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University League Table 2011

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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).

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2011 2010
1 3 3 Imperial College London 504 3.81 2.94 88.9 10.5 3,182 648 72.7 95.1 938
2 20 - Buckingham 287 4.32 85.2 9.1 575 545 48.1 87.8 727
3 51 50 Robert Gordon 314 3.89 2.06 83.4 19.2 919 295 56.9 83.5 595
4 1 1 Oxford 532 4.11 2.96 82.8 10.8 2,909 469 91.8 98.4 1000
5 2 2 Cambridge 547 4.10 2.98 82.3 11.7 1,859 693 87.3 98.6 940
6 5 4 London School of Economics 494 3.76 2.96 81.9 14.0 1,563 304 76.5 95.3 831
7 12 9 Bath 451 3.94 2.71 80.9 15.9 1,028 441 74.2 94.8 765
8 9 8 University College London 458 3.91 2.84 80.8 8.9 1,724 225 81.0 94.8 800
9 13 17 King's College London 421 3.82 2.69 80.5 11.3 1,588 329 75.6 94.1 755
10 33 31 Surrey 372 3.87 2.58 79.6 18.0 971 378 68.1 83.5 668
11 47 44 City 340 3.74 2.48 79.4 18.8 917 330 68.2 82.7 611
12 16 16 Bristol 448 3.85 2.72 78.3 13.8 1,555 332 78.6 95.2 740
13 7 6 Warwick 464 3.92 2.80 77.9 13.3 1,555 402 79.9 95.3 814
14 4 5 Durham 468 3.98 2.72 77.8 15.9 1,141 776 79.0 97.8 847
15 8 12 Lancaster 393 3.98 2.71 77.6 13.5 1,134 534 68.3 94.1 810
16 44 47 Aberdeen 357 3.97 2.57 76.8 14.9 1,023 254 67.6 80.0 632
17 14 13 Southampton 407 3.89 2.72 76.3 13.5 1,310 472 74.4 92.6 750
18 11 11 Edinburgh 439 3.71 2.75 76.2 13.4 1,795 399 80.2 92.0 775
19 39 43 Queen Mary 354 3.90 2.73 76.0 13.2 924 407 64.6 89.6 650
20 18 19 Nottingham 412 3.89 2.67 75.7 13.9 1,051 417 75.0 94.4 732
21 35 40 Strathclyde 388 3.87 2.45 75.5 17.8 1,224 286 71.7 84.7 663
22 17 14 Aston 364 3.89 2.43 75.2 18.1 870 682 70.1 91.5 737
23 34 39 Heriot-Watt 338 3.75 2.48 74.7 17.0 984 559 68.6 82.5 665
24 35 33 Queen's, Belfast 368 3.79 2.56 74.7 15.3 1,085 578 68.5 85.3 663
25 6 7 St Andrews 455 4.15 2.72 74.4 13.1 1,269 388 85.6 95.0 820
26 22 20 Leicester 374 4.14 2.45 74.2 16.3 1,113 491 71.6 92.6 724
27 15 15 SOAS 387 3.83 2.60 73.1 11.1 1,623 247 73.1 88.0 749
28 41 36 Cardiff 392 3.80 2.69 72.8 15.1 1,020 261 69.0 93.4 639
29 19 25 Sussex 371 3.95 2.61 72.6 15.4 961 372 80.0 90.8 730
30 29 24 Newcastle 399 3.94 2.63 72.4 15.1 1,143 413 72.0 92.9 700
31 25 22 Sheffield 411 3.96 2.72 72.3 14.3 1,066 369 72.8 92.1 709
32 26 26 Glasgow 399 4.01 2.59 72.1 14.2 1,119 577 70.3 84.3 708
33 74 73 Edinburgh Napier 264 3.80 1.83 72.0 19.2 838 180 63.9 75.7 511
34 10 10 York 423 4.05 2.78 71.5 14.0 1,286 469 75.3 94.9 786
35 21 18 Loughborough 370 4.14 2.62 71.3 18.3 739 502 69.9 93.9 725
36 61 57 Bradford 275 3.84 2.34 71.1 16.0 866 278 62.2 79.7 540
37 31 28 Manchester 416 3.68 2.82 71.1 14.9 1,227 421 70.3 92.4 685
