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Students who participated in the National Student Survey (NSS) have ranked Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham highly, with 90% of our final year students expressing overall satisfaction with their course, this places us sixth in the Russell Group.

Physics and Astronomy 90% overall satisfaction 2019 NSS

The survey is one of the key metrics underlying the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), in which the University of Birmingham was awarded Gold in June 2017.

The NSS asks 27 questions, relating to eight aspects of the learning experience. Students are also given the opportunity to make positive and negative comments in an open answer question. Visit the NSS website for more information.

The NSS is run by Ipsos MORI and commissioned by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), the Department for Economy Northern Ireland (DfENI), Health Education England (HEE), National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and participating private/alternative Higher Education providers and Scottish Higher Education Institutions.