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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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2010 2009
1 4 3 London School of Economics 483 3.77 2.96 90.6 14.1 1,391 265 76.0 96.5 854
2 3 4 Imperial College 489 3.69 2.94 88.4 10.3 3,036 575 68.5 97.1 910
3 2 2 Cambridge 539 4.18 2.98 85.5 11.6 1,755 657 87.0 99.0 947
4 50 61 Robert Gordon 332 3.82 2.06 84.1 18.2 913 288 53.2 81.8 570
5 17 15 King's College London 415 3.74 2.69 83.2 11.6 1,589 320 72.8 92.3 724
6 8 8 University College London 452 3.85 2.84 82.9 9.1 1,586 220 80.4 92.0 793
7 1 1 Oxford 524 4.11 2.96 82.3 10.9 2,639 587 91.1 97.6 1000
8 16 18 Bristol 447 3.72 2.72 82.0 13.3 1,386 307 81.5 95.7 735
9 9 14 Bath 440 3.90 2.71 81.9 15.3 960 424 75.1 95.6 765
10 44 46 City 316 3.77 2.48 81.4 17.9 776 305 66.6 84.3 600
11 31 30 Surrey 352 3.80 2.58 80.0 17.0 858 347 65.1 88.8 654
12 24 27 Newcastle 405 3.84 2.63 79.4 14.9 1,097 398 72.2 92.3 700
13 6 5 Warwick 463 3.90 2.80 79.2 13.5 1,630 354 79.7 95.9 818
14 22 26 Sheffield 406 3.88 2.72 79.1 14.5 969 354 74.5 92.2 704
15 5 6 Durham 459 3.96 2.72 78.3 15.2 1,036 682 77.5 96.7 820
16 33 34 Queen's, Belfast 358 3.80 2.56 78.3 15.3 905 511 69.0 85.0 648
17 14 23 Aston 365 4.02 2.43 78.1 16.6 895 675 63.6 91.0 739
18 40 31 Strathclyde 393 3.73 2.45 78.1 19.2 1,118 254 74.0 83.2 616
19 7 7 St Andrews 468 4.22 2.72 77.8 12.3 1,152 357 85.1 94.2 801
20 36 37 Cardiff 394 3.75 2.69 77.6 14.9 927 253 66.8 92.5 645
21 43 43 Queen Mary 346 3.82 2.73 77.3 13.4 878 338 64.2 88.5 610
22 11 21 Edinburgh 447 3.66 2.75 76.9 12.8 1,660 335 80.6 90.4 757
23 13 20 Southampton 407 3.81 2.72 76.5 14.0 1,154 449 74.6 93.7 739
24 19 16 Nottingham 408 3.79 2.67 76.3 13.8 972 392 74.3 95.7 714
25 20 12 Leicester 360 4.13 2.45 76.2 14.8 970 460 71.6 93.0 706
26 39 49 Heriot-Watt 350 3.80 2.48 76.2 15.8 832 391 65.5 80.3 619
27 18 13 Loughborough 368 4.13 2.62 75.7 17.3 744 496 67.7 91.4 721
28 49 52 Dundee 371 3.84 2.54 75.6 14.9 935 262 65.8 71.3 574
29 54 57 Bournemouth 289 3.79 2.18 75.5 21.2 896 233 57.2 85.1 559
30 26 17 Glasgow 412 3.88 2.59 75.4 13.5 933 511 71.3 86.7 694
31 47 39 Aberdeen 363 3.97 2.57 74.4 15.1 929 224 67.6 77.3 590
32 46 53 Nottingham Trent 276 3.81 2.16 74.1 16.6 795 399 55.7 86.2 593
33 28 28 Manchester 412 3.67 2.82 73.8 14.7 1,136 362 70.4 91.6 685
34 15 9 SOAS 378 3.82 2.60 73.5 10.7 1,520 253 73.2 82.5 736
35 52 48 Hull 285 4.00 2.37 73.2 19.0 799 281 57.7 87.0 567
36 58 73 Northumbria 291 3.91 2.15 73.0 17.7 787 271 54.1 80.3 535
37 53 59 Oxford Brookes 301 3.83 2.20 73.0 18.7 648 380 66.1 83.8 566
