Edinburgh ranked 1st in the UK for nursing and midwifery, and sport science

We came 20th overall, and beat Napier by 50 places

Edinburgh’s nursing and midwifery and sport science courses have been titled the best in the UK, new Guardian league tables reveal – with scores of 100/100 in each.

Edinburgh also retained its place as 20th overall. We were placed 2nd in film production and photography, 2nd in vetinerary science, 4th in marine sciences, 4th in social policy, 6th in geography, 6th in journalism, 6th in anthropology, 8th in music, 7th in sociology, 7th in compsci, 9th in town planning, 8th in civil engineering and 10th in maths, amongst others.

The university also reported 9.1/10 in spending on students across all subjects.

In nursing a midwifery, a staggering 96% are satisfied with their teaching and 87% satisfied with their course. Overall 83.8% are satisfied with their course, and 86.5% satisfied with their teaching.

59.3% of Edinburgh students have been recorded as female, and 40.7% male. A rather large 31.5% are privately educated.

The Guardian’s league tables rank universities according to: spending per student; the student/staff ratio; graduate career prospects; what grades applicants need to get a place; a value-added score that compares students’ entry qualifications with their final degree results; and how satisfied final-year students are with their courses, based on results from the annual National Student Survey (NSS).