With its close proximity to Newcastle, the University of Sunderland is a respected UK institution that combines academic excellence with student support. The university offers rich education and facilities placing it among the best UK universities for student experience (Times Higher Education, 2005). It is a research active university with 10 of its subjects classed among the world’s leading including Pharmacy, Engineering, Business, Media, History, and Social work. The University of Sunderland’s leading research and collaborations with private and public sectors contribute to its high graduate employment rate reaching 95.8%.
Queen Mary University of London is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. It is recognized for its academic and research excellence across an array of science and humanities subjects where it ranks in the global top 50 in English, History, Drama, and Law. In fact, it is ranked 9th in the UK’s research excellence framework. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area in London, QMUL has one of the largest campuses in the area. Its location near central London and its Russell Group status provide its graduates with an advantage in the job market.