QUB tops university rankings for dentistry

Guardian University Guide 2017

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) has come out top for dentistry in the annual Guardian University Guide for 2017.

After placing second for the last two years, QUB has moved into top spot ahead of Plymouth in second place and Queen Mary University of London in third.

Professor Chris Elliott, dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences congratulated the Dental teaching staff said: “Ranking first in the UK is a fantastic achievement for the members of staff who work tirelessly on our dentistry programme. As a faculty we now have two subjects which are ranked as first in the UK with others in the top 10. This strengthens our position as one of the UK’s leading faculties for health subjects.”

The Guardian rankings are independently compiled to rank undergraduate subjects offered by UK institutions. Rankings are based on student experience during their course and also the employability of graduates after graduation.

Professor Donald Burden, director of the Centre for Dentistry at Queen’s, said: “We are delighted to be recognised as the top dentistry course in the UK which is often an important factor when international students are choosing where to study. We have an increasing number of international students who are choosing to study dentistry at Queen’s and this year will see our largest graduation of international students. Our new ranking highlights that these students are having a positive experience when studying with us.”

Last year’s top ranked university dental course was Cardiff, who slipped down to fifth on the 2017 list. Glasgow, who were ranked behind QUB in third last year also fell to seventh in the most current list, this is despite the Scottish university topping the Complete University Guide’s rankings for 2017. QUB placed 10th in this particular list with Manchester in second place and Queen Mary in third.