LIST: UK Universities ranked

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RobertGordon_image_600An overall table and 54 subject tables

The Guardian University Guide has an overall ranking of universities – and then there are 54 tables for each subject area.

You can search for a specific course (for example, “illustration”), you can look at the table for the subject area it falls into (in this case, both “art” and “design and crafts” would be relevant) and you can see how well each university does at teaching that subject.

But you need to know what all the columns in the table represent before you can make a judgment.

Key to the table headings

1. The Guardian ranking of the university
2. Name of university
3. The Guardian score out of 100 is a rating of excellence based on a combination of all the other factors
4. Course satisfaction is the percentage of final-year students satisfied with overall quality, based on the National Student Survey (NSS)
5. The teaching quality score is the percentage of final-year students satisfied with the teaching they received, based on the NSS
6. The feedback score is the percentage of final-years satisfied with feedback and assessment by lecturers, based on the NSS
7. Staff-student ratio is the number of students per member of teaching staff
8. Spend is the amount of money spent on each student, given as a rating out of 10
9. Average entry tariff means the typical Ucas scores of students currently studying in that department
10. The value-added score compares students’ individual degree results with their entry qualifications, to show how effective the teaching is. It is given as a rating out of 10
11. The career score is the percentage of graduates who find graduate-level jobs, or are studying further, within six months of graduation. It’s our way of ranking employability

All the columns are sortable. So if one of these items is particularly important to you – for example, employability – you can reorder the table to see which universities do best for that.

•Subject profile

You might need to know a bit more about the subjects universities offer, because there’ll be lots that you didn’t encounter at school. Have a look at our subject profiles, which were all drawn up with the help of academics who teach them. The links are at the top of each subject table.

•University profile

If you hit the information button next to each university ranking, you can read about what makes the university special and get the info you need on fees, accommodation and transport links.

The Guardian University Guide is different

Our guide is different from other guides you might come across on the web. Very few of them rank universities. We do, by carefully combining scores for the aspects of university life that matter most to students.

 

Students need to know how good the teaching is. Will they get regular feedback on their work? What do other students think of the course? And do they stand a good chance of finding a job when they graduate? Answers to all these questions are contained in our tables.

Other university league tables focus on research scores. We don’t, because they are not important to students. We keep our eye firmly on what universities can do for you.

At some universities, there are so few students studying a particular course that we can’t include them in the statistics. Courses with small numbers of students are listed at the end of each table, but are not given a ranking. That should not be taken as any comment on their quality.

In compiling our tables, we have been advised by an expert review group of professionals from UK universities. The group meets regularly to monitor changes in subject areas and the way data is collected, and makes sure we produce the best possible guide.

The tables have been compiled for the Guardian by Intelligent Metrix, an independent consultancy that specialises in measuring performance in higher education. The rankings are based on official data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) and on the National Student Survey, published by Hefce.

If you want to know more about the methodology used to compile the tables, read the full explanation from Intelligent Metrix.

And if you’re the kind of person who likes raw data in spreadsheets to play around with, check out the spreadsheets on the Guardian datablog – they have all the numbers you might want to crunch.

Good luck with finding your perfect course.

