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Medicine at Exeter in top 10 in The Complete University Guide

The quality of education and research in Medicine at the University of Exeter has been reflected in a top ten ranking in The Complete University Guide.

The subject came in at number 10 in the ranking of 130 UK universities. Exeter also performed well in Medical Technology & Bioengineering, which includes Medical Imaging, which came in 9th, and in the newly named category of Biomedical Sciences, which includes Medical Sciences and Neuroscience, ranking 11th

Professor Clive Ballard, Executive Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health, said: “I’m delighted to see our Medicine programme recognised in the top 10 of this prestigious national guide. We know our teaching and research are going from strength to strength, and it’s great to see that reflected. I’d like to thank all our dedicated staff, students and supporters for all their amazing work, particularly in such a challenging year for everyone.”

The University also preserved its second-placed position in the South West region, in the latest ranking, released today (June 8th 2021). 

Both science and humanities subjects have been recognised as being amongst the best in the country, with 36 in the top 20 - of which 12 subjects are top 10. Three subjects appeared in the top 5 -  the highest ranking of which was Anthropology in 3rd. 

Professor Lisa Roberts, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter said: “It is pleasing to see that Exeter has performed strongly both regionally and nationally in this year's Complete University Guide.  It is also encouraging to see so many subjects across the sciences and humanities perform so well, with more than 30 in the top 20. It reflects Exeter's position as a strong, encouraging and rewarding environment where students and staff alike are nurtured and stimulated to flourish and thrive." 

The Complete University Guide ranking is based on 10 measures: Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Graduate Prospects – outcomes, Graduate Prospects – on track, Student-Staff Ratio, Spending on Academic Services, Spending on Student Facilities, and Completion. 130 Universities are included in this year’s rankings. 

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Date: 28 June 2021

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