Rankings and league tables
We’re committed to the continued improvement of our excellent research, teaching, employability and student experience. Rankings provide independent recognition of areas we’re proud of as a university, and the progress we’re constantly striving to deliver.
*Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all institutions listed in the Guardian University Guide league tables.
*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions tracked by the Guardian Newspaper, when data published in the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey is analysed and used to create a ranking.
Key subject rankings by UK league table
The Complete University Guide 2024
|1st||Information Technology and Systems|
|1st||Tourism, Transport, Travel and Heritage Studies|
|7th||Manufacturing and Production Engineering|
The Guardian University Guide 2024
|4th||Languages and linguistics|
|5th||Drama and dance|
|6th||Nutrition and food science|
|8th||Hospitality, event management and tourism|
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
Key subject rankings by international league table
QS World University Subject Rankings 2023
|International position||UK position||Subject|
|15th||1st||Hospitality and leisure management|
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023
We are 2nd for hospitality and tourism management in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023. We also ranked in the top 100 for the following subjects:
- Business and administration
- Computer science
- Electrical and electronic engineering
- Telecommunication engineering
- Transportation science and technology.
Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings 2024
We are ranked 74th in the world for law
We are ranked 90th in the world for business and economics