Universities in Bristol, England UK
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Bristol
  • 04 Jun, 2024: Latest QS World University Rankings from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 2 universities from Bristol appear in this ranking.
  • 14 May, 2024: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE Young University Rankings. University of the West of England achieves position 171.
  • 14 May, 2024: New edition of CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject (Business & Management Studies). 81 universities in Bristol ranked.
  • 14 May, 2024: New edition of CUG The Complete University Guide. 2 universities in Bristol ranked.

Rankings of universities in Bristol, England UK 2024

  • #8 
  • #81 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #13 
  • #16 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 15 September, 2023]
  • #12 
  • #17 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
Show 23 more rankings of University of Bristol and subject specific rankings for 12 subjects
Student satisfaction, unemployment rate, salaries per course - 408 Bachelor and Master - University of Bristol

  • #43 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #54 
  • #72 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 15 September, 2023]
  • #34 
  • #43 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
Show 16 more rankings of University of the West of England and subject specific rankings for 14 subjects
Student satisfaction, unemployment rate, salaries per course - 251 Bachelor and Master - University of the West of England

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King College, King University

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 46 student ratings)
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  • #1407 
  • #1480 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1418 
  • #1499 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 11 November, 2021]
  • #1082 
  • #7080 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]






Highest subject rankings of universities in Bristol

Education The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#1 
University of Bristol
Civil Engineering The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#2 
University of Bristol
Dentistry CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#3 
University of Bristol
German The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#3 
University of Bristol
Interior Design The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#5 
University of the West of England
Sociology CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#6 
University of Bristol
Chemistry CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#8 
University of Bristol
Law CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#8 
University of Bristol
Music CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#8 
University of Bristol
Mathematics The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#10 
University of Bristol

Bristol Key Facts for International Students

4 out of 7 Universities in Bristol Ranked in at least one ranking

30 Different Rankings list Universities in Bristol (20 institution and 10 subject rankings)

28 Global Rankings rank Universities in Bristol Among TOP 200

Population: 618000

Time: GMT +0

District/province: England, Bristol

Living costs for students in Bristol:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 91* (9% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 74* (26% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 67* (33% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 3.42 £
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
Cecil Powell (University of Bristol, 1950)

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University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Engineering (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Languages & Literature (German). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

University of the West of England is ranked best in Bristol for Design (Interior Design). See all rankings for the University of the West of England.

University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Social Studies & Humanities (Sociology). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Natural Sciences (Chemistry). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Law (Law). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Arts Visual & Performing (Music). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

University of the West of England is ranked best in Bristol for Architecture, Building & Planning (Architecture). See all rankings for the University of the West of England.

University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Business (Marketing). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

University of Bristol is ranked best in Bristol for Agriculture (Agriculture). See all rankings for the University of Bristol.

Ranking publishers

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:

Academic Reputation 40% Employer Reputation 10% Faculty/Student Ratio 20% Citations per faculty 20% International Faculty Ratio 5% International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:

Employer reputation 30% Alumni outcomes 25% Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25% Employer/Student Connections 10% Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:

Research Performance: 40%

  • Research Output: 10%
  • High-Quality Publications: 10%
  • Influence: 10%
  • Citations: 10%

Quality of Education: 25%

Alumni Employment: 25%

Quality of Faculty: 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:

Scientific Impact Number of Publications Collaboration Open Access Gender Diversity

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:

Research Productivity: 25%

  • # Articles last 11 years: 10%
  • # Articles current year: 15%

Research Impact: 35%

  • # Citations last 11 years: 15%
  • # Citations last 2 years: 10%
  • Average # citations last 11 years: 10%

Research Excellence: 40%

  • H-index last 2 years: 10%
  • # Highly cited papers last 11 years: 15%
  • # Articles current year in high-impact journals: 15%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Academic:

Article count (AC) Fractional count (FC) Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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Payscale

Criteria used in ranking -Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (Bachelors only):

Ranking is based on ROI

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:

Teaching: 40%

  • Ratio Faculty/Student: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Doctoral Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Doctoral Degrees Awarded/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • World Teaching Reputation: 8%

Research: 40%

  • Citations per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • Doctoral Degrees per Accepted PhD: 8%
  • Normalized Citation Impact: 8%
  • Papers per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • World Research Reputation: 8%

International Diversity: 10%

  • International Faculty: 2%
  • International Students: 2%
  • International Co-Authored Papers: 2%
  • Reputation Outside Geographical Region: 2%
  • International Level: 2%

Financial Sustainability: 10%

  • Institutional Income per Faculty: 2%
  • Institutional Income per Student: 2%
  • Papers per Research Income: 2%
  • Research Income per Academic/Research Staff: 2%
  • Research Income per Institutional Income: 2%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Academic Rankings:

Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20% Citation per papers 20% Papers per academic and research staff 20% International research reputation 20% Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:

Teaching Reputation 50% Research Reputation 50%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings:

Research 50% Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:

Quality of Education 10%

  • Alumni winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 10%

Quality of Faculty 40%

  • Staff winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 20%
  • Highly Cited Researchers 20%

Research Output 40%

  • Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
  • Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded & Social Science Citation Index 20%

Per Capita Performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:

30% Teaching (the Learning Environment)

  • Reputation survey: 15%
  • Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5%
  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio: 2.25%
  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6%
  • Institutional income: 2.25%

30% Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)

  • Reputation survey: 18%
  • Research income: 6%
  • Research productivity: 6%

30% Citations (Research Influence)

7.5% International Outlook (Staff, Students and Research)

  • Proportion of international students: 2.5%
  • Proportion of international staff: 2.5%
  • International collaboration: 2.5%

2.5% Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)"

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings:

Research Reputation 66,6% Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities:

Proportion of international students 25% Proportion of international staff 25% Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25% University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings:

Teaching 30% Research (volume, income and reputation) 30% Citations 30% International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5% Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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The Guardian News and Media Limited

Criteria used in ranking -The Guardian League Table:

Student to Staff Ratio: 15% Entry Standards: 15% Expenditure per Student: 5% Continuation 15% (non-medical subjects) OR 5% (medical subjects) NSS - Teaching: 8% NSS - Assessment & Feedback: 8% NSS - Overall Satisfaction: 4% Career Prospects: 15% Value added: 15%

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The Times and The Sunday Times

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The University League Tables

Criteria used in ranking -CUG The Complete University Guide:

Entry Standards 12.5% Student Satisfaction 18.75% Student-Staff Ratio 12.5% Research Quality 12.5% Research Intensity 6.25% Academic Service Spending 6.25% Facilities Spending 6.25% Graduate Prospects 12.5% Degree Completion Rate 12.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe:

Patent volume 11.11% Patent success 11.11% Global patents 11.11% Patent citations 11.11% Percent of patents cited / Patent citation impact 11.11% Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11% Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11% Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11% Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:

Visibility 50% Excellence 35% Transparency 10% Presence 5%

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