St George's has climbed four places to a ranking of 24 for its medicine course in the Guardian's university league table.

calendar-icon 23 May 2016

For Biosciences, St George’s climbed from 41 to 28th position in the rankings, which can be seen on the Guardian website.

Courses run by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, in partnership with Kingston University, also did well, achieving a Top Ten place in the nursing section compared to 27th last year.

Additionally in Health Professions, which includes subjects including physiotherapy, paramedic science, diagnostic radiography and therapeutic radiography, St George's moved up from 25th to 13th.

In Social Work, our league table position rose 23 places to 23rd place, as part of the FHSCE with Kingston University.

St George’s also appeared for the first time in the Anatomy & Physiology subject table, following the required critical mass on the Healthcare sciences programme, which was necessary to meet publication thresholds and so we entered at 19th place.

The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency and on the National Student Survey, published by HEFCE.

Eight statistical measures are employed to approximate a university’s performance in teaching each subject. Measures relate to both input and output. An example of input would be expenditure by the university on its students, while an example out output would be the probability of a graduate finding a graduate-level job. The measures are knitted together to get a Guardian score, against which institutions are ranked.