Bristol climbs the university league tables

The University of Bristol has risen two places in the Complete University Guide to 15th

Published on the 25th April, the latest UK league table, shows that 21 out of Bristol’s 39 subjects are ranked in the top 10, including 1st places for Engineering Design, up from 3rd from last year.

The Complete University Guide is often referred to by prospective students. The site ranks over 140 of the UK’s universities in one main table and has 70 individual subject tables as well.

Other subjects which also ranked highly include: Sociology (2nd), Aerospace Engineering (3rd), Mechanical Engineering (4th) and Pharmacology and Pharmacy (5th).

The 10 categories used to measure the rankings include: student satisfaction; research quality; research intensity; entry standards; student/staff ratio; spending on academic services; spending on student facilities; good honours degrees; graduate prospects and completion.

The highest scores received by Bristol were within research intensity, good honours and degree completion in the South West region, and also the ratio of staff to students.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Hugh Brady said: "Here at Bristol we pride ourselves on the quality of our students, our world-leading research and our inspiring learning environment. It's very pleasing to see this recognised in the Complete University Guide, and I’m especially proud that our General Engineering degree has been ranked best in the country.”

"To continue our upwards climb – nine places in two years – is fantastic. It’s testament to the hard work of our staff, who ensure the quality of our research and teaching remains unequivocally high."

It comes alongside the release of new data by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, which confirms that 29 subjects taught by the University of Bristol are highly ranked within the world’s top 100.

The 21 subjects which ranked in the top 10 for their discipline are:
General Engineering - equivalent to Engineering Design (1st)
Sociology (2nd)
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering - equivalent to Aerospace Engineering (3rd)
Mechanical Engineering (4th)
Pharmacology & Pharmacy (5th)
Dentistry (6th)
Geography (6th)
Social Policy (6th)
Theology & Religious Studies (7th)
Veterinary Medicine (7th)
Civil Engineering (7th)
Electrical & Electronic Engineering (7th)
Geology (8th)
Italian (8th)
Music (8th)
Classics & Ancient History (9th)
Computer Science (10th)
Economics (10th)
History (10th)
Iberian Languages– equivalent to Hispanic, Portugese and Latin American Studies (10th)
Philosophy (10th)

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