Students taking part in the survey gave Lancaster a 97% overall satisfaction rating in the category for Medicine and Dentistry, just 1% behind the leading four institutions all on 98%.

The National Student Survey is published every year and measures the satisfaction of students at Higher Education institutions across the UK. Final year students were asked about teaching, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, personal development and overall satisfaction.

Students at Lancaster Medical School gave a 100 per cent rating to the ability of staff to explain things, their enthusiasm and their availability. 100 per cent of students also found the course intellectually stimulating.

Colin Melville, Head of Lancaster Medical School, said: ‘Lancaster is the newest medical school with a current intake of 54 students a year. This enables us to give students more one to one attention both in terms of teaching and in clinical practice. This result is a tribute to the enthusiasm of our students, and the dedication of our academic staff and the various NHS partners who support the learning, but we are already considering ways to improve the student experience over the next year.’