Excellent graduate prospects and outstanding research were some of the factors that attributed to the University’s rise in the rankings, published today [18 September].
Eighteen subjects are ranked in the top 10, with seven in the top five, including:
- General Engineering – (known as both Engineering Design and Engineering Mathematics at Bristol – 1st)
- Civil Engineering – 3rd
- Mechanical Engineering – 3rd
- Sociology – 3rd
- Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering – 4th
- Medicine – 5th
- Russian – 5th
- Animal science – 6th
- Dentistry – 6th
- Geography and environmental sciences – 6th
- Veterinary Medicine – 6th
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering – 7th
- Geology – 7th
- Music – 8th
- Chemistry – 9th
- Drama, Dance and Cinematics – (known as Theatre and Performance Studies at Bristol – 10th)
- German – 10th
- Pharmacology and Pharmacy – 10th
Professor Hugh Brady, Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol, said: “Here at Bristol, we pride ourselves on the diverse, research-led education that we offer to our students. I am thrilled to see the commitment, passion and talent of our staff and students reflected in this year’s results.
“We will not, of course, rest on our laurels. Our ongoing, long-term investment across our facilities, staff and support services remains one of our top priorities, which will enhance the overall students experience and quality of teaching for years to come.”
The guide is based on an analysis of 131 UK universities judged on nine indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.
The widely respected guide provides the definitive rankings for UK universities and the most comprehensive overview of higher education in Britain.
The latest results follow on from Bristol’s recent climb of 12 places in The Guardian’s University Guide 2021, in which it was named the 11th best University in the UK.