38 73 78 Edinburgh Napier 291 3.82 1.83 72.9 18.3 780 154 62.4 72.7 475
39 27 24 Birmingham 403 3.89 2.64 72.7 15.3 1,216 401 70.9 93.7 690
40 34 42 Liverpool 387 3.77 2.54 72.5 12.3 1,196 285 68.8 91.2 647
41 32 33 East Anglia 361 4.08 2.58 71.9 17.1 866 401 70.1 85.5 651
42 38 35 Kent 317 4.00 2.60 71.8 17.0 733 312 61.7 87.8 625
43 21 19 Exeter 394 4.15 2.62 71.7 17.6 987 384 79.4 91.5 704
44 108 104 Cumbria 256 3.71 1.23 71.4 31.7 496 181 48.8 84.6 348
45 29 32 Leeds 392 3.82 2.72 71.1 14.4 851 385 73.4 91.9 685
46 25 29 Sussex 378 3.88 2.61 70.6 15.6 785 333 81.7 90.1 697
47 57 50 Bradford 270 3.73 2.34 70.4 15.0 830 279 62.8 82.4 536
48 42 40 Keele 319 3.92 2.41 70.4 14.5 808 331 64.4 89.1 611
49 79 63 Central Lancashire 252 3.84 1.96 70.1 20.2 826 361 49.3 72.8 457
50 48 36 Stirling 324 3.82 2.41 69.8 14.3 873 153 64.3 81.4 590
51 23 22 Royal Holloway 365 3.89 2.67 69.8 14.6 868 389 70.3 92.9 703
52 10 11 York 434 3.96 2.78 69.4 13.4 1,246 369 74.9 95.9 765
53 99 - Glyndwr 212 3.83 1.69 69.3 20.0 776 345 50.6 70.1 395
54 86 76 Queen Margaret 328 3.82 1.37 69.2 20.7 833 111 65.3 78.6 442
55 37 44 Goldsmiths College 318 3.79 2.58 69.0 12.8 641 178 65.2 85.6 636
56 80 81 Staffordshire 232 3.81 1.62 69.0 17.9 897 311 53.0 78.1 455
57 75 96 Glasgow Caledonian 328 3.80 2.01 68.8 21.8 814 159 66.5 76.8 473
58 35 38 Reading 347 3.91 2.53 68.7 16.6 709 343 75.4 91.7 647
59 96 93 Worcester 236 3.88 1.54 68.2 20.3 708 165 48.4 83.9 399
60 41 41 Brunel 319 3.74 2.32 67.9 17.5 1,080 423 64.9 86.3 612
61 64 56 Bangor 283 3.85 2.43 67.8 19.2 751 200 55.7 83.8 506
62 85 85 Coventry 280 3.69 1.85 67.5 20.8 798 294 61.0 75.2 445
63 92 102 Teesside 257 3.88 1.99 67.3 19.9 668 196 52.4 72.7 411
64 74 86 Bedfordshire 215 3.81 2.09 66.7 15.7 662 426 47.8 75.1 475
65 61 66 West of England, Bristol 275 3.86 2.20 66.1 19.3 696 328 63.2 78.8 512
66 59 69 Birmingham City 258 3.71 2.31 65.7 17.6 827 519 57.3 75.4 533
67 65 64 De Montfort 248 3.92 2.32 65.7 17.2 731 232 51.1 81.5 499
68 45 54 Hertfordshire 244 3.71 2.40 65.3 15.0 822 850 47.3 82.3 597
69 63 67 Brighton 278 3.79 2.37 65.3 19.8 579 239 58.5 84.7 507
70 90 90 Chester 267 3.80 1.74 65.1 19.3 534 210 54.8 78.2 422
71 51 51 Ulster 268 3.74 2.48 65.0 16.2 1,160 356 61.4 77.4 568
72 88 82 Middlesex 194 3.72 2.18 64.4 24.1 1,476 442 50.8 64.7 434
73 12 10 Lancaster 388 3.92 2.71 64.3 13.7 1,036 488 69.6 93.3 749
74 72 58 Gloucestershire 239 3.79 1.72 64.2 18.7 886 354 56.2 82.1 479
75 69 80 Sheffield Hallam 268 3.72 2.05 64.2 18.9 735 239 61.3 83.8 491
76 68 71 Chichester 234 4.04 1.96 64.0 18.8 567 377 49.3 89.2 491
77 62 60 Portsmouth 271 3.94 2.24 63.9 19.0 917 265 52.4 86.1 511
