University Subject Tables 2015

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    Education
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    2015
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Education

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

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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

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Ofsted
Ofsted
A guide to the quality of teaching you can expect from the University, based on inspections by the Office for Standards in Education.

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Overall Score
Overall Score
The total score calculated by our independent and trusted methodology.

Maximum score: 1000.0

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2015 2014
1 1 Cambridge 505 2.85 81 4.0 100.0
2 2 King's College London 2.85 4.0 97.4
3 4 Edinburgh 426 2.30 93 97.2
4 6 Stirling 409 2.60 89 96.7
5 3 Durham 427 2.60 85 4.0 96.1
6 5 Glasgow 409 2.00 98 95.8
7 8 Aberdeen 399 1.90 97 94.4
8 7 Nottingham 2.40 4.0 94.0
9 9 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 465 100 94.0
10 20 East Anglia 429 2.55 66 4.0 92.7
11 12 Strathclyde 404 2.00 85 92.4
12 18 Dundee 387 1.70 93 91.7
13 14 Birmingham 390 2.35 73 4.0 91.3
14 13 Staffordshire 1.95 4.0 90.7
15 25 Keele 376 2.75 77 3.5 90.4
16 15 Manchester Metropolitan 337 2.65 72 4.0 89.8
17 17 Canterbury Christ Church 332 2.10 84 4.0 89.6
18 - Bath 2.45 3.5 89.4
19 19 Warwick 387 2.65 60 3.8 88.7
20 23 Brighton 328 2.05 81 4.0 88.7
21 16 Cardiff 357 2.70 67 88.7
22 11 West of Scotland 336 1.70 92 88.3
23 10 York 399 2.65 74 3.0 88.0
24 24 Birmingham City 328 1.90 80 4.0 88.0
25 21 Southampton 389 2.25 82 3.0 87.5
26 37 Northumbria 375 83 4.0 86.8
27 39 Oxford Brookes 387 2.00 69 3.5 86.6
28 22 Sheffield 374 2.40 3.0 86.4
29 26 Brunel 334 1.60 89 3.5 86.2
30 27 Leeds 373 2.75 67 3.0 86.0
31 32 St Mary's 307 1.10 88 4.0 85.4
32 28 Reading 337 2.00 75 3.5 85.4
33 33 West of England, Bristol 327 1.85 72 3.8 85.1
34 41 Manchester 334 2.55 47 4.0 84.8
35 47 Sunderland 320 1.75 81 3.5 84.7
36 29 Huddersfield 300 1.80 84 3.5 84.5
37 30 Edge Hill 314 1.15 80 4.0 84.5
38 31 Winchester 327 2.05 71 3.5 84.4
39 34 Bath Spa 304 1.40 75 4.0 84.1
40 42 Chichester 312 80 4.0 83.3
41 38 Gloucestershire 294 1.85 69 3.8 83.0
42 49 Worcester 330 73 4.0 82.9
43 36 Sheffield Hallam 317 1.85 76 3.3 82.8
44 46 Hertfordshire 345 1.65 78 3.0 82.4
45 52 Liverpool John Moores 337 1.75 59 3.5 81.6
46 40 Hull 309 1.95 69 3.3 81.6
47 44 Plymouth 289 2.05 61 3.5 80.8
48 50 Chester 305 74 3.8 80.6
49 53 Greenwich 310 1.65 69 3.3 80.5
50 48 Bangor 310 1.75 64 80.3
51 58 Kingston 278 1.60 69 3.5 80.0
52 55 York St John 311 0.85 83 3.3 80.0
53 70 Derby 304 62 4.0 79.7
54 51 Bishop Grosseteste 279 0.95 80 3.5 79.6
55 - South Wales 317 1.55 63 79.4
56 43 Roehampton 297 2.15 63 3.0 79.4
57 45 Northampton 299 1.65 69 3.0 78.7
58 62 Glyndwr 297 0.90 76 78.1
59 57 Newman 304 1.75 61 3.0 77.9
60 60 Middlesex 280 86 3.0 77.9
61 56 Leeds Metropolitan 279 1.65 69 3.0 77.8
62 68 Cumbria 310 1.00 73 3.0 77.5
63 54 Leeds Trinity 303 77 3.0 77.3
64 66 London Metropolitan 227 2.45 59 3.0 76.6
65 65 Goldsmiths, University of London 282 1.95 55 3.0 76.5
66 63 Ulster 290 2.10 45 76.3
67 59 Cardiff Metropolitan 317 1.10 56 75.5
68 71 Nottingham Trent 315 63 3.0 75.4
69 67 Aberystwyth 294 66 75.2
70 76 Anglia Ruskin 253 78 3.0 75.1
71 72 Central Lancashire 316 1.15 53 75.0
72 73 Portsmouth 290 51 3.5 74.6
73 64 Bedfordshire 253 71 73.8
74 75 De Montfort 308 49 72.1
75 - London South Bank 82 2.0 71.6
76 61 St Mark and St John 263 0.95 79 2.0 71.2
77 78 East London 251 1.70 37 3.0 71.0
78 77 Teesside 291 33 67.2

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.

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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