UK University League Table 2010

The 2010 Independent Complete University Guide ranks all UK universities based on 9 performance indicators including Student Satisfaction, Research, Entry Standards, Student Staff Ratio, Academic Services Spend, Facilities Spend, Good Honours, Graduate Prospects and Completion data.

A number of institutions has made significant improvement in the ranking.
  • Durham is the Top 5 university now, up a place from the 2009 league table.
  • Edinburgh and Southampton moved into Top 20 this year.
  • Robert Gordon moved up from 61st to Top 50.
  • Heriot-Watt University moved into Top 40 in the UK and Top 4 in Scotland this year, ahead of Strathclyde, Aberdeen and Dundee.
  • Hertfordshire jumped up from 54th to 45th.
  • Liverpool up from 42nd to 34th.
  • Leeds moved into Top 30 (from 32nd).
Universities dropped in the rankings:
  • SOAS dropped from Top 10 to 15th now.
  • Leicester from 12th to 20th.
  • Glasgow from 16th to 26th.
  • Loughborough from 13th to 18th.
  • Essex from 25th to 30th.
List of Top 30 universities (Out of 113 UK institutions):

1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 Imperial College
4 London School of Economics
5 Durham
6 Warwick
7 St Andrews
8 University College London
9 Bath
10 York
11 Edinburgh
12 Lancaster
13 Southampton
13 Aston
15 SOAS
16 Bristol
17 King's College London
18 Loughborough
19 Nottingham
20 Leicester
21 Exeter
22 Sheffield
22 Royal Holloway
24 Newcastle
25 Sussex
26 Glasgow
27 Birmingham
28 Manchester
28 Leeds
30 Essex

Source: Complete University Guide

* Next: Complete University Guide 2011