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University League Tables 2020

Our League Tables rank UK universities both nationally and in 70 subjects. You can sort each table on the measure important to you and compare universities. Read university profiles for more information about the institutions or search for courses. We also rank 12 specialist colleges and conservatoires separately in the Arts, Drama & Music League Table.

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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 Quality
Research Quality

A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

Maximum score: 4.00

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Graduate Prospects
Graduate Prospects

A guide to the success 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 entry standards, student satisfaction, research assessment (quality and intensity), graduate prospects, student–staff ratio, academic services spend, facilities spend, good honours, and degree completion.

Maximum score: 1000

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Notes

This table was revised on 28 May 2019 and includes one minor correction reported to us by a university after the original publication. The ranking of one institution has changed as a result.

Read University and Subject League Table Methodology to find where the data comes from, how the tables are compiled, and explanations of the measures used.

Measures

The maximum scores for the measures shown are as follows:

  • Entry Standards: No maximum
  • Student Satisfaction: 5.00
  • Research Quality: 4.00
  • Graduate Prospects: 100.0
  • Overall Score: 1000

All measures used to compile the tables are available on the full table.