Newcastle University

About the institution

The University can trace its origins to:

  • the School of Medicine and Surgery, established in 1834
  • Armstrong College, founded in 1871 for the teaching of physical sciences

These two colleges formed one division of the federal University of Durham. The Durham Colleges formed the other division.

The Newcastle Colleges merged to form King's College in 1937. In 1963, when the federal University was dissolved, King's College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The University's name changed to Newcastle Universityin 2006.

Our mission statement recognises the breadth of our academic purpose, our current and aspirational strengths, and our pivotal position in society.

 

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
22,411
Male UG students: 
52%
Female UG students: 
48%
Full-time students: 
100%
Under 21 on entry: 
90%
International: 
19%
Undergraduate: 
73%
Student-staff ratio: 
15.0
Average UCAS tariff: 
424.0

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 21%
2.1: 50%
2.2: 16%
Pass: 3%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

87%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
54%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
22,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment


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