University League Table 2008

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    University of Cambridge
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    De Montfort University
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CUG Rank University Name Entry Standards
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student Satisfaction
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

Maximum score: 5.00

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Research Assessment
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

Maximum score: 4.00

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Graduate Prospects
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

Maximum score: 100.0

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Overall Score
Overall Score
The total score calculated by our independent and trusted methodology, comprising the four measures listed in the University League Table together with Teaching Standards, Employment Prospects, Good Honours, Staff–Student Ratio, Academic and Facilities Spend, Degree Completion and Green (listed in the University Profiles).

Maximum score: 1000

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2008 2007
1 - Cambridge 530 16.60 6.60 88.0 1000
2 - Oxford 522 16.40 6.50 78.5 987
4 - London School of Economics 471 15.30 6.40 83.0 822
5 - St Andrews 458 16.70 5.70 72.9 797
16 - Edinburgh 458 14.90 5.60 76.6 716
8 - Warwick 453 6.00 73.0 761
3 - Imperial College 453 14.70 6.40 86.3 898
10 - Durham 452 15.50 5.70 75.7 750
33 - Aberdeen 447 4.70 76.0 642
9 - Bath 443 14.90 5.70 78.9 753
7 - Bristol 440 15.30 5.70 76.0 764
14 - York 436 15.50 5.80 64.4 719
14 - Nottingham 431 14.90 5.30 70.4 719
6 - University College London 429 15.30 6.00 79.8 774
41 - Strathclyde 429 4.70 71.2 604
30 - Glasgow 425 15.20 5.20 68.3 652
25 - Sheffield 408 15.10 5.50 70.5 683
31 - Manchester 406 14.60 5.70 65.6 651
20 - Southampton 403 15.30 5.80 67.7 696
17 - King's College London 399 15.20 5.50 79.8 702
59 - University of the Arts, London 391 13.70 4.70 51.3 492
23 - Newcastle 390 14.90 5.20 73.1 690
31 - Birmingham 389 14.80 5.30 70.3 651
17 - Exeter 387 15.60 5.20 65.8 702
37 - Leeds 387 14.90 5.30 68.3 628
39 - Hull 384 15.60 4.30 71.1 608
26 - Sussex 382 14.70 5.50 61.8 665
45 - Dundee 382 5.10 74.8 574
27 - Cardiff 377 15.10 5.40 70.3 660
44 - Heriot-Watt 375 4.70 61.5 580
20 - Leicester 371 15.90 5.00 64.8 696
41 - Liverpool 370 14.90 5.20 70.9 604
11 - Loughborough 368 16.10 5.10 69.7 747
19 - Lancaster 366 15.60 5.80 61.2 699
24 - SOAS 365 14.70 5.50 73.2 688
20 - East Anglia 364 16.00 5.40 59.3 696
28 - Queen's, Belfast 363 15.20 4.90 73.2 657
29 - Reading 358 15.40 5.30 64.5 656
13 - Royal Holloway 356 15.50 5.70 61.5 723
61 - Glasgow Caledonian 354 2.50 61.6 490
12 - Aston 346 14.90 5.00 76.8 726
39 - Queen Mary 342 14.90 5.00 72.5 608
35 - Surrey 341 14.50 5.40 79.1 636
38 - Stirling 334 4.80 67.0 615
58 - Queen Margaret 333 2.30 75.0 493
36 - Kent 324 15.50 4.80 65.5 632
48 - City 318 14.60 4.40 81.1 557
34 - Essex 317 15.10 5.60 63.7 638
50 - Keele 314 15.10 4.60 64.4 555
101 - Paisley 313 1.60 55.5 373
55 - Robert Gordon 311 1.90 81.8 519
52 - Brunel 302 14.10 4.30 63.2 543
43 - Aberystwyth 299 15.70 4.50 56.3 597
51 - Goldsmiths College 297 15.20 5.30 58.6 544
