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PRES 2019 rankings

We’re the University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2020 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide), and our undergraduate student satisfaction levels stand at 86%. This ranks us fourth in the country for satisfaction with opportunities to apply your learning.

But we’re also leading the way in the research student experience. Our results in the 2019 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) have set us apart as an exceptional place to study a research degree, with an overall satisfaction rate of 85%. 

What is PRES?

PRES is an annual online survey conducted by AdvanceHE, open to all higher education institutions in the UK with postgraduate research students. The results for each institution are compared to establish UK rankings.

The survey focuses on everything from research supervision and resources to research skills development and overall satisfaction.

Our 2019 rankings

We scored very highly in a range of criteria, and above the national average in all benchmarked survey categories. As a result, we’re placed in the top 25% of UK postgraduate research institutions for student satisfaction.

For some subject areas — Biological Sciences and Media and Communications — we ranked the highest in the country.

Overall, out of  107 participating institutions in the UK, we were ranked

  • 9th for research culture
  • 9th for progression
  • 10th for responsibilities
  • 12th for research skills
  • 15th overall
  • 22nd for supervision
  • 24th for resources

We believe that the pursuit of knowledge has the power to transform lives. That’s why our research is based around finding innovative, practical solutions to real world problems.

Want to join us? Get in touch, or order a postgraduate prospectus today.

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