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Three UK universities listed among best places to study nursing worldwide

King's College London ranked top in UK and Europe

Three UK universities have been ranked among the top ten places in the world to study nursing.


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King’s College London (KCL), the University of Manchester and the University of Southampton have all made the top ten list in the 2019 QS World University Rankings for their nursing courses.

KCL top in UK and Europe

KCL is now top in the UK and Europe for nursing and second overall in the world, according to this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The University of Manchester is third and the University of Southampton ranks fifth in the world.

KCL executive dean of the Florence Nightingale faculty of nursing, midwifery and palliative care Ian Norman said: ‘I am delighted that the faculty has risen to second in the world in the latest QS rankings by subject.

‘Our new position shows we are firmly on track to achieve our ambition to be firmly located among the top three nursing schools in the world.'

'Exceptional staff'

University of Southampton head of health sciences Mandy Fader, said: 'This terrific result in the QS World Ranking comes from a huge amount of work and commitment by our exceptional staff.

'We are very proud to prepare nurses to reach the top of their profession and to be changing policy and practice across the world through our research and education.'

The rankings are based on an overview of international higher education performance, with more than 1,200 universities from 78 locations ranked in 48 subjects and five disciplinary tables.

Results from last year’s online rankings were accessed more than 175 million times in 2018.

Moving up

Nursing at KCL received a score of 95.3 out of 100 for academic reputation and the university also scored highly for research in the 2019 rankings.

The university has moved up three places from last year and the University of Southampton has moved up from ninth place to fifth.


Further information

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

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