The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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Dick Vet enjoys continued success in Shanghai Rankings and National Student Survey

The School has improved its place in the latest Shanghai Rankings and excelled in the latest NSS results.

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The Dick Vet has continued its success in worldwide veterinary school league tables, with a rise in the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Veterinary Sciences, to fourth in the world. This makes the School the highest placed UK School in these rankings and is a rise in one place from last year. 

Continued Student Satisfaction

The School prides itself on the excellent teaching and continuing support it provides to students and this has been reflected with our continued success in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) results. 

Overall student satisfaction is at 96.4%, a result which is particularly pleasing, as it was achieved from a 93% student response rate.

For students who study on our Graduate Entry Programme, the results were even more impressive with 100% overall satisfaction.

Continued Ranking Success

The latest results from the Shanghai Ranking follow on from success in other independent rankings. The School came top of the Guardian University Guide 2020: league table for veterinary science for the third year in a row.

The Guardian Guide differentiates itself from other university guides, by aiming specifically at students who are trying to choose a course. It ranks universities and programmes on the areas that are most important to young people, such as how much they will benefit from teaching, the opinion of current students and their chances in the job market after graduation.

The School also placed sixth in the world in the QS World Rankings, a rise in two places from 2018.


Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Veterinary Sciences

Guardian League Table for Veterinary Science

QS 2019 Rankings by subject: Veterinary Science


About the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost fourteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.

The School comprises:

We represent the largest concentration of animal science related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.