Study Master's Degrees in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne at a glance

Newcastle upon Tyne is a friendly, exciting city and a popular study abroad destination in the UK. The teaching style and the university programmes are strictly connected with the global challenges and the future employability demands. Known also as one of the best places to live in Britain, top universities from Newcastle value cultural diversity, attracting international students from over 100 countries.

Studying

Studying in Newcastle upon Tyne

All of the city's universities offer a wide range of study options available for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and PhD programmes. Be one of the lucky international students who graduates a highly regarded Master’s programme or a PhD in UK. Students can also apply for Erasmus programmes and courses for industry with academic credit (continuing professional development). Take an MBA in Newcastle for an unforgettable, top business study experience abroad.

Become an expert in one of the following disciplines available in local universities as fields of study: psychology, public health, accounting, advertising, architecture, business, marketing, computer science, supply chain management, criminology, marine technology, banking, e-business, politics, renewable energy, and more.

You can first enrol in a foundation degree, available for many subject areas that will help you gain the necessary entry requirements for your chosen field. As all courses are taught in English, you must prove your English language proficiency and you can even attend the pre-sessional or English summer school programmes that will improve your academic and social English abilities.

A few free online short university courses are available, as well as online (distance) learning degree courses in: media management, design, information technology, library management, international trade, medical sciences, tourism and more.

Career

Career opportunities in Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne has a pretty stable economy, with digital technology, manufacturing, health care, retail, tourism and cultural centres as the main sectors.

Companies based in Newcastle include: Fenwick, the Sage Group, Virgin Money, Bellway, Newcastle Brown Ale and other multinationals with local offices are: BAE Systems, British Airways, Orange, Npower, Ubisoft, HP, Procter &Gamble among many more.

Students can find plenty of internship opportunities in local companies; students planning to become experts in journalism should try at the BBC North East and Cumbria, or the Sunday Sun newspaper that is published here.

Life

Newcastle upon Tyne city life

Newcastle upon Tyne has a rich cultural heritage and a unique charm made by the combination of the remains of the medieval buildings and the modern architecture. In Newcastle, you can spend your free time by visiting some of the local attractions, by going shopping at some of the finest stores in UK or by watching sport events and attending many festivals.

Newcastle upon Tyne is abundant in green spaces and parks, like Leazes Park and St. James' Park. You should not miss Town Moor in the north of the city centre, which is larger than London's famous Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath put together.

Notable attractions in Newcastle upon Tyne:

  • Tyne Bridge
  • Grey's Monument – commemorates Prime Minister Earl Grey and his Reform Act
  • The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
  • The Discovery Museum
  • Great North Museum
  • Hancock Museum
  • The Gallagher and Turner Gallery
  • The Laing Art Gallery

Sports fans can watch a game of the Newcastle United F.C., a Premier League football team, or the Newcastle Eagles basketball team.

In terms of nightlife, Tyne is renowned as Great Britain's number one tourist attraction. You can find plenty of pubs, bars and nightclubs around the Bigg Market and the Quayside area of the city centre. Go to Collingwood Street, popularly referred to as the 'Diamond Strip' due to its concentration of high-end bars.

International atmosphere in Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne does not have a large multicultural environment except the incoming student population, but the city is home to several minorities, such as: Polish, Czech populations, Bolivians – as the largest Bolivian population in any UK city and Asian – particularly Chinese, Pakistani and Bangladesh people.

Several international enterprises have set their offices in Newcastle and the city council is providing a range of free business and start-up support, to build a prosperous city.

Weather Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne has a general mild weather due to the warming influence of the Gulf Stream. As one of the driest cities in the UK, winters are milder and summers are cooler. The average high temperature in December – January is 7 C (45 F) and during the hottest summer months of July – August 18 – 19 C (65.5 – 66 F).

Costs

Living costs in Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Universities in Newcastle upon Tyne

Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Newcastle University is in its global top 150, while The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 placed us in 12th position in the UK.

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Agribusiness Academy is an online provider of higher and executive education in the food and agribusiness sector. We bring together the top experts and thought leaders in the world to deliver practical, up-to-date courses that enable learners to find and progress their careers. Whether you are a new professional to the industry or an experienced manager, you will find courses to help your career. 

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Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. It is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students.

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Newcastle International School of English is a language school located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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