University of Leicester eBulletin

University of Leicester Medical School is Top in UK

May 2003
No 142

The University of Leicester Medical School has been rated as Britain's best school to study Medicine.

It came top in the Guardian subject league tables published last week - and the University of Leicester also leads the country in terms of the level of its taught postgraduate provision according to the Financial Times.

Some of the strongest teaching assessments in the country, significant investment in facilities and a student completion rate few beyond Oxbridge can exceed has seen the University once again rated in the Financial Times' and Sunday Times' group of 20 leading UK Universities.

The University of Leicester Medical School, founded in 1974, is now among the biggest Medical Schools in the UK, following its partnership in 1999 with the University of Warwick.

Dean of the Leicester Warwick Medical Schools Professor Ian Lauder said: "The Medical School is delighted to receive this accolade which is a reflection of the enormous amount of hard work put in by everyone in the School."

The Guardian League tables cited the following subjects at Leicester as being in the UK  top 10:

Medicine (1st)

Physics (5th)

American Studies (7th)

Media Studies (9th)

History of Art (10th)

History (10th)

The Times league tables, also published this month, identifies 16 subjects at Leicester as being in the UK top 20:

Education (6)

Archaeology and Ancient History (7)

English (11)

Mechanical Engineering (11)

Medicine (11)

General Engineering (12)

Geology (12)

History of Art (12)

Economics (15=)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (16)

Psychology (16)

Italian (17)

American Studies (18)

Communication and Media Studies (18)

Physics and Astronomy (19)


The THES placed Leicester in the top 20 for:

Teaching assessment scores (16th)

Facilities spending (16th)

Efficiency (10th)

Research income (19th)

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