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.

Employability rankings

*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.

UK rankings at a glance

Key subject rankings by UK league table

The Complete University Guide 2025

1stInformation Technology and Systems
1stParamedic Science
1stTourism, Transport, Travel and Heritage Studies
3rdIberian Languages
4thFood Science
5thVeterinary Medicine
9thManufacturing and Production Engineering
10thDrama Dance and Cinematics

The Guardian University Guide 2024

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Key subject rankings by international league table

QS World University Subject Rankings 2024

International positionUK positionSubject
15th1stHospitality and leisure management
17th4thPetroleum engineering

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
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Sociology
  • 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