The University of Birmingham is among the top 50 places in the world to study dentistry, according to a prestigious global survey of universities.

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Ranked first in the country for Dentistry in terms of 4* and 3* research, Birmingham’s School of Dentistry has risen 24 places in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 and is ranked as the 17th best dental school on the planet.

This year’s ratings put three other subject areas at Birmingham into the Top 50: Education, Geography and English Language & Literature.

There are a further 19 Birmingham subject areas that score in the Top 100. These include: Law, Mineral & Mining Engineering, Law, Social Policy & Administration, Archaeology, Chemical Engineering, and Environmental Sciences.

Professor Philip Lumley, Head of the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry said: “This latest survey demonstrates that our School of Dentistry continues to deliver excellent teaching and research opportunities. It is a destination of choice for those wishing to secure a top-flight career in dentistry.

“The rankings also show that the University of Birmingham is a place for leading scientists, professionals and students who want to be involved in world-class research, or achieve a degree that will enhance professional opportunities around the world.”

This year’s rankings cover 42 subject areas, in each of which universities are assessed. If the institution both offers the subject and produces a sufficient number of research papers it will be given a score.

From these scores, a ranking table is produced to display anything from the leading 50 to the leading 500 institutions for the subject. The rankings are compiled using indicators selected to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject area, alongside research impact in the field.

The 2016 results draw on the opinions of more than 76,000 academics and 44,000 employers, alongside analysis of over 28 million research papers and some 113 million research citations.

Find out more about the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham