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Medical School Rankings UK 2017

Looking at different medical schools and wondering which one is right for you? Medical school rankings UK are measured using various factors, including student satisfaction with the course, feedback and teaching, as well as research intensity and quality. This blog details the various ways that medical schools are ranked to help you decide on the right schools to suit your needs.

Please note that while we’ve ensured this information is as accurate as possible as of 9th May 2017, medical school rankings may be subject to change, so we also recommend checking the individual websites themselves. 

Medical School Rankings UK: Which Medical School Scores Highest?

The below scores are taken from the Complete University Guide and the Guardian to compile their medical school rankings – the top three in each category are listed below to help you decide which university is right for you. To compare different entry requirements of each UK medical school, you can also try our Medical School Comparison Tool.

Which School is Best for Student Satisfaction?

Scored: Out of 5

This Complete University Guide score is based on student feedback and their satisfaction with the course, facilities and Medicine programme. This is also segmented into student satisfaction with the course, teaching and feedback by the Guardian below.

  1. Oxford (score: 4.63)
  2. Brighton and Sussex (score: 4.46)
  3. Keele (score: 4.45)

Which School is Best for Students Satisfied with the Course?

Scored: Out of 100

This is the percentage of students satisfied with the quality of the Medicine course, as ranked by the Guardian.

  1. Keele / Brighton and Sussex Medical School (score: 98)
  2. Oxford (score: 97.3)
  3. Sheffield (score: 97)

Which School is Best for Students Satisfied with Teaching?

Scored: Out of 100

Ranked by the Guardian, this is the percentage of students satisfied with the quality of teaching on the Medicine course.

  1. Keele (score: 98.5)
  2. Oxford (score: 98.2)
  3. Brighton and Sussex Medical School (score: 97.5)

Which School is Best for Students Satisfied with Feedback?

Scored: Out of 100

This is the number of students satisfied with the feedback they received on the course – ranked by the Guardian.

  1. Oxford (score: 85.4)
  2. Keele (score: 85)
  3. Sheffield (score: 83.2)

Which School is Best for Research Quality?

Scored: Out of 4

This Complete University Guide score measures the quality of Medicine research at each university.

  1. Swansea (Graduate Entry only – score: 3.49)
  2. Oxford (score: 3.45)
  3. Cambridge (score: 3.43)

Which School is Best for Research Intensity?

Scored: Out of 1

This is the number of staff members involved in the research at the medical school, as ranked by Complete University Guide.

  1. Lancaster (score: 0.99)
  2. University College London (score: 0.96)
  3. Keele (score: 0.92)

Want to visit the schools to see for yourself? You may want to look at our Summer 2017 Open Days blog for a full list of medical school open days and registration links. You can also visit our page on Medical School Rankings for more information.

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