Teaching quality

The table below gives information about the teaching quality for each of our departments.

  • In the first round of teaching assessments, subjects were given a rating of excellent, satisfactory or unsatisfactory. In the second round, subjects were given a score with a maximum of 24. Some departments were assessed jointly.
  • An assessment of the Education Department’s Initial Teacher Training provision was converted to an ‘Excellent’ by HEFCE in 1994 and the department has maintained the same high standards in subsequent OFSTED inspections.
  • The Department of Sociological Studies was assessed twice, for Social Work and Social Policy, receiving an ‘Excellent’ on both occasions. HEFCE then deemed the third area of the department’s activity, Sociology, to be 'Excellent' too.
  • Human Communication Sciences was assessed as part of the QAA subject reviews. The following departments were involved in the review: Human Communication Sciences, Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, and School of Health and Related Research
  • In Medicine, the review covered the MBChB and BMedSci courses.
  • Psychology, Politics, Philosophy, Education, and Dentistry: subject to formal publication of the Subject Review Report by the QAA.
Department Teaching
Animal and Plant Sciences (Organismal Biosciences) 24
Geography (Environmental Studies) Satisfactory
Archaeology and Prehistory 22
Architectural Studies Excellent
Automatic Control and Systems Engineering 24
Biblical Studies 24 (7)
Biomedical Science 24
Chemical and Process Engineering 21
Chemistry Satisfactory
Civil and Structural Engineering 21
Computer Science Satisfactory
Dentistry 23
East Asian Studies 22
Economics 21
Education 24 (3) (7)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 24
Engineering Materials 22
English Language and Linguistics (English Language) 22
English Literature Excellent
French 21
Geography Excellent
Germanic Studies 20
Hispanic Studies 21
History Excellent
Human Communication Sciences 21
Information Studies 22
Landscape 23
Law Excellent
Management Satisfactory
Mathematics (Applied) 21
Mathematics (Pure) 21
Mathematics (Statistics) 21
Mechanical Engineering Excellent
Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering 22
Medicine (Clinical Laboratory Sciences) 19
Medicine (Community-Based Clinical Subjects) 19
Medicine (Hospital-Based Clinical Subjects) 19
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 24
Music Excellent
Nursing 21
Pharmacology 21
Philosophy 24
Physics 22
Politics 24
Psychology 22
Russian and Slavonic Studies 24
Sociological Studies Excellent
Town and Regional Planning 23
Other subjects allied to Medicine (8) 21 (5)