City’s university also ranks in top ten in students’ guide in two medical subjects

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The University of Bradford is rising in the ranking of the best universities in the UK, and it is among the top universities for two medical subjects.

A league table of universities released today ranks Bradford number 77 out of the UK’s 123 universities, up from last year’s placing at 83.

The 2015 ranking for The Complete University Guide also show that in two subjects – opthalmic and physiotherapy, the university was among the top ten.

The university’s vice-chancellor Professor Brian Cantor said the climb reflects efforts to make improvements in several areas.

In opthalmics, the branch of medicine that deals with the human eye, the university is ranked seventh in the UK, and for physiotherapy it is ranked nineth.

Data for the rankings was derived from official sources and has been checked directly with the universities to create an independent league table designed to help students make the best choice about where they study.

Prof Cantor said: “I am pleased to see the University of Bradford has risen in the latest Complete University Guide.

“This reflects the efforts the university has made in supporting students to allow them to reach their potential. We have enhanced student support at key points in their university experience including enrolment, yearly progression and preparing for employment.

“This has resulted in higher levels of academic attainment leading to students getting professional and managerial jobs.”

Making up the top three universities are Cambridge, Oxford and the London School of Economics. York was the top ranked university in Yorkshire and the Humber, coming in at number 14 while Leeds was ranked 23rd.

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of the guide, said: “The league tables, taken with the rankings for specific subjects, offer would-be students an accurate and independent guide to the UK university system.

“They should not be used in isolation but alongside all the other advice and information in the guide.”

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11:02am Mon 12 May 14

Bone_idle18 says...

If some subjects are so high, wonder what subjects are ranked the lowest to drag the overall position down?

Maybe these subjects need to be dropped and the university concentrate on what it does best?
If some subjects are so high, wonder what subjects are ranked the lowest to drag the overall position down? Maybe these subjects need to be dropped and the university concentrate on what it does best? Bone_idle18
  • Score: 14

11:13am Mon 12 May 14

Albion. says...

It's good to see that it's doing well in two very vital subjects.
It's good to see that it's doing well in two very vital subjects. Albion.
  • Score: 13

1:10pm Mon 12 May 14

ivegate says...

I just dont get it , are we celebrating success or failure here by my maths (this could be wrong, i went to college here in 60s) we are celebrating going from a university ranked in the bottom third of universities in the the country to one just outside the bottom third.
These figures are embarrasing for a city the size of bradford, remind me where Leeds came again.
Massive well done to the guys on the opthalmic and physiotherapy courses,you certainly got the principles out of the mire,
TWO successful courses, it is a bit like saying " i cannot read or write but i can drive a tractor"
77th out of 123 is not a reason to celebrate in anybodies book, but cause for concern for a city the size of Bradford
what are the reasons for this failure?
Oh well ..must do better next time.
I just dont get it , are we celebrating success or failure here by my maths (this could be wrong, i went to college here in 60s) we are celebrating going from a university ranked in the bottom third of universities in the the country to one just outside the bottom third. These figures are embarrasing for a city the size of bradford, remind me where Leeds came again. Massive well done to the guys on the opthalmic and physiotherapy courses,you certainly got the principles out of the mire, TWO successful courses, it is a bit like saying " i cannot read or write but i can drive a tractor" 77th out of 123 is not a reason to celebrate in anybodies book, but cause for concern for a city the size of Bradford what are the reasons for this failure? Oh well ..must do better next time. ivegate
  • Score: 6

1:57pm Mon 12 May 14

basil fawlty says...

Well at least its an improvement, but I agree with the above. The overall position of 77th still reflects very badly on Bradford, but then its no surprise when you consider that a large number of the students there will be from Bradford whose schools are mainly low down in the rankings.
Well at least its an improvement, but I agree with the above. The overall position of 77th still reflects very badly on Bradford, but then its no surprise when you consider that a large number of the students there will be from Bradford whose schools are mainly low down in the rankings. basil fawlty
  • Score: 8

6:01pm Mon 12 May 14

EyeSec says...

The study of the human eye is opHthalmics not opthalmics. This is a common error but really shouldn't get past a spell checker.! The Optometry students at Bradford Uni are studying to be opticians not doctors therefore is this strictly a medical subject?
The study of the human eye is opHthalmics not opthalmics. This is a common error but really shouldn't get past a spell checker.! The Optometry students at Bradford Uni are studying to be opticians not doctors therefore is this strictly a medical subject? EyeSec
  • Score: 5

8:26pm Mon 12 May 14

i'dliketosay says...

Bradford University is supposed to have one of the best ratios of students to teacher. With all this support why is it languishing at 77? The answer lies with the calibre of applicants. When grades to subjects are lower than red brick universities this will undoubtedly be reflected with the number of top class of degrees earned
Bradford University is supposed to have one of the best ratios of students to teacher. With all this support why is it languishing at 77? The answer lies with the calibre of applicants. When grades to subjects are lower than red brick universities this will undoubtedly be reflected with the number of top class of degrees earned i'dliketosay
  • Score: 2

9:18pm Mon 12 May 14

thoughtout says...

What an embarrassment that the people of Bradford are expected to celebrate the fact that we are 77th

I think the editorial by the T and A is so poor and shows what a sorry city we are becoming
What an embarrassment that the people of Bradford are expected to celebrate the fact that we are 77th I think the editorial by the T and A is so poor and shows what a sorry city we are becoming thoughtout
  • Score: 3

7:45am Tue 13 May 14

EyeSec says...

In Ophthalmics the university was ranked seventh out of only twelve universities which offer this course so not hard to get into the top ten here!
In Ophthalmics the university was ranked seventh out of only twelve universities which offer this course so not hard to get into the top ten here! EyeSec
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