University of Bristol: Bristol rises two places in Complete University Guide 2022

The latest UK league table published today shows 24 of Bristol’s subjects are ranked in the top ten for their discipline, with eight in the top five. General Engineering (called Engineering Design at Bristol) is ranked second in the country – up one place from last year.

Other highly rated subjects include Social Policy (up two places), Aerospace Engineering and Dentistry (up three places) – all ranked as third in their fields in the country.

Civil Engineering was ranked as fourth, Medicine (up nine places) and the Veterinary Medicine (up two places) were placed at fifth. German also scored fifth (up seven places from last year).

General Engineering – (known as Engineering Design at Bristol – 2nd)
Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering – 3rd
Dentistry – 3rd
Social Policy -3rd
Civil Engineering – 4th
German – 5th
Medicine – 5th
Veterinary Medicine (known as Veterinary Science at Bristol – 5th)
French – 6th
Russian – 6th
Iberian Languages (known as Languages of the Iberian Peninsula at Bristol – 7th)
Drama, Dance and Cinematics – (known as Theatre and Performance Studies at Bristol – 7th)
Mechanical Engineering – 7th
Psychology -7th
Geology – 8th
Law – 8th
Mathematics – 8th
Sociology – 8th
Theology and religious studies (known as Religion and Theology at Bristol – 8th)
Computer Science 9th
Italian – 9th
Anthropology 10th
Geography and environmental sciences (known as Geographical Sciences at Bristol – 10th)
Philosophy – 10th
The 2022 QS World University Rankings placed Bristol as 9th best in the UK, 18th best in Europe and 61st best in the world, out of 2,462 universities analysed.

Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol, said: “Over the past year my colleagues have worked exceptionally hard to deliver a world-class education for our students.

“It’s particularly pleasing to see General Engineering and Social Policy feature so highly in the subject rankings, and so soon after QS ranked Bristol among the Top 10 in the UK and Top 100 in the world.”

The Complete University Guide league table is based on ten 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.

The subject tables are based on five measures: Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Graduate Prospects – outcomes and Graduate Prospects – on track.

Simon Emmett, Chief Executive Officer of IDP Connect, which runs the Complete University Guide, said: “With more prospective students actively researching their options each year, the 2023 Complete University Guide league tables will serve as an important guide.

“We believe these rankings help them to make the right decisions as they consider their next steps into higher education.”

The University of Bristol was recently ranked fifth for research in the UK, with a remarkable 94% of its research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent, in the recent REF 2021 results.