Guides and rankings
|The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide||2017||12||127||National|
|The Guardian University Guide||2017||10||119||National|
|The Complete University Guide||2017||11||127||National|
|Whatuni Student Choice Awards||2016||19||125||National|
|QS World University Rankings||2016/17||159||800||International|
|Times Higher Education World University Rankings||2016/17||251-300||980||International|
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 ranked us 7th nationally for graduate prospects and 5th for student retention.
The Guide places us 12th out of 128 institutions. It highlights how 85.4% of our students secure employment, or pursue further study, within six months of graduating. And that they earn some of the highest average starting salaries - more than £26,000.
The Guardian University Guide
We are 10th in the Guardian University Guide 2017.
The guide ranks universities in eight key areas, including satisfaction with the course, student-to-staff ratio, and graduate prospects.
Complete University Guide
We rank joint 11th overall out of 127 UK universities in the 2017 Complete University Guide.
The guide uses ten factors to score each university and we performed well in a number of areas, including being scored 7th for graduate prospects and 10th for entry standards.
It also publishes individual subject rankings using four measures: student satisfaction, research quality, entry standards and graduate prospects.
Whatuni Student Choice Awards
We are ranked 3rd for job prospects and 19th overall in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2016.
These awards are based on reviews submitted by more than 25,000 students across the UK. This year, 125 institutions received enough reviews to be ranked.
In their reviews, students praised our work placements, careers fairs, workshops and 'general emphasis and enthusiasm for helping students find the right career'.
QS World University Rankings
In the QS World University Rankings 2016/2017 we have an overall ranking of 159 from over 800 universities internationally.
The Times Higher Education
In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2016/17, we have an overall ranking of 251-300 from 980 universities internationally.
In the 2016 Leiden Ranking we rose to 154th in the world for the proportion of our publications that, compared with other publications in their same field and year, were in the top 10% most frequently cited.
The Leiden Ranking measures the scientific performance of 842 universities worldwide. Using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators, the ranking aims to provide highly accurate measurements of the scientific impact of universities and of universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration.
The ranking is based on over 25 years of bibliometric experience at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden University.