The Complete University Guide: Top 10 universities by subject

 

(For the full University Ranking for each subject see www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk )

Accounting & Finance

1. Warwick 
2. London School of Economics 
3. Bath
4. Strathclyde
5. Leeds  6. Lancaster 
7. Loughborough 
8. Exeter 
9. Southampton 
10. Bristol

 

Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

1. Cambridge 
2. Bristol 
3. Imperial College London 
4. Surrey 
5. Bath 
6. Sheffield 
7. Southampton 
8. Birmingham 
9. Loughborough 
10. Nottingham

 

Agriculture & Forestry

1. Glasgow 
2. Nottingham 
3. Reading 
4. Harper Adams 
5. Newcastle 
6. Queen's, Belfast 
7. Bangor 
8. Aberdeen 
9. Aberystwyth 
10. West of England, Bristol

 

American Studies

1. Warwick 
2. Leicester 
3. Sussex 
4. Manchester 
5. Birmingham 
6. King's College London 
7. Nottingham 
8. Edinburgh 
9. East Anglia 
10. Essex

 

Anatomy & Physiology

1. Cambridge 
2. University College London 
3. Oxford 
4. Cardiff 
5. Bristol 
6. Manchester 
7. Edinburgh 
8. Dundee 
9. East London 
10. Ulster

 

Anthropology

1. Cambridge 
2. Oxford 
3. St Andrews 
4. London School of Economics 
5. SOAS 
6. Liverpool 
7. Durham 
8. Sussex 
9. Edinburgh 
10. University College London

 

Archaeology

1. Cambridge 
2. Durham 
3. University College London 
4. Oxford 
5. Robert Gordon 
6. York 
7. Sheffield 
8. Exeter 
9. Leicester 
10. Liverpool

 

Architecture

1. Cambridge 
2. Bath 
3. Sheffield 
4. Cardiff 
5. University College London 
6. Liverpool 
7. Newcastle 
8. Edinburgh 
9. Strathclyde 
10. Manchester School of Architecture

 

Art & Design

1. University College London 
2. Oxford 
3. Edinburgh 
4. Lancaster 
5. Brunel 
6. Heriot-Watt 
7. Kent 
8. Newcastle 
9. Loughborough 
10. Leeds

 

Biological Sciences

1. Cambridge 
2. Oxford 
3. Imperial College London 
4. Sheffield 
5. Bristol 
6. Durham 
7. York 
8. Manchester 
9. Surrey 
10. Bath

 

Building

1. Loughborough 
2. University College London 
3. Nottingham
4. Liverpool 
5. Manchester 
6. Heriot-Watt 
7. Reading 
8. De Montfort 
9. Northumbria 
10. Glasgow Caledonian

 

Business Studies

1. Cambridge 
2. Imperial College London 
3. Bath 
4. London School of Economics 
5. Warwick 
6. Loughborough 
7. St Andrews 
8. Lancaster 
9. City 
10. Nottingham

 

Celtic Studies

1. Cardiff 
2. Bangor 
3. Aberystwyth 
4. Ulster 
5. Glasgow 
6. Cambridge 
7. Queen's, Belfast 
8. Edinburgh 
9. Swansea 
10. Aberdeen

 

Chemical Engineering

1. Cambridge 
2. Imperial College London 
3. Manchester 
4. Sheffield 
5. Birmingham 
6. Edinburgh 
7. University College London 
8. Loughborough 
9. Newcastle 
10. Surrey

 

Chemistry

1. Cambridge 
2. Oxford 
3. Durham 
4. Imperial College London 
5. York 
6. St Andrews 
7. Southampton 
8. Warwick 
9. Edinburgh 
10. Bristol

 

Civil Engineering

1. Imperial College London 
2. Cambridge 
3. Bristol 
4. Sheffield 
5. Bath 
6. Dundee 
7. Cardiff 
8. Southampton 
9. Queen's, Belfast 
10. Surrey

 

Classics & Ancient History

1. Oxford 
2. Cambridge 
3. University College London 
4. Durham 
5. St Andrews 
6. Bristol 
7. King's College London 
8. Warwick 
9. Exeter 
10. Edinburgh

 

Communication & Media Studies

1. Warwick 
2. Sheffield 
3. Leicester 
4. Loughborough 
5. Goldsmiths College 
6. Southampton 
7. Cardiff 
8. Leeds 
9. Sussex 
10. Bournemouth

 

Computer Science

1. Cambridge 
2. Oxford 
3. Imperial College London 
4. Bristol 
5. Southampton 
6. Edinburgh 
7. York 
8. University College London 
9. Warwick 
10. Bath

 

Dentistry

1. Sheffield 
2. Birmingham 
3. Liverpool 
4. Newcastle 
5. Dundee 
6. Manchester 
7. Glasgow 
8. Bristol 
9. Queen's, Belfast 
10. Cardiff

 

Drama, Dance & Cinematics

1. Warwick 
2. King's College London 
3. Queen Mary 
4. Manchester 
5. Lancaster 
6. Central School of Speech and Drama 
7. Royal Holloway 
8. Bristol 
9. Birmingham 
10. Sussex

