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Moving on up: Brighton climbs again in latest Complete University Guide

Brighton rose to 68 in the rankings – an overall improvement of 13 places on last year – and has now climbed a total of 44 places over the last three years.

The university has also been ranked seventh in the south-east and in the top 60 nationally for graduate outcomes, reflecting the proportion of graduates who have gone on to highly skilled employment or further study 15 months after graduation.

Courses in subject areas covering education, sports science, and pharmacology and pharmacy all scored in the top ten nationally for graduate outcomes while social work, law, electrical and electronic engineering, and building are ranked in the top ten for graduates who feel they are on track to meet their career goals.

Brighton also performed strongly on student satisfaction in a number of areas, with courses in building and economics ranking in the top five nationally and physiotherapy and civil engineering in the top ten.

Professor Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor of the university, said: “Brighton continues to be a destination of choice for students from across our region, the UK and around the world. By focusing on what matters most to them, we’re setting our students up for a successful future – whichever path they choose.

“This achievement is only possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of colleagues right across the university. Their continued focus on our students, on delivering excellence in teaching, learning and research, and our commitment to making a real difference continue to shine through.

“Everyone in our university community should feel proud of delivering this significant achievement. Thank you for your contribution.”

Every year the Complete University Guide releases UK university and subject league tables to support prospective students in making informed decisions about their future. 

Overall position in the table of 130 UK higher education institutions is based on several criteria (entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity, graduate prospects – outcomes, graduate prospects – on track, student-staff ratio, spending on academic services, spending on student facilities, and continuation).

Kerry Burnett • June 8, 2023

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