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     Welcome to

                                                                                                            Welcome to Newcastle
                                                                This Guide is for
                                                        international students who are
                                                       interested in either postgraduate
                                                           taught courses or research
                                                     opportunities. For a full list of courses
                                                     and pricing please refer to the separate
                                                          International Postgraduate
                                                               Course Guide 2019.

                                                       If you are a UK or EU student then
                                                       please refer to our website for more
                                                          information or request a copy
                                                              of our UK/EU Guide at
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     Why study                                                                                                       Contents
     in the UK?
                                                                                                                     04                                                 38
     Global economy
     One of the biggest economies
                                                                                                                     About us
                                                                                                                                                20                      Study here
                                                                                                                                                                        Studying in the UK           40
     in the world, the UK is a global
     player on the international
                                          Our education system has
                                          a enviable reputation for
                                                                              The UK has the highest
                                                                              international student satisfaction
                                                                                                                     Why choose
                                                                                                                     Newcastle?            06
                                                                                                                                                Supporting you          Taught Masters’ courses:
     stage. We attract a large number                                                                                                                                   the academic year      42
                                          teaching and research quality.      ratings for English-speaking
     of businesses from large
                                          Our emphasis is on critical         countries, with over 90%               A global university   08   Funding            22   PG life                      44
     multinational corporations
                                          thinking, analysis and decision     of students happy with their
     to creative entrepreneurial
                                          making, creating a firm             experience                             Teaching excellence   10   Facilities and          Your research journey 46
                                          foundation for tomorrow’s           (International Student Barometer                                  resources          24
                                          leaders and innovators              survey, Autumn 2017)                   Our Newcastle campus 12                            Groundbreaking
                                                                                                                                                Extra support      26   research                     48
     Cost effective                                                                                                  Accommodation         14
     You will save time and money         Industry links                      Rich heritage                          Our city              16
                                                                                                                                                Award-winning           How to apply                 50
     as most UK Masters’ degrees are                                                                                                            careers support    28
                                          The UK is a world leader in         Popular modern culture combines                                                           Our taught courses           53
     studied over one year, enabling
                                          business and industry, providing    with a rich traditional heritage, to                              Your journey
     you to fast track your career
                                          access to a wide range of people,   create a unique environment in                                                            Our research choices         53
                                                                                                                                                to Newcastle       32
                                          companies and sectors               which to live and learn
                                                                                                                                                English Language   36   Meet, explore, visit         55
     Transport hub
                                                                                                                                                                        Getting here                 56
     We are a gateway to Europe,          English                             Streamlined                                                       INTO Newcastle
                                                                                                                                                University         37
     with exceptional air, sea and rail
     transport links, providing you
                                          speaking                            application
     with the opportunity to easily       You will hear, speak, read and      Newcastle University is
     explore other countries and          write English every day. There      piloting the new UK government

     cultures                             is no better way to learn the       streamlined visa application                                                                        World top
                                          language                            process for international students
                                                                              wanting to study a full-time
                                                                              Master’s course

                                                                                                                                                                              (QS World University
                                                                                                                                                                                Rankings, 2019)

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                                                                                       About us

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     Why choose                                                     A founding member
                                                                    of the Russell Group,
                                                                    24 leading research-intensive
                                                                                                                                   Top 10 UK university
                                                                                                                                   for sport
                                                                                                                                                                         enriched by our

     Newcastle?                                                                                             Winner
                                                                    UK universities
                                                                                                      The best university

                                                                                                                                                                                                            About us
                                                                                                                                   (British Universities and Colleges
                                                                                                      (TARGETjobs Awards, 2017)    Sport (BUCS) rankings, 2017–18)

                                                                                                                                                     95% satisfaction rate for expert

                                                                                                                                                     lecturers and 90% satisfaction

                                                       top 150
                                                                                                                                                     rate for quality lectures
                                                                                                                                                     (International Student Barometer survey,

                                                       university                                     million
                                                                                                                                                     Autumn 2017)

     Global alumni community –
     we have over 200,000
                                                       We are now ranked joint
     graduates in over 180
                                                       141st in the world                             £100 million planned to further
     countries and independent                                                                        improve our outstanding facilities and
                                                       (QS World University Rankings, 2019)
     states                                                                                           IT support for our students’ learning


                                        Top 10 in the UK for                                          94% satisfaction                                                  Gold award in TEF –

                                                                                              th      rate for our
                                        student experience                                                                                                              the highest UK government
                                                                                                                                                                        rating possible
                                        for the fourth year                                           Careers Service
                                                                                                                                                                        (Teaching Excellence
                                        in a row                                                      (International Student
                                                                                                                                                                        Framework, 2017)
                                                                                                      Barometer survey,
                                                                                                      Autumn 2017)
                                                                            in the UK
                                                                            for academic
     in Europe for                                                          experience                                             16th in the UK for
     teaching excellence                                                    (Times Higher Education                                research power
     (Times Higher Education                                                Student Experience
                                                                                                                                   (Research Excellence
     Europe Teaching Rankings,                                              Survey, 2018)
                                                                                                                                   Framework, 2014)
     2018)                              (Times Higher Education Student
06                                      Experience Survey, 2015–2018)
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     A global
     university                                                                   Newcastle
                                                                                                                                                                     Malaysia                              Singapore

