Following are the top ranked UK universities for nursing studies:

The University of Sheffield - In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), nursing at The University of Sheffield is ranked among the top 10 in the UK for research that is considered world leading, with 50% of our research being considered of internationally excellent quality. The School of Nursing and Midwifery has a long-established reputation for providing high quality education in support of service and practice development.

City University London - Ranked top in London for Nursing and Midwifery submission in the 2008 RAE and achieved second highest volume of 4* research in the country. The Guardian University Guide 2012 ranked City 22nd out of 119 universities in the UK, and 7th in the UK (1st in London) for Nursing and Paramedical studies.

University of East Anglia - It is ranked 3rd in the UK for Nursing and Paramedical Studies (Guardian University Tables, 2012), and ranked 7th in the UK for Nursing (The Complete University Guide, 2012). In the RAE 2008, 40% of research in nursing and midwifery at UEA was rated as internationally excellent or above.

The University of Nottingham - In an independent assessment of teaching conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency, nursing at Nottingham received the best possible outcome in all categories. It was also recognised as one of the top places to study nursing in the Guardian's University Guide 2011.

Thames Valley University - The Guardian's university guide 2010, which compares 117 universities across the country, has rated TVU No. 1 for nursing and paramedical studies in England and No. 2 nationally. Overall, TVU was ranked joint 69th in The Guardian guide making it one of the top 3 fastest climbers in England.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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