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Universities ranked by region 2021

See which universities take the top places in the 2021 subject rankings, region by region across the UK.

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  1. England

  2. Northern Ireland

  3. Scotland

  4. Wales

England

East Midlands

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in top ten Percentage in
top ten
1 Loughborough 30 2 14 46.7
2 Nottingham 49 0 13 26.5
3 Nottingham Trent 40 0 5 12.5
4 Lincoln 29 0 2 6.9
5 De Montfort 30 0 2 6.7
6 Leicester 31 0 2 6.5
7 Bishop Grosseteste 10 0 0 0.0
8 Derby 35 0 0 0.0
9 Northampton  26 0 0 0.0

East of England

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in
top ten
Percentage in
top ten
1 Cambridge 44 31 44 100.0
2 East Anglia (UEA) 30 0 3 10.0
3 Anglia Ruskin 35 0 0 0.0
4 Bedfordshire 21 0 0 0.0
5 Essex 29 0 0 0.0
6 Hertfordshire 33 0 0 0.0
7 Norwich University of the Arts 4 0 0 0.0
8 Suffolk 16 0 0 0.0
9 Writtle University College 4 0 0 0.0

London

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in
top ten
Percentage in
top ten
1 Imperial College London 14 0 13 92.9
2 London School of Economics 12 0 10 83.3
3 Royal Veterinary College 3 0 2 66.7
4 University College London  40 0 23 57.5
5 King's College London 30 0 11 36.7
6 St George's, University of London 3 0 1 33.3
7 University of the Arts, London 5 0 1 20.0
8 SOAS, University of London 12 0 2 16.7
9 City, University of London 22 0 3 13.6
10 Queen Mary, University of London 30 0 3 10.0
11 Westminster 31 0 3 9.7
12 London South Bank 33 0 2 6.1
13 Greenwich 34 0 1 2.9
14 Brunel University London 26 0 0 0.0
15 East London 26 0 0 0.0
16 Goldsmiths, University of London 19 0 0 0.0
17 Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2 0 0 0.0
18 Kingston 30 0 0 0.0
19 London Metropolitan 26 0 0 0.0
20 Middlesex 22 0 0 0.0
21 Ravensbourne University London 5 0 0 0.0
22 Roehampton 20 0 0 0.0
23 Royal Academy of Music 1 0 0 0.0
24 Royal College of Music 1 0 0 0.0
25 St Mary's, Twickenham 13 0 0 0.0
26 Trinity Laban 2 0 0 0.0
27 West London 14 0 0 0.0

North East

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in
top ten
Percentage in
top ten
1 Durham 33 1 31 93.9
2 Newcastle 41 0 12 29.3
3 Northumbria 30 0 2 6.7
4 Sunderland 21 0 0 0.0
5 Teesside 29 0 0 0.0

North West

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in
top ten
Percentage in
top ten
1 Lancaster 32 1 18 56.3
2 Manchester 49 0 21 42.9
3 Liverpool 42 0 7 16.7
4 Manchester Metropolitan 41 0 4 9.8
5 Liverpool John Moores 34 0 3 8.8
6 Salford 37 0 2 5.4
7 Central Lancashire 45 0 1 2.2
8 Bolton 19 0 0 0.0
9 Chester 34 0 0 0.0
10 Cumbria 20 0 0 0.0
11 Edge Hill 23 0 0 0.0
12 Liverpool Hope 26 0 0 0.0
13 Royal Northern College of Music 1 0 0 0.0

South East

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in
top ten
Percentage in
top ten
1 Oxford 37 11 37 100.0
2 Southampton 38 1 15 39.5
3 Surrey 30 0 6 20.0
4 Reading 33 0 6 18.2
5 Kent 37 0 6 16.2
6 Sussex 31 0 3 9.7
7 Oxford Brookes  36 0 3 8.3
8 Royal Holloway, University of London 26 0 2 7.7
9 Portsmouth 42 0 2 4.8
10 Canterbury Christ Church  29 0 1 3.4
11 Brighton 37 0 0 0.0
12 Buckingham 8 0 0 0.0
13 Buckinghamshire New 14 0 0 0.0
14 Chichester 20 0 0 0.0
15 Solent 20 0 0 0.0
16 University for the Creative Arts 7 0 0 0.0
17 Winchester 23 0 0 0.0

South West

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in
top ten
Percentage in
top ten
1 Bath 26 1 18 69.2
2 Exeter 37 0 24 64.9
3 Bristol 40 0 14 35.0
4 Arts University Bournemouth 5 0 1 20.0
5 Bournemouth 30 0 4 13.3
6 Plymouth Marjon 10 0 1 10.0
7 West of England, Bristol 37 0 3 8.1
8 Plymouth 43 0 3 7.0
9 Bath Spa 18 0 0 0.0
10 Falmouth 10 0 0 0.0
11 Gloucestershire 23 0 0 0.0
12 Hartpury 2 0 0 0.0
13 Plymouth College of Art 2 0 0 0.0
14 Royal Agricultural University  2 0 0 0.0

West Midlands

University 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 25 51.0
3 Harper Adams 4 0 1 25.0
4 Coventry 39 0 4 10.3
5 Aston 26 0 2 7.7
6 Birmingham City 28 0 2 7.1
7 Keele 29 0 1 3.4
8 Wolverhampton 37 0 1 2.7
9 Newman  10 0 0 0.0
10 Staffordshire 26 0 0 0.0
11 Worcester 23 0 0 0.0

Yorkshire and the Humber

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in
top ten
Percentage in
top ten
1 Leeds 51 1 17 33.3
2 Sheffield 39 0 12 30.8
3 York  29 0 6 20.7
4 Bradford 26 0 4 15.4
5 Huddersfield 33 0 3 9.1
6 Sheffield Hallam 36 0 2 5.6
7 Hull  34 0 0 0.0
8 Leeds Arts University 2 0 0 0.0
9 Leeds Beckett  32 0 0 0.0
10 Leeds Trinity 14 0 0 0.0
11 York St John 20 0 0 0.0

Northern Ireland

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in
top ten
Percentage in
top ten
1 Queen's, Belfast 40 1 10 25.0
2 Ulster 42 1 7 16.7

Scotland

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in
top ten
Percentage in
top ten
1 St Andrews 25 1 25 100.0
2 Glasgow 43 8 33 76.7
3 Strathclyde 33 3 20 60.6
4 Dundee 29 2 11 37.9
5 Edinburgh 48 1 18 37.5
6 Aberdeen 36 0 8 22.2
7 Glasgow Caledonian  24 1 5 20.8
8 Robert Gordon 24 0 4 16.7
9 Heriot-Watt 19 1 3 15.8
10 Queen Margaret 14 0 2 14.3
11 Stirling 23 0 3 13.0
12 Edinburgh Napier 21 0 1 4.8
13 Highlands & Islands 21 0 1 4.8
14 West of Scotland  26 0 1 3.8
15 Abertay 14 0 0 0.0
16 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 3 0 0 0.0

Wales

University Appearances in subject tables Top places Times in
top ten
Percentage in
top ten
1 Cardiff 46 1 13 28.3
2 Swansea 41 1 10 24.4
3 Aberystwyth 26 0 4 15.4
4 Bangor 31 0 3 9.7
5 Wrexham Glyndŵr 19 0 1 5.3
6 Trinity Saint David 21 0 1 4.8
7 South Wales 32 0 1 3.1
7 Cardiff Metropolitan  19 0 0 0.0

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