University League Table 2012

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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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2012 2011
42 20 Buckingham 273 4.38 87.5 639
2 1 Oxford 536 4.18 2.96 85.0 992
1 2 Cambridge 559 4.15 2.98 85.5 1000
6 6 St Andrews 485 4.14 2.72 76.3 854
19 21 Loughborough 390 4.13 2.62 69.2 749
15 24 Exeter 439 4.12 2.62 70.3 768
23 22 Leicester 399 4.11 2.45 71.5 740
27 28 East Anglia 386 4.11 2.58 66.1 728
49 47 Aberystwyth 298 4.11 2.48 55.1 596
19 19 Sussex 380 4.10 2.61 69.3 749
12 10 York 437 4.07 2.78 68.2 790
21 26 Glasgow 408 4.04 2.59 72.1 748
44 43 Keele 310 4.02 2.41 67.5 619
56 53 Chichester 290 4.02 1.96 54.4 555
5 4 Durham 487 4.02 2.72 80.4 890
10 12 Bath 459 4.01 2.71 77.9 800
45 52 Stirling 305 4.00 2.41 66.2 613
62 56 Hull 309 4.00 2.37 64.6 534
109 110 Greenwich 215 4.00 1.90 54.7 413
78 63 Bangor 288 4.00 2.43 59.7 498
43 45 Dundee 353 3.99 2.54 68.9 628
24 29 Newcastle 410 3.98 2.63 75.4 738
34 38 Kent 329 3.98 2.60 67.3 684
36 39 Queen Mary 387 3.98 2.73 71.7 683
8 7 Warwick 480 3.98 2.80 72.5 822
26 25 Sheffield 426 3.98 2.72 73.6 729
33 30 Royal Holloway 381 3.98 2.67 63.1 693
98 88 Edge Hill 260 3.97 1.50 63.2 453
9 8 Lancaster 407 3.97 2.71 71.8 820
38 37 Essex 307 3.97 2.77 58.6 668
67 71 Lincoln 289 3.97 1.90 55.9 525
46 44 Aberdeen 332 3.96 2.57 69.4 604
7 9 University College London 477 3.96 2.84 81.1 842
90 105 Teesside 271 3.96 1.99 61.9 466
22 23 Birmingham 421 3.96 2.64 71.8 742
34 40 Reading 370 3.95 2.53 66.3 684
102 78 York St John 282 3.95 1.40 51.8 439
46 50 Oxford Brookes 314 3.95 2.20 62.0 604
17 18 Nottingham 428 3.95 2.67 77.9 753
58 67 Huddersfield 273 3.94 2.10 69.5 548
38 34 Heriot-Watt 335 3.94 2.48 68.8 668
81 89 Portsmouth 283 3.94 2.24 56.7 488
92 - Trinity Saint David 251 3.93 2.11 59.7 463
65 72 Central Lancashire 260 3.92 1.96 59.6 530
81 65 De Montfort 259 3.92 2.32 52.8 488
105 100 Northampton 238 3.92 1.69 52.9 429
40 35 Strathclyde 394 3.91 2.45 73.0 665
11 16 Bristol 467 3.90 2.72 77.7 794
75 62 Gloucestershire 264 3.90 1.72 57.8 510
14 14 Southampton 427 3.90 2.72 70.8 779
16 13 King's College London 447 3.90 2.69 82.6 758
87 77 Queen Margaret 309 3.90 1.37 61.8 469
95 98 Abertay Dundee 252 3.90 1.83 57.7 460
112 - West of Scotland 241 3.90 1.84 58.3 362
25 17 Aston 370 3.90 2.43 74.8 735
99 80 Staffordshire 241 3.90 1.62 60.7 452
91 93 Sunderland 246 3.89 1.86 54.8 465
51 51 Robert Gordon 295 3.89 2.06 76.7 575
80 81 Chester 273 3.89 1.74 63.4 489