     Newcastle University is a welcoming, internationally                   Newcastle University                     Newcastle University                     Newcastle University                   Newcastle University
     focused institution. In recent years, we have developed
     a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally                     Newcastle                                London                                   Medicine                               International
                                                                                                                                                              Malaysia (NUMed)                       Singapore (NUIS)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             About us
     connected locations – London, Singapore and                            Over its 180-year history, Newcastle     Newcastle University London
     Malaysia. These provide both a global presence and                     University has brought together          enables you to undertake a Russell
                                                                                                                                                              We have a wholly owned campus          We deliver top-quality degrees
     opportunities for knowledge exchange that we benefit                   the best of tradition and modernity.     Group education in the heart of
                                                                                                                                                              in Malaysia, offering a range          in Singapore through our long-
     from when developing partnerships, perspectives,                       Offering an international global         one of the world’s global cities.
                                                                                                                                                              of undergraduate medical and           established partnership with the
                                                                            community and world-class culture,       Our industry-immersive approach
     innovations and solutions.                                                                                                                               biomedical degrees taught in our       Singapore Institute of Technology
                                                                            we provide a first-class learning        to teaching and learning is focused
                                                                                                                                                              high-spec, purpose-built facilities    (SIT). Subject areas include
     We are recognised internationally for our work across                  environment in the centre of one         on providing you with the practical
                                                                                                                                                              in EduCity, Jahor. Students studying   electrical engineering, energy and
                                                                            of Britain’s favourite student cities.   skills needed to succeed in the
     broad multidisciplinary areas, including ageing and                                                             international world of work.
                                                                                                                                                              our degrees in Malaysia can expect     sustainability, marine technology,
     health; cities, culture and the creative arts; data                    Our cosmopolitan city-centre                                                      the same high-quality education,       process safety and risk management.
     and energy; as well as for our outstanding single                      campus is the hub of our teaching,       A business-focused degree                teaching and learning facilities       Singapore is also home to the
                                                                            research and collaboration and           portfolio includes opportunities         that we provide in the UK.             Newcastle Research and Innovation
     disciplines. Our global geographic reach, combined
                                                                            we continue to invest millions in        for work experience, internships                    Institute (NewRIIS), our cutting-edge
     with an outstanding reputation for academic                                                                                                                                                     research facility which opened
                                                                            developing services and facilities       and placements with national
     excellence and high graduate employability, ensures                                                                                                                                             in 2017.
                                                                            to support you in your studies. With     and international brands based
     we are a first-choice destination for students from                    over 5,000 postgraduate students,        in the capital. Combine this                                          
     around the world.                                                      you will feel at home from day one.      with a programme of weekly
                                                                                                                     masterclass events, practical
                                                                                                                     projects and regular guest lectures                 Newcastle
                                                                                                                     from representatives of professionally                  London
                                                                                                                     accredited bodies, and you have
                                                                                                                     everything you need to take
                                                                                                                     your career to the next level.
                                     Partnerships                           Alumni network                 
                                     Our geographical reach extends         Our worldwide alumni network
                                     beyond our physical locations          also helps to keep you connected
                                     through our educational partnerships   wherever you go and whatever
        Global                       with over 300 prestigious              you do after graduation. With over
        connections                  international institutions. These
                                     include locations in the Americas,
                                                                            190,000 graduates in more than
                                                                            170 countries and independent
                                     Asia and across Europe, enabling       states you can be sure that you
                                     us to offer a range of joint courses   will never be too far from a
                                     and international research             fellow Newcastle graduate.

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                                                          Newcastle University has a long        academics working at the forefront
                                                          history of excellence in learning      of research and scholarship, our
                                                          and teaching:                          excellence and innovation in teaching
                                                                                                 and our world-class facilities.
                                                          • we have been awarded
                                                            5 QS Stars for teaching

                                                                                                                                         About us
                                                                                                 We strongly believe that a student’s
                                                          • we achieved a 95% rate for           learning experience is enriched
                                                            expert lecturers and a 90%           by embedding research-led
                                                            satisfaction rate for quality        teaching into our study programmes.
                                                            lectures (International Student      This ensures that as well as being
                                                            Barometer survey, Autumn 2017)       research-led, you will be research-
                                                                                                 informed and benefit from the

       Top                                                • we are ranked 11th in the
                                                            UK for academic experience
                                                                                                 latest cutting-edge developments
                                                                                                 and discoveries.
                                                            (Times Higher Education Student
                                                            Experience Survey, 2018)             We are committed to delivering
                                                                                                 high-quality and innovative
                                                          • academic support is ranked
                                                                                                 postgraduate courses. The
                                                            highly, with 90% of students
                                                                                                 Newcastle experience is one where
                                                            agreeing that they were able
                                                                                                 you will be challenged but always
                                                            to contact staff when they
                                                                                                 feel supported. We are sure you will
       in Europe for teaching                               needed to (National Student
                                                                                                 enjoy being part of our world-class
                                                            Survey, 2017)
       excellence                                                                                learning environment, taught
                                                          Our reputation for teaching            by leading academics whose
       (Times Higher Education Europe                     excellence was further endorsed        innovation in their subject areas
                                                          in 2017 when we were awarded           translates to inspirational teaching.
       Teaching Rankings, 2018)
                                                          TEF Gold, one of only eight
                                                          research-intensive Russell Group
                                                          universities to achieve this highest
                                                          UK government rating for the quality
                                                          of our undergraduate teaching.
                                                          The award recognises that we
                                                          deliver consistently outstanding
                                                          teaching and learning outcomes
                                                          for our students.

                                                          Ranked in the top 150 universities
                                                          in the world (QS World Rankings,
                                                          2019) Newcastle University has a
                                                          global reputation for world-leading

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     Newcastle                                                                                                                 “Having the campus right
                                                                                                                               in the city centre makes

                                                                                                                               it so much more accessible
                                                                                                                               and means going into town
                                                                                                                               with friends is no effort at
                                                                                                                               all. I love that Newcastle
                                                                                                                               is a compact city where
                                                                                                                               everything is either very
                                                                                                                               easily commutable, or just
                                                                                                                               a short walk away.”
     The University campus                    Internationally                         Visit us
     is compact, beautiful and                diverse                                                                          Saman,
                                                                                      To really explore the campus,

                                                                                                                                                                                           About us
     in the city centre, so you                                                       pay us a visit or, if you’re currently
                                                                                                                               (Intercalating MMedEd)
     really are at the heart of               As a founding member of the
                                              Russell Group – 24 leading              living at a distance, see our campus
     everything that’s going on.              research-intensive UK universities      and buildings online.
     Traditional red-brick buildings sit      – and a top UK university, we           • Take a virtual tour
     comfortably alongside contemporary       welcome students and staff from 
     new builds, while close by, you can      around the world, who help to create
                                              a real sense of community on our        • Search ‘Newcastle University’
     explore picturesque open grassland                                                 in Google Maps and see inside
     and wooded areas providing plenty        cosmopolitan campus.
                                                                                        our buildings
     of green spaces for relaxation.
                                                                                      • Look out for one of our live
     The University holds the DEFRA           Fantastic facilities                      campus tours that are regularly
     Green Flag award for our campus          The majority of our teaching,             streamed on social media
     (one of only 11 universities in the      support and student services is 
     UK that holds the award). The Green      located on campus, including our          newcastleuniversity/videos
     Flag awards are judged against           award-winning Library and Careers
     criteria including sustainability,                                               • Book a student-led postgraduate
                                              Services, so everything you need
     cleanliness and conservation.                                                      campus tour
                                              is available in one place. See
                                              pages 24–25 to find out more
     Thanks to multimillion-pound                                                       meet-us
                                              about our fantastic facilities.
     investments, our campus is                                                       • Come to our next on-campus
     always being developed to give                                                     Postgraduate Open Day on
     you a great experience and to            Student life                              Wednesday 6 February 2019
     support your studies. Most of our                                                  to find out what it’s really like
     accommodation sites are also             At the heart of campus is Newcastle
                                                                                        to study here.
     situated on, or within a short walking   University Students’ Union (NUSU).
     distance of our city-centre campus.      Run by students for students,
                                              the Union provides endless
                                              opportunities to meet new people
                                              and experience new activities.
                                              With over 200 societies to join,
                                              computer clusters, study spaces
                                              and places to eat, there is something
                                              for everyone.

