Which university ranked highest for dentistry in 2024?

Which university ranked highest for dentistry in 2024?

The Times has released its annual ranking of university courses by subject – find out which universities ranked highest for dentistry in 2024.

Every year The Times creates a Good University Guide, ranking UK universities as a whole and by individual subject courses. The factors which affect the ranking are teaching quality, student experience, research quality, entry standards and graduate prospects. These are combined to create an overall score.

For 2024, the highest ranking dentistry course was at Queen’s University, Belfast with a score of 100. It scored particularly highly in entry standards, student experience and research quality. Queen’s was also the highest rated course in 2023.

The top 10 dentistry courses for 2024 were:

  1. Queen’s University, Belfast (100)
  2. University of Glasgow (97.9)
  3. University of Dundee (96.9)
  4. Newcastle University (96.1)
  5. University of Bristol (95.3)
  6. University of Sheffield (94.1)
  7. Cardiff University (93.6)
  8. King’s College London (93.1)
  9. Queen Mary University, London (92.8)
  10. University of Birmingham and University of Plymouth (92.4).

‘Where you study matters more than ever’

Helen Davies is the editor of the Good University Guide 2024. She said: ‘It is more competitive to get a place at many of our top institutions, the cost of attending university has soared leaving graduates with extraordinary debt, and in many cases campus life still bears the scars of the pandemic. Meanwhile lecturers are on strike and the marking crisis is a running scandal.

‘It is right to take the time to make the right choice, and what you study and where you study matter more than ever when it comes to future earnings.’

The rankings are compiled based on statistics provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Student satisfaction scores, divided into teaching quality and student experience, are based on the National Student Survey. This survey has collected the opinions of more than 5.3 million UK students since 2005.

The Times also created a social inclusion table to assess the diversity and inclusivity of the universities. The newspaper notes that many of the universities which ranked highest overall were at the bottom of the social inclusion table. Of the bottom 20 universities for social inclusion, 16 were part of the Russell Group.

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