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University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third oldest university. Five Nobel laureates are associated with the university. Its Old Aberdeen campus is two miles north of the city centre. Its other campus, the main base for its life sciences and medical facilities, is based in Foresterhill, the highest point of Aberdeen. Facilities include the Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatic Centre, a zoology museum, a dental school and Cruickshank Botanic Garden.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 13,824
Average UCAS tariff: 446.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £22,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 47%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 92%

Abertay University

Abertay University is located in Dundee. It is a city centre campus and all of its buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other. The university is the UK’s first ever centre of excellence for computer games education and has the Abertay GameLab. The majority of students are from Scotland and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with Scottish traditions. For example students can learn bagpiping and traditional ceilidh dances or join the university’s own ceilidh band.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 4,756
Average UCAS tariff: 337.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £18,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 48%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 87%

University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham was the UK’s first redbrick university. It was also the first university in England to use a campus model, which it still continues to develop today through its campuses in Edgbaston and Selly Oak. Edgbaston is in the suburbs of Birmingham and home to the university’s main campus, which has been named by The Telegraph as one of Britain’s most beautiful universities. Selly Oak is approximately two miles from Edgbaston. Birmingham was named University of the Year 2013–2014 by The Times.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 32,336
Average UCAS tariff: 426.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £22,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 62%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 90%

University of Chichester

The University of Chichester is comprised of two campuses based in Chichester and Bognor Regis, located in the county of West Sussex. It is near to South Downs National Park and award-winning beaches. Many of its degrees have a creative focus in areas such as dance, creative writing, film and media, fine art, music and theatre. Facilities include a multi-use sports dome and students can get involved in the annual ‘Rag Race’, where students fundraise in fancy dress in Bognor Regis town centre.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 5,635
Average UCAS tariff: 309.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £18,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 44%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 91%

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee began as University College Dundee and was, for a long time, part of the University of St Andrews. It became an independent institution in 1967 and for the past six years (2010-2015) it has been named the top university in Scotland by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. The university’s campus is five minutes from Dundee city centre, which recently became the UK’s first UNESCO city of design due to its contribution to design and innovation worldwide.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 15,196
Average UCAS tariff: 409.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £22,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 61%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 92%

Durham University

Durham University is the third oldest university in England and was ranked 5th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. It is a residential collegiate university, which many consider one of its best aspects because of the loyalty and community-feel that college life creates. There are 15 undergraduate colleges, each with their own range of sports teams, societies and other extracurricular activities, and students are encouraged to get involved with how their college is run.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 17,191
Average UCAS tariff: 524.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £22,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 54%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 88%

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is a Russell Group member. It was founded in 1451, making it the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university has three main campuses: Gilmorehill and Garscube are both based in the West End of Glasgow, with museums, galleries and parks close by, while Dumfries is in the south west of Scotland. Unlike most universities, Glasgow has two student unions: Glasgow University Union and the Queen Margaret Union. Both are very active and there is a friendly rivalry between them dating far back into the university’s extensive history.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 27,392
Average UCAS tariff: 470.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £22,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 51%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 88%

Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths is based in New Cross, South East London, and has been part of the University of London since 1904. It offers a vast selection of courses; however, Goldsmiths is particularly renowned for its creativity and its art and design courses are regarded as among the best in the UK. Notable alumni include singer and songwriter Katy B, Turner Prize winner Damien Hirst, and filmmaker and artist Steve McQueen, director of 12 Years a Slave.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 8,109
Average UCAS tariff: 359.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £18,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 40%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 86%

Heriot Watt University

Heriot-Watt University began in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, set up to provide working men with knowledge of science and technology. Named after inventor and engineer James Watt and goldsmith George Heriot, its specialist subjects include science, design, engineering, business and languages. Its main campus is set in parkland on the outskirts of Edinburgh, and students have the opportunity to transfer between its other campuses in the Scottish Borders (Galashiels), Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 10,894
Average UCAS tariff: 413.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £22,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 63%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 91%

University of Kent

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Lancaster University

Lancaster University is a collegiate university, with one postgraduate and eight undergraduate colleges. The main campus is just outside Lancaster, set in parkland and not far from Morecambe Bay. Facilities on campus include the Nuffield Theatre, where both professionals and students are able to perform. Students can also compete for their college using Lancaster’s Sports Centre, or take part in the annual ‘War of the Roses’ competition between Lancaster and the University of York.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 13,079
Average UCAS tariff: 435.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £20,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 52%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 91%

Leeds Trinity University

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University of Leeds

The University of Leeds was founded in 1904; it is a member of the Russell Group and one of the top 100 universities in the world. It is based on a single campus close to the city centre. Its fitness centre, The Edge, is the largest owned by a UK university, and it has one of the largest student unions in the UK. The university’s ‘Spark’ initiative offers business start-up support for entrepreneurial students; students are also encouraged to get involved in volunteering alongside their studies.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 30,095
Average UCAS tariff: 431.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £21,00
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 56%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 87%

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a leading University committed to excellence through world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching.

