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Top Ten Rankings in the 2020 Subject Tables by Region

See which universities take the top places in the 2020 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 29 2 14 48.3
2 Nottingham 49 1 22 44.9
3 Nottingham Trent 38 0 7 18.4
4 Lincoln 28 1 2 7.1
5 Leicester 31 0 2 6.5
6 De Montfort 30 0 1 3.3
7 Derby 35 0 1 2.9
8 Bishop Grosseteste 7 0 0 0.0
9 Northampton  27 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 27 41 100.0
2 East Anglia (UEA) 31 0 5 16.1
3 Essex 28 0 1 3.6
4 Anglia Ruskin 36 0 0 0.0
5 Bedfordshire 21 0 0 0.0
6 Hertfordshire 32 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 4 0 0 0.0

 

England – London Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Courtauld Institute of Art 1 0 1 100.0
2 University College of Osteopathy 1 0 1 100.0
3 Imperial College London 14 0 13 92.9
4 London School of Economics 12 1 10 83.3
5 University College London  37 0 25 67.6
6 Royal Veterinary College 3 0 2 66.7
7 St George's, University of London 3 0 1 33.3
8 King's College London 30 0 7 23.3
9 University of the Arts, London 5 0 1 20.0
10 SOAS, University of London 11 0 2 18.2
11 City, University of London 21 0 3 14.3
12 Westminster 29 0 2 6.9
13 Queen Mary, University of London 30 0 2 6.7
14 Brunel University London 26 0 1 3.8
15 London South Bank 33 0 1 3.0
16 East London 25 0 0 0.0
17 Goldsmiths, University of London 17 0 0 0.0
18 Greenwich 33 0 0 0.0
19 Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2 0 0 0.0
20 Kingston 30 0 0 0.0
21 London Metropolitan 26 0 0 0.0
22 Middlesex 23 0 0 0.0
23 Ravensbourne University London 5 0 0 0.0
24 Roehampton 20 0 0 0.0
25 Royal Academy of Music 1 0 0 0.0
26 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 1 0 0 0.0
27 Royal College of Music 1 0 0 0.0
28 St Mary's, Twickenham 16 0 0 0.0
29 Trinity Laban 2 0 0 0.0
30 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 30 90.9
2 Newcastle 41 0 16 39.0
3 Teesside 29 0 1 3.4
4 Northumbria 30 0 1 3.3
5 Sunderland 20 0 0 0.0

 

England – North West Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Lancaster 31 1 19 61.3
2 Manchester 49 0 19 38.8
3 Liverpool 42 0 6 14.3
4 Liverpool John Moores 34 0 2 5.9
5 Manchester Metropolitan
41 0 2 4.9
6 Salford 37 0 1 2.7
7 Central Lancashire 46 0 1 2.2
8 Bolton 21 0 0 0.0
9 Chester 34 0 0 0.0
10 Cumbria 19 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 9 37 100.0
2 Southampton 39 3 18 46.2
3 Surrey 30 0 7 23.3
4 Kent 37 0 5 13.5
5 Oxford Brookes  37 0 5 13.5
6 Reading 33 1 4 12.1
7 Sussex 31 0 3 9.7
8 Royal Holloway, University of London 26 0 2 7.7
9 Portsmouth 43 0 1 2.3
10 Brighton  37 0 0 0.0
11 Buckingham 8 0 0 0.0
12 Buckinghamshire New 13 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 7 0 0 0.0
17 Winchester 22 0 0 0.0

 

England – South West Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Exeter 37 0 26 70.3
2 Bath  26 2 18 69.2
3 Bristol 40 0 14 35.0
4 Plymouth 43 0 3 7.0
5 West of England, Bristol 36 0 2 5.6
6 Gloucestershire 23 0 1 4.3
7 Bournemouth 30 0 1 3.3
8 Arts University Bournemouth 4 0 0 0.0
9 Bath Spa 18 0 0 0.0
10 Falmouth 10 0 0 0.0
11 Plymouth Marjon 8 0 0 0.0
12 Royal Agricultural University  2 0 0 0.0

  

England – West Midlands Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Warwick 28 0 17 60.7
2 Birmingham 49 1 27 55.1
3 Harper Adams 4 0 1 25.0
4 Coventry 39 0 5 12.8
5 Keele 30 0 3 10.0
6 Aston 26 0 1 3.8
7 Birmingham City 26 0 1 3.8
8 Wolverhampton 35 0 1 2.9
9 Newman  8 0 0 0.0
10 Staffordshire 24 0 0 0.0
11 Worcester 23  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 51 2 23 45.1
2 Sheffield 40 1 12 30.0
3 Bradford 27 0 5 18.5
4 York  29 0 5 17.2
5 Huddersfield 36 0 3 8.3
6 Sheffield Hallam 35 0 2 5.7
7 Hull  38 0 0 0.0
8 Leeds Arts University 2 0 0 0.0
9 Leeds Beckett  33 0 0 0.0
10 Leeds Trinity 12 0 0 0.0
11 York St John 20 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 9 22.0
2 Ulster 41 1 6 14.6

 

Scotland Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 St Andrews 24 4 21 87.5
2 Glasgow  43  7 28  65.1
3 Strathclyde 32 1 16 50.0
4 Edinburgh 47 1 21 44.7
5 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 3 0 1 33.3
6 Dundee 27 1 8 29.6
7 Glasgow Caledonian  24 0 6 25.0
8 Aberdeen 35 0 8 22.9
9 Robert Gordon 23 0 5 21.7
10 Heriot-Watt 19 0 3 15.8
11 Queen Margaret 14 0 2 14.3
12 Stirling  23 0 3 13.0
13 Abertay 14 0 1 7.1
14 Highlands & Islands 21 0 1 4.8
15 West of Scotland  26 0 1 3.8
16 Edinburgh Napier 21 0 0 0.0

 

Wales Appearances in Subject Tables Top Places Times in
Top Ten
Percentage in
Top Ten
1 Cardiff 45 0 12 26.7
2 Aberystwyth 27 0 5 18.5
3 Swansea 40 1 7 17.5
4 Bangor 32 0 3 9.4
5 Wrexham Glyndŵr 20 0 1 5.0
6 South Wales 32 0 1 3.1
7 Cardiff Metropolitan  18 0 0 0.0
8 Trinity Saint David 19 0 0 0.0