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     There are many reasons                   transport. From traditional buildings
                                                                                                                                            rate for safety

     for choosing to live in our
     student accommodation
                                              to modern developments and a
                                              range of en suite options, we have       Our                                                  (International Student
                                                                                                                                              Barometer survey,
     and the great news is
                                              something for everyone including
                                              accommodation for families,              guarantee                                                Autumn 2017)
     that all postgraduate
     students are guaranteed
                                              couples, single-gender and adapted.
                                                                                       to you*
     University or University
     Managed Partnership                      A sense of                               During your first year of study
                                              community                                you are guaranteed a place in
     accommodation for your                                                            University-owned or Managed

                                                                                                                                                                              About us
     first year*.                             Living in University accommodation       Partnership accommodation
                                              provides a fantastic opportunity to      if you:
                                              meet fellow students from all over
     Student friendly                         the world. You can even meet them        • are a postgraduate student
                                                                                         coming alone to the University
     and safe                                 before you arrive via our dedicated
                                              social media pages.                      • have firmly accepted our
     Staff are on call 24 hours a day
                                                              offer of a place to study at
     and most residences provide
                                              accommodation.NCL                          Newcastle University and
     on-site support during office hours.
                                                                                         have met all of the conditions
     Entry phone systems and CCTV
                                                                                         of the offer by 30 July
     are installed in most of our
                                              Continuous                               • have paid the £500 application
                                              contracts                                  fee, which is refundable against
                                              Most University accommodation              your summer term’s rent
     Budget friendly                          contracts cover the whole academic
                                                                                       Deadline: as soon as you have
     Weekly rent for a single room            year, so you don’t need to vacate your
                                                                                       received an offer from the
     in University postgraduate               room during the major holidays.
                                                                                       University you can apply for
     accommodation ranges from                We also have flexible payment
                                                                                       your accommodation online.
     £96.18 to £150.78 per week               arrangements to help you spread
                                                                                       To be eligible for the guarantee
     (2018–19). If you’d prefer your          the cost.
                                                                                       you must submit the online
     own studio apartment, prices
                                                                                       Accommodation Application
     start at £166.25 (2018–19).
                                              Finding private                          by 30 June.
     Our rents are lower than the UK
     average, plus Newcastle is an            accommodation                  
     affordable city to live in, so your                                               new-students/guarantee/
     money goes further.                      We can also assist new students          #postgraduate
                                              who do not require University
                                              accommodation. We provide
     Close to campus                          information on all aspects of private
                                              -rented accommodation during
     The majority of our accommodation        your time at University and advise
     is in the city centre and within short   on finding suitable private-sector
     walking distance of our campus.          accommodation to meet your needs.                                             Accommodation
     Other accommodation sites are well
     connected to the city and campus
     via reliable, fast and frequent public

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     Our city                                                                                #1
                                                                                              place in the
                                                                                             world to visit
                                                                                                in 2018*

     Welcome to Newcastle,                    Food and drink                          names in rock and pop. Folk,
     a welcoming and diverse                                                          classical and jazz concerts regularly
                                              Newcastle is a truly cosmopolitan       take place at Sage Gateshead
     city rated number one                    city and its international vibe is      whilst smaller venues across
     place in the world to visit

                                                                                                                                                           About us
                                              reflected in the range of restaurants   the city, including the Cluny and
     in 2018*.                                and bars. You won’t need to worry       Cumberland Arms, cater for
                                              about missing food from home            a variety of musical tastes.
     With one in six people in Newcastle      as there is every chance that you
     a student, you will feel at home         will find it here.
     straight away. The locals are friendly
     and approachable and go out of
     their way to help you. Student rents     Sport                                   Newcastle is a premier shopping
     and cost of living are also among                                                destination with high-street names
     the lowest in the UK, providing you      Sport is integral to Newcastle’s        and boutique brands at intu Eldon
     with more money to spend on the          identity. You can see a range           Square, one of the UK’s largest
     city’s many attractions.                 of great sport in the city including    city-centre malls. Combine this
                                              Premier League football at              with a bustling indoor market,
                                              Newcastle United Football Club, the     independent shops and a range
     Art and culture                          UK’s most successful basketball         of global food stores, all just a few
                                              team and top-flight rugby union.        minutes’ walk from the University
     The city boasts numerous theatres        Longsands Beach in nearby               campus and it’s no wonder that
     including the Theatre Royal,             Tynemouth is popular with UK pro        Newcastle has a reputation as one
     which hosts some of the country’s        surfers, and athletics fans will find   of the best shopping destinations
     biggest national productions by the      a friendly welcome at Gateshead         in the North of England.
     Royal Shakespeare Company, the           International Stadium.
     National Theatre and Opera North.
     The University campus also houses
     the North East’s largest producing
     theatre company, Northern Stage.                                                 Ranked 4th in the UK for social
                                              Grab your popcorn because               life**, Newcastle is a vibrant city
     The city’s art galleries and museums     Newcastle loves the movies.             that is loved by locals and visitors
     range from ancient history to modern     More than 20 screens in the city        alike. Alongside a great choice
     art, including the Discovery Museum,     centre show everything from             of restaurants and bars, you’ll also
     Great North Museum: Hancock,             Hollywood blockbusters to global        find comedy clubs, pop-up theatre,
     Life Sciences Centre, the Laing Art      art-house classics.                     film screening and late night cafés.
     Gallery, the refurbished Hatton
                                                                                      The list is endless; we really do
     (on campus), and impressive
                                                                                      have something for everyone.
     BALTIC Centre for Contemporary           Music
     Art – a converted flour mill on the
     banks of the River Tyne.                 Newcastle offers a multitude            *Rough Guides, 2018
                                              of music venues, such as the Metro      **Times Higher Education Student
                                              Radio Arena and O2 Academy,             Experience Survey, 2018
                                              hosting some of the most famous
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     A beautiful                                                                                                       World
                                                                                                                       top 100
     city                                                                                                              student

                                                                                                                                                                                             About us
     Newcastle is the cosmopolitan capital of North East                                                               QS Best Student Cities,
     England. Fun, friendly, culturally diverse and safe,                                                              2017
     it has gained an enviable reputation as one of the
     UK’s favourite student cities.

                                                                                                                                                 Excellent transport links make
                                                                                                                                                 it easy to travel across the city,
                                                                                                                                                 the region, and beyond. London
                                                                                                                                                 is less than 3 hours away by rail,
                                                                                                                                                 with trains leaving
                                                                                                                                                 every 30 minutes.
     We have lots of green
     spaces with two large
     parks located right in
     the city centre and next
     to campus.

                                                                   It’s not only the city that
                                                                   makes Newcastle so special,
                                                                   unspoilt beaches and
                                                                   wonderful countryside
                                                                   are just a short journey
                                                                   by Metro or bus.

