Aston’s Subjects Allied to Medicine comes top in UK league table

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Subjects Allied to Medicine in the School of Life & Health Sciences at Aston University has been ranked 1st overall in The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2010.

This category includes the University’s BSc degrees in Optometry, Audiology and Biomedical Science.

Professor Martin Griffin, who is Executive Dean of the School of Life & Health Sciences, said: ‘We are incredibly proud of this achievement. Aston’s top ranking result in Subjects Allied To Medicine is out of 76 higher educations in the UK. This builds on the School’s success in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008, where research in Allied Health Professions and Studies at Aston was rated 3rd best out of 63 higher education institutions in the UK in terms of volume of internationally excellent and world leading research.’

The impartial Independent Guide provides prospective and current students with a comprehensive overview of universities, analysing everything from academic strengths and research through to facilities, student support and student satisfaction.

Aston University as a whole is placed as the 13th best higher education establishment out of all 113 UK universities, rising 10 places on last year’s ratings. Aston comes top in Birmingham, ahead of the University of Birmingham (27th) and Birmingham City University (59th). In the whole of the Midlands, only the University of Warwick (6th) was ranked higher than Aston.

The School of Life & Health Sciences at Aston has several top 30 placements in the Guide, including:
  • Subjects Allied to Medicine (1st out of 76)
  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology (7th out of 35)
  • Psychology (20th out of 102)
  • Biological Sciences (26th out of 88).
Aston University’s student support and facility strengths have also been ranked highly, with the institution ranked 9th in the UK for student satisfaction, its spending on student facilities ranked 3rd, and graduate prospects placed 17th in the UK.
Read the full report on Aston University and other universities in The Independent’s Good University Guide.


For further press information please contact Sally Finn on 0121 204 4552 or email s.l.finn1@aston.ac.uk

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