Criminology at Cardiff ranked in UK top ten
24 May 2016
Our undergraduate Criminology course has been ranked in the UK’s top ten in the latest Guardian university league tables and the first to include Criminology as a distinct subject.
The other degree specialisms in the School also performed well and all improved their ranking compared to 2016. Education is now ranked 25th (up from 53rd), Sociology is ranked 22nd (up from 37th), and Social Policy is ranked 11th (up from 14th).
The Guardian rankings are determined by a combination of factors, with the National Student Survey results for overall satisfaction, assessment and feedback, and the quality of teaching accounting for three of the eight measures used. Other factors include the staff-student ratio, the amount of money spent per student, the average UCAS scores of current students, how students’ individual degree results compare with their entry qualifications, and employability.
Professor Robert Evans, Director of Teaching and Learning at the School of Social Sciences, said: “We’re pleased to see our courses recognised in these rankings as being among the best in the UK. The improvement in all rankings, as well as in our National Student Survey scores, is testament to our commitment to providing an excellent student experience.”