                                                                                                 You only have to look at the Quayside,
                                                                                                 with its iconic seven bridges, art
                                                                                                 galleries, international music venues
                                                                                                 and thriving restaurants and bars,
                                                                                                 to see why so many students
                                                                                                 affectionately refer to Newcastle as
                                                                                                 their second home.
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                                                                                       Supporting you

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                                                                                                                                 Top tips
     Funding                                                                                             As you might have found, securing
                                                                                                                                 funding can be highly competitive,
                                                                                                                                                                                        Check the details
     As a top 150 world university*, our global                                               postgraduate/                      so we have included some of our
     reputation, impressive graduate employability                                               funding                                                                                Information on eligibility, how
                                                                                                                                 top tips when it comes to searching...                 to apply and closing dates will
     record, award-winning careers support and
     low cost of living mean a degree from Newcastle                                                                                                                                    be specified on our funding
                                                                                                                                                                                        website, so take the time to
     University is a sound financial investment.
                                                                                                                                               Begin your search

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Supporting you
                                                                                                                                                                                        review all of the details.
                                                                                                                                               It’s worth starting your search
     There are many different funding          • if you are unable to secure a full      The University also participates                      up to 12 months before your              Don’t forget your
     sources available for international         scholarship, you may be able to         in a number of international loan                     intended year of entry. The majority     living costs...
     postgraduate students and it can            build up a ‘portfolio of funding’.      schemes enabling eligible applicants                  of funding becomes available
     often be difficult to know where to         For example, the University offers      to receive financial support.                                                                  As well as your tuition fees,
                                                                                                                                               between September and March,
     start your search. Here at Newcastle,       partial scholarships and alumni,                                                                                                       remember to add your living costs
                                                                                                                                               so be extra attentive during this
     we understand the importance of             family and early payment tuition        Find out more at                                                                into your budget. This will vary
     getting up-to-date information on           fee discount schemes                    postgraduate/funding                                                                           considerably depending on lifestyle,
     the latest opportunities, and our aim                                                                                                                                              but Newcastle is one of the most
                                               • our award-winning Careers                                                                                                              cost-effective cities in which to
     is to make the search for funding
     as easy as possible.
                                                 Service also advertises work            Don’t forget…                                         Give yourself                            live in the UK. The UK government
                                                 opportunities on campus and                                                                                                            states international students should
     Our funding website is easy to use          in the city, so you can earn            As well as University funding,                        enough time...                           allow living costs of £1,015 per

                                                 money while you are here                there are also opportunities
     and built around you. Simply enter                                                                                                        Applying for funding can be time         month for visa purposes.
                                                                                         for financial support through
     some basic details about where                                                                                                            consuming, so don’t leave your
                                                                                         government and employer
     you’re from and what subject you                                                                                                          application until the last minute.
     are hoping to study and the search        International                             sponsorship, via public bodies
                                                                                                                                               Many funding opportunities,
                                                                                         such as Chevening and the British
     will return all of the relevant funding   scholarships and                          Council and smaller charities                         particularly for taught courses,         Ask advice...
     sources. We also link funding             loan schemes                              and trusts. So, our advice is to                      will require you to have a formal
                                                                                                                                                                                        Don’t be shy when it comes to
     opportunities to our courses online,                                                                                                      offer of a place on an eligible
                                               The University offers a wide range        be proactive when it comes                                                                     money matters. Ask your academic
     so you can quickly review what’s                                                                                                          course before you can apply.
                                               of international scholarships of          to searching.                                                                                  tutor, your university finance
     on offer in a particular subject.
                                               varying amounts to international                                                                                                         team, current students who have
     The funding picture is complex            applicants applying from countries                                                                                                       secured funding, or university staff
     and changes regularly so it’s worth       across the world. Details of individual   If you require                                        Use a variety of                         at a recruitment or virtual event.
     noting that:                              scholarship schemes can be found          a Tier 4 visa                                         funding sources...
                                               on our postgraduate funding pages         If you require a Tier 4 visa to study
     • the website is updated weekly,          online.                                                                                         Most people fund their studies
       so the number and type of                                                         in the UK, you need to provide
                                                                                                                                               through a combination of different
       international funding opportunities     We participate in a number of             proof that you can support
                                                                                                                                               funding sources, often referred to
       may vary at any one time                prestigious scholarship schemes,          yourself and pay for your course
                                                                                                                                               as a ‘portfolio of funding.’ Partially
                                                                                                                                                                                        Search for funding
                                               such as the Chevening, the                (this will vary depending on                                                                   online:
     • you’ll need to bookmark the                                                                                                             funded scholarships, personal
                                               Commonwealth and the Fulbright            your circumstances). For more
       page and visit the site regularly                                                                                                       savings and tuition fee discounts
                                               schemes and jointly with these            information, see
       to keep up-to-date                                                                                                                      can all quickly add up.
                                               organisations offer full scholarships.    international/visa/                                                                            postgraduate/
                                                                                         *QS World University Rankings,
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     Facilities and
     Ranked 12th in the UK for university facilities*, at Newcastle
     you will have everything you need to succeed – including an
     award-winning Library Service, online learning, first-class
     sports facilities and outstanding study resources.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Supporting you
     To ensure we remain a world-class      • over 790 PCs and 110 loanable        Sport
     provider of learning and research,       laptops
     we have recently invested over                                                Newcastle is a top 10 UK university
                                            • specialist subject librarians        for sport for the third year in a row**.
     £100 million in: the Newcastle Helix
                                              to support students                  With 65+ sports clubs, everyone
     global centre for urban innovation;
     our sports facilities; Park View                  at Newcastle University has the
     Student Village; and a number                                                 opportunity to enjoy sport here.
     of core buildings. We also continue                                           Many clubs are also supported by
     to invest millions in our student      IT facilities                          professional coaches.
     services to ensure you gain the        Whether you want to work on            Study resources                          On-campus                         Subject facilities
     best experience, all underpinned       an essay in a computer cluster,        We encourage all students,                 Your learning doesn’t end in the         language support                  You’ll have access to specialist
     by a strong postgraduate support       connect to WiFi, review a lecture      whatever their ability, to get involved    lecture theatre; we offer additional     We provide free language skills   facilities related to your course
     network.                               online, or simply need some            in sport. Check online for details         study support, whether it’s learning     courses, including:               including:
                                            technical support, our IT Service      of our full provision.                     a new language just for fun, or
                                            is here to help. It provides:                                                                                              • free in-sessional English       • £58m Urban Sciences Building
     Libraries                                                                         getting help writing your dissertation
                                                                                                                              proposal:                                  language courses                • new £34m Learning and
                                            • over 3,000 computers and
     We have one of the best library          hundreds of accessible printers      If you’re a talented sportsperson                                                   • Tandem learning, partnering       Teaching Centre
     services in the country and have                                              and want to achieve your full sporting     • Maths Aid – help with mastering
                                                                                                                                                                         with an English-speaking        • a museum and art gallery
     won multiple awards for our            • lecture recording and streaming      potential, we have sports scholarships       mathematical methods, revising
     excellent customer service. Our          – both great for revision            on offer to support you.                     for exams with a quantitative                                            • sea-going research vessel,
     main library, the Philip Robinson                                                         element, understanding statistical     • Access to online English          coastal station and marine lab
                                            • online learning resources –
     Library, is open 24/7 during term                                             performance/scholarships                     tests and practising graduate            language study materials
                                              providing access to reading lists,                                                                                                                         • commercial farms and a
     time and our Marjorie Robinson                                                                                             numerical skills tests
                                              course handouts, timetables,         The University Sports Centre                                                        • Free access to our award-         biological field station
     Library Rooms offers a digital
                                              collaboration with fellow students   has a wide range of facilities for         • Writing Development Centre,              winning Language Resource
     learning experience. We also have                                                                                                                                                                   • music studios and rehearsal
                                              and feedback from tutors             sport and physical activity. Our             in the Philip Robinson Library           Centre, providing self-study
     two specialist libraries, the Walton                                                                                                                                                                  spaces
                                                                                   health and fitness suite includes            – helping you to develop your            learning materials, satellite
     Medical Library and the Law            • a University app to help you
                                                                                   an eight-court sports hall, four new         academic writing skills                  channels in 17 languages,       • anatomy labs and clinical
     Library. Our Library Service             find your nearest PC, manage
                                                                                   squash courts and a spin studio.                                                      800 foreign language films,       skills suite
     provision includes:                      your Library account and get                                            
                                                                                                                                        dedicated computer clusters
                                              the latest University news
     • 1 million print books, 2 million                                            campus/indoor                                                                         and a language learning         • language clinics and analysis labs
                                                                                                                                        podcasting site
       e-books and over 46,000                                                                                                                                                                           • studios for architecture and art
       e-journals                                                                  *Times Higher Education Student                                             
                                                                                   Experience Survey, 2017                                                                                               • media studios, recording and
     • 24/7 online library help                                                                                                                                                                            editing equipment
                                                                                   **British Universities and Colleges
                                                                                   Sport (BUCS) rankings, 2017–18

