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UK University Ranking 2015

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UK University Ranking 2015

2015
Rank
2014
Rank
UK Universities
1 1 Cambridge
1 2 Oxford
3 4 St Andrews
4 5 Imperial College
5 3 London School of Economics (LSE)
6 6 Durham
7 8 Exeter
8 10 Warwick
9 9 University College London (UCL)
10 7 Bath
11 12 Surrey
12 12 Lancaster
13 21 Loughborough
14 17 East Anglia
15 16 Birmingham
16 11 York
17 29 Leeds
18 20 Southampton
19 15 Bristol
20 14 Leicester
21 18 Sheffield
22 22 Edinburgh
22 18 Newcastle
22 23 Nottingham
25 32 Sussex
26 25 Glasgow
27 33 Cardiff
28 26 Manchester
29 27 King’s
30 33 Kent
31 24 SOAS
32 39 Essex
33 35 Reading
34 29 Aston
34 28 Royal Holloway
36 36 Liverpool
37 37 Queen Mary
38 29 Queen’s, Belfast
39 42 Strathclyde
40 44 Keele
41 38 Heriot-Watt
42 45 Coventry
43 47 Swansea
44 40 Aberdeen
45 49 Dundee
46 43 City
47 46 Brunel
48 41 Buckingham
49 50 Oxford Brookes
50 56 Bangor
51 77 Falmouth University
52 61 Nottingham Trent
53 51 Stirling
54 86 De Montfort
55 48 Goldsmiths
56 59 Northampton
57 55 Portsmouth
58 63 Hull
59 52 Arts University Bournemouth
60 57 Lincoln
61 57 Winchester
62 77 Sheffield Hallam
63 64 Harper Adams
64 52 Robert Gordon
65 68 Chichester
66 62 Northumbria
67 52 Chester
68 60 West of England
69 73 Ulster
70 70 Bath Spa
71 83 Liverpool John Moores
72 69 Edge Hill
73 80 Roehampton
74 99 Creative Arts
75 94 Middlesex
76 84 Bradford
77 88 Central Lancashire
77 66 Huddersfield
79 96 Hertfordshire
80 73 Plymouth
81 84 Derby
82 76 Brighton
83 91 Gloucestershire
84 81 Glasgow Caledonian
85 77 Uni of the Arts
86 71 Queen Margaret
87 64 York St John
88 67 Bournemouth
89 89 Manchester Metropolitan
90 87 Cardiff Metropolitan
91 91 Birmingham City
91 104 Leeds Trinity
93 82 Aberystwyth
94 93 Teesside
95 95 Cumbria
96 90 Canterbury Christ Church
97 100 Edinburgh Napier
98 101 Greenwich
99 96 Sunderland
100 - St Mary’s, Twickenham
101 108 Staffordshire
102 71 St Mark & St John
102 106 Bishop Grosseteste
104 73 Newman University, Birmingham
105 98 Salford
106 105 Abertay
107 102 Worcester
108 115 Bedfordshire
109 112 West London
110 110 Anglia Ruskin
111 103 Leeds Metropolitan
112 106 Westminster
113 109 Glyndwr
114 - South Wales
115 114 Southampton Solent
116 113 Buckinghamshire New
117 111 Kingston
118 117 West of Scotland
119 120 East London
120 119 Bolton
121 116 Highlands and Islands
122 118 London South Bank
123 121 London Metropolitan

UK University Ranking and Subject Ranking

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. With the release of the 2015 university ranking, we would like point out a few important changes in the ranking:

  • Cambridge and Oxford is both number one in 2015.
  • The same universities continue to occupy top-10 places in 2015. Some of them moved up 1-2 places while some moved down.
  • Over 20 universities within the top 30 now offer some university foundation programmes. Many of these offer “Guaranteed Progression” with progression rates as high as 80% to 90% in the past.
  • The most impressive improvements are brought by Falmouth University (51st), De Montfort University (54th) and University for Creative Arts (74th), which went up 26, 32 and 25 places respectively. Improvement was shown in student satisfaction and entry standard in all three of them. Falmouth and De Montfort showed significant improvement in graduate prospect, while University for Creative Arts improved its student/staff ratio significantly, making its the lowest student/staff ratio among specialist art universities.
  • Animal Science and Creative Writing now have their own rankings to better represent the competition in the areas.

The Importance of Subject Ranking

When looking at the university ranking table, students should be aware that it is based on overall performance of the universities, and therefore may not necessarily reflects 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 & tourism). For students who have chosen a specific subject, subject ranking tables will be a better reference.

Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Accounting & Finance
1 8 Warwick
2 39 Strathclyde
3 12 Lancaster
4 10 Bath
5 34 Aston
Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Communication & Media
1 8 Warwick
2 7 Exeter
3 12 Lancaster
4 21 Sheffield
5 27 Cardiff
Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Hospitality & Tourism
1 11 Surrey
2 7 Exeter
3 77 Central Lancashire
4 62 Sheffield Hallam
5 15 Birmingham
Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Pharmacy
1 1 Cambridge
2 38 Queen’s, Belfast
3 22 Nottingham
4 14 East Anglia
5 10 Bath
Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Physiotherapy
1 27 Cardiff
2 40 Keele
3 64 Robert Gordon
4 84 Glasgow Caledonian
5 49 Oxford Brookes
Subject Ranking Overall Ranking Psychology
1 1 Cambridge
2 10 Bath
3 1 Oxford
4 9 University College London (UCL)
5 26 Glasgow
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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
Geography & Environmental Sciences
History
Hospitality
Land & Property Management
Law
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Related
Medicines
Music
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics & Astronomy
Physiotherapy
Politics
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Sports Science
Town and Country Planning
Veterinary Medicine
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Updated: 2015-1-13

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