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University of Bristol ranked 16th in Complete University Guide 2020

Press release issued: 1 May 2019

The University of Bristol has been ranked 16th overall and 9th for the quality of its research in the latest Complete University Guide.

The UK league table, published today [1 May], shows 14 out of Bristol’s 40 subjects are ranked in the top 10 for their discipline.

Highly ranked subjects include General Engineering (called Engineering Design at Bristol) which is ranked 2nd, Veterinary Science has risen four places to 3rd, while Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (equivalent to Aerospace Engineering at Bristol) and Theology & Religious Studies are ranked 4th.

The Complete University Guide is a widely-respected and cited online ranking of over 131 UK universities in one main table, plus 70 individual subject tables to help students compare courses at different universities.

Its main table is based on 10 measures: 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.

It comes as new data from the QS World University Rankings by Subject, which highlights the world's top universities in a range of popular subject areas, confirms that 27 subjects taught by the University of Bristol are highly rated within the world's top 100.

Further information

The 14 subjects which ranked in the top 10 for their discipline are:

General Engineering - called Engineering Design at Bristol (2nd)

Veterinary Science (3rd)

Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering – called Aerospace Engineering at Bristol (4th)

Theology & Religious Studies (4th)

Geography (5th)

Mechanical Engineering (5th)

Sociology (5th)

Social Policy (5th)

Psychology (6th)

Pharmacology & Pharmacy (8th)

Civil Engineering (8th)

Geology (8th)

Medicine (9th)

English (10th)

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