The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham has risen two places to second in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as first in the Russell Group rising one place since last year’s league table.  The survey highlighted that 96% of Birmingham’s Physics and Astronomy students are satisfied with their course and teaching. Learn more on the Guardian website.

Professor Martin Freer, head of School said:
The student experience, the quality of our teaching, the involvement of students to our cutting-edge research and ensuring students progress to fruitful careers or further research are all high priority for the School of Physics and Astronomy. Naturally, we are delighted that the success in delivering this for our students has been recognised in the Guardian League Table and will strive to ensure we maintain such high standards.

The Guardian’s league tables rank universities according to: spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey (NSS). 

The tables are compiled under guidance by an expert review group of professionals from UK universities. The group meets regularly to monitor changes in subject areas and the way data is collected to ensure the Guardian University Guide is as relevant to students as possible.