38 49 46 Nottingham Trent 274 3.84 2.16 71.0 18.8 827 491 55.1 85.6 603
39 55 54 Bournemouth 297 3.80 2.18 70.8 24.2 945 227 61.5 85.3 563
40 32 34 Liverpool 403 3.81 2.54 70.6 12.7 1,496 329 71.1 89.6 680
41 64 58 Northumbria 299 3.83 2.15 70.5 21.4 779 264 56.2 85.8 535
42 27 29 Leeds 397 3.86 2.72 70.5 14.7 907 485 74.2 92.7 706
43 56 52 Hull 290 4.01 2.37 70.0 19.8 844 310 58.0 82.5 561
44 23 27 Birmingham 404 3.93 2.64 69.9 15.6 1,369 445 72.2 93.4 719
45 65 65 De Montfort 247 3.88 2.32 69.4 16.5 799 247 51.5 82.0 533
46 28 32 East Anglia 366 4.08 2.58 69.1 15.5 1,076 459 71.2 90.4 703
47 58 59 Birmingham City 254 3.78 2.31 69.1 19.0 844 583 56.2 77.4 552
48 45 49 Dundee 344 3.98 2.54 68.6 14.6 1,039 296 68.4 79.5 625
49 38 38 Kent 319 3.98 2.60 68.6 14.8 815 370 63.9 86.9 654
50 43 42 Keele 302 3.94 2.41 68.3 13.3 739 393 65.6 88.5 636
51 52 48 Stirling 314 3.98 2.41 67.6 17.0 933 182 65.5 82.9 592
52 80 80 Staffordshire 241 3.83 1.62 67.4 19.6 833 340 50.8 79.7 497
53 85 97 Leeds Metropolitan 263 3.61 2.05 67.2 23.0 738 257 53.4 81.3 475
54 81 108 Cumbria 274 3.76 1.23 67.2 15.4 936 221 50.6 82.6 496
55 50 53 Oxford Brookes 309 3.90 2.20 67.0 17.9 732 440 66.8 85.6 600
56 24 21 Exeter 408 4.09 2.62 66.8 18.3 1,025 431 79.6 95.8 718
57 77 86 Queen Margaret 299 3.87 1.37 66.3 20.3 892 124 63.4 79.5 503
58 46 41 Brunel 315 3.76 2.32 66.1 20.0 977 485 66.8 86.2 618
59 40 35 Reading 350 3.91 2.53 66.0 16.6 750 331 69.8 91.8 641
60 81 90 Chester 268 3.87 1.74 65.6 18.4 586 234 56.7 78.9 496
61 106 107 Canterbury Christ Church 247 3.87 1.79 64.7 21.0 615 181 49.2 80.5 415
62 75 85 Coventry 274 3.77 1.85 64.2 18.7 811 295 64.9 76.4 507
63 88 109 Edge Hill 259 3.94 1.50 63.9 18.0 1,106 167 47.6 79.0 468
64 68 69 Sheffield Hallam 274 3.70 2.05 63.0 19.0 726 235 63.0 85.2 528
65 41 45 Hertfordshire 241 3.82 2.40 62.9 16.2 789 968 59.5 81.4 639
66 30 23 Royal Holloway 366 3.93 2.67 62.7 14.9 955 410 70.9 93.2 693
67 79 75 Glasgow Caledonian 328 3.85 2.01 62.6 23.9 931 166 66.0 79.7 498
68 92 99 Glyndwr 232 3.88 1.69 62.6 21.1 992 421 52.8 77.3 464
69 102 96 Worcester 260 3.85 1.54 62.4 21.0 752 128 52.1 79.9 432
70 73 63 Brighton 281 3.84 2.37 61.6 19.7 591 279 58.9 83.5 512
71 47 55 Aberystwyth 292 4.05 2.48 61.5 16.0 855 389 60.1 85.9 611
72 67 84 Huddersfield 272 3.89 2.10 61.1 15.9 891 271 57.3 77.6 529
73 59 66 UWIC, Cardiff 260 3.87 1.88 61.1 20.1 863 469 54.5 82.5 549
74 72 79 Central Lancashire 263 3.91 1.96 61.0 17.1 939 483 49.7 73.9 522
75 71 78 Lincoln 273 3.94 1.90 60.6 20.3 771 255 56.2 83.5 523
76 62 72 Gloucestershire 255 3.86 1.72 60.3 19.7 946 339 60.9 81.9 537
77 37 30 Essex 311 3.89 2.77 60.2 13.9 1,127 442 58.3 86.5 656
78 101 74 Bedfordshire 200 3.84 2.09 60.2 19.3 413 471 44.5 82.6 442