78 83 88 Manchester Metropolitan 266 3.65 2.16 63.8 19.9 779 242 57.2 79.0 449
79 60 55 University of the Arts, London 322 3.47 2.49 63.6 22.1 687 90 61.6 85.5 524
80 113 113 London South Bank 179 3.63 2.24 63.2 27.9 652 149 53.7 69.4 280
81 30 25 Essex 302 3.87 2.77 62.7 13.8 1,050 413 61.0 87.4 671
82 76 72 Salford 253 3.74 2.36 62.7 18.8 725 300 55.1 76.5 463
83 106 106 East London 191 3.63 2.24 62.7 22.7 725 404 44.4 71.6 371
84 56 47 Swansea 304 3.88 2.43 62.5 15.0 778 303 50.3 87.4 537
85 77 101 Lampeter 252 3.99 2.11 61.8 15.5 658 149 52.8 82.7 461
86 66 65 UWIC, Cardiff 261 3.85 1.88 61.5 20.1 798 461 51.8 83.2 499
87 81 89 Kingston 236 3.83 2.04 61.0 19.4 723 310 60.1 79.3 455
88 102 107 Wolverhampton 204 3.70 2.01 60.9 19.2 800 419 44.6 73.4 391
89 94 83 Glamorgan 263 3.75 2.04 60.4 18.0 701 202 52.4 69.1 409
90 78 99 Lincoln 266 3.88 1.90 60.4 22.9 724 228 57.1 85.1 458
91 97 98 Leeds Metropolitan 257 3.54 2.05 59.9 23.1 825 120 53.0 82.0 397
92 98 110 Thames Valley 197 3.76 1.67 59.7 16.8 878 432 50.4 63.6 396
93 111 111 Greenwich 212 3.91 1.90 59.6 23.1 619 219 44.9 75.8 333
94 105 94 Northampton 233 3.83 1.69 59.5 20.8 693 209 53.7 81.4 387
95 93 79 Sunderland 226 3.93 1.86 59.3 17.1 554 311 50.2 75.7 410
96 112 112 Bolton 213 3.77 1.75 59.1 19.4 392 328 53.5 56.0 308
97 82 75 Bath Spa 287 3.92 1.89 59.0 24.0 418 133 67.7 87.1 449
98 107 91 Canterbury Christ Church 238 3.80 1.79 59.0 19.1 537 148 49.7 80.3 358
99 91 97 York St John 288 3.84 1.40 58.8 20.3 875 299 52.9 84.4 415
100 104 100 Liverpool John Moores 244 3.72 2.15 58.8 19.7 790 212 45.7 76.2 387
101 71 - University for the Creative Arts 247 3.55 2.28 58.2 24.9 1,167 284 51.2 85.3 481
102 67 70 Plymouth 268 3.78 2.18 58.0 15.9 787 251 61.4 84.2 491
103 84 105 Huddersfield 265 3.77 2.10 56.9 16.3 671 205 51.9 81.2 447
104 109 108 Edge Hill 248 3.84 1.50 56.8 19.9 928 160 46.1 79.2 344
105 87 77 Roehampton 251 3.65 2.20 56.8 18.9 1,049 215 51.0 78.5 439
106 110 95 Southampton Solent 211 3.58 1.49 56.6 21.6 699 351 45.7 74.5 338
107 100 84 University of Wales, Newport 229 3.80 2.42 55.8 26.4 530 304 54.8 72.0 395
108 70 74 Winchester 261 3.86 2.16 55.6 17.5 588 271 55.7 85.6 482
109 101 103 Derby 231 3.75 1.96 54.9 19.2 1,073 251 46.6 76.5 392
110 89 92 Westminster 249 3.64 2.23 54.1 16.5 581 237 51.5 77.5 427
111 95 68 Abertay Dundee 279 3.82 1.83 53.3 20.5 1,260 246 48.3 70.1 399
112 55 45 Aberystwyth 310 4.00 2.48 53.0 17.7 746 364 61.1 87.5 548
113 103 87 Buckinghamshire New 210 3.64 1.67 50.9 20.4 550 633 46.3 79.7 388

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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