106 102 Worcester 271 3.89 1.54 60.8 421
48 41 Hertfordshire 244 3.89 2.40 59.7 597
68 59 UWIC, Cardiff 267 3.88 1.88 55.3 524
60 64 Northumbria 300 3.88 2.15 68.0 539
37 41 Cardiff 406 3.88 2.69 73.6 672
89 89 University of Wales, Newport 252 3.88 2.42 54.5 467
83 86 Glamorgan 279 3.88 2.04 54.3 485
54 60 Swansea 314 3.88 2.43 60.3 559
114 112 Bolton 222 3.88 1.75 45.4 301
28 33 Surrey 388 3.87 2.58 76.4 715
76 79 Glasgow Caledonian 302 3.87 2.01 57.3 504
41 47 City 361 3.87 2.48 70.6 646
70 76 Winchester 280 3.87 2.16 54.0 519
111 111 Southampton Solent 266 3.87 1.49 46.2 384
73 61 Bradford 268 3.87 2.34 69.4 513
32 27 Leeds 408 3.87 2.72 65.8 702
31 35 Queen's, Belfast 362 3.87 2.56 69.4 710
104 92 Glyndwr 231 3.87 1.69 65.5 430
4 5 London School of Economics 513 3.86 2.96 84.1 928
30 32 Liverpool 401 3.86 2.54 70.3 712
108 104 Derby 250 3.86 1.96 52.3 414
68 73 Brighton 290 3.85 2.37 55.5 524
18 15 SOAS 423 3.85 2.60 68.7 751
85 83 Bath Spa 293 3.85 1.89 46.5 481
3 3 Imperial College London 519 3.84 2.94 86.7 940
52 54 Ulster 266 3.84 2.48 53.9 572
57 57 Goldsmiths College 327 3.84 2.58 53.8 551
71 97 Middlesex 207 3.83 2.18 57.8 517
116 114 London South Bank 201 3.83 2.24 49.3 295
61 68 West of England, Bristol 278 3.83 2.20 61.4 538
84 74 Edinburgh Napier 296 3.83 1.83 69.3 484
13 11 Edinburgh 442 3.83 2.75 72.4 782
53 65 Plymouth 297 3.82 2.18 64.3 560
97 96 Salford 280 3.82 2.36 55.1 459
62 68 Sheffield Hallam 289 3.82 2.05 61.8 534
88 84 Kingston 243 3.82 2.04 52.3 468
100 106 Canterbury Christ Church 247 3.82 1.79 63.3 447
55 49 Nottingham Trent 287 3.81 2.16 60.6 557
72 75 Coventry 298 3.81 1.85 59.9 514
103 101 Bedfordshire 187 3.79 2.09 61.2 438
62 55 Bournemouth 297 3.79 2.18 61.1 534
101 102 Liverpool John Moores 263 3.78 2.15 50.5 442
95 85 Leeds Metropolitan 267 3.78 2.05 55.5 460
73 87 Roehampton 259 3.77 2.20 59.9 513
50 46 Brunel 325 3.76 2.32 59.3 594
66 58 Birmingham City 263 3.76 2.31 67.7 526
29 31 Manchester 422 3.75 2.82 70.4 714
86 81 Cumbria 263 3.75 1.23 66.2 474
113 113 East London 200 3.75 2.24 48.6 335
93 89 Manchester Metropolitan 271 3.74 2.16 57.1 462
110 106 Anglia Ruskin 254 3.71 2.07 55.5 412
77 94 Westminster 273 3.70 2.23 55.1 502
107 108 Buckinghamshire New 212 3.69 1.67 48.8 416
93 95 West London 220 3.68 1.67 52.8 462
79 109 University for the Creative Arts 269 3.60 1.90 50.8 494
115 115 London Metropolitan 221 3.59 1.84 45.5 296
59 70 University of the Arts, London 276 3.56 2.49 53.1 545

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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