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Occupational therapy at Cardiff University ranked joint first in the UK

4 May 2018

Complete University Guide
The Complete University Guide has been publishing university and related league tables online since 2007. The league tables are compiled by Mayfield University Consultants.

Cardiff University is the top ranking university in Wales in the 2019 Complete University League Tables, climbing 4 places to 33rd in the UK.

Ten of Cardiff’s 45 subjects were ranked in the top ten, with Occupational Therapy placed joint first (with the University of Huddersfield).

The School of Healthcare Sciences also featured in the top ten for both Nursing and Physiotherapy, with Nursing climbing two places to 9th in the UK.

Both Nursing and Occupational Therapy had the highest scores for graduate prospects in their respective league tables.

Professor David Whitaker, Head of the School of Healthcare Sciences, said; “Our priority as a School is to provide the best possible experience for our students to help them develop into skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate healthcare professionals.  

“I’m extremely proud of our staff and our students; achieving positions in the top ten for Nursing and Physiotherapy and maintaining our number one ranking for Occupational Therapy is testament to their commitment and hard work.”

The Complete University Guide (CUG) analyses 131 universities across the UK, ranking them in areas including graduate prospects, research, student satisfaction and entry standards.

Seven of the University’s top 10 subjects are in the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, including:

  • Occupational Therapy (1st)
  • Optometry and Vision Sciences (3rd)
  • Dentistry (5th)
  • Physiotherapy (8th)
  • Medical Technology (8th)
  • Nursing (9th)
  • Pharmacy (10th)

The other subjects in the top 10 are:

  • Celtic Studies (5th)
  • Architecture (7th- increase)
  • General Engineering (9th)

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