of Business         MBA              FT             24,000         24,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
Administration                                                                            of 6.0 in all sub-skills)                                  Chemical Engineering       MSc              FT               10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Operations, Logistics and MSc               FT             10,200         20,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
Supply Chain Management                                                                   of 6.0 in all sub-skills)                                  Clean Technology           MSc; PGDip       FT/PT            10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Operations Management      MSc/MSc          FT             Check online   Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                 ●
(Dual Award)                                                                              of 6.0 in all sub-skills)                                  Process Safety and         MSc              PT               Check online   Check online    Check online                                     ●
                                                                                                                                                     Risk Management
                                                                                                                                                     (Newcastle University
CANCER                                                                                                                                               International Singapore)
Cancer*                    MPhil; PhD; MD   FT/PT          Check online   23,200-34,400 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum       ●
                                                                                                                                                     Sustainable Chemical       MSc; PGDip       FT               10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                        of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     Engineering                                                                                 of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Cancer                     MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
                                                                                          of 6.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                     CHEMISTRY
Cell Signalling in         MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
                                                                                                                                                     Chemistry*                 MPhil; PhD       FT/PT            Check online   23,200-31,300 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum      ●
Health and Disease                                                                        of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                            of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Regenerative Medicine      MRes             FT             7,800          22,800          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●                                                                                                                                                     ●
                                                                                                                                                     Pharmacy                   MPhil, PhD, MD   FT/PT            Check online   23,200-34,400 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
and Stem Cells                                                                            of 6.5 in all sub-skills)                                                                                                                            of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Cancer Studies             PGCert; CPD      PT online      Check online   Check online    IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum                 ●                                                                                                                                                     ●
                                                                                                                                                     Chemistry                  MSc              FT               10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                          of 7.0 in writing and reading, and                                                                                                                     of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                          6.5 in speaking and listening)
                                                                                                                                                     Drug Chemistry             MSc              FT/PT            10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Tuition fees vary by research project.
For more information on the International                                                                                                                                                                       Tuition fees given (£) are typically for full-time (FT) doctoral and master's-level
English Language Testing System (IELTS) see page 18.                                                                                                                                                            degrees for one year of study (2020–21 only). Check online for further details.
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Degree                     Level        FT Full time   UK/EU          International   IELTS                               R
                                                                                                                          ● esearch   Taught   Degree                  Level        FT Full time     UK/EU          International   IELTS                                R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ● esearch   T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ● aught
                                        PT Part time   fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)                                                                                PT Part time     fees (£)       fees (£)        (Direct Entry)

CIVIL ENGINEERING (ENVIRONMENTAL)
Civil Engineering          MPhil; PhD   FT/PT          Check online   23,800-31,900 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●                    Transport Planning      MSc; CPD     FT/PT            10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
(Environmental)*                                                                    of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                  and Engineering                                                                      of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

Environmental Engineering MSc; CPD      FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●
                                                                                      of 6.0 in all sub-skills)                                CIVIL ENGINEERING (WATER RESOURCES)
                                                                                                                                               Civil Engineering       MPhil; PhD   FT/PT            Check online   23,800-31,900 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum      ●
CIVIL ENGINEERING (GEOTECHNICAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGY)                                                                                       (Water Resources)*                                                                 of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

Civil Engineering          MPhil; PhD   FT/PT          Check online   23,800-31,900 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●                    Skills, Technology,     EngD         FT               Check online   Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
(Geotechnical and                                                                   of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                  Research and                                                                         of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
Engineering Geology)*                                                                                                                          Management for the UK
                                                                                                                                               Water Sector (STREAM)
Engineering Geology        MSc; CPD     FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●
                                                                                      of 6.0 in all sub-skills)                                Hydrogeology and        MSc; CPD     FT/PT            10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●

                                                                                                                                      ●        Water Management                                                                     of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
Geotechnical Engineering   MSc; CPD     FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
                                                                                      of 6.0 in all sub-skills)                                Hydroinformatics and    MSc          FT/PT            Check online   Check online    IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
                                                                                                                                               Water Management                                                                     of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
CIVIL ENGINEERING (STRUCTURAL)                                                                                                                 (Euro Aquae)

                                                                                                                          ●                    Hydrology and Water     MSc; CPD     FT/PT            10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum                ●
Civil Engineering          MPhil; PhD   FT/PT          Check online   23,800-31,900 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
(Structural)*                                                                       of 5.5 in all sub-skills)                                  Management                                                                           of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

Structural Engineering     MSc; CPD     FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●
                                                                                      of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                               CLASSICS AND ANCIENT HISTORY
                                                                                                                                               Classics and            MPhil; PhD   FT/PT            Check online   17,340          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
                                                                                                                                               Ancient History                                                                      of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
CIVIL ENGINEERING (TRANSPORT)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    all other sub-skills)
Civil Engineering          MPhil; PhD   FT/PT          Check online   23,800-31,900 IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum     ●
                                                                                                                                               Ancient History         MLitt        FT/PT            Check online   17,340          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
(Transport)*                                                                        of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
International Graduate     Graduate     FT             Check online   Check online    IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum               ●                                                                                             all other sub-skills)
Diploma (Business          Diploma                                                    of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
                                                                                                                                               Classics                MLitt        FT/PT            Check online   17,340          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum    ●
and Humanities) (INTO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
Newcastle University)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    all other sub-skills)
International Graduate     Graduate     FT             Check online   Check online    IELTS 5.0 overall (with a minimum               ●                                                                                                                                              ●
                                                                                                                                               Classics and Ancient    MA           FT/PT            7,800          18,000          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum
Diploma (Business and      Diploma                                                    of 5.0 in all sub-skills)                                History                                                                              of 6.5 in writing, and 5.5 in
Humanities with Pre-                                                                                                                                                                                                                all other sub-skills)
Sessional English) (INTO
Newcastle University)

Smart Systems              MSc          FT/PT          11,550         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●
Engineering                                                                           of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

Transport                  PGDip; CPD   FT/PT          7,300          15,600          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●
                                                                                      of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

Transport Planning and     MSc; CPD     FT/PT          10,950         23,400          IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum               ●
Business Management                                                                   of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     *Tuition fees vary by research project.
For more information on the International                                                                                                                                                          Tuition fees given (£) are typically for full-time (FT) doctoral and master's-level
English Language Testing System (IELTS) see page 18.                                                                                                                                               degrees for one year of study (2020–21 only). Check online for further details.
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