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University League Table 2009

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Rank within Selection 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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Student-Staff Ratio
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Academic Services Spend
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Facilities Spend
Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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Good Honours
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

Maximum score: 100.0

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Degree Completion
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from 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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2009 2008
1 4 3 Imperial College 473 3.66 6.42 89.3 10.5 2,707 508 69.1 96.0 884
2 2 1 Cambridge 530 4.15 6.62 88.4 12.2 1,673 622 85.4 97.9 929
3 3 4 London School of Economics 473 3.82 6.40 87.7 13.5 1,298 251 75.2 96.9 885
4 1 2 Oxford 514 4.04 6.48 83.9 11.7 2,449 621 90.1 98.6 1000
5 8 6 University College London 440 3.78 5.95 81.5 9.1 1,505 209 75.1 94.3 773
6 18 7 Bristol 435 3.71 5.70 81.5 15.1 1,283 294 78.4 95.9 710
7 14 9 Bath 430 3.78 5.67 81.0 16.9 871 398 77.3 95.2 723
8 15 17 King's College London 408 3.75 5.45 80.4 12.0 1,454 286 72.1 93.3 714
9 78 71 Napier 290 3.74 2.32 77.9 18.0 766 161 60.8 73.4 453
10 40 50 Keele 315 3.78 4.61 77.6 15.4 740 263 64.0 84.3 623
11 61 55 Robert Gordon 322 3.74 1.87 77.6 18.3 811 255 58.8 78.5 497
12 30 35 Surrey 340 3.67 5.44 77.3 16.4 839 341 61.9 86.9 653
13 46 48 City 320 3.65 4.44 77.1 18.1 693 261 63.7 85.0 570
14 23 12 Aston 352 3.83 4.96 76.4 17.6 1,006 437 65.8 88.4 688
15 31 41 Strathclyde 495 3.73 4.66 76.4 16.9 1,013 233 74.6 81.8 649
16 39 33 Aberdeen 400 3.83 4.74 76.2 13.5 947 228 69.7 78.8 625
17 34 28 Queen's, Belfast 363 3.74 4.90 76.1 15.4 831 465 70.3 86.5 642
18 16 14 Nottingham 409 3.66 5.35 76.0 13.8 975 393 75.7 96.3 710
19 6 10 Durham 448 3.84 5.74 75.9 15.8 949 530 78.8 96.4 783
20 27 23 Newcastle 398 3.71 5.19 75.3 15.0 1,079 380 71.1 92.3 664
21 43 39 Queen Mary 341 3.78 5.04 75.1 12.8 824 248 60.8 88.5 601
22 17 30 Glasgow 430 3.81 5.19 75.0 13.8 892 476 68.4 85.5 710
23 21 16 Edinburgh 466 3.64 5.64 74.9 13.4 1,145 267 79.9 92.1 695
24 5 8 Warwick 452 3.79 6.01 74.9 14.1 1,671 318 79.4 96.7 802
25 53 56 Nottingham Trent 266 3.62 2.82 74.0 18.1 882 228 56.4 89.1 545
26 52 45 Dundee 472 3.78 5.11 73.9 14.3 886 245 66.3 68.7 545
27 50 49 Bradford 269 3.73 4.35 73.9 15.1 815 278 60.5 82.2 565
28 7 5 St Andrews 471 4.10 5.71 73.7 13.0 1,008 297 83.9 94.7 778
29 26 25 Sheffield 406 3.78 5.49 73.7 14.7 854 336 71.9 92.4 665
30 37 27 Cardiff 386 3.73 5.39 73.5 14.5 859 251 67.6 90.1 629
31 13 11 Loughborough 362 4.07 5.08 73.2 17.3 804 494 67.4 94.0 725
32 104 104 Cumbria 269 3.52 1.40 72.8 21.2 457 177 47.5 76.3 374