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How to use these tables
Rank 2017 Rank 2016 Institution Guardian score/100 Satisfied with course Satisfied with teaching Satisfied with feedback Student to staff ratio Spend per student/10 Average entry tariff Value added score/10 Career after 6 months Link
1 (1) Cambridge 100 88.0 91.3 73.6 11.0 9.7 600.1 5.7 89.6
2 (2) Oxford 95.4 91.6 92.9 71.5 10.5 10 576.9 6.8 87.6
3 (3) St Andrews 90.8 89.6 91.1 74.5 11.6 6.9 524.1 7.0 83.2
4 (4) Surrey 85 92.3 92.6 79.2 13.9 6.2 424.2 6.4 78.7
4 (11) Loughborough 85 89.4 89.1 76.2 14.6 6.8 411.3 6.4 83.2
6 (6) Durham 84.9 89.5 90.0 71.7 14.7 5.5 527.5 7.1 83.4
7 (8) Imperial College 84.4 85.2 87.4 66.7 11.1 8.4 566.9 6.1 90.1
8 (10) Lancaster 82.6 89.4 89.8 72.1 13.4 7.7 421.4 4.5 83.2
9 (6) Warwick 82 86.4 87.7 72.6 12.5 8.6 489.7 5.8 78.5
10 (5) Bath 79.9 90.2 90.2 74.2 15.5 6.0 481.1 5.9 84.9
11 (9) Exeter 78.2 89.1 89.5 74.1 15.7 6.0 471.1 6.3 79.9
12 (13) London School of Economics 78.1 80.3 81.2 67.2 11.6 7.9 540.7 5.5 79.0
13 (17) Birmingham 76.6 87.3 90.4 70.0 14.0 7.3 429.0 6.7 86.5
14 (12) UCL 76.3 81.8 85.2 63.0 10.2 8.3 506.2 6.6 82.3
15 (15) Coventry 75.3 90.3 91.6 82.2 14.6 4.7 316.9 6.9 74.5
16 (23) Leeds 74.9 90.8 91.8 75.5 13.5 5.7 436.5 6.7 78.3
16 (14) Southampton 74.9 89.4 89.8 69.9 12.0 6.7 417.0 6.5 78.0
18 (37) City 73.8 88.2 88.9 76.6 16.6 7.8 374.4 5.6 78.5
19 (22) York 73.7 87.0 90.9 70.4 14.5 7.1 431.0 4.8 76.2
20 (19) Sussex 73.6 86.4 87.7 67.9 15.3 7.6 375.9 5.3 83.7
21 (31) Falmouth 72.8 85.6 89.5 78.8 18.9 5.9 318.0 6.7 74.2
22 (20) Edinburgh 72.7 83.8 86.5 61.2 12.0 9.0 487.4 6.0 78.4
23 (16) Kent 72.5 87.5 87.3 72.1 12.7 5.1 360.9 6.0 77.2
24 (20) UEA 71.5 92.0 91.8 70.1 13.2 3.9 422.7 6.7 71.0
25 (28) Nottingham 71 87.5 89.0 70.7 13.2 6.8 425.0 6.0 81.5
26 (24) Glasgow 70.8 89.3 91.6 67.3 14.5 6.4 478.4 5.1 78.5
27 (18) Heriot-Watt 70.4 89.4 87.7 69.9 15.6 7.3 406.8 6.1 78.2
28 (38) Dundee 69.9 90.2 91.7 72.5 12.6 5.6 412.2 5.8 79.7
29 (33) Aston 69.4 87.9 87.0 76.1 19.0 6.7 365.0 7.5 77.5
30 (26) SOAS 69.3 88.8 89.5 67.1 11.1 6.9 410.6 6.1 68.6
31 (29) Manchester 69.2 86.3 87.8 70.1 13.4 8.0 439.3 4.5 78.3
32 (25) Reading 69.1 88.6 88.6 70.6 14.7 8.1 371.7 6.3 70.0
33 (27) Cardiff 66.9 89.2 88.6 69.8 13.7 7.5 405.5 4.8 79.8
34 (38) Queen Mary 66.8 86.8 87.8 71.7 12.2 6.9 417.2 4.6 73.1
34 (42) Keele 66.8 93.4 90.1 77.9 13.2 4.6 351.8 3.9 76.5
36 (41) Aberdeen 66.1 84.8 86.6 65.1 13.5 5.8 442.8 6.0 76.8
37 (29) Newcastle 65.8 89.0 88.6 72.1 15.5 5.1 431.7 5.3 79.0
38 (35) Bristol 65.1 84.6 88.4 63.7 13.8 5.7 479.1 6.2 79.5
39 (52) Swansea 64.9 91.5 90.7 74.0 14.7 4.9 325.9 6.1 81.9
