The UK university ranking published annually by Times is one of the prime references of many students and parents. It takes a wide range of criteria into account such as student satisfaction, research quality, entry standards, Student:Staff ratio, graduate prospects, etc.
This year, there is no great change within the top ten of the UK university ranking table. Oxford, Cambridge and LSE remain top three respectively. A closer look, however, will bring you the emerging ones such as Huddersfield, Sussex and Coventry which have all made great leaps in ranking.
London School of Economics (LSE)
University College London (UCL)
The importance of subject ranking
Students and parents should be aware that as the UK University Ranking takes all disciplines into account, it might not represent a university’s strength in specific disciplines. Meaning that, even a university has a leading position in a discipline, it still might not excel in the overall ranking table.
Therefore, if you have already chosen a specific discipline to focus on, subject rankings will be a more credible reference. This is especially true in new disciplines such as hotel management, as many universities that excel in the field, are from the lower spectrum of the overall ranking. These are a few examples of them: