University courses break into the UK top ten in latest Guardian league table

University courses break into the UK top ten in latest Guardian league table

Courses from the University's medical school, physics and anthropology have been ranked among the top 10 in the UK in the latest league tables of university performance.

The Guardian University Guide ranked dentistry at Aberdeen as second in the UK and medicine fourth in the UK and first in Scotland.

There were also strong results for Anatomy and Physiology which was ranked fifth in the UK; Sports Science was sixth in the UK and first in Scotland, with Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13th.

Substantial improvement was recorded in Physics which rose 13 places to claim ninth place in the UK and English and Creative Writing climbed the same number of places to reach an overall position of 25th.

Anthropology maintained its high ranking of ninth in the UK, Law was in position 15, General Engineering at 17 and Earth and Marine Sciences climbed eight places to reach 24th.

Other positive performance measures in the Guardian League Tables include:

-          Dentistry and Physics saw improved student:staff ratios

-          The majority of subject areas recorded higher entry tariffs

-          All subject areas saw a mixture of improved NSS scores

-          Dentistry recorded more expenditure per student and better student:staff ratios

Overall the University of Aberdeen has dropped 5 places in the Guardian University League Table Results for 2019.  However, it has maintained Scottish ranking.

Commenting on the strong performance of subjects within Medicine and Medical Sciences, Head of School Professor Steve Heys said: “We are delighted with these latest rankings underlines the tremendous being done here to train clinicians, researchers and healthcare staff who can make a real difference to the communities that they will go on to work in.

“Rankings are one way of measuring success and we know they play an important role in attracting the best and brightest students to study in Aberdeen and the fact that our own students scored us so highly for course satisfaction is a great indicator that we are giving then a great start to their careers.

“We are pushing ourselves to deliver our teaching in more innovative and engaging ways and have done a power of work to encourage students from widening access backgrounds to be able to apply for medical school, such as our Gateway 2 Medicine course run in conjunction with North East Scotland College.”