IAU Member

United Kingdom

top General Information


Street:The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road


Post Code:DH1 3LE

Tel.:+44(191) 334-2000 +44(191) 334-6328


Institution Funding



Founded 1832.

Academic Year

October to June

Admission Requirements

General Certificate of Education (GCE), General Certicate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or equivalent, with passes in 3 approved subjects at Ordinary ('O') level, or 1 at 'O' and 2 at Advanced ('A') level, or 1 at 'O' and 3 at 'A'. Candidates may offer Advanced Supplementary ('AS') levels which count as 1/2 an 'A' level



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Corbridge Stuart

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Senior Administrative Officer : Antony Long

Job title:Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Senior Administrative Officer : Jennifer Sewel

Job title:University Secretary

International Relations Officer : Claire O’Malley

Job title:Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global)

International Relations Officer : Sharne Procter

Job title:Director of the International Office

top Divisions

Faculty : Arts and Humanities

Fields of study:Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, East Asian Studies, Eastern European Studies, Educational Sciences, French, History, Italian, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Russian, Spanish, Theology

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physical Therapy, Psychology

Faculty : Social Sciences and Health

Fields of study:Anthropology, Archaeology, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Finance, Geography, Government, Health Sciences, Islamic Studies, Law, Medicine, Middle Eastern Studies, Social Policy, Sociology

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Postgraduate Diploma

Master's Degree

Fields of study:Accountancy, Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Archaeology, Behavioural Sciences, Bible, Business Administration, Christian Religious Studies, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Commercial Law, Criminology, Developmental Psychology, Economics, Education, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Finance, Geography, Heritage Preservation, History, International Business, International Relations, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Mediterranean Studies, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Music, Neurosciences, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Primary Education, Religion, Social Work, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Transport Management, Visual Arts, Writing

Master of Philosophy

Fields of study:Archaeology, Classical Languages, Criminology, Earth Sciences, Government, History, International Studies, Literature, Music, Religion, Social Work, Sports


Fields of study:Ancient Civilizations, Biology, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, English, Health Sciences, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, Theology

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2017-2018

Full Time Total:1134

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Total:1459


Statistics Year:2017-2018


Updated on 07-01-2020