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                                                                                                                                                        Supporting you
     Ranked top 10 in the                     Money matters
     UK for overall student
                                              Our Student Financial Support
     experience for the fourth                Team provides help and guidance
     year in a row*, Newcastle                on a range of money matters,
     University provides more                 including budgeting and funding
     than just world-class                    eligibility.
     taught courses and
     research opportunities.
                                              World faiths
     Alongside your academic
     career, we want to ensure                Chaplains of diverse faiths are
     you get any additional                   based in the University Chaplaincy
                                              and are able to support students
     help you might need.                     of any faith or none. We have prayer
     We pride ourselves on being a            space on campus and student
     caring university where you will be      societies representing many religions.
     supported throughout your degree
     by a personal tutor and our specialist   Your wellbeing
     teams. At the heart of campus, you
     will find King’s Gate, our dedicated     Our Student Health and Wellbeing
     student services building, home to       team can work with you, even
     our professional services staff who      before you arrive, to create a tailored
     can provide expert and confidential      package of support if you have
     advice on a range of issues.             additional needs relating to a            disability, health-related illness,
                                              mental health condition or
                                              specific learning difficulties.
     Accommodation                            The team also provides support
                                              to mature students and those
     Our dedicated Accommodation              with childcare responsibilities.
     Service offers advice on all of our
     student accommodation sites as
     well as private accommodation.           Emotional support                                             
     See pages 14–15 for more
     information.                             Professional therapists offer                                           studentservices
                                              support including online self-help,
                                              psycho-educational groups or
     *Times Higher Education Student          one-to-one counselling. Students
     Experience Survey, 2015–2018             whose needs cannot be met by the
                                              Counselling Team are referred to
                                              appropriate external services.            King’s Gate building (left)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Supporting you
                                                                                                                            Business start-ups                    Connecting you
                                                                                                                            If you’ve got the idea, then we’ve    to employers
                                                                                                                            got the resources to help you. Each   We facilitate opportunities for
                                                                                                                            year our START UP team supports       you to meet future employers
                                                                                                                            our innovative and entrepreneurial    face-to-face, learn more about a
                                                                                                                            students to develop and launch        particular profession and find out
                                                                                                                            their own businesses, providing:      what you need to succeed in a
                                                                                                                            • entrepreneurial support – a         particular job.
     With a 94% satisfaction                    Our individualised programme of         • Jobs On Campus (JobsOC) –           programme of workshops and
     rate for our Careers                       support includes a comprehensive          matching students with paid                                             Each year more than 300
                                                                                                                              access to a dedicated team of
                                                workshop programme and a                  temporary or casual work                                                international, national and local
     Service*, Newcastle                                                                                                      business advisers, entrepreneurs
                                                database connecting you with              assignments at the University                                           employers visit our campus to
     University offers one                                                                                                    and professionals, each providing
                                                graduates working in a wide range                                                                                 deliver presentations, hold
     of the best, largest and                                                           • volunteering – over 200             support on starting your own
                                                of careers. Our Careers Compass                                                                                   interviews and attend recruitment
                                                                                          volunteering opportunities          business
     most innovative careers                    Tool provides a personalised report                                                                               fairs to attract our talented students.
     services in the UK.                                                                  advertised each year, providing   • founderships – support for
                                                with ideas, suggestions and resources
                                                                                          a great way to gain valuable        graduate entrepreneurs looking      These activities provide a fantastic
                                                to help you on your career journey.
     We are accredited against the matrix                                                 work experience                     to develop their new product,       opportunity for you to meet
     Standard, a quality framework for                                                                                        idea or service, by providing       recruiters face-to-face, learn more
     organisations to assess and measure        Getting you                                                                   a business start-up package         about a particular profession and
     their information, advice and/or                                                                                         offering free workspace, funding,   find out what you need to succeed
     guidance services. This means,
                                                career ready                                                                                                      in the jobs market.
                                                                                                                              advice and support
     no matter what your career,                There are over 1,500 employers                                      
     learning, work or life goals are, our      posting over 100 new vacancies
     award-winning team of professional         on our website each week, totalling
     careers advisers can help when             over 5,000 advertised vacancies
     it comes to taking the next step           each year. So you will find plenty 
     in your career.                            of work experience and placement               careers
                                                opportunities to enhance your
     We provide guidance on everything          professional skills and build
     from skills development and job            your CV, including:
     searches, to interview preparation
     and practical help with hints and          • internships – gain graduate-level
     tips on setting up a LinkedIn profile.       work experience with an internship.
                                                  We advertise a large number of
                                                  internships, including within local
     *International Student Barometer survey,     businesses and the University.
     Autumn 2017

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                                                                                                                                      Abhijeet, studied Master
                                                                                                                                      of Business Administration                       5 QS Stars
                                                                                                                                      Current role: Senior Manager,
                                                                                                                                                                                       for Student

                                                                                                                                      Human Resources at Fountain
                                                                                                                                      Entertainment, Pvt, Ltd

                                                                                                                        I chose to study my MBA at Newcastle University as
        We are consistently rated among the UK’s best                                                             I liked the course structure and also the city life. I found
        for the education and the support we provide.                                                             that the class size was smaller on my course, providing
        Our students have become some of the most                                                                 more personal support from the tutors. Newcastle is an
                                                                                                                  amazing place, with great nightlife and places to eat.
        sought after for employment or further study                                                              It is also far more affordable than London. After returning

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Supporting you
        across a wide range of disciplines – the results                                                          to India, I soon found employment in the HR Department
        speak for themselves.                                                                                     at Fountain Entertainment.