39 (na) University for the Creative Arts 64.9 83.5 88.0 81.2 12.1 8.7 321.5 3.4 51.1
41 (42) Sheffield 64.8 90.4 90.4 71.9 14.6 5.6 420.1 5.7 75.7
42 (36) King’s College London 64.4 80.3 87.8 63.7 11.7 5.9 463.6 6.2 84.3
43 (49) Portsmouth 64.3 89.0 89.2 76.6 15.4 5.4 322.4 6.4 66.9
44 (46) Robert Gordon 63.8 90.2 89.7 75.9 18.4 3.8 391.7 4.9 83.5
45 (40) Royal Holloway 63.4 88.0 88.7 75.0 15.3 5.1 400.4 4.7 61.5
46 (50) Goldsmiths 63 82.9 89.6 68.6 13.8 4.4 358.6 7.2 56.2
47 (32) Leicester 62.3 86.3 86.7 68.0 12.9 7.4 390.0 5.0 71.9
48 (45) Queen’s, Belfast 62.2 89.7 91.3 74.3 15.1 4.6 388.3 6.2 78.7
48 (73) Derby 62.2 86.2 88.8 77.2 14.8 6.0 305.3 5.4 60.2
50 (68) Northumbria 61.7 87.6 87.6 75.4 17.1 3.9 363.9 6.2 66.3
51 (33) Strathclyde 61.5 84.5 87.1 62.0 19.4 6.7 475.9 4.8 72.2
52 (72) Bradford 61.2 85.3 83.1 73.5 16.0 5.3 321.4 6.6 75.1
53 (51) Nottingham Trent 61.1 88.9 89.0 79.3 16.7 4.2 306.3 5.7 67.7
53 (44) University of the Arts London 61.1 76.7 80.4 74.2 17.0 9.9 323.1 5.7 58.5
55 (57) Bangor 60.5 90.4 90.6 78.1 16.9 4.3 343.8 4.0 67.9
56 (54) Lincoln 60.4 83.9 86.2 72.2 15.7 4.1 339.5 4.3 70.3
57 (48) Oxford Brookes 60.3 88.6 90.1 78.3 18.3 3.9 338.0 6.4 68.9
58 (65) Stirling 60.2 86.4 88.0 68.6 14.9 3.8 376.9 6.2 73.3
59 (59) Liverpool 60.1 86.7 87.8 71.9 11.8 6.8 395.2 5.7 76.5
60 (77) Manchester Met 59.5 84.2 85.6 75.9 15.6 3.5 347.9 5.1 62.8
61 (65) De Montfort 58.5 84.0 87.0 75.7 18.6 4.1 292.8 5.9 77.3
62 (47) Essex 57.7 87.6 88.2 77.2 16.5 3.6 299.9 6.2 64.5
63 (75) Winchester 57.3 90.6 91.4 77.6 16.7 2.7 295.3 6.2 61.6
64 (69) Edge Hill 57.2 86.3 89.7 78.8 14.8 4.1 327.9 5.4 64.1
65 (69) Chester 57 86.7 87.5 74.7 14.0 5.4 304.3 4.0 64.2
66 (61) Bath Spa 56.7 89.1 90.5 81.7 18.5 5.1 321.7 5.3 54.9
66 (88) Anglia Ruskin 56.7 86.0 89.1 77.1 17.3 8.1 256.4 4.9 65.0
68 (79) UWE Bristol 56.5 85.5 87.4 71.6 18.5 3.7 323.9 6.6 70.9
69 (83) Staffordshire 55.3 81.8 84.8 75.3 15.7 5.8 265.6 5.6 58.1
70 (64) Edinburgh Napier 55.1 83.5 86.7 72.0 20.1 3.7 349.8 7.7 69.5
71 (54) Hull 55 86.4 87.1 72.1 16.2 4.8 344.6 5.1 66.9
72 (54) Gloucestershire 54.9 83.6 87.2 72.8 18.3 5.7 326.1 6.6 55.8
73 (61) Northampton 54.7 85.7 87.4 77.1 18.6 5.0 280.7 6.3 62.3
74 (81) Middlesex 54.5 81.8 82.8 73.6 16.3 7.1 300.8 4.6 64.3
75 (71) Chichester 54.3 87.0 90.7 76.2 16.0 3.1 304.9 5.5 58.0
76 (87) Plymouth 54.2 87.7 89.9 77.0 16.4 5.2 314.3 6.0 59.8
77 (53) Brunel 54.1 84.5 83.7 71.9 15.7 4.4 349.6 5.3 63.0
77 (59) Huddersfield 54.1 88.8 88.0 77.5 20.6 3.5 332.3 5.1 73.9
79 (82) Ulster 53.9 90.9 89.6 77.9 17.1 4.3 307.7 5.2 63.9
79 (63) Bournemouth 53.9 76.4 82.6 66.0 17.3 5.7 321.8 7.1 66.3
