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Cardiff courses ranked best in UK

27 May 2015

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Cardiff University's dentistry and journalism, publishing and public relations have been ranked the best in the UK in the latest Guardian university league tables

Other top performing Cardiff subjects included architecture, which moved up to second, building and town and country planning (third), and pharmacy and pharmacology (third).

The 2016 guide showed that dentistry had shot to top spot from 11th the previous year, while journalism, publishing and public relations rose from fourth.

The two courses were both given a 100 out of 100 score in the guide.

Other Cardiff subjects among the top 20% of performers were health professions; media and film studies; engineering: mechanical; business, management and marketing; geography and environmental studies; history; and psychology.

Also in the top third were medicine; engineering: electronic and electrical; and physics.

Overall the University's ranking was 27th compared to 26th in the 2015 rankings.

The Guardian's guide showed that Cardiff performed strongly for career prospects (12th), spending per student (19th) and entry scores (23rd).

The Guardian said that the University was "as confident and forward-looking as the city it's located in, and has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and research".

"There are more than 30,000 students, including more than 6,600 from over 100 countries outside the UK, helping to create a vibrant, cosmopolitan community," added the Guardian.

"The graduate employment record is strong, with about 95% of Cardiff graduates entering employment or professional training/postgraduate study shortly after graduating."

The Guardian guide again recognised the University as the highest ranked institution in Wales overall.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Elizabeth Treasure, said: "It is very pleasing to see the excellence of our courses recognised in the rankings, with several of them being the best, or among the best, in the UK.

"Our overall ranking is stable, following recent rises in the main University rankings such as The Times and Sunday Times University Guide and the QS World University Rankings.

"However, we are determined to do even better and are committed to consistently securing a place in the top 20 of universities in the UK."