UK University Ranking 2013

Find the Most Suitable UK Universities with Subject Ranking Tables

For many students and parents, the UK university ranking published by the TIMES Good University Guide is a major reference when choosing their course of study. The ranking evaluates UK universities by criteria such as student satisfaction, research quality, entry standards, student-staff ratio and graduate prospect.

In 2013, there are no significant changes in the top 10s, as they are still dominated by traditional universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics (LSE) and Imperial College. Up 7 places this year, the University of Glasgow is the only one that has progressed into top 20.

The Importance of Subject Ranking

When looking at the overall ranking table, students should be aware that it is based on overall performance of the universities, and therefore may not necessarily reflect a university’s strength in a specific subject area. For many reasons, some universities that are leading in a specific subject area might be ranked relatively low in the overall ranking table. This phenomenon is more common in newly developed subjects (such as hospitality and tourism management). For students who already have a desired subject in mind, subject ranking tables will be a better reference.

Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Accounting & Finance
1 9 Bath
2 36 Strathclyde
3 8 Warwick
4 16 Loughborough
5 3 London School of Economics (LSE)
Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Architecture
1 9 Bath
2 2 Cambridge
3 7 University College London (UCL)
4 21 Sheffield
5 32 Cardiff
Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Chemical Engineering
1 2 Cambridge
2 4 Imperial College
3 42 Heriot-Watt
4 24 Birmingham
5 23 Newcastle
Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Hospitality
1 26 Surrey
2 50 Stirling
3 71 Central Lancashire (UCLan)
4 10 Exeter
5 73 Sheffield Hallam
Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Pharmacy
1 2 Cambridge
2 20 Nottingham
3 32 Cardiff
4 28 East Anglia
5 14 Edinburgh
Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Psychology
1 2 Cambridge
2 1 Oxford
3 7 University College London (UCL)
4 9 Bath
5 15 Glasgow

Downloading
the Subject Ranking Tables

In order to help students choose the most suitable university, we have gathered information on subject ranking, entry requirement and pathway programmes for the subject areas below, which you can download for free!

Accounting & Finance
Aeronautical & Manufacturing
Architecture
Art & Design
Biological Sciences
Building
Business Studies
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication & Media
Computer Sciences
Dentistry
Drama, Dance and Cinematics
Economics
Education
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Food Science
General Engineering
Geography & Environmental Sciences
History
Hospitality
Land & Property Management
Law
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Related
Medicines
Music
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics & Astronomy
Politics
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Sports Science
Town and Country Planning
Veterinary Medicine
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Updated: 2012-12-19

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