Best UK radiography course tops University league table

Bangor University is listed as the best place to study Radiography according to the Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016. Bangor‘s Radiography students also had the best graduate prospects of any UK radiography graduates and the University was listed 3rd for radiography entry standards.

Bangor University also appears among the top 10 UK universities for a further five subjects. In addition to Radiography, these are Celtic Studies (Welsh) (2nd), Social Policy (2nd), Agriculture & Forestry (7th), Creative Writing (8th) and Education (10th).

Commenting on the success of the Radiography course at the University, Elizabeth Carver, Radiography lead tutor for clinical education at the School of Healthcare Sciences said:

“As the UK leads the world in radiography, coming first in the UK is a great accolade. Our main core text for radiographic practice was written and edited by staff teaching on the course and is a core text for diagnostic radiography for most UK degree courses,  and has enhanced our international reputation.  Adding our recent 100% NSS score for placement support and preparation for practice to these latest statistics, prospective radiographers can be assured of a good educational experience studying with us.”

Drawing on the latest National Student Survey (NSS) results (2015) and also the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results, the Times & Sunday Times League Tables provide an in-depth analysis of various elements and subjects in each of the UK’s Universities. Bangor University remains third in Wales, having increased its overall score in the Tables from 573 to 589.

An assessment of Teaching Quality places the University at the head of the subject list for Linguistics, second for teaching quality in Agriculture & Forestry, Celtic Studies and Creative Writing and third in Social Policy, while Welsh heads the table for Student Experience.

Commenting on these latest League Table results, Professor Oliver Turnbull, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching & Learning at Bangor University said:

“As well as a long record of academic excellence, Bangor is renowned for providing excellent teaching and student support. The world leading research carried out by our academics, combined with our high student satisfaction makes this university a unique and very attractive place to study, and this mix is reflected in the latest League Table.”

According to the NSS results, Bangor University leads Welsh universities and is among the top 10 of the UK’s best non-specialist universities - the traditional institutions who offer a broad range of subjects - for the second year in succession.


The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent.  Based on the University submission of 14 Units of Assessment, 77% of the research was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities.


In addition, the University has also risen 60 places in a newly published league table of the world’s most influential universities and is now placed 411th in the world in this year’s influential ‘QS World University Rankings’ (

Publication date: 28 September 2015