Medical School Rankings In Australia and New Zealand

Last updated: 11/11/2020

It is true that university rankings, especially in the field of medicine, do not hold as much significance in Australia and New Zealand compared to some other parts of the world. Some of this can be attributed to the fact that there is not a great deal of variation in terms of the quality of medical education, since all medical schools in Australia and New Zealand are accredited and recognised as being comparable by the Australian Medical Council (AMC).

However, the subject-specific and overall university rankings can provide you with a quick snapshot of the reputation and quality of each medical school. While some students may look at such rankings out of light interest, some may find them helpful for making a decision after receiving offers from multiple medical schools.

Here, we present two of the most popular university rankings worldwide, the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The two ranking systems may vary slightly as they have different criteria for assessing universities, but they are largely in line with each other. You can find out more about how these rankings were derived in the following links:

QS Subject Rankings 2020 - Medicine

QS University Rankings 2020

THE Subject Rankings 2020 - clinical, pre-clinical and health

THE University Rankings 2020

Australian National University

51-100

29

71

50

Bond University

351-400

442

301-400

401-500

Charles Darwin University

N/A

651-700

301-400

501-600

Charles Sturt University

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Curtin University

N/A

230

201-250

251-300

Deakin University

151-200

271

251-300

301-350

Flinders University

201-250

424

201-250

251-300

Griffith University

251-300

320

201-250

201-250

James Cook University

251-300

377

251-300

201-250

Macquarie University

301-350

237

176-200

201-250

Monash University

31

58

42

75

University of Adelaide

51-100

106

101-125

120

University of Melbourne

16

38

14

32

University of Newcastle

101-150

207

201-250

301-350

University of New England

451-500

801-1000

N/A

N/A

University of New South Wales

46

43

59

71

University of Notre Dame

501-550

N/A

N/A

N/A

University of Queensland

48

47

66

66

University of Sydney

18

42

39

60

University of Tasmania

301-350

291

301-400

301-350

University of the Sunshine Coast

N/A

N/A

501-600

601-800

University of Western Australia

101-150

86

126-150

131

University of Wollongong

301-350

212

301-400

201-250

Western Sydney University

251-300

468

201-250

251-300

University of Auckland

51-100

83

126-150

179

University of Otago

101-150

176

151-175

201-250

Are you interested in attending a medical school in the UK instead of Australia or New Zealand? Check out Medify’s UK Medical School Admissions Guide.

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