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Bristol Vet School is among best in the world, new league table confirms


9 March 2020

The University of Bristol Veterinary School is 15th in the world

The University of Bristol Veterinary School is 15th in the world, as revealed by new data from the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

The rankings, which highlight the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, show that Bristol Veterinary School has risen an impressive four places, from number 19 in last year’s league table.

Within the UK, Bristol Vet School has also climbed another two places to number four from number six in 2019.

Bristol’s Veterinary Science course has achieved the highest score for employer reputation of all the subjects at Bristol.

This high score for the Veterinary Science course is testimony to the research-fueled course content which is delivered by leading experts in the field, alongside access to cutting edge facilities and a wealth of varied practical experience.

Head of Bristol Vet School, Professor Richard Hammond said: “This outstanding result reflects the importance we place on student experience, and how the quality and preparedness of our graduates is at the forefront of everything we do, including clinical and professional training. We continue to watch the success of our graduates with awe, as they pursue a wide variety of careers across the globe.”

Employer reputation is ranked on the responses of 45,000 employers [the largest of its kind] who have identified those institutions from which they source the most competent, innovative, effective graduates.

Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

As well as individual subject rankings, the QS system ranks the world's top universities in their overall positions too, with Bristol being ranked  49th in 2020.

The QS World University Rankings assess 1,368 universities in 83 countries across 48 single subjects and five broad subject-areas.

It's based on the expert opinion of 94,000 academics and 44,000 graduate employers worldwide, plus 162 million citations yielded from 22.5 million academic papers.

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