Queen Mary, University of London, England
Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 16,900 students, 3,800 staff and an annual turnover of £300m, the University is one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering.
University of Liverpool, England
The University of Liverpool was one of the first civic universities, founded in 1881 with the establishment of University College Liverpool. Liverpool is renowned for the high proportion of its teaching and research that relates to the professions, including Accountancy, Architecture, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Planning and Veterinary Science. This distinctiveness is combined with considerable strengths in every principal area of study in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.
Research is vital to the university, keeping staff at the cutting edge of knowledge and students are constantly informed of new developments. Liverpool is associated with no less than 8 Nobel Prize winners, including Sir Ronald Ross (1902), who discovered that mosquitoes spread malaria, and Professor R R Porter (1972), for his work on the structure of antibodies.
University of Manchester, England
The University of Manchester has its origins in Owens College, which was established in 1851. The College was granted a Royal Charter in April 1880 as the Victoria University, a federal institution which established colleges in Leeds and Liverpool. These colleges were granted their independence in 1903 becoming the Universities of Leeds and Liverpool respectively, and creating the Victoria University of Manchester.
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy is one of the largest in Europe, set in the heart of the thriving city of Manchester and known for over 200 years for its innovative teaching and extensive research. Although centred around the University, teaching and research is spread over a wide area of Manchester with links to Manchester Royal Infirmary, St Marys, Hope, Wythenshawe, Christie, North Manchester General, Stepping Hill and Tameside General Hospitals, Preston Royal Hospital, Chorley Hospital, North Staffordshire, Booth Hall and Royal Manchester Childrens Hospitals and local community NHS.
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
The University of Nottingham is a research university based in Nottingham, United Kingdom, with further campuses in Ningbo, China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nottingham University is consistently ranked as one of the top ten universities in the country over the past 15 years in national and international league tables, and is a member of the Sutton Trust 13 list of ‘elite’ Universities. With more than 49,000 applications for 5,500 places in 2011, Nottingham is the third most popular university in the UK, and has been described by The Times as “the nearest Britain has to a truly global university” and “a prime alternative to Oxbridge”.
Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
For more than 150 years, Queens has combined innovation and excellence in teaching and research with its role of serving the local community. Today, Queens is a top 20 United Kingdom University for teaching quality and research power and the premier research university in Ireland. It is also first for teaching quality and third for research among the 15 most popular universities for students from Northern Ireland.
Student numbers have multiplied more than 100 times since Queens first opened its doors in 1849 with just 195 students. It is now one of the larger universities in the United Kingdom or Ireland, with a full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate population of over 22,000. More than ninety-nine per cent of its students come from state schools, compared with a national average of 86 per cent, making it one of the most socially inclusive research-led universities in the United Kingdom.
University of Southampton, England
The University of Southampton is one of the top 10 research-led universities in the UK and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities. Southampton offers first-rate opportunities and facilities for study and research, and a stimulating working environment. Southampton works closely with business and industry and has a strong enterprise agenda.
The University of Southampton currently has nearly 20,000 students and 5,000 staff based across several campuses in Southampton and Winchester.
St. George’s University of London, England
St. George’s University of London is special. It is now the only independent medical school in the United Kingdom, although, it remains steadfastly part of the confederation of colleges that constitute the University of London.
On St. George’s main campus is sharing a site with St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, one of the busiest hospitals in the NHS. This unique combination of a supportive learning environment and a wealth of clinical experience may be one reason why the school is so popular.
In the last external assessment of our teaching quality the school gained an excellent score of 23 out of 24 in the Quality Assurance Agencies inspection of medicine – the highest score of any London Medical School. Excellent scores were also obtained for Physiotherapy, Radiography and Nursing. In clinical practice St George’s works closely with the National Health Service both locally and throughout the country and make full use of the interdisciplinary and multi-professional opportunities that they have developed.
St. George’s is totally committed to the principle that high quality education and clinical practice must be backed by a sound and innovative research culture. The institution is extremely active in research and has an especially high reputation in diseases of the heart and circulation and in the science and clinical practice associated with problems of infection and immunity. A new vaccine institute was opened in 1998 by The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, continuing a history that goes back to Edward Jenner, a student of the school and the man who invented vaccination. Research is also strong in basic medical sciences, particularly cell biology and molecular genetics. St. George’s research continues to be influential in the fields of medical epidemiology and public health.
University of South Wales, United Kingdom
One of the top ten campus universities in the UK by student number, the University attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from 122 countries and all backgrounds.
The University of South Wales is one of Britain’s most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education.