CONFIRMED: Durham Medical School WILL move to Newcastle

The earliest changes will take place at the start of 2017/18 entry

Following extensive consultation with staff, students and external stakeholders, it was confirmed at a meeting yesterday that Durham’s School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health will transfer to Newcastle University.

In an email sent to students, Vice-Chancellor Stuart Corbridge said: “This is a significant decision for our University and one which was not taken lightly.

“A further period of consultation with staff and students within the School will now be undertaken.”

Queen's campus at Stockton. Looks alright

Queen’s campus at Stockton

Currently, 95 students each year are trained for the first two years at Durham’s Queen Campus in Stockton while the other 240 are wholly trained at Newcastle University.

All students then spend their final three years on placement under the management of Newcastle University.


In a statement the Durham School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health explains how the the transfer “will ensure a coherent and sustainable regional medical education provision for the future.”

It positions Newcastle as one of the few Universities in the leading Russell Group which will able to offer programmes and research in medicine, dentistry, biomedical sciences, psychology and pharmacy with synergies across all three of its Faculties.