 

East & South Asian Studies

1. Cambridge 
2. Oxford 
3. SOAS 
4. Cardiff 
5. Nottingham 
6. Sheffield 
7. Manchester 
8. Edinburgh 
9. Leeds 
10. Oxford Brookes

 

Economics

1. Oxford 
2. London School of Economics 
3. Cambridge 
4. Warwick 
5. University College London 
6. Durham 
7. Bath 
8. Nottingham 
9. St Andrews 
10. Bristol

 

Education

1. Cambridge 
2. East Anglia 
3. Stirling 
4. Edinburgh 
5. Nottingham 
6. Glasgow 
7. Durham 
8. Warwick 
9. Aberdeen 
10. Canterbury Christ Church


Electrical & Electronic Engineering

1. Cambridge 
2. Southampton 
3. Imperial College London 
4. Surrey 
5. Bristol 
6. Sheffield 
7. Bath 
8. Edinburgh 
9. Strathclyde 
10. University College London

 

English

1. Oxford 
2. University College London 
3. Durham 
4. Cambridge 
5. Warwick 
6. York 
7. Bristol 
8. St Andrews 
9. Exeter 
10. King's College London

 

Food Science

1. King's College London 
2. Newcastle 
3. Nottingham 
4. Reading 
5. Surrey 
6. Harper Adams 
7. Coventry 
8. Plymouth 
9. Leeds 
10. Ulster

 

French

1. Oxford 
2. Cambridge 
3. St Andrews 
4. Durham 
5. King's College London 
6. Lancaster 
7. Warwick 
8. Leeds 
9. Bath 
10. Southampton

 

General Engineering

1. Oxford 
2. Cambridge 
3. Durham 
4. Nottingham 
5. Warwick 
6. Southampton 
7. Cardiff 
8. Brighton 
9. Exeter 
10. Nottingham Trent

 

Geography & Environmental Science

1. Cambridge 
2. Bristol 
3. London School of Economics 
4. Oxford 
5. St Andrews 
6. Durham 
7. University College London 
8. Southampton 
9. King's College London 
10. Lancaster

 

Geology

1. Cambridge 
2. St Andrews 
3. Oxford 
4. Imperial College London 
5. Bristol
6. University College London 
7. Glasgow 
8. Durham 
9. Edinburgh 
10. Southampton

 

German

1. Oxford 
2. Cambridge 
3. Durham 
4. St Andrews 
5. Leeds 
6. Liverpool 
7. Lancaster 
8. Newcastle 
9. King's College London 
10. University College London

 

History

1. London School of Economics 
2. Oxford 
3. Durham 
4. Cambridge 
5. Warwick 
6. University College London 
7. King's College London 
8. St Andrews 
9. York 
10. Sheffield

 

History of Art, Architecture & Design

1. Cambridge 
2. Oxford 
3. Courtauld Institute 
4. St Andrews 
5. Sussex 
6. York 
7. Edinburgh 
8. Glasgow 
9. University College London 
10. Essex

 

Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism

1. Stirling 
2. Surrey 
3. Loughborough 
4. Strathclyde 
5. Aberystwyth 
6. Kent 
7. Robert Gordon 
8. Bournemouth 
9. Oxford Brookes 
10. Queen Margaret

 

Iberian Languages

1. Cambridge 
2. Durham 
3. Oxford 
4. Bath 
5. Lancaster 
6. King's College London 
7. St Andrews 
8. Nottingham 
9. Newcastle 
10. Bristol

 

Italian

1. Cambridge 
2. Oxford 
3. Bristol 
4. Sussex 
5. Lancaster 
6. University College London 
7. Durham 
8. Leeds 
9. Warwick 
10. Manchester

 

Land & Property Management

1. Cambridge 
2. Reading 
3. Glasgow 
4. Aberystwyth 
5. Sheffield Hallam 
6. West of England, Bristol 
7. Northumbria 
8. Oxford Brookes 
9. Ulster 
10. Birmingham City

 

Law

1. Oxford 
2. Cambridge 
3. University College London 
4. London School of Economics 
5. Nottingham 
6. Durham 
7. Queen Mary 
8. Glasgow 
9. Bristol 
10. Edinburgh

 

Librarianship & Information Management

1. Sheffield 
2. Loughborough 
3. Robert Gordon 
4. Aberystwyth 
5. Brunel 
6. Leeds Metropolitan 
7. Brighton 
8. Staffordshire 
9. Northumbria 
10. Manchester Metropolitan

 

Linguistics

1. Oxford 
2. Cambridge 
3. Edinburgh 
4. University College London 
5. Queen Mary 
6. Sheffield 
7. SOAS 
8. Cardiff 
9. York 
10. Lancaster

 

Materials Technology

1. Cambridge 
2. Imperial College London 
3. Surrey 
4. Nottingham 
5. Sheffield 
6. Birmingham 
7. Liverpool 
8. Exeter 
9. Swansea 
10. Loughborough

 

Mathematics

1. Oxford 
2. Cambridge 
3. Warwick 
4. Imperial College London 
5. Bath 
6. Durham 
7. St Andrews 
8. London School of Economics 
9. Bristol 
10. University College London

