Nottingham subjects among the best in the world

08 Mar 2017 00:15:00.000

Subjects taught at The University of Nottingham are among the best in the world according to a new league table.

This year’s ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject’, features Nottingham as an elite institution in 37 of the 46 subjects surveyed.

The ranking also features 21 Nottingham subjects in the global top 100, and seven in the top 50.

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The University was placed particularly highly in Pharmacy & Pharmacology (6th), Education (22nd), Anatomy & Physiology (36th), Veterinary Science (29th), Nursing (42nd), Geography (46th) and English Language & Literature (49th).

Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham, said: “We’re very proud of the breadth of subjects we offer at Nottingham. To be ranked so highly across this range is testament to our exceptional teaching standards and the level of quality we demand from both students and staff.

“Yet again Pharmacy & Pharmacology has placed in the top 10 which we are especially proud to see.”

A total of 4,438 universities were evaluated as part of the survey, with 1117 institutions making the ranking.

The QS World University Rankings by subject series are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. It allows prospective students to compare universities in their particular area of interest.

The QS World University 2016 Rankings also placed The University of Nottingham as =75th in the world. 

It follows The University being named the best in the UK for graduate employment, according to the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Dr Greatrix added: “It is very pleasing to see that our investments in teaching and careers have been recognised. These rankings show Nottingham offering not just an outstanding academic experience in a research rich environment but also making the world beyond graduation an accessible one.”

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16, and 8th in the UK for research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.

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