Ulster University ranks among top 30 UK universities in The Guardian University Guide for first time
The University is no. 1 in the UK for Nutrition and Food Sciences, and no. 2 for Biomedical Sciences, Hospitality, Events Management and Tourism, Pharmacy and Pharmacology courses.
Ulster University has been named one of the top 30 universities in the UK by The Guardian University Guide for the first time, making it the highest UK ranking the university has achieved.
Northern Ireland’s largest university has been building on its recent success across UK rankings, climbing 10 places to 28th position and entering the top quartile of universities across the UK.
The Guardian’s University Guide ranks institutions by looking at measures from across the student journey, such as spending, student satisfaction, and career prospects. In the 2024 institutional table, Ulster University is now joint second in the UK for ‘Value Added’, a score that compares students’ degree results with their entry qualifications – a reflection of the quality and impact of the teaching at Ulster University.
At course level, Ulster University is no. 1 across the UK for Nutrition and Food Sciences, and no. 2 across the UK for Biomedical Sciences, Hospitality, Events Management and Tourism, Pharmacy and Pharmacology courses. The university is also in the top 10 for Architecture, Psychology, Anatomy and Physiology.
The results from The Guardian University Guide build on Ulster University’s recent success across UK rankings, including being named by StudentCrowd as the top university in the UK for graduate employability and job prospects, as voted for by students. The University is also 3rd in the UK for value for money, 4th for careers service and 5th for course content in these rankings.
The Guardian University Guide is available online, where more information has been included on Ulster University’s performance and ranking.