                         Sophie, studied MSc Foundations                                                                                                                           Zaleha, studied MD Doctor
                         in Clinical and Forensic                                                                 Top 20 ‘most targeted’                                           of Medicine
                         Psychology                                                                               university by the

                                                                                                                  UK’s leading                                                     Current role: Dean of Medical
                         Current role: Counselling                                                                employers for the                                                Facility and Hospital Director,
                         Psychologist (in Training)                                                                                                                                Professor and Senior Consultant
                                                                                                                  last six years.                                                  Obstetrician and Gynaecologist,
          After finishing my BSc in Psychology, I completed three           satisfaction                          (The Graduate Market                                             University Kebangsaan, Malaysia
     internships, including one at a psychiatric clinic. I chose            rate for careers                      report from High Fliers
                                                                                                                  Research 2012–2018 – a
                                                                                                                                                                  I chose to study at Newcastle University because of the
     Newcastle as it allowed me to study clinical as well as forensic
     psychology in one Master’s course. The lectures were inspiring,        service                               report into the universities
                                                                                                                                                             excellent research environment, the friendly community and
                                                                                                                                                             the location of the campus, so close to green spaces nearby.
     covering a variety of topics and there was still plenty of time                                              most targeted for graduate                 My course supervisors were extremely helpful, sharing their
     to enjoy the city. My final thesis provided the opportunity                                                  employees by The Times                     extensive knowledge and skills and providing encouragement
     to work alongside some of the finest researchers, giving                                                     Top 100 Graduate                           throughout. Graduating from such a high-ranking institution
     me further insight into another area of psychology.                                                          Employers).                                gave me so much more than advancement in my career,
     The course provided a stepping stone for me to study a                 (International Student Barometer                                                 it helped me set similar standards for providing excellence
     Doctorate programme.                                                   survey, Autumn 2017)                                                             in research and clinical practice.

                                                                        Douglas, studied MSc
                                                                        Innovation, Creativity
                                                                                                                                      Tian, studied MA Interpreting
                                                                                                                                      and Translation
                                                                        and Entrepreneurship                                                                                           top 150
                                                                                                                                      Current role: Business owner

                                                                        Current role: Research                                        and Conference Interpreter
                                                                        Manager at Tech North                                         at Intian Solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                       QS World University
                                                                                                                                                                                       Rankings, 2019
        ‘Best university
        employment                                        I had earlier visited Newcastle, liked what I saw
                                                     and wanted to come back. After working for the US State
                                                                                                                       Studying at Newcastle University prepared me for
                                                                                                                  the world of work, helping develop my skills in language,
        strategy’                                    Department, I decided to return and study for my Masters
                                                     at Newcastle University. The course encourages you to
                                                                                                                  interpreting and computing. I moved to the USA after
                                                                                                                  graduating, started an interpreting business in Washington
                                                     network and collaborate with peers from the start, it also   DC and now regularly provide services to both public and
        TARGETjobs Awards 2017                       provides an opportunity to develop your own ideas and        private institutions. My degree helped me differentiate myself
                                                     challenge others.                                            in the market, especially in my first year in business.
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                                                                                                                                                  We also work with agents across the world, a number
                                                                                                                                                  of whom may be in your country. Our agents can

                                                                                                                                                  support you through the application process.
                                                                                                                                                  To find your nearest agent, check our country pages

                                                                                          Help and
     journey to                                                                           advice
                                                                                                                                                  Your offer
                                                                                                                                                  Review our step-by-step guide to find out what

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Supporting you
                                                                                                                                                  happens after you have submitted your application


                                                                                                                                                  Visa advice
                                                                                                                                                  International students from outside the UK or EU
                                                                                                                                                  will normally have to apply for a study visa under
                                                                                                                                                  the Tier 4 points-based immigration system.
                                                                                                                                                  For further information about the Tier 4 process
     We welcome students from over
     120 different countries and our
                                                        Connect with us...              Come and meet us...
     diverse campus is home to a truly
     global population, with over 5,000
                                                              StudentsNCL               We recognise that coming to study in the UK is a
                                                                                        big decision and one that you probably have a lot of
                                                                                                                                                  Immigration support
     international students choosing to                       newcastleuniversity       questions about. Our International Recruitment Team       We have a dedicated Visa Support Team on campus
     study with us.                                                                     regularly travels to destinations all over the world to   who can provide advice and guidance on a range of
                                                                                        meet new students, work with our network of agent         issues including:
     We are here to support you at every                                                advisers and connect with our alumni.                     • applying for a visa to come to the UK to study
     stage of your journey, whether that’s
                                                              Search NCL-UK on WeChat   To find out when we’re visiting a city near you, review   • extending your student visa
     providing advice on choosing the
                                                                                        our travel schedule at
     right course, helping with visas and                                               meet-us                                                   • visa guidelines for working in the UK after
     immigration, or organising social                                                                                                              graduation
     events on campus to help you settle in                                             To see life on campus take a virtual tour:                • inviting family and friends to visit
     and make the most of your time here.                                     
                                                                                        Join us at one of our online student-led events to
                                                                                        find out what its really like to study and live here:

                                                                                       Tuition fees and
                                                                                        Your application                                          Information on tuition fees for each of our courses
              in the UK                                                                 We have a dedicated and friendly Postgraduate             can be found at
             for city life                                                              Admissions Team who will manage your application.
                                                                                        To find out how to apply, including where to go           Each year we offer a range of international
            Whatuni Student Choice                                                      for more detailed information on country-specific         scholarships to students from across the world.
                Awards, 2017
                                                                                        qualifications and English language requirements,         Information on funding can be found on pages 22–23.
                                                                                        go to pages 50–52.