Our research pushes the boundaries, whether it’s our revolutionary work in DNA fingerprinting, the discovery of Richard III or breakthroughs in the treatment of degenerative diseases – we consider education and knowledge to be a power for good.

We’re equally as passionate about giving you the chance to make your own discoveries and put your own mark on the world. By working with our leading academics you’ll be immersed in to a stimulating and innovative learning environment.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 16,750
Average UCAS tariff: 386.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £21,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 46%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 91%

London Metropolitan University

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Loughborough University

Loughborough University is famous for its sport and has won the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) championship for 35 consecutive years. The university has been voted England’s Best Student Experience six times in the Times Higher Education league table and its students’ union has won several awards. Its halls of residence have various inter-hall competitions such as IMS (sports), Action (volunteering), RAG (fundraising for charity) and a sing-off. The best hall wins the ‘Hall of the Year’ trophy.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 15,963
Average UCAS tariff: 397.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £24,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 65%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 90%

Newman University Birmingham

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Northumbria University

Northumbria University has a campus in Newcastle city centre and Coach Lane Campus, three miles from the city centre, for education, nursing, healthcare and social work students. It also has a campus in London. Its business school has a trading room with Bloomberg terminals and won the Business School of the Year award at the Times Higher Education Awards in 2015. The university works with employers such as Nike and IBM, and more than 560 employers sponsor the university’s programmes.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 27,563
Average UCAS tariff: 363.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £21,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 54%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 89%

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University is based on three campuses on the outskirts of Oxford and has another campus in Swindon. Brookes is one of only four universities to hold Green Flag status – an award that recognises the best green spaces in the UK. Facilities include osteopathic teaching clinics and the Glass Tank, an exhibition space with glass walls that open onto a courtyard. The university is invested in rowing and has recently opened a new boathouse for its boat club, which has had many wins at the Henley Royal Regatta.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 17,869
Average UCAS tariff: 348.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £21,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 55%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 88%

University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth’s campus is in the city centre. Facilities include simulated learning environments, such as a mock courtroom and model pharmacy; an aquarium; and a dental academy, developed in partnership with King’s College London. Students can learn another language while studying through its Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP) and the university has partnerships with over 2,500 businesses in the UK including Amazon, Microsoft and IBM.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 21,898
Average UCAS tariff: 309.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £20,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 53%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 88%

Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary, University of London is a member of the Russell Group and is particularly high ranking for medicine and dentistry in UK league tables. It is one of the largest University of London colleges with five campuses across the city including in Mile End, Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and West Smithfield. Mile End is the main campus where many students live. The skeleton of Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, is housed in the school of medicine and dentistry’s pathology museum.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 15,419
Average UCAS tariff: 410.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £24,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 47%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 88%

Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University is based on the riverside in Aberdeen and offers a wide range of courses across three faculties: Aberdeen Business School, the faculty of design and technology and the faculty of health and social care. Most courses can be completed part time and some courses allow the option of distance learning through the online learning environment, Campus Moodle. Among the university’s specialist learning facilities are a wave tank, television studio, digital X-ray suite and moot court.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 13,409
Average UCAS tariff: 384.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £22,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 74%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 94%

Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway’s campus is set in 135 acres of parkland in Egham, Surrey, approximately 40 minutes away from central London. The majority of first year students live on campus. At the centre of the campus is the iconic Founder’s Building. Inspired by the Château Chambord in the Loire Valley, the Founder’s Building is a Victorian, Grade I listed building containing a picture gallery and gilded chapel. Royal Holloway has been included in The Telegraph’s list of most beautiful universities in the world.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 9,672
Average UCAS tariff: 398.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £20,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 37%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 85%

The University of Sheffield

Founded in 1904, The University of Sheffield has grown to become one of the UK´s leading universities with a global reputation for world-class teaching and research excellence.

