Cambridge is ranked No. 1 again among the top UK universities in the Guardian University Guide 2013, followed by Oxford in second place and London School of Economics in third place nationally.
The University of St Andrews is ranked 4th in the UK, and is also the only Scottish institution to feature in the top 10 of the annual examination of 120 universities in the UK. In the subject rankings, Theology and Religious Studies is rated top in the UK, while three subjects (Computer Science & IT, Mathematics and Politics) are rated 2nd overall. Other top ranked subject areas include: History, History of Art and Physics (3rd); Chemistry, Classics and Philosophy (4th); Anthropology, Business & Management Studies, Earth & Marine Science and English (5th), Geography & Environmental Sciences and Modern Languages (7th) and Psychology (9th).
Aston University is ranked 27th in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2013, with three subject areas rated among the UK's top 10: Pharmacy and Pharmacology: 9th , Sociology: 9th, Electrical and Electronic Engineering: 10th. Other subject areas rated in the UK's top 15 include: Anatomy and Physiology (Optometry and Audiology) (12th); Chemical Engineering (12th) and Modern Languages and Linguistics (14th).
Heriot-Watt University is now ranked among the top 20 UK universities, up seven places from 27th last year.
The Top 20 UK universities:
4 St Andrews
20 Heriot Watt
* Suggested Reading: Complete University Guide 2013