 

Mechanical Engineering

1. Cambridge 
2. Imperial College London 
3. Sheffield 
4. Bristol 
5. Southampton 
6. Loughborough 
7. Strathclyde 
8. Surrey 
9. Newcastle 
10. Bath

 

Medicine

1. Oxford 
2. Edinburgh 
3. Imperial College London 
4. Durham 
5. Cambridge 
6. Newcastle 
7. Aberdeen 
8. Hull-York 
9. Birmingham 
10. Glasgow

 

Middle Eastern & African Studies

1. Cambridge 
2. Edinburgh 
3. Durham 
4. SOAS 
5. Exeter 
6. St Andrews 
7. Manchester 
8. Westminster 
9. Birmingham 
10. Leeds

 

Music

1. Cambridge 
2. Oxford 
3. Manchester 
4. King's College London 
5. Royal Holloway 
6. York 
7. Royal Academy of Music 
8. Bristol 
9. Durham 
10. Birmingham

 

Nursing

1. Edinburgh 
2. York 
3. Southampton 
4. Nottingham 
5. Leeds 
6. Manchester 
7. Surrey 
8. Ulster 
9. King's College London 
10. Cardiff

 

Other Subjects Allied to Medicine

1. Aston 
2. Cardiff 
3. Manchester 
4. Lancaster 
5. Leeds 
6. Glasgow 
7. King's College London 
8. Nottingham 
9. University College London 
10. Bradford

 

Physics & Astronomy

1. Cambridge 
2. Oxford 
3. St Andrews 
4. Imperial College London 
5. Durham 
6. Glasgow 
7. Birmingham 
8. Lancaster 
9. Warwick 
10. Southampton

 

Philosophy

1. Oxford 
2. London School of Economics 
3. Cambridge 
4. Durham 
5. University College London 
6. Bristol 
7. King's College London 
8. St Andrews 
9. York 
10. Newcastle

 

Pharmacology & Pharmacy

1. Nottingham 
2. East Anglia 
3. Queen's, Belfast 
4. Aston 
5. Manchester 
6. Bath 
7. Cardiff 
8. Robert Gordon 
9. University College London 
10. School of Pharmacy

 

Politics

1. Oxford 
2. Sheffield 
3. London School of Economics 
4. Cambridge 
5. SOAS 
6. St Andrews 
7. Warwick 
8. King's College London 
9. Durham 
10. Bath

 

Psychology

1. Cambridge 
2. Oxford 
3. University College London 
4. Bath 
5. Bristol 
6. Sheffield 
7. York 
8. Royal Holloway 
9. Durham 
10. Warwick

 

Russian & East European Languages

1. Oxford 
2. Cambridge 
3. Bristol 
4. University College London 
5. Durham 
6. Bath 
7. Queen Mary 
8. St Andrews 
9. Exeter 
10. Sheffield

 

Social Policy

1. London School of Economics 
2. Bolton 
3. Edinburgh 
4. Bristol 
5. Lancaster 
6. Sheffield 
7. Bath 
8. Glasgow 
9. Leeds 
10. Loughborough

 

Social Work

1. Queen's, Belfast 
2. Lancaster 
3. Bath 
4. York 
5. Sheffield 
6. Sussex 
7. Birmingham 
8. Edinburgh 
9. Keele 
10. Swansea

 

Sociology

1. Cambridge 
2. Warwick 
3. London School of Economics 
4. Bath 
5. Durham 
6. Edinburgh 
7. Surrey 
8. Bristol 
9. Leeds 
10. Sussex

 

Sports Science

1. Loughborough 
2. Bath 
3. Durham 
4. Exeter 
5. Birmingham 
6. Edinburgh 
7. Leeds 
8. Brighton 
9. Brunel 
10. Bangor

 

Theology & Religious Studies

1. Oxford 
2. Cambridge 
3. Durham 
4. St Andrews 
5. Edinburgh 
6. Aberdeen 
7. Glasgow
8. Nottingham 
9. King's College London 
10. Lampeter

 

Town & Country Planning and Landscape

1. Cambridge 
2. Reading 
3. Sheffield 
4. De Montfort 
5. Leeds 
6. Newcastle 
7. Cardiff 
8. University College London 
9. Loughborough 
10. Dundee

 

Veterinary Medicine

1. Liverpool 
2. Cambridge 
3. Glasgow 
4. Royal Veterinary College 
5. Nottingham 
6. Edinburgh 
7. Bristol

* This analysis of the results of the Research Assessment Exercise 2008 makes use of contextual data supplied under contract by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).  It is a contractual condition that this statement should be published in conjunction with the analysis.  HESA holds no data specifying which or how many staff have been regarded by each institution as eligible for inclusion in RAE 2008, and no data on the assignment to Units of Assessment of those eligible staff not included.  Further, the data that HESA does hold is not an adequate basis on which to estimate eligible staff numbers, whether for an institution as a whole, or disaggregated by Units of Assessment, or by some broader subject-based grouping.

* For the full University Ranking for each subject see www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

* Copyright www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk 2010

* For further facts and figures please see www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk

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