Published: 14 September 2020

Nursing and midwifery courses ranked top 20 in the UK

Nursing and midwifery courses at the University of Surrey have been ranked top 20 in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2021.

The Guardian University Guide 2021 have ranked our nursing and midwifery courses top 20 in the UK, a rise of 21 places from last year. We also ranked 5th in the UK for modern languages and linguistics, with chemistry, criminology, engineering: electronic and electrical, music, sociology and veterinary science featuring in the top 10.

More than 120 UK universities were included in the league table, which covered 54 subject areas, including biosciences, psychology and sports science. Nine measures of performance were used to calculate the rankings, covering all aspects of the student life cycle. These included entry standards, student-staff ratios, expenditure per student, continuation, student satisfaction (teaching quality, feedback and overall satisfaction), value-added scores and careers prospects, using results from the new Graduate Outcomes survey.

Professor Melaine Coward
Professor Melaine Coward

Professor Melaine Coward, Head of the School of Health Sciences, commented:

"This ranking reflects the innovation and passion of our staff within the School of Health Sciences. Through our student-focused teaching, we’re creating caring healthcare professionals, ready to meet the needs of their patients and influence policy change.”

Our nursing courses are also ranked top 5 in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2021 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

View our full league table rankings

About our courses

At Surrey, we offer three different undergraduate nursing courses - adult, child and mental health – each with a core focus on patient care, in addition to our midwifery course. When you graduate from your chosen specialism, you’ll have the qualities that patients want to see: care, compassion, honesty, candour and understanding.

Adult nursing student, Wendy Barrie, remarked:

“I’ve enjoyed both the academic and practical elements of my adult nursing course. I’ve also got access to great facilities, including the Clinical Simulation Centre where I can practise my clinical skills.”

Find out more about our nursing courses

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