As a founding member of the Russell Group, Newcastle University is among the top 150 universities in the world as rated by QS World University Rankings. The same organization has also given the University a five-star rating for teaching excellence. The University has also achieved a Gold Award in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Newcastle University attracts thousands of students from 140 countries every year and has a 93% overall international student satisfaction. Over 200 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate degrees are supported by 6000 staff members across four campuses in UK, Singapore and Malaysia.
Subject areas such as neuroscience, English language and literature and Computing science have been rated amongst the leading departments in the UK. The broad subject areas offered include: Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Business-related Degrees, Chemistry, Classics and Ancient History, Computing, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Fine Art, Geography, History, Law, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, Media, Medicine, Modern Languages, Music, Nutrition and Food, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Speech and Language Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science, Urban Planning, and Zoology.