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University of Bristol Law School celebrates Top 10 UK Law School ranking

Press release issued: 23 June 2022

The University of Bristol Law School has been ranked as a Top 10 Law School in the latest Complete University Guide UK Rankings 2023.

The Complete University Guide is an online league table, founded in 2007, that uses publicly available data about UK universities and how they perform in a range of different areas – overall and by subject area and courses – to assist students in making informed university choices.

The Complete University Guide UK Rankings 2023 sees the Law School climbing from 9th to 8th in the top 10 institutions for studying law and the University of Bristol overall climbing two places to 15th.

Professor Ken Oliphant, Head of the Law School, said: 

"This is fantastic recognition of the School's all-round strength and reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on offering a rich and exciting, research-led educational experience, and work hard to boost the employability prospects of our students. It's great to see us positioned joint second for research quality in the table, with a Top 10 UK ranking overall!"

The University of Bristol was recently ranked third for legal research in the UK, with a remarkable 93% of its research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent, in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results.

Hear from Professor Ken Oliphant about how our research-led law degrees, taught by experts who are leaders in their fields, allow students to specialise in the subjects that animate their passion:

Further information

The Complete University Guide league table is based on ten measures: Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity, Graduate Prospects – outcomes, Graduate Prospects – on track, Student-Staff Ratio, Spending on Academic Services, Spending on Student Facilities and Completion.

The subject tables are based on five measures: Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Graduate Prospects – outcomes and Graduate Prospects – on track.

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