Published today (1 May, 2019), the rankings see Cambridge as the leading UK institution for the ninth consecutive year with Oxford retaining second place.
The main University League Table is based on 10 measures: entry standards; student satisfaction, research quality; research intensity; graduate prospects; student-staff ratio; spending on academic services; spending on student facilities; good Honours degrees; and completion. It includes 131 institutions.
In separate listings covering 70 subjects, only four universities come top in more than two: Cambridge is first in 27 subjects; Oxford is top in nine subjects.
Glasgow is third and comes top in the subject rankings in seven subjects:
- Veterinary Medicine
- Accounting & Finance
- Drama, Dance & Cinematics
St Andrews is top in four. Strathclyde has lost first place in six of its seven subjects last year and now only tops one table: Pharmacology & Pharmacy.
The 70 subject tables are based on five measures - entry standards; student satisfaction; research quality; research intensity; and graduate prospects - and include 143 universities, university colleges and specialist higher education institutions.
The Principal of the University of Glasgow, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, said: “I am delighted to see Glasgow rising through the rankings of the Complete University Guide 2020 and would like to pay tribute to the hard work, dedication and talent across the University. While all higher education league tables have to be treated with a degree of caution, it is nonetheless gratifying to receive external endorsement for the University’s joint effort. My congratulations to everyone who works in the seven subject areas in which we have been rated first across the UK - and to all those who strive every day to make a real difference in their areas.”