Newcastle University - School of Natural and Environmental Science

At the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, our ground-breaking research has led to treatments for cancers, discovery of the world's deepest-living fish and development of pest-resistant crops.


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

Biology and Zoology
Earth and Environmental Science
Marine Science

Postgraduate taught

We offer excellent opportunities for further study and to specialise in areas including:

agricultural and environmental science
wildlife management
drug chemistry
environmental consultancy
international marine environment consultancy

Postgraduate research

You could join in the rich research offering at Newcastle with our MPhils/PhDs.

Across our subjects, we work at the cutting edge of research and can help you develop your theories.


We've made an impact in such areas as protecting coral reefs and opening up untapped oil reserves.

Our research helps us better understand our interactions and impact on our planet.


A wide range of world-class facilities support our teaching and research. These include:

two farms
a coastal marine science laboratory and research vessel
field stations
exceptional x-ray crystallography laboratories

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

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

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Professor Rob Edwards
Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
Switchboard Number: 
0191 208 6000
Full Professors: 
Postdoctoral / Research Assistants: 
Lecturers / Senior Lecturers / Readers: 
Administrative / Support Staff: 

Students by Subject Area (UK and EU / International)

Subject Area Diploma FdSc BSc Masters PhD
Marine biology 0 / 0 0 / 0 128 / 5 0 / 0 0 / 0
Marine science 0 / 0 0 / 0 173 / 7 17 / 0 0 / 0
Marine Science and Technology 0 / 0 4 / 0 340 / 54 66 / 82 49 / 40

Funding by Source

Funding Proportion
UK private sector 60-79%
Higher Education Funding Council for England 0-19%
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council 0-19%
Foundations, charities 0-19%
Economic and Social Research Council 0-19%
European Community 0-19%

Consultancy Services and Products

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