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       2.                                                       3.                                                           4.
       Before you                                               You’ve                                                       Student                                                   Don’t
       leave...                                                 arrived...                                                   networks                                                  forget...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Supporting you
     Preparing for your trip                                    Arriving in Newcastle                                      Making connections                                          We offer...
     Before your course starts we provide a range of            When you get to Newcastle, we want you to feel at          Opportunities to meet new people, socialise, try
     information to help you prepare for your trip to the
     UK. This includes:
                                                                home as quickly as possible so provide a comprehensive
                                                                International Welcome Programme including:
                                                                                                                           new activities, make the most of the city and explore
                                                                                                                           the UK are also available throughout the year at
                                                                                                                                                                                       * APostgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                            dedicated and friendly
                                                                                                                           Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU).                  Team to help you with your
     • a pre-travel check list, full of useful hints and tips   • airport meet and greet, for those arriving during
     • advice on understanding your immigration
                                                                  selected dates in September, with a free shuttle         With over 65 sports clubs and 200 student societies,          application
                                                                  bus to take you directly to your University              including a dedicated International Society and
                                                                  accommodation or to the city centre                      an International Officer (to represent the views of
     • information on how to get to your accommodation
     • the dates and locations of arrival events and
                                                                • an early arrivers events programme if you arrive
                                                                  before term officially starts
                                                                                                                           international students), the Students’ Union is the place
                                                                                                                           to be whether you want to try a new activity, work on
                                                                                                                                                                                       * Immigration and visa advice
                                                                                                                           an assignment, or simply grab a sandwich and relax.
       information sessions including registration
     • details of our International Welcome Programme,
                                                                • International Welcome Week, a week-long schedule
                                                                  of events designed to help you meet other new
                                                                                                                                                               * Online pre-arrival information
                                                                                                                                                                                         to help you plan your trip
       which normally starts one week before term begins          students, key members of staff and our dedicated         If you’re coming to Newcastle with your family and
                                                                  student support teams                                    children, you’ll be in good company as there are lots
     Our pre-arrival website is updated regularly over
     the summer months and includes all of the latest           • Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU) also
                                                                  runs a programme of social activities specifically for
                                                                                                                           of student parents studying with us. To find out what
                                                                                                                           support is available, see our student parent pages at
                                                                                                                                                                                       * International Welcome events
     news and advice. We also run pre-departure briefings                                                        
                                                                  postgraduate students so that you can get to know
     online and in some of our most visited countries.
                                                                  the region, city and each other                          studentparents
                                                                                                                                                                                       * Activities for early arrivers

                                                                                                                                                                                       * Aactivities
                                                                                                                                                                                            programme of social
                                                                                                                                                                                                     run for postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                         students at the start of term

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                                                                                                                              University                              INTO Newcastle                          from which to take advantage of all

                                                                                                                                                                                                              of the social and learning attractions
                                                                                                                              preparation courses                     University                              the capital city has to offer.
                                                                                                                              We enjoy a close and distinctive        INTO Newcastle University is  
                                                                                                                              relationship with INTO, a global        based in a purpose-built study          university-preparation
                                                                                                                              organisation that helps prepare         centre in the heart of the University

                                                                                                                              international students for university   campus and just minutes from the        Whether you choose to study at
                                                                                                                              study. The courses are integrated       city centre. The centre includes        Newcastle or London, you’ll share
                                                                                                                              into our academic structure, so by      teaching and learning facilities        the same learning and support
                                                                                                                              studying with INTO Newcastle, you       for up to 1,000 international           facilities as the rest of the students
                                                                                                                                                                                                              on campus. INTO Newcastle is

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Supporting you
                                                                                                                              are already part of the Newcastle       students, as well as dedicated
                                                                                                                              University family. Courses are run at   accommodation.                          also subject to the same quality
                                                                                                                              both of our Newcastle and London                 assurances as the University itself.
     We offer a range of                     Tier 4 (General) visa application      On-campus                                 campuses and can help you to:
                                             students also need to demonstrate                                                                                                                                An overview of the courses provided
     English language and                                                           language support
                                             proficiency at level B2 of the                                                   • study English in the UK, prior        INTO Newcastle                          by INTO Newcastle is outlined below.
     academic preparation                                                                                                       to making your application                                                    For detailed information on entrance
     courses before you start
                                             Common European Framework              If you are not a native English speaker                                           University London
                                             of Reference for Languages.            we ask you to take a short English          to university                                                                 requirements and how to apply, see
     your studies, as well as                                                                                                                                         Students undertaking their English      the websites listed above and left.
                                             This is equivalent to at least IELTS   language assessment when you first        • study an academic course
     ongoing support while                                                                                                                                            courses in London will benefit from
                                             5.5 in each of the four components:    arrive. This helps us to identify what      to prepare you for direct entry
     you are studying with us.                                                                                                                                        outstanding learning facilities in a
                                                                                    extra English language support you          to a postgraduate degree at
                                             • reading                                                                                                                purpose-built building near Liverpool
                                                                                    may need when you are here.                 Newcastle or London                   Street Station. Newcastle University
                                             • writing
     Entrance                                                                       Once you have started your course,        • improve your general English          London brings together students,
                                             • speaking                                                                         language skills                       alumni and businesses from around
     requirements                                                                   there are also a number of free
                                                                                                                                                                      the world and provides a central base
                                             • listening                            services to help you continue to build
     If you’re not a native speaker of                                              your language skills while you study.
     English, or if you are a Tier 4 visa    See         These include:
     application student, you will need      visa for the most up-to-date
     to show that you have adequate                                                 • free in-sessional English
     knowledge of written and spoken                                                  language courses                        Type of programme                       Content and location                            Start date/enrolment
     English before you begin your           Alongside the IELTS test, the          • tandem learning, partnering
     studies.                                University also accepts a range          you with an English-speaking            Graduate Diploma                        Preparing you for direct entry to a number      September and January
                                             of English language qualifications       student who wants to learn                                                      of postgraduate programmes across the
     For direct entry to a Newcastle         including Cambridge, Pearson’s           your language                                                                   University. Combines English language
     University course, you will typically   and those from the International                                                                                         learning and academic study
     need an overall IELTS score of 6.5      Baccalaureate organisation.            • access to online English
     (or equivalent), but some courses       Check for equivalencies at               language study materials,
     may ask for a higher level of English             helping you with academic
     language. You can check the                                                      writing, grammar and                    Academic English                        For students who want to improve their          Start dates throughout the
                                             courses/language                                                                                                         level of academic English, or to meet           year – September, January,
     language requirements for each                                                   vocabulary
     course online at         Tests are normally considered                                                                                            the language requirements for a degree          April or July
     postgraduate/courses                                                           • courses to help improve your                                                    programme at both our Newcastle and
                                             valid for two years from the date
                                                                                      writing for university study                                                    London campuses
                                             the test was taken to the start date
                                             of your course.                        • free access to our award-
                                                                                      winning Language Resource               Pre-sessional English only              For students already holding an offer to        Courses are 6 or 10 weeks
                                                                                      Centre                                                    study at Newcastle or London who need           in length and are held in
                                                                                                                                                                      to improve their language skills before         the summer months
                                                                                                                                                                      starting a degree                               (start dates in June and July)

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                         in the UK for overall
                          student experience
                           (Times Higher Education
                              Student Experience
                                 Survey, 2018)

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                                                                                                                    Although studying at a taught postgraduate level can be quite
                                                                                                                    different from your undergraduate degree, we aim to make the
                                                                                                                    transition as easy as possible and provide a variety of support
                                                                                                                    to ensure you succeed.

