University Subject Tables 2015

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    Music
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Music

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.

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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 3 Cambridge 545 3.90 3.25 82 100.0
2 2 Oxford 529 4.21 3.20 78 99.6
3 1 Manchester 471 4.29 3.30 78 97.3
4 8 Royal Holloway 468 4.22 3.45 74 96.5
5 6 Durham 544 3.72 2.75 76 95.2
6 5 Bristol 457 4.30 2.90 80 95.2
7 4 King's College London 470 3.85 3.25 76 94.2
8 10 Glasgow 487 4.11 2.90 70 93.4
9 7 Birmingham 442 3.75 3.30 80 93.4
10 18 Nottingham 429 4.34 3.10 70 92.4
11 9 York 396 4.26 3.20 74 91.6
12 19 Edinburgh 470 4.31 2.70 66 91.6
13 14 Southampton 399 3.98 3.25 76 91.1
14 26 Queen's, Belfast 378 4.39 2.95 76 90.6
15 17 Newcastle 420 4.10 3.10 68 90.2
16 11 Royal Academy of Music 316 4.02 2.90 96 90.1
17 23 Leeds 461 4.07 2.80 64 89.9
18 12 Surrey 470 4.12 2.85 60 89.8
19 21 City 394 4.30 2.90 66 88.4
20 13 Sheffield 399 4.11 3.25 62 88.3
21 16 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 397 3.61 2.35 88 87.8
22 20 SOAS 3.86 3.05 87.4
23 15 Royal College of Music 308 3.89 2.50 96 87.2
24 27 Cardiff 399 4.13 2.75 64 86.6
25 25 Birmingham City 322 4.11 2.40 88 86.6
26 22 Keele 360 4.16 2.80 68 85.9
27 30 Royal Northern College of Music 345 4.06 2.20 84 85.7
28 28 Huddersfield 331 4.07 2.90 68 84.3
29 24 Bangor 325 4.11 2.85 68 84.0
30 35 Sussex 402 3.79 2.80 56 83.3
31 34 Goldsmiths, University of London 348 3.88 2.90 58 81.8
32 31 Bath Spa 365 3.93 2.20 66 81.7
33 33 Liverpool 391 4.13 2.55 48 81.3
34 37 Coventry 331 3.75 2.45 62 79.1
35 36 East Anglia 3.71 2.15 62 78.8
36 32 Hull 342 4.19 2.25 52 78.6
37 40 Oxford Brookes 328 4.44 2.25 48 78.1
38 38 Edinburgh Napier 397 3.98 1.05 62 77.4
39 45 Brunel 325 4.21 2.40 46 77.0
40 29 Aberdeen 388 3.83 2.40 40 76.9
41 52 Brighton 271 4.27 2.85 40 75.0
42 41 De Montfort 319 3.94 2.55 42 75.0
43 49 Plymouth 278 4.25 2.35 48 74.9
44 55 Hertfordshire 341 3.76 1.70 54 74.3
45 43 Ulster 290 4.17 2.05 50 74.2
46 42 Anglia Ruskin 274 3.92 1.95 60 74.1
47 44 Salford 342 3.60 2.00 50 73.9
48 46 Westminster 293 3.55 2.00 60 73.4
49 47 Canterbury Christ Church 291 3.92 2.15 46 72.5
50 53 West London 291 3.85 1.30 62 72.2
51 54 Manchester Metropolitan 349 3.71 56 71.9
52 - South Wales 331 3.76 58 71.7
53 62 Middlesex 289 3.89 62 71.1
54 60 Derby 346 4.41 38 71.0
55 57 Chichester 335 3.97 46 70.1
56 50 Chester 311 3.99 70.0
57 51 Kingston 319 3.47 1.45 52 69.9
58 68 St Mark and St John 212 3.91 72 69.5
59 58 West of Scotland 354 4.16 34 69.1
60 65 Central Lancashire 332 3.84 44 68.8
61 39 Kent 328 3.44 52 68.4
62 61 East London 292 3.38 60 68.1
63 64 York St John 263 3.94 54 68.0
64 67 Falmouth 278 3.68 54 67.5
65 56 Bournemouth 303 3.54 50 67.1
66 63 Northampton 270 3.78 50 66.5
67 - London South Bank 271 3.89 66.4
68 66 Southampton Solent 297 4.02 34 65.3
69 70 Sunderland 285 3.63 44 65.1
70 - Highlands & Islands 4.11 32 65.0
71 69 Buckinghamshire New 274 3.64 38 63.1
72 71 Liverpool John Moores 311 3.69 10 58.4

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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