Newcastle named third-best UK law school


Newcastle Law School is ranked third-best in the UK by the Sunday Times University Guide 2011, just behind Oxford and Cambridge.

The Guide, which ranks all law Schools in the UK, is based on criteria such as student satisfaction, student achievement, research quality, the number of students obtaining employment and peer assessment. The result adds to the strong performance by the School in both the 2009 and 2010 National Student Satisfaction Surveys, where Newcastle Law School was ranked in the top two with an overall student satisfaction outcome of 98 per cent.

Head of Newcastle Law School, Professor Chris Rodgers, said: 'This excellent league table ranking comes hard on the heels of similar results in the Guardian University Guide and the Times Good University Guide to UK Law Schools, both published earlier in 2010, and which both put Newcastle in the top 10 for English Law Schools. Our mission is to give our students the best possible learning experience while at Newcastle, and our National Student Satisfaction Survey scores indicate that we are delivering strongly on this key indicator of the quality of a Newcastle law degree.

'This latest ranking is based on a wide range of criteria, including also our research strength and the achievements of our students. It is ample testament to all the hard work of our academic, support and library staff in delivering a top quality student experience at Newcastle Law School.'

The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 is behind the Times paywall, but subscribers can access it here.

published on: 20th October 2010

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