33 12 20 Leicester 362 4.07 4.97 72.3 14.5 911 475 69.0 93.0 734
34 49 44 Heriot-Watt 377 3.73 4.69 72.1 16.7 720 389 55.0 82.4 566
35 20 20 Southampton 392 3.79 5.82 71.8 16.4 999 424 74.8 90.7 698
36 36 38 Stirling 324 3.74 4.80 71.8 15.4 800 110 67.9 89.9 639
37 48 39 Hull 293 3.89 4.32 71.0 19.0 711 246 56.4 83.9 566
38 57 66 Bournemouth 284 3.65 1.92 70.8 19.9 784 197 57.0 85.3 515
39 42 41 Liverpool 381 3.71 5.18 70.7 13.6 916 264 67.6 89.9 611
40 35 36 Kent 307 3.93 4.80 70.5 16.3 763 298 59.7 87.0 640
41 11 14 York 429 3.83 5.80 70.5 13.4 1,133 277 74.7 95.2 753
42 24 31 Birmingham 399 3.77 5.31 70.4 15.7 1,085 346 68.4 92.5 675
43 76 58 Queen Margaret 320 3.74 2.29 69.8 20.9 752 83 58.5 77.7 455
44 19 17 Exeter 385 4.05 5.24 68.5 17.1 934 334 79.8 94.8 706
45 9 24 SOAS 371 3.71 5.54 68.0 10.6 1,490 234 73.4 84.4 756
46 67 69 Brighton 286 3.70 2.93 67.7 19.7 591 220 58.8 83.0 470
47 28 31 Manchester 414 3.61 5.68 67.4 14.2 1,123 323 70.5 92.4 664
48 32 37 Leeds 387 3.68 5.32 67.3 14.7 813 294 71.8 92.0 648
49 22 13 Royal Holloway 364 3.79 5.67 66.9 14.8 798 374 66.4 88.2 694
50 73 75 Northumbria 291 3.62 2.28 66.4 20.7 815 286 49.9 80.7 460
51 56 46 Bangor 280 3.80 4.68 65.9 18.6 765 198 55.6 77.0 520
52 59 53 Oxford Brookes 299 3.79 2.80 65.9 18.5 616 366 59.1 84.9 503
53 60 76 Portsmouth 272 3.85 3.22 65.4 19.7 802 258 49.3 81.4 502
54 64 88 De Montfort 246 3.73 3.14 64.8 17.6 700 234 49.0 80.6 479
55 66 77 West of England 260 3.74 2.80 64.4 18.9 648 300 55.9 80.5 471
56 63 63 Central Lancashire 268 3.80 2.21 64.4 17.6 701 328 50.9 76.9 490
57 69 67 Birmingham City 265 3.61 2.22 63.8 16.7 744 453 56.6 77.2 467
58 41 52 Brunel 313 3.63 4.33 63.6 16.7 1,072 392 63.7 85.4 620
59 44 51 Goldsmiths College 306 3.73 5.25 63.6 15.6 595 172 64.8 82.2 600
60 72 62 Salford 249 3.62 4.27 63.5 18.6 663 301 54.1 73.2 465
61 38 29 Reading 343 3.82 5.28 63.3 16.2 709 273 71.7 91.8 626
62 91 85 Canterbury Christ Church 246 3.72 1.92 63.2 18.4 483 126 47.0 83.4 410
63 111 112 Greenwich 206 3.62 2.46 63.0 23.7 621 188 42.4 79.7 336
64 33 20 East Anglia 361 3.97 5.39 63.0 18.1 754 399 67.5 91.1 644
65 25 34 Essex 309 3.83 5.63 62.8 14.2 930 341 60.4 83.4 669
66 93 83 Worcester 238 3.79 1.39 62.7 20.0 647 176 45.6 80.8 406
67 110 103 Thames Valley 206 3.77 0.48 62.7 22.8 494 244 48.4 69.4 341
68 62 101 West of Scotland 314 3.74 1.64 62.3 19.3 1,005 57 46.1 68.7 492
69 54 94 Hertfordshire 249 3.64 2.49 62.1 16.5 689 702 47.7 76.0 533
70 51 54 Ulster 279 3.69 3.78 62.1 16.8 1,194 348 60.1 76.9 548
71 29 26 Sussex 390 3.65 5.47 62.0 15.2 772 329 79.5 88.3 657
72 85 81 Coventry 260 3.72 2.13 62.0 21.5 762 295 60.4 73.7 430
73 47 47 Swansea 296 3.78 4.61 61.4 15.5 764 313 49.9 88.3 569
74 100 90 Liverpool John Moores 248 3.64 2.60 61.3 19.7 720 193 45.1 77.0 384
75 82 107 Middlesex 198 3.53 2.67 61.2 22.9 1,415 430 47.3 71.9 446
76 10 19 Lancaster 378 3.89 5.79 60.9 12.9 916 430 68.8 92.5 755