53 - Oxford Brookes 295 14.90 2.80 72.0 542
71 - Napier 293 2.30 62.1 456
75 - Northumbria 291 14.70 2.30 59.4 442
46 - Bangor 290 15.50 4.70 65.7 569
47 - Swansea 289 15.30 4.60 60.3 560
56 - Nottingham Trent 283 14.50 2.80 77.1 514
69 - Brighton 280 14.70 2.90 64.3 462
54 - Ulster 279 15.00 3.80 59.3 537
66 - Bournemouth 278 14.40 1.90 63.8 472
57 - Plymouth 275 15.00 3.20 55.8 494
68 - Glamorgan 273 15.20 2.40 53.4 465
78 - Sheffield Hallam 270 14.30 3.00 61.3 433
62 - Salford 269 14.50 4.30 59.8 479
77 - West of England 266 14.50 2.80 59.8 437
100 - York St John 266 14.40 0.80 62.0 376
71 - Winchester 265 15.30 2.50 49.9 456
49 - Bradford 265 15.10 4.40 76.0 556
70 - Bath Spa 264 15.30 2.50 54.9 459
95 - Leeds Metropolitan 263 14.30 2.20 59.5 390
98 - Manchester Metropolitan 260 14.40 2.90 54.2 386
59 - Lampeter 258 15.80 4.70 69.2 492
104 - Cumbria 257 14.30 1.60 70.7 349
76 - Portsmouth 256 14.80 3.20 59.4 438
109 - Lincoln 255 14.30 1.70 48.9 335
84 - Chester 253 15.50 1.60 48.6 406
85 - Canterbury Christ Church 252 15.50 1.90 62.5 405
67 - Central England 252 14.40 2.20 62.6 471
90 - Liverpool John Moores 252 14.80 2.60 57.2 398
74 - UWIC, Cardiff 248 14.60 2.70 54.6 450
88 - De Montfort 246 14.40 3.10 64.4 400
63 - Central Lancashire 246 14.90 2.20 66.3 478
91 - Huddersfield 244 15.30 2.40 55.4 396
113 - Edge Hill 243 15.10 1.30 55.9 269
104 - Anglia Ruskin 243 14.60 1.50 61.5 349
73 - Gloucestershire 242 14.80 3.00 53.9 452
79 - Chichester 242 15.60 2.10 59.1 432
80 - Staffordshire 241 15.00 2.20 53.4 431
81 - Coventry 239 14.80 2.10 61.2 423
87 - Sunderland 238 14.40 2.80 56.3 403
63 - Roehampton 237 14.80 3.20 56.1 478
99 - Teesside 236 15.10 1.90 63.1 377
94 - Hertfordshire 235 14.50 2.50 62.2 391
97 - Westminster 229 14.20 2.80 53.6 389
82 - Kingston 228 14.50 2.70 64.1 418
65 - UWCN, Newport 228 15.40 3.00 57.0 473
106 - Southampton Solent 224 14.30 0.90 48.9 343
95 - Northampton 221 14.90 1.70 55.5 390
83 - Worcester 221 15.20 1.40 63.1 408
110 - Liverpool Hope 220 14.80 1.30 52.6 322
102 - Derby 215 14.80 1.50 57.2 364
89 - Abertay Dundee 214 2.00 51.9 399
86 - Bedfordshire 207 14.60 1.80 59.8 404
107 - Wolverhampton 204 14.50 2.00 53.0 339
103 - Thames Valley 202 0.50 61.9 354
112 - Greenwich 201 14.20 2.50 57.3 294
111 - London South Bank 191 14.20 2.90 62.1 302
93 - East London 190 2.50 58.3 395
107 - Middlesex 189 14.00 2.70 55.8 339
91 - Bolton 179 15.20 1.50 65.0 396

To see all of the league table columns a full table view is available.

Since the Subject Tables were published on Monday 12 May, some errors have been brought to our attention which have resulted in a revised set of Subject Tables being posted on Tuesday 27 May. Most changes in rank are small.

Click here for details of the league table methodology; read about how to interpret the league table measures.

Maximum scores:
Student Satisfaction 5.00    Facilities spend N/A
Research Assessment 4.00    Good Honours 100.0
Entry Standards N/A    Graduate Prospects 100.0
Student Staff Ratio N/A    Completion 100.0
Academic Services Spend N/A    Overall Score 1000.0

Reference to the 1994 Group in the 2014 tables and  onwards has been removed following the decision of the group to disband in November 2013.

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