79 (104) Liverpool Hope 53.9 87.6 89.8 80.3 16.2 2.6 305.2 3.7 54.1
79 (109) Sunderland 53.9 83.1 85.4 75.9 16.3 6.9 290.5 4.6 62.6
83 (90) Salford 53.6 82.6 85.2 74.5 16.7 4.0 334.5 5.5 59.2
84 (58) Liverpool John Moores 53.5 85.5 86.4 76.0 18.1 3.5 345.4 6.0 63.5
85 (93) Abertay Dundee 53.4 87.4 88.2 72.4 19.3 2.6 346.8 6.7 65.7
86 (74) Sheffield Hallam 53.1 85.0 87.1 73.3 16.5 5.3 305.9 6.1 61.8
87 (85) Central Lancashire 52.6 85 86.5 74.2 16.8 5.8 322.9 4.7 62.9
88 (84) Leeds Trinity 52.4 83.7 87.8 78.7 21.6 2.9 286.5 7.0 65.7
88 (97) Kingston 52.4 82 82.2 69.8 19.3 5.0 290.7 4.9 60.7
90 (78) Roehampton 52.3 83.5 85.2 72.3 14.9 5.9 275.8 5.7 60.8
91 (67) Brighton 51.3 84.2 85.3 69.2 17.4 3.7 304.7 5.1 66.9
91 (95) Cardiff Met 51.3 78.9 82.4 71.2 17.9 4.5 318.1 5.8 60.7
93 (105) Bolton 51.1 82.1 85.7 75.3 15.9 4.3 290.2 4.4 60.2
94 (79) Hertfordshire 51 85.5 86.8 70.4 17.5 4.2 300.7 4.9 75.0
95 (108) Worcester 50.6 87.3 87.9 71.9 17.3 2.9 302.9 6.4 63.7
96 (94) West London 50.3 72.9 79.0 68.1 15.6 5.6 300.0 5.4 60.6
97 (99) University Campus Suffolk 48.7 84.1 86.0 78.9 20.0 308.2 2.3 55.4
98 (92) Greenwich 48.6 80.7 83.6 71.5 18.6 3.7 337.6 5.3 58.0
99 (89) Glasgow Caledonian 48.4 83.6 84.0 65.6 21.1 3.9 386.8 5.6 70.1
100 (114) Southampton Solent 48.2 81.7 82.7 70.3 16.9 4.3 278.8 5.7 54.6
101 (76) Queen Margaret 47.4 84.1 87.4 66.5 18.3 2.6 351.9 6.5 60.2
102 (91) Teesside 47.3 85.0 88.0 75.7 17.4 5.8 305.5 3.7 60.0
103 (115) West of Scotland 47.2 86.7 87.0 73.5 19.8 3.2 326.9 5.9 65.7
104 (107) York St John 46.8 86.7 88.8 75.2 18.5 4.2 301.7 4.2 65.5
105 (86) Birmingham City 45.2 80.6 82.6 72.0 19.1 4.8 316.4 5.5 64.9
106 (100) St Mary’s, Twickenham 45.1 92.1 92.8 72.6 20.2 4.6 293.3 3.3 66.5
107 (111) London South Bank 44.5 80.8 82.8 71.2 17.2 4.3 257.1 5.2 68.0
108 (110) Aberystwyth 43.6 82.4 85.2 69.9 19.1 4.7 289.8 3.5 62.6
109 (101) Canterbury Christ Church 43.5 84.9 86.4 72.7 16.0 3.0 276.2 5.4 58.1
110 (112) Newman 43.3 92.7 90.8 77.2 16.9 3.4 299.4 3.3 55.0
111 (113) South Wales 42.6 79.8 84.1 70.3 16.8 3.2 319.0 4.7 57.6
112 (101) Westminster 40.9 81.3 80.8 68.5 19.8 4.1 318.3 6.2 55.1
113 (98) Bedfordshire 40.5 81.6 84.2 76.1 17.4 5.9 239.8 3.4 58.5
114 (116) Leeds Beckett 40.2 82.7 86.0 72.1 20.7 3.7 292.6 5.0 58.0
115 (106) East London 37.7 75.9 78.5 67.9 20.0 4.9 278.5 5.8 45.5
116 (119) Bucks New University 37 81.7 85.6 74.1 17.6 3.4 259.8 3.5 57.4
117 (96) Cumbria 36.2 82.0 86.4 76.2 19.7 2.6 292.1 4.4 64.6
118 (118) London Met 35.7 78.3 81.3 71.2 17.4 2.9 250.4 3.9 47.4
119 (103) Glyndwr 30.5 76.1 82.5 71.9 22.1 3.0 249.7 3.9 67.1

 

 

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