A member of the Russell Group of research-led institutions, our approach inspires innovative collaboration across subject areas and with individuals, businesses and organisations to solve the more pressing problems we face, both close to home and around the world.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 26,600
Average UCAS tariff: 428.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £21,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 49%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 89%

SOAS, University of London

SOAS is the School of Oriental and African Studies. It specialises in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is part of the University of London and is located very centrally in Bloomsbury. It offers undergraduate degrees in social sciences, humanities and languages. Many courses focus on a particular language or region while others, such as English or economics, allow students to study a subject from a global perspective. You can take a degree in any non-European language without prior knowledge of it.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 5,413
Average UCAS tariff: 406.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £20,500
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 39%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 82%

University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews was founded in 1413. The town is on the coast and offers beaches, watersports, golf and a ruined castle and cathedral. Traditions include the ‘May dip’ swim in the North Sea. Most students study several subjects for their first two years before specialising for their final two years. The university has a partnership with the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA, which offers the chance to take a joint degree from the two institutions, spending two years at each.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 9,737
Average UCAS tariff: 517.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £22,500
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 38%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 90%

St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary’s University Twickenham was founded in 1850 as a Catholic teacher training college and is led by Catholic values. It gained university status in 2014. Many of its undergraduate courses relate to theatre, business or sport. Mo Farah trained on its running coaching programme; its sports facilities have also been used by teams from the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The main campus is situated in the grounds of the Gothic, castle-style Strawberry Hill House, created by 18th century novelist Horace Walpole.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 5,167
Average UCAS tariff: 288.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £21,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 53%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 92%

University of Stirling

The main 330-acre University of Stirling campus is two miles from the centre of Stirling and comprises a loch, a golf-course and the 18th century Airthrey Castle. It has two other campuses in Inverness and Stornoway that specialise in nursing and midwifery. The university offers a mixture of vocationally focused and more traditional academic subjects. Undergraduates at Stirling study several subjects in their first two years before deciding what to specialise in for their final two years.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 11,089
Average UCAS tariff: 375.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £21,500
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 58%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 91%

University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland was established in 1901 and gained university status in 1992. It has three campuses. Two are in Sunderland, where almost all of its undergraduate courses are based: one in the city centre and one close to the sea. The third is in London and offers undergraduate degrees in business and in tourism. Many of the university’s courses have a vocational or creative focus; they include a BA in glass and ceramics based at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 16,022
Average UCAS tariff: 294.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £18,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 48%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 89%

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is situated in Guildford, around 40 minutes from London by train. It was granted university status in 1966 and offers a range of academic, vocational and creative degree courses. It has over 2,300 partner organisations for its professional training placement programme. Students can work out at the university-owned Surrey Sports Park, which hosted the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup and was selected as an official training base for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 14,066
Average UCAS tariff: 424.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £23,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 61%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 94%

UCL

University College London is a Russell Group university and was the first English institution to admit men and women on equal terms. Over 40 former members have been awarded Nobel Prizes. Many of its facilities are in Bloomsbury, central London; a number of its student residences are close by. Undergraduates take part in the two-week UCL Global Citizenship Programme after their summer exams, working with students from different subjects on projects relating to issues such as global heath, human wellbeing and sustainable cities.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 28,428
Average UCAS tariff: 506.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £24,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 58%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 90%

University of Cumbria

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University of Huddersfield

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University of Reading

The University of Reading is spread across three campuses: the main Whiteknights campus; the London Road campus, home to the Institute of Education; and the Greenlands campus, home to Henley Business School. The university’s Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, Department of Archaeology and Department of Meteorology have all been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize. It also has the Henley Business School in South Africa and a new campus in Malaysia where UK students can spend time studying.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 13,594
Average UCAS tariff: 373.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £21,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 49%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 89%

University of the West of Scotland

The University of the West of Scotland was formed in 2007 from the merger of the University of Paisley and Bell College. It has campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley; there’s also a London campus that runs courses for international students. The Paisley campus is the largest – it’s in the centre of town and a short train ride into Glasgow. The Dumfries campus forms part of the historic Crichton estate, which has parkland and a golf course; the Ayr campus is by the river, close to the centre of the coastal town.

Facts (DLHE 2013/14)

Number of students: 15,280
Average UCAS tariff: 304.0
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment: £21,000
In professional employment 6 months after graduation: 54%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation: 91%



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