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Top Ten Rankings in the 2019 Subject Tables by Region

See which universities take the top places in the 2019 subject rankings, region by region across the UK. Click on a university name to read its profile. 

England – East Midlands   Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in Top Ten Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Loughborough 28 2 14 50.0
2 Nottingham 48 1 19 39.6
3 Nottingham Trent 36 0 6 16.7
4 Lincoln 27 0 2 7.4
5 De Montfort 29 0 1 3.4
6 Leicester 30 0 1 3.3
7 Derby 33 0 1 3.0
8 Bishop Grosseteste 6 0 0 0.0
9 Northampton  28 0 0 0.0

 

England – East of England Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Cambridge 41 32 41 100.0
2 East Anglia (UEA) 30 0 9 30.0
3 Hertfordshire 32 0 2 6.3
4 Essex 28 0 1 3.6
5 Anglia Ruskin 34 0 1 2.9
6 Bedfordshire 19 0 0 0.0
7 Norwich University of the Arts 3 0 0 0.0
8 Suffolk 17 0 0 0.0
9 Writtle University College 3 0 0 0.0

 

England – London Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Imperial College London 14 0 14 100.0
2 Courtauld Institute 1 0 1 100.0
3 Royal Veterinary College 2 0 2 100.0
4 London School of Economics 12 1 10 83.3
5 University College London  37 0 29 78.4
6 King's College London 28 0 6 21.4
7 SOAS University of London 12 0 2 16.7
8 Westminster 30 0 4 13.3
9 City, University of London 20 0 2 10.0
10 Queen Mary, University of London 28 0 2 7.1
11 Greenwich 34 0 2 5.9
12 Brunel University London 26 0 1 3.8
13 Birkbeck, University of London 18 0 0 0.0
14 East London 28 0 0 0.0
15 Goldsmiths, University of London 17 0 0 0.0
16 Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2 0 0 0.0
17 Kingston 32 0 0 0.0
18 London Metropolitan 28 0 0 0.0
19 London South Bank 31 0 0 0.0
20 Middlesex 23 0 0 0.0
21 Roehampton 18 0 0 0.0
22 Royal Academy of Music 1 0 0 0.0
23 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 1 0 0 0.0
24 Royal College of Music 1 0 0 0.0
25 St George's, University of London 3 0 0 0.0
26 St Mary's, Twickenham 15 0 0 0.0
27 Trinity Laban 2 0 0 0.0
28 University of the Arts, London 5 0 0 0.0
29 West London 14 0 0 0.0

  

England – North East Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Durham 33 2 31 93.9
2 Newcastle 38 0 17 44.7
3 Northumbria 30 0 2 6.7
4 Sunderland 19 0 0 0.0
5 Teesside 28 0 0 0.0

 

England – North West Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Lancaster 31 0 18 58.1
2 Manchester 49 0 20 40.8
3 Liverpool 42 0 6 14.3
4 Manchester Metropolitan 43 0 2 4.7
5 Liverpool John Moores 34 0 1 2.9
6 Salford 37 0 1 2.7
7 Bolton 22 0 0 0.0
8 Central Lancashire 46 0 0 0.0
9 Chester 33 0 0 0.0
10 Cumbria 20 0 0 0.0
11 Edge Hill 21 0 0 0.0
12 Liverpool Hope 25 0 0 0.0
13 Royal Northern College of Music 1 0 0 0.0

  

England – South East Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Oxford 37 6 37 100.0
2 Surrey 28 0 9 32.1
3 Southampton 40 0 11 27.5
4 Reading  32 1 6 18.8
5 Kent 36 0 5 13.9
6 Royal Holloway, University of London  25 0 3 12.0
7 Oxford Brookes  37 0 4 10.8
8 Sussex 31 0 3 9.7
9 Portsmouth 41 0 1 2.4
10 Brighton  37 0 0 0.0
11 Buckingham 8 0 0 0.0
12 Buckinghamshire New 14 0 0 0.0
13 Canterbury Christ Church  29 0 0 0.0
14 Chichester 18 0 0 0.0
15 Solent 19 0 0 0.0
16 University for the Creative Arts 5 0 0 0.0
17 Winchester 21 0 0 0.0

 

England – South West Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Exeter 36 1 26 72.2
2 Bath  27 2 18 66.7
3 Bristol 39 1 21 53.8
4 West of England, Bristol 38 0 5 13.2
5 Plymouth 43 0 4 9.3
6 Bournemouth 30 0 2 6.7
7 Arts University Bournemouth 4 0 0 0.0
8 Bath Spa 17 0 0 0.0
9 Falmouth 10 0 0 0.0
10 Gloucestershire 24 0 0 0.0
11 Plymouth Marjon 8 0 0 0.0
12 Royal Agricultural University  3 0 0 0.0

  

England – West Midlands Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Warwick 28 1 19 67.9
2 Birmingham 48 2 30 62.5
3 Harper Adams 4 0 1 25.0
4 Aston 24 0 3 12.5
5 Coventry 40 0 3 7.5
6 Keele  30 0 2 6.7
7 Staffordshire 25 0 1 4.0
8 Birmingham City  27 0 1 3.7
9 Newman  10 0 0 0.0
10 Wolverhampton 36 0 0 0.0
11 Worcester 24  0  0  0.0

 

England – Yorkshire and the Humber Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Leeds 50 0 23 46.0
2 Sheffield 40 0 11 27.5
3 Bradford 26 0 5 19.2
4 York  29 0 3 10.3
5 Huddersfield 33 0 2 6.1
6 Sheffield Hallam 35 0 2 5.7
7 Hull  37 0 2 5.4
8 Leeds Beckett 32 0 1 3.1
9 Leeds Trinity 14 0 0 0.0
10 York St John 15 0 0 0.0
11 Leeds Arts University 2 0 0 0.0

 

Northern Ireland Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Queen's, Belfast 41 0 10 24.4
2 Ulster 40 0 6 15.0

 

Scotland Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 St Andrews 25 3 24 96.0
2 Glasgow  43  5  23  53.5
3 Strathclyde 33 7 16 48.5
4 Edinburgh 47 1 16 34.0
5 Dundee 28 1 9 32.1
6 Glasgow Caledonian 24 1 6 25.0
7 Robert Gordon 23 1 5 21.7
8 Aberdeen 37 0 6 16.2
9 Stirling 22 0 3 13.6
10 Heriot-Watt 19 0 2 10.5
11 Highlands & Islands  15 0 1 6.7
12 Edinburgh Napier 22 0 1 4.5
13 West of Scotland 26 0 1 3.8
14 Abertay 13 0 0 0.0
15 Queen Margaret 14 0 0 0.0
16 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 3 0 0 0.0

 

Wales Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Cardiff 45 1 10 22.2
2 Bangor 31 0 6 19.4
3 Swansea 37 1 7 18.9
4 Aberystwyth 26 0 2 7.7
5 Cardiff Metropolitan 19 0 1 5.3
6 Wrexham Glyndŵr  20 0 1 5.0
7 South Wales 31 0 1 3.2
8 Trinity Saint David 24 0 0 0.0