Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) has continued to improve its rankings in the Guardian university league tables. The school has achieved a ranking of 15th, moving up three places in the table from last year.
The table provides an overall ranking of universities with 53 tables for each subject area. Scores include ratings from the National Student Survey (NSS), along with a range of other measures including the institution's spend per student, percentage employed following the course and staff student ratio.
With an overall rating of 65.7, BSMS excelled in a number of areas, achieving joint second place in both spend per student score and valued-added score, with 9 out of 10 for both. The value-added score is a measure of how effective teaching is through comparing students' individual degree results with their entry qualifications.
"Whilst we need to keep league tables in perspective it is good to see that following our excellent results in the National Student Survey last year, we have continued to strengthen our position among medical schools in the latest Guardian league table," said Professor Malcolm Reed, Dean of BSMS. "We will continue striving to provide the best possible experience for our students, and help to deliver a generation of doctors who are fully prepared for their roles in the NHS as Foundation doctors and in their ongoing and varied future careers."