79 105 92 Teesside 258 3.95 1.99 60.0 20.1 716 226 53.5 71.2 420
80 68 61 West of England, Bristol 273 3.85 2.20 60.0 19.6 746 383 62.9 81.1 528
81 53 68 Chichester 270 4.07 1.96 59.9 15.9 670 419 50.2 87.0 567
82 96 76 Salford 266 3.76 2.36 59.8 18.7 762 299 52.3 74.6 459
83 110 111 Greenwich 241 3.93 1.90 59.7 25.5 644 255 47.4 75.8 392
84 95 98 Thames Valley 201 3.73 1.67 59.6 14.7 1,027 396 49.2 67.2 460
85 63 64 Bangor 284 3.94 2.43 59.6 17.3 854 236 56.9 86.4 536
86 54 51 Ulster 269 3.84 2.48 58.9 16.3 1,104 394 61.2 77.8 564
87 89 100 University of Wales, Newport 249 3.87 2.42 58.7 23.0 597 380 52.5 79.3 466
88 93 93 Sunderland 232 3.92 1.86 58.6 16.7 569 338 48.6 76.1 462
89 114 113 London South Bank 192 3.76 2.24 58.5 24.4 793 165 45.8 66.4 293
90 106 - Anglia Ruskin 254 3.64 2.07 58.5 19.8 784 205 55.4 75.7 415
91 60 56 Swansea 299 3.90 2.43 58.4 15.4 846 302 56.0 88.1 547
92 87 87 Roehampton 245 3.76 2.20 57.7 19.2 1,087 199 52.2 82.2 469
93 65 67 Plymouth 279 3.82 2.18 57.7 15.6 821 299 61.8 83.9 533
94 84 81 Kingston 235 3.79 2.04 57.7 20.2 708 347 60.7 81.6 477
95 89 83 Manchester Metropolitan 268 3.74 2.16 57.5 20.0 822 265 57.2 78.9 466
96 99 77 Lampeter 262 4.01 2.11 57.2 18.6 714 213 53.6 73.1 448
97 78 91 York St John 280 3.87 1.40 57.1 20.2 927 323 56.2 85.5 502
98 104 101 Derby 237 3.84 1.96 56.8 19.8 1,075 245 46.2 74.2 422
99 57 37 Goldsmiths College 318 3.84 2.58 56.7 16.8 674 184 66.0 82.4 559
100 98 95 Abertay Dundee 256 3.87 1.83 56.6 21.4 1,099 307 54.0 70.1 453
101 112 112 Bolton 209 3.76 1.75 56.5 18.5 459 304 48.5 62.6 363
102 97 88 Middlesex 184 3.64 2.18 56.5 23.6 1,597 449 50.3 75.8 455
103 70 60 University of the Arts, London 280 3.57 2.49 56.2 20.0 806 146 60.5 85.7 525
104 86 94 Glamorgan 271 3.80 2.04 56.1 17.9 835 334 56.0 69.8 472
105 83 82 Bath Spa 283 3.95 1.89 55.1 26.5 425 158 65.9 90.4 484
106 100 105 Northampton 240 3.86 1.69 54.9 21.3 821 214 57.6 80.6 446
107 89 62 Portsmouth 273 3.94 2.24 54.6 20.6 935 226 51.3 82.9 466
108 102 104 Liverpool John Moores 246 3.81 2.15 54.2 20.0 852 235 53.6 77.3 432
109 94 89 Westminster 267 3.62 2.23 53.2 16.4 711 254 52.7 79.4 461
110 113 106 East London 187 3.66 2.24 52.9 23.3 743 320 46.4 79.4 362
111 76 70 Winchester 270 3.89 2.16 51.6 17.8 587 291 57.5 85.5 504
112 111 110 Southampton Solent 241 3.73 1.49 49.2 22.2 687 325 42.3 75.1 376
113 115 - London Metropolitan 212 3.57 1.84 46.0 19.8 729 156 48.9 66.1 292
114 108 103 Buckinghamshire New 207 3.72 1.67 45.7 20.6 590 662 43.8 77.9 404
115 109 71 University for the Creative Arts 264 3.58 1.90 45.3 36.7 1,277 317 50.0 83.8 401

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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