THE University of Bradford has fallen slightly in the latest rankings of UK universities.

The newly published Complete University Guide shows that Bradford is the fifth ranked university in Yorkshire and the Humber, and 61st nationally.

Last year the university was ranked 58th out of 136 institutions.

Despite the drop, the university’s ranking is still much higher than a few years ago - in 2014 Bradford was 83rd nationally.

The national ranking is based on ten measures including student satisfaction, graduate prospects and spending on academic services.

The new guide also ranks Bradford in the top 10 nationally for the teaching of five of its subjects.

A University of Bradford spokesman said: “The university has in recent years risen significantly in the rankings and continues to consolidate its place with the quality of courses we teach, the experience we offer to our students and the impact our research has right across the world.

"This is illustrated by again having five of our subjects ranked in the UK’s top ten.”

The top four performing universities in Yorkshire were Leeds, coming in first locally and 13th nationally, followed by York (21st nationally), Sheffield (30th) and Huddersfield (60th).