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Newcastle University Ranked Top 10 for Graduate Prospects

Graduating with a degree in hand does not always guarantee a smooth career path. In fact, youth unemployment in Malaysia in 2017 was at a worrying 10.8%.[1] In this highly competitive job market, many students are wracked with anxiety at the prospect of not being able to find employment upon graduation. This is where having a distinguished qualification from an institution with a reputation for educational excellence may help graduates gain a competitive edge.

Enter Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed). In addition to offering prestigious, internationally recognised UK degrees, NUMed’s parent campus, Newcastle University, UK, is well-ranked with high graduate prospects. In fact, The Complete University Guide 2020 ranked Newcastle University among the Top 10 universities in the UK for graduate prospects, with an exceptionally impressive 95% of its students in a professional job or further training within six months of graduating.

“The outstanding graduate prospect score highlights the brilliant work done by everyone at the University in helping our students develop relevant develop relevant employability skills. The ranking showcases the quality of our degrees and our excellent careers support, and track-record in upholding employability and entrepreneurship, in addition to our focus on transferrable skills and reputation with employers,” said the Vice-Chancellor and President of Newcastle University, UK, Professor Chris Day.

Dr Bernard Kingston, Chairman of, similarly commented that Newcastle University’s emphasis on employability skills secured its status: “The evidence is clear; the increased emphasis, including funding, on employability and career planning within academic departments and student services is bearing fruit.”

NUMed graduates will join Newcastle University’s long list of famed alumni that includes multiple award-winning solicitor and public speaker Funke Abimbola, BBC news journalist Kate Adie, neuroscientist and philosopher Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, former United States Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit, and even Mr. Bean himself, comedian Rowan Atkinson.

The Complete University Guide 2020 also places Newcastle University among the top 25 UK universities, further cementing its status as a world-class institution at the forefront of research and teaching. Additionally, the university has the highest number of courses featured in the subject tables – a remarkable 16 subjects were placed in the UK’s top 10.

“We are extremely pleased with this achievement. It is a wonderful testament to the hard work and dedication of our team in designing relevant and engaging curricula to meet the needs of our students and industries worldwide,” stated Professor Chris Day.

Through the years, Newcastle University has consistently garnered a high standing among various university ranking platforms. Currently, the university is placed fifth in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2019 and in the top 125 (Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health category) by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2018, among others. It also received a 95% Overall Student Satisfaction Score according to the National Student Survey 2017 (subjects allied to medical category).

As the international campus of Newcastle University, UK, NUMed is an extension of its legacy of educational excellence. As well as opportunities for foundation and postgraduate studies, NUMed offers undergraduate degrees in Medicine (MBBS) and Biomedical Sciences (BSc). These undergraduate programmes are identical to those taught in the UK and lead to the award of the same prestigious UK degrees. There are also opportunities to study in Newcastle University, UK, via exchange or transfer programmes. To find out more about NUMed's programmes, excellent facilities, and student life, visit


published on: 1 July 2019