Who's in the Top Ten for their Subjects 2018

Together with the main University League Tables, we also rank universities in 70 subject tables. Find out which universities rank top of the tables, and how many times they feature in the top 10 rankings – take a look at the table below.

  • Click on a university name to read a university profile – entry requirements, student services and facilities, accommodation, fees, downloadable PDF, and much more.
  • Discover which universities make the most number of subject table appearances region by region and which university is ranked first for each subject.
Rank  Institution Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in Top Ten Percentage in Top Ten
1 Cambridge 44 34 44 100.0
2 Oxford 38 5 38 100.0
3 Imperial College London 14 1 14 100.0
4 Royal Veterinary College 2 0 2 100.0
5 Durham 33 3 32 97.0
6 St Andrews 25 2 23 92.0
7 University College London 37 1 31 83.8
8 London School of Economics 12 0 10 83.3
9 Warwick 29 1 23 79.3
10 Bath 27 1 19 70.4
11 Exeter 36 1 23 63.9
12 Birmingham 49 2 30 61.2
13 Bristol 39 0 23 59.0
14 Surrey 33 2 17 51.5
15 Glasgow 44 2 21 47.7
16 Newcastle 40 2 18 45.0
17 Loughborough 29 1 13 44.8
18 Leeds 52 1 21 40.4
19 Nottingham 51 2 20 39.2
20 Lancaster 34 1 13 38.2
21 Strathclyde 34 2 13 38.2
22 Edinburgh 50 0 19 38.0
23 Manchester 50 0 17 34.0
24 York 30 0 8 26.7
25 Harper Adams 4 0 1 25.0
26 King's College London 28 0 7 25.0
27 Reading 34 1 8 23.5
28 East Anglia (UEA) 35 0 8 22.9
29 Queen's, Belfast 41 0 9 22.0
30 Cardiff 46 2 10 21.7
31 Southampton 42 0 9 21.4
32 Glasgow Caledonian 25 0 5 20.0
33 Sheffield 40 0 8  20.0
34 Sussex  31 0  6  19.4
35 Dundee  34  0  6  17.6
36 Robert Gordon 24 0 4 16.7
37 Heriot-Watt 19 0 3 15.8
38 Bangor 32 0 5 15.6
39 SOAS University of London 13 0 2 15.4
40 Aberdeen 41 0 6 14.6
41 Bradford 28 0 4 14.3
42 Highlands & Islands 15 0 2 13.3
43 Keele 31 1 4 12.9
44 Coventry 40 0 5 12.5
45 Aston 25 0 3 12.0
46 Stirling 25 0 3 12.0
47 Liverpool 46 0 5 10.9
48 Essex 28 0 3 10.7
49 Lincoln 28 0 3 10.7
50 Swansea 40 1 4 10.0
51 Ulster 41 0 4 9.8
52 Edinburgh Napier 21 0 2 9.5
53 Hull 42 0 4 9.5
54 Nottingham Trent 42 0 4 9.5
55 Northumbria 37 0 3 8.1
56 Birkbeck, University of London 25 0 2 8.0
57 Royal Holloway, University of London 25 0 2 8.0
58 Oxford Brookes 38 0 3 7.9
59 Kent 39 0 3 7.7
60 West of England, Bristol 39 0 3 7.7
61 Aberystwyth 27 0 2 7.4
62 Queen Mary, University of London 27 1 2 7.4