Students who participated in the National Student Survey (NSS) have ranked Physics and Astronomy highly at the University of Birmingham with 96% student satisfaction.

These outstanding results rank Physics and Astronomy first in the Russell Group alongside Cardiff and Southampton. This places Birmingham ahead of Glasgow, Queen Mary and Queen's University Belfast.

Physics and Astronomy receives top marks for student satisfaction

Students also praised both the teaching and academic support they received on their course, placing Physics and Astronomy first in the Russell Group for both of these areas with 96% and 93%. The organisation and management of the programme too scored highly.

The National Student Survey has been undertaken annually since 2005 and is open to final year undergraduate students at institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The survey is designed to assess students' opinions of the quality of their degree programmes, with seven different scores published including an "overall satisfaction" mark.

NSS is conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

The NSS survey highlights the School’s commitment to outstanding student experience and reinforces the University's position as a high quality world-class institution.

Physics and Astronomy was also ranked as second overall in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2017.