77 109 104 Anglia Ruskin 247 3.61 1.50 60.6 17.2 561 188 52.3 64.8 342
78 80 78 Sheffield Hallam 267 3.63 3.02 60.6 20.6 666 226 58.1 85.0 448
79 96 61 Glasgow Caledonian 341 3.72 2.48 60.5 20.5 714 150 65.7 74.8 404
80 84 - University of Wales, Newport 214 3.74 3.01 60.4 20.8 552 295 50.7 74.9 435
81 89 82 Kingston 234 3.68 2.67 60.2 20.1 691 240 50.0 78.6 415
82 58 73 Gloucestershire 257 3.70 3.00 60.2 19.0 786 362 54.9 80.6 513
83 88 98 Manchester Metropolitan 267 3.65 2.93 59.4 20.2 729 221 51.3 75.2 418
84 98 95 Leeds Metropolitan 261 3.50 2.22 59.4 24.2 835 124 53.6 82.8 385
85 106 93 East London 181 3.60 2.49 59.4 21.5 758 425 40.6 68.5 372
86 79 87 Sunderland 249 3.73 2.79 59.3 16.8 512 269 47.7 76.9 451
87 101 59 Lampeter 273 3.75 4.74 58.8 26.3 369 89 56.1 76.9 380
88 83 68 Glamorgan 239 3.77 2.39 58.4 15.7 687 297 51.8 69.3 443
89 90 84 Chester 273 3.75 1.57 57.6 19.2 485 210 54.3 76.1 410
90 102 99 Teesside 248 3.80 1.90 57.3 19.9 601 166 50.2 74.4 378
91 108 113 Edge Hill 248 3.81 1.30 57.0 22.1 786 146 44.4 78.2 358
92 77 63 Roehampton 224 3.65 3.23 56.9 21.5 992 262 52.1 79.5 453
93 107 107 Wolverhampton 195 3.63 1.99 56.8 18.8 717 303 41.1 73.9 359
94 94 95 Northampton 227 3.77 1.71 56.3 19.4 655 202 55.2 79.9 406
95 113 111 London South Bank 185 3.67 2.88 56.3 25.7 635 146 48.4 72.1 274
96 45 43 Aberystwyth 300 3.94 4.50 56.2 19.2 677 349 61.8 89.8 576
97 86 86 Bedfordshire 212 3.78 1.82 56.0 21.7 981 364 47.0 75.4 426
98 95 106 Southampton Solent 225 3.63 0.93 55.7 20.8 689 373 43.1 78.2 405
99 71 79 Chichester 260 3.90 2.06 55.5 20.0 482 307 46.7 87.9 465
100 65 74 UWIC, Cardiff 239 3.66 2.72 55.3 19.6 733 414 48.6 85.2 474
101 70 57 Plymouth 275 3.73 3.20 55.3 16.6 749 237 60.2 81.2 466
102 75 70 Bath Spa 272 3.86 2.47 55.2 21.7 412 138 64.7 85.7 455
103 97 100 York St John 282 3.70 0.80 55.2 22.7 713 283 50.7 85.4 399
104 81 80 Staffordshire 247 3.77 2.20 53.8 18.0 807 244 52.5 79.8 448
105 105 91 Huddersfield 252 3.77 2.44 53.2 19.9 454 137 53.3 78.9 372
106 112 91 Bolton 199 3.82 1.54 51.8 22.1 357 310 52.6 63.3 281
107 55 59 University of the Arts, London 391 3.42 4.70 51.5 21.0 688 137 58.8 87.1 523
108 68 89 Abertay Dundee 350 3.74 1.95 51.4 20.8 1,406 204 47.6 64.0 469
109 92 97 Westminster 244 3.58 2.85 51.0 16.6 541 236 49.6 80.5 409
110 99 109 Lincoln 263 3.73 1.71 50.3 23.7 647 192 52.9 83.9 384
111 74 71 Winchester 268 3.78 2.46 49.7 18.4 573 257 57.4 84.5 457
112 103 102 Derby 260 3.66 1.47 49.5 20.0 876 218 47.8 77.0 376
113 87 - Buckinghamshire New 200 3.56 1.91 45.2 18.9 525 597 44.7 82.0 422

Please note that some Universities have missing data. Where the table is ranked by a single measure, the institutions with no data for that measure appear at the bottom.

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.

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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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