     Studying                                                                                                                   Academic support
                                                                                                                                You will be supported in your studies
                                                                                                                                                                           Skills development
                                                                                                                                                                           Alongside developing your

     in the UK
                                                                                                                                by a core academic team including          specialist subject knowledge, a
                                                                                                                                your course director, subject lecturers,   taught Master’s course will also
                                                                                                                                administrative staff and personal          help you to develop transferable
                                                                                                                                tutor. There is also a network of          skills in areas such as: teamworking,
                                                                                                                                support from fellow classmates             problem solving, report writing,
                                                                                                                                and opportunities to get involved          data analysis, communication,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Study here
     Your range of skills            Learning styles                        Critical thinking                                   in regular subject and social events,      presentations and public speaking,
     and subject knowledge,                                                                                                     creating a close-knit postgraduate         project and time management –
                                     Teaching isn’t just about lectures.    and analysis                                        community                                  all of which employers tell us are
     gained either through           Seminars, tutorials and practical      As well as developing an expert                                                                vital to success in the graduate
     your undergraduate              sessions are also likely to form       knowledge of your chosen                                                                       job market
     degree or career, will          part of your working week. This mix    subject, we want our graduates
     prove invaluable to             of learning styles enables you to      to be independent thinkers,                         Maths Aid
     you as you begin your           explore your subject in more depth,    entrepreneurial in their attitudes
                                     whether that’s a lively discussion                                                         Help with exam preparation,
     postgraduate course at                                                 and able to embrace change.                         problem solving and numerical              Careers support
     Newcastle University.           as part of a small group seminar,      To achieve this, we encourage
                                     one-to-one tutorial discussion with                                                        skills development                         Opportunities to enhance your
                                                                            you to think critically and challenge
                                     an academic expert, or hands-on        ideas, including your own                                                                      professional skills, build your CV
     Teaching and learning
                                     experience as part of a practical      preconceptions!                                                                                whilst studying and connect with
     styles can differ between
                                     demonstration.                                                                                                                        employers and entrepreneurs are
     countries so to help                                                                                                                                                  all available via our award-winning
     you feel prepared we                                                   Group working                                                                                  Careers Service. Check out what
     have provided a quick           Independent                                                                                Writing
                                                                                                                                                                           we offer on pages 32–35
     overview of what you can        working                                You won’t be learning on your own.                  Development
                                                                            Group work is often a key element                   Centre
     expect when you start
                                     Although you will continue to have     of any postgraduate course. This
     your studies with us.           timetabled classes, the number         can involve tackling a challenging                  Based in the Philip Robinson
                                     of contact hours may be less than      project with fellow students, testing               Library, our tutors can help you           Rated 5+ QS Stars
                                     you have previously been used to.      your theories and delivering your                   develop your academic writing              for excellence
                                     This means that you will need to be    findings. Learn to problem solve                    skills via one-to-one tutorials,           Newcastle is one of only four
                                     more self-directed in your learning    and develop practical presentation                  workshops and a range of online            universities in the UK to achieve
                                     and plan your time. For example,       and report writing skills – all                     resources designed to support              5 plus QS Stars for excellence.
                                     spending time in the library reading   invaluable in the workplace.                        your independent learning                  We are proud to have been awarded
                                     and researching, meeting with                                                    
                                     fellow course mates to discuss                                                                                                        5 stars in the following areas:
                                     shared work and preparing for          Original research                                                                              teaching, student employability,
                                     seminars and tutorials in advance.                                                                                                    research, internationalisation,
                                                                            Conduct an original piece of                                                                   innovation, inclusiveness, and
                                                                            academic research and build                         Language learning
                                                                                                                                                                           life sciences and medicine
                                                                            advanced knowledge in an area                       Our award-winning Language       
                                                                            that you feel passionate about                      Resource Centre is equipped with           qs-stars
                                                                            and will be crucial to your future                  the latest technology and self-study
                                                                            career development.                                 materials in over 150 languages
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Newcastle University Postgraduate Study 2019 entry                                                                                                                                    

     Taught Masters’
     the academic year
     Normally studied on
     a full-time basis over
     12 months, a taught
     Master’s course will
     typically run from
                                              Arrival and                              Autumn                                 Spring                                  Summer                                   Graduation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Study here
     September to September.
     The pace and intensity
     can seem quite different
                                              induction                                term                                   term                                    term
     to an undergraduate
     Teaching is normally delivered via    Your first term typically starts         Timetabled classes run through the      Alongside compulsory modules,          Many of the more formal timetabled       Graduation normally takes place
     a mixture of lectures, seminars,      in September, although a small           Autumn term and you will normally       many courses offer a range of          elements of your course reduce           in December and is a great chance
     group work and, depending on your     number of our taught courses start       study compulsory modules that           optional modules, often undertaken     now as you concentrate on planning       for you to celebrate your successes
     subject choice, lab-based sessions,   in January.                              focus on building core skills and       in the Spring term and enabling you    and writing your research/project        with family and friends.
     technical skills development and                                               knowledge in your chosen subject.       to tailor your study to a particular   dissertation. The dissertation is
     practicals.                           Having arrived at your                                                           field of interest.                     normally between 15,000–18,000           Once you have graduated you
                                           accommodation and registered             The first term can seem quite busy                                             words and provides the opportunity       automatically become an alumnus
     Each Master’s-level course is         as a student, you will spend the         as you settle into your new routines,                                          to put into practice all of the skills   of Newcastle University and join
     divided into a series of modules,     first week familiarising yourself        but don’t worry, we provide lots of                                            and knowledge you have acquired          a worldwide network of over
     with each module having its own       with the campus, study environment       help and support to ensure your                                                over the previous months.                200,000 graduates living in
     formal assessment method, which       and meeting your academic                transition is as easy as possible.                                                                                      over 180 different countries
     can be an exam, essay, presentation   colleagues and fellow students           Why not look at the facilities we                                              We appreciate that the research          and independent states around the
     group work, or a combination          before term time begins.                 provide on pages 24–25 and the                                                 project is a big undertaking so we       world. This network helps you stay
     of all three elements.                                                         extra support we offer on pages                                                provide ongoing support via our          connected wherever you go and
                                           Your University induction will include   26–27.                                                                         research study skills modules and        whatever you do after graduation.
     You will also undertake a final       a comprehensive overview of our                                                                                         expert academic supervision.
     dissertation/project at the end       facilities, including the libraries,     At the end of the Autumn term,                                                                                          We continue to support your career
     of the course.                        wellbeing services and IT support.       you will break for the Christmas                                               You will normally submit your            through a range of services and
                                           You will also have the opportunity       vacation, but will typically work                                              final dissertation/research project      benefits including:
                                           to attend your academic school and       across the holiday period preparing                                            around August/September.
                                           subject inductions, to get a feel for    for exams and written assessments                                                                                       • access to the University’s
                                           your new learning environment. See       in January.                                                                                                               Careers Service for up to three
                                           our arrival website to find out more.                                                                                                                              years after you graduate
                                                                                                                                                                • ‘START UP’ business support
                                                                                                                                                                                                              to help you develop a new
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • a calendar of global events
                                                                                                